How do I measure my ketone levels?
There are three ways to measure ketone levels:
- Blood Ketone Test
- Pros: The most accurate measurement available.
- Cons: Requires a handheld device (i.e., FreeStyle or Keto Mojo) and test strips, which can be expensive. You have to take a finger-prick blood sample.
- Urine Ketone Test Strips
- Pros: Cheap, available in many pharmacies, and non-invasive.
- Cons: Less accurate than blood. Over time, the body adapts to excrete fewer ketones in the urine.
- Breath Acetone Meter
- Pros: Once you buy the device, it’s free each time you test.
- Cons: Requires a handheld device (i.e. Ketonix). Breath tests are less accurate than blood.
When taking ketone supplements or following a keto diet, you should check your ketone levels on a regular basis. Testing can help you determine if your method is effective.
Learn more here: Top 3 Ways To Test For Ketosis