Ketone strips provide a fast, convenient way of testing urine for the presence and concentration of ketones (acetoacetate).
They are the most inexpensive and easiest way to measure if your body is in ketosis. When you expose a ketone strip to your urine, the pad on the stick will change color if ketones are present and the severity of the color change will indicate the approximate concentration of ketones in your blood.
A diet low in carbohydrates promotes the use of ketones from fats rather than glucose as the primary source of energy for the body. When the body produces a steady state of ketones, you are in a metabolic state of ketosis. These test strips will help you identify whether you are in ketosis and in just 15 seconds!
Each bottle contains 100 test strips, so you'll never run out.
For people with diabetes, a lack of sufficient insulin prevents the body from using glucose properly. When cells in the body are unable to get the glucose, the body begins to break down fat into ketones for energy. When this happens, ketones are produced and enter the bloodstream. If this persists for long enough, it can cause a chemical imbalance called diabetic ketoacidosis.
These test strips can help you identify whether your ketone levels are safe. If ketone levels are high, contact your doctor immediately!