THE SCIENCE BEHIND BREATH KETONE LEVELS
The LEVL team spent seven years developing a sensor that reliably measures a ketone body in exhaled breath to calculate your state of ketosis. Our team has leveraged half a century of proven breath science research into one device that seamlessly connects to your mobile device. Now, thanks to breath ketone level research, you have real-time, easy-to-access information that allows you to monitor your fat loss.
Ketosis is the state in which our bodies break down fat molecules for use as energy. By living a ketogenic lifestyle, an individual trains their body to burn fat rather than carbohydrates, which is known in the keto community as becoming “fat-adapted.” Simply put, your body loves carbs because they’re the simplest source of fuel. Significantly reduce or eliminate carbohydrates from your diet, and the body will turn to its next best option: fat.
HOW THE BODY WORKS
LEVL clinical scientist Joe Anderson, Ph.D. explains ketosis and fat metabolism.
HOW LEVL WORKS WITH THE BODY
LEVL clinical scientist Joe Anderson, Ph.D. explains how the measurement of breath acetone levels offers insights into the body’s fat burning capabilities.
HOW DOES MY BODY BURN FAT?
When the body is burning fat for energy, it is in a state called ketosis. During ketosis, the body generates molecules called ketones, one of which is acetone. Because of its small size, acetone appears in our exhaled breath as an indicator of fat burn. That’s where the LEVL device comes in. We’ve developed a sensor that can detect trace amounts of acetone in your breath. This makes monitoring whether or not your body is burning fat easy and predictable.
HOW DOES LEVL WORK?
Previous clinical research demonstrates a correlation between the amount of acetone detected in the breath and body fat burned, giving you a reliable indicator of fat loss. LEVL is designed from a half century of ketone breath science to detect trace amounts of acetone in your breath when your body is burning fat. Simply breathe into LEVL. Your breath is captured and analyzed by our groundbreaking nanosensor, providing you with an instant measurement of your body’s acetone concentration.
THE SCALE ISN’T MOVING. HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M BURNING FAT?
Body weight is a combination of several factors: water, muscle, and fat. It can be deeply frustrating to rely on a traditional scale to detect fat loss. Most scales just measure overall body weight without pinpointing whether you’re losing water, muscle, or fat. That’s why the LEVL device is so exciting. Now you can track your rate of fat loss regardless of what the scale shows.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE CHANGES IN BREATH ACETONE CONCENTRATION?
When your body increases the amount of fat it uses for energy relative to the amount of carbohydrates, your breath acetone concentration ramps up. This increase happens over the course of 3-7 days, until you reach an elevated level of breath acetone. Use the LEVL device to monitor how diet and exercise are impacting acetone in your body so you can be sure you’re burning the maximum amount of fat. If your diet becomes high in calories or high in carbohydrates, your body will become less dependent on fat for energy. This will result in an acetone concentration reduction over the course of 1-2 days.
While acetone measurements in breath have been studied for over 50 years, efforts over the last 20 years have better explained the relationship between breath acetone and fat loss. The LEVL device offers a tool to quickly quantify the rate of fat loss.
LEVL Clinical Scientist, Joe Anderson Ph.D. emphasizes the significance of breath acetone measurement as it applies to the weight loss in his review, Measuring Breath Acetone for Monitoring Fat Loss in Obesity – A Research Journal.
Fat, body fat and fat burning are different and complex elements that impact your health. The LEVL device will make it easier to manage what is really going on in your body. Bodies are composed of more than fat and muscle, they also include bones, water and other things that make you unique! Body fat is the ratio of fat compared to everything else.