LEVL has built a transformative platform to non-invasively measure ketone bodies in exhaled breath. By providing a single breath sample to this FDA Class I product, users can calculate, monitor, and track their level of ketosis. This measurement closes the feedback loop to ensure individuals are reaching a level of ketosis required for their therapeutic or wellness needs.
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Which LEVL device is for me – LEVLhome or LEVLpro?
The LEVLhome device is designed for two users in a home environment. If you’re working with a wellness professional who has a LEVLpro device, your personalized insights can be shared for enhanced coaching.
The LEVLpro device is for wellness professionals. With the LEVLpro dashboard, wellness professionals are able to track clients’ data whether using the device at their facility or with the client’s personal device.
Why should I monitor my state of ketosis?
Are you retaining water? Have you lost muscle? Or are you actually burning fat? There are a lot of things affecting us every day that a single number on a scale can’t tell you, and it can get frustrating to switch things up, then “wait and see” only to discover a certain routine isn’t working. By measuring and tracking your daily fat-burn from the inside, you can begin to paint a picture of your body’s reaction to food and exercise in real time, long before outward signs of fat-loss become noticeable. This means that instead of repeatedly going back to the drawing board, you can begin to predict how changes in routine will affect fat-loss. Much more transparent, right? We like it that way.
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What is PPM?
PPM is an abbreviation that means of Parts Per Million. The LEVL device is measuring PPM of acetone in exhaled breath.
What is an elevated fat burning state or ketosis?
“Keto” is shorthand for “ketosis,” 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. Like the paleo diet, this means consuming high protein, full-fat foods with little processing or added sugars. Sound like a pretty delicious way to lose weight? That’s because it can be! Once you kick carbs and chemically altered “fat-free” foods to the curb, your body’s metabolism will begin to become fat-adapted. Combined with the right exercise plan, you have a recipe for long-term wellness and healthy fat loss.
Based on scientific research, a breath measurement of 2PPM or greater indicates an elevated state of fat metabolism that should correspond to a loss of at least ½ lb. of body fat per week (based on a calorie restricted diet). Learn more from LEVL Clinical Scientist Joe Anderson, Ph.D.
What do the results mean?
While the goal for elevated fat metabolism is 2PPM, acetone concentrations in healthy individuals can range from roughly 1PPM to 100PPM.
How often should I take a measurement?
At least one measurement a day is recommended, and there is no limit to the number you can take in a day. The LEVL device measurements offer a snapshot of your ketosis over the last 24 hours. The more measurements you take, the more you know about the effects of your wellness choices.
Should I take a measurement during or immediately after exercise?
A LEVL device measurement gives a snapshot of the last 24 hours so measurements will not change drastically during exercise. Our scientific data does show that when the body is using fat as its primary fuel source (vs. carbs) during exercise, the LEVL device measurement may drop immediately after intense exercise.
Do I need to follow a certain weight loss program?
Not every food or diet plan affects people the same way. While ice cream may significantly slow one individual’s fat burn, another may be more affected by white rice. Research ways of eating like Whole30, paleo and keto, and keep a food diary for comparison with your LEVL numbers, to figure out what may work best for you and your lifestyle. The LEVL device may reduce the time delay in feedback from weeks to days allowing you to fully understand what works for you.
How can I change my LEVL?
What you eat, how you sleep and the way you move all affect your body’s fat-burning chemistry. Beyond food intake and exercise, variables like hydration, sleep and even stress can have a measurable effect on your fat metabolism. Some easy first steps to take in order to move the needle on your LEVL may be to:
- Cut added sugars and artificial sweeteners from your diet
- Eat healthy fats to lose fat
- Watch your portions
- Add vegetables to every meal
- Increase exercise duration and/or intensity
- Get plenty of sleep
- Stay hydrated
How long does it take my LEVL to change?
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.
How do you take a measurement on the LEVL device?
To measure your breath acetone concentration using LEVL, all you have to do is exhale into the handheld breath pod, where your composition is collected by our patented nanosensor. Once you place the pod back in the LEVL dock, the device will analyze your acetone concentrations down to a single PPM, and sync to the smartphone app where trends are tracked and assessed to give you smart fat-loss predictions. It’s not only effortless and highly accurate, but pretty cool.
What data is available in the app?
With the optional LEVL smartphone app, every measurement you take can be automatically uploaded from your device via Bluetooth. There, your trends become a roadmap to your optimum health plan. Much easier than keeping a notebook!