Re: Inconsistent Keto-Mojo Results-Discouraged!
Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:08 am
Another thought for why a person might think they're getting inconsistent ketone readings has to do with the body becoming accustomed to being in ketosis and it just isn't pumping out excess ketones anymore. The body likes to be efficient. From our wiki Ketosis and Ketogenic Diet in the discussion on blood meters,
Blood meters measure the ketone Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), which is the current buffer of ketone energy in blood; in other words the BHB is in storage ready for use. When the body’s store of BHB raises, this indicates that the body is purposefully making ketones for energy and that person is in ketosis, so a blood meter is a very good tool that produces consistent results and is easy to use. However it’s important to understand the limitations. ... especially after a person has been practicing a ketogenic diet for a while and the body becomes more efficient at using ketones, a zero or low value may indicate that the person is in ketosis but out of stores for BHB, or it could just mean that person is not in ketosis.