(as of Oct 24,2020 18:04:58 UTC – Details)
The KetoCoach Blood Ketone Strips are for use with the KetoCoach Blood Ketone Meter. The strips come in packs of 50 and are individually foil wrapped to ensure maximum measurement stability.
KetoCoach strips required the smallest blood sample: 0.8μl (micro liters) is smaller than a matchstick head. And because it needs less blood, it’s easier to get a complete sample every time.
◆ Insert blood ketone strip into KetoCoach meter. When you see a flashing blood drop icon the meter is ready to receive the blood sample
◆ Following the lancing device instructions puncture site with lancing device. Wait until a drop of blood about the size of a matchstick is present. Do not squeeze the finger as interstitial fluid can interfere with the reading. Tip: Lance the side of the finger to avoid soreness
◆ Gently bring the test strip (still inserted in the meter) to the drop of blood at a slight angle. The test strip acts like a straw to pull the blood in. Keep the test strip in the drop of blood until you hear the meter beep. After 8 seconds you will see your ketone test result.
Why Measure Blood Ketones?
If you’re looking for an accurate way to know if you’re body is in a state of ketosis, blood is by far the most reliable and precise way to measure. The reason lies in how your body is actually using the ketones. Measuring your blood ketones (beta-hydroxybutyrate) can provide a quantifiable way to assess your level of adherence, and your bodies response to the ketogenic diet.
In order to follow the ketogenic diet properly, it’s critical that you know if you are in ketosis or not. Knowing the difference will determine if you are applying the ketogenic diet correctly (if you are in ketosis), or simply eating a low carbohydrate diet. Being in a state of ketosis is where most of the benefits of the ketogenic diet occur.
NO CODING: KetoCoach strips do not require your to code the meter with each new batch. Just plug in the strip and the meter is ready to receive the blood sample.
FOIL WRAPPED STRIPS: KetoCoach ketone strips are individually foil wrapped to help ensure maximum measurement stability and longevity.
SMALL BLOOD SAMPLE: KetoCoach ketone strips have the smallest ketone blood sample of any meter in the United States.