What do my ketone levels mean?

What do my ketone levels mean?

Measuring your blood ketone levels is very helpful but knowing what your ketone levels mean is crucial especially if you are trying to achieve a specific state of ketosis or even trying to manage any health complications.

Light nutritional ketosis is achieved anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 mmol/L, which is beneficial although not to the degree of full nutritional ketosis.

The most optimal level of ketosis for weight loss is 1.5 to 3.0 mmol/L, which is when your body can use stored fat for energy most effectively.

For those who are diabetic, if your ketone level is more than 3.0 mmol/L, you must seek immediate emergency treatment as you may be at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis. Please consult your medical professional to find a diet plan that works best for you.


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