Ketostix?

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  1. Keighleyjo2010

    Keighleyjo2010 Silver Member

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    Have just bought sone Ketostix, have just tried ringing my mum but no answer!

    Just wanted to know on the test bottle how do you know when your in ketosis?
     
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    wee on the stick, wait 15 seconds and then read the colour of the stick against the bottle . It will either be a beige colour which is negative , or various shades of pink , which is postive . If it is positive , matter what shade of pink , you are in ketosis
     
  4. Keighleyjo2010

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    What if it's Right at the end if the scale the darkest shade? Is that dangerous?
     
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    its not dangerous as such but does mean that you may be dehydrated so try and drink more water
     
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    you need to drink ALOT more water - your dehydrated x mine was always pretty dark but just up your water x
     
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    Actually, you might not be dehydrated. If the stick goes deep purple, it means that there are a lot of ketones in the urine specimen. It might mean that you're dehydrated. If you tested first thing in the morning without having a drink first, dehydration is a likely culprit - but then you generally are dehydrated first thing in the morning.

    However, if it's a sample from later in the day, and you're sure you've had lots to drink, it might just be that in burning fat, you've produced a lot of ketones. Some people do - and because there are more ketones than the body needs for energy, they spill over into your urine. Some people's bodies are very efficient with ketones - they make just enough to use with minimal spillage into the urine - which means nothing will show up on the ketostick. Yes, you can be in ketosis without the stick ever going pink, folks :rolleyes: (one of the reasons I've never bothered with them - I know I'm in ketosis because of how my mouth tastes (yuck) and because I'm aware of feeling a rather odd buzz...)

    You'll produce a lot of ketones if you've just exercised as well - cos you'll have broken down fat. Similarly, you might produce lots of ketones if you've just gorged yourself silly on cheese - cos ketostix aren't clever enough to tell the difference between breaking down body fat reserves and breaking down fatty food intake. :)

    So if you're sure you've drunk enough, don't worry too much.
     
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