Blood Ketones Testing Strips Range
These Ketosis Strips Tell You if You're in Ketosis. At-home keto strips make it easy to tell whether you're in fat-burning mode. The high-fat ketogenic diet is extremely hard to maintain. Eat just a few too many blueberries and you'll be knocked fat-burning mode.
Optimal blood ketone ranges for nutritional ketosis are 0.5–3.0 mg/dL. Nutritional ketosis is safe for most people and shouldn't be confused with ketoacidosis, a severe complication of diabetes.
Different brands of strips may differ in their exact color-coding, but generally a dark purple color is used to indicate the highest level of ketones. Test strips also have a color corresponding to a “negative” test—these results mean no ketones were detected. It's important to follow the 15-second rule.
Ketones or ketone bodies are byproducts of fat metabolism. This test measures the amount of ketones in the blood. Ketones are produced when glucose is not available to the body's cells as an energy source and/or when the body cannot use glucose as a fuel source because there is no insulin or not enough insulin.