Ketone Strips | bhbSTIX® Keto Urinalysis BHB Test Strips
What is this product?
Zest Keto BHB Urine Strips are a the most accurate way to test for nutritional ketosis for ketogenic dieters. Unlike cheap urine strips which measure a ketone called acetoacetate (AcAc), these new technology Zest Keto bhbSTIX® are the only urine strips available which can measure beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).
How is it different than other ketone urine tests?
This is the first of its kind in the world and the only available urine strip which measures a molecule known as beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) in urine. The difference is that other ketone urine tests measure a ketone called acetoacetate (AcAc), which become less accurate shortly after starting the ketogenic diet.
When you start a low carb diet, the first ketone made in the liver is acetoacetate (AcAc). But after the first 5-7 days of starting the ketogenic diet, acetoacetate production is significantly decreased and beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) becomes the predominate ketone produced by the body to fuel the muscles and brain and keep the body running.
When trying to achieve a reliable ketosis reading, Beta-Hydroxybutyrate demonstrates excellent stability which makes it the most accurate and reliable indicator of nutritional ketosis.
It is important to note that during ketosis, BHB levels increase more than levels of acetoacetate or acetone which gives a clearer indication of your ketosis trend over a period of time.
Ketone Levels During Ketosis by Ketone Type
Published research¹ has shown that beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) levels are also detectable in urine and as BHB is known as the long term predominant ketone produced, it is a far better indicator of nutritional ketosis.
So BHBSTIX® are the better indicator of ketosis than the cheap AcAc strips you can buy nearly everywhere.
The newly discovered formula that is used to test for BHB on a urine strip is revolutionizing the keto testing industry and Zest Keto are the only company selling these strips in New Zealand.
Now you can get the accuracy of ketone blood testing with the ease of urine testing.
Starting at only $1.92 per strip, while more expensive than cheap keto strips, they work out cheaper than Blood Ketone Testing strips, and require no meter for testing.
Contains 1 pack/25 strips
Shelf life of these strips are 36 months. Available for as low as $1.59 per day (1 test)