THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY
The LEVL team spent seven years developing a sensor that reliably measures a ketone body in exhaled breath to calculate an individual’s fat metabolism. Because the LEVL device measures low levels of ketones as the body shifts into an elevated fat burning state, it is a useful tool for any prescribed diet. Our team has leveraged half a century of proven breath science research into one device that seamlessly connects to a mobile device. Now you have real-time, easy-to-access information that allows you to monitor your patient’s fat loss.
HOW LEVL WORKS WITH THE BODY
LEVL clinical scientist Joe Anderson, Ph.D. explains breath acetone and its insights into the body’s fat burning state.
HOW DOES LEVL WORK?
Previous clinical research demonstrates a correlation between the amount of acetone detected in the breath and body fat burned, giving clinicians and patients a reliable indicator of fat loss. LEVL is designed to detect trace amounts of acetone in your breath when the body is burning fat. Simply breathe into LEVL. The breath is captured and analyzed by our groundbreaking nanosensor, providing an instant measurement of the body’s acetone concentration.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE CHANGES IN BREATH ACETONE CONCENTRATION?
When the body increases the amount of fat it uses for energy relative to the amount of carbohydrates, your breath acetone concentration ramps up. This increase happens over the course of 3-7 days, until you reach an elevated level of breath acetone. Use the LEVL device to monitor how diet and exercise are impacting acetone in the body. If a diet becomes high in calories or high in carbohydrates, the body will become less dependent on fat for energy. This will result in an acetone concentration reduction over the course of 1-2 days.
While acetone measurements in breath have been studied for over 50 years, efforts over the last 20 years have better explained the relationship between breath acetone and fat loss. The LEVL device offers a tool to quickly quantify the rate of fat loss.
LEVL Clinical Scientist, Joe Anderson Ph.D. emphasizes the significance of breath acetone measurement as it applies to the weight loss in his review, Measuring Breath Acetone for Monitoring Fat Loss in Obesity – A Research Journal.