Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
paid4c4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 65
Gallery: paid4c4
Where to get Ketosis Test Strips?

What's a good location or supplier of ketosis strips. I've never used them but thought I'd try them to see what effects my diet has on ketosis.
Bill
paid4c4 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 11-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
 
GailyGail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 2,328
Gallery: GailyGail
Stats: 200/170/130
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: January 2, 2012
You can get them at most drugstores but you have to go the pharmacy section and ask the pharmacist for them. They are called Keto Sticks. Netrition sells another brand of keto sticks online -- you can get them right here if you don't feel like going to the store.

I love them and use them at least twice a day.
GailyGail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Ntombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Posts: 38,394
Gallery: Ntombi
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
Are you talking about the urine test strips, or the blood ketone test strips?

The urine test strips, usually called ketostix around here, are available at most drugstores, in the diabetic supply area or behind the pharmacy counter.

Blood ketone strips usually need to be bought online or ordered special at the pharmacy. I buy mine from a Canadian site, because they're cheaper.
Ntombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
 
marieze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Posts: 2,029
Gallery: marieze
Stats: 376/199/180
WOE: My way low carb!
Start Date: July 11th 2003
Amazon.
marieze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
Senior LCF Member
 
paid4c4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 65
Gallery: paid4c4
Quote:
Originally Posted by marieze View Post
Amazon.
Thank you, I just checked and Amazon has a very good selection. Is there any thing they don't sell?
Bill
paid4c4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
 
Anonymousity's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic
Posts: 338
Gallery: Anonymousity
Stats: 194.0/?/115
WOE: Low Carb
I'm curious, do some not get ketosis symptoms and need the sticks? I'll gladly swap you! I'm so tired of the soap in my mouth taste!
Anonymousity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
Senior LCF Member
 
paid4c4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 65
Gallery: paid4c4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anonymousity View Post
I'm curious, do some not get ketosis symptoms and need the sticks? I'll gladly swap you! I'm so tired of the soap in my mouth taste!
I guess I'm one of the lucky one that can't tell when I'm ketosis. My Dr. suggested the test strips.

Last edited by paid4c4; 11-11-2013 at 10:48 PM..
paid4c4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #8
Major LCF Poster!
 
Aomiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,569
Gallery: Aomiel
Stats: 330/140/140 A1c 4.8
WOE: Bernstein (Maintenance)
Start Date: January 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by paid4c4 View Post
What's a good location or supplier of ketosis strips. I've never used them but thought I'd try them to see what effects my diet has on ketosis.
Bill
Save your money...they do not reflect whether you're in ketosis so much as whether you're drinking enough water.

Your urine should be a very pale, almost colorless yellow and have no odor. This means you're drinking enough and you'll most likely find that your sticks don't turn any shade of purple at all. It doesn't mean you aren't in ketosis.
Aomiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.