KEYTO: take the guesswork out of the Keto diet

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The Keto Diet is certainly popular these days. It involves eating low-carbohydrate, high fat foods which shift the body into a state of ketosis. This is when you burn fat rather than sugar for energy.

However, knowing when, how and why this occurs can be a challenge. A team of health and tech experts have now unveiled KEYTO, a science-backed program that takes the guesswork out of the Keto diet.

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Launched yesterday on Indiegogo, KEYTO is comprised of a breath analyzer and an app that provides personalized recommendations on foods, meals and lifestyle. The gizmo works by detecting a byproduct of ketone production, acetone, in the breath.

Users breathe into the proprietary gas nanosensor and the app churns out results an a simple to understand “Keyto Level”. The higher the number, the greater the state of ketosis.

“There are many benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. One characteristic that separates it from other diets is that ketosis provides a biomarker one can follow by measuring ketones.” explains Dr. Ethan Weiss, Associate Professor and preventative cardiologist at UCSF and co-founder of Keyto, Inc.

“This allows individuals to focus on ketone levels rather than weight, as weight is such a poor benchmark to track progress.”

Weighing just 28 grams, the breath analyzer can easily be stored in your pocket or bag. Inside there’s an AAA battery which can power the device for hundreds of measurements.

Just a few days into the campaign KEYTO is doing very well and is already above its $50,000 goal. If you are a fan of the Keto Diet, this certainly sounds like a better alternative to the traditional method which involves using urine strips.

If you want in, the smart breath analyser is going for $99 and up on Indiegogo. Shipping to backers is set to begin in January.


Price: $99 and up

Funding open:

$65,380 raised out of $50,000 goal
a month left

Estimated delivery: January 2019

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