10 Signs of Ketosis

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Ketosis Sign #2: Bad Breath

When the body reaches ketosis, the number of ketones are elevated in the body. When the body produces a high level of ketones, it is then expelled from the body through urine and the breath. The three common ketone forms are acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate, and acetone. This creates the unique smell of a ketosis breath, which is sweet and fruity. However, with an excess amount of acetone in the body, the breath can smell more like nail polish. Why nail polish? Nail polish contains acetone.

There are ways to alleviate the bad breath: by brushing your teeth several times a day, oral rinses, and sugar-free gum. Adding carbohydrates can help lower the levels of ketones in the body.


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