Give Your Metabolism A Breathalyzer Test

by Trina Remedios

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, this revolutionary device might be a game changer in your wellness game. Only recently we were 'ooh' and 'aah'ing over the first genetics mapping kit for skincare, and now we may have a new front runner, albeit in a different segment, for the hottest new health and wellness technology.

Levl is a device that uses a single whiff of your breath to measure your body's ability to burn fat and give you a slew of new information to arm you in your journey toward a happier healthier you.

If you're struggling to lose weight or have lost muscle tone, these can be clear indicators that your body isn't burning fat for energy as optimally like it could be. Here's how Levl is helping thousands push their body over that fat burning bubble to find a new healthy norm for their metabolism.

Levl Wants To Shift The Focus From Weight Loss To Fat Loss
While working out, your body produces acetoacetic acid and β-hydroxybutyrate—the former produces acetone molecules. These are analyzed in the Levl breathalyzer to determine if your body is primed for fat loss, as they are good indicators of your metabolic rate.

"When the body is burning fat for energy, it is in a state called ketosis. During ketosis, the body generates molecules called ketone bodies, one of which is acetone. Because of its small size, acetone appears in our exhaled breath. Increases in breath acetone indicate increases in the amount of fat burn", says Brad Root, Founder and President of LEVL.

On a scale of 1-6, the higher the number, the better it is.

Real Time Results Always Have Our Vote
The makers have smartly designed an app to appease the new-age tech-loving enthusiasts. While the device displays your results, the app logs your updates to help keep track of how your body is progressing over time. This will help you understand what dietary and exercise modifications are working in your favor. Root explains, “Everyone's metabolism is unique. LEVL is unlocking the personalized fat loss journey by helping consumers understand how they respond to different exercise or diet changes in real time.”

In theory, the fat burn breathalyzer sounds fascinating, especially since it takes only 10 seconds to give you the results you're seeking. Given how BMI scales have gone mainstream and are now available in most upscale gyms, we're sure Levl will have its fair share of takers, too. And hey, if a single breath is the answer to our weighty issues and understanding the ever-enigmatic metabolic rate, then show us where to line up.

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