Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Ketone Question

  1. #1
    nsa
    nsa is offline King of Supplements
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    east coast
    Posts
    5,484

    Ketone Question

    Anyone know if ketones in your urine have a smell? If they do could you describe it. I know they have ketone test strips but i don't want to pay if i can just smell it and know.

  2. #2
    ginkobulloba's Avatar
    ginkobulloba is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    asia
    Posts
    1,142
    The smell of ketone bodies is characteristically sweet (like the smell of nail polish remover). It is different from an ammonia- like smell that might result from muscle breakdown.
    You might be able to smell it on your breath as well, it will have a somewhat fruity aroma to it.

  3. #3
    aminophiliac's Avatar
    aminophiliac is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Norcal
    Posts
    79
    Ketogenesis converts acetyl-CoA to acetoacetate and D-betahydroxybuterate. These with acetone are referred to as ketone bodies (i have a midterm on this in 2 days so forgive me for showing off). I think the urea will mask the smell in your piss but your breath sometimes smells like acetone (or nailpolish remover) if you are really deep in ketosis. This isnt a very accurate measure though. After a few times you can kinda tell if you are their cuz it feels different when your brain is runnin off of ketones and not glucose. Until then you should just fork over 10 or 15 bucks for the ketostix.

  4. #4
    swoll4589's Avatar
    swoll4589 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The Great State of Texas
    Posts
    716
    haha if you dont mind me asking

    what is ketone and what does it do

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •