Na, K, Mg and Ca
BHB & AcAc
Na, K, Mg and Ca
Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are critical electrolytes which are all excreted in urine. Sodium and potassium help regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. Magnesium supports the immune system and bone health, regulates heart beat and glucose levels, and helps create energy and proteins. Calcium helps build strong bones and teeth, and maintain healthy blood pressure.
Measuring urine electrolyte levels can help ensure you have enough of each to perform at your best.
Urine specific gravity is a measure of how concentrated your urine is. The more hydrated you are, the more diluted your urine becomes and the lower its specific gravity. Conversely, the less hydrated you are the more concentrated your urine becomes and the higher its specific gravity.
Because urine color can be affected by many factors including diet, exercise, infections and drugs, specific gravity is a much more reliable indicator of hydration status.
BHB & AcAc
Your liver produces ketones from fat when glucose levels are low to supply your brain and muscles with energy. Ketones come in two main forms: BHB (β-hydroxybutyrate) and AcAc (acetoacetate). BHB is the dominant ketone and increases relative to AcAc during ketosis. Conventional urine test strips only test AcAc, excretion of which decreases during prolonged ketosis. They also have a low sensitivity.
Bisu Body Coach is the first device to measure both BHB and AcAc in urine with a high detection sensitivity. This lets you track ketosis earlier than a conventional urine test strip, but as long as a blood reader and without pricking your finger.
Your body keeps its internal pH in a very tight range in order to function properly. To do this, it must remove any excess acidity generated by your diet and exercise. The process of removing acidity places a burden on the kidneys and depletes precious resources – bicarbonate from blood, potassium from muscles, and calcium from bones. In the short term, an acidic diet creates a sub-optimal environment for muscle retention and growth, bone strength and exercise performance. In the long term, an acidic diet accelerates the decline of kidney function.
Measuring urine pH is a convenient way to track the level of excess acidity from your diet and training.
Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are both produced in the body and also found in some foods and drinks, such as liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans, peas and beer. Uric acid plays an important role as an antioxidant, helping to scavenge free radicals in the body. At the same time, too much uric acid can lead to gout, metabolic syndrome and/or cardiovascular disease. High levels can be caused by stress, genetics and/or obesity, not only dietary purine intake.
Measuring urine uric acid is a convenient way to monitor dietary intake of uric acid and avoid intake from becoming excessively high.
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