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Singapore-based Tech startup Metanoia Sensing has announced a new breath analyzer ‘MetaNose’ to help people monitor their fat (lipid) burning status. The device also provides insights into the users’ metabolic health risk such as diabetic related conditions.
The MetaNose device has been launched on Indiegogo and has reached its funding goal within the first hour. (Indiegogo link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/metanose-fat-burning-made-easy-breath-analyzer/)
It is common for people to have frustrations with various dieting methods and exercises since they are uncertain about which routines suit their body types. Human bodies, by nature, tend to conserve fats and burn carbohydrates for energy. MetaNose is able to tell you how and when your fat burning is activated and elevated. The non-invasive device is the best companion for individuals who are on ketogenic diet, exercising or simply trying to lose fat.
MetaNose is made of environmentally sustainable materials, including those for assembly and packaging. Recyclable materials are used to reduce the overall production cost while achieving high quality and producing less emission that is harmful to the planet.
Everyone has their own reasons for choosing a particular diet. Perhaps it is because of health issues, personal gains, weight loss agendas, and so on. It doesn’t really matter why you choose to follow a diet, but it is crucial to understand the essential role the diet plays in your day-to-day performance, and adapt your expectations accordingly.
That is why choosing the right diet, which fits your daily routines, is extremely important. Choose a diet that can cater to your body’s everyday necessities, solving issues such as iron or vitamin deficiencies. Ensure that you know the number of vitamins and minerals that you will consume using that particular diet. Research a variety of options and choose what fits your health, general lifestyle and preferences.
According to CDC stats, more than 1/3 of US adults are pre-diabetic, meaning they can develop this chronic disease when triggered by certain risk factors. Since our lifestyle is not particularly healthy, it comes as no surprise the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has increased threefold in the last 20 years.
Today, over 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and an important part of that number die every year, with diabetes being the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Overweight and obese people are at the highest risk of diabetes.
Diabetes is caused by problems with the insulin-producing pancreas. More specifically, this happens when pancreatic beta cells are damaged, inflamed or otherwise malfunctioning. When these cells are destroyed, the pancreas produces very little or no insulin at all.
Insulin is a useful hormone that plays a key role in regulating how sugar and fats you consume are used or stored in your body.
It so happens that oxidative stress caused by high blood sugar is the leading reason why pancreatic β-cells die or malfunction. There are several studies that show that diabetic patients have high levels of oxidative stress often associated with hyperglycemia and glucose toxicity.
Astaxanthin’s antioxidant properties can help protect pancreatic beta cells by reducing oxidative stress and sugar toxicity in the blood. In fact, in one milestone study published in 2002, scientists found that astaxanthin reduced glucose toxicity in diabetic mice and therefore protected their pancreatic beta cells.
Astaxanthin can also help patients manage diabetes. In a 2018 study, researchers discovered that astaxanthin can help lower high blood pressure and improve the metabolism of sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Now, Metanose promises to also help with insights into the users’ metabolic health risk such as diabetic related conditions.
MetaNose determines the metabolic condition of the user from a single breath, by utilizing a state-of-the-art Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) acetone sensor and a signal processing algorithm, which measure the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath and analyze the oxidative stress of lipid metabolism.
The proprietary algorithm enables MetaNose to provide accurate information about blood glucose metabolism (burning of carbs) versus lipid metabolism (burning of fat) to personalize user experience toward different fitness goals and monitor the effectiveness of ketogenic diet and workout routines.
Dr Gui, the clinical collaborator from a Singaporean hospital group, said “Being a non-invasive method without the pricking of needles or the urine strips, MetaNose can provide an accurate and affordable solution to the market. The device also provides recommendations on diet, fasting, workout, overall fitness and health. This technology reflects the trend of point-of-care solutions, and it allows consumers to detect and monitor their own metabolic health from the comfort of their home.”
Metanoia Sensing is a deep-tech startup focusing on the development of portable breathalyzer for health and fitness monitoring. The founding team comes from National University of Singapore and have successfully developed and commercialized a breath testing platform for disease screening. Metanoia Sensing is devoted to bringing state-of-the-art breath testing technology to consumers’ homes at the most affordable cost.
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