In the latest episode of What the Wellness, host and producer Ella Dove tests the tracker, a device for $ 299 that “is basically like having a nutritionist in your pocket.” But what exactly will you gain from having insight into your metabolic statistics? Well, simply put, optimizing your metabolism can lead to overall better health, so being able to track it can put you in the driver’s seat of sorts as far as your metabolism is concerned.
Improving your energy, deepening your sleep, strengthening your immune system and keeping your blood pressure stable are all part of the package. To do this, the Lumen Metabolism Tracker seeks to answer three questions: How does my body work? How have my habits affected me? What should I eat?
“Lumen gives you a personalized nutrition plan that includes the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat you should eat.” —Michal Mor, PhD, Lumen co-creator
“Lumen gives you a personalized nutrition plan that includes the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat you should eat,” says physiologist Michal Mor, PhD, co-creator of Lumen along with his twin sister, physiologist Merav Mor, PhD. “To help you apply the recommendation, we also provide you with meal inspiration that you can filter based on your preferences, based on your allergies.” And the more information you put into the system, the more it becomes, the more refined your meal plans become.
But how Lumen Metabolism Tracker is able to provide these recommendations is what is particularly interesting. By taking three breaths through your Lumen, your device measures your carbon dioxide concentration levels and is able to tell you whether you are burning primarily fat or most carbohydrates. It’s a kind of vape-like design, but is instead essential for improving your health, not compromising it using sophisticated technology that teaches you to snack effectively.
Whether it’s something worth trying is ultimately your choice to make, but Dove walked away from the device with the deep feeling that the human body is “magical”.
Watch the full video to see Dove’s full journey in action.
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