Lumen has launched a wellness device Lumen, a portable device and app that measures your metabolism in real time with just your breath in the Middle East. Lumen is making personal, at home metabolic tracking available outside of research labs for the first time revolutionizing the way we approach weight loss, fitness and healthy nutrition decision making.
Lumen works by measuring your body’s carbon dioxide concentration by breathing into a handheld Lumen device. These levels, calculated through Lumen’s vast scientific research and development, indicate the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy, a mix of fat or carbs. Like having a nutritionist in your pocket, Lumen provides you with personalized suggestions on when and what to eat to fuel your workout, based on your metabolism. Lumen supports fat burn and improves your metabolic flexibility, which is your body’s ability to efficiently switch between using carbs and fats as a fuel source, states the agency.
Michal and Merav Mor, twin sisters with PhDs in Physiology, co-founded Lumen and act as Head of Science for Product and Head of Research and Science respectively. The sisters claim to conceive idea for a personal metabolic tracker as they trained for an Ironman race. Determined to improve their fitness and race times, the scientists sought out a way to track and test their metabolism to achieve peak fitness. Eight years in the making, and on the heels of a successful Indiegogo campaign, they are releasing their device Lumen around the world today.
“While metabolism is key to weight loss, the only way to test metabolism was through a restrictive, hours long laboratory process, leaving regular people with zero visibility into their metabolic rate and only haphazard ways of improving it. With Lumen, we are bringing scientifically rigorous insight into personal metabolism for the very first time, allowing anyone at home to measure how efficient their body is at burning calories, but also sharing research driven recommendations on how they can reach their health and fitness goals faster,” commented Ms Mor.
As intermittent fasting becomes a global health practice, the Lumen research team is going to the source of fasting as a tradition. Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Lumen research team assure to analyze the metabolism measurements of 2000 people across the Middle East, Asia, North America and the UK. Their metabolism readings will carry across their nutrition and activity throughout Ramadan such as before and after Iftar meals which break the fast or before and after
Suhur meals before the fast starts.
Barak Alon, Head of data at Lumen noted, “We are very exciting to draw insights from one of the largest fasting traditions the holy month of Ramadan. The unique setting enables to see how these fasting windows impact our metabolism but also other interesting factors such as not consuming water throughout the day, the timing of the meals and of course the impressive month long duration of the fasting practice.”
Currently, over 45% of users across the Middle East that fast 16 hours are able to shift their fuel source to fat burn. Lumen will publish their results at the conclusion of Ramadan to see the impact of fasting the entire month.