Evaluation of ScoreMySugar™ Results

How does the ScoreMySugar™ work?

Researchers have known that sugars contain different isotope fingerprints. An isotope fingerprint just refers to the amount of heavy to light atoms. Nutrition research has shown that refined sugars, such as fructose or corn sugars, are naturally high in the amount of heavy carbon atoms. Whereas complex sugars, good sugars found in fruits and vegetables, are naturally very high in the amount of light carbon atoms. When we digest sugars and convert these foods to energy, we release the carbon atoms in the breath as carbon dioxide. We measure the isotope fingerprint of carbon dioxide with a highly accurate scientific instrument called an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. We can measure the heavy to light carbon atom ratio to 4 decimal places.

Our research over 10 years has shown a good correlation of high amounts of heavy carbon atoms in the breath and the intake of high amounts of refined sugars. Alternatively, people with good nutritional diets and low in refined sugar intake have more of the lighter carbon atoms in breath. Based on thousands of data points, we have devised a score that indicates the amount of refined sugar intake in your diet.

Interpretation of ScoreMySugar™

Each breath sample is analyzed for a carbon dioxide isotope fingerprint. The percent of heavy atoms of carbon is converted to a score from 1 to 100. The higher the score means that you have a diet low in refined sugar intake. If you get a low score, it means you have a high intake of refined sugars in your diet. Shown below are examples of good and bad SugarScore™ test results:

Good ScoreMySugar™ Result

Bad ScoreMySugar™ Result

Click here to view an example of a sample report.