What is Metabolic Testing with the REEVUE® Machine?
1. RELAX. REEVUE measures resting metabolic rate. It is important that you be able to reach a resting state during your test.
2. GET HOOKED UP. Sitting comfortably in a chair, we will give you a nose-clip to place on your nose, andyou will be given a disposable mouthpiece to breathe through. This mouthpiece is connected to the REEVUE by a hose that will measure how much oxygen you are breathing out. It is very important that you breathe only through the mouthpiece so this measurement will be correct. Both the mouthpiece and the tubing are sterile items that will be used only for you.
3. BREATHE. Finally, just breathe. The REEVUE will indicate when it has calculated your metabolic rate. This takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes. The more relaxed and even your breathing, the quicker it will be able to determine your resting metabolic rate.
IT IS JUST THAT EASY!! In a total of about 20 minutes, you can know precisely how many calories your body is burning and the speed of your personal metabolism.
How does the information from the REEVUE help me with my health goals?
Your diet can now be tailored to maintain the right caloric balance, especially if you've hit a "weight loss plateau". Also, the data collected from the REEVUE assists in the diagnosis of lowered metabolic diseases such as Hypothyroidism. When thyroid function is low, the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is low. Proper nutritional assessment, hormonal treatment, lifestyle monitoring, and a natural holistic medical approach by the staff at Texas Metabolic Centers can put you back on the road to better health!
For the most accurate results, you should be fasting (i.e. test in the morning) or avoid eating/consuming calories (and caffeine!) for 3-4 hours before the test, and should avoid exercising for 24 hours prior to testing.
What exactly is the REEVUE measuring and how does it do it?
The REEVUE measures the oxygen that the body consumes. Using this measurement it calculates the number of calories an individual burns at rest in a day. This technique is called Indirect Calorimetry. This information assists in medical nutritional assessment and hormonal treatment such as hypothyroidism. The REEVUE is simple to use and provides on-screen and printed results in just 10 minutes. The printout is ideal for recording progress and helps the patient to understand the results of the test.
The REEVUE has been validated against the clinical standard metabolic cart and has demonstrated equivalent accuracy in resting volunteers for both oxygen consumption and resting energy expenditure.