Hack Your Fat Loss

The Most Accurate Way to Know Metabolism and Body Fat in 5 secs

Compound health device and app in action

In 1970, the U.S.D.A invented Near-Infrared Quantitative Analysis that allowed the meat industry to quickly determine the organic content (fat, protein, water) of ground beef with 99.9% accuracy. Compound Health is the first to bring this FDA-approved technology to accurately measure your metabolism and body fat

How it works

Input Stats

Provide your age, gender, height, and activity levels

Scan Yourself

Place the scanner on your bicep for 5 secs

Receive Results

Review your metabolism and body fat in our app

Accuracy

DEXA accuracy without the hassle

Clinically-validated accuracy on par with gold standard methods (DEXA, Hydrostatic) in the palm of your hand

compound health device held in hand
Compound health device and app in action

Instant

Done in under 5 seconds

No more finding a facility, unrobing, and sitting in that cold X-ray machine.

Portable

Unlimited scans - anywhere, anytime

Take your Compound Health Device anywhere and get daily, weekly, or monthly analysis for life.

The Science

Organic materials (fat, protein, water) absorb light and glow in a unique portion of the light spectrum, also known as wavelengths. Fat is absorbed at precisely 928nm, water at 970nm, and protein at 1030nm. Near-Infrared Interactance passes light through your bicep to pinpoint your exact body composition down to the nanometer.

Protein, water and fat graph

How We Compare

Method
Accuracy
Standard Error Rate
Direct BF Measurement
Time to scan
Unrobing
Measure anytime
At-home
Compound Health
99%
±2.9%
Yes
5 seconds
No
Yes
Yes
Hydrostatic
97%
±3%
No
20 mins
Yes
No
No
DEXA
98%
±3%
No
20 mins
Yes
No
No
Skin Fold Calipers
95%
±8.0
No
10 mins+
Yes
No
No
Bioelectrical Impedance
92%
±11.0%
No
5 mins+
No
No
No
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Compound Health?

Compound Health is the world’s first human-application for Near-IR technology available for true daily caloric burn and body composition measurements.

How does it work?

It’s super simple. 

  1. Download the Compound Health App 
  2. Input your information (height, weight, sex, activity level) 
  3. Place the Compound Health Measure Device on your bicep
  4. Receive your results in 5 seconds in the Compound Health App

How accurate is Compound Health?

Compound Health is on par with gold-standard methods (DEXA, Hydrostatic) without the inconvenience and cost. For more data on accuracy, please see here: https://www.compound.health/the-science

How long does a scan take?

It takes less than 5 seconds

What makes Compound’s technology different?

We utilize Near-IR technology which directly looks at body composition (muscle, fat, water) to determine overall caloric burn. Other methods like Hydrostatic, Bioelectrical Impedance, Skinfold calipers, and Body circumference measure indirect information (water content, buoyancy, soft tissue & bone density, skin thickness) and utilize various mathematical assumptions to estimate body fat and caloric burn. 

Do I need to unrobe like other body fat measurement tools?

No, the Compound system is placed on the bicep and no unrobing is required.

Do I need to fast before using Compound Health?

Unlike other methods, Compound Health does not require any fasting. You can do your testing anytime, before or after a meal.

Is there any pain from using Compound Health?

Near-IR is completely harmless light and causes no pain.

Why is body fat important in weight loss?

Weight loss fads are all based around the weight lost on the scale, but that doesn’t paint the full picture. What matters is the drop in total body fat % as that is the key problem for treating major chronic diseases and also for overall aesthetics.

How do you determine metabolism and caloric burn?

The Compound Health System accurately measures your Lean Body Mass (muscle) to determine Basal Metabolic Rate (how many calories you burn at rest in 24 hr day) with your activity level. The system then uses this data with a modified version of the Katch-McArdle formula to determine total daily caloric burn.

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