What Are the Benefits of Exogenous Ketones?

12 Jan 2023

Article Summary

It is a uniquely human trait to pursue our highest potential. Often, this leads us to try different diets so we can reach our optimal weight and wellness goals.

One popular diet is the keto diet. This involves starving the body of carbohydrates so our livers can produce ketones. You may have heard how these “endogenously” produced ketones provide some extraordinary benefits, or you may even have experienced these for yourself! 

The challenge with the keto diet is that it can be a very hard diet for most people to follow. The good news is that scientists have managed to find a way for us to reap many of the benefits of health-promoting ketones without the risks and struggles of following a keto diet!

The answer? Exogenous ketones. These allow us to get into ketosis without resorting to restrictive low-carbohydrate diets. Ingesting exogenous ketones can offer many of the same benefits of the keto diet without the restrictions.

However, not all ketones are the same.


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Salts vs. Esters

There are two types of exogenous ketones: ketone salts and ketone esters.

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Ketone esters, as used in Tecton™, are nature-identical to endogenous ketones and do not require the addition of salts. Based on clinical studies, we know that they are both safe and well tolerated.

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Exogenous Ketones in Tecton

Ketones are considered to be the 4th macronutrient that provide significant health benefits. Previously, the only way to get these benefits was through a highly restrictive keto diet. Now, Tecton’s nature-identical ketone beverage provides many of these benefits without strictly adhering to the diet.

Tecton is the world’s first and only ready-to-drink beverage that contains 10g of nature-identical ketones that doesn’t contain 1,3 butanediol (a secondary alcohol or ethanol dimer). Tecton has been noted to be safe, even at very high dosages, as reported in a recent publication in the scientific journal, Nutrients.

Scientists also tested the absorption rate to determine how quickly Tecton ketones get into the bloodstream after drinking a can of the product. So, with analyses by Mayo Clinic, a pharmacokinetics (PK) study showed that Tecton’s ketone ester has a rapid absorption rate, reaching a maximum concentration in just 30 minutes, putting the user into mild ketosis in minutes. A similar blood level of ketones usually requires two days of fasting or several days of strict adherence to a keto diet!

Because Tecton has zero sugar and zero caffeine, it is a simple and safe alternative, or accompaniment, to fasting or a restrictive ketogenic diet. Regarding intermittent fasting, Tecton ketones may allow for an extension of the fasting period, which may aid overall weight loss/fat loss over time.

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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