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.
Ketone salts do not result in the levels of ketones in the blood that we need to properly achieve a state of ketosis, and they require a lot of sodium, calcium, and/or potassium, which may lead to metabolic disturbances such as acidosis in the body.
Additionally, the types of ketones that appear in the blood from the consumption of ketone salts are not like the ones we produce internally, called endogenous ketones.
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.
There are a lot of clinical trials that provide evidence of ketone esters being used to enhance energy, endurance, muscle recovery, and cognitive performance.