What are Ketones? What’s so special about them?
  • Human cells can only process two things for energy. Glucose/sugar or ketones.
  • Ketones are nature’s evolutionary way of helping humans survive extreme effort and/or starvation.
  • Our livers produced ketones to give our ancestors a leg up with more endurance and cognitive energy to escape predators or find scarce food!
  • This was before humans found a way to add carbohydrates to almost all processed foods!
  • In more scientific terms, Ketones are short chain fatty acids produced in the liver when the body experiences starvation, or when you restrict carbohydrates and increase fats, such as in a Ketogenic Diet.This process induces a starvation-like state which produces ketone bodies.
  • Ketones utilize oxygen more efficiently in the generation of cellular energy (ATP) than sugar. This helps with added endurance, muscle recovery and cognitive health.
How are Ketones produced?
  • There are different types of Ketones and each is produced in a different manner. Endogenous ketones (meaning ketones produced internally in our body) are naturally produced in the liver while in a metabolic state of ketogenesis.
  • Exogenous ketones are produced outside the body, usually through a chemical process.
  • Tecton’s exogenous ketone, however, is produced through a natural enzymatic process.
How is Tecton’s Ketone Molecule different from ketone salts or salt drinks on the market?
  • Tecton’s ketones are nature identical, meaning, they have the exact same molecular structure as the ketones produced endogenously (by our livers).
  • Salt drinks do not provide enough ketone bodies to achieve anywhere close to a therapeutic level of ketones and you would have to consume many times the recommended daily allowance of sodium.
  • Tecton’s Ketone molecule is metabolized by the body into β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).
  • Tecton’s Ketone molecule provides several of the benefits that are normally found with strict ketogenic diets and extended fasting, something that is not achievable with the ketone salt drinks on the market.
  • Tecton’s Ketone Molecule is produced through a natural enzymatic process, not through chemical synthesis.
How does Tecton produce energy?
  • Tecton contains 10 grams of exogenous ketones which are a more efficient fuel for our cells than sugar.
  • Ketones are metabolized by the mitochondria in our cells in only three steps, as opposed to sugar/glucose that goes through 11 steps, and thus utilize less energy to create more energy.
  • All of this is without giving you the raised heart rate, jitters and the highs and lows of caffeine and sugar based drinks.
Can I take too much of Tecton’s Ketone?
  • We recommend 2-3 cans a day, as each can keep you in ketosis for up to 4 hours. It’s only useful to drink more than that if you’re running a marathon or participating in something extreme like that.
  • There is no harm in drinking more than the recommended amount, as our toxicity study showed no issue even at 200 times the amount that is in each 12 oz can of Tecton!
Are there negative side-effects of consuming Tecton’s Ketones?
  • There are no reported negative side effects of consuming Tecton Ketones.
  • If you have Type 1 diabetes, you should check with your physician.
Can Ketones be taken with prescribed medications?
  • Yes. There are no known drug interactions, though we always recommend checking with your physician.
Why are Ketones a more efficient fuel source than Glucose?
  • Ketones are metabolized more efficiently than glucose and use no ATP in the metabolic process. There are also no random oxidative species created during the metabolism of ketones like there are during glucose metabolism.
How does Tecton help with cognition, focus and concentration?
  • Tecton increases cognition, focus, and concentration by providing an additional energy substrate for the brain to utilize that does not increase oxidative stress or create free radicals. Working memory can be significantly improved by Tecton’s ketones.
  • Working memory is important for higher-order executive functions and covers the capacity to temporarily hold information in the mind while mentally working with it, which is important for reasoning, problem solving, and planning.
What is BDNF and why is Tecton important to it?
  • Brain Drive Neurotrophic Factor plays an important role in neuronal survival and growth, serves as a neurotransmitter modulator, and participates in neuronal plasticity, which is essential for learning and memory.
  • Tecton is clean energy without giving you the raised hear rate, jitters, highs and lows of caffeine and sugar-based drinks.