The Science of Ketones

Get to Know Your Brain and Body's 

Preferred Fuel Source

Your brain is being 

short-changed.

And when your brain stumbles, 

your body follows suit. 

Shrinking attention spans, growing waistlines and poor mental health are costs of convenience in today's hyperconnected world.

The Impact of Modern Convenience

An Inconvenient Truth

Shrinking attention spans, growing waistlines and poor mental health are all symptoms of today’s hyper-connected world, where convenience comes at the cost of our brains and bodies.

A Big Appetite

2% Mass, 20% Energy Demand

Your brain only weighs 2% of total body mass, but it demands 20% of your body's total energy consumption. 

 

Without the ability to store energy, it completely depends on nutrients from your daily diet to power its complex  functions in real-time.

Limited Supply

The blood-brain barrier restricts most proteins and fats from entering the brain as a way to maintain a specific environment necessary for proper brain function. 

 

The barrier only allows glucose and ketones to pass through to support the brain's energy needs.

Your brain is being short-changed.

And when your brain stumbles, your body follows suit. 

Shrinking attention spans, growing waistlines and poor mental health are costs of convenience in today's hyperconnected world.

Our patented, bio-identical ketones can help bridge the cognitive gap.

But first, 

what are ketones? 

Ketones, particularly beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), serve as backup energy units that come into play when the body runs out of carbohydrates. 

 

Following a prolonged duration of intermittent fasting, strenuous exercise or a low-carb diet, the liver triggers the creation of these ketones.

 

This is a metabolic state called ketosis, where the body predominately relies on ketones for energy instead of glucose from carbohydrates.

The brain drain on energy

2%

Total Body Weight

20%

Total Energy Demand

2

Energy Sources

Your brain takes up only 2% of the total body weight, yet demands 20% of its energy consumption - with only 2 available energy sources - glucose and ketones. 

 

In the context of the modern diet, meeting these energy demands can be challenging. 

But first, 

what are ketones? 

Ketones, particularly beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), serve as backup energy units that come into play when the body runs out of carbohydrates. 

 

Following a prolonged duration of intermittent fasting, strenuous exercise or a low-carb diet, the liver triggers the creation of these ketones.

 

This is a metabolic state called ketosis, where the body predominately relies on ketones for energy instead of glucose from carbohydrates.

Your brain prefers ketones

Your brain and body will opt for ketones - even in the presence of glucose

Sustainable Energy

Ketones generate energy 28% more efficiently while using less oxygen than glucose. They also stimulate the production of more mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, leading to a steady rise in energy levels over time.

 

Focus & Clarity

Unlike glucose (sugar), which can cause energy spikes and crashes, ketones offer steadier energy levels, providing a more constant supply of fuel for the brain and body and optimizing performance in tasks requiring sustained concentration.

Neuro-Protective

Ketones are known to exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics. They aid in minimizing oxidative stress and potentially influence neuronal communication, promoting the overall brain health.

 

The energy brain drain

Your brain is only 2% of the total body weight, 

yet demands 20% of its energy consumption 

with only 2 energy sources - glucose and ketones. 

 

In the context of the modern diet, 

meeting these energy demands can be challenging. 

2%

Total Body Weight

20%

Total Energy Demand

2

Energy Sources

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Flow state, 

science-backed 

& clinically proven

Alpha brain training is a widely studied technique for improving athletic performance. Heightened alpha and gamma activity have been demonstrated in the brain state athletes call “being in the zone,” where they operate at peak performance. 

 

In a recent clinical study, qEEG imaging following one serving of Kenetik showed a robust increase in alpha and gamma band frequencies, 18% and 16% respectively.

+17%

Avg. increase in Gamma and Alpha waves, 

after 1 serving of Kenetik

QEEG imaging show that there is a significant increment in Alpha and Gamma power compared to baseline following consumption of one serving of Kenetik

Flow state, 

science-backed 

& clinically proven

Alpha brain training is a widely studied technique for improving athletic performance. Heightened alpha and gamma activity has been demonstrated in a brain state athletes call “being in the zone,” where they operate at peak performance. 

 

In a recent clinical study, qEEG imaging following one serving of Kenetik showed a robust increase in alpha and gamma band frequencies, 18% and 16% respectively.

+17%

Avg. increase in brain wave activity, 

after 1 serving of Kenetik

QEEG images show that there is a significant increment in Alpha and Gamma power compared to baseline following consumption of one serving of Kenetik

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Brain-boosting benefits that build

Cognition and Focus

Immediate and Sustained Energy

Physical Performance & Recovery

Long Term Brain Health

Stress & Anxiety

Metabolism

Healthy Aging

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How to experience elevated ketone levels

With Kenetik, you can elevate your ketone levels within 30 minutes to experience the benefits of on-demand ketosis.

2-7 Days

Carb Restrictive Diet or Lifestyle

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No Restrictions Required

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Brain-boosting benefits that build

Multi-Dimensional energy for today and tomorrow.

Focus, Clarity and Information Processing

Immediate and Sustained Energy

Physical Performance & Recovery

Long Term Brain Health

Stress & Anxiety

Metabolism

Anti-Aging

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How do I get ketones? 

There's an convenient way, 

and then there's a not convenient way

Within 2 - 7 Days

Intermittent fasting or following a strict ketogenic diet will put your body in a state of ketosis, producing ketones, within two to seven days. 

Within 30 Minutes

Kenetik will put you in a state of nutritional ketosis within 30 minutes of consuming. 

 

No Keto or Fasting Required

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How to experience 

elevated ketone levels

With Kenetik, you can elevate your ketone levels within 30 minutes to experience the benefits of on-demand ketosis. 

2-7 Days with a Carb-Restrictive Diet or Lifestyle

Intermittent Fating, Ketogenic Diet or Prolonged Strenuous Exercise

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Within 30 Minutes with Kenetik

No Restrictions Required 

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Not All Ketones are

Created Equal

Our bioidentical ketones are designed to help you maximize your mental and physical performance without any stimulants.

Pure Ketones

The exact ketone molecule that your body produces, only made from renewable plant sugars though a sustainable process.

Free of Sugar, Caffeine & Stimulants

No jitters or crashes. Just sustained, calm energy to bring your best self into focus.

Free of Esters and Salts

No need to sacrifice taste or stomach comfort for improved performance with Kenetik's ester and salt-free ketones.

Designed for Taste and Performance

No need to sacrifice taste or stomach comfort for improved performance with Kenetik's ester and salt-free ketones.

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Energy's role in 

chronic disease 

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells. They convert ketones, glucose, fats and proteins into ATP, the cells' primary energy currency. 

 

Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs when problems on the production line overwhelm your cells over time. This imbalance can lead to chronic conditions like neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.  

How it happens

Harmful Byproducts

Energy production is a significant source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oxidative stress occurs when ROS outnumbers antioxidants causing damage to cellular components, like DNA, proteins and lipids. 

Cellular Suicide

After prolonged oxidative stress, mitochondria will follow Samurai Law and initiate its own cellular death. This is a normal part of maintaining overall well-being, but too much of it can cause more inflammation and tissue damage.

Energy Deficiency

Mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to reduced ATP production, leading under-energized cells to not perform their jobs well. Tissues and organs requiring higher energy, like the brain, muscles and heart, may be particularly affected.

Energy's role in 

chronic disease 

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells. They convert ketones, glucose, fats and proteins into ATP, the cells' primary energy currency. 

 

Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs when problems on the production line overwhelm your cells over time. This imbalance can lead to chronic conditions like neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.  

How it happens

Harmful Byproducts

Energy production is a significant source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oxidative stress occurs when ROS outnumbers antioxidants causing damage to cellular components, like DNA, proteins and lipids. 

Cellular Suicide

After prolonged oxidative stress, mitochondria will follow Samurai Law and initiate its own cellular death. This is a normal part of maintaining overall well-being, but too much of it can cause more inflammation and tissue damage.

Energy Deficiency

Mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to reduced ATP production, leading under-energized cells to not perform their jobs well. Tissues and organs requiring higher energy, like the brain, muscles and heart, may be particularly affected.

Ketones and the fight against 

mitochondrial dysfunction

28% 

More Efficient

Ketones produce 28% more energy per unit of oxygen consumed than glucose - they require only 3 steps to convert to ATP vs. 11 steps and with fewer harmful ROS byproducts.

Less Damage, 

More Protection

Ketones produce fewer free radicals byproducts, scavenge for free radicals themselves while signaling your body to produce more antioxidants. Meaning, less cellular damage over time. 

Immediate &

Sustainable Energy

Ketones stimulate production of new mitochondria, the energy factories of your cells. They also increase the factories efficiency and capacity, which means you become more energetic on your own, over time. 

Energized cells are

healthy cells

Ketones improve cellular function, particularly for organs with high energy demands like the brain and heart, where efficient mitochondrial function is the most crucial.

 

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Immediate Energy

Focus & Cognition

Metabolic Health

Ketones are 28% more efficient at producing the energy than glucose alone, which is why your brain and muscles prefer ketones, even when glucose is present.

Over time, ketones also stimulate your body to produce more of its own energy - making it a sustainable energy source for today and tomorrow.

Ketones are shown to improve memory and cognitive function by increasing cerebral blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. 

They also stimulate the production of BDFN, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, an essential protein that builds new neurons and synapses, which improves cognition, learning and even your brains ability to rewire itself

Ketones suppress your appetite by increasing levels of hormones that signal satiety, and decreasing hormones that signal hunger. They improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.

Ketones can be used as an alternative fuel source to glucose, which can help your body burn more fat for energy, especially when combined with a calorie-restricted diet.

Athletic Peformance & Stamina

Neuro-Protective

Ketones improve endurance performance in activities like running, cycling, and swimming by delaying fatigue and sparing muscle glycogen. They also reduce oxidative stress and lactic acid buildup caused by intense exercise.

Ketones promote muscle protein synthesis by activating mTOR, a key signaling molecule involved in muscle growth. They also reduce muscle breakdown by suppressing AMPK, a signaling molecule that promotes muscle breakdown during energy shortages. 

Studies show that ketones increase neural network stability, while glucose de-stabilizes it. Ketones stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein crucial for generating new neurons in the brain. 

Ketones also enhance mitochondrial function, which protect against mitochondrial dysfunction, a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases.

Ketones help protect your cells from damage by reducing the production of harmful free radicals while boosting the production of antioxidants, the body's natural defense against free radicals, removing them before they can cause harm.