Harmless Buzz

Longevity™ doesn’t contain ethanol, the toxic compound in other alcoholic drinks that causes hangovers and health problems.


Longevi-T™ is made with a food-grade version of R 1,3 Butanediol, which is GRAS certified by the FDA.

Backed by Science

The health benefits of R 1,3 Butanediol consumption have been studied since the 1970’s.

A New Alcohol

For the last 3,000 years, every alcoholic beverage has been made with ethanol. We decided it was time for a change. Here’s why:

The Problem with Ethanol

Ethanol is the alcohol responsible for the health risks and intoxicating effects of all current alcoholic drinks. All beer, wine, and liquor is made by fermenting natural sugars to produce CO2 and ethanol alcohol.

The body treats ethanol like a toxic substance. Recent meta-studies demonstrate that even small amounts of ethanol alcohol consumption are linked to brain damage, hormone disruption, and cancers. Due to overwhelming evidence, the World Health Organization now claims that no amount of ethanol is safe for human consumption.*


Longevity is made with a non-ethanol, non-toxic alcohol we call Longevi-T™. Longevi-T™ is a food-grade version of R 1,3 Butanediol, a novel ketogenic glycol.

R 1,3 Butanediol

R 1,3 Butanediol is a member of the glycol family of alcohols, known for their intoxicating effects. When consumed, R 1,3 Butanediol is converted into BHB, an extremely healthy natural ketone.

Unlike ethanol alcohol, R 1,3 Butanediol is not toxic to human health. Due to this, it does not produce hangovers or the other unpleasant symptoms of ethanol toxicity. In fact, R 1,3 Butanediol has been researched since the 1970’s for it’s extensive health benefits.

History of R 1,3

A few years ago, only elite athletes and the ultra-rich could afford food-grade R 1,3 Butanediol (one Silicon Valley CEO reportedly paid $25,000 for a serving back in 2016). But in December 2021, researchers at a university in China found a much more cost-effective method of production through bacterial fermentation.

Since then, a variety of health companies have developed R 1,3 Butanediol products marketed as a shortcut to ketosis. But many of these sport-drink companies downplay the fact that consuming >15 grams of R 1,3 at a time produces intoxicating effects.

R 1,3 and BHB

Recent studies demonstrate that R 1,3 Butanediol consumption raises BHB ketone levels in the blood.

BHB is considered a natural “longevity molecule,” and is the primary driver of the benefits associated with the ketosis diet.

A Note on 1,3 Butanediol Research:
1,3 Butanediol is a combination of (R)1,3 Butanediol and (S)1,3 Butanediol, and is much cheaper to produce. The human body can only process the (R) isomer of 1,3 Butanediol, making 1,3 Butanediol only 50% as bio-available as R 1,3 Butanediol. In other words, R 1,3 Butanediol is twice as effective in delivering the desired effects as 1,3 Butanediol. Before 2022, R 1,3 Butanediol was too expensive to mass produce, so most labs used 1,3 Butanediol to research the effects of the R 1,3 isomer.

Peer-Reviewed Research

Scientists have researched 1,3 Butanediols for decades. The following studies explore the positive health implications of consuming 1,3 Butanediols as a potential weight-loss therapeutic, carbless source of energy, anti-aging compound, ethanol detoxification agent, and healthy intoxicant.

Low-dose 1,3 Butanediol Reverses Age-Associated Vascular Dysfunction

With an aging global population, identifying novel therapeutics are necessary to increase longevity and decrease the deterioration of essential end organs such as the vasculature. Secondary alcohol, 1,3-butanediol (1,3-BD)…

The Neuroprotective Action of 1,3 Butanediol

1,3-Butanediol (BD) is converted in the body to β-hydroxybutyrate, and previous studies have shown that hyperketonemia had beneficial effects in experimental models of generalized hypoxia. The aim of this study was to determine if BD would reduce brain damage…

Leptin Sensitizing Effect and Weight Loss Applications of 1,3 Butanediol

Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone that regulates appetite and energy expenditure via the hypothalamus. Since the majority of obese subjects are leptin resistant, leptin sensitizers, rather than leptin itself, are expected to be anti-obesity drugs…

Nutritional application and implication of 1,3-butanediol

Research in the United States on synthetic sources of dietary calories was initiated in 1958 to develop high nutrient density food for extended manned space travel. Of many known compounds screened, 1,3-butanediol was the most promising…

(R)-1,3-Butanediol acutely increases BHB concentrations in adults

A study was undertaken to determine the acute effects of a beverage made with Avela™ (R)-1,3-butanediol, on blood beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) levels (using the Keto-Mojo monitor)…

Suppression of ethanol withdrawal syndrome by 1,3 Butanediol in rats

1,3-Butanediol was tested for its ability to suppress an ethanol withdrawal syndrome. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were rendered physically dependent on ethanol by intragastric administration of ethanol at a dosage of 9 to 15 grams per kilogram per day over a 4-day period. A nonintoxicating oral dose of 1,3-butanediol…

Science FAQ:

Is Longevity safe to drink?

Yes. R 1,3 Butanediol, the active ingredient in Longevity™ is an FDA-approved food additive. It has been researched and consumed since the 1970’s. Based on this research, it is much safer to drink than normal ethanol alcohol.

How many grams of R1,3 Butanediol are in each serving?

Each can of Longevity™ contains 16 grams of R 1,3 Butanediol. This is enough to provide elevated BHB levels and a slightly euphoric buzz. Most people choose to drink at least 2 cans per session.

Is Longevi-T™ FDA-approved?

Food-grade R 1,3 Butanediol, the active ingredient in Longevi-T™, is FDA approved as a food additive.

Is Longevi-T™ regulated like normal alcohol?

No, legal regulations around drinking alcohol only apply to products containing ethanol. Because of this, alcohol-specific laws (such as drinking age and distribution licensing) do not apply to Longevity’s products.

Our alcohol ingredient, Longevi-T™, is considered a food additive and is regulated by the FDA.

We have elected to make Longevity 18+ because of its inebriating effects.

How much do I have to drink to get a buzz?

Each can of Longevity™ contains 16 grams of R 1,3 Butanediol. This is enough to provide elevated BHB levels and a slightly euphoric buzz. Most people choose to drink at least 2 cans per session.

Is Longevity low calorie?

Technically, no. R 1,3 Butanediol is a ketone, which the body uses as a natural source of fuel. Because of this, the FDA categorizes it as a calorie, even though it doesn’t behave like normal calories in the body.

Other than that, we do strive to keep Longevity™ as low-calorie as possible, avoiding added sugar and carbs.

What other ingredients are in Longevity?

We use simple, natural ingredients to flavor our drinks. Longevity Sonoran Paloma contains carbonated water, organic grapefruit juice, organic lime juice, Longevi-T (R 1,3 Butanediol and natural flavors), monkfruit extract, stevia extract, citric acid, and salt.

Where can I read more studies on R 1,3 Butanediol?

Try searching R 1,3 Butanediol studies on Pub Med.

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