Raspberry ketone is emerging as the year’s most buzzed about supplement, after a highly popular segment on the popular Dr. Oz show singing the praises of the natural remedy’s fat burning abilities.
Raspberry ketone is, unlike many new pharmaceutical aids for weight loss, both currently available and not associated with any major side effects. In contrast, few approved drugs for weight-loss are available by prescription, and in the past, several have been linked with major resultant health problems — most memorably in recent years, the heart problems that caused Fen-Phen to be pulled from the market.
Raspberry ketone has likely in part become such a massive hit because it is a natural supplement that allows dieters to avoid the health problems that have been known to result from medications like Fen-Phen and Alli, a still-available weight-loss aid that has the unpleasant side effect of steatorrhea — which is very much like other symptoms ending in “orrhea.”
In comparison, raspberry ketone is considered relatively safe, and studies have shown that the supplement appears to be effective in boosting weight loss — with the caveat it is combined with diet and exercise, of course.