Raspberry Ketone is becoming all the rage with various companies trying to garner attention for their version of the dietary supplement.
Raspberry Ketone become world renowned when the popular Dr. Oz show ran a segment back in February recommending the weight loss supplement highly.
”Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries,” Dr. Oz said on his show. “This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster. The recommended dose is 100mg per day. To get the same benefit from the whole fruit, you’d have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries.”
So far, the clinical research studies are lacking, but users are swearing by raspberry ketone, saying that in combination with regular exercise and a good diet that raspberry ketone can help shed the fat. No human trials have been conducted, but, in 2005, a study published in the journal Life Sciences, “Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone,” showed that raspberry ketones helped mice reverse the weight gain induced by a high-fat diet. More recently in 2010, research published in Planta Medica, “Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes,” found that raspberry ketones helped activate adiponectin, which is a hormone that regulates fat breakdown.
Over on Yahoo, raspberry ketone user Pamela Berry shared her results.
“I received this product on Tuesday, October 2nd and it is now Sunday, October 7th. I weighed myself in the morning on Tuesday and the scale read 152. This morning, it read 146.5. I cannot say enough about this product. I have not changed my diet at all. I do go to the gym every day. I am a 5’6 female hoping to get down to 125 or 130.
“This product is definitely helping me along the way. It hasn’t even been a full week and I’m already seeing results. Love it! No side effects so far at all. Although it probably works differently on everybody, I would definitely recommend giving it a try.”
But not everyone is experiencing the same good reaction as this raspberry ketone user. Reviews on WebMD are mixed, with some reporting decent results but others having adverse reactions. One woman reports that after two days of taking raspberry ketone, she “started feeling a burning sensation down [her] arms, nausea, diarrhea, [she] thought [she] was having a heart attack.”
Needless to say, raspberry ketone holds promise but only when mixed with balanced meals and regular exercise. Everyone has a unique body chemistry and not everyone will react the same way. Please consult a doctor or a nutritional expert before taking raspberry ketone.
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