Raspberry Ketones

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Raspberry ketone is a chemical compound the can be found in red raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, kiwifruit, peaches, grapes, apples, or even vegetables such as rhubarb, and the bark of yew, maple, and pine trees.

It is one of the most popular supplement in the diet and weight loss industry. Raspberry ketone is also used as a fragrance or flavoring agent. It is also known to promote good skin elasticity and aid hair loss.

Other Names:

Red Raspberry Ketone, Cetona de Frambuesa, Cétone de Framboise

How does it work and are there clinical studies about weight loss?

There is a clinical study about it. But it was tested on rats and not on human beings. adk3vu70deq-ricky-kharawala.jpgAccording to the scientific studies, Raspberry ketones can help on increase of metabolism and secretion of adiponectin. This hormone is secreted by fat cells that helps burn fat and reduces appetite. The rats were fed with high fat diet and raspberry ketones. The rats that received more raspberry ketones gained less fat tissue. Another study, exposed fat cells in a test tube to raspberry ketones and concluded that the raspberry ketones stimulated the breakdown of the fat cells.

Recommended dosage

  • 100 mg to 200 mg daily
  • Once or twice a day with meals

Reported side effects

  • jitteriness, rapid heartbeat and increased blood pressure

Link to Studies

Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone

Effect of topical application of raspberry ketone on dermal production of insulin-like growth factor-I in mice and on hair growth and skin elasticity in humans.

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