Jun 26, 2012

Benefits and uses of Raspberry Ketone

According to Wikipedia research has shown that raspberry ketone can help in weight loss especially when it is paired up with exercise and a well-balanced diet. Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries and regulates metabolism if used in the correct way. It breaks down the fat in your cells helping the body to burn fat faster. The preferred and recommended dose is 100mg per day and one would have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries to get the same benefits of the whole fruit.

Uses of Raspberry Ketone

It is used in cosmetics, perfume and also as a food additive to give flavor. It is one of the most expensive natural flavor components used in the food industry and can cost as much as $20,000 per kilogram. In 1965 raspberry ketone was put on a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When given to mice in very high doses raspberry ketone was shown to prevent high fat-diet induced elevations in body weight.

Dr Oz on Raspberry Ketone

As far as Dr Oz is concerned Raspberry Ketone is the new miracle in the bottle for people to lose weight. He claims in a video on You Tube that scientists have isolated an enzyme and he expounded on the benefits of raspberries and that it is an all-natural supplement. He produced photographs of users of Raspberry Ketone and claimed further that weight loss would start to become noticeable after about five days.

What Dr Oz did not tell you

1 To make sure that the product is made in the United States as various studies have shown that 89% of Raspberry Ketone production from China has various chemicals that could be dangerous and that the ingredients used are almost always of a lower quality.

2 That the product be certified.

3 That Raspberry Ketones should not have ephedrine in their formula. Ephedriine is an alkaloid and can be dangerous. It is also banned in some states.

4 That Raspberry Ketones can help you lose 40 pounds but you should not expect to lose more weight than that.

5 That you cannot lose more than 40 pounds with a single bottle of Raspberry Ketone. Dr Oz makes the astounding claim that Raspberry Ketone products have no side effects.

How does Raspberry Ketone work?

• It stimulates fat loss in several ways by loosening fat from fat stores,
• By increasing energy expenditure,
• By increasing fat burning,
• By increasing levels of the hormone adiponectin,
• By inhibiting fat absorption.

If you are taking Raspberry Ketone as a measure to lose weight, you should do it in conjunction with eating healthy whole foods and doing daily exercise. The supplement should be taken as a capsule, tablet, powder or liquid and should be taken 30 minutes before a big meal.

What you should know

Before you run out for your first bottle of Raspberry Ketone, be aware that every capsule of certified Raspberry Ketone has 300 mg of pure Raspberry Ketone, which is a lot, and that you should not use more than two capsules a day. It is estimated that you can lose between five to ten pounds during your first ten days. Apparently the supplement is hard to get and you should go online to their official website. To go to their official website click here.

What you can expect

The product is effective for losing weight, you can lose seven to ten pounds in the first week, but this is because the product triggers an increased production of the hormone Adiponectin which helps your body act and think like a thin person even though your body might be quite obese. So to add to exercise, a good wholesome diet, you should also work on your mind and think thin. Go online for more corroborating information.


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