It’s easy to confuse raspberry ketones with regular ketones. Even though it sounds like they are simply raspberry-flavored ketones, that’s a common misunderstanding.
As it turns out, raspberry ketones have nothing to do with ketosis. Many people take raspberry ketones in an effort to lose weight. However, they will end up having wasted time and money.
The Raspberry Ketone Diet’s popularity stems almost entirely from anecdotal evidence and media publicity.
The present study was performed to clarify whether RK helps prevent obesity and activate lipid metabolism in rodents.
Dr. Oz, the proponent of many weight loss supplements, declared Raspberry Ketones “a miracle fat burner in a bottle.” He (like many others) tries to sell it as a pill that will melt your fat away without you needing to do anything else, but they always throw in the little caveat that it works best when used “as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan.” This sort of begs the question, is it the supplement or the diet and weight loss plan that actually burns off the weight?
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A compound in raspberries is being touted as the next new fat burner. But people looking to lose a few pounds may not want to go running to the produce aisle just yet. Scientists say there are no major human studies to support the idea that a berry holds the secret to weight loss.
"Reliable research on the use of raspberry ketone for any health condition in humans is currently lacking. Further high-quality research is needed," said Catherine Ulbricht, senior pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and co-founder of Natural Standard Research Collaboration, which reviews evidence on herbs and supplements.
Before you jump on the raspberry ketone bandwagon, there are a few things you should know about this over-priced, proclaimed weight-loss miracle in a bottle.
I stand for the belief that all people can improve and transform their well-being through proper nutrition. Raspberry ketone, after future analysis and study, could be found to play a role in weight loss. Until then, I encourage people to concentrate their efforts on the methods that have been proven to work...
Raspberry ketones are the newest miracle-food fad, and the industrial food world is gearing up to make millions by hawking it to you.
The question is: are raspberry ketones just another health food quasi-scam, or is it really "the No. 1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat" per Dr. Mehmet Oz?