Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry Ketones - Dr. Oz Creates Weight Loss Product Frenzy

by: Sharon Carter, staff writer

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You will be hard pressed to find a bottle of raspberry ketones in your local health food store after Dr. Oz recently proclaimed this all-natural weight loss supplement to be the “The No. 1 Miracle in a Bottle” on his television talk show recently.

What is most intriguing about raspberry ketones is that research has shown that raspberry ketone’s can help in your weight-loss efforts specifically when it comes to naturally releasing and burning fat.

Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound found in red raspberries. The way this all-natural compound works is by regulating adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate your metabolism. More specifically, raspberry ketone causes the fat within your fat cells to get broken down more easily, helping them to be released and thus helping your body burn fat easier.

Dr. Oz explained that raspberry ketones “naturally tricks your body into acting like it was thin” and thus not storing fat as easily. This is accomplished by increasing your body’s adiponectin levels to levels more similar to what thin people naturally have.  When scientists have studied the effects of raspberry ketones on in vitro fat cells they observed a higher secretion of this fat releasing compound adiponectin when compared to controls.

Lisa Lyn, a fitness and weight loss expert, was featured on the show to help demonstrate and explain the benefits of this amazing new supplement.  New to America that is; raspberry ketone capsules as a diet supplement have been available and popular in Japan for some time now.  Lisa went on to show some of her client’s powerful success stories through before and after photos.

Lisa Lyn, instructed the audience to take 100mg at breakfast, if that doesn’t work go up to 200mg, by taking a serving again at lunch. She says her clients sometimes see results in as few as 5 days and bigger results the longer you stay on them.

To get the same benefit from eating actual raspberries, you'd have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries.  Even if you could consume this much in a sitting, all the sugar that would go along with literally consuming 90 pounds of raspberries would be counter productive to your weight loss goals.

On a side note, even if raspberry ketones don't end up helping you lose inches, they just might also provide other benefits on your hair and skin.

Japanese researchers reported in 2008, when raspberry ketone was applied to the scalp and facial skin for five months, hair grew on half of a small group of bald people. They also reported that when raspberry ketone was applied topically, just after 2 weeks there was an improvement in skin elasticity on the cheeks of five woman.  

Until the health food stores catch up with the demand for this new miracle diet pill, many places online sell raspberry ketones by themselves or mixed with other diet related ingredients. Do a little homework and you will be able to find raspberry ketones are relatively inexpensive compared to many of the most popular weight loss supplements on the market. 

And as always, with any dietary supplement, do not forget to combine this product with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet for best results.