All Essential Benefits/Effects/Facts & Information
Raspberry ketone is the compound responsible for many flavoring and aromatic qualities of cosmetics and processed foods.
When present in high doses, raspberry ketone can exert fat burning effects on various areas of the fat cell. These effects may be similar to those of Ephedrine and Synephrine.
It should be noted that all evidence for the effects of raspberry ketone has only been observed in vitro (in a test tube). Though researchers are able to raise the concentrations of ketones in a single cell during studies, these same concentrations cannot be replicated in the human body, particularly through oral supplementation.
How to Take
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details:
There is no human evidence for the effects of raspberry ketones. Studies on rats have used a dosage range of .545-2.18g/kg, which correlates to a human estimated dose of 80-340mg/kg for humans. This dose is very high compared to other fat burning compounds, so for that reason the standard supplemental dose of raspberry ketones for humans is in the 100-200mg range. There is no solid evidence for the effectiveness of the doses listed below. Rat dosages correlate to the following human doses:
870-3,700mg for a 150lb person
1,100-5,000mg for a 200lb person
1,500-6,200mg for a 250lb person
There is no human evidence for the effectiveness of raspberry ketones. Raspberry ketones cannot be concentrated in the human body the same way they are concentrated during studies done outside the body, on single cells.
People take raspberry ketone by mouth for weight loss. It became popular for weight loss after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz television show during the segment called "Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle" in February 2012.
People apply raspberry ketone to the skin for hair loss.
Raspberry ketone is also used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent.
What Science Says about Raspberry Ketone and Weight Loss
Raspberry ketone has been widely praised as a great weight loss ingredient.
Below are some of the results realized from the clinical studies.
Raspberry ketone can help enhance the fat burning process
It can reduce fatty tissue in the body
Animal studies show that raspberry ketenes can help in speeding up the body’s fat burning action. The compound helps produce a hormone which helps break down fat cells faster, especially in the liver. This can help you lose weight faster. These same benefits can be realized by eating the whole fruit but you would have to consume about 90 pounds to get the same effect.
Research shows that when paired with a balanced diet and regular exercise, raspberry ketones can help you lose weight. According to a Korean study conducted in 2010, researchers concluded that the stimulation of lipolysis could help suppress the accumulation of fat, and therefore help prevent obesity.
How does it work?
Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that raspberry ketone might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. Adiponectin can increase the rate at which the body burns fat and reduce appetite. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that raspberry ketone improves weight loss when taken by people.
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