Do Raspberry Ketones Actually Work?

Raspberry ketones have grown in popularity over the last 10 years or so, following an influx of media attention on the pill versions of the supplement which hailed them as a ‘magic weight loss’ tool. Raspberry ketones are a common ingredient in many different products, and aren’t found exclusively in raspberries, despite their name.

Myths About Raspberry Ketones

Ketones aren’t just found in raspberries, but also in kiwis, blackberries and cranberries, and are used in ice creams and other processed foods as a flavouring, as well as cosmetic products for flavour and fragrance.

Another common myth about raspberry ketones is that they are a ‘magic diet pill’, which is strictly untrue – no form of diet supplement will work without healthier modifications being made to one’s diet and levels of physical activity.

But Do They Work?

When tested, it was discovered that raspberry ketones increased a breakdown of fat by increasing lipolysis, making the fat cells tested more sensitive to the effects of a fat-burning hormone called norepinephrine. The tests also showed that the raspberry ketones made cells release more adiponectin, which is a hormone associated with the regulation of both blood sugar levels and metabolism. These results would suggest that raspberry ketones can help with weight loss.

Should I Try Raspberry Ketones?

As well as being a popular weight loss product, they do have an abundance of other benefits when taken. The most notable of their benefits include improved elasticity of skin and increased growth of hair, when taken topically and at the recommended rate.

We hope you found this blog post useful but we would encourage you to discuss the information with your doctor before embarking on your weight loss journey. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any concerns about weight loss or weight management, we always recommend speaking to a medical professional.
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