The claims about Raspberry Ketones seem to arise from two main studies. In the first study, researchers demonstrated the substance’s effectiveness in suppressing fat accumulation. In a second study, Raspberry Ketone appeared to prevent fat accumulation fed a high fat diet. Thus far, no human studies only animal studies exist showing the effectiveness of Raspberry Ketones for fat loss in humans, although anecdotal evidence suggests it may be helpful in some cases.
In the wake of Raspberry Ketones’ recent media success, some manufacturers are adding other claims to their product, as well. One that I have seen quite a lot is that the Raspberry Ketones are anti-aging. While it is true they contain antioxidants that fight free radical damage, it’s a big stretch to call them an anti-aging miracle. If you want to fight aging, eat a superior plant based diet with natural antioxidants, and diet that doesn’t leave a lot of clogging waste in your body. Don’t just try to buy it solely with a pill. But then maybe Raspberry Ketones might just be of some help?
Raspberry Ketone is a phenolic compound (meaning an aromatic compound) that gives red raspberries their delicious smell.
Scientists are able to produce the Raspberry Ketone compound in a laboratory. The amount of Raspberry Ketones in supplements is significantly higher than eating raspberries by themselves. In fact just one Bio-Medicals 500mg Vegetable capsule of Raspberry Ketones is equivalent to more than twenty punnets of fresh Raspberries!
It is known that Raspberry Ketones regulate a hormone called Adiponectin [add-ipo-nectin].Research shows us that Adiponectin is at lower levels in people who are overweight or obese and in higher levels in those people who are naturally thin. No doubt you know such person, who is thin can eat whatever they wish and not put weight on, hence they are naturally high in Adiponectin levels.
Some studies show that by increasing Adiponectin levels may help treat insulin issues such as type ‘2’ diabetes and metabolic syndrome by increasing insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is a key factor in obesity, type ‘2’ diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Raspberry Ketones may also regulate Nor-epinephrine, [nor-e-pi-neph-ren] which is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter, secreted by adrenal medulla and the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system to cause vasoconstriction and increases in the heart rate, blood pressure and the sugar level of the blood which can in turn cause a slight rise in body temperature and hence increase the body’s energy output, thereby burning up calories, assisting with weight-loss.