What You Should Know
Ketone RX looks like a raspberry ketone weight loss supplement based on the box, but the ingredient list lists the popular ingredient in the next to last spot. Other fruit extracts and a couples sources of caffeine are more prevalent in the formula. It is not uncommon for a supplement company to use a new, exciting ingredient to sell more products, but Intramedic Research needs to make a few important changes to Ketone RX to help dieters make the educated choice for them.
List of Ingredients
- Blood Orange Fruit Extract
- Grapefruit Extract
- Sweet Orange Fruit Extract
- Guarana Fruit Extract
- Raspberry Ketone
- Red Raspberry Powder
We find it interesting that Ketone RX lists methylxanthine on the label as being from caffeine, but methylxanthine contains caffeine and supplies, in this case, 150 mg of caffeine per dose. At two doses per day, once before breakfast and another before lunch, the dieter consumes 300 mg of caffeine via Ketone RX alone. That amount of caffeine will boost metabolism, heart rate and energy, but it could also cause negative side effects like jitters and shakes. Guarana is another source of caffeine that’s part of the 150 mg.
The fruit extracts listed at the top of the ingredient list are a bit of a mystery. Grapefruit extract is not safe for consumption within two hours or so of some prescription medications as it can interfere with how these medicines work. Blood orange and sweet orange are typically used as food products, not supplement extracts. Both contain vitamin C and other healthy nutrients, but weight loss is not a benefit of the fruits. Bitter orange, on the other hand, is also known as synephrine. Synephrine is a weight loss ingredient, but bitter orange is not listed on the Ketone RX label.
The final two ingredients are raspberry ketone and red raspberry powder. The ketone extract is popular right now because Dr. Mehmet Oz told the work it could help them lose weight. When we looked through the research listed on the Dr. Oz website we found tons of supportive evidence that capsaicin (from chili peppers) is an impressive weight loss ingredient, but we found no human trials on raspberry ketones.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- Contains caffeine.
- There is no clinical evidence raspberry ketones promote weight loss.
- The studies on Dr. Oz’s website are geared more toward capsaicin.
We’d love for raspberry ketones to be the answer to weight loss, but not even Dr. Oz could list a study claiming the extract promoted weight loss. The one study on raspberry ketones the doctor listed utilized rats and a high-fat diet. The raspberry ketones helped PREVENT weight gain in these rats, but that is not the same as promoting weight loss.