What You Should Know
Raspberry Ketones are one hot ingredient in the weight loss world right now. The push behind this ingredient is a series of clinical studies claiming raspberry ketones will increase fat loss, naturally, without stimulation. The studies have been completed on animals so the effect on humans may not be as prevalent, but that does not take away from the buzz. The power of raspberry ketones rests with adiponcetin. The more adiponcetin available in the body, the less body fat.
List of Ingredients
- Raspberry Ketones
The inner workings of raspberry ketones are rather simple. According to animal research, raspberry ketones increase adiponcetin. When there is more adiponcetin is the body, fat loss tends to occur rapidly. Many of the clinical studies involve feeding rats a high fat diet before giving them injections of raspberry ketones. This raises a red flag. If the clinical studies are based on injections, does the dieter have to take the supplement via injection to promote fat loss?
There is another problem with the ingredient. We found reference to a human study that was not published officially. The study showed minimal differences in humans taking raspberry ketones and those taking a placebo. Much of the information online about the ingredient comes in the form of personal accounts from dieters having taken the supplement. While this information is important, without clinical studies supporting raspberry ketones specifically, there could be a number of reasons why these dieters lost weight taking the ingredient or a supplement containing the ingredient.
The placebo effect is strong and can be enough to promote weight loss. Dr. Oz, a celebrity doctor and weight loss expert, claims raspberry ketones work to reduce body fat. This support may be more than enough to promote the placebo effect in dieters.
- Animal studies show fat loss after taking the supplement.
- Supported by Dr. Oz.
- No clinical studies on humans are available.
- One human study showed no significant weight loss (not published.)
There are plenty of clinically proven weight loss ingredients, including chromium, caffeine and green tea. If a supplement contains raspberry ketones along with these ingredients, we are all for trying the supplement, but only if the proven ingredients are included in proven amounts. Too many supplement companies will list clinical data supporting a supplement, only to list ingredients in a proprietary blend.
Dieters need to increase exercise and decrease food intake to lose weight. The effect of raspberry ketones is not strong enough to help a dieter lose weight without strong life changes. With future human studies, we may support raspberry ketones, but as of now, there are no studies to support any effect on humans.