What are Raspberry Ketones?
The latest supplement to hit the market for weight loss are raspberry ketones. Studies have shown raspberry ketones hinder the growth of fat while simultaneously boosting metabolism – however, most studies have been conducted on mice rather than humans.
That is not to say that many people have not had a positive effect with the use of raspberry ketone supplements. Indeed, many have lost a considerable amount of weight in a short space of time – this may be down to the effects of the supplement, but may also be a partial placebo effect.
Raspberries have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties, and like all berry fruits are generally considered good for your health. The raspberry ketone supplements currently on the market include raspberry extract, but also often other ingredients such as green tea extract – and green tea is known to aid weight loss.
The combination of several natural weight loss extracts should lead to en enhanced weight loss supplement, and if the testimonials are to be believed this seems to be true.
The testimonials consolidate the opinion that drastic changes can be made in a short amount of time, but as with all diets and diet supplement, your mileage may vary as every body is different. A key to the raspberry ketone weight loss is to also incorporate physical activity in to your daily life, and to eat a healthy diet – both of which are proven to aid weight loss in any case!
The direct results of the use of raspberry ketones as part of a weight or fat loss program have not been fully confirmed in humans, and any evidence is anecdotal at best. However, even as a placebo, if the use of raspberry ketones is married with a change in lifestyle including daily exercise, there should be a recomposition of the body and a noticeable loss of fat.
As an advisory note, any raspberry ketone product containing only natural ingredients should have no side effects, unless you are allergic to any of the component parts. Always check the label, and check with you physician, before commencing any radical change in diet or exercise, and before starting a course of supplements.