Raspberry Ketone Extract has been clinically shown to help lose weight. Raspberry ketone is the primary aromatic compound that resides in the fruit, it is the compound that gives raspberries their smell. Historically these compounds have been used in perfumes and air fresheners to provide that refreshing, sweet raspberry smell. Recent research has shown that the naturally occurring ketones that are found in raspberries are actually help in weight loss and weight management! Coupled with a healthy diet and regular exercise, Raspberry ketone has been shown to reduce significantly more body fat than exercise and diet alone.
Raspberry ketones are chemically similar to synephrine, which stimulates the body by increasing your base metabolic rate. Our bodies are constantly using calories to sustain itself: even when sleeping we are ‘burning’ and using calories to keep our heart pumping, our organs working and allowing our bodies to maintain homeostasis. Raising your base metabolic rate, allows you to burn more calories throughout the day without exercising or dieting!
So how else does this miracle fruit work? Some studies suggest that the weight-loss inducing effects are also due to enzyme lipase- which frees fatty acids from our fat cells. In one particular study, scientists used mice and allowed them to ingest raspberry ketone. During exercise, the test mice who consumed the ketone extract showed increased activity of enzyme lipase which freed more fatty acids to be utilized as energy! This means raspberry ketone extract actually allowed the mice to utilize and burn more fat for energy than other energy sources.
So why not just eat raspberries to enjoy the metabolic properties of their ketones? To get the same amount of ketones in a suggested serving, one would have to consumer 90lbs of raspberries. This would be nearly impossible for the average person and it would negate all of its beneficial properties due to all the simple sugars from 90 lbs of raspberries.