Summer is fast approaching and naturally, we are all looking for ways to slim down and tone up a little before we head off on hols. Supplements are a great way to boost your weight loss potential by allowing your body process macronutrients more efficiently, but which are best?
Raspberry ketones are a weight loss product which have received a lot of attention in the past, namely after appearing on Dr. Oz ‘s television programme “Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle” in 2012.
What are Raspberry Ketones?
Raspberry ketones are phenolic compounds which are responsible for giving raspberries their delicious aroma. Previously they’ve just been used as flavourings in food and drinks, but nowadays they’re more popularly consumed in weight loss supplements.
Raspberry ketones have a similar structure to the fat burning supplements; Synephrine and Capsaicin. Synephrine is a naturally occurring chemical found in citrus fruit which has been found to break down fat cells. Capsaicin is a metabolism enhancer and fat oxidiser known for being the alkaloid in chilli peppers.
Its similarity with Capsaicin and Synephrine is what makes raspberry ketones so attractive in the weight loss world. It’s thought to be due to it’s potential to increase adiponectin levels; a hormone which helps control glucose levels and increase fat metabolism. Adiponectin is responsible regulating metabolic processes within the body, namely for releasing glucose into the blood stream as well as breaking down fat for fuel.
The benefits of Raspberry Ketones
Studies have found that raspberry ketones could help increase lipolysis and prevent the risk of obesity. Here’s how raspberry ketones could help you lose weight:
- Increased metabolism
- Increased Homocysteine metabolism
- Increased fat oxidation
Why not just eat raspberries?
While you may think eating raspberries is a more sensible option because they’re healthy, natural and contain other nutrients too, you actually couldn’t be more wrong …
- You’d have to eat 41kg of raspberries to a consume the amount number of ketones in one serving of raspberry extract and choline.
- That’s an excess amount of sugar in one serving.
- That would be really expensive.
- It would make you feel really ill.
We’ve combined our raspberry extract with the essential nutrient Choline. Choline is clinically proven to increase lipid metabolism and aid liver function, for optimum weight loss results.