What is Purely Inspired Raspberry Ketone?
Purely Inspired Raspberry Ketone is a daily nutritional supplement that delivers the recently popular raspberry ketone chemical, generally taken for weight loss. Raspberry ketones can also be applied to the scalp for hair loss, and is increasingly used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent. Purely Inspired’s product attempts to separate itself from competitors by including another putative weight loss supplement along with the raspberry ketone, namely green coffee bean extract.
Purely Inspired Raspberry Ketone contains two active ingredients: 600mg of raspberry ketone, and 200mg of green coffee bean extract. The raspberry ketones are the chemical found in raspberries responsible for its distinctive fragrance. Limited research has demonstrated that raspberry ketones may increase some measures of metabolism, including increasing levels of adiponectin, a hormone that can increase the rate at which the body burns fat.
The product also contains the following ingredients, which comprise the capsule:
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Dicalcium phosphate dehydrate
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Magnesium stearate
- Hydrogenated vegetable oil
- Croscarmellose sodium
- Silicon dioxide
- Vegetable-based coating
The instructions on the label direct users to take three tablets twice daily. The tablets are to be taken 30-60 minutes before the user’s two largest meals. The directions also indicate that the user should not snack between meals or before bed.
Purely Inspired Raspberry Ketone is not available for purchase from the manufacturer’s website, though the website does link seven online purchasing options. Among these, the prices were pretty consistent, though the cheapest option was buying on Amazon. The product was available at a price of $9.30 for a bottle of 100 capsules, or $0.09 per capsule. With three capsules recommended per day, this supply should last roughly one month.
Possible Side Effects
The packaging does not list any potential side effects. Raspberry ketone supplements generally contain only one ingredient, which is in fact simply the active ingredient in raspberries, and it is not usually possible to overdose on natural products like fruits.
Purely Inspired Raspberry Ketone comes with no manufacturer commitment of any kind. It is advised to take note of the return policy of the retailer where you are purchasing the product.
The Bottom Line
Purely Inspired’s product appears to deliver the raspberry ketones that consumers are interested in. With limited reviews available online, we are left unsure of what past users have experienced with the product. With the product’s marketing directed almost entirely around the additional green coffee bean extract, some consumers might forget to ask about the quality of the ingredient for which the product is named. We found no guarantee that the product delivers pure raspberry ketones and not a synthetic derivative. Considering the price, we rather doubt it. Furthermore, the one mention of raspberry ketones the product does make is to claim that its daily dosage of 600mg is nearly five times more than its competitors. We disagree, and recommend that consumers seek out a product that delivers the standard dosage of 1000mg of pure raspberry ketone.