What is Trace Minerals Research Raspberry Ketone?
Raspberry Ketone, which is internationally known as S-Line, is a dietary supplement from Trace Minerals Research which claims to help in the maintenance of a healthy body in combination with healthy diet and regular exercise. According to the manufacturer, preclinical studies suggest that this formula has the ability to influence adiponectin, a hormone that regulates the catabolism of fatty acid which in turn determines the levels of fat in the body.
This product contains 250mg of raspberry ketones. This is a relatively low potency compared with some other products on the market. Other ingredients include rice maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, and silica.
The manufacturer claims that Raspberry Ketone contains no allergens and is gluten free.
Raspberry Ketone comes in the form of capsules. The manufacturer recommends that you should take one capsule daily with a glass of water. Your healthcare provider may direct otherwise. We could not find information about when the right time to take this formula is and whether it should be taken before, with, or after meals.
Trace Minerals Research does not sell this dietary supplement directly to users but only to nutrition and health stores. The manufacturer has also not indicated the recommended retail price per a bottle of this formula. However, you can navigate through the manufacturer’s official website to find a store near you. Also listed on their official website are the preferred online retailers where you can purchase the supplement. We searched for a bottle of Raspberry Ketone containing 30 capsules on one of their suggested sites Total Health Discount Vitamins and found it was retailing for $13.70, down from the recommended retail price of $21.99.
Possible Side Effects
We have not found any adverse side effects associated with the use of Raspberry Ketone. The manufacturer also states that it contains no known allergens. We could not find verified reviews to determine whether it may have side effects or trigger a reaction. It is recommendable to contact your doctor before using this supplement if under prescribed medication, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Discontinue use in the case of adverse reactions or side effects and contact your doctor immediately.
We didn’t come across any satisfaction or money-back guarantee mentioned on the manufacturer’s website. This may suggest that this formula is not as effective as the manufacturer claims. But as the manufacturer does not sell the product directly, it is advisable to pay attention to the return policy of the store where you are buying the product. There are also no user reviews or comments on the manufacturer’s website.
The Bottom Line
Raspberry Ketone seems to be a potentially helpful formula for weight loss, it contains no allergens as the manufacturer claims and should be safe to use. However, the strength of the raspberry ketones is lower than what we have seen in some other products. However, the lack of guarantee is one of the downsides of this product. It leaves you with no recourse if you are not happy with the results of the product. It is also not sold directly from the manufacturer’s website which may put you at risk of a counterfeit product. In addition, the lack of reviews makes it harder to determine the effectiveness of the product.