It’s no secret that raspberry ketones have become incredibly popular in the past few years, as they got some intense exposure on TV and in the media, in general. They are said to have the amazing property of making fat cells shrink, thus helping in the weight loss process. To begin with, raspberries are, without a doubt, a great addition to any diet, because they have high levels of antioxidants and they don’t contain many calories or a lot of sugar. However, you would have to eat immense quantities of the fruit in order to get an appropriate concentration of raspberry ketones. So after doing a bit of research on raspberry ketones, here is what I found.
How it works
The human body was already gifted with a hormone whose sole purpose is to burn fat. This hormone is called adiponectin. In normal conditions (balanced diet, proper exercise) this hormone is doing its fat burning job and, on top of that, it is also in charge of enhancing insulin sensitivity, which can decrease the levels of sugar in our blood. In short, this means that the calories we consume are effectively turned into energy. As a result, they are not stored on our thighs or around our stomach.
However, an improper diet and lack of exercise may put our adiponectin hormones in a position of becoming overwhelmed with the large amount of calories that it needs to metabolize. Given the fact that our fat burning hormone is overwhelmed, our body resorts to soring some of the fat away. This is basically the science behind weight gain. This is where raspberry ketones come in. There have been various studies that showed a decrease of fat levels in mice. It seems that raspberry ketones can stimulate the release of adiponectin. As a result, blood sugar levels are decreased, the metabolism is boosted and all that fat tissue that has been stored around our bellies and on our thighs gets easily burned.
Although there have been no clinical studies that can replicate the results raspberry ketones had on mice, there have been countless tales of people losing a lot of weight due to raspberry ketones. And given the fact that the extract has no side effects, it may be just the right way for you to get a head start in the weight loss process.
How to take it
The ideal dosage of any raspberry ketone extract is of 200 or 250 mg per day. Ideally, the patient should take two tablets of 100 mg each per day, one in the morning and another one in the evening.
One thing you should keep in mind is to always check the label of the supplement and make sure that the raspberry ketone extract is listed first and that it has no other added ingredients such as caffeine.
Apart from taking raspberry ketones extract, you should also keep a balanced diet and start exercising regularly. Relying exclusively on the raspberry ketones supplement to solve your weight loss problem would surely be a mistake.