Raspberry Ketone has been in the news recently as the new wonder weight loss product. Take a few pills and you will shed pounds, look slimmer, and regain your figure.
Sounds wonderful, but what is Raspberry Ketone? Well, in its natural form it comes, of course, from raspberries, and is the compound in the fruit that gives it its sweet smell. Before the weight loss excitement it was used mostly in the cosmetic, perfume and food flavoring businesses.
However, it takes tons of raspberries to provide just a drop or two of ketone, which is why most of the weight loss products on sale now are manufactured synthetically. And usually they are not 100% pure either, but contain other ingredients like Mango Extract, Acai berries, and so on.
So why has Raspberry Ketone been so heavily promoted? Because nearly everybody wants to lose some weight, but doesn’t want to make any effort in doing it. People want to lose weight the easy way, that is by not dieting, by not taking exercise or changing anything in their lifestyle. If you believe what the promoters say, you just take a couple of tablets and the pounds come off by themselves – what could be easier than that?
But does it work? Do people really lose weight? Well, some people may lose weight if they combine it with dieting or exercise, but if they don’t it’s doubtful if they will lose anything other than their money. There is no clinical research information available to show whether the product is currently effective or not – the only supporting data provided by promoters is research on mice!
So don’t get carried away by all the publicity. Weight loss fads come and go and Raspberry Ketone is just the latest in a long line of so-called wonder products that claim they can make you shed pounds effortlessly. If it were that easy Madonna wouldn’t spend three hours in the gym everyday!