Dr. Mehmet Oz recently proclaimed the benefits of consuming raspberry ketone supplements on his TV program, The Dr. Oz Show.
There has been increased hype about the supplement as a fat burner and a metabolism booster.
But, do Raspberry Ketones really work?
What are Raspberry Ketones?
An enzyme derived from red raspberries put into supplement form.
The red raspberry has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, but recently we are hearing of it being used for weight loss.
Claims and Benefits
- Burns stored fat by increasing adiponectin hormone
- Decreased insulin production to reduce fat storage
- Break through weight loss plateau
- Increased metabolism and increased body temperature
- Promising results from animal studies
- Natural form of supplementation intended for weight loss
- Reported low side effect risk
Caution with Weight Loss Supplements
Those with heart disease, heart conditions, asthma, COPD, or Diabetes should use extreme caution with this supplement. As always, be sure to ask your doctor about supplements before taking them.
Weight loss supplements of any kind can have added ingredients like green tea, bark extracts, caffeine, and others. The numerous ingredients should always make you proceed with caution.
A good resource is Consumer Labs where you can find out all about the ingredients in over the counter supplements.
Raspberry ketones have not yet been tested on humans. Ask your doctor first, choose the most natural supplement, and proceed with caution until further studies on humans are done.
It is still too early to say whether or not this is a valid diet supplement.
As we know, there is nothing better than proper diet and exercise! Even though Dr. Oz is a doctor, it is important to remember The Dr. Oz Show is still a television program made to attract viewers and money.