The issue of what approach is best for weight loss is indeed a weighty matter (no pun intended). While exercises and judicious nutritional choices remain to be the most effective ways to keep you from accumulating those extra pounds around your midriff, dietary supplements are highly recommended too. These supplements should be taken only as a complement to exercises and proper nutrition but not as effective remedies of their own right.
The biggest dilemma for many would-be dietary supplement consumers remains which products to trust in a market bursting with offers left, right and center. Today I will take you through a comprehensive analysis of raspberry ketone supplements. I will also objectively review two leading supplements to make it easier for you to make a choice.
A Compound with a Broad Range of Health Benefits
Raspberry ketone is an aromatic chemical found in red raspberries (Rubus idaeus). In fact, the compound is the one which gives raspberries their distinctive scent. For a long time, the compound was only used in perfumes and as an additive in packaged foods, primarily as a flavoring agent. It is only relatively recently that it has been found as an affective health compound to be sold as a supplement.
Despite its name, the aromatic compound is available in many other fruits including cranberries and blackberries. The aromatic ketone is also found in some limited amounts in anise seeds.
The aromatic compound has some very well known health benefits but the most remarkable ones are as a remedy for addressing negative effects of weight gain and obesity. There are also studies which have shown anecdotal evidence that the compound helps increase the body’s mass of lean muscles.
How the Ketone Helps with Weight Loss
To be honest, there has been very little independent research about how these supplements aid in reducing body weight in human subjects. The companies which market the product though have, with understandable enthusiasm, presented detailed data showing how users who have taken the supplements observed remarkable reduction in body weight.
This said, some pretty conclusive studies carried out on animals have shown that the compound boosts metabolic rate remarkably. This is a good indicator as people with high metabolic rates are able to burn more calories than those without such a natural advantage. There are also some studies which have shown the raspberry extract to be effective stimulating the body to produce a hormone called adiponectin that is crucial to metabolic rate in the human liver.
Comparison with Other Supplements
The action of raspberry ketone on managing body weight is directly comparable to two other types of supplements:
- Garcinia cambogia and
- Green coffee beans extract
On the face of it, the popularity of the ketone is nowhere near the runaway fame that the other two supplements, especially Garcinia Cambogia, have managed to get. Garcinia Cambogia has for instance been very prominent in some celebrity health and wellness infomercials such as on the Dr. Oz Tv show. Raspberry ketone based supplements have not managed to garner a comparable level of popularity.
One other reason the ketone has not been able to make the same sort of impact compared to other supplements is that the message of its qualities as a body weight management remedy has never hit home with quite the same impact. It is arguable that the aromatic compound’s reputation as a food additive and perfume base has stood in the way of it receiving as much widespread acceptance as it should otherwise be getting.
Popular Raspberry Ketone Health Supplements
Despite the preceding information, raspberry based supplements are quite prominent in the dietary supplements market. Here I have reviewed two of the most highly rated products in the line:
1. Pure Health Raspberry Ketone
Produced and marketed by the well known health products brand, Pure Health Naturally, this is one of the most popular raspberry based supplements you can order on the web. The supplement is available in capsules format and buyers can opt between a 30 or 90 capsule bottle when placing their orders.
Each capsule comes with 400 milligrams of the raspberry extract. What is the more, the ketone is the only active ingredient present in the capsules. This is a crucial factor especially for anyone who is trying the supplement for the first time. After completing the dosage, it is easy to establish whether the changes (be they positive or negative) are owing to the potency of the active ingredient or not.
The recommended dosage is two capsules daily. This is understandable taking to account that the daily recommended nutritional minimum for the aromatic ketone is 800 milligrams for adult users. It is left to the consumer’s discretion whether to take the two capsules together or one at a time. The capsules should be taken about 30 minutes before meals accompanied by a glass of water measuring at least 10 ozen.
2. Raspberry Ketone Premium
This is yet another one of the popular supplements to be based on this aromatic raspberry extract. It is available in capsule form as well as liquid suspension in a droper-bottle. The promoters of the supplement insist the ketone drops are up to 5 times more effective than capsules seeing that they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream upon ingestion.
Each capsule in the bottle has 500 milligrams of 100% pure raspberry-extract ketone. The recommended dosage is 2 capsules daily to give you a total of 1000 milligrams of active ingredient in the dietary supplement in 24 hours. The capsules are sold in a standard bottle with 60 capsules, enough for a 30 day supply.
The supplement is sold with a 100% money back guarantee offer. The offer is extended for an unprecedented 90-day period. Buyers who feel that the product does not deliver on the guarantees provided by the manufacturer can return the capsules or liquid suspension and have their purchase price refunded with no obligations demanded on their part.
Which is Better of the 2 Dietary Supplements?
I have looked up user reviews posted on the two products on the web and compared them for objectivity. By all reasonable measures, the Raspberry Ketone Premium has an edge over the Pure Health Naturally alternative. To begin with, the latter offers the standard required daily intake of the ketone at 1,000 milligrams. The Pure Health Naturally product only offers the minimum recommended intake. Other advantages of the Premium brand include:
- Availability of a liquid drops supplement as alternative for those who prefer not to take capsules
- A comprehensive 100% money back guarantee extended to 90 days
Point to Keep in Mind When Buying Raspberry Extract Dietary Supplements
As with all other drugs and health supplements, you cannot be too careful when purchasing raspberry-extract dietary supplements online. For complete assurance that you are on the safe side, these are some factors to keep in mind:
- Go for products which contain 100% pure active ingredients without adding binders, filler or other ingredients.
- Do not accept offers for supplements formulated with synthetic ketones
- Always be on the lookout for unsupported and exaggerated claims such as guarantees to lose a specified amount of weight within a matter of days.