Raspberry ketone has been flying off shelves since talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, called them “#1 fat busting metabolism booster.” Skeptics of weight loss pills have been hypercritical of raspberry ketone, while supplement makers believe Oz may be on to something. So what’s the truth behind this fruit byproduct?
Raspberry ketone is the natural phenolic compound derived from red raspberries. In case you’re not a chemist, a ketone is an organic compound that is essentially an acid created from the breakdown of triglycerides. More specifically, natural phenolic compounds are plant sources of antioxidants. In humans, ketones are found in the body after the breakdown of fat for fuel.
Research has shown that raspberry ketones work by boosting the breakdown of fat and increasing energy levels. The ketones increase metabolic rates dramatically, resulting in loss of stored fat. Excessive stored fat reduces the body’s ability to produce adiponectin and norepinephrine, two hormones that regulate metabolic rates. The ketones presence in the body causes increased levels of both hormones, tricking the body into accelerating the metabolism, and rapidly slicing fat.
As shown by well-known dietitian and weight loss guru, Lisa Lynn, it’s tough to argue with results. On the now famous episode of Oz, Lynn showed images of multiple clients who experienced extreme weight loss fueled by the use of the ketones. And according to the FDA, there hasn’t been any sign of the supplement producing negative side effects.
Raspberry ketone may be new to the American public, but it’s not new to Complete Nutrition. We got on the bandwagon long before “America’s Doctor.” Raspberry ketone is a supporting ingredient found in CTS360 Maximum and CTS360 Motivate, two of our cornerstone weight loss products. And like all of our products, we know that there is no such thing as a miracle pill. Nothing can beat the combination of hard work and quality diet — but our supplements are designed to help enhance results.