Raspberry Ketones. The REAL TRUTH

The facts about Raspberry Ketones and how they work…

Raspberry Ketones…What is the REAL TRUTH about them?


Raspberry Ketones-Not all brands are considered equal!

“What are Raspberry Ketones and Do they WORK?” For more information email beckylgould@gmail.com

Note: After tons of research and investigating what manufactures are legitimate, I finally found the truth behind Raspberry Ketones and I want to share that with you.

In plants, raspberry ketone is synthesized from coumaroyl-CoA. Extraction of pure raspberry ketone is usually 1-4 mg per kg of raspberries, therefore eating raspberries or raspberry seed, leaf or fruit extracts will not yield enough of the metabolic boosting properties. The natural abundance of raspberry ketone is very low, which makes it difficult to obtain a high ketone yield in a fruit, seed, or leaf extract.

The preferred form is a synthetically produced raspberry ketone powder that can be put into a capsule. This is prepared by a variety of methods from various intermediates. One of the ways this can be done is through a crossed aldol-catalytic hydrogenation, then goes through catalytic hydrogenation to produce raspberry ketone. This method produces a 99% yield. It is used extensively as vitamins, food additives, and the cosmetic industry for scent. In 1965, the Food and Drug Administration placed raspberry ketone on generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status. There are very few manufacturers that sell this type of raspberry ketone so it is important to know more about the manufacturer before you purchase anything. We have a listing of “legitimate manufacturers” that use this process and sell to distributors. The list can be obtained by emailing: beckylgould@gmail.com

A raspberry extract from the seed, leaf or fruit makes a very good anti-oxidant, but lacks the metabolism boosting properties of a pure white raspberry ketone powder that would be put into a capsule. To put into perspective, to obtain 250mg of pure raspberry ketone, one would be required to consume between 60-500lbs of raspberries, (ketone content is dependant on harvesting times), To obtain 250mg raspberry ketone from a simple raspberry ellagic standardized extract one would have to consume 100-300 capsules of even the highest quality ellagic extract. Raspberry products that state an ellagic content are extracts and are anti-oxidants, which yield minimal metabolic boosting properties. We’ve seen these placebos being called raspberry ketone on the market and this method of marketing is not ethical. To determine if you have pure raspberry ketone extract, the purer the material the more white it will be. The purest form will be white in the form of crystal-like needles inside of the capsule.

When given to mice in high doses (up to 2% of food intake), raspberry ketone has been shown to prevent high-fat-diet-induced elevations in body weight. This effect is reported to stem from the alteration of lipid metabolism, increasing norepinephrine-induced lipolysis (fat loss). Although products containing this compound are marketed for weight loss, this effect has not been studied in humans, but we are very impressed by the preliminary results.

There are only a few manufacturers that manufacture the raspberry to its raw form. Then  then supply to a laboratory. The laboratory then puts this  pure Raspberry Ketone product in powder capsulized  form. The best ingested capsules would be in vegetable skin, as these are easer and faster absorbtion method. Synthetic skins can be harmful. While many companies carry a variety of raspberry  products, the only companies that are currently carrying a true raspberry ‘ketone’ product are hard to find on the internet because they normally just sell to resalers or retail stores.

There is a email link at the end of this blog that will supply you with that list of manufacturers and their requirements for purchasing the Rasberry Ketone power, vegetable capsules and products.

Raspberry tablets are best used in 100-500mg doses (1-2 capsules) with meals once daily. It is recommended that if you are new to taking this product, start with the lower dosages until you see how your body responds.  If using twice daily, go with the lower dose range. Do not exceed 2 x 500mg doses in a single day.

Due to Raspberry Ketones action on free fatty acids, the ideal accompanying diet would be one of lower glycemic carbohydrate, higher protein and low to moderate healthy fats, in the form of fish oil, extra virgin olive oil, or macadamia nut oil. While being careful to maintain calories under your base metabolic requirements.

Mechanism of action
Raspberry Ketones are similar in structure to synephrine and capsaicin, which are both noted as being thermogenic due to their release of norepinephrine. Norepinehrine increases lipolysis (which means the breakdown of white fat cells), enhances focus and attentiveness, and suppresses appetite.

Norephinephrine
As a stress hormone, norepinephrine affects parts of the brain where attention and responding actions are controlled. Along with epinephrine, norepinephrine also underlies the fight-or-flight response, directly increasing heart rate, triggering the release of glucose from energy stores, and increasing blood flow to skeletal muscle.

Triglycerides are transported through the blood to appropriate tissues (adipose, muscle, etc) by lipoproteins such as chylomicrons. Triglycerides present on the chylomicrons undergo lipolysis by the cellular lipases of target tissues which yield glycerol and free fatty acids. Free fatty acids released into the blood are then available for cellular uptake. Free fatty acids not immediately taken up by cells may bind to albumin for transport to surrounding tissues that require energy.

Lipase
is an enzyme necessary for the absorption and digestion of nutrients in the intestines. This digestive enzyme is responsible for breaking down lipids (fats), in particular triglycerides, which are fatty substances in the body that come from fat in the diet. Once broken down into smaller components, triglycerides are more easily absorbed in the intestines. Lipase is primarily produced in the pancreas, but is also produced in the mouth and stomach. Lipases also act at a specific position on the glycerol backbone of lipid substrate (A1, A2 or A3). For example, human pancreatic lipase (HPL), which is the main enzyme to break down fats in the human digestive system, converts triglyceride substrates found in ingested oil to monoglycerides and free fatty acids.

In Conclusion, Raspberry Ketones trigger a reaction throughout the body. Once ingested by the body, Raspberry Ketones trigger a norepinephrine release. This causes the release of glucose from energy stores and increases the breakdown of triglycerides into free fatty acids. Once this has been completed Lipase takes over and breaks down the fats allowing them to be digested by the intestines. With this taking place your body will need to release more free fatty acids for energy since what was stored is now being burned.

Safety
In 1965, the Food and Drug Administration placed Raspberry Ketone on generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status. Raspberry Ketones became popular in the bodybuilding subculture back in 2005, but has not gained wide popularity until 2010. More recently, Dr. Oz stated Raspberry Ketones high on his list of effective metabolism boosters, and assured their safety profile when used as recommended.

If you would like a list of manufacturers that are reputable for making the raw product you can contact me at: beckylgould@gmail.com

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22 thoughts on “Raspberry Ketones…What is the REAL TRUTH about them?

  1. sweetopiagirl on said:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

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    • Most of the manufacturing companies want you to buy in bulk. Some of the ones that have the product are Maritz Mayer, Palmer Lab, NHS, Nutricap, Fusion, Ion, GMP, and Bactorlac.
      The Maritz Mayer was synthetic, but another company had the natural kind which I want to try even if it is a lot more money. I will keep everyone posted. If you want the name of the company with the natural kind, email me at beckylgould@gmail.com (I cannot mention names or I get in trouble with wordpress)
      Happy Dieting. Lets keep everyone posted on progress. I am metabolizing MUCH better then ever and I see a difference already in the way that my clothes fit. Plus I feel more energized!
      -Becky G

      • Do not buy from the brand names I mentioned. There is an investigation going on with 1 of them, I cannot say which online for legal purposes but feel free to email me at beckygould@ymail.com thank you and best to you all

  3. I NEED this, not just want it. Please help me to find it; it is not available in Canada. THANK YOU!

    • Hi karen, look for my new blog here that I am going to post regarding this info.I am really having difficulty finding legitimate sources for selling it since it went viral. But even if I have to have it made at a lab, I am going to get product that is safe, pure, and available. I used Superior1, but they told me they were a manufacturing comp and that is not true. Product seems good though, but I am so excited that I might be creating hype just because of the hope?
      Blog “follow” and if I find a TRUE lab or source, I will let you know. OR if I buy in bulk again, I will save some for everyone that is responding as first choice. I am soOO desparate to lose this weight and feel good again!

      • C Faber on said:

        I have lost 30 pounds and look and feel so much better. However, I want to try raspberry keytones from a reputable company to lose some of the belly fat from 2 c-sections (including a T- cut in emergency). I am working my abs out hard, but still need extra help. Please send me any info you have if you know of a real company that sells the all natural keytones with no added ingredients…don’t want to waste my money and I am willing to spend more for the real thing. Thanks so much!

      • I can totally relate after having 2 c sections and a hysterectomy- Sometimes the tummy just is loose skin from the pregnancy and then the stress of the c section. I had a case where they sewed me soooo tight that there was no way that area would ever look (flat) the same again without surgery. This is the case where tummy tuck or massage is neccessary to detach the scar tissue from the skin and muscles to that the scar-tummy lie flatter. I am not sure of your exact condition, but I would take some picture and get some suggestions from surgeons and from mayafacial massage therapists. You may just need a slight bit of massage or a mini tummy tuck to have it go back..Hey bottom line is you have beautiful NEW LiFE from those c sections and that is your warrier scar/ belly- Be proud..bottom line is that when we are proud of ourselves we shine from inside out and a little belly fat is not the end all. COnfidence rides over perfect body any day! Most men/ women will agree.

  4. Terri Pelle on said:

    really anxious to try this

  5. Hi Becky – thank you for posting this, very helpful. I emailed you for the contacts so I can buy raspberry ketones.

    • John, most of the manufacturing companies want you to buy in bulk. Some of the ones that have the product are Maritz Mayer (where I purchased in bulk), Palmer Lab, NHS, Nutricap, Fusion, Ion, GMP, and bactorlac. I may be purchasing in bulk again and trying Palmer out of Idaho.
      The maritz mayer was synthetic and palmer had the natural kind which I want to try even if it is a lot more money. Good luck to you! If I do buy in bulk you are welcome to purchase from me at cost plus shipping. I will keep everyone posted.

  6. Dena Stovall on said:

    I would like to know the 5 manufacturers that carry the pure radberry ketones. I realize I will have to buy in bulk and that ok. I don’t want to put something harmful in my body or something that is worthless. Thank you, in advance, for all of your research.

    • Hi Dena;
      Email me at beckylgould@gmail.com com and I will send you that link. Yes it is good that you are looking into
      making sure that what you put into your body is good…20/20 did an article and it is horrible to see that many labs are not
      even testing products for toxins.

  7. Hi Becky,

    I was wondering if you ever looked into:

    Raspberry Ketones 100% Pure USA Ketone Powder for Weight Loss & Appetite Suppressing see Dr Oz – 100,000 mgs (100 gms) Bulk Pack – Equals 400 250mg Servings for $49.95
    by Prescribed For Life

    I found them on Amazon. Is the product/price too good to be true? The product is white and upon close examination looks like tiny, short little crystal needles, and smells like rasberries. It is just as you described. It does not dissolve in water/liquid.

    The price just seems too good to be true. I don’t want to be putting something harmful into my body, and purchasing from a company that is not legitimate. So I was wondering if you have had experience with this company. Your insight is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Ann

    • This is a very good question. I started on the same sort of powder when I first found out about raspberry ketone and so I scoured the internet and bought what I though looked ok (but who really knows). Then I had sort of a racing heart after I tried it. So I think mine had something weird in it because no one else has complained about it. So a waist of $40..
      Then I tried another product from a much more reputable source and that worked ok, but I wanted MORE. So that is when I switched to 7-Keto and I like this combo with the white kidney bean/ anti apococyte and African mango. Seems everyone is drawn to one product so I have been told by doctors that it depends on your own body chemistry.

      • Maria Chriss on said:

        Confused? Which way to go? Raspberry Ketone or 7-Keto. Please send me list for both as I continue my research. After having gone through childhood Leukemia, now 10 years in remission, I have gained weight due to a tremendous work and study schedule with untimely eating cycles. I want my life back before the weight gain and so I am changing it to include exercise and timely healthy meals. Nothing foreign or man made junk for me.
        Thanks.

  8. Jennifer on said:

    I have been taking the Keytones for approx 2 weeks..really no change..I just found out they are synthetic so I will discontinue. Hi0Tech Pharmaceuticals. What happens when we take synthetics?

  9. Wonderful blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get advice from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!

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    • Jackie, what brand are you taking? There are some fake products that are filled with sugar and swiss mocha type and that might be why- Please tell me the brand and also open up the capsule and taste the product- It should taste extremely bitter and should be golden beige in color. If you suspect it is fake contact the FDA immediately. If you want the real product that came out with blind study weight loss 17-22lbs on every subject buy the product from Vitamin Advocates or go direct. Hope this helps.

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