You've probably heard some buzz about raspberry ketone health benefits around the gym or office – it's the ingredient that everyone’s excited about. But what is it and how can it help you?
What is raspberry ketone?
There aren't many things better than the smell of fresh raspberries – or as we like to call it, the scent of summer. Raspberry ketone is a compound that gives raspberries that deliciously sweet aroma. It’s also found in other fruits, such as kiwis, cranberries and blackberries.
The ingredient is far from a new discovery – it's been used in foods and cosmetics for years as a fragrance and flavouring agent. But recently it's been snapped up to aid weight loss.
How do raspberry ketones work?
Raspberry ketone is thought to help break down fatty cells and compounds in the body by increasing levels of adiponectin. This hormone regulates metabolism, speeds up how the body burns fat and reduces appetite. One study has also found that raspberry ketone has a similar structure to capsicum – a group of peppers that increases fat oxidation and prevents oxidation of cholesterol. By increasing your metabolic rate, your body should shift those additional calories.
How can I incorporate raspberry ketone into my diet?
Obviously, you want a piece of the raspberry ketone action. However, to get a significant boost of this hardworking ingredient, you’d actually have to eat over 90 pounds of raspberries per day. And as much as we love raspberries, we have a feeling that might be beyond us! Needless to say, it’s far easier to take raspberry ketone as a supplement. If you already lead a healthy and active lifestyle, 100mg or 200mg doses are best. And you’ll get the maximum benefit by taking them daily with breakfast and lunch.
If you really want to improve your metabolism, you can find natural raspberry ketone in our popular Slim Me supplements. This programme can help keep you in great shape by supporting digestion and keeping you feeling fuller for longer. And Slim Me only uses a natural extract of raspberry ketone so you can be confident that they're of the best nutritional quality.