The anti-obesity actions of raspberry ketones
Raspberry ketones are supposed to work on a very simple mechanism of weight loss. The supplement was so interesting that a few research studies were set up to investigate the effect of the powdered supplement. They are as follows-
Park KS published a research paper in Planta Med. 2010 Oct; 76(15):1654-8. Epub 2010 Apr 27 called as “Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.” This research paper stated two very important findings. One finding was that the 10 µM of raspberry ketones increased lipolysis or fat breakdown in the body. Another finding showed that the supplement caused increased secretion of adiponectin which was a hormone primarily made by adipose cells. The primary action of adiponectin was to increase the breakdown of fat. It also suppressed or prevented the body from storing fat in the form of fat deposits anywhere in the body. The study conclusively proved that raspberry ketones could be used as an herbal medicine to encourage fat breakdown.
Morimoto C and company carried out another research study published in Life Sci. 2005 May 27; 77(2):194-204. Epub 2005 Feb 25 called the “Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone.” The study stated that raspberry ketones were similar to capsaicin and synephrine in structure and this could be the reason why they exerted an anti-obese action. Mice fed a high-fat diet were also fed a concomitant amount of raspberry ketones. The rats actually showed weight loss along with an excessive secretion of norepinephrine which stimulated the body muscles to work harder and burn fat. This norepinephrine-induced lipolysis also seemed to heal a pathological fatty liver and alter the lipid metabolism inside the rat bodies.
Although these studies are still in their nascent stages, it’s only fair to notice that raspberry ketones encourage weight loss and are completely safe. Manufacturers recommend a daily intake of about 10mg per day to have the best effects but we do suggest you combine it with an effective workout regimen to lose as much weight as possible as quickly as possible.