Raspberry Ketones: What Can They Do For You?
Our product of the month – Mango-Plex with Raspberry Ketone – is one of the top selling supplements here at Valley Medical. This supplement is loaded with beneficial ingredients, including African mango seed, green tea, green coffee bean, and raspberry ketones. Wait, what? Raspberry ketones, you say? I’ve heard about those before, but can you tell me more? Well, we’re glad you asked.
What Are They?
Raspberry ketones are natural substances that give raspberries their smell. Cranberries, kiwis, and blueberries also contain small amounts of raspberry ketones, but as the name not-so-subtly points out, the concentration is highest in raspberries. Raspberry ketones are used in small amounts in some processed foods as a natural flavor, but in higher doses, they are being used in many weight loss supplements, including Mango-Plex.
How Do They Work?
Researchers became interested in raspberry ketones as a weight loss supplement when they noticed that the molecular structure was similar to that of two other substances already known to boost metabolism: capsaicin and synephrine. Because the structure was so similar, researchers concluded that raspberry ketones would work in the same way as these two metabolism-boosting supplements. Then they set out to test that theory.
Researchers’ suspicions were backed up when a 2010 animal study reported that raspberry ketones can help increase the breakdown of fat and stimulate the release of adiponectin, a hormone that helps boost metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. In most cases, thinner people have higher adiponectin levels than people who are overweight. On the other hand, low levels of adiponectin are associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
If you’re interested in seeing what raspberry ketones – paired with several other metabolism-boosting ingredients – can do for you, take advantage of our October special, which includes a bottle of Mango-Plex with Raspberry Ketone.
October 9, 2014