A Trove of Treasure
Red raspberries are delicious fruits which get their aroma from the natural compound Raspberry ketone. The aroma is so wonderful that it can also be used in food items such as colas, ice cream and even cosmetics.
Surprisingly it is not this aroma but something else which has made it so special. What has brought the Raspberry ketone to limelight is the report that it has the capacity to reduce weight. Whether it is true or not, no one can say for sure because no human trial has been conducted till now. In fact for the last 10 to 15 years numerous studies have been done only on animals like rats, mice and rabbits. It has been found that this ketone supplement affected the metabolism of animals dramatically. The resultant effect was that this supplement
• quickened the processing of fat
• reduced fat tissues
The conclusion drawn from this experiments that this ketone supplement had truly affected the metabolism of the animals has aroused the interest of the scientists. This encouraged them to think that this same supplement may to a certain extent have the same dramatic effect on human beings also for example it may end up in reducing their weight. However, as had been said earlier no one is absolutely sure of the conclusion that this supplement would definitely have the same effect on human beings as it had on animals.
As for now the scientists have advised that people would be better off in concentrating on healthy balanced diet and physical exercises for the time being rather than expecting too much from any miracle drug. Nevertheless we should without losing hope feel happy and much assurance in the fact that instead of rejecting it outright the scientists have given us hope that there is still a scope for research on garcinia cambogia. The best thing is that it is available from not only raspberries but also from cranberries and blackberries and barks of many trees.
It is generally accepted that Raspberry ketone is safe as a food additive and it has been permitted to be used in cosmetics. The fact is that it has been placed in the generally recognised as safe list by US Food and Drug Administration since 1965. But we must know that there are no studies done so far on the long term effect of its use. Since this ketone supplement has some similarities to some other known stimulants it is assumed by scientists that it will most probably have some side effects. As nothing is much known about it, it cannot be said with certainty exactly what dosage would be safe to take.
However, it has been found in all studies that raspberry ketone regulates the hormone adiponectin which is responsible mainly for metabolism. The function of 'the thin hormone' Adiponectin consists of:
• glucose regulation
• fatty acid catabolism
In fact people should remember that no miracle drug has been found out for weight loss. Even when taking Raspberry ketone we have to combine it with well balanced diet and physical exercise. Only then we would have the desired effect.