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Side effects of Raspberry ketone

raspberry-ketone-weight-lossThe hot topic among health conscious people who always desired to have zero figure or the people who were fed up of trying different random therapies in order to loose their “tyres” is none other than a magical compound. Raspberry ketone is believed to do miracle in weight lose therapy but this new trending Raspberry ketone that claims great succes rates as a medicine for weight loss has recently indicated some side effects. The side effects cannot be ignored as its consumption can cause serious health troubles in the long run suggests the new reports.

The natural content of raspberry ketone is very small and so the compound is synthesized from red raspberries  (Rubus idaeus) and other berries like black berry artificially using different organic reactions. Commonly used for controlling obesity it is also used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent. Although products containing this compound are marketed for weight loss, there is no clinical evidence for this effect in humans.”Reliable research on the use of raspberry ketone for any health condition in humans is currently lacking. Further high-quality research is needed,” said Catherine Ulbricht, senior pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Study on mice fed a high-fat diet found raspberry ketone prevented weight gain in the liver, and gains of visceral fat (“belly fat”) that surrounds organs. The success rates are the supporting factor though. Earlier researches didn’t indicate any side effects but recent study demonstrated that when mice were fed very high doses of raspberry ketone there was a statistically significant prevention of high-fat-diet-induced elevation in body weight. The high dose effect is accounted to stem from the alteration of lipid metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first categorized raspberry ketones as a “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) food additive in the 1960s. However GRAS status is given under the assumption that a person will consume less than two milligrams of raspberry ketone a day. Raspberry ketones have never been tested on humans in scientific studies.The only research on the effect of raspberry ketones on fat are a handful of animal studies. The production and consumption rates of this artificially synthesized though indicates alarming threat from this diet supplement. Raspberry ketone is not well studied at concentrations used in supplements – which can range from 50 to 250 milligram per serving. And there are some known side effects from their use.

Raspberry Ketones Side EffectsRaspberry ketone is also suspected to react with medicines, such as those that regulate heart rate and cholesterol, and hormones.Researchers concluded that by stimulating lipolysis (the breakdown of fats) and other chemical processes, raspberry ketones suppress fat accumulation and improve fat metabolism. As raspberry ketone In this case, the effects of raspberry ketones were documented but the underlying mechanism of how this worked was not confirmed. Even as a cosmetic the effect of raspberry ketone have not been confirmed for some having positive action on skin. Raspberry ketone is also believed to alter hormonal activities. Interference with hormonal activities leaves a serious question mark on the mechanism of working of raspberry ketone. Manipulating hormones can lead to mood swings and improper functioning of certain organs creating long term malfunctioning of metabolism often triggering other diseases.

Nutritional supplement manufacturer Andrew Lessman criticized and countered sensationalized media and marketing claims about raspberry ketone’s purported weight-loss benefits and strongly cautioned against its use. More than 30% of Americans are overweight and so they sort to raspberry in the hope of loosing the extra kilos quickly. There is no measure to limit the amount of the compound present in the consumer goods and so there is no guarantee of safe consumption of the compound. Some consumers do reported chronic metabolic troubles after the consumption of the compound. Diabetic patients also reported weakness after taking the commercially available pills of the compound. All and all nothing can be said about this potential drug untill more research statistics and its long term effects are studied deeply. The controversy of the side effects of raspberry ketone surely indicates that long term consumption is unfit and should be avoided.

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