Emerging benefits of Raspberry Ketones



What are Raspberry ketones?


Raspberry ketones are an all-natural chemical that is found in raspberries. Raspberry ketones are the reason for the smell of raspberries. They can also be found in cranberries, blackberries, and red raspberries. One kilogram of raspberry contains 1-4 mg of raspberry ketones, which equals 0.0001 - 0.0004 percent of the total weight of one kilogram of raspberry.



How do Raspberry Ketones help you?


In the past, raspberries have been used in perfume. But how does this relate to health and fitness? Raspberry is similar to synephrine and capsaicin, which can help you lose weight. Capsaicin is what makes hot chili peppers spicy, which has been connected with weight loss before. Drinking raspberry ketones can make fat cells break down more. This helps your body get rid of fat faster. Raspberry ketones also help to balance your metabolism.


Capsaicin and synephrine are stimulants that can boost people's ability to burn fat due to how they act on alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors. And raspberry ketones look like them, so some people think they might help burn fat too.


First of all, they can increase your adiponectin levels. Adiponectin is a hormone that helps regulate glucose levels and break down fats. People with obesity have lower levels of this hormone in their blood than those who are not obese. Efforts to reduce obesity have been shown to increase these levels as well. Low adiponectin has been found to be more strongly correlated with the amount of visceral fat as opposed to subcutaneous fat.


Fat is made of two types: subcutaneous fat, which is on the outside of your body, and visceral fat. When you use too many calories and don't exercise enough, your body will make more visceral fat. What does this mean? It means that a person who is overweight will have a hard time burning off visceral fat.


Raspberry ketones also stop the action of an enzyme that helps you digest fats. Is this a good thing? Well, when you do not use fats for digestion, they leave your body in droplets instead of being stored. Basically, by stopping the enzymes that help break down fat so that it enters your system, they are passed through it instead. This works well on a high-fat diet.







Other Potential Benefits of Raspberry Ketones


There are some other potential benefits of Raspberry ketone we can discuss aside from potentially helping one lose weight. These other benefits are discussed below.


Improve Cholesterol levels and Insulin Resistance

A study found that raspberry ketones may have a therapeutic role in controlling hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance among obese rats. But this was an animal study. The doses were very high for humans. Still, the study suggests that raspberry ketones contribute to upregulation of AQP7 expression, which is a protein that plays a role in metabolic function.

More research is needed to figure out if raspberry ketones can be used for normalizing cholesterol and insulin resistance in humans.


Increase Hair Growth

Japanese researchers say that raspberry ketone has a similar structure to capsaicin. Capsaicin is found in spicy peppers. If the raspberry ketones act like capsaicin, then they might be telling our nervous system to grow hair by increasing insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1).


Improve Skin Elasticity

Raspberry ketones have been used for a long time to improve hair growth. In this study, the researchers found that it also improves skin elasticity on the face. When raspberry ketones are applied to skin on the face, there is increased cheek skin elasticity at two weeks after application. The study was conducted with five women but it is a bit of promising evidence for raspberry ketones involving humans.




What are the side effects of Raspberry Ketones?


Raspberry ketone supplements may cause some side effects.

They may make you have a fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, or jitteriness.

Raspberry ketones can also lower your blood sugar levels and interact with certain medicines that are used to get your heart rate down, get your blood sugar down, or lower cholesterol.

Raspberry ketones are not safe for pregnant or nursing women.


Closing Thoughts


Raspberry ketones are natural phenolic compounds. They are found in raspberries, other berries, and some fruits. Raspberry ketones have traditionally been consumed for their anti-diabetic and cholesterol-lowering properties. Recently they have gained popularity due to their potential ability to help with weight loss.The evidence that raspberry ketones help with weight loss is not very strong. Most studies have been done on animals or single cells in a lab. There is some evidence that raspberry ketones can help with hair growth and improve skin elasticity in humans.


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