1. Sources and Habitation
Raspberry ketone is a natural phenolic compound that is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. Raspberry ketone occurs in a variety of fruits including raspberries, cranberries and blackberries. It is biosynthesized from coumaroyl-CoA.
2. Descriptions and Specifications of Product
Plant original: Rubus idaeus
Specifications: 98.0% Raspberry Ketone Test by HPLC
Molecular Formula: C10H12O2
Molecular Mass: 164.20
CAS NO: 5471-51-2
3. Indications and Uses
Raspberry ketone is used in perfumery, in cosmetics, and as a food additive to impart a fruity odor.It is one of the most expensive natural flavor components used in the food industry.
Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that it might increase some measures of metabolism.It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin.
4. Safety Concerns
There isnt enough information available to know if raspberry ketone is safe to take as a supplement. Raspberry ketone has never been scientifically studied in humans to determine if it causes side effects. However, there are some concerns about the safety of raspberry ketone because it is chemically related to a stimulant called synephrine. Therefore, it is possible that raspberry ketone might cause feelings of jitteriness, increase blood pressure, or rapid heart beat. In one report,someone who took raspberry ketone described feelings of being shaky and a pounding heart beat (palpitations).
5. Dosage Information
The current rat evidence uses a dosage range of 0.5452.18g/kg, which correlates to a human estimated dose of 80-340mg/kg or, for humans. Due to these doses being comparatively high relative to other fat burning compounds, the standard supplemental dosage of raspberry ketones is in the 100-200mg range. It is unsure if any of the above doses are optimal or even effective