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Raspberry ketone is a naturally occurring chemical that gives rise to the distinctive smell of red raspberries. Other fruits and berries including kiwis, blackberries, and cranberries also contain trace levels of this chemical. It has a long history of flavouring soft drinks, ice cream, and other processed foods in addition to being used in cosmetics. As a result, the majority of people currently consume tiny amounts of raspberry ketones, either as a fruit flavouring or in fruit. Raspberry Ketones just recently gained popularity as a supplement for weight loss. Although the term “raspberry” may entice individuals, the supplement is not produced from raspberries.

A bowl filled with raspberries which has raspberry ketones in it.


The benefits of Raspberry Ketone include:

  • May reduce weight: According to some hypothesis, raspberry ketone increases the metabolic rate so that more fat is burned as fuel and more calories are used to generate heat and boost weight loss. Weight gain in later life is associated with an increase in the number of fat cells in the body. Known as adipogenesis, this expansion in the size and number of fat cells (adipocytes) involves many different cell receptors and the activation of several genes. However, human testing and trials are still going on to confirm this big claim on the ingredient.
  • Antioxidant properties: Numerous research have been done to learn ways to lessen oxidative stress because it is strongly related to many illnesses. In particular, efforts are being conducted to identify possible antioxidants in natural products. According to studies, raspberry ketone has a number of physiological effects. It has been demonstrated in numerous experimental settings that raspberry ketone shows antioxidant effects by reducing lipid peroxidation, upregulating antioxidant enzymes including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) and enhancing total antioxidant capacity (TAC). More clinical research is needed to validate the benefits of Raspberry Ketone as a powerful antioxidant and medicinal agent.
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  • May improve Skin health: Red raspberries are the source of raspberry ketones, which include significant levels of vitamin C and antioxidants that protect against UV and free radical damage. Some research relates to the cosmetic advantages of raspberry ketones. Raspberry ketones, when used topically as a component of a cream, seem to promote hair growth in persons who are experiencing hair loss. In healthy women, it may help increase skin elasticity. In addition to firming and tightening skin, raspberry ketones may also improve skin elasticity and minimise wrinkles and dark spots. By fading dark spots and balancing skin tone, raspberry ketone exhibits potential as a skin lightener. It functions by preventing the process known as melanogenesis, which is the synthesis of melanin. However, the efficiency is yet to test.

While raspberry ketone may have some possible health advantages, the effects on human beings have not been well investigated. When it comes to weight reduction or general wellbeing, it should not be used as a substitute for a good diet, frequent exercise, and other lifestyle factors because individual outcomes may differ. If you want to start adding raspberry ketone to your diet, it is best to visit a doctor or a trained nutritionist so they can provide you suitable recommendations based on your needs while keeping your past medical conditions (if any) in mind.


Ketones have a lot of similarities with two other molecules: capsaicin, which is present in chilli peppers, and the stimulant synephrine. Research suggests that these compounds can increase metabolism. Consequently, scientists made the assumption that raspberry ketones may have the similar result. In investigations involving test tubes using mouse fat cells, raspberry ketones: enhanced fat breakdown, mainly via enhancing the cells’ receptivity to the hormone norepinephrine, which burns fat. Adiponectin production was increased. Adiponectin is a hormone that fat cells release that may help control blood sugar levels and metabolism. Adiponectin levels are much greater in normal weight people than in obese people. When people lose weight, their levels of this hormone rise.

According to studies, those who have low levels of adiponectin are more likely to be overweight, develop type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and potentially develop heart disease.

 Therefore, it appears that increasing adiponectin levels might help in weight loss and reduce the chance of developing a number of disorders. Even while raspberry ketones increase adiponectin in mouse isolated fat cells, this does not guarantee that an actual human body would have the same impact. Some research suggests that there are natural alternatives to raspberry ketones for raising adiponectin. For instance, after only one week, exercise can boost adiponectin levels by 260%. Coffee consumption is also related to higher levels of adiponectin.


There is no human proof that raspberry ketones are effective. Raspberry ketones cannot be concentrated in the human body in the same manner that they can be concentrated in investigations on single cells conducted outside the body.  However, most research focuses on ketones as a proportion of the diet rather than a precise amount.  Raspberry ketones enhanced adiponectin levels and protected against fatty liver disease in another trial of 40 rats. The majority of animal investigations have used diets containing 1-2% raspberry ketones. People who wish to test ketones at lower concentrations than supplements can do so by eating raspberries. Fresh raspberries contain natural ketones, not synthetic ketones. The research, however, employed high amounts.

However, if you still want to learn more about raspberry ketone or want to supplement it for some reason, it is best to visit a doctor or a trained nutritionist so they can provide you suitable recommendations based on your needs while keeping your past medical conditions (if any) in mind.


Raspberry Ketone is also available as:

  • Raspberry Ketones 99% Synthetic
  • Raspberry Fruit Extract 8:1 4% Raspberry Ketones (added) (Fructus Rubi)
  • Raspberry Fruit Extract 5% Raspberry Ketones (added) (Fructus Rubi)
  • 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one
  • p-hydroxybenzyl acetone

It commonly available in:

  • Raspberry Ketone tablets
  • Raspberry Ketone capsules
  • Raspberry Ketone serum
  • Raspberry Ketone gummies

Glentworth Formulations is here to suit your every need. Everything from Tablets, Capsules and Powder blends.

If you are wanting to know more information, please get in contact with us. Either using the contact form or contacting us directly on: enquiries@glentworthformulations.com.

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