What Is Raspberry Ketone?
Raspberry ketone is a natural phenolic compound responsible for the sweet and heavenly aroma of fresh raspberries. After rising to fame in the USA as a potential fat-burner, the powerful enzyme is now one of the most commonly used ingredients in weight loss supplements all around the world.
One of the most expensive components in the food industry, raspberry ketone is also used as a fragrance in perfumery and cosmetics to impart a floral and fruity odour.
How Can It Help?
Since raspberry ketone is structurally similar to the herbal stimulant synephrine, it has been quickly recognised by the dieting community as a possible thermogenic agent.
Thermogenesis refers to the body’s generation of heat and determines the amount of daily energy that is expended during periods of rest. A thermogenic agent is able to trick the body into burning calories at a faster rate throughout the day without any changes being made to either the diet or exercise routine. It does this by increasing resting metabolism and converting excess calories into heat, which can then be released by the body as thermal energy rather than being stored as fat.
Many scientists and nutritionists also believe that the fruit extract encourages the body’s production of certain hormones involved in the fat-burning process, such as adiponectin and norepinephrine.
Adiponectin is a protein hormone which assists in the breakdown of fat molecules, regulates blood sugar levels and boosts the metabolism. Obese individuals often have lower levels of adiponectin so increasing the secretion of this fat-burning hormone is important for both weight loss and long-term metabolic health.
Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that triggers the release of glucose from energy stores and helps to break down fat cells. It can also raise body temperature and slightly increase resting heart rate, which results in greater calorie expenditure and faster fat-burning.
Is There Any Scientific Evidence?
There are currently no EFSA approved health claims or scientific human studies that support the weight loss effects of raspberry ketone, although it is clear from anecdotal evidence that the ingredient has provided beneficial results for a very large number of people.
Raspberry ketone is still a relatively new ingredient, which explains this lack of scientific research, but more studies are expected to emerge in support of its effectiveness and force the EFSA to take note of its potential health benefits should its popularity continues to rise.
Who Uses Raspberry Ketone 2:2:1?
Speaking exclusively to OK! Magazine in April 2013, former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett revealed that Raspberry Ketone 2:2:1 had helped her to lose over a stone in preparation for her role as Janet Weiss in the theatre production of The Rocky Horror Show.
The soap star beauty managed to shift a remarkable 15 pounds and was hugely impressed with the supplement’s positive impact on her confidence as well as her figure. She even stated that she would be sticking with Raspberry Ketone 2:2:1 in future as she now looks to maintain her new and improved body shape.
The product has also been used by The Apprentice 2013 runner-up Luisa Zissman to help her lose a stone and get rid of her love handles. The star of the corporate reality series talked about the FORZA product at a recent photo shoot and swears by its success, describing it as "willpower in pill form".
What Is the 2:2:1 Ratio?
The 2:2:1 ratio is something that is completely unique to FORZA and it references the dosage of ingredients used in the product - two parts raspberry ketone, two parts caffeine and one part resveratrol.
Stimulants such as caffeine are vital in ensuring that physical and mental energy levels can be maintained when food intake is drastically reduced. Even light exercise can be too much for somebody who is suffering from ‘dieting fatigue’, so it is important to keep energy, endurance and focus as high as possible during this period.
Everybody has heard that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for their health. However, not many people know that most of the health benefits associated with red wine come from resveratrol, a natural compound found in grape skins. Resveratrol is one of the most widely studied plant compounds in the world and international conferences regularly take place to raise awareness of its potential anti-aging properties.
Are There Any Side Effects?
In 1965, the FDA gave raspberry ketone GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status. Since then, the natural compound has not been shown to have any adverse side effects when taken as a dietary supplement.
Take 2 capsules in the morning and 1 capsule in the afternoon. It is advised that you start with 1 capsule to assess individual tolerance.
Do not take more than 2 capsules at a time and never exceed 4 capsules in a single day. Take each serving with a full glass of water. If you have difficulty sleeping, do not take this product after 3pm.
Individual results may vary.
FORZA is certificated ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 so you can be assured that all of our products comply with the most demanding quality, safety and environmental standards.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers, persons under the age of 18, those who are sensitive to caffeine or individuals taking prescription drugs. Do not take if you have a known medical condition or if you are taking antidepressant medications. Food supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Side effects with this product are rare but please discontinue use immediately if any adverse reactions occur. Individuals should limit the use of caffeine while taking this product. Consult a physician prior to use. Use only as directed.
Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months of opening. Keep out of reach of children.
WARNING: You should not take more than one of our 2:2:1 weight loss products at any given time. You may alternate between them on a weekly or monthly basis but should never take multiple products at the same time.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsules
||Servings Per Container: 90
Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate (Anti-Caking Agent), Gelatin (Capsule Shell) - Derived from Porcine
Colourings: Candurin Silver Fine, Allura Red (E129)
Note: This product is not suitable for vegetarians.