Raspberry Ketones - A Natural Aid for Anyone Who's Struggled to Get In Shape.
Every woman or indeed man who's struggled to lose weight knows the secrets to disguising extra fat. Wear all black to look slimmer. Suck those extra inches in with "thinning" garments (even if you can't breathe). And if all else fails - go baggy to hide everything!
The problem isn't limited to women, either. Guys who battle pot bellies, love handles, and other stubborn trouble spots have mastered the art of disguise too. Guys are tired of wearing oversized clothes on a hot summer's day or T-shirts in the pool, just to hide the "single pack."
All of this careful disguise work can be ... well ... exhausting!
But take heart, why Raspberry Ketones can't work magic on their own, but the independent scientific results are in and the effects on fat loss are compelling, so is the flood of customer feedback here at Labrada.com
So What Are Raspberry Ketones - And Why All The Buzz About Them?
Here's the key benefits.
Understanding the power and effectiveness of raspberry ketones, Labrada has introduced its new, all-natural Raspberry Ketones supplement. If it seems like everywhere you go more and more people are talking about this product, we're not surprised.
Everyday people using Raspberry Ketones are seeing real results - and now it's time to get in on the action! No matter what your age or where you struggle most with extra fat, you'll notice the difference with Raspberry Ketones.
Why the "Real Thing" Isn't Practical or Convenient.
You might be thinking, "So why not just eat some whole raspberries?"
Not a bad idea - that is, if you could stomach the sheer volume of raspberries needed to get the same amount of ketones found in Raspberry Ketones. To experience comparable weight-loss benefits, experts estimate that you would need to consume a whopping 90 pounds of raspberries!
Clearly, this is not realistic - neither physically nor financially! With Raspberry Ketones, you can skip the bushels of raspberries and get the ingredients you need in a condensed, more manageable serving size - in two easy capsules, to be exact!
Not a Quick Fix But A Simple Effective Addition To Achieve Faster Fat Loss
There is just no denying the power and overall health benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating.
At Labrada, we've never been about a quick fix. But a quick support system? Who wouldn't want that?
Raspberry Ketones gives you that extra edge in the battle for the six pack and the data is extremely compelling with very positive feedback from customers, may of which you can see on this page.
Just think of Raspberry Ketones as your complement - not replacement - to balanced, healthy living. You've done the hard work by getting active and cleaning up your diet; now Raspberry Ketones will give you a helping hand to maximize your results. No more "wardrobe deception" needed!
This article has just barely scratched the surface of Raspberry Ketones. To learn more about the important role Raspberry Ketones play in supporting fat loss, and various other health benefits please feel free to read our "Digging into the Science" section below by Monica Mollica BSc , MSc.
Digging Deeper Into The Sciencego to top
Raspberry has been used throughout the centuries for nutritional and medicinal purposes. Like its popular relatives, the strawberry and blueberry, raspberry contains an abundance of health promoting substances. The unique fragrance and flavor of raspberry comes from raspberry ketone (also known as 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one) 1, which is unique to a raspberry, and is widely used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavoring agent in foodstuffs 2.
Raspberry Ketones for Fat Loss
Studies have shown that raspberry ketones hold promise for fat loss. In one study mice were fed a calorie rich high-fat diet supplemented with raspberry ketones. After 10 weeks it was shown that the raspberry ketone supplementation prevented both subcutaneous and abdominal (visceral) fat gain, and also protected against development of fatty liver 3. These anti-obesity effects are beneficial, since abdominal fat (the type of fat that causes protruding bellies even in otherwise "skinny" people) is strongly associated with obesity-related complications like the metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, even in the absence of classical risk factors 4,5. The association between abdominal adiposity and accelerated atherosclerosis has been shown to be independent of age, overall obesity or the amount of subcutaneous fat 5. Thus, raspberry ketones can help you get in better shape and improve your health.
Take one capsule twice daily or as recommended by your health care professional.
Keep out of reach of children. Protect from heat, light and moisture.
How Do They Work?
Raspberry ketones appear to stimulate fat loss several ways:
1. Increasing liberation of fat from fat stores (a process called lipolysis) 3,6.
2. Enhancing energy expenditure by activating thermogenesis (heat production) in brown adipose tissue (also known as BAT, see below) 3.
3. Increasing fat burning (fat oxidation) 3,6.
4. Increasing levels of the hormone adiponectin 6.
5. Suppress fat synthesis from fructose (sugar) overfeeding 3, and inhibit fat accumulation 6.
6. Inhibit fat absorption 3.
The effect of raspberry ketones on BAT and adiponectin are especially interesting.
BAT - Brown Adipose Tissue
Brown Adipose Tissue, also known as BAT, is a special type of fat tissue that produces heat instead of storing fat7. It was previously thought that BAT was only present in significant amounts in rodent, and infants 8. However, recently has been shown that even adult humans have metabolically active BAT depots 9,10, that can be induced and stimulated7. This has put BAT in the spotlight of obesity research 8-11; thus, we are most likely going to hear a lot about BAT -in the near future. Bearing this in mind, it is interesting that raspberry ketones stimulate BAT induced increases in energy expenditure. The more you can increase your ability to burn off excess calories (by raising your energy expenditure), the better are your odds of shedding those unwanted pounds of fat.
Adiponectin - the fat cell hormone
Fat cells are often regarded as calorie storing depots. However, fat cells also secrete several substances hormones, both good and bad (depending on the location of the fat depots) 12-17. One of the good hormones secreted from fat cells is adiponectin 18-21. Adiponectin is a relatively newly discovered adipose tissue derived hormone that circulates in the blood at high levels 22, and has multiple health promoting effects.
Adiponectin enhances insulin sensitivity, lowers blood glucose (blood sugar) and reduces triglyceride levels 22-24, in addition to boosting fat burning 25. Apart from its anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive and anti-atherogenic properties, recent studies have revealed that adiponectin also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer functions 19-21,26,27. Actually, one mechanism by which abdominal fat causes metabolic and cardiovascular diseases is via a reduction in adiponectin levels 26. Low levels of adiponectin contribute to the development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in obese or overweight people 18,22. Adiponectin levels are inversely related to the degree of adiposity 23, which means that the lower the adiponectin levels, the more fat we're likely to be carrying around.
It is interesting that exercise, which is well known for all its beneficial health effects, also increases adiponectin levels 28. The importance of adiponectin is further underscored by proposals to make it a biomarker for different health conditions, and a therapeutic target for health promotion interventions 21. It has further been speculated that adiponectin - or interventions that stimulate adiponectin secretion or action - might play a role in the therapeutic armament against disease states associated with insulin resistance, mainly type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity 29. Thus, the ability of raspberry ketones to increase adiponectin secretion undoubtedly contributes to the anti-obesity and health promoting effect.