Overview

Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries, as well as kiwifruit, peaches, grapes, apples, other berries, vegetables such as rhubarb, and the bark of yew, maple, and pine trees.

People take raspberry ketone by mouth for obesity. It became popular for this after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz television show during a segment called "Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle" in February 2012. But there is no good scientific evidence to support its use for this or any other purpose.

People apply raspberry ketone to the skin for hair loss.

Raspberry ketone is also used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent.

How does it work ?

Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help with obesity. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that raspberry ketone might increase metabolism, increase the rate at which the body burns fat, and reduce appetite. But there is no reliable scientific evidence that raspberry ketone improves weight loss in humans.

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