What are raspberry ketones?
Raspberry ketones are aromatic compounds found within red raspberry fruits (Rubus idaeus). Research of raspberry ketones is still in its early stages, though preliminary studies suggest that raspberry ketones may alter adiponectin, a hormone responsible for regulating metabolism.*
NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus is one of our weight-management products. Our formula contains 400 mg of raspberry ketones, plus a NatureWise proprietary blend of compounds and antioxidants that work synergistically to promote weight loss and immune function. These include resveratrol, African mango seed extract, acai, green tea extract, apple cider vinegar, kelp, and grapefruit seed extract.
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring plant compound found in the skin of grapes, wine, grape juice, peanuts, and berries. A member of the polyphenol group, these compounds are believed to provide protection against free radicals and contribute to a reduction of oxidative stress.*
African Mango Seed Extract
Irvingia gabonensis, a tree grown in central and west Africa, is more commonly called the African mango. Traditionally the seeds of the African mango have been used for various folk remedies.
Nicknamed the “beauty berry,” acai contains compounds believed to have many beneficial antioxidant properties. Despite its reputation as a berry, acai is actually a stone fruit containing a single seed.
Green Tea Extract
Our green tea extract contains 80% polyphenols. Unlike leaves used for black or oolong teas, green tea leaves do not undergo a fermentation process. Therefore, green tea retains higher levels of catechins, which are antioxidant compounds.
Kelp is a type of seaweed commonly eaten in Asian cuisines. Kelp naturally contains amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, and high levels of naturally occurring iodine.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract is derived from the seeds, pulp, and white membranes of the grapefruit and is used in various folk remedies.
What are raspberry ketones used for?
Raspberry ketones are most commonly used for weight loss and increasing lean body mass.
Are the raspberry ketones in this product made from a natural source, like anise plant, or some other source?
Raspberry ketones used in this product are bio-identical.
What is the suggested use?
The suggested use for NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus is as follows:
- Adults, take 1 capsule, twice daily
Can I take Raspberry Ketones Plus with another NatureWise weight management product?
Yes, NatureWise weight management products can be taken together.
Are raspberry ketones safe?
To date, and to the best of our knowledge, there are no published reports or studies on raspberry ketones suggesting that it is unsafe.
Before taking any supplement or medication, it is always advisable to contact your healthcare provider.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid use, since there is insufficient reliable information in this population.
What adverse reactions or side effects are reported with raspberry ketones?
To the best of our knowledge we are not aware of any adverse reactions or side effects to raspberry ketones. This product contains multiple ingredients, and, as with any dietary supplement, you should consult your healthcare provider before use, especially if pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition, taking medications, or have known adverse reactions or allergies.
Are there any drug or herb interactions reported with raspberry ketones?
Most herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs, or foods. Although by no means an exhaustive list, the interactions listed below are based on reports in scientific publications, laboratory experiments, or traditional use. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new medication or supplement.
- Antidiabetes drugs†
- Coumadin (Warfarin)
- †Raspberry Ketones are thought to reduce blood sugar levels, so caution is advised when taking it with diabetes medications.
- Herbs/dietary supplements
may lower blood sugar levels, caution is advised when taking it with other herbs that are thought to produce the same result. ketonesAs raspberry These include:
- Alpha-lipoic acid
- Bitter melon
- Devil's claw
- Guar gum
- Horse chestnut
- Panax ginseng
- Siberian ginseng
If a drug or dietary supplement is not on the list, does this mean there are no interactions?
The drug (or dietary supplement) you inquired about is not listed on our current list of known interactions. We strongly recommend that you consult your physician regarding your personal healthcare needs.
Are there any disease interactions reported with raspberry ketone?
There are none reported.
Are there any food interactions reported with raspberry ketone?
There are none reported.
What else do I need to know about NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus?
Each capsule contains 99% pure Raspberry Ketones (400 mg) and the NatureWise proprietary blend‡ of resveratrol, African mango seed extract, acai, green tea extract, apple cider vinegar, kelp, and grapefruit seed extract.
‡ blend is proprietary, NatureWiseSince the we unfortunately cannot disclose the exact amounts of each ingredient.
The vegetarian capsule is made of vegetable cellulose and contains organic rice bran extract. NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus does not contain yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, or hydrogenated oils.
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Please note that the following statement is required to accompany a health claim, such as “may reduce body fat.” It appears on all NatureWise labels and sales copy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.