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Raspberry Ketones?


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I am watching Dr. Oz and he recommended raspberry ketones as a natural substance to help with those who are struggling with losing weight. Well I have been plateauing for awhile and thought about adding this to my diet. I am curious first has anyone tried this and if so has it helped?  

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they have only been tested on mice.

Remember that Dr. Oz gets paid to promote products.

Good question, I watched the episode as well and am thinking of giving it a try..

Wasn't he the same guy that promoted HCG... the diet pill that requires you to starve, literally?

/shrugs & keeps change in pockets for more real raspberries.

Dr Oz is a phony. 

Is he really a fake? I never really watched his show until a couple weeks ago. I didn't think he was trying to promote it because he didn't really say any brands or anything but then again I don't know much about him and just started watching his show. It's hard to tell what really works these days. I think I'll give it a shot with one bottle as long as there is no dangerous side effects like diet pills tend to have. I was hoping someone knew something about it or had experience with it good or bad. 

Aren't ketones something really toxic that gets produced in a diabetics body when they go into shock?

Ketones are not inherently toxic.  They are what the body uses to convert fat into energy.  If you don't eat any carbs- or heavily restrict them- your body will rely on ketosis to convert fat into energy.  Diabetics probably have a lot of ketones when they go into shock, but the ketones don't put them into shock. That is usually caused by a drop in blood sugar.

Dr Oz is not a phony and he does great things and motivates alot of people. He has recommend a few diets that were trendy but also did some research on his own about them. He also researches nutrition and is one of the largest motivating factors in helping me start to lose weight. I love his just 10 program. It's amazing the health benefits of losing just 10 lbs.  Of course the man's benefit of losing 35 lbs is my absolute favorite ;)  *Snikers*

I saw the episode (yes- I'm guilty of watching Dr. Oz!) the other day.  I am also curious to hear from anyone that has tried raspberry ketones or from someone that, at the very least, has some reputable science to sway me in either direction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_ketone

I know it is definately EXPENSIVE if you are getting the real stuff. $20,000 for 2.2046lbs (1kg)

I don't know if Dr. Oz a phony, but he has a way of sensationalizing everything he talks about.  I have seen his commercials, and I would never take advice from him or watch his show.  Also, he got his start from Oprah.  I don't trust her or any of the people she thrusts into the limelight.  I wouldn't try a diet supplement that hasn't been tested on humans.  This one is probably not dangerous, but you will probably only lose weight in your wallet.

He's a cardiothoracic surgeon. I'm not sure how much training they receive in nutrition.

OP, you look very slim already. Perhaps maintaining for a while to give your body a break from weight loss is a good idea. It's definitely a better idea than buying into raspberry ketones helping with weight loss.

Original Post by smashley23:

they have only been tested on mice.

I found the paper where they tested it on rats... They basically dosed this compound in combination with a high fat diet to rats. They fed the rats 0.5%, 1% or 2% RK in combination with a high fat diet. The 1% and 2% RK group were significantly different than the other groups (the 0.5% group was not significantly different). They determined that RK causes changes in lipolysis. No change in consumption of food was observed.

So, it might help you to prevent weight gain but I don't see any proof that it will help you to lose weight. I also haven't seen any safety information on the compound and I have no idea if there is a reputable source that sells pure RK.

 

Original Post by brian702lose:

Dr Oz is not a phony and he does great things and motivates alot of people. He has recommend a few diets that were trendy but also did some research on his own about them. He also researches nutrition and is one of the largest motivating factors in helping me start to lose weight. I love his just 10 program. It's amazing the health benefits of losing just 10 lbs.  Of course the man's benefit of losing 35 lbs is my absolute favorite ;)  *Snikers*

Now you're getting the sarcasm thing!

Original Post by stargazer1:

Original Post by brian702lose:

Dr Oz is not a phony and he does great things and motivates alot of people. He has recommend a few diets that were trendy but also did some research on his own about them. He also researches nutrition and is one of the largest motivating factors in helping me start to lose weight. I love his just 10 program. It's amazing the health benefits of losing just 10 lbs.  Of course the man's benefit of losing 35 lbs is my absolute favorite ;)  *Snikers*

Now you're getting the sarcasm thing!

Not quite sarcasm but a bit of a dirty mind.

Thanks for all your answers guys. Although I didn't get any answers from anyone that has actually tried it it doesn't seem like it's very promising. I almost ordered some off amazon yesterday but I could't see what was all in the pills in the ingredient label and didn't want anything else thrown in there especially since I have a sensitive stomach and regular diet pills kill it (yes I tried them before I joined calorie count years ago and learned how useless they were). I also tried to research raspberry ketones and like some of you have said it has only been tested on rats which isn't very reliable. 

I know I don't have a lot of weight left to lose but I still am a little bit over my BMI and just want to be at a healthy one. I would also like to wear shorts this summer for the first time since middle school. I have just always been so self conscious. And at the weight I am currently there is no way I would.  I have taken a break since about September since others suggested. I just would really like to break past my plateau and was hoping there was some metabolism booster that could give me the extra push I need to get passed it. I am running out of ideas and optimism. 

 

I just watched the segment that he did on these raspberry ketones and there are a lot of things he said that may have some scientific basis but he is really pushing it. The woman that was on the show with him recommended 100-200mg per day.

In the study on rats, there was no benefit below 1% intake w/w per 100 g diet. 100-200mg is no where near 1% w/w of your diet. 100-200mg is 1% w/w of 10g or 20g of food. Our diet is probably closer to 500g of food per day.

Honestly, this kind of promotion kind of pisses me off.

Do you guys know anything about green tea metabolism boosters? Or are all these herbal ones just as useless as regular diet pills? 

Original Post by bierorama:

He's a cardiothoracic surgeon. I'm not sure how much training they receive in nutrition.

OP, you look very slim already. Perhaps maintaining for a while to give your body a break from weight loss is a good idea. It's definitely a better idea than buying into raspberry ketones helping with weight loss.

 Dr. Oz crossed the Woobicon the day he put on a supposed medium and psychic and suggested going to a flim-flam man was a valid alternative to visiting a grief counselor and/or therapist.

He's since crossed the line on many an occasion and has revealed himself to be entirely unserious outside of his specialty, and of dubious value even within it.

 Now, appearing on Oz' show doesn't automatically make anything useless, but seeing as that study in malfeasance and disingenuous nonsense about fitness, the PINK method also made their debut on Oz I'm inclined to say that any product, method or service that appears on his show has an automatic strike against it and will need to present their case with extra care to overcome the stigma of having been on the Oz show.

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