Raspberry Ketone - Glossary

Raspberry Ketone

Phenolic compound from red raspberries used as a fragrance and/or food flavoring. Raspberry ketone is also added to certain fat loss supplements due to evidence that suggests it has anti-obesity effects.  An unpublished pilot study on a proprietary form called Razberi-K™, demonstrated it enhanced post-exercise fat oxidation, although the results were apparently not large enough to be statistically significant.

Raspberry ketone may also be listed on supplement labels by its chemical name: 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one.

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Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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