Raspberry Ketone – A retrospective
The origin of the supplements of raspberry ketone can be traced back to the 1960s. So, this compound has been around for several years now. The first time the product was marketed was way back in the year 1960. In fact much more than the supplement itself the idea of weight loss is comparatively new to consumers. Earlier, the concept of weight loss with the help of raspberry ketone was not popular. But it was only after a popular television show that people have started running after the product. And this product is very popular among the obese people.
The studies were extensively carried out on male mice. It was observed that this particular compound did not allow the accumulation of fat in the male mice. In a second study that was conducted the male mice was fed with high fat diet and was administered this fat burning compound. It was confirmed that fact did not accumulate in the body of the mice. However, no studies have been conducted on human beings; nevertheless the anecdotal evidence indicates that the compound may be effective for human beings.
How can raspberry ketone studies in mice related to human beings?
Studies revealed by John Hopkins Medical suggest that about 85% of the genomes of human beings and mouse are the same. And for this reason mouse is oftentimes used for clinical trials. So, this suggests that there might be certain similarities in findings between rodents and human beings. But not all findings may be related. So, the best way to find out the effectiveness of products on human beings is by carefully studying the outcome of the experiments that are conducted on human beings scientifically. However, till date no studies have been conducted on human beings.
As per anecdotal evidence the reports that are obtained cannot be considered as concrete proof as the data has been collected as per differing human reporting. And the reporting can be drawn out on the basis of bias, isolated incidents, and hype. Although the anecdotal evidence can be a good base for hypothetical studies but in reality unless a scientific approach is taken, nothing can be concluded about the effectiveness of a particular product.
Generally as per the ratings of the FDA, raspberry ketone has been rated as GRAS or Generally Recognized as Safe. As far as the ingredients are concerned, you might come across details provided by vendors as different. This is because there are many manufacturers that include additional ingredients to get hype.