If you’re looking to aid your weight loss efforts, you may be considering including raspberry ketones into your diet as a supplement. Although there is evidence to suggest that raspberry ketones help with the release of the adiponectin hormone which is believed to help influence metabolism and blood sugar levels, this has not been conclusively proved in humans. Still, some early trials – although not relying solely on raspberry ketones – have shown promise. The supplement is for you if you’re switching to a healthier eating plan and increasing your activity levels – or, in other words, if you don’t intend to rely on the ketones alone as a magic formula.
All the ketones in supplements are synthetic. This is because taking in the required dose of ketones per day would require tens of pounds of raw raspberry extraction. Today we review a raspberry ketone supplement called Raspberry Ketone Plus as manufactured by Evolution Slimming. The manufacturer markets its formulation as being able to aid slimming efforts, increase adiponectin levels and deliver high doses of antioxidants which can boost metabolism. We will discuss whether in fact and how antioxidants can boost metabolism in the next section of this review. Evolution Slimming also claims that the supplement is made from all-natural ingredients.
- Raspberry Ketones
- African Mango Extract
- Acai Berry Extract
- Green Tea Extract (40% Catechins / 60% Polyphenols/Caffeine 8%)
- Apple Cider Vinegar Powder
- Grapefruit Pectin
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source)
- HMPC Capsule Shell.
At this point, we will not concern ourselves with the inactive ingredients, which comprise everything below resveratrol. Although this is a great formulation, we have to question what exactly ‘all-natural’ means in this context. As previously explained, scientists have ascertained that it is impossible to extract any meaningful amounts of raspberry ketones required for just one daily dose in under 8 or 10 pounds and more. Therefore, an all-natural product in the strict and normal sense of the word, it would more than likely end up being prohibitively expensive.
Raspberry Ketone Plus is an apt name for this supplement, as it contains several powerful and well-chosen ingredients over and above the ketones. African Mango Extract, Acai Berry Extract and Green Tea Extract, for example, all work to decrease appetite and combat fat storage. In this regard the catechins in the green tea and grapefruit pectines are of particular importance, as is the low dose of caffeine. Apple Cider Vinegar is nature’s wonderdrug, and controls blood sugar levels well. This means you should not get sugar highs and lows which typically lead to you reaching for more snacks. The cumulative effect of these ingredients taken together should be decreased appetite, greater energy and faster fat burning.
Each capsule contains 100mg raspberry ketone. Take 1 capsule at lunch and dinner each. Try to drink at least 2 litres of water per day as it is important to stay hydrated.
Possible Side Effects
We recommend that you clear this with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also note that it contains caffeine, so don’t take it at night if you are sensitive to stimulants.
You’ll pay $27 for a bottle of 60 capsules when you order it from the manufacturer’s website. Different pack sizes of 3- and 6-month supplies are available, for example, but there does not appear to be a discount incentive for buying a bigger bundle. However, there does seem to be some kind of discount code applicable when you sign up on the website and order for the first time.
There is a tautly worded 30-day guarantee in place. Evolution Slimming says you are free to return your order within 30 days should you be unhappy for a refund. It is not clear if you can return a partially used item, and how many bottles you can return either.
Conclusion of our Evolution Slimming Raspberry Ketones Plus Review
Evolution slimming has put together a formula that is slightly more expensive than some others, but that also contains more ingredients. They are designed to enhance your levels of satiety quickly by controlling your blood sugar levels, so you feel less hungry, and are tempted to snack less often. You should also have increased energy levels as a result of not having a post-lunch dip or mid-afternoon lethargy.
If you’re already using African Mango Extract, Garcinia Cambogia or any other fat-burning aid, using this product in addition may prove too much, as what you’d want instead is simply to add a formula with pure raspberry ketones and nothing else. You should also avoid this if you are sensitive to magnesium stearate, which as a preservative takes a toll on health in the long run. Some people find it to induce migraines, joint ailments and more. Finally, also bear in mind that as stated by the manufacturer, this is not a magic formula and results will come along with a diet that is adjusted so that it is healthier, and less calorie-laden.