Raspberry ketone is the natural phenolic compound found in red raspberries (Rubus idaeus). In simple terms, this chemical compound gives berries their signature scent. Until recently, raspberry ketones were used primarily by the perfume and manufactured food industries, but now the compound is being sold in supplement form.
Raspberry ketones have been touted as the next weight-loss miracle drug, with manufacturers claiming that the ketones help your body break down fat more efficiently, helping you to lose more weight.
Raspberries have long been known to contain significant levels of antioxidants the body’s protection against diseases and cell damage. Adinopectin, the hormone protein in the body that is released by raspberry ketone, protects against type 2 diabetes. It also helps prevents the buildup of plaque in the arterial walls and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that is a risk factor for liver cancer.