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Raspberry Ketones

Maybe you've heard the claim that raspberry ketone supplements can melt away fat and prevent weight gain -- even if your diet is high in fat. But what are they, and can they really do that? Raspberry ketones are natural chemicals that give raspberries their enticing aroma. When ketones are taken from raspberries, they can be used to add fragrance and flavor to things such as colas, ice cream, and cosmetics. Experts say that investing in a bottle of raspberry ketone supplements amounts to little more than wishful thinking. And it may or may not be harmful. In one small study, people who took 200 milligrams of raspberry ketones combined with 1,200 mg of vitamin C daily for 4 weeks lost weight and body fat. But the study did not follow good scientific methods. It doesn't show whether any benefit was from either the vitamin C or the raspberry ketones or from the combination. Until more is known, experts say you're better off holding onto your money. Instead, stick to a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise. Both of those have been shown to be effective ways to manage weight. Raspberry ketones in food and cosmetics are generally considered safe. But no one knows what short- or lon Continue reading >>

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  1. Christian

    I'm in the middle of a major Gout attack. As I've become 'more mature', these attacks happen more frequently when I attempt to do Keto. In my 'less mature' days I never had a problem with gout. Although I know gout is caused by high consumption of foods that contain 'purines' Most of these foods are the foods I love on Keto. I can't say I've been eating much meat, in fact it's just the opposite. I've been rather conscientious about not consuming too much protein. I've been testing consistently between 1.0 and 2.0 mml Ketones twice daily for just over 2 weeks (lost about 14 lbs.), so I was hoping if anybody could give me advice on preventing gout or supplements that would help prevent gout so I don't have to go through this pain in the future.

    PS -I've been to the doctor to get the meds to reduce the Uric acid in my blood (Colchine). And the pain is slowly subsiding. I love eating Keto, and short of having to go on Alipurinol the rest of my life I was looking for an alternative.

  2. jfricke

    Note from Steve Phinney: What this shows is that uric acid goes up promptly in the same time frame that ketones go up, but after 4-6 weeks, despite ketones staying up, uric acid starts to come back down. Based on these data and my clinical observations in thousands of patients, uric acid returns to or below pre-diet baseline within 6-12 weeks despite the person remaining is a state of nutritional ketosis. Thus, when I’m asked how long ketoadaptation aks, I generally respond that some aspects of it take 6 weeks or more.
    Steve Phinney and Richard Johnson: Ketones, Uric Acid, High Fat and Health
    STEVE PHINNEY - "When I’m asked how long ketoadaptation takes, I generally respond that some aspects of it take 6 weeks or more." RICK JOHNSON "Low carb diets (might be improving) insulin resistance in part because of reduction of dietary glucose...

  3. Christian

    Thanks for the info! I'm going to have my uric acid levels tested in a couple of weeks after this attack is gone to see how I'm doing. I guess the answer (as it almost always seems to be) is:

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