Raspberry ketone

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Raspberry ketone is a compound that is found in red raspberry fruits. It is responsible for the fruity aroma of raspberries, and it is often used as a fragrance and flavoring agent for cosmetics, perfumes, foods, and beverages. Although it is mostly found in raspberries, raspberry ketone has also been found in kiwifruit.
Natural raspberry ketone is one of the most expensive yet popular flavoring agents in the food industry. However, because finding raspberry ketone in its natural form may be difficult, its synthetic preparation has been explored.
There is some scientific evidence that suggests that raspberry ketone may improve the skin, promote hair growth and weight loss, and treat obesity. However, more research is needed to confirm the effects of raspberry ketone for any health-related purposes.

Related Terms

2-Deoxyribose-5-phosphate aldolase (DERA), 2-hydroxy-4-[(3S)-3-hydroxybutyl]phenyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside, 2-hydroxy-5-[(3S)-3-hydroxybutyl]phenyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside, (2S)-4-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol, (2S)-4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol, (2S)-4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)but-2-yl-beta-d-glucopyranoside, 3,4-dimethoxyphenylpropanoids, 4-[(3S)-3-hydroxybutyl]phenyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside, 4-[4-(beta-d-glucopyranosyloxy)phenyl]-2-butanone, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one, 4-(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-but-3-ene-2-one, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-butan-2-one, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butanone-2, 4-hydroxybenzalacetone, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4-hydroxybenzylidene acetone, 4-(para-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone, 4-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone, acetone, Actinidia arguta, carbinols, cetona de frambuesa (Spanish), cétone de framboise (French), Corps 112, Corps N-112, formic acid 4-(3-oxobutyl) phenyl ester, frambinone, kiwi fruit, oxanone, oxyphenylone, phenylbutanone raspberry ketone, p-hydroxybenzylacetone, p-hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone, p-hydroxyphenylpropanoids, rasketone, raspberry ketone formate, raspberry ketones, raspberry ketone/zingerone synthase-1 (RZS1), rastone, red raspberry fruit, red raspberry ketone, rheosmin, RK, RKF, Rubus idaeus, Rubus idaeus ketone.

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
 
Hair loss (Grade: C)
Early research suggests that raspberry ketone may promote hair growth in people who have hair loss. However, there is not enough available evidence, and more studies are needed in this area.
Skin rejuvenation (Grade: C)
Early research has shown that raspberry ketone increases cheek skin elasticity. Although the results are promising, further research is needed before firm conclusions may be made.
Weight loss/obesity (Grade: C)
Early research suggests that raspberry ketone may promote weight loss and treat obesity. However, high-quality studies are needed before any conclusions may be made.