Innopure Raspberry Ketones is a diet pill that contains raspberry ketones and nothing else. It is on sale via Amazon where it appears to have gone down well with some customers but it is hard to find out any background to the pill or the company behind it.
Innopure Raspberry Ketone Pros
- Affordable supplement
- Vegetarian friendly capsules
Innopure Raspberry Ketone Cons
- Raspberry Ketones have not been clinically tested on humans
- Lots of negative feedback for this supplement
- Questions on the guarantee
Innopure Raspberry Ketone Review
Innopure Raspberry Ketone Facts
- No product website. Innopure sell only via Amazon
- 60 capsules or one month’s supply in each bottle
- Innopure offer a money back guarantee but do not explain how to claim it
Raspberry ketones have become increasingly popular in recent years and there is a lot of hype around this ingredient. Raspberry ketones are the natural phenol compound in raspberries that give the fruits their distinctive smell.
According to marketers, including the people behind Innopure, raspberry ketones have a strong effect upon adiponectin, a hormone in the body that regulates fat gain. It reduces the stored fat in your body and according to Innopure works by naturally “tricking your body into acting as if it is thin”.
American TV celebrity, Dr Oz described a raspberry ketone supplement as a “miracle pill” and as a “fat burner in a bottle” which got people pretty excited too.
His comments did not please everyone. Dr Oz’s enthusiasm for raspberry ketones (as well as Green Coffee Beans and Garcinia Cambogia) have left the Federal Trade Commission and the scientific and medical community united in being critical of him recently (see our Dr Oz quizzed at the Senate article).
However, his influence has undoubtedly had an effect in promoting raspberry ketones worldwide.
Innopure Raspberry Ketones come with very little evidence that this ingredient really does have much of an effect upon weight loss. It has undergone some clinical testing, true but most of the evidence is based on animal testing. Results have looked promising but so far there have been no trials carried out on humans.
This supplement is suitable for vegetarians and vegans but if you do care about animal welfare, you must bear in mind that most ingredients in diet pills have been tested on animals.
It is extremely unlikely that Innopure have paid for any animal research. But if you are coming from an ethical viewpoint, animal research has led to the claims and the so called evidence used by their advertising.
Despite the fact that it lacks any real clinical evidence, raspberry ketone supplements are popular. If you are looking for a supplement that contains this one ingredient and nothing else, Innopure Raspberry Ketones Diet Pills might fit the bill.
The company advise that you use the supplement in combination with a weight loss regime and exercise programme in order to get the best results, which seems like good advice. In addition, they claim to offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied which sounds good too.
There is not much information about Innopure. The company does not have a website and sell only via Amazon.co.uk. However, they do have a range of supplements for sale including Innopure Green Coffee and Innopure Detox Cleanse.
Innopure Raspberry Ketones appears to be Innopure’s most successful product judging by the amount of feedback.
To use Innopure Raspberry Ketones, take one capsule twice a day with meals.
Innopure Raspberry Ketone Concerns:
- We are concerned about the long-term safety and side effects of this supplement.
- Is it really ethical to claim Vegan status but base all advertising on the results of animal experiments?
- Will Innopure really honour the guarantee? Nobody appears to have received the promised refund yet.
What Does Innopure Raspberry Ketone Claim To Do?
According to Innopure, this supplement has five benefits.
- Highly concentrated strength of 100% Pure Raspberry Ketone
- Aims to increase the rate the body breaks down fat (Lipolysis)
- 600mg of Raspberry Ketones per daily dose
- Free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
- Manufactured in the UK to strict GMP guidelines
The company states that:
Initial research for raspberry ketone extract certainly does look promising; we do however recommend that you take raspberry ketone diet pills alongside a healthy well balanced diet.
You will notice that Innopure are not making any claims here and it is true that the initial research does look promising. There just isn’t much of it!
The advertising goes on to explain:
Our raspberry ketone diet pills are just that… no added extras just 100% pure grade raspberry ketone extract. Each capsule contains 300mg of raspberry ketones and that means NO additives, colourings or fillers.
According to Innopure,
raspberry ketones are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are registered with the Vegan Society.
The Innopure Raspberry Ketone bottle carries the Vegan trademark so obviously comply with their regulations.
So What Is Innopure Raspberry Ketone and What Are The Ingredients For Innopure Raspberry Ketone?
Innopure Raspberry Ketones are diet pills in capsule form that contain pure raspberry ketones extract. Each capsule contains 300mg and you are advised to take two a day.
- Raspberry Ketone (300mg): A natural phenolic compound that gives the raspberry its distinctive smell and is also believed to increase the body’s supply of adiponectin. This hormone protein regulates your metabolism and helps break down stored fat. Dr Oz described this process as “tricking your body into believing it is thin.” (The Innopure advertising uses this same phrase)
The idea is that this ingredient would help you to burn off fat instead of storing it.
There is very little proof that this works. Raspberry ketones have been tested on mice and rats and although when tested on male mice it was;
Reported to prevent high-fat diet-induced elevation in body weight and to increase lipolysis (fat burning) in white adipocytes (fatty tissue)
Although on the surface this sounds persuasive this result does not necessary mean that it will work for humans.
There have been other clinical tests on raspberry ketones involving rodents and guinea pigs but as one doctor pointed out in an interview;
Mice are not simply little people. Using them as models does a great disservice because the translation of information to humans is miniscule at best.
At the time of writing there has been no clinical research carried out on humans.
So What Does All This Mean?
There is just substantial evidence that raspberry ketones will make you lose weight in the same way as it worked for the rodents. This ingredient has not been tested on humans and research has only been preliminary.
In addition, we do not even know for sure whether it is safe. Raspberry does sound extremely harmless but there is a concern that it may be chemically related to synephrine – a stimulant derived from the equally harmless sounding orange peel. Synephrine can increase the heart rate and blood pressure and is potentially dangerous. This point is particular valid as this supplement as 3 times the Raspberry Ketones seen in most diet pills.
Source: Web MD Resource
Does Innopure Raspberry Ketone Have Any Side Effects?
Many customers found the capsules hard to swallow and a lot of people have experienced side effects – this maybe due to the strength of capsules being 600mg per day.
One reviewer said:
…all they gave me for my money was heartburn…
and many others have reported “Raspberry tasting burps” and nausea.
Stomach complaints seem to have been a problem with a few people experiencing stomach pain. One person became ill saying
If you have the slightest IBS problems do not take this under any circumstances, took for three days ill, for a fortnight…
Many people have reported headaches:
All they did was make me wake up with really bad headaches.
One lady experienced both the headache AND the stomach pain,saying:
The only thing these pills done was give me a very painful migraine and sore tummy. They might work but I wasn’t able to see the benefits, as I had to stop taking them due to the negative effects they had on me
Some people have actually put weight on while using!
Because Raspberry ketone is untested on humans, there is no agreed list of potential side effects. However, looking through customer reviews you may experience the following common problems.
- Stomach pain
- Acid reflux
- Heart burn
- Weight gain
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take if you suffer from digestive problems such as acid reflux, GORD or IBS. Be aware that Raspberry Ketones have had no clinical testing for long-term safety or drug interactions so if you suffer from a medical condition or are taking prescription medication you probably should not take this supplement.
Any Innopure Raspberry Ketone Reviews From Customers?
There are hundreds of customer reviews and opinion is divided. Some people have loved this supplement:
Most wonderful product the results were immediate even after few weeks, I look forward to an amazing outcome. I will soon be ordering some more
was one positive comment.
Quite a number of positive reviews look slightly suspect – in many cases the reviewer has never previously reviewed a product and often this is a sign of trickery! Here is an example:
Bought this for my 18 year old daughter. This is her 2nd bottle. She insist that it gives her an extra boast of energy, hence less food intake (she has been disciplined). And yes she has lost weight as a net result. She has requested for more
However, there are some genuine looking positive comments too.
There are also a lot of negative reviews.
Don’t waste your money a load of rubbish didn’t lose any weight the only good thing is they smell nice
Total Waste of money
These pills did nothing in terms of weight loss, I’m still taking them expecting to lose even 1 pound!! The only thing I have lost is my money…… waiting for supplier to contact me re: refund
are all fairly typical comments.
So Does Innopure Raspberry Ketone Work?
Possibly, but we do not think it will do much because the sole ingredient comes with weak clinical evidence or proof that it works. Of course, this could mean that the weight loss benefits are there but have not been discovered yet.
The problem with raspberry ketones is that the World, thanks to Dr Oz has decided that this is the miracle route to weight loss.
Where Can I Buy Innopure Raspberry Ketone?
You can buy Innopure Raspberry Ketones from Amazon.co.uk.
According to Innopure, they are running a one-month supply intro offer for £12.99 in place of the recommended price of £24.95. This is for one bottle of 60 capsules, which makes up one month’s supply.
If you require shipping to international addresses, you can probably do this via the Amazon.co.uk website. However, postage is free to UK addresses.
Innopure Raspberry Ketones is not available direct to customers outside the UK.
What About A Guarantee
The company state that:
If you are not satisfied in any way and believe Raspberry Ketones are not working for you then we will offer you a full refund.
However, there are no details about this guarantee and some customers who have left negative feedback say they are still waiting. Nobody has mentioned obtaining a refund. We would not rely on getting your money back quickly if you are dissatisfied.
Innopure Raspberry Ketones looks a reasonable choice if you are looking to try out this so called miracle ingredient for yourself. Each capsule contains 300mg and we like the fact that it does not contain any filler ingredients and are suitable for vegans.
However, we believe that consuming 600mg may be too much and above the recommendation. In addition, the evidence so far has been on rodent studies and not on humans, so further studies are required for more conclusive data.
Clinically tested weight loss results on mice and rats may sound impressive but may not cause the same effects on humans. We do not have the same biological make up as these rodents and if you buy this supplement you must remember that raspberry ketones have not been tested for long-term safety either.
Yes, Innopure Raspberry Ketones may not have been tested on animals but all of the evidence that the company mentions has been as a result of animal testing. If you are a vegan, do not be fooled into thinking that Innopure Raspberry Ketone is any more ethical than other supplements. Although Innopure have not experimented on animals themselves, they have shown no qualms in using the evidence derived from animal research for their advertising. We find this slightly hypocritical.
At the end of the day, we don’t think Innopure Raspberry Ketones will help you lose much if any weight. We therefore reject Innopure Raspberry Ketones.