We decided to take a closer look to see just how exaggerated the claims made about this product are.
Raspberry Ketone Force Pros
- 30 day money back guarantee
Raspberry Ketone Force Cons
- No independent customer reviews
- No ingredient quantities
- Misleading claims about strength of product
- No company/manufacturer details
Raspberry Ketone Force Review
Raspberry Ketone Force Facts
- Unclear who manufactures product
- 60 capsules per bottle
- Exclusively available from raspberryketoneforce.com
There is no shortage of Raspberry Ketone supplements and certainly has been the trend of 2014. Alongside the effectiveness of this ingredient being somewhat overhyped there have been a number of so called “free trials” that have scammed customers mostly in the UK.
Looking into this supplement’s website it is unclear the manufacturer is but the terms and conditions cite “Herbal Research”, which we assume own this product. Who and where they are based is not given.
Those who wish to contact the company can call 1-800-587-0888 or email. The company address is not released on the website, but based upon the expected US delivery time periods, they appear to be based somewhere within Florida. Customers who want a refund need to apply for an RMA number; when this is granted, they are also supplied with the returns address.
Raspberry Ketone Force Concerns:
- No independent customer reviews
- No ingredient quantities
- Misleading claims about strength of product
What Does Raspberry Ketone Force Claim To Do?
Raspberry Ketone Force makes numerous claims about its own weight loss capabilities. Here is the description from the official product website:
Miracle Fat Burner!Raspberry Ketone Force is a natural weight loss supplement that makes it easy to slim down. Our formula contains powerful ingredients to help you burn fat, increase your metabolism and prevent food cravings, especially when paired with a healthy diet and exercise.
- Increase your fat-burning potential
- Boost your metabolism
- Reduce Hunger cravings
- Safe and natural weight loss
So What Is Raspberry Ketone Force and What Are The Ingredients?
Whilst raspberry ketone is the primary focus of the product’s marketing campaign, there are other ingredients in Raspberry Ketone Force. However, no ingredient quantities are provided, and so it is not possible to establish how potent this diet pill is. It is also useful to know the percentage strength of each extracts active ingredients- again, this information is not provided.
- Raspberry Ketone: Raspberry ketone is the part of a raspberry (and other fruits) that provides the distinctive smell of raspberries. Whilst it can be extracted from the fruit, especially for use in food flavourings and perfume production, it is much cheaper to synthesize it in a lab, especially for the large quantities that are required for use in raspberry ketone supplements. Whilst there is a small amount of evidence that raspberry ketone can cause weight loss in rats, there have never been any human trials on the potential weight loss effects of raspberry ketone. The safety of using such large quantities of raspberry ketone has also never been fully researched.
- Green Coffee Extract: An extract from unroasted coffee beans which may aid with weight loss. Several trials have found that overweight subjects lost significant amounts of weight whilst consuming green coffee bean extract, especially when compared to a placebo. Weight loss results were not seen in patients that were of a normal healthy weight already. The active compounds in green coffee extract appear to be caffeine and chlorogenic acid.
- Green Tea Extract: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a very low calorie diet.
- Chromium Polynicitinate: This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium supplements by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. Obviously this is an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.
So What Does All This Mean?
We find the claims that this product is natural to be slightly misleading- whilst raspberry ketone is found naturally in raspberries and some other fruits, the majority of raspberry ketone is lab synthesised, because natural raspberry ketone is an incredibly expensive product. This is because of the huge amount of raspberries that need to be processed to obtain even one dose of raspberry ketone.
Raspberry Ketone is unproven and untested in humans, and has even been deemed a novelty product by the European courts. The other ingredients in this diet pill have been proven to boost weight loss, but without knowing the strength, quality or quantity of these ingredients, we have no way of establishing how effective these may be at boosting weight loss.
Does Raspberry Ketone Force Have Any Side Effects?
The majority of diet pills can cause a range of side effects. Just because they are listed here, it does not mean that all customers will necessarily experience all of the side effects, if any at all.
Raspberry ketone has never been researched in the context of oral use in humans in the large quantities used in diet pills, and so the ingredient is generally considered safe for use, purely because any side effects that could occur are currently undocumented.
Those who take raspberry ketone supplements most often mention raspberry flavoured burps as the most noticeable side effect.
Green coffee bean and green tea both contain caffeine, which can cause a range of side effects, including headaches, increased urination, dehydration, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia. Consumers should monitor their caffeine intake from other sources, such as energy drinks, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Consumers should also ensure they drink enough water throughout the day to counteract any dehydration, which causes headaches, and should ensure they avoid all sources of caffeine in the evenings, to prevent changes to their sleep cycle.
Chromium can cause low blood sugar levels, which can lead to feeling light headed, dizzy and even fainting. This is more likely if the consumer has not eaten for a prolonged period of time.
Any Raspberry Ketone Force Reviews From Customers?
We could not find any independently left customer reviews of the product. However, the sales website does have a success stories page, detailing several different customer testimonials. These are all obviously positive, as the company has selected them in order to represent Raspberry Ketone Force. Therefore all of these reviews should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Diets, exercise tapes, weight loss supplements… I tried them all and nothing worked. Since I started using Raspberry Ketone Force, I’ve managed to lose weight and feel better than ever.
I’ve been overweight my entire life and nothing ever seemed to help. I’d lose weight on a diet, only to gain it back as soon as I stopped dieting. Most weight loss supplements made me tired and when I was counting calories, I’d often go to bed hungry. Raspberry Ketone Force helped me lose weight without feeling hungry or tired. The best part is that I didn’t have to count calories! I only wish I had heard about it sooner.
After giving birth to my daughter, I could not shake those last few pounds. I saw an ad for Raspberry Ketone Force and decided to give it a try. Now I weigh less than I did before I got pregnant.
Raspberry Ketone Force is my secret to a bikini-ready body. After losing the ‘spare tire’ around my belly, I’m telling everyone I know to try it for themselves.
I needed to slim down before my wedding but I didn’t want to starve myself or spend all my time counting calories. One of my friends recommended Raspberry Ketone Force. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I went to my dress fitting and saw how good I looked.
It is interesting to note that none of the testimonials mention how much weight they lost or over what time period, and are generally quite vague beyond stating how easy it was to lose weight using these diet pills.
So Does Raspberry Ketone Force Work?
It is possible that Raspberry Ketone Force may aid in weight loss, but we would speculate that this would be because of the secondary ingredients, green coffee bean, green tea extract and chromium. It’s not conclusive that Raspberry Ketone aids weight loss in humans when taken orally and more research is require.
Even with the secondary ingredients being clinically proven, there is no way of knowing how strong the product is, as no ingredient quantities are provided. With this in mind, we cannot speculate whether customers will lose weight using the product.
Even the FAQ section of the website makes us doubt that the product works. It states that people start to see results from four to six weeks, a relatively long time in terms of diet pills. Normally, customers can feel the effects of metabolism boosters and thermogenic diet pills within a day or two, because of increased energy levels as well as often feeling warmer. We suspect that this is phrased this way to encourage customers to purchase more than one bottle of Raspberry Ketone Force.
Where Can I Buy Raspberry Ketone Force?
Raspberry Ketone Force is available exclusively online from the website raspberryketoneforce.com. Customers can also call 1-800-587-0888 to order.
One bottle of 60 capsules, a 30 day supply, costs $49.95 plus shipping, although the website states that the retail price of the product should be $69.95. Multi-buy offers are also available. Three bottles, described as a buy 2 get 1 free offer, costs $89.95. Six bottles, described as a ‘buy 3, get 3 free’ offer, costs $129.95. This offer is described as a limited time offer, but this may just be an incentive to get the customer to purchase the product in bulk.
Delivery charges vary based upon the speed of delivery and the country the customer is based in, but delivery within the US ranges between $7.95 and $22.95, with delivery to Canada costing $14.95, and international delivery in general costing $19.95.
What About A Guarantee
Raspberry Ketone Force does have a 30 day money back guarantee.
Overall, we are not impressed with Raspberry Ketone Force. With a lack of independent customer reviews and no information about the strength, quality or quantity of the ingredients, it is incredibly hard to work out if the product will work at all.
The claims made on the product’s website about it being a miracle fat burner, a natural weight loss supplement and that it makes it easy to slim down are all misleading. No matter how strong this diet pill actually is, it is definitely not as effective as the marketing suggests. The main ingredient, raspberry ketone has no clinical support to state that it works in humans, and the lack of knowledge about its use in bulk means that it is not even known if it causes any side effects.
Raspberry Ketone has only become popular after Dr Oz made numerous misleading, unproven and exaggerated claims about its weight loss capabilities on his show.
We cannot recommend a product that is promoted using dramatic and misleading claims, and this policy definitely applies to Raspberry Ketone Force.