10 August 2014

..::Product Review::.. Summit Nutrition's Raspberry Ketones

My Review of Summit Nutrition's Raspberry Ketones

What is it exactly?

     From the brochure . . .
"Raspberry ketone is a phenolic compound, found naturally in raspberries.  It is the primary compound that is responsible for the fruity aroma of raspberries.  It increases the levels of the adiponectin in your body, which is responsible for regulation of glucose levels and the breakdown of fatty acids.  This improves your body's ability to burn fat and control the glucose levels that are increased through sugary foods."


Summit Nutritions recently sent me a bottle of Pure Raspberry Ketones Extract (500 mg / 120 capsules).

One bottle of this size is priced at $24.99 per bottle.  As per the suggested use, adults should take one (1) capsule two (2) times daily, 30 minutes before meals with 6 oz of water.

Summit Nutritions - Raspberry Ketones

Packaging & Presentation

Summit Nutritions, alongside other major supplement companies, package their product extremely well.  The better the packaging, the more customers it attracts.  When I opened my box, I instantly picked up the bottle to check it out.  The bottle is well sealed.  The package also included a helpful brochure that explains in depth about raspberry ketones, and the benefits of incorporating them into your daily supplement regimen.

Raspberry Ketones & Brochure after opening the package

My Personal Experience with Summit Nutrition's Raspberry Ketones

The first thing I noticed after opening the bottle is the smell.  These capsules smell delicious!!  Also, the capsules are vegetarian, and manufactured in a cGMP certified facility.
After receiving them, I took the capsules as directed (1x / 2x daily), for 5 days.  This particular supplement is intended to boost your energy, be a fat blocker, and in turn is a weight loss supplement.  

Raspberry Ketones supplement facts

I am not looking to lose weight, but I don't mind an increase in natural energy!  The first 2 days I didn't notice anything different.  I felt the same, kind of depressed that these weren't working as they were supposed to.

Then came day 3. 

Day 3 began with me waking up early and feeling an insane boost.  I do not drink caffeine, so having a boost such as this is not normal for me.  I think this was the first day in a long time that I had enough energy to conquer my entire to-do list.  After day 3, I continued taking the raspberry ketones for another 2 days.  After the 4th day, the effects began to level out.  I still had energy, but it wasn't an abnormal amount.  The raspberry ketones kept me moving, that's for sure!  

I didn't lose any weight, probably because I did not take them long enough.  After 5 days, though, I am certain that this supplement will increase weight loss if you are eating right.  You can't eat an entire bag of chips and expect these to negate your eating habits.  This is made to assist you on your weight loss journey, and that it does.

I know some of you are concerned about the capsule size.  They are on the bigger side, but definitely not horse-sized capsules.  I took the following picture of one of the capsules, using a standard US quarter as reference.

Capsule size comparison

Pros of the Raspberry Ketones
  • Energy!  Day 3 of taking the supplements, I noticed a sudden burst of energy.
  • Smell.   Unlike other supplements, the raspberry ketones smell amazing!
  • The capsules are vegetarian.  
  • No additives, no artificial ingredients
  • Capsule size.  They are not large enough to be scary.
  • 06 February 2012 - Dr. Oz show recommends Raspberry Ketones
Cons of the Raspberry Ketones
  • Price.   At around $0.21 per capsule, these can become pretty pricey if taken for an extended amount of time.  Solution?  Offer coupons for customers, or run deals for a buy one get one free offer every now and then.  A mail in rebate would be a good idea for first time buyers.
  • I have not noticed them on the shelves of a brick and mortar store yet.  The only way I have seen them offered is online, which can be inconvenient for some.  I think over time, as raspberry ketones grow in popularity, they will become more widely available.


I was pretty happy with my results with the raspberry ketones.  Everybody's body makeup is different, so my results may vary from yours.  This is definitely a supplement that I would consider adding to my current daily mix.  

Also, keep in mind that you should always ask your doctor before beginning a new supplement, especially if you are currently taking medication for any reason.

Are you wanting to try some Raspberry Ketones, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  


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DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above for free using Tomoson.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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