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What is the recommended dose of Raspberry Ketones Extract I can safely take?

//What is the recommended dose of Raspberry Ketones Extract I can safely take?

What is the recommended dose of Raspberry Ketones Extract I can safely take?

Are you wondering what the maximum safe dosage of raspberry ketones is? Or are you more concerned about the minimum dosage needed in order to get results?

Well the short answer is…It depends on the company selling you the supplements and we will explain why in a moment.

First, we need to understand how raspberry ketone supplements work and the studies behind the stats

Two key studies have found that raspberry ketones appear to1:

  • Stimulate a reduction in fat build up in the liver and overall reduction of bodyweight after 10 weeks.
  • Improve the fat burning ability of norephinephrine
  • Reduce triglyceride levels at high dosages
  • Raise metabolism
  • Increase levels of adiponectin (which has been found to improve insulin sensitivity)

But it is important to note that both these studies were performed on lab mice, using a dosage of 0.5-2.18g/kg which correlates to a human estimated dose of 80-340mg/kg.

This would therefore equate to equivalent dosages of:

  • 870-3,700mg raspberry ketone for a 150lb (68kg) person
  • 1,100-5,000mg raspberry ketone for a 200lb (90kg) person

These studies also showed that higher doses of raspberry ketone led to improved results.

Due to these doses being comparatively high relative to other fat burning compounds, the standard daily supplement dosage is usually found within the 100-500mg range.

But the most conclusive human study found that Raspberry Ketone is most effective combined with stimulants such as caffeine.

Second, how much raspberry ketone are you getting in your supplement?

The second important factor to consider is cost. Due to its highly concentrated nature, Raspberry ketone is an expensive compound, and this has led to many low quality raspberry ketone supplements being released featuring more filler than actual raspberry ketone extract.

As a result, many supplement companies are promoting a 100mg as the recommended raspberry ketone dosage per day, in order to sell their cheaper, and lower dosage raspberry ketone supplements.

Due to recent EU regulations, it is no longer possible to purchase high strength Raspberry Ketone extract. And as a result, Raspberry ketone supplements are now limited to only 4% ketone extract.

It is therefore highly recommended to combine raspberry ketone with caffeine in order to maximise its effectiveness.

Third, it’s all about results

Looking at our own customer feedback, there does seem to be a correlation between higher dosage amounts and positive reviews especially when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

As a result we recommend the following checklist when looking to buy a raspberry ketone supplement:

  • How much raspberry ketone are you getting? Try and get as close to a 500mg daily serving of pure raspberry ketone extract as possible. Or use a formula which combines raspberry ketones with caffeine for optimum results.
  • Are there any fillers? Beware of low dosages of raspberry ketone which could indicate a lot of filler powder being used instead.
  • Finally, ensure that your supplement is manufactured in a GMP and ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certificated lab, preferably in Europe or the USA where safety checks are more stringent.

Get results with Better Nutrition Labs Raspberry Ketone Supplements

For optimal results try our new raspberry ketone complex which combines some of the most potent fat burners including: Raspberry Ketone, African Mango, Guarana, Green Tea, L-Carnitine, Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit, Resveratrol and Kelp.

Want to find out more about Raspberry Ketone?

Check out our exclusive infographic below:



Also make sure to check out our in-depth article here, about the science behind Raspberry Ketones, and scrutinise the results of the studies.


[1] Raspberry ketones inhibited weight gain and improved fat burning 2010

Anti Obeisty Action of Raspberry Ketone 2005

Eight weeks of supplementation with a multi-ingredient weight loss product enhances body composition, reduces hip and waist girth, and increases energy levels in overweight men and women


About the Author:

Michael Baran is our head of marketing and one of our resident supplement geeks. He loves to share the latest trends and demystify the science behind what works and what doesn't in the health and fitness world.


  1. Theresa Williams July 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the added information about raspberry keytones. I was looking for the recommended dosage and that is how I found your site. When it comes time to buy, you will be the first place I look.

  2. gloria May 3, 2015 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Comment… is it good for lactating mothers

    • Better Nutrition Labs May 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Gloria,
      No it’s not recommended as your baby will absorb any nutrients you consume through your milk.

  3. Jade June 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Hi I have just got my bottle but not sure when I should be taking them could anyone help me please

  4. Jennifer carter September 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Hi the website states your raspberry ketones product is caffeine free however on another page on the website it advises that it does contain caffeine. Which is it?????

    • Better Nutrition Labs September 28, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hi Jennifer,

      We have recently discontinued our Pure Raspberry Ketone supplement which was caffeine free and contained only pure raspberry ketone. You may have read a page which was referring to this product.

      We now have a new product which is called Raspberry Ketone Complex, which features an EU approved raspberry ketone dosage combined with synergistic fat burners for improved results.

      I hope this clears up the confusion!

  5. Miara April 26, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    My current weight is 201 lbs ( female). what is the recommended dosage of the Raspberry ketone complex

    • Better Nutrition Labs August 6, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply

      2 capsules a day, one at breakfast and one at lunch.

  6. Yvette May 24, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Hi just got wild raspberry keystone
    and daily cleanse power
    How many do I take a day of the raspberry and of the cleanse
    No instructions came with them
    I paid £69 for the 2
    Hope it works

    • Better Nutrition Labs August 6, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Hello Yvette,
      I couldn’t find your details on file, and we provide full instructions for all our products.
      It looks like you bought your supplements elsewhere so we can’t advise on this I’m afraid.

  7. Marion January 29, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    How long do you recommend the length of time taking raspberry ketone..

    • Better Nutrition Labs February 8, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      2-3 months is the optimal length, then we recommend cycling with another supplement or taking a break to prevent your body from getting used to the supplement, before taking again.

  8. Panos March 17, 2019 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Hello, when you mention ”2-3 months is the optimal length, then we recommend cycling with another supplement”, do you mean that after a break of 2-3 months would be ok the use ketones again? Many Thanks

    • Better Nutrition Labs April 24, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Yes thats right. Otherwise your body adapts and you get less effectiveness.

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