❋ Be a role model for your kids and eat
and play healthfully yourself.
For more information on nutritious eating for your family, visit the Health Canada
website at www.health.gc.ca and click on
“Food & Nutrition.” C
Joseph Hanna, B.Sc. Phm., CDE, CGP,
is a Costco Pharmacy professional services
Q: Is raspberry ketone for
weight loss fact or fiction?
A: You’ve probably seen ads on TV
or heard from friends and family
claiming that raspberry ketone is a
“miracle fat-burner in a bottle.” But
before you jump on the bandwagon,
consider this information.
As the name suggests, raspberry
ketone is a substance found in rasp-berries; it gives them their smell
and flavour, so it’s often used in
foods and cosmetics for flavouring
The scientific evidence behind
raspberry ketone as a weight-loss aid
is slim. One of the biggest problems
with existing research is that all the
studies finding potential benefits
were done on animals or in a test
tube—not on people. In other words,
just because a substance looks promising in an animal study or a lab, that
doesn’t mean it will work for people.
Raspberry ketone may have stim-ulant-like side effects such as shaki-ness and heart palpitations for some
individuals. This doesn’t occur with
foods, because they contain only
Although raspberry ketone
sounds like the golden ticket to
weight management, it probably
won’t give you the results you hope
for—and it may not be safe to use in
those higher amounts. The best way
to lose weight remains a healthy lifestyle that includes a well-balanced
diet and regular exercise.—JH
Pharmacies in Costco’s Quebec locations
are independently owned and operated.
There’s a reason why knowledgeable consumers choose Jamieson.
Since 1922, Jamieson has had a reputation for manufacturing integrity,
and its products have become the standard around the world for clinical
purity and biological freshness.
With nutritionally forti;ed products turning up everywhere, it can be
hard to know exactly what you’re getting. Not so with Jamieson Natural
Sources. We search the world for only the highest-calibre ingredients
that have been grown, harvested and processed according to exemplary
standards. Yet, our raw materials are also selected for what they don’t
contain. Every batch is tested extensively for impurities, such as heavy
metals, pesticides, solvents and biological contaminants. If a batch fails,
we reject the entire shipment.
Every ingredient under every green cap is of clearly de;ned origin, and
each one is subjected to a minimum of 360 controls that ensure safety,
potency, traceability and absolute clinical purity.
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Ask your Costco pharmacist about all your pharmacy needs. Products may vary by location. Pharmacies in Costco’s Quebec
locations are independently owned and operated.