Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 7:13 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 5:26 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- With two thirds of Americans overweight, the search for a magic bullet for weight loss is ongoing. The latest novelty is Raspberry Ketone.
"Raspberry Ketone is a compound that is derived from raspberries that actually gives them their smell," said Lisa Lynn, Fitness Expert.
"What is it suppose to do for weight loss," asked News 8's Jocelyn Maminta.
"They've been used for pregnancy, for nausea, for skin disorders but they've also found that they help break up fat so they get digested and burned easier," said Lynn.
Fitness expert Lisa Lynn can't stock enough of it, not after going on a nationally syndicated health show.
"The misconception is that they are going to take it and not change anything to lose weight. There is no miracle in a bottle right now," said Lynn.
"A lot of the patients have asked about it," said Dr. Nissin Nahmias.
Dr. Nissin Nahmias is a bariatric physician at St. Francis Hospital & Medical center.
"When a novelty comes up and it's widely publicized, we should look at it carefully," said Dr. Nahmias.
A third of his practice is medical weight loss management.
"I don't think it's unsafe or a bad thing to use," said Dr. Nahmias.
His big concern is putting together a comprehensive program to meet a patient's health needs.
"For example, like high blood pressure, like diabetes, things that, when we eat, our diabetes can be altered. They need to speak to a specialist about this because we need to tailor the treatment to the patient," said Dr. Nahmias.
Lisa Lynn agrees.
"First thing you have to do is change your diet. Second thing you have to do is start moving and the third round is the supplements," said Lynn.
Shedding the pounds is not easy. It takes work and commitment to get it done.
For more information on Lisa Lynn, visit http://lynfit.com/
For more information on Dr. Nahmias, visit www.saintfranciscare.com