Like "Howdy Huggymeister! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! It is probably safe, if that is what you are most concerned about is it effective, well that's a whole other question! There is a writeup on WebMD on Raspberry Ketones here ~ http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-309-RED%20RASPBERRY.aspx?activeIngredientId=309&activeIngredientName=RED%20RASPBERRY Cycle through the tabs above the text window to see more information on it. And please go to see the "reviews" section and read the reviews there. Please note that one of the reviews under "general health & wellness" sounds like it is from someone who have a vested interest to promote the product. So I tend not to believe such reviews. I personally believe that it would be a waste of money to do something like this, especially if you are looking to lose weight. You might want to look into changing your meal plan instead. I have lost 65 lbs in 1 yr while managing my Blood Glucose (BG) levels without the use of diabetes meds by following this meal plan in the discussion here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14850-my-meal-plan Take a look huggy. you might be pleased by the results. Blessings to you and yours James Baker "