Diet pill endorsed by Dr. Oz flying off shelves

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 25, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY -- A new diet pill is flying off store shelves in Utah thanks to a big endorsement from Doctor Oz.

The supplement is called raspberry keytone and apparently it will trick the body into thinking it is thin. Dr. Oz says with the daily recommended dose of 100 mg per day, it is the equivalent of getting the active ingredient from eating 90 pounds of raspberries.

After Dr. Oz’s endorsement, many supplement stores in the Salt Lake area have been on backorder for the product.

“We had a whole waiting list of a couple pages,” says Olga Nikishin of Dave’s Health and Nutrition.

Dr. Oz says there are no obvious side effects to the compound, only that it affects the body’s metabolism to help shrink fat cells.

“That's why it's been such a craze, it actually helps regulate metabolism,” said Nikishin.

In the last few weeks the health food store has seen a lot of new customers, all looking for the miracle fat burning pill. And local health food stores say they hope the raspberry keytone craze is just a taste of what's to come as Dr. Oz continues to promote little known products.