There is quite a bit of noise concerning green coffee bean extract with regard to weight loss. I am seeing advertisement in all kinds of magazines and news articles. What people don’t know, is that many preparations are too weak and not bio-available to effect any weight loss.
In a recent advertisement, I saw a product that promised to help you burn 17 pounds in a few weeks. I looked at the active ingredient, which is Chlorogenic Acid, there were only 300 mg (45%) per dosage. We cross-referenced the brand we carry, and found that there was 800 mg (50%) per dosage. Chlorogenic acid is an effective fat burner, and metabolism booster. It has been found to limit the absorption of glucose in the blood stream. Our brand also has black pepper fruit extract, (patented under the name BioPerine,) which increases the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. BioPerine is a true catalyst and synergistic powerhouse.
Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, presented green coffee bean extract findings Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. The results echo those of earlier studies, but Vinson used a larger dose of the green coffee beans.
The study included people 22 to 46 years old. It was funded by Applied Food Sciences, which makes a green coffee antioxidant supplement.
The results are interesting, but the study was small and short, so further study is needed, says Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. She reviewed the findings for WebMD.
Overall, body weight declined by an average of 10.5%. Body fat declined by 16%.
The study participants lost slightly more weight with the higher dose compared to the lower dose, but not a significant amount with the placebo, Vinson says. Vinson can’t say for sure why the coffee bean extract seems to help weight loss. He suspects one explanation is the unroasted beans’ chlorogenic acid.
Here are some key benefits of Green coffee bean extract:
- Supports healthy functioning of the liver
- Inhibits the release of glucose in the bloodstream
- Promotes the burning of fat
- Non-stimulating—no jitters
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
- May hinder and reduce the absorption of dietary fat
- May reduce the uptake of all sugar
- Safe, effective and suitable for diabetics.
- These statements have NOT been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
If you choose to supplement your diet with Green Coffee Bean extract, please choose a product that will give you an effective bio-available dose. For your convenience, this product is available on my website: www.pollyheilmealey.com. Click on the Products tab, then click on Genesis Pure.
Until next time,