bean_imgWhat is Coffee Bean Extracts?

acid_level_imgGreen coffee refers to the raw or unroasted seeds (beans) of Coffea fruits. Green coffee beans are cleaned, dried, roasted, ground, and brewed to produce coffee. Researchers claim green coffee bean extract can help with weight loss, and the supplement has generated a lot of buzz.

What to look for?

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  • 1. Check the label – Make sure it has only 100% Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract (not synthetically grown in a lab) and has no binders or fillers
  • 2. Make sure it has at least 800 mg of green coffee per serving. Many products contain only 400 mg of actual green coffee, which is just a fraction of the amount found effective in clinical studies.
  • 3. Make sure it is made with GCA Green Coffee and has 50% Chlorogenic Acid. GCA is the green coffee extract used in the groundbreaking clinical study published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal. Stick with the extract that was proven to be effective.
  • 4. Make sure that the manufacturer is FDA registered and cGMP certified. The product should conform to the tested grade strength and purity of USP quality standards. If the product is not of the highest quality, stay away.

Clinical Studies

The most recent study on green coffee bean was published in January 2012 in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. The researchers followed a group of 16 adults who supplemented with a special green coffee bean extract of chlorogenic acids at different dosages (either 700 or 1050 milligrams per day) for 12 weeks. All 16 adults were considered overweight, as demonstrated by a BMI of greater than 25. The subjects lost an average of almost 18 pounds – this was 10% of their overall body weight and 4.4% of their overall body fat.

To test the effects of the green coffee bean extract for The Dr. Oz Show, the show’s medical unit conducted a project under the guidance of experts including Dr. Caroline Apovian and registered dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick. It is the largest project the show has ever done.

The show’s medical unit enlisted 100 women between the ages of 35 and 49 who were overweight with BMIs between 25 and 45. The women were not pregnant or breastfeeding and didn’t have any major medical problems including diabetes, or history of heart attack or stroke. These women received either the green coffee bean extract or a placebo, and were instructed to take 400 mg capsules, three times a day – 30 minutes before each meal. No participant knew which pill they were given. Furthermore, the participants were instructed to not change their diet, and to keep a food journal that would help The Dr. Oz Show learn what these women were eating. After two weeks, the study participants were weighed.

In two weeks, the group of women who took the green coffee bean extract lost, on average, two pounds. However, the group of women who took the placebo lost an average of one pound – possibly because they were more aware of their diet for that two weeks because of the required food journal.

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