The Guide to Chlorogenic Acid


While researching green coffee bean extract online, you’ve most likely stumbled upon the phrase chlorogenic acid many times.

Chlorogenic acid in green coffee extract is what makes many of the supplement’s health advantages possible.

The most popular of these benefits, and maybe the reason why you’re here, is that green coffee beans will help you lose weight quickly and easily, whether you go on a diet, exercise regimen or not.

What most people don’t know is that green coffee bean extract isn’t just for shedding pounds.

Research has shown that the chlorogenic acid content in green coffee beans could also be responsible for lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

We’ll get to that later. For the time being, let’s take a closer look first at what chlorogenic acid.

The Science You don’t Really Need to Know but I’ll Explain Anyway

Chlorogenic acid is a natural compound found abundantly in nature.

Chemists refer to this as the ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid, but ester is merely a fancy term meaning a mixture of both acids.

Chlorogenic acid isn’t a new compound made up by hyper-marketers of green coffee bean extract. It has been around for a very long time and was discovered by plant scientists in 1932.

Green coffee beans aren’t the only ones that contain chlorogenic acid. It is also present in peach, apples, cherries, potatoes and bamboo shoots. It is said that chlorogenic acid is responsible for the mild laxative effects of prunes.

In Bulgaria, a product called Yummiagra is sold as 98.38% chlorogenic acid. Yummiagra is made from dried sunflower leaves.

However, the best source of chlorogenic acid is pure, unroasted, high-quality green coffee beans, the same beans where you would get your rich, dark, aromatic brewed coffee.

Both Arabica and Robusta variants are abundant in chlorogenic acid. Robusta actually has more, with 7 to 10% chlorogenic acid per 100 grams than Arabica, which contains 5 to 8% per 100 grams.

However, it doesn’t really matter whether a green coffee supplement is produced with Arabica or Robusta coffee beans. This is because any good green coffee bean extract is going to have standardized chlorogenic acid content of 45 to 50%, no matter what.

Sometimes, chlorogenic acid is also marketed as Svetol. Svetol is simply a brand-name version of chlorogenic acid that contains the standardized amount.

Again, it doesn’t matter whether you’re getting Svetol or not as long as you’re green coffee bean extract contains 45 to 50% chlorogenic acid.

As soon as the coffee beans are roasted, however, the chlorogenic acid content plunges down to less than 50 % the original content. This is what makes green coffee extract different from your regular everyday coffee. The latter doesn’t have as much chlorogenic acid as the former.

Although the term chlorogenic acid describes only one compound, there are actually several isomers found in it. Isomers are just molecules that have an identical formula but different structures.

Every so often, you’ll hear people bunch these isomers into a single group of chlorogenic acids.

Some isomers you’d find in chlorogenic acid are ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid and hydrocinnamic acids like caffeic acid.

Green-Fu’s proportions of Green Coffee Bean Extract (a.k.a Green Chlorogenic Acid/GCA/Svetol), Magical Plant Proteins, Vitamins, and Essential Minerals, makes this today’s most exciting Weight Loss and Fat Burning Solution.

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