Chlorogenic acid is a natural compound present in a wide array of plants. This polyphenol is a vital intermediary compound in plant metabolism, and also has a wide array of antimicrobial properties. It is a phytochemical and antioxidant found in high concentrations in coffee, and it has been proven to be a tumor inhibitor. This chemical has also been found to inhibit the release of glucose into the blood and appears to help individuals shed weight.
Many polyphenols function as antioxidants, and this one is able to neutralize several classes of carcinogenic compounds before they can damage DNA, preventing mutations from occurring and causing cancer. It also inhibits oxidation of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, which can damage the arteries and cause atherosclerosis. Limiting this is believed to help prevent coronary disease.
Quite a few population studies identified coffee fans who drank a minimum of five cups per day as being substantially less likely to get Type 2 diabetes. Further research has suggested the reason behind this as being the effects of chlorogenic acid on glucose metabolism. Glucose is held in the liver in a polysaccharide called glycogen, which is a long, branched chain of insoluble glucose molecules. In a process generally known as glycogenolysis, the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase releases free glucose into the bloodstream, where it circulates to various organs.
If glycogenolysis is inhibited, the body gets its energy from fat cells. This reduces blood glucose levels, helping to reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Decreasing the number of fat stores should also assist in losing weight.
There is good evidence that this compound inhibits glucose-6-phosphatase, as indicated in tests with both human and animal liver extracts. Sometimes, compounds function in lab studies with cellular extracts but are not absorbed by the body. This polyphenol was detected in the blood of coffee drinkers after they drank the beverage, however, so it clearly is absorbed into the system.
The biological effects of chlorogenic acid have led to its being marketed for weight loss. The substance is obtained from green coffee and sold as Svetol®, which is typically included as an ingredient in mints, chewing gum, and coffee. While one must always be mindful when using dietary supplements, there is some data to suggest that consuming Green-Fu does result in weight reduction. This is achieved because inhibiting glucose-6-phosphatase decreases the amount of glucose in the blood after meals. For safety, people should consult a medical professional before taking any supplement.
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.