Currently one of the world’s most popular weight-loss supplements, green coffee bean extract is being seen as the new magical solution for fast weight-loss. As the name suggests, the supplement is prepared from green coffee beans and was put under spotlight by famous American TV doctor Dr Oz.
What exactly are Green Coffee Beans?
As coffee beans are naturally green, green coffee beans are nothing but coffee beans that haven’t been roasted. They are full of antioxidants and active compounds for instance caffeine and chlorogenic acid.
While research has shown that caffeine can boost metabolism by three to 11 percent, chlorogenic acid is believed to be the active substance who makes the weight loss effects.[1,2,3] However, almost all of the chlorogenic acid is removed when the coffee beans are roasted to get a brown color.
Health Advantages of Green Coffee Bean Extract
Green coffee beans are more bitter in taste than roasted beans and are simpler to consume as an extract. Even though everyone associates them with weight loss, did you know that green coffee bean extract also helps in managing other conditions?
1) Reduces Chance of Cardiovascular Disease
Chlorogenic acid in green coffee beans effectively reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, both risks for cardiovascular disease. It is also an excellent antioxidant.
2) Reduces Hypertension
Animal and clinical tests show that doses ranging from 140mg to 720mg of green coffee bean extract per day have been effective in lowering blood pressure.[7,8]
3) Fat Loss
Chlorogenic acid can reduce fat absorbed from the diet, reduce the fat stored in the liver and improve the function of the fat-burning hormone adiponectin, thereby reducing body weight.[9,10] A clinical study found that individuals who consumed green coffee bean extract lost more weight as compared to the group that had regular instant coffee.
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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