Chlorogenic Acid in Green Coffee Beans

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Chlorogenic acids (CGA), are common polyphenols in plants. CGA are well absorbed in humans and have no reported side-effects in any sensible amount (3). They are considered Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.

CGA have strong effects in the body on insulin metabolism, utilization of body fat as fuel, and fat loss. CGA in green coffee beans, the top common source, range from about 60-90 mg/g. Amounts vary, however, by area grown, species, and year. Some green coffee beans haven’t much CGA, and zero effects on losing weight (1-3).

Roasting of coffee beans destroys the majority of the CGA. (4) So you cannot use roasted beans or ground coffee itself as a source of CGA. Hence all the hype using green, unroasted, coffee beans for weight reduction.

Rapid advances in analytic techniques over the past 10 years (5,6), have enabled good biochemists to separate beneficial effects of CGA from effects of caffeine. The chemistry is very complex, however (7). Consequently many organisations have made a complete mess of it.
Due to the huge profit potential in the burgeoning weight loss market, many CGA products have been improperly extracted and rushed to sale. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission found that even some products distributed under standardized brands, from good laboratories, have been adulterated by distributors. This adulteration produces worthless products with very low CGA.

Consequently, if you plan to purchase green coffee bean products, check out company selling them thoroughly. Many companies who never did the chemistry before, have jumped on the bandwagon and are producing useless diet supplements.

Real CGA is Effective

Real CGA does work. In both human and animal studies, CGA have demonstrated strong anti-inflammatory (7,8), blood sugar lowering (9,10) and body fat reduction (10-12) effects, all of which are disordered in overweight. In animal studies, CGA have clear anti-diabetic effects on insulin resistance and on lipid metabolism (11-14).

Glucose-6-phosphatase, for instance, is the major enzyme for releasing glucose into the blood from the liver. This enzyme, helps regulate blood glucose in active young adults.

In older people, over age 35 however, it triggers an unhealthy after-meal boost in blood glucose. This surge becomes progressively worse as we get older. CGA have been demonstrated in a variety of controlled trials to control glucose-6 phosphatase and lower blood glucose in vitro, and in live animal, and human, trials (23-26).

CGA powder can be added to ground coffee after roasting with significant benefits for weight reduction (27). Keurig and similar systems can prepare delicious coffee at a lower temperature than expresso machines, and quicker than drip percolators. Consequently, they provide a less destructive vehicle for delivery of CGA from powder added to the pod.

CGA added to coffee before brewing coffee also yields a much better tasting coffee, because CGA provide much of the taste and aroma of coffee in any case. We use 200 mg of potent CGA powder per 8-ounce cup of joe, tipped into the central hole made by the Keurig machine before brewing. Drink this java daily in good faith that it will help you maintain recommended weight.

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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M. van Dam, “Acute effects of decaffeinated coffee and the major coffee components chlorogenic acid and trigonelline on glucose tolerance,” Diabetes Care, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1023–1025, 2009.
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Moringa Tree Health Advantages

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Moringa is a native plant of Africa and Asia. The plant grows in the tropics and in Asia, it’s mainly located in the sub-Himalayan parts of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. This is an interesting plant and every part of the Moringa is used. This includes the bark, the flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves and root. In Asia and Africa, Moringa is used to fight malnutrition since the leaves and seeds can be cooked. The wonders of the Moringa plant are immense, and this can be credited to its mineral, protein and vitamin properties which make it a great antioxidant.

Nutrients in Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera, also called the horseradish tree or the drumstick tree is a wonder plant. The tree is renowned for its nutritional value and this is found in its pods which are loaded with minerals, its flowers and green leaves. The Moringa Oleifera is the most nurtured Moringa tree and it is stated that the plant has over 46 different antioxidants and 92 nutrients. The plant also contains 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, over 20 amino acids. The plant is a good source of vitamins and in fact provides seven times the quantity of vitamin C you would find in an orange. Moringa leaves contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B7 as well as vitamins C, D, E and K.

Benefits associated with Moringa Oleifera

Moringa has numerous medicinal uses and has been utilized to treat conditions such arthritis, rheumatism, anemia, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and stomach complications for instance spasms, ulcers, stomach pain and constipation. It is said that Moringa can also help to boost the immune system while increasing the production of milk in lactating mothers too. The list on uses for Moringa is rather diverse and varies from hair and skin care to treating a variety of infections.

More health benefits of Moringa are listed below:

Moringa Oleifera has antiseptic properties and can be directly placed onto the skin to kill germs. It is also utilized in treating wounds, warts, dandruff, athlete’s foot and snake bites.
The oil source from the seeds is utilized in the manufacture of hair care products and perfumes. This oil is also utilized as a machine lubricant and in cooking too.
The plant has anti-inflammatory properties and can help lessen the swelling brought about by parasitic fungal and bacterial infections.
Moringa Oleifera is also utilized as an aphrodisiac to stimulate libido.
Some communities have used Moringa to treat heart problems, thyroid disorders, fluid retention, kidney stones and high blood pressure too.
The plant can assist fight hunger in poverty stricken countries. It grows easily and cheaply. A variety of nutrients for example calcium, iron, vitamins and zinc can be sourced from its dried leaves and the pods. Its green pods are cooked and so are the leaves. In its powder form, Moringa can be used a condiment.
Moringa doesn’t only provide health advantages. The seed cake which remains after the oil has been extracted is used to purify water and can also remove salt in stored seawater. The seed cake also makes for an excellent fertilizer.

Uses of Moringa Oleifera

It’s important to note that Moringa Oleifera does not have substantial scientific studies that support its benefits. More studies therefore need to be conducted ahead of the uses of Moringa can be advised. That said; there are two ways that Moringa Oleifera can be used and this is orally or through application to the skin.

1. Taken Orally

Moringa Oleifera can be taken orally to manage:

Headaches
Stomach pain including constipation and intestinal ulcers
Asthma
Cancer
Heart disease
High blood pressure
Inflammation
Kidney stones
As an aphrodisiac
Immunity boosting and more

2. Apply to the Skin

Moringa Oleifera is applied to the skin to assist in treating:

Warts
Snakebites
Skin disease
Dandruff
Athletes foot
Gum disease and other conditions

Safety Concerns of Moringa Oleifera

Although Moringa is likely safe to eat for most people, there are still safety concerns that people must pay attention to.

1. Adverse Reactions

Like all good things, the Moringa Oleifera also has its side effects. To begin with, you are not allowed to consume the root or extracts from this part of the plant. This is because the roots could contain toxic substances and ingestion of these toxins could lead to paralysis and even death. The leaves, seeds and fruits are however safe for consumption.

Common Side Effects. Common side effects that may manifest with the consumption of Moringa include nausea, diarrhea and heartburn. The taste is not too pleasant and tends to generate a gag reflex on many first time users. If taken too much, Moringa might lead to nausea. It’s recommended that you lower your dosage when you begin feeling nauseated. Moringa can also act as a laxative particularly when consumed on an empty stomach. Understand that sudden potency could be overwhelming on the stomach. People who take Moringa directly with water have complained of heart burns. It’s far better to mix the herb with a thicker beverage or cook it with food. Greens are known to thicken blood and it may not be wise to eat Moringa if you are on blood thinning medications.

Effects on Pregnant and Lactating Women. There are precautions and warnings against the intake of Moringa in pregnant and lactating women. The substances found in the roots, flowers and the bark could cause a contraction to take place on the uterus. This therefore puts the pregnant woman at the risk of a miscarriage. With regards to a breast feeding mother, the substances may not be safe for the infant being nursed.

2. Dosage

Just like any other medicine, several factors need to be considered with dosage. The problem being treated is one of them and some conditions may require a higher dosage than others. The health of the individual is also critical and like we noted in the side effects, the herb could bring about bouts of nausea and diarrhea. People who are generally weak and unable to eat should take the herb in small doses, if at all. The age of an individual also matters, generally children take a lower dosage than adults. Lastly, bear in mind that such natural products are not necessarily safe and it’s essential to have get dosage. Stick to the directions on the product labels and talk to a medical expert before trying this alternative medicine.

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Green Coffee Bean Extract – Do Chlorogenic Acid Capsules Provide Healthy Weight Reduction?

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Interest in this weight loss pill has grown significantly since the outcomes of a green coffee bean extract project conducted by Dr. Oz were revealed on the September 10, 2012 season premiere.

Can this proven weight loss product really decrease body weight without restricting foods and increasing exercise?

What is Green Coffee Bean Extract?

This extract emanates from the beans of two different coffee plants, which are: Arabica and Robusta. These coffee beans naturally contain chlorogenic acid, which assists the liver to process fat and is a derivative of cinnamic acid. Cinnamic acid has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The chlorogenic acid is the fat burning secret in this clinically proven weight loss product.

How it Works

Although there is a very small amount of caffeine in this extract, the caffeine is not the reason this proven green coffee product effective. The chlorogenic acid inhibits the discharge of glucose into your body and improves the burning of fat in your liver. The combination of these two functions hinder the absorption of fat.

Why not just brew up a cup of coffee? It’s the “brewing up” part that ruins the fat burning properties of the coffee beans. When they are roasted, the chlorogenic acid is depleted taking along with it the bean extract benefits.

Weight Reduction Fact – Does it Work?

Although Dr. Oz did conduct a two-week experiment, he does not endorse this or any product. The experiment was made up of 100 women between the ages of 35 and 49. The women were divided into two groups with one group taking the supplements and the other group taking a placebo.

Participants did not have to adjust their food intake nor increase activity. They only had to log what they did eat. Subjects lost a total of 123.5 pounds. 82 pounds were lost in the green coffee bean extract group, while 41.5 pounds were lost in the placebo group.

While the Dr. Oz show is popular and the television experiment showed good results regarding this natural weight loss extract, there have been other studies indicating these chlorogenic acid supplements are helping people shed pounds by burning fat.

In the Diabetes, Metabolic, Syndrome and Obesity Journal posted on January 18, 2012, you will find detailed information regarding a 22-week randomized, double-blinded and placebo controlled study conducted at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

16 young adults (men and women) ages 22 to 26 lost approximately 17 pounds each, which was an average of 10 percent of their overall body weight. The study showed they also burned 16 percent of their overall body fat. Participants did not restrict their diets nor increase activity during this study eating an average of 2,400 calories daily.

Choosing a Quality Product

There are many companies that claim to be the best supplier for this natural supplement. It is important to take note of the ingredients. Dr. Lindsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor and special guest on the Dr. Oz show, says to ensure the product you choose contains zero fillers, binders, and artificial ingredients. The capsules should contain a minimum of 45% chlorogenic acid. SVETOL or GCA are both quality products to consider.

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Green Coffee Extract – Nature’s Fat Reduction Wonder

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Green Coffee Extract is currently among the most common natural weight loss product in America. It is a rich supply of chlorogenic acid which is responsible for shedding fat and staying lean.

Raw coffee beans contain chlorogenic acid that makes Green Coffee Extract a powerful weight loss product. Chlorogenic acid prompts the liver to process more fat than usual. However, when the beans are roasted to generate the taste and aroma that coffee is renowned for, all chlorogenic acid content is neutralized.

The most up-to-date study on green coffee bean was published in January 2012 in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. The researchers followed a group of 16 adults supplemented with a special green coffee bean extract containing chlorogenic acids at different dosages (either 700 or 1,050 milligrams of extract powder every day) for 3 months. All 16 adults were considered overweight, as demonstrated by a BMI of greater than 25. The subjects lost around almost 18 pounds-this was 10% of their overall body weight and 4.4% of their overall body fat.Health Advantages

Green Coffee Extract is regarded as a specialized superfood. They’re not so much for the promotion of overall health as they are for the improvement in a few select areas of health. To date, the known health benefits of green coffee extract are the following:

Fat loss. Regular intake of Green Coffee Extract along with a healthy diet and fitness may result in decreased body weight and fat.
Reduces hypertension. In a clinical study conducted in Tokyo, consumption of green coffee can have a beneficial effect on hypertension.

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Health Advantages of the Blessed Moringa

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Moringa is widely seen in tropical and sub-tropical belts. It is a medicinal plant used in Central and South America, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, and Africa.

Moringa, also known as the Miracle Tree, is a multipurpose plant, as the leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots, and even the bark of the tree can be utilized. It is also called Drumstick Tree by the British, while in Philippines it is known as malunggay. The scientific name of this tree is Moringa oleifera. The specialty of this tree is that it actually bears fruits in the warm season. Moringa is a powerhouse of minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Therefore, it is widely promoted in poverty-stricken areas to counter malnutrition, for the effects can be viewed within a few days of including it in the diet. Its uses range from being a water purifier, to protecting the skin, and also to make perfume. The leaves of this tree are said to be a nutritional powerhouse. Research has proved that various parts of the Moringa tree can be used to cure over 300 diseases. Let’s review a handful of them here.

Moringa- All-natural Healer

Neutralizes toxins
Flushes toxins from the body
Purifies the liver
Removes heavy metals pollutants
Helps strengthen the body’s defence mechanism
Assists in building red blood cells
Rejuvenates at cellular level
Reduces the ph level in the body
Moringa is rich in Vitamin A. It has four times more Vitamin A or beta-carotene than carrots. Hence, it is a weapon against blindness.
It is also a rich supply of Vitamin C. It contains Vitamin C seven times more than oranges.
Normally milk is said to be a rich source of calcium but the level of calcium within Moringa leaves is much higher than in milk. To be more precise, Moringa is said to have four times more calcium than milk.
The Moringa leaves are said to contain twice the protein found in milk.
Bananas are a rich source of potassium, but Moringa leaves contain seven times more potassium than bananas.
Along with potassium, zinc is also found in large quantities in Moringa.
If Moringa leaves were to be eaten by one and all, the planet will be free of anemia as it contains thrice more iron than spinach.
With all the junk food eaten these days, many people face problems of high cholesterol. Moringa helps in balancing the levels of cholesterol in the body.
Essential amino acids are also present in Moringa.
Moringa is also said to balance sugar levels, hence it is helpful in combating diabetes.
The body’s natural defense mechanism increases with the intake of Moringa in the daily diet pattern. Since it is an immunity-stimulant, it is prescribed for AIDS afflicted patients. Less immunity is rampant in many provinces in Africa, especially individuals who do not have access to nutritious food and medicines.
Moringa leaves can be consumed to stimulate metabolism.
It is also said to have digestive powers.
It is a nutrition booster and is known to promote a sense of wellbeing in people.
If you are looking for non-sugar based energy, then Moringa leaves are the answer. Thus, it will also help in the fat loss process.
The cell structure of the body is stimulated by the Moringa leaves.
It is particularly helpful for lactating mothers. Consuming Moringa has shown dramatic boost in the quantity of breast milk.
It is also renowned for its anti-bacterial properties.
The paste of the Moringa leaves is said to beautify the skin and is hence applied by women regularly.
It protects the liver and kidneys.
It can also be used as a water purifier.
Moringa assists in faster recovery of the muscles and tissues after a strenuous workout.
Anxiety and depression can also be countered with the use of Moringa.
People struggling with insomnia find the use of Moringa beneficial for it assists in regulating sleep cycles.
It is known to nourish the eyes, therefore, people struggling with poor eyesight should include Moringa in their diet.

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The Pros and Uses of Moringa

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Used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, the plentiful Moringa oleifera tree provides medicinal and nutritional benefits from almost every part. Native to the sub-Himalayan range and commonly cultivated in India and Burma, Moringa is becoming ever more popular as a medicinal plant and now grown in other parts of the planet.

Moringa or Shigru as it is termed in Ayurvedic medicine produces substantial spinach-like leaves that can be used in curries, drank as a tea or dried and ground into a powder to take as a nutritious plant based food. It is in these leaves that much of the nutrition is contained, including good amounts of proteins, calcium, iron and vitamin A. Other parts of the plant are used as food or medicine for various purposes, the pods of the tree are a delicious vegetable that can be prepared with rice or other vegetables, the root of the tree is used in cooking similarly to horseradish and the seeds of the plant are used to make a an oil which was traditionally used to apply for indications of rheumatism or gout. The flowers, fruit and bark have also been used traditionally and throughout history for various health conditions.

Organic Moringa Powder

In Australia, unless you are lucky enough to have a Moringa tree (commonly known as a Drumstick tree) growing in your yard, most of us only have access to the Moringa oil, leaves and the powdered leaf. Western herbal medicine recognises Moringa oleifera leaf powder for its benefit for the cardiovascular system, among many other qualities. It is also known as a circulatory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antibacterial and antifungal. The combined and diverse qualities of this herb make it an ideal medicinal food to be included for those with chronic health problems linked to the indulgent Western lifestyle including type two diabetes, hypertension and various digestive and inflammatory conditions.

The superior nutritional breakdown of this herb and the mild and palatable taste of this herb also make it an ideal medicinal food to be added to the diet for those with low energy, vegetarians and also nursing mothers.

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Green Coffee Bean: Is it Safe and Advantageous?

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How much do we know about the green coffee bean? Lately, the green coffee bean has been in the media spotlight, whether in a good or bad context. Many articles have been written about its benefits.

Exactly what are the advantages of green coffee bean?

As you probably know, “green coffee bean” is the term for unroasted (immature) coffee beans. We are used to seeing mature coffee beans, that are brown to yellow color, and we mostly use these beans in our everyday lives. To obtain coffee beans, the green beans are processed by wet or dry ways to get rid of the outer pulp. When immature, the coffee beans have non-volatile and volatile compounds (such as caffeine) that deter insects and animals from eating them.

These compounds give that recognizable flavor of the coffee we all know. The main compound in green coffee bean is chlorogenic acid, the compound responsible for fat reduction and other advantages of green coffee bean.

Coffee green extract has been sold as a nutritional supplement, and has been studied and researched for its contribution to weight loss, among other benefits.

How beneficial is green coffee bean?

According to research, green coffee bean can lower blood pressure. In 2005, a study published in the Journal of Hypertension Research found out that water-soluble green coffee bean extract significantly reduced mild hypertension in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. Another study in 2007 demonstrated that green coffee is superior to roasted coffee in reducing blood pressure, due to its lower level of a by-product of the roasting process.

More studies have shown that green coffee bean is effective for detoxification, and that it has liver-regenerating properties.

Researchers were also interested to learn whether green coffee bean has the same benefits on mood as roasted coffee. Research published in 2012 in the journal Psychopharmacology, concluded that decaffeinated coffee enriched with chlorogenic acid positively affects the mood and cognition in healthy elderly people.

Numerous studies have been conducted to conclude whether or not green coffee bean is effective for weight reduction and metabolism. The studies were focused on concluding the benefits of chlorogenic acid.

In the scholarly journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, a study that was published in 2012 showed the benefits for weight loss and stronger metabolism. In the study, the participants were consuming different doses of green coffee bean extract supplement (a high dose of supplement (1050mg) for two weeks, a low dose (700mg) for two weeks, and a placebo for two weeks). The research also included a two-week period when participants weren’t consuming any of the three supplements. Even though there were no modifications in diets, the extract showed significant reduction in body weight, body mass index, body fat percent, and even decrease in heart rate (smaller).

“The results are consistent with human and animal studies and a meta-analysis of the efficacy of green coffee extract in weight loss. The results suggest that GCA may be an effective nutraceutical in reducing weight in preobese adults, and may be an inexpensive means of preventing obesity in overweight adults”, the analysis concluded.

In the study, the researchers also determined that because chlorogenic acid enhances the absorption of glucose which in turn offsets insulin resistance and blood sugar elevations that are associated with type 2 diabetes. This is one more confirmation that chlorogenic acid has anti-diabetic properties.

In 2007, research published in “The Journal of International Medical Research”, discovered that participants who consumed instant coffee enriched with chlorogenic acid, lost weight due to decreased absorption of glucose sugar.

In a study that was presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in 2012, the scientists presented outcomes of another study that confirmed the benefits of green coffee bean. A group of overweight people consumed a fraction of an ounce of ground green coffee bean daily and lost about 10 percent of their body weight.

In the study, 16 overweight people aged 22-26 took capsules of extract for 22 weeks and lost an average of 17 pounds in that time.

“Based on our results, taking multiple capsules of green coffee extract a day – while eating a low-fat, healthful diet and exercising regularly – appears to be a safe, effective, inexpensive way to lose weight,” said Joe Vinson from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

The benefits of the green coffee bean result from chlorogenic acid that affects the sugar absorption from starch and influence fat synthesis in the body.

So, should you take a green coffee extract?

The benefits of green coffee bean have been verified many times, and yes, the extract is beneficial in numerous ways. However, many green coffee bean extract products often contain levels of green coffee bean extract that is distinct from what is on the label, and sometimes have additional compounds that may be harmful.

Green coffee bean extract is made of green seeds inside a bright red berry. To create green coffee bean extract, the seeds are left unroasted, soaked and then concentrated to create the extract.

When coffee seeds are roasted, their antioxidant levels increase, however, chlorogenic acid decreases. This compound, by blocking fat accumulation, helps with weight reduction and regulates post-meal blood sugar levels. The extract is converted into a capsule form before being sold to consumers.

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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