You might think it’s the caffeine in Green Coffee Beans which makes them good for fat loss – and quickly think you don’t want to be loaded up with caffeine. But it seems the key to the success of Green Coffee Beans for losing weight is not caffeine at all, but the main active ingredient Chlorogenic Acid.
So drinking four cups of black coffee a day won’t help much with weight loss, as the Chlorogenic Acid is destroyed when the coffee beans are roasted for use as a beverage – although caffeine does offer a small effect of boosting metabolism.
But it’s also reassuring to know that taking a Green Coffee Beans supplement won’t make you jittery from too much caffeine because the amount of caffeine in a daily dose of a weight loss pill like Green-Fu is approximately 16 mgs – equal to about a quarter of a cup of coffee.
(Chlorogenic Acid is also bitter tasting, so it’s good it is destroyed before you get to drink it.)
How Does Green Coffee Bean Work For Weight Loss?
It is believed that Chlorogenic Acid works in two ways to help reduce weight. Human studies have shown Chlorogenic Acid acts by:
Reducing the absorption of carbohydrates from the gastrointestinal tract, (which lowers blood sugar levels and flattens out insulin spikes)
Boosting the metabolism or the “burning” of fat in the liver.
These two mechanisms interact to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain.
Other animal studies (in mice and rats) have shown that chlorogenic acid can reduce body weight, reduce fat absorbed from the diet, reduce fat stored in the liver and boost the function of the fat burning hormone adiponectin.
Promising Outcomes for Fat Loss
Although Chlorogenic Acid is considered to be an integral weight loss ingredient in Green Coffee Beans, it is also true that caffeine helps boost metabolism likewise. Several studies have shown metabolism can be lifted from between 3 to 11 % by caffeine.
Several controlled trials in humans indicate that green coffee bean extract can lead to significant weight reduction.
However, these studies were relatively small and some of them have been criticised because they were industry sponsored.
A scientific review of the human trials concluded that the results were promising but of poor methodology, and more rigorous research was necessary.
Other Benefits of Green Coffee Bean
Green Coffee Beans offer other health and wellness benefits in addition to weight loss.
Green Coffee Beans contain polyphenols which, like grape seed extract and green tea, have antioxidants that assist the body neutralize harmful free radicals.
Research has also shown that the Chlorogenic Acid in Green Coffee Beans promote normal blood pressure.
A 2011 study revealed that Green Coffee antioxidants significantly inhibited the proliferation of cancer cells. The study was performed using liver cancer and colon cancer cells; it’s possible that this applies to the other types of cancer too.
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.