Green coffee bean extract has exploded onto the fat loss market from the time it first made headlines and appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” in March. When the show returned in September for the fourth season, Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke again about green coffee bean extract for weight loss. He encouraged viewers to ascertain the words “Svetol” or “GCA” on the nutrition label to know you’re getting the right one. But he didn’t really say why.
Quite a few customers have called with questions like “How are these products different?” or “Are the results different?” So we did a little digging.
What Green Coffee Extract Does
Green coffee beans are merely unroasted coffee beans. By not roasting the beans, you keep their levels of chlorogenic acid intact. Chlorogenic acid has been proven to inhibit glucose formation in the liver, quicken the metabolism and slow fat absorption for weight loss. A study published in the medical journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity caught the eye of the news media, stating that participants lost around 10 percent of their total body weight, or about 18 pounds in just 12 weeks on the supplement.
And so the craze began.
How is Svetol or GCA different?
Svetol or GCA are the names for the patented green coffee bean extract developed by Naturex, a maker of ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages based in Avignon, France. Produced from the Robusta variety of coffee beans, this extract provides 50 to 55 percent polyphenols and 45 to 50 percent chlorogenic acid per serving, according to Naturex. The company follows a traditional extraction technique to keep the nutrient profile of the beans intact while removing caffeine.
This extract has no reported side effects and is made with only non-GMO coffee beans and is free of allergens, pesticides, heavy metals and contaminants like aflatoxins or ochratoxin A. The chlorogenic acid in this particular extract was discovered to be highly bioavailable in humans, based on a 2008 study published in the Journal of Nutrition. This means it is well absorbed from the intestines, which could make it more beneficial.
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.