Chlorogenic Acid – Weight Reduction and Health Benefits

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Chlorogenic acid has recently come to the forefront because of its weight loss properties. While it’s slimming qualities are definitely worth shouting about from rooftops, this powerful antioxidant polyphenol also has far reaching health benefits that deserve equal attention.

What exactly is Chlorogenic Acid and what’s all the fuss?

Let’s start by understanding exactly what chlorogenic acid is, and where it comes from. Green coffee beans are the most abundant source of chlorogenic acid in nature. This is why dietary supplements that have green coffee beans are selling successfully around the world.

A lot of you will throw a passionate punch in the air at this point and think “Coffee?! I can do coffee!” It is therefore important to explain that drinking normal coffee or brown coffee will not make you shed weight as those coffee beans have undergone a roasting process. This roasting process almost completely destroys the chlorogenic acid content in them, thereby making it ineffective for losing weight.

So if its weight loss you are after, you have to go green! Green or raw (unroasted) coffee beans are a powerful antioxidant, an efficient weight loss tool, and also recognised as a superfood.

So how exactly does Chlorogenic Acid work?

Here’s where things get interesting. When you consume green coffee, chlorogenic acid enters your body, as a result of which your liver stops releasing glucose in your blood stream. Subsequently, your system reacts and starts producing energy by using glucose contained in the cells of the fat trapped in your body. So chlorogenic acid not only prevents the absorption of fat in your body, it also activates the metabolism of fats in the liver.

These two things produce an effect that resembles what a program of dieting and exercising can have on your body and make chlorogenic acid a very effective tool for fast weight loss.

Thermogenesis and Chlorogenic Acid

The good news doesn’t end there. Based on some studies conducted, chlorogenic acid can also induce body fat loss by increasing the rate at which calories are transformed into heat, also referred to as thermogenesis. This capacity to deplete fat stores in the body by triggering thermogenesis and control the intake of fat (so that no extra fat is stored) while burning off the old fat makes chlorogenic acid a truly formidable fat-buster.

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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What’s Better For Weight Reduction: Green Tea Or Green Coffee?

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More than merely a pick-me-up, your morning cup of tea or coffee may actually help your weight-loss efforts. But when it comes to fat reduction, which one of these greens reigns supreme?

With regards to losing fat, no magic pill or powder can replace consistent work in the gym and a clean diet. Your time and efforts will always trump anything a supplement can do. Nevertheless, there are a couple of substances that may help boost your metabolism and improve your weight-loss efforts.

Two of those ingredients-green tea and green coffee-may already be part of your everyday morning ritual, but they’re also sold in supplement form as green tea and green coffee extract. If fat loss is your goal, is one extract better than the other? It’s time to put these two green titans in a head-to-head battle for fat-loss supremacy.

Find Time for Tea

Green tea, which comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, has been recommended as a healthful drink for centuries with potential health advantages ranging from improved antioxidant status to cardiovascular support (1). Although multiple parts of the plant can be used, it’s the extract from the leaves that seems to offer the most health advantages, specifically when it comes to weight reduction.

The two components primarily responsible for green tea extract’s (GTE) health advantages are catechins, which supply virtually all antioxidants benefits, and caffeine, which enhances thermogenesis and fat metabolism.

Compared to a placebo and caffeine alone, GTE has been shown to significantly increase 24-hour energy expenditure (1,2). With time, raising the number of calories you burn both at rest and during exercise could lead to favorable changes in your body composition. Furthermore, there are multiple studies showing GTE’s ability to increase rates of fat oxidation (or fat burning) over a 24-hour period.

Long-term intake of green tea extract has been proven to support modest fat loss, around 2-3 pounds, over a 12-week period (3). While GTE clearly won’t do all the work for you, research suggests that, when along with exercise, it can support greater weight loss when compared to exercise alone (4).

Green Is the New Black

Green coffee extract (GCE), as the name implies, is obtained from unroasted green coffee beans. Its main active ingredients are compounds referred to as chlorogenic acids, which are considered to be accountable for its weight-loss effects.

While it’s not entirely clear how it operates, chlorogenic acid may be able to promote weight loss by increasing the activity of PPARalpha-a gene involved in fatty-acid transport and oxidation-and lowering the creation of new fat cells through its antioxidant effects (5,6).

To date, there has been only one study to show a positive effect of GCE on weight loss in humans. A 2007 study published in the Journal of International Medical Research found that when GCE was added to coffee, participants lost (on average) almost 12 pounds over a 12-week period, when combined with diet and exercise. This compared to only 3 pounds lost in the coffee-only group (7).

While results from this research are promising, larger, better-controlled research is needed to truly determine the effectiveness of GCE as a weight-loss tool.

What to Watch Out For

The weight-loss benefits associated with green coffee and green tea extracts are greatly reduced when you mix the extracts with milk and sugar (8-9). Additionally, research suggests that protein consumption can have an inhibitory influence on their absorption (10). Therefore, advantages of GTE and GCE may be maximized when consumed with water 2-3 hours before or after a meal.

These two substances typically contain caffeine and as a consequence may cause potential adverse reactions related to caffeine consumption, for example increased heart rate and digestive upset, but as long as you don’t guzzle the stuff, you ought to be in pretty good shape. Begin with a low dose, see how your body handles it, and then make adjustments from there.

A Practical Approach for Use

GTE and GCE are most effective when caffeine resistance is minimized. If you’re already a coffee addict, the advantages of green tea extract and GCE supplements will likely be less effective.

While you may think you can get your daily dose of GTE just by sipping on some green tea, think again. An effective dose (about 600 milligrams) would require you to drink 8-10 cups of tea (1,4). Supplements can actually make things a little easier on you; just make sure you’re getting 30-60 percent EGCG-the active component in green tea accountable for its fat-burning effects-in each serving.

Green coffee supplements are typically sold containing 40-50 percent chlorogenic acid by weight. To receive the most effective dose of 120-300 milligrams of chlorogenic acid, you’ll want to look for a supplement containing 300-750 milligrams of green coffee extract.

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.

References

1) Cabrera, C., Artacho, R., & Giménez, R. (2006). Beneficial effects of green tea-a review. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 25(2), 79-99.
2) Dulloo, A. G., Duret, C., Rohrer, D., Girardier, L., Mensi, N., Fathi, M., … & Vandermander, J. (1999). Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(6), 1040-1045.
3) Wang, H., Wen, Y., Du, Y., Yan, X., Guo, H., Rycroft, J. A., … & Mela, D. J. (2010). Effects of catechin enriched green tea on body composition. Obesity, 18(4), 773-779.
4) Maki, K. C., Reeves, M. S., Farmer, M., Yasunaga, K., Matsuo, N., Katsuragi, Y., … & Blumberg, J. B. (2009). Green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise-induced abdominal fat loss in overweight and obese adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 139(2), 264-270.
5) Hsu, C. L., Huang, S. L., & Yen, G. C. (2006). Inhibitory effect of phenolic acids on the relation to their antioxidant activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54(12), 4191-4197.
6) Cho, A. S., Jeon, S. M., Kim, M. J., Yeo, J., Seo, K. I., Choi, M. S., & Lee, M. K. (2010). Chlorogenic acid exhibits anti-obesity property and improves lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced-obese mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48(3), 937-943.
7) Thom, E. (2007). The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people. Journal of International Medical Research, 35(6), 900-908.
8) Onakpoya, I., Terry, R., & Ernst, E. (2010). The use of green coffee extract as a weight loss supplement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. Gastroenterology Research and Practice, 2011.
9) Anderson, R. A., & Polansky, M. M. (2002). Tea enhances insulin activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 50(24), 7182-7186.
10) Bohn, T. (2014). Dietary factors affecting polyphenol bioavailability. Nutrition Reviews, 72(7), 429-452.

The Science of Moringa

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A Legacy of Healing

Moringa Oleifera, known as Moringa, is the most nutrient rich plant known to science. No other plant provides a more densely packed profile of nutrients.

Moringa has been referred to as the “Miracle Tree” and the “Tree of Life”. Its uses as a health and medicinal plant have been recognized for centuries. Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians are said to have used this seemingly-magical plant for healing, skin protection and water purification, and in India, Moringa is considered ayurvedic medicine.

In recent decades, Moringa has been extensively studied in clinical studies, with evidence emerging to demonstrate the long-touted advantages of this nutritional powerhouse. The leaves, roots, seeds, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods of Moringa offer cardiac and circulatory stimulation. Moringa has been found to have antitumor, antipyretic (fever reducing), antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective (protective of the liver), antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Growing in over 80 countries, Moringa presents opportunities to combat malnutrition and disease in some of the world’s most impoverished countries. In India, tradition maintains that the Moringa tree can cure 300 diseases, and local herbalists make extensive use of Moringa products to deal with a number of ailments, including diabetes, ulcers, hypertension, pedal edema and kidney pains (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Moringa is even used to purify polluted water, working as both a coagulant and an anti-microbial.

Moringa’s Credentials

Moringa has been essentially the most widely studied herbs in the U.S.A., Europe, Philippines, India, and Africa. Several prominent universities, prestigious scientific institutions and governmental bodies globally have generated evidence to compliment Moringa’s nutritional and medicinal value. The science speaks for itself, though, so stay with me.

Numerous studies from renowned medical and scientific journals can be found on the US National Center for Biotechnology/National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health website (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=moringa).

Some of the Universities and Research Institutions That Have Studied Moringa

University of Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins University
United Nations University
Heidelberg University, Germany
University of Zimbabwe, Africa
Perdue University
East Carolina University
Ferrara University, Italy
Wageningen University, Netherlands
University of Calcutta, India

Some of the Scientific Journals That Have Published Moringa Research

Human & Experimental Toxicology
International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition
Environmental Science & Technology
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Ecology of Food and Nutrition
European Journal of Pharmacology British Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Applied Phycology
Phytomedicine
Journal of Medicinal Food
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Let’s consider what the science says:

Cancer

The pods and seeds of the Moringa tree have properties that protect cells in the human body from oxidation damage by free radicals. According to the Journal of Herbal Medicine authored by Kumar, Kumar, Singh and Vasisht (2007), the seeds/pods thus exert a protective effect against cancer and other forms of cell damage.

Moringa Oleifera on Human Cancer Cells

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21385597
Clinical Studies #2 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21992488
Clinical Studies #3 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21774591
Clinical Studies #4 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12875626

Liver Health

The liver protective properties of the Moringa plant have been proved through therapeutic use of the oil (also referred to as Ben Oil) in Hepatic (Hepatitus) disorders. Other parts of the plant have been found to prevent early liver injury due to high fat diets. Other clinical studies:

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20661662
Clinical Studies #2 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20045461

Kidney Health

The renoprotective qualities in Moringa protect the kidneys by lessening the development of free radicals. Moringa has also been used in the natural excretion of kidney stones l(University of Ouagadougou and K.L.E.S’s College of Pharmacy).

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22197459
Clinical Studies #2 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16386862

Ulcers

Moringa Oleifera root extracts coupled with fruit rind (citrus sinensis) extract have been proven effective in treating Ulcerative Colitis, much like the pharmaceutical drug Prednisolone. The flower bud of Moringa has been reported to have anti-ulcer properties, protective against aspirin-induced gastric ulcers in rats (Akhtar & Ahmad, 1995). A clinical study from the University of Calcutta shows that Moringa Oleifera protects against ulcer formation:

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20637582
Clinical Studies #2 – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2650090618/abstract
Clinical Studies #3 – http://researchmoringa.com/uploads/13Ulcers.pdf
Clinical Studies #4 – http://www.scientific-journals.co.uk/web_documents/1020205_moringa_oleifera.pdf

Sickle Cell Anemia

Moringa Oleifera has been used as a supplement in iron-deficient sickle cell anemia patients, who take advantage of this natural source of iron, minus the harsh adverse reactions of iron pills. Moringa increases hemoglobin and builds the blood without causing gastrointestinal disorders.

Clinical Studies #1 – http://jjbs.hu.edu.jo/files/v5n4/Paper%20Number%205m.pdf
Clinical Studies #2 – http://www.ijarnp.org/index.php/ijarnp/article/view/9

Weight Loss

The 92 nutrients in Moringa can lower blood glucose by stopping blocking the conversion of sugars into new fat cells. Methionine present in Moringa is recognized to absorb fat and cholesterol, thus aiding in the decrease in abdominal fat, naturally. The B vitamins in Moringa leaves support digestion and conversion of calories into energy; Moringa is thought to boost metabolism. Moringa may support weight reduction by providing a low-calorie, whole food source vitamins, proteins and fiber.

Clinical Studies #1 – http://ejhd.uib.no/ejhd-v25-no1/51%20The%20effects%20of%20Moringa%20stenopetala%20on%20blood%20parameters%20and%20histopathology%20of%20liver%20and%20kidney%20in%20mice.pdf

Antibiotics

Moringa’s antibiotic properties have been found to inhibit the development of microorganisms naturally. The seeds of the Moringa plant have a natural antibiotic that can be used to help remedy or prevent infection.

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21771453
Clinical Studies #2 – http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rimtsp/v52n3/a03v52n3.pdf
Clinical Studies #3 – http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rimtsp/v52n3/a03v52n3.pdf

High Blood Pressure

Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc are all important for the regulation of blood pressure. Rich in the full spectrum of these nutrients, Moringa lowers the danger of hypertension by promoting proper blood vessel function.

Clinical Studies #1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22559734
Clinical Studies #2 – http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/1994/P1/P19940003035
Clinical Studies #3 – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874199001063
Clinical Studies #4 – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2650080207/abstract

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.

How Green Coffee Bean Supports Weight Reduction

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Green coffee bean is the unroasted variety of coffee beans. This coffee bean variety is used as a fat burner and as a fat-burner. Although initial results were promising, there is yet evidence that links green coffee beans with weight reduction.

Studies on Green Coffee Bean

The premise of green coffee’s weight reduction benefits is its chlorogenic acid content. Chlorogenic acid is a chemical found in the cafeic acid of coffee beans. Multiple studies show that the chlorogenic acid in green coffee helps accelerate the metabolic process and improve a person’s weight reduction potentials.

In a study published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, researchers discovered that subjects who were given green coffee extract experienced decreased body weight, body mass index and body fat percentage in comparison to participants who were given a placebo. Based on researchers, both groups have the same lifestyle and diet. No modifications in their lifestyle were made before the experiment.

In a separate study published in the Journal of International Medical Research, researchers discovered that participants who drank instant coffee fortified with chlorogenic acid lost weight because of the decreased absorption of sugar.

Finally, a 2013 study published in the chlorogenic acid journal reports that lab mice fed with chlorogenic acid experienced decreased fat synthesis and improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels in multiple experiments.

How Green Coffee Beans Supports Weight Loss

Improves Mood

In a study published in the Psychopharmacology journal, researchers determined that the chlorogenic acid in green coffee improves the mood and this has an indirect effect on a person’s weight loss. The chemical affected the cognition and mood of healthy, aging patients.

Blocks Fat Absorption

The food you eat is not burned off as fuel by the body, at least not immediately. Unused fat is stored into the body for later. The more stored fat you have, the more weight you gain. The chlorogenic acid in green coffee bean helps the body get rid of stored fat for energy. The chemical also binds with carbohydrates so the body can convert it into fuel right away.

Regulates Blood Sugar Level

Initial studies show that the chlorogenic acid in green coffee bean could regulate a person’s blood sugar level. Green coffee bean is recommended for those borderline diabetic or those who are prone to consuming sweets excessively. Green coffee extract may also protect the body from sugar crashes, which help reduce intense cravings and prevent overeating.Points to Consider Prior to Taking Green Coffee Bean Supplements

It’s not for Everyone

Because coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant, it is not appropriate for individuals who are struggling with hypertension or those afflicted by coronary disease. The same thing goes for those who experience anxiety disorders or panic attacks. To be on the safe side, confer with your doctor first before taking coffee bean supplements or any supplements for that matter.

Not for Pregnant Women

Although green coffee extract is generally safe for adults, pregnant women, and nursing women should avoid taking green coffee bean supplements.

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.

Green Coffee Bean Extract for Losing Weight and More

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Do you have a problem with unwanted weight? There is a natural, stimulant-free extract that can make a significant difference.

Clinically-tested Green Coffee Bean Extract has been shown to reduce weight naturally and quickly with no alteration to diet or exercise. It is best for:

Jump-starting your weight loss program
Keeping a healthy BMI
Balancing blood glucose levels
Stopping sugar cravings
Maintaining healthy blood pressure

It’s no secret that America has a problem with weight. In any case, about 75% of the population is either obese or overweight, and for the time being, there seems to be little indication that this trend will reverse itself. These extra pounds do more than just make us appear or feel heavy. They bring about the development of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well. The great thing is that these related conditions can be addressed naturally.

While I imagine that the issue has as much to do with the type of food we eat as the quantity of food we eat, I believe it is also true that aside from a sensible diet and exercise regimen, supplements can assist make a difference. In fact, one of the best supplemental ingredients comes from a source that may surprise you: coffee beans.

But, say that you’re not really a big fan of coffee. You either don’t like the taste, or don’t like the effects of caffeine. Well, that’s not really a problem, either.

Fortunately, there is a supplemental form that harnesses the total power of coffee for losing weight. It is green coffee bean extract. It won’t “rev you up” or make you jittery, since it is naturally decaffeinated. The green coffee bean extract I suggest has been clinically studied, and shows impressive results reducing weight and BMI (body mass index), keeping blood sugar levels low, and even helping those with borderline hypertension.

Fat Loss Benefits

Coffee contains beneficial compounds that assist the body process glucose more efficiently, maintain healthy, lean body mass, and can assist you in dropping unwanted pounds. Coffee, and green coffee bean extract, have shown exciting results concerning weight loss. Individual studies and reviews of research have found that coffee consumption corresponds with a lower BMI.

Caffeine alone can’t really explain the full benefits. In fact, it may not be much of a factor at all. The same positive benefits of coffee were found in decaffeinated varieties as well. All things considered, if that were the case, every drink with stimulant effects should be able to help people shed weight, provided it didn’t contain too much sugar.

Instead, it is primarily on account of chlorogenic acids and other polyphenols from the coffee bean. As impressive as some of the findings of coffee have been, in roasted coffee, up to 70% of these compounds are destroyed. So even though you may drink plenty of coffee, whether it is regular or decaf, you’re not getting the full potential of this amazing ingredient.

The extract I recommend is standardized to contain 45-50% chlorogenic acid and has clinical support to back it up. It has been shown to support lean body mass so your body can more effectively and efficiently use the calories from your nutritious diet.

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, 50 volunteers used green coffee bean extract for 60 days. Each participant took either the green coffee bean extract or a placebo twice a day with their main meals. At the end of the study, participants using the extract lost 5.7% of their initial weight, corresponding to an average weight loss of 5 kg or 11 lbs. versus a 2.9% weight reduction (2.45 kg or 5.4 lbs.) in the placebo group. That’s basically twice the effect in just 2 months using the extract.

The BMI in the participants using the green coffee bean extract declined as well – significantly. Those in the coffee group saw their BMI drop by an average of 1.9 kg or 4.9 lbs. versus 0.9 kg or 1.9 lbs. Any weight loss and BMI change can be a good thing, but for many people right on the edge of being overweight or obese, that BMI change makes a massive difference.

Needless to say the type of weight a person carries is vital, too. In this same study, those using the extract saw their ratio of muscle mass (lean body mass) increase by 4.1% in comparison to the average of 1.6 % for the placebo group. So, their overall weight decreased, and even the kind of weight the extract group now carried changed to a far healthier type.

The green coffee bean extract was able to help the body burn fat first, while limiting the quantity of glucose released into the bloodstream – helping to support lean body mass, while shedding pounds.

Lean body mass is significant. People with lean body mass usually burn calories more efficiently than those with a higher percentage of body fat.

Blood Pressure Benefits

Weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure health concerns are often related. So aside from green coffee bean extract’s weight reducing and blood sugar balancing abilities, there is more good news for anyone concerned about shedding unwanted weight and getting their blood pressure numbers in better shape, too.

In a placebo-controlled, randomized medical trial, chlorogenic acid from green coffee bean extract lowered both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels in those taking the extract, making it a safe and effective way to get those numbers where they should be.

In another similar clinical study, a sizable multicenter parallel group study, participants took green coffee bean extract at varying doses for 28 days. At the conclusion of the study period, every dosage level of the extract lowered blood pressure. And, there were no adverse reactions.

One way the key compound, chlorogenic acid, has been proven to help reduce blood pressure is through its ability to positively act on nitric oxide, a molecule that works well in the blood vessels, relaxing the vessel walls, and lowering blood pressure. The overall advantage of chlorogenic acid for this aspect of the cardiovascular system – known as “vasoreactivity”- was noticed as early as one month into the 4 month study.

Better blood vessel reaction – being better able to cope with the slight increases or decreases in blood pressure during the day – is extremely important for anyone with weight and blood pressure concerns. So green coffee bean extract also has the potential to lessen the risk of atherosclerosis, by keeping blood vessels open.

Another trait noticed by researchers in this same study was that green coffee bean extract lowered homocysteine levels, too. Homocysteine is an amino acid that is connected with harm to blood vessel walls, increased cholesterol oxidation (making LDL-cholesterol “stickier” and more prone to clog arteries), increased risk of stroke, and inflammation throughout the cardiovascular system.

Lose Weight – and More – with Green Coffee Bean Extract

I think that one of the biggest challenges facing anyone who wants to shed weight is that even with lifestyle changes, you feel like you need the right boost, without feeling jittery. Green coffee bean extract is the best choice. It boosts the body’s metabolism, inhibits the release of glucose in the bloodstream, and can help lessen blood pressure.

You can shed the pounds and be the healthy, vibrant person you want to be. I believe you’ll find that this clinically-tested ingredient can assist you reach your goals, simply and naturally.

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.

10 Moringa Oleifera Health Advantages

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Often called the drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and miracle tree, the moringa has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine (which is a traditional Indian holistic approach).

Most parts of the moringa tree are edible and are used as a source of food in the places where it grows indigenously. The young fruit pods, shaped like drumsticks, have an asparagus-like taste and its seeds can be eaten like peanuts. Moringa leaves are used as a green vegetable and the roots, which have a sharp flavor, are used to produce a condiment much like horseradish.

Moringa went largely unnoticed by the West until a recent combination of studies that reported (or suggested the potential for) favorable health advantages for this ancient medicinal plant. Little doubt, the fact that Dr. Oz featured it on his show several years back help put it on people’s radar.

Indigenous to the Himalayan regions of northern India and parts of Africa, science is finding that moringa is loaded with important nourishment and also provides a collection of phytonutrients – plant compounds that, while not necessary for life, are known for their powerful health-boosting benefits. Overall, moringa contains more than 90 nutrients and phytonutrients, some of which are thought to be unique to moringa.

1. Minerals and Vitamins

By weight, moringa provides 7x as much vitamin C as an orange and 4x as much vitamin A as a carrot – which equates to almost 3 times the RDI of vitamin A per serving of moringa. It has more niacin than peanuts or brown rice, two plant sources with the highest levels of this B-complex vitamin. It also contains 4 times as much calcium as milk, 3 times as much potassium as a banana and triple the iron of spinach (1).

2. Amino Acids

Moringa contains 18 amino acids and is one of the rare plants that contain all eight essential amino acids, making it an excellent source of complete protein, with none of the unhealthy fats found in animal products.

This naturally makes moringa a good vegan source of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine and isoleucine, commonly found in dairy foods. These amino acids promote lean body mass and boost your brain and body’s energy consumption, keeping you both energized and alert.

Methione in moringa is purported to help support the liver, kidneys, and helps provides sulfur for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Tryptophan, a precursor to the calming neurotransmitter serotonin, is assumed to possibly help reduce anxiety, insomnia, and improve immune function.

Tyrosine, a non-essential amino acid, is purported to help support memory and healthy function of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands.

3. Healthy Oils

Moringa seed oil consists of 40% ben oil, an odorless, pleasant-tasting oil with a similar nutritional and antioxidant profile to olive oil. Of note, ben oil does not spoil easily, giving it, and moringa leaf powder, which also contains small quantities of ben oil, a long shelf life.

4. Antioxidants

Zeatin, an antioxidant found in moringa at significantly higher levels than found in other plants, keeps cells healthy, wards off cell-aging damage from free radicals and prolongs the useful lifespan of cells. Zeatin also benefits the function of other antioxidants. Applied topically, some allege zeatin can help slow the premature aging of skin.

5. Chlorophyll

The pigment that makes plants green, chlorophyll is structurally comparable to hemoglobin except that, where hemoglobin contains iron, chlorophyll attaches a molecule of magnesium.

Chlorophyll is regarded as a blood purifier and alkalizer. Some say it promotes detoxification and strengthens the body’s defence mechanism. Moringa is an excellent source of chlorophyl, containing four times as much as is found in wheatgrass.

6. Anti-inflammatory Agents

Most of the antioxidants and other phytonutrients in moringa provide powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Compounds with names such as caffeoylquinic acid, kaempherol and quercetin function as Cox-2 enzyme inhibitors, blocking output of pro-inflammatory chemical messengers in a similar fashion to particular prescription anti-inflammatory drugs, but with fewer dangerous side-effects. Carotenoids and flavonoids are known to help reduce inflammation and promote healthy joint function.

7. Pain Alleviation

Along with its anti-inflammatory arsenal, moringa contains a variety of compounds that may help manage and lower pain. A partial list of compounds responsible for moringa’s pain-relieving benefits includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, the minerals calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc and the amino acids histidine, arginine, and phenylalanine. Moringa also includes alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols, members of the vitamin E family that have been attributed as having pain-relieving functions.

8. Anti-microbial

Moringa seeds and leaves have been found to inhibit food-borne pathogens for example E. coli, salmonella and staphylococcus, which may make concentrated extracts of the plant useful as a safe, natural food preservative.

The seeds contain compounds that kill common water-contaminating bacteria and it also acts against fungal pathogens. It has been purported that Moringa extract might help to inhibit the herpes and Epstein-Barr viruses.

9. Detoxification

Bitter properties of the leaves are purported to provide liver cleansing benefits and the seeds have been recognized as a possible bioabsorbant for removing heavy metals.

10. Chronic Ailments

Its bark, leaf and root may help support healthy digestion. Moringine and moringinine, alkaloid compounds named for this plant, have been purported to help regulate blood glucose levels, preventing spikes that can bring about Type 2 diabetes. Consequently, after further research, moringa may turn out to be a powerful ally in the epidemic of diabetes and obesity.

Compounds in the seeds, bark, fruit, flowers, and leaves may help support the circulatory system.

Anti-inflammatory advantages of moringa seed extract have demonstrated effectiveness for the treatment of asthma, potentially helping to lessen the level of steroid drugs used by some asthma patients (3). In one clinical trial, participants who consumed 3 grams of moringa seed extract daily for 3 weeks experienced significant improvement in lung capacity with no adverse effects.

A compound called niaziminin in the plant has been shown to have possible anti-cancer benefits. Cervical, prostate, pancreatic, liver and colon cancers have been inhibited in preliminary animal or tissue culture studies.

Additionally, compounds in the plant may be beneficial for regulating thyroid function, which affects women 5-8x more frequently than men. Moringa leaf extract has been found to boost thyroid hormone levels in female, but not male rats when administered in high doses, while low doses suppressed thyroid hormone levels (4).

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.

References:

1) http://www.eattheweeds.com/moringa-oleifera-monster-almost-2/
2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=moringine
3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21264158
4) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10675284

The Health Advantages of Moringa

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Fresh food is the ideal way to ensure optimum health. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends five portions of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, but very few people can meet this guideline. In fact, we run from home to office and back again and that makes our life too hectic to manage a balanced diet.

Food supplements assist us to meet this deficit by supplying a carefully planned dose of synthetic nutrients. Ideally, this is what all of us do, but natural alternatives are available, cheap and at hand.

Instead of choosing synthetic supplements, fresh or dry Moringa can provide the desired nutritional supplementation for men and women, but in an easy-to-consume, chemical-free version.

Advantages of Moringa?

For centuries, people in Asia and Africa have been using Moringa as a nutritional and medicinal supplement. The tree is indigenous to the region and it is considered a treasure trove of minerals and vitamins.?

Nine essential amino acids are available in Moringa:

Histidine increases resistance to toxins and allergens, improves blood flow and can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Isoleucine assists in maintaining normal blood glucose levels.
Leucine helps build muscle and enhances energy and stamina.
Lysine is a key element in calcium absorption and bone development.
Methionine protects the liver from alcohol, drugs, and pollutants.
Phenlylalanine can elevate mood and is used as a supplement in treating depression.
Threonine is important for the formation of collagen and elastin which our skin needs.
Tryptophan is of great help in treating insomnia and can help stabilize mood.
Valine is used by our muscle tissue as an energy source.

Moringa is readily available in the form of a dietary supplement and it is highly recommended for its alternative medicinal benefits as well. If you intend on adding Moringa to your diet for its nutritional and medicinal value, here is what you have to gain.

Nutritional Value – Moringa leaves retain their nutritional value while fresh or in dry form. According to research, a Moringa leaf contains about 0.199 grams/kg of calcium, 0.0348 grams/kg of phosphorous, 0.111 grams/kg of iron, 0.00873 grams/kg of copper, 0.0693 grams/kg of zinc and trace quantities of manganese.

Control of Inflammation and Pain – Moringa contains bioactive compounds like aurantiamide acetate and 1,3-dibenzyl urea that can control pain and reduce inflammation. If you work-out, you’ll agree that muscle injury, pain and inflammation are a fundamental element of exercise routines. Moringa could help stave off pain.

Aids in Regulating Blood Sugar Levels and Boosts Energy Levels – In traditional medicine, Moringa is often used to treat diabetes and to boost vitality.

As you can see, Moringa provides several nutritional benefits and bioactive compounds through a simple supplement. It offers targeted nutrition along with allied medical benefits that can tone the body and ensure overall health. All you have to do is locate a pure source of Moringa and add it to your diet.

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.