Green Coffee Bean Extract was first introduced for its weight loss benefits by the American Chemical Society which is one of biggest scientific conferences in the world. Then a lot of experts started testing it on their patients, Dr. Oz is one of the most famous experts who experimented Green Coffee Bean Extract for weight loss on 100 people in his famous TV show. Since then this fat burner is getting more and more popular and more people wanted to know more about it and find out if it is a real fat burner or just another weight loss scam.
What Is Green Coffee Bean Extract?
It is the extract of the green form of the coffee we drink. To get the brown coffee we drink they roast green beans of coffee and pass it through a sequence of processes until it gives brown coffee. Unfortunately most of the substances that have powerful weight loss effect are lost during roasting if the green coffee beans. So drinking coffee will not give the same fat burning effect of green coffee extract.
How Does It Work?
The main substance that is lost during the roasting process is called chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid helps lose weight by:
- Decreasing fat production and storage in the body by improving the metabolism of glucose which leads to more glucose in the blood. Normally the opposite happens when blood glucose is transferred into fat and stored in different places in the body leading to weight gain.
- Improving the metabolism of extra fat in the body, that extra fat is not needed for important processes in the body.
- Reducing the absorption of fat in the food that we eat like milk, meat and foods that contain oil.
Scientific Research On green Coffee Extract:
First study was published in the American Chemical Society which showed decrease in the body fat of the participants by about 10.5% and decrease in their body fat level by about 17%. No side effects were reported in this study.
Another study published in Jan. 2012 in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal which showed good results after taking green coffee bean extract. This study was a 12 week study that showed reduction in the body weight of the participants by an average of 1.5 pounds per week. The dose used in this study was 700 to 1050 mg of green coffee extract each day.
And finally I should mention the interesting experiment that was seen by many people on Dr. Oz show. Dr. Oz stated that green coffee bean extract is a “Miracle Fat-Burner”. After that many people said that the manufacturers of green coffee products paid him to say that. So he decided to make an experiment on his TV show on 100 overweight people to prove that it really works.
The participants in this experiment had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 45 and all of them were not suffering from diseases like stroke, heart attacks or diabetes. The dose used in this experiment was 400 mg 3 times per day 30 minutes before meals. Participants who took the extract (not the placebo) lost an average of two pounds in two weeks.
Note: They choose people with no diabetes for control purposes, but it doesn’t mean that green coffee bean extract is not safe for diabetic people. Actually some people took green coffee bean pills and stopped metformin (an oral anti-diabetic drug) as chlorogenic acid improves the metabolism of glucose and increases its level in the blood which make people with diabetes don’t need metformin.
Caffeine In green Coffee Extract:
Many people who want to take a weight loss pill don’t like the caffeine which is found in high doses in many of these pills. So once they hear the name of green coffee extract they think that it contains a lot of caffeine. Actually this pill contains very low amount of caffeine which is less than the caffeine found in one cup of coffee. The participants in Dr. Oz experiment didn’t report any shakiness or insomnia which usually happens if the pill contains high dose of caffeine.
Don’t Get Scammed:
As there are millions of people desperate to lose weight and want an easy solution like weight loss pills a lot of manufacturers of these pills use names of popular supplements recommended by famous experts like Dr. Oz to sell their stuff even if it doesn’t contain any amount of the active ingredient. So here are few tips to help you buy the right Green Coffee Extract product:
- Read the label of the product and make sure that it contains GCA (Green Coffee Anti-oxidant) or SVETOL.
- Don’t let the word “Pure” on the label impress you. The extract is pure only if it contains the active ingredient.
- The pill should contain at least 45% of the main ingredient chlorogenic acid. If it contains more than 45% it is fine but less that 45% won’t give the promised results.
- The ingredients list should be free of fillers, binders and artificial ingredients.