In September, Dr. Oz kicked off his new season by featuring Green Coffee Bean Extract, a new supplement hailed for its weight-loss benefits. Since then, the buzz surrounding this product has everyone talking: What exactly is green coffee bean extract? And does it work?
Unlike the beans that are used in your daily coffee, green coffee beans are simply the raw beans of the coffee plant that have not been roasted. Normally coffee beans are cleaned, dried, roasted and ground for the brewing of that cup of joe. However, during that process chlorogenic acid is eliminated, an antioxidant which is thought to speed up weight loss by slowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream. Roasting the beans removes most of the bitter taste associated with coffee, but raw green coffee beans are one of the best natural sources for chlorogenic acid.
In a most recent study done in January 2012, 16 adults who were considered overweight supplemented their diet with green coffee bean extract for 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks, the subjects lost an average of about 18 pounds, 10% of their original body weight. While you may be skeptical, Dr. Oz also performed his own study of the weight-loss supplement and found that dieting participants lost an average of two pounds per week when taking green coffee bean extract daily.
If you are interested in using green coffee bean extract, here’s what you need to know. Look for a capsules that contain at least 45% chlorogenic acid, more than this amount is okay, but anything less has not been tested in weight-loss studies. The recommended dosage for the average adult is 400 mg, three times a day, and at least 30 minutes before each meal.
Dr. Oz also insists, if you don’t see ingredients on the label, don’t buy it! When looking at the ingredients, chlorogenic acid can be listed as GCA® or Svetol®. There should be no fillers and no artificial ingredients. If the word “pure” is on the label, but does not list chlorogenic acid or the other approved names, consider purchasing a different brand. While Dr. Oz does not promote any particular brand of green coffee bean extract, precaution should always be taken when using new supplements.
Green coffee bean extract should only be taken by adults 18 and older who are looking to lose weight. Women who are pregnant or nursing, as well as those with allergies to coffee or caffeine are advised not to take this supplement. As always, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is the preferred method for losing weight!
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