Green Coffee Bean Extract: A Weight Loss Magic Bean?

by Peach Vitamins / May 04, 2021
Green Coffee Bean Extract: A Weight Loss Magic Bean?

Green Coffee Bean Extract Studied for Weight Loss

What has the media and the scientific community so excited about green coffee bean extract?  People don’t have to do anything differently when taking this food supplement.  They don’t need to exercise, they don’t need to diet, they just appear to drop pounds!

The most recent study on Green Coffee Bean Extract published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal followed a group of sixteen adults who supplemented with Green Coffee Extract for twelve weeks. Over the course of the study, the subjects lost an average of seventeen pounds each.  This was ten percent of their overall body weight and sixteen percent of their overall body fat!

How Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Work for Weight Loss?

So, let’s dig into Green Coffee Bean Extract, starting with the question, “how does Green Coffee Bean Extract work against weight gain?” Believe it or not, the key is not the caffeine! Green Coffee Bean Extract contains only about 23 mgs of caffeine per serving whereas a daily cup of coffee has over 100 mg.

Instead it is a very important natural active compound called Chlorogenic Acid. The Chlorogenic Acid in Green Coffee Bean Extract works by inhibiting the release of glucose in the body while at the same time boosting the metabolism or the “burning” of fat in the liver. These two mechanisms combined work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain.

Can You Just Drink Coffee to Get the Same Effects as Green Coffee Bean Extract?

You might wonder if you can get the same effects from the coffee you drink with breakfast in the morning.  The answer is no. When you roast coffee beans to give them that distinct color, aroma and flavor, you are also removing the Chlorogenic Acid, which is the key to healthy weight loss.

Green Coffee Bean Extract, in contrast, is unroasted, has little aroma, is bitter, and contains over 50% Chlorogenic Acid. It would take fourteen cups of coffee to equal the same amount of Chlorogenic Acid in just 350mg of the extract.  Roasting coffee beans destroys the Chlorogenic Acid, which is the key component to supporting weight management.

What Other Benefits Does Green Coffee Bean Provide? 

The Chlorogenic Acid in Green Coffee Bean Extract supports healthy blood sugar levels. Research shows the effects of the Chlorogenic Acid on glucose metabolism.  Japanese researchers recorded a forty-three percent drop in blood sugar levels to mice after a heavy meal.

In a clinical trial presented in 2011, researchers gave different dosages of standardized extract, each containing fifty percent chlorogenic acid, to fifty-six people. Next, they gave the participants one hundred grams of glucose in an oral glucose challenge test. The oral glucose tolerance test is a standard method of gauging an individual’s response to after-meal sugar exposure.

Blood sugar levels dropped by an increasingly greater amount as the test dosage of Green Coffee Bean Extract was raised, from 100 mg up to 400 mg.  At the 400 mg dosage, there was a full 32% decrease in blood sugar—two hours after glucose ingestion.

Glucose is stored in the liver in a polysaccharide called glycogen.  This is a long, branched chain of insoluble glucose molecules. In a process known as glycogenolysis, the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase releases free glucose into the bloodstream.  There it circulates to various organs.

If the body inhibits glycogenolysis, it gets its energy from fat cells.  This reduces blood glucose levels, helping to reduce the symptoms. Also, reducing the number of fat stores leads to weight loss.

How Much Green Coffee Bean Extract Should I Take?

This is available in dietary supplements that provide either 200 mg of Chlorogenic Acid per serving. The typical dose for most people is 200 mg of Chlorogenic Acid before most meals. Those with higher glucose levels should take 400 mg before most or all meals.

Green Coffee Bean Extract Available at Peach Vitamins (formerly Willner Chemists Atlanta)

We have a number of high quality green coffee bean extracts here at Peach Vitamins (formerly Willner Chemists Atlanta). It is available in tablet and capsule from reputable companies. Come by today and check out our selection of green coffee bean extracts or give us a call to learn more 404-266-9115.