Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the history of modern civilization and whether coffee has negative or positive effect have been the topic of several disputes in the medical community. Even more so today, as a recent clinical trial suggests that green coffee beans have properties that help reduce body fat and boost weight loss.
For years, the medical community agrees that the antioxidant properties of coffee have been shown to prevent free radicals from causing cell damage. Studies also suggest that coffee even if decaffeinated, exhibits preventive effects against prostate cancer and type 2 diabetes. And the anti-diabetic effect of coffee beans is attributed to caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid.
Chlorogenic acid happens to be the compound that may be responsible for the weight loss benefit in green coffee beans according to the recent study conducted and was published in January 2012. Interestingly, the chlorogenic acid found in green coffee beans has always been known to be an antioxidant that slows the release of glucose into the blood stream after a meal. An effect that benefits people who have or is susceptible to type 2 diabetes.
The green coffee bean study involved a group of obese men and women who were given doses of 1,050-mg and 700-mg green coffee extract while some were given placebo, they were then instructed not to change their diet. After just six weeks, subjects who were taking the green coffee bean extract lost an average of 16 to 17 lbs. each. This is truly a significant weight loss considering the short length of time they were taking the supplement. Measurements taken were for body weight, body mass index, and percentage of body fat and in all aspects, and there was significant decrease in all of these aspects for all subjects taking the green coffee extract.
Independent analysis of three clinical trials also conclude that the green coffee bean extract have weight loss effects although weight loss percentages vary.
Green Coffee Bean Supplements has no reported adverse side effects and is manufactured and formulated so that you get the antioxidants but not too much of the caffeine. Nonetheless, it is still advisable to consult your doctor before taking the supplements especially if you are taking regular medication.
Green Coffee BeanExtract is available online in 800mg capsules and is recommended to be taken twice daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.