Green Coffee Bean Extract is one of them…. it is currently among the world's most popular weight loss supplements.
As the name implies, this supplement is extracted from green coffee beans.
It contains a substance called Chlorogenic Acid, which is believed to be responsible for the weight loss effects.
Green coffee extract was promoted by Dr. Oz back in 2012. He is an American TV doctor and probably the most famous health "guru" in the world.
Green coffee beans are basically just unroasted coffee beans.
Coffee beans are naturally green, but they are usually roasted before being sold to the consumer. This is the process that turns them brown. As we know… coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants and pharmacologically active compounds. Green coffee beans are the same as regular coffee beans, except that they haven't been roasted yet. They are high in a substance called Chlorogenic Acid.Green coffee bean extract does contain some caffeine.
Some human studies suggest that it can reduce the absorption of carbohydrates the digestive tract, which lowers blood sugar.If this is true, then taking green coffee bean extract would be like eating a slightly lower carbohydrate diet.
Several controlled trials in humans show that green coffee bean extract can lead to significant weight loss. However, these studies were relatively small and some of them were industry sponsored.
Green coffee may positively affect how our bodies absorb and use carbohydrates.
As hypothesized in the animal studies, supplementing chlorogenic acid appears to reduce glucose absorption .
Green coffee extract may also positively affect blood vessels, which has major implications for heart health.
Green coffee does contain caffeine, which can have numerous side effects when consumed in large amounts. This includes anxiety, jitteriness, rapid heartbeat, etc.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, then you should be careful with green coffee bean extract. The chlorogenic acid may also have a laxative effect and cause diarrhea.
Green coffee has not been shown to be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women and should not be consumed by children.
More research needs to be done on the effectiveness of green coffee bean extract on aiding weight loss.