Mmmmm… coffee. There is nothing comparable to the smell of a fresh pot of brewing java in the morning. It opens your peepers and prepares you for the day ahead. It puts a smile on your face the moment the first sip hits your anxiously awaiting tongue. And its caffeine is just the energy boost you need when the afternoon “blahs” strike. But what if it could do more? What if your favorite morning and afternoon beverage could aid in weight loss, or help control diabetes? It can, you know. Unfortunately, not in your favorite form–brewed. These benefits await you in the latest and greatest dietary supplement known as green coffee bean extract, and oh what an amazing supplement this can be!
Green Coffee Bean Extract: What Is It?
Green coffee bean extract does not differ much from the the coffee you drink in the morning. The extract is produced from these coffee beans, and so is your freshly brewed cup of java. However, the difference lies in the production of the bean. These beans come from the fruit of a cherry tree, which produces the loveliest green coffee beans in their rawest, most natural form. In this form, the beans are high in a chemical known as chlorogenic acid, the “secret ingredient” behind the wealth of health benefits green coffee bean extract provides.
Coffee producers in Brazil, South America, Central America and Africa hand pick these beans carefully, then ship to coffee manufacturers who then roast them at high temperatures, providing you with the eye-opening, aromatic java you love so very much. But…it does not contain the chlorogenic acid that green coffee bean extract does. Why? The roasting destroys this vital chemical compound, removing every benefit you could receive. To preserve these benefits, the green coffee beans are preserved in their raw state through a process of soaking until ready to be concentrated into their extract form. This ensures you receive only 100 percent of the chlorogenic acid the beans contain, thus experiencing a plethora of health benefits, particularly weight loss. Now, enough of the technical, let’s move on to the exciting information!
Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss
So here is the million dollar question: How does green coffee bean extract actually help you lose weight, and how much weight can you lose? The answer to the first is simple, and the studies I have on hand will answer the second.
First, the chlorogenic acid prevents the release of glucose – or sugar – from the foods you eat from being released into your bloodstream. Why is this so important? You need a certain amount of sugar from carbohydrates for energy, but when you consume too much, the excess stores itself as fat in various areas of your body. By preventing the release of glucose into your body, the chlorogenic acid then forces your body to burn the stored fat you have for energy, resulting not only in weight loss, but also in a loss of inches and unsightly cellulite as well.
There is another important component to weight loss, and this is your metabolism. This is the fat burning furnace of your body. If your metabolism is sluggish, you can be certain those unwanted pounds are going to linger no matter what you do. When you make the decision to take green coffee bean extract, your metabolism begins to soar, thanks once more to the chlorogenic acid. So to recap, your body begins burning stored fat, prevents new fat stores from forming and increases your metabolism. Are you ready for the proof? Read on.
Green Coffee Bean Extract: The Weight Loss Studies
I realize you do not know who I am, so why should you take my word for anything? This is why I am providing you with studies performed on the efficacy of green coffee bean extract for weight loss, one of which was conducted by world renowned caridothorasic surgeon and much-loved TV host.
The first study took place at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and its results presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Sixteen overweight individuals participated in the 12 week study, consumed 2,400 calories per day and burned a mere 400 calories through exercise. During the first half they were given 1,050 mg of the extract, and the last half they took 700 mg. The results? The average weight loss was 17 pounds, or approximately 10 percent of their body weight. However, perhaps more impressive was the amount of body FAT lost–16 percent. The participants took the extract 30 minutes prior to meals, three times per day.
When the Doctor heard of this miraculous weight loss supplement, he was impressed, but insisted on doing his own study. He recruited 100 overweight women between the ages of 35 and 49, half of whom received the supplement, the other half receiving the placebo. They were instructed to keep a food journal, but not to change their diet. At the end of the two week study, those taking the extract lost two pounds, those taking the placebo lost one. This, Dr. Oz feels, was due to the food journal, which made them more aware of their eating habits.
Green Coffee Bean Extract for Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes affects almost 26 million adults in the United States, and the numbers continue to rise in the United Kingdom. Obesity is contributing factor, so it only stands to reason that if you lose weight, your management of this disease becomes easier. However, the ability of green coffee bean extract to lower blood sugar levels and “cure” type 2 diabetes in a sense, is a separate health benefit; one that is not necessarily associated with its weight loss benefits. Once more, I have studies to prove it.
Joe Vinson, Ph.D., led this particular study, which included 56 men and women with normal blood sugar levels. Don’t worry, it is still effective. Blood tests were performed to check their blood sugar levels prior to them being given various doses of the green coffee bean extract. Follow-up blood tests were then taken at different timed intervals.
It is important to note that all doses of the extract–100, 200, 300 and 400 mg–showed a significant effect on blood sugar levels. Thirty minutes following administration, participants experienced a 24 percent reduction, while 120 minutes later the reduction was 31 percent. Vinson’s conclusion? He is excited to say that the chlorogenic acid in the green coffee beans can not only aid in weight loss, but help prevent diabetes and help improve glucose control in normal, pre-diabetic and diabetic people.
The benefits of green coffee bean extract are endless, and I could go on for hours about them, with a study backing each. This is only the beginning. If you are among the minority who has not yet caught wind of this amazing health supplement, then I take great pride in introducing it to you. Give green coffee bean extract a try and see what it can do for your health!