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What Makes Coffee Bean Extract A Fat-Busting Powerhouse

By Abdul Adule

Since it was featured in the Dr. Oz Show, much hype has been created in green coffee bean extract. The claims are all the same - the extract can promote weight loss, often without having to change one's diet and engaging in any physical activity. So with all this buzz surrounding this new magic weight loss supplement, how can you be sure that this is not just another overhyped product?

The regular coffee that we usually enjoy in the morning is made from roasted coffee beans. With green coffee, it does not get roasted and this is key to its weight loss capabilities. In its raw form, green coffee bean extract has a high amount of chlorogenic acid - a polyphenol antioxidant that helps promote weight loss by managing the way fat and glucose are absorbed in the body.

To prove his point, Dr. Oz came up with his own study on green coffee. There were 100 women who participated in this study and those who took the extract lost 2 pounds of weight on the average. Take note that the study was done within 2 weeks and using 400mg of chlorogenic acid. There was also a similar study done at the American Chemical Society for 22 weeks and the average weight lost was 22 pounds.

Dr. Oz did not mention a particular brand since he did not want to be associated with one in any way, be he recommended that people look for a green coffee bean extract that has a minimum of 45% chlorogenic acid. It is also possible to see chlorogenic acid referred to in labels as either Svetol or GCA (green coffee antioxidant). Pregnant women or those below 18 are advised against taking this extract.

Because of the buzz surrounding green coffee extract, it is not surprising why a lot of products have been sprouting all over the market today. The problem is that some products are of low quality and are just after your money. Always make it a point to read the labels, especially the list of ingredients. Quality products are those made from pure green coffee and does not contain additives or fillers.

There must be no additional caffeine in the green coffee bean extract besides the naturally occurring amount in it. It is said that there is around 20mg of caffeine for every 800mg of chlorogenic acid. Keep in mind that this amount is less than 20% as compared to the caffeine in a cup of regular coffee. Too much caffeine has been linked to insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, and increased heart rate.

When looking for green coffee extract on the market, you should be cautious about exaggerated claims on its efficacy. A reputable manufacturer should also be able to mention any possible side effects if the product is not used as intended. They should also be able to tell you how their product is made and will provide a clear list of ingredients used.

And even though everybody is looking for that one magic pill that will solve all of their weight issues, there is simply no way of doing it at a snap of a finger. A supplement is just that - a supplement. Your green coffee bean extract will work better and faster if you will combine it with a healthy diet focused on whole foods and a regular exercise regimen.

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