Nowadays, various health products aimed at improving weight-loss have been popping out. Some of these products include bitter orange, chromium picolinate, rasp berry ketones and the latest addition to these, green coffee bean extract. These products are said to aid in weight management through various process like a metabolism enhancement, body fat mobilization and appetite suppression.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT
Green coffee extract, said to be a natural source of energy, comes from the green seed of the bright red coffee berries. In making the coffee bean extract, the seed are soaked and concentrated afterwards. As opposed to roasted coffee beans, the green coffee bean extract contains chlorogenic acid. This substance is supposed to work by preventing fat deposition in the body, helping with weight management, curbing of carbohydrate absorption and regulating blood sugar levels.
Just like any other food supplements, some precautions must be taken when taking green coffee bean extract. As it contains caffeine, some negative effects may include nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, and irregular heartbeat. There is also the risk of the compounds found green coffee bean reacting with certain medications. As such, those reactions may pose certain danger to the body.
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT
Very few studies have been made regarding the capability of green coffee bean in aiding weight loss. One study shows that women who took green coffee bean extract are able to lose two pounds of weight after two weeks compared to those who took the placebo. Another showed that people who are given 1050-mg and 700-mg doses of the extract lost weight in just a matter of six weeks but this is met by criticism as the experiment involved a very small number of participants.