On a latest episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” green coffee bean extract, a supplement created from green (unroasted) coffee beans, was highly recommended as a “fat burner that aids women lose weight.”
Oz tested the results of the extract on 100 women. Half were given 400 mg of green coffee bean extract 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two weeks; the other half were given a placebo.
Subjects were told to maintain their normal diets and to keep a food journal. The women who took the extract lost two pounds on average, while the placebo group lost an average of one pound.
Since the episode aired, green coffee bean extract has become one of the most searched terms on the internet. It’s normally offered in pill form, but earlier this summer Starbucks added it as part of a new line of low-calorie drinks, which are being endorsed as a “boost of natural energy.”.
In a recent 22-week study, researchers gave 16 overweight adults low doses of green coffee bean extract (350 mg, twice a day), high doses of the supplement (350 mg, 3 times a day), or a placebo (3 times a day) for 6 weeks each with a 2-week break of not taking the pills between patterns.
Participants were encouraged to be physically active, but no dietary changes were recommended.
Outcomes of the study, funded by Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (a company that manufactures green coffee bean extract) and published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, found that subjects who took the extract lost about 18 pounds on average– more than 10 percent of their body weight. No adverse side effects were noted.
Green coffee bean extract consists of caffeine, a stimulant associated with weight loss. It also boasts high levels of chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant that scientists speculate may boost weight-loss by lessening the absorption of fat and carbs in the gut, and lowering insulin levels to strengthen metabolic function.
Since the supplement contains considerable portions of caffeine, there are some person’s who must not consume it.
This consist of women who are either breastfeeding or pregnant, and persons who suffer from thinning bones, glaucoma and bleeding disorders.
Green coffee extract is among the most strong and effective weight loss supplements. Every overweight or anyone that wants to feel sexy and fabulous should consider using it, even if only for a single month.
Gary Garcia is an internet marketer based in Vancouver and writes for several publications on various topics such as Weight Loss