If you follow www.AlivebyNature.org then you’re sure to know about green coffee extract being one of the most popular natural diet supplements right now. But you know as well as I do that there are rarely things in life that are completely, 100% predictable. One thing’s for sure, though. You can be sure that every few months, at least a couple times a year, there will be some new miraculous diet that comes along. The headlines scream about which celebrity lost weight in four days thanks to whatever’s hot at the moment.
The hype all started back in the fall of 2012 when the extremely popular Dr. Oz decided to feature this new extract on his show as a crazy-effective fat burner. If you know anything about him, you know that his regular viewers take just about anything he says to heart. So it was no surprise when everyone started asking about green coffee bean extract and it seemed every store everywhere was selling multiple brands. The same thing happened to garcinia cambogia when he featured that supplement on his show, too.
A professor and chemist from the University of Scranton, Dr. Joe Vinson, led a study on this supplement and made a prominent appearance on the show. He actually is said to have led the study that sparked Oz’s interest and believes that he knows why it works so well. In his opinion, he credits a compound called chlorogenic acid that’s found in the extract. Apparently, it dramatically reduces the amount of fat and sugars your body can absorb from food.
Another review published and reviewed in the Gastroenterology Research and Practice again showed that green coffee extract indeed produced much more weight loss than a placebo (in three different studies). The amount lost was not as dramatic, but researchers note that the doses were much lower and that more high quality studies should be done.
What Exactly is Green Coffee Extract?
Well first of all, the “green coffee” refers to the green coffee beans used to make it. That’s simply raw, unroasted beans that have never been exposed to the roasting process that pretty much kills off the chlorogenic acid.
How to Buy it
If you want to try this supplement, there are several things that you should look for and keep in mind:
- It should have a minimum of 50% chlorogenic acid
- It should have SVETOL on the label
- It should be completely, 100% pure
- It should be made in the U.S at a trusted manufacturer facility (Look for GMP, Good Manufacturing Practices) certified
- No extra filler ingredients
There are no known side effects of green coffee extract, but you have to make sure you’re buying a quality product from a reputable seller. The problem with a lot of products you can find is that they’re not made with quality in mind. They may contain a host of useless ingredients (that very well may have potential side effects) or not have enough chlorogenic acid. So when buying it, make sure that you can read the label clearly before purchasing. Any reputable seller will prominently display the label and ingredients for you.