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The Green Coffee Bean Weight Loss Fad - Fact or Fiction? You Decide

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A recent episode of a popular doctor's TV talk show featured Lindsey Duncan, ND, CN speaking on the benefits of green coffee bean extract. Within minutes the Internet was buzzing with million of people asking where they could find this amazing product.

Lindsay is an alternative health specialist and celebrity nutritionist with more than 28 years of clinical experience.  He normally takes the high road and recommends that the best road to get rid of excess pounds is to eat a healthy, nutritious, well-balanced diet and start an exercise program

But recent research on the benefits of green coffee bean extract has left him singing a different tune. For the first time both of these knowledgeable doctors are endorsing a dietary supplement to help increase the number of pounds lost without changing your regular routine.

With only 20 mg of caffeine per serving, compared to a minimum of 100 mg for a good cup of coffee, green coffee bean extract doesn't work by making you nervous and jittery, like roasted coffee or other caffeine based diet aids. Rather, the active ingredient, chlorogenic acid, works to inhibit the release of glucose in the body and increases the metabolic process in the liver.

Can you get the same effect from drinking a cup of coffee? No, because roasting the coffee beans actually removes the chlorogenic acid. So green coffee bean extract must be processed before the beans are roasted, while they're still in their raw state.


Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract for a Better Way of Life
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What is Pure Green Coffee?

Green coffee is the result of brewing unroasted coffee beans or what is otherwise known as coffee fruit. As we all know, the bitterness of the coffee that we enjoy today is the product of brewing dark coffee beans. But before they become like this they needed to be roasted to perfection. In 1100AD, the method of roasting was not yet practiced so people brewed green coffee beans to produce a tea-like beverage. The product of brewing green coffee beans is still used to make some types of Arabic coffee today. 

The Hype Behind Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

Due to the attention that diet specialists and celebrity fitness trainers have given to pure green coffee bean extract supplements, a lot of people have been wondering if this may be the solution to most of their health problems. First of all, you need to know that natural supplements do not, in any way, claim to be the cure to various diseases. However, you cannot disregard the fact that people in the ancient times rarely suffered from diseases that can be found in a lot of individuals these days and the reason must be because they treated their ailments with natural remedies and not with synthetically formulated medications prescribed by physicians these days.

Disregarding the fact that coffee can be addictive because of its caffeine content, it can still deliver a lot of health benefits because of its antioxidant properties. However, the process of roasting breaks down most of the beneficial compounds that can be found in the beans and increase its caffeine content. For this reason, the best possible way to enjoy the benefits of coffee is by consuming the extracts of pure green coffee beans in small amounts.

A lot of pharmaceutical companies have realized this which is why they have tried to obtain the extracts of green coffee beans in its purest form and turn them in supplements in the form of pills or capsules. This is what you can buy in the market today for a minimal price compared to all the benefits that it can deliver. These supplements can be found in your local health stores and online.

How Can Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract Aid in Weight Loss?

One of the reasons supplements made from pure green coffee bean extracts have become so popular is because of their weight loss properties. Unroasted pure green coffee beans contain high amounts of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that is known to increase metabolism and control the release of glucose found in the food that we eat. As a result, calories are burned faster and the risk of glucose accumulating, which can lead to high blood sugar levels, is eliminated.

Aside from increasing your metabolism, ingesting pure extracts from green coffee beans can provide you with the extra energy you need to be able to exercise. You see, the compound responsible for providing the body with energy is carbohydrate. The faster this is broken down and turned into fuel, you less chance of it turning into accumulated fat. This is why it is important that you complement your use of green coffee extract supplements with the right amount of exercise. However, keep in mind that you also need to balance the amount of exercise you will subject your body to in order to avoid complications from happening.

Other Benefits of Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

Aside from its weight loss properties, extracts from green coffee beans can also help in improving the condition of people suffering from other diseases. Those suffering from diabetes for example, will notice a significant change in their blood sugar levels because the amount of glucose released into their blood will be lowered. Since the body's metabolism is increased, the risk of fats accumulating will be minimized thus eliminating risk of obesity.

High cholesterol levels directly contributed to increased blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases but since most of the calories you ingest will be turned into energy, green coffee bean extract supplements can help prevent or improve your condition. However, the importance of adequate exercise cannot be stressed enough because all these excess energy need to burned so they don't turn into fat.

Lastly, green coffee bean extract can help fight off signs of premature aging because of high concentrations of antioxidants which are processed to free-radicals. Free-radicals are responsible for skin renewal and facilitating proper breakdown of essential vitamins and minerals. When essential vitamins and minerals aren't properly broken down in the body, they aren't absorbed and can cause more harm than good. The right amount of antioxidants in the body, these risks are eliminated.

Where and How to Buy Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements

Since green coffee bean extract supplements have become very popular, most health stores in the country already have them on their shelves. However, you can expect to encounter a lot of brands so choosing the right one can be get quite confusing. The first thing you should look at is the amount of chlorogenic acid that is contained in each capsule. The recommended amount is at least 45% so make sure to stay away from those that contain less than that amount.

Another thing that you should look at is the label. Make sure to study the list of other ingredients in the supplement that you are thinking of buying. The idea here is to keep things as natural as possible so don't get a brand that includes synthetic compounds in their list of ingredients. Also make sure that the bottle is labeled 100% natural so you are assured that none of the ingredients are synthetic compounds.

Last is the price. While you might have to shell out a certain amount of money to buy natural supplements, this price is nothing compared to the health benefits that you can enjoy. Think of it as an investment for your health as well as your future. However, paying more than $60 a bottle may be too much so the best thing you can do is to search online for websites that offer green coffee extract supplements at a better price. To take advantage of further discounts, it is recommended that you take advantage of promos. Most websites offer promos such as "Buy 2 and get one bottle free." When you do the math, this is actually a steal because you can enjoy as much as $50 worth of savings.


4 IMPORTANT steps to follow before making a purchase

  1. Make sure that the supplement is made in the US or Europe.
  2. Avoid formulas with ephedrine which is a low quality sign.
  3. Verified...verified and VERIFIED. Always purchase verified supplements - that is your high quality guarantee.
  4. The price of a quality supplement should be at least $45-50. Pick another supplement if this amount means a lot to you and your family. 

Quick Weight Loss

You will experience quite a lot of fast weight loss quicker than what most people are used to. Weight loss is achievable from all kinds of supplements, but many people have found that simply using coffee bean extract can change the way the body works and how it gets rid of all the excess fat in the body. If you want to lose a lot of weight, then you really need to know the right techniques to succeed. Your metabolism is also achievable in the long run by taking coffee bean extract constantly.

Immense Energy

A lot of people have found that immense additional energy can really be achieved. Immense energy is something that a lot of people need to start working out. Sometimes if you want to do more activites, you will need a lot of additional energy that will help enhance your strength for finishing up your entire workout or activity.

It is pretty obvious that there are plenty of big benefits to using this entire coffee bean extract. Your body will feel lighter, stronger, and tremendously able to succeed with your workouts and activities. There are plenty of people who have lost in excess of 20 pounds in less than a couple of weeks with this extract. If weight loss is your goal, then consider using this really nice extract to help you lose weight.

Please note that I have no intentions of diagnosing or treating people via this video. Inforation on this video is my personal opinion. None of the information provided was checked by the FDA. Take supplements at your own risk.

Green coffee bean extract: Does it really help you lose weight?
From The Globe and Mail Newspaper - Link Here
CARLY WEEKS
The Globe and Mail
Published - Sunday, Dec. 09 2012

It’s being heralded as a revolutionary new weight-loss product that can melt pounds without the need for diet or exercise.

Although it clearly sounds too good to be true, green coffee bean extract is flying off shelves at natural food stores and is in high demand online.

“It’s among the top sellers right now,” said Stacey-Anne Bistak, who works at Noah’s Natural Foods in Toronto. “We’ve had a steady run on it.”

It’s no coincidence green coffee bean extract surged in popularity after being mentioned onThe Dr. Oz Show. In September, after being taken to task by critics for calling green coffee bean extract a “miracle” product, Dr. Mehmet Oz conducted his own experiment on the supplement. Using 100 female volunteers, Oz said he found women who took the extract lost an average of two pounds in two weeks. Women who took a placebo lost an average of one pound during those two weeks.

Convinced? You just might want to reserve judgment.

What Is It?

Green coffee beans are simply beans that haven’t been roasted. Green coffee beans contain chlorogenic acid, which proponents say slows the release of glucose into the body after a meal, thereby promoting weight loss. When coffee beans are roasted, most of the chlorogenic acid is lost. The extract, made with chlorogenic acid, is converted into a capsule form before being sold to consumers. And it doesn’t come cheap. A month’s supply can cost between $20 and $30.

The Claims

Just type “green coffee bean extract” into an Internet search and you’ll be inundated with companies advertising its ability to help you lose weight. Look a little closer and you’ll see that many of those sites reference one particular study to back up their claims. That study, published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, was conducted on eight men and eight women. They were each given a high dose and a low dose of green coffee bean extract, as well as a placebo, in three separate six-week-long experiments. Participants were encouraged to consume a similar number of calories each day during the course of the experiment.

After 22 weeks, or about five months, the researchers found that, on average, participants lost more than 17 pounds.

“It has a significant weight loss” associated with it, according to Dr. Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and lead author of the study.

The Catch

Although the study is widely cited as proof green coffee bean extract works, nutrition and obesity experts are concerned over the validity of the results. They highlight several problems with the study, notably the fact it has an odd, unconventional design and that it involved very few people.

They also point out that study participants lost weight during the placebo phase of the trial, which suggests green coffee bean extract was not responsible for their weight loss. For instance, participants may have felt encouraged to slim down because their weight and diet were monitored as part of the study.

“Clearly there’s nothing magical about it,” said Dr. Arya Sharma, a professor of medicine and chair of obesity research and management at the University of Alberta.

But even if you still want to believe the study results, consider that it says people can lose a significant amount of weight without altering their caloric intake or physical activity levels. It’s impossible.

“Usually when studies break the physical laws of the universe, there’s usually something wrong with the study itself,” said Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute, who writes Weighty Matters, a popular blog on nutrition issues.

Under “Footnotes” in the study, the authors note that they have “no conflicts of interest in this work.” That doesn’t tell the entire story. Although Vinson is listed as the lead author of the study, he actually didn’t do any of the research. The study was conducted in India. Vinson examined the data and wrote the study paper.

While Vinson notes that the green coffee bean extract used in the study was supplied by Applied Food Sciences Inc., a company based in Texas, he didn’t mention that the company also paid him to write the study.

When asked about this potential conflict of interest, Vinson said that he doesn’t gain financially if the company sells a lot of product and that the journal didn’t require him to disclose the relationship.

But the lack of disclosure is serious because it could be misleading to those who read it, Sharma said.


Research From NCBI
US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

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