Fact Check: Weight Loss by Green Coffee Bean Extract
One recently study, exposed that over 78 million American adults are currently classified as obese. Together with the rise in obesity in the adult population, there has been an enormous rise in severe obesity (e.g. patients with a BMI >40 kg/m2). Unfortunately, individuals with severe obesity are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease and an increased risk of stroke, underscoring the need for effective treatment options for both obesity and its associated co-morbidities.
There are currently a limited number of treatment options available for obesity and only a subset has proved successful in the long term. Behavioural interventions, such as energy-restricted diets and exercise, result in a temporary loss of 5–10% body weight when successful, and the few approved obesity medications have a limited range of efficacy.
So, there is an increasing search for an alternative therapy for weight loss. Let us analyse the effects of both these supplements scientifically.
Green Coffee Bean Extract is a popular weight loss supplement globally. Green coffee beans (GCB) are beans from coffee plants (genus Coffea) that have not undergone the roasting process. They are known for their high chlorogenic acid (CGA) content, which is significantly reduced by roasting. Recent research suggests that chlorogenic acid could benefit cardiovascular health and act as a fat burner. he main active ingredient in green coffee beans – chlorogenic acid (CGA) – is believed to work in two main ways.
We present a brief not on some core scientific explanation that supports the mechanism of weight loss and other benefits by this herbal product.
Chlorogenic acid is the main ingredients present in the Green Coffee Bean Extract that are found to possess numerous beneficial activities.
One recent scientific article entitled “The potential effects of chlorogenic acid, the main phenolic components in coffee, on health: a comprehensive review of the literature” presented by Tajik and co-workers have revealed enormous number of scientific evidences supporting the potential of chlorogenic acid present in the Green Coffee Bean Extract.
We have taken out various scientific literatures and articles to summarize the potentials of Green Coffee Bean Extract.
According to studies, chlorogenic extract supports weight loss and inhibits weight gain in four key ways:
Blocks absorption of fats in your liver
Boosts your metabolism and your body's ability to burn fat
Supports healthy sugar and insulin levels
Acts as a powerful appetite suppressant
Other effects of chlorogenic acids include:
Reduction of oxidative stress: Chlorogenic acid is a powerful antioxidant. It is a well-known fact that antioxidants play a key role in enhancing the overall body metabolism leading to weight loss. Antioxidants help prevent the oxidation of other food molecules inhibiting the formation of free radicals in the system.
Natural fat metabolizer: Boosts your body's natural ability to burn fat in your liver. Inhibits the absorption of fat and increase the body’s usage of fat for energy by activating fat metabolism in the liver, promoting further fat
Natural Energizer: Increases energy levels without the "jitters" associated with high levels of caffeine.
Fight Against Stress: Boosts glutathione, your body's primary antioxidant and toxin-scavenger. Important for those who have a liver that is not functioning at its best because glutathione is produced in the liver.
Cleansing and detoxification: Along with boosting glutathione, coffee bean extracts help in activating the liver enabling it to purge fats and eliminate harmful acids, chemicals and cholesterols from the body. Green Coffee thus aids in detoxifying the liver so that it can better function in a healthy fashion. This detoxification process further helps in boosting the metabolic rate of the body.
Supports healthy blood pressure.
Reduces iron absorption. A key benefit for many with liver concerns.
Reduce blood glucose
Key Mechanism of Action:
- Suppress the activity of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate, which is used by the body to release glucose into the bloodstream. Second, it also appears to inhibit the absorption of glucose in the small intestine. These two bio-activities result in lower blood glucose levels, promoting the release of fat from fat cells to make up for the lower glucose and leading to weight loss.