Green Coffee Bean Extract – Natural Fat-Loss Aid & Anti-Oxidant*
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you may live by the motto: A cup a day keeps the fat away. After all, coffee contains caffeine – and caffeine has a long and trusted reputation as a mild stimulant weight-loss aid. As reported in a 2010 issue of the International Journal of Obesity, caffeine is a “tool for weight management” as it has the potential to increase a person's base metabolic rate (the rate at which he or she expends energy at rest) by 4% or 5%.*
However, caffeine isn’t the only ingredient that contributes to coffee’s metabolism-boosting effects. The actual green (or raw) coffee bean is a powerful agent in and of itself, containing high amounts of a key substance known as chlorogenic acid. Sound familiar? Chlorogenic acid has recently been highlighted on the Dr. Oz show based on studies supporting its role in boosting metabolism. In fact, several reports on both humans and animals suggest that green coffee bean extract (containing chlorogenic acid) holds great potential for supporting weight loss.* Harnessing the power of this pure and natural bean, Labrada has introduced Green Coffee Bean Extract Fat-Loss Optimizer.
Another Reason to "Go Green"
Guzzling extra java is certainly a way to temporarily boost energy – but this won’t deliver the fat-loss results you could experience with Green Coffee Bean Extract. The key is in the green. Raw coffee beans are a major source of chlorogenic acid, but as soon as you put them through the roaster for commercial coffee preparation, you lose most of the "good stuff" – including the chlorogenic acid and other beneficial polyphenolic substances (not to mention the bean’s natural green color).
Green Coffee Bean Extract from Labrada is a natural powder extracted from unroasted coffee beans to ensure maximum strength and effectiveness. Taking Green Coffee Bean Extract in supplement form is also an easy alternative for people who don’t have the desire (or spare change) to drink multiple cups of coffee per day.
Let’s Talk Fat Loss
In contrast to caffeine – which is a stimulant that increases caloric expenditure and stimulates fat burning and weight loss – Green Coffee Bean Extract induces fat loss via non-stimulant mechanisms. While these mechanisms are outlined in further detail in our excellent "Digging Deeper into the science section below by Monica Mollica BSc and MSc.
- Increasing the activity of your body’s fat-burning enzymes*
- Supporting healthy triglyceride (fat) levels already in normal range*
In a nutshell, Green Coffee Bean Extract may help guard against extra body fat storage.*
In a study analyzing the human consumption of 200 mg of green coffee bean extract per day, average weight loss results were 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) in 12 weeks.* Results were even more significant with higher daily doses; When up to 1,050 mg (350 mg three times daily) of the standardized green coffee bean extract were consumed (complemented by diet and exercise), overweight individuals experienced a weight loss of nearly 18 pounds (8 kg) after 22 weeks.* This higher dosage, was well tolerated and did not cause any adverse side effects.
Green Coffee Bean Extract has been reported to have antioxidant properties, similar to those of green tea and grape seed extract. Antioxidants, by nature, provide support against oxidative stress by helping to reduce free radicals in the body.* In this way, Green Coffee Bean Extract is far more than a fat-loss aid – it’s a natural tool to help you feel your best and maintain overall health.*
This article has just barely scratched the surface of what Green Coffee Bean Extract is capable of doing for people of all ages and body types. To learn more about the important role Green Coffee Bean Extract plays in supporting healthy body composition, please read our "Digging into the Science" section below by Monica Mollica BSc , MSc.*
Digging Deeper Into The Science
In discussions about the health benefits of coffee drinking, the effects of coffee are often confused with those of caffeine. While it is true that many of the effects of coffee are caused by caffeine, coffee also has several interesting and beneficial non-caffeine related effects.
Chlorogenic acid in Green Coffee Bean - a key player
Coffee contains a myriad of biologically active substances, and recent research has identified chlorogenic acid as being one of them 1. Chlorogenic acid is present in highest amounts in the coffee bean and the seeds inside the coffee berry. Green (or raw) coffee is a major source of chlorogenic acid 2. Commercial preparation of coffee destroys a lot of the chlorogenic acid and other beneficial polyphenolic substances, but heavy coffee drinkers may still ingest from 0.5 to 1.0 g chlorogenic acid per day 3. Labrada Green Coffee Bean Extract (details)
Weight loss support from of Green Coffee Bean Extract
Several studies in both humans and animals suggest that green coffee bean extract holds great potential for supporting weight loss.*
A study investigating the effect of green coffee bean extract on fat accumulation and body weight in mice demonstrated weight loss with a reduced abdominal (visceral) and hepatic fat content 4.* This effect was attributed to activation of fat metabolism in the liver 4. Another study in mice fed a high-fat diet found that chlorogenic acid significantly lowered body weight, and visceral fat mass 5.* In addition, it was found that chlorogenic acid also elevated adiponectin levels in the blood (more on this below) 5.*
In a study on hamsters fed a high-fat it was found that chlorogenic acid beneficially affected fat metabolism6.*
In humans, supplementation of 200 mg green coffee extract per day resulted in an average weight loss of (2.5 kg) in 12 weeks 7. Higher daily doses up to 1050 mg (350 mg three times daily) of the standardized green coffee bean extract (Svetol®) have supported a larger magnitude a weight loss of 8 kg in overweight individuals after 22 weeks, who also adhered to a diet and exercise program 7.* The higher dose was well tolerated and did not cause any adverse effects 7.*
How does it work?
In contrast to caffeine, which is a stimulant that increases caloric expenditure 11-14 and stimulates fat burning 13,15 and thereby weight loss 16, green coffee bean supports fat loss via non-stimulant mechanisms. First, green coffee bean slows down the absorption of glucose from the small intestine 17 and supports healthy after-meal blood glucose levels already in normal range; the importance of this can be illustrated with the well documented effects seen with low glycemic index foods (enhanced fat burning, increased satiety and fat loss 18-21), which also slow down the absorption of glucose22.*
Also, green coffee bean helps shift the site of glucose absorption to more distal parts of the intestine 17, which in turn may support the secretion of the gut hormone GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1).*28,29 This is an interesting effect in that GLP-1 currently is generating much scientific attention due to its involvement in satiety control, glucose homeostasis, and the cardiovascular system.
Next, chlorogenic acid in green coffee bean significantly inhibits fat synthesizing enzymes, while supporting the activity of fat burning enzymes 5.*
Finally, as mentioned above, green coffee bean may support blood levels of adiponectin 5,34, a hormone that is secreted from fat cells and which may help contribute to supporting healthy body composition.*