Green Coffee Bean Extract - Not An Ordinary Pill
"A miracle pill to burn fat!" this exclamation of Dr Oz about green coffee bean extract in his show excited people's curiosity. How can a mere pill manage to reduce weight? But it was Dr Oz who was recommending the pill. They could not question him. On the contrary, it made them buy this new extract like crazy people. As a result, the supplement disappeared from the shelves of the drug stores like never before.
Now the question is what is this "Miracle pill"? The "Miracle pill" of Dr Oz in reality has 800 mg of green coffee bean extract which is not roasted. In a study undertaken to find out about the effectiveness of this pill, participants were found to have lost almost 10% of their weight after 22 weeks. What is surprising is that they did not have to make any special changes in their dietary habits and physical exercises. The best thing about this green coffee bean extract is that it being natural and non stimulant does not have any side effects, at least, nothing, that has been noticed so far.
Merely Raw Seeds
We would now find out what green coffee is. Green coffee are raw seeds of coffea fruits which are cleaned, roasted, ground and brewed to produce the beverage that people all over the world love to consume. To tell you the truth, coffee contains different components which may have medicinal properties.
Coffee, we are further informed, is responsible for glycemic control and weight loss. The particular components in coffee which give it the medicinal properties are chlorogenic acid, quinides, lignans and trigonelline. The surprising fact is that all these components regulate glucose metabolism which is beneficial for our body.
The following facts would let us know in more specific details the beneficial effects of green coffee bean extract:
· Chlorogenic acid is known to have a control over the release of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphatase whose usual function in the body is the formation of sugar in liver.
· As for glycemic disorders like diabetes, we have come to know that it is also kept under control by the consumption of coffee.
· Chlorogenic acid has a property that has anti-obesity effect. It has the wonderful qualities of not allowing easy fat absorption from food and of regulating metabolism of excess fat. But, we have to remember that, brewed coffee does not have this property. Roasting of green coffee beans, on the contrary, removes this chlorogenic acid along with its bitterness to a large extent.
In the month of January 2012, an article on green coffee bean extract was published in the journal named Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. The article was based on a study of a group of 16 obese adults, who were given supplements containing green coffee bean extract for 12 weeks. All the adults had body mass index (BMI) of more than 25. The extract that the volunteers were given had GCA which had both chlorogenic acid of green coffee bean extract and hydroxycinnamic acids. These acids have anti oxidant property. As a result the volunteers lost almost 10% of their body weight at the end.
This study clearly shows the wonderful qualities of green coffee bean extract which is nature's gift to us.