An enormous media buzz initiated by a doctor's claim during a TV show that green coffee bean extract helps losing weight, recently brought new hope to people who are struggling with their weight.
Questions looking for answers popped out. Is it confirmed? Does green coffee bean extract have side effects? Where we can buy it? Can we trust what the media reports?
About the research
Few months ago, Texas-based Applied Food Sciences funded a 22-week study of the effect of green coffee bean extract on weight loss. The company specializes in the development and marketing of proprietary technologies used in foods, beverages and nutritional supplements.
A PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, Dr. Joe Vinson conducted the study and presented the results on March 28 at the Spring 2012 Meeting & Expo of the American Chemical Society held in San Diego, California. Dr. Joe A. Vinson has a very impressive CV that includes a number of researches and publications. It seems, he focusses on research related to chocolate and popcorn among others.
Back to the green been coffee extract, the research concluded that all participants averaged a 10.5 percent loss in body weight without a change in diet or exercise habits.
However, the so much cited study on the green coffee bean was small. Further research is needed, but the initial findings are encouraging for those who struggle with unwanted fat and actively explore new methods for weight loss.
Dr. Vinson said during the initial presentation that a larger study of 60 participants is planned.
Who participated in the experiment?
Sixteen overweight adults, aged 22 – 46 years old, cycled through three 6-week periods using a 700 mg dose, a 1050 mg dose, and a placebo.
The men and women had a break after each dosing period to clear their systems of the supplements before beginning the next cycle.
In addition, their caloric intake was also monitored. The daily intake averaged 2400 calories, and they averaged 400 calories daily burned through exercise, which is not much more than the usual.
The final result was an average of 17 pounds lost per person. The research found that there is a significant difference in weight lost between people who toke supplement and who toke placebo.
A higher dose of green coffee bean extract also has been found to cause more weight loss than a lower one.
Green coffee bean extract side effects
The green coffee bean extract is believed to be a safe substance. In experiments with people, no significant adverse effects have been found so far.
In theory, the caffeine content of green coffee bean extract could potentially cause problems for some people. However, since the superfood contains only about 10% caffeine by weight, even a high daily dose of the supplement contains no more than about 20% of the caffeine content of a strong cup of normal coffee.
Maximum safe doses in pregnant or nursing women, young children, or people with liver or kidney disease have not been established.
Where to buy green bean coffee extract?
To begin with, the market is already well stocked with green coffee bean extract products. You can find it as a regular coffee or food supplement capsules. Doctors recommend the 400mg capsules twice a day as most efficient. Although a higher dose of 800mg or even 1000mg may prove better results, it is really better to be on the safe side.
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