CoffeeGenic Green Coffee Extract
Benefits at a Glance
Helps control after-meal glucose spikes
Great for people limiting carbohydrate intake
May reduce body weight and fat absorbed from diet
May improve the function of the fat burning hormone adiponectin
May improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels
People who take extraordinary steps to limit their carbohydrate exposure may still be experiencing higher-than-desired blood sugar levels throughout the day. The reason is that blood sugar can surge to high levels following meals. And that high level can last for hours … even an entire day!
Studies show even in people with normal fasting glucose levels, gaining control of after-meal surges may provide additional support for cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Green coffee extract is a natural compound that addresses this widespread problem. In fact, a 400 mg dose was shown to induce a remarkable 24% drop in after-meal blood sugar after 30 minutes while 200 mg generated a 14% drop! The reason is chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol found in the green coffee bean.
Chlorogenic acid has been shown to inhibit excess activity of glucose-6-phosphatase. The glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme triggers glucose formation from non-carbohydrate substrates and glycogen release from the liver, both of which can create excess glucose in the blood. Neutralizing excess glucose-6-phosphatase is essential for most people to achieve optimal glucose control.
Another means by which chlorogenic acid supports healthy after-meal glucose levels is by targeting the inhibition of the alpha-glucosidase enzyme. This intestinal enzyme breaks apart complex sugars and enhances their absorption into the bloodstream.
Chlorogenic acid also increases the signal protein for insulin receptors in liver cells.
Why CoffeeGenic® Green Coffee Extract?
Coffee grows on trees and the fruit is a berry. The berry contains green seeds, which are the “coffee beans.” The outer part of the berry is washed away to get to the seeds. The seed has a higher amount of phenolic acids than the berry.
The problem with the roasted coffee you drink is that much of the beneficial phenolic content of the coffee beans is destroyed during the roasting process.
CoffeeGenic® Green Coffee Extract is produced from these green coffee beans. The resulting green coffee extract is standardized to 50% chlorogenic acids for maximum potency … maximum effect in helping to maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range.
This higher potency standalone version is the same clinical dose shown to induce a 24% drop in after-meal glucose spikes within 30 minutes … and is ideal for those who need additional glucose management support.
Green Coffee Bean Extract has received a lot of attention and is one of the world’s most popular weight loss supplements. Green coffee beans contain a substance called chologenic acid, which is believed to be responsible for the weight loss effects. When coffee is roasted, most of the chologenic acid is removed. This is the reason regular coffee beans don’t have the same effect on weight loss.
Some studies have shown that chlorogenic acid can reduce body weight, reduce fat absorbed from the diet, reduce fat stored in the liver and improve the function the fat burning hormone adiponectin. It has also been shown to improve cholesterol and triglycerides.
I am always a skeptic when it comes to supplements for weight loss and I would like to see more human studies as most of the studies on Green Coffee Bean Extract have been conducted in mice. I have found a few human studies showing positive results on weight loss, but they were relatively small studies, of short duration, and industry funded.
Because Green Coffee Bean Extract appears to have several other potential health benefits, as previously mentioned, it is on our list of recommended products. However, we recommend this and any weight loss supplement be taken in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle modification.
This product could help you jump start a weight loss program, but remember your objective is long term weight loss and the science says that can only be accomplished through positive lifestyle changes.
References: Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Mar;48(3):937-43. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2010.01.003. Epub 2010 Jan 12. Chlorogenic acid exhibits anti-obesity property and improves lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced-obese mice. J Nutr Biochem. 2002 Dec;13(12):717-726. Chlorogenic acid modifies plasma and liver concentrations of: cholesterol, triacylglycerol, and minerals in (fa/fa) Zucker rats. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2011; 2011: 382852. Published online 2010 Aug 31. doi: 10.1155/2011/382852 PMCID: PMC2943088 The Use of Green Coffee Extract as a Weight Loss Supplement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount per serving
CoffeeGenic® Green Coffee extract (bean) [std to 50% chlorogenic acid (200 mg)] ..... 400mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule).
Dosage and use
- Take one (1) capsule before each heavy meal, up to three times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- Each serving contains approximately 12 mg of caffeine (the amount found in 1/4 cup brewed green tea).
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