Dr. Oz Spills the Beans! (Green Coffee Beans, that is!)

What You Really Need to Know about Green Coffee Bean Extract Diet Pills

Losing weight has been among the top, if not number one, yearly resolution on everybody’s list. Most people are uncomfortable in their clothes, tired, low energy, and feel less attractive when they need to lose weight.

Don’t have time for the gym? Start taking a weight loss supplement. However, not just any weight loss supplement, but Svetol® with green coffee bean extract and here’s why…

There are many green coffee bean weight loss supplements on the market right now and even many that claim to have Svetol® in them.  The equivalent to what others are selling would be like a liquor store selling vanilla extract. You would have to have a whole lot of it, over a very long period of time, to see an effect (if any). The active organic compound in Svetol® is known as chlorogenic acid. The majority of supplements claiming to have Svetol® have around 3% chlorogenic acid.

This is an important fact to know because consumers are being misled by some companies describing it as a weight loss supplement. In order for the dietary supplement to take effect, it must be at least 45% chlorogenic acid. Pills with less than this amount have not been tested in studies that demonstrate weight loss. This means that 3% chlorogenic acid will not affect weight loss. Consumers do not have the time or money to waste on taking supplements that don’t do what they claim to do.

More is okay, but never less. 50% chlorogenic acid in 200 mg of Svetol® is currently the highest grade formula available. It is also important to note, that regardless of what that fancy label tells you it can do, if it doesn’t list the ingredients – don’t buy it! You want to look for the word “pure” but then keep studying the label because you also need to see “no fillers”, “no artificial ingredients”, and “Svetol®”. Many supplements may use those words in their advertising but if the ingredients are not listed or the ingredients are listed with less than 45% chlorogenic acid – don’t waste your money on it.

So how does it work and why does Dr. Oz endorse green coffee bean extract? Green coffee bean just refers to the coffee bean prior to roasting. We are used to seeing the beans dark due to the roasting process. However, unfortunately in this process the chlorogenic acid gets roasted out of the bean. It is also the roasting process that increases the caffeine level. So with green coffee extract, you get the benefits of the antioxidants without the higher caffeine levels. Therefore the pills will not make you jittery like cups of coffee will. The ratio is about 20 mg in a green coffee serving vs. 100 mg in a cup of regular roasted coffee. This is also why decaffeinated coffee is derived from steaming green coffee beans rather than roasting.

The chlorogenic acid in the green coffee bean works to inhibit the release of glucose in the body and increases the metabolic process in the liver. A recent study on green coffee bean was published in January 2012 in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal. Dr. Oz was so intrigued with current studies and media hype that he, along with his medical unit, and other doctors, performed their own study on green coffee bean extract and the effects it has on weight loss.  Thus, The Green Coffee Bean Project was born. This was the largest experiment The Dr. Oz Show had ever done.

For the study, they had 100 women with BMIs (Body Mass Index) of 25 or higher in the experiment. It is important to note that the women were otherwise healthy and not withchild or breastfeeding. The women were split into two groups. Half of the women took placebo pills and the other half took the green coffee bean extract pills. The women were not told who had which pills. They were directed to eat as they normally do and take the pill 3 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal. Dr. Oz’s particular study used 400mg tablets. They were also asked to keep a food journal. The women were weighed before the experiment and after. The study lasted for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks, the women that took the green coffee bean pill had lost an average of 2 pounds.

That’s a weight loss of 1 pound per week without even changing their diet plan. Now most people looking to lose weight, want to lose it fairly quickly. There are other studies that show when the green coffee bean extract supplement is coupled with a diet plan, the weight loss results double. An average daily caloric intake is around 2,000-2,500 calories. On a regular daily routine, without exercise or supplements, most people only burn about 400 of those calories. Alone, this is not enough to generate weight loss. The fact that these studies can show proven weight loss when green coffee bean extract of 600mg or more is taken daily, is a tremendous breakthrough for the industry.

It is important to acknowledge that yes; some foods we eat regularly do contain trace amounts of chlorogenic acid like cherries, apples, kiwi, and even decaffeinated coffee as mentioned. The reason Svetol® is different is the high concentration of chlorogenic acid. It is the glucose in our body that solidifies and turns to fat. So since the chlorogenic acid limits the release of glucose, there is a very limited amount of glucose, hence, nothing to turn into fat. Instead, what’s there is burned up with the metabolic increase.

In addition chlorogenic acid in its natural state is very bitter. It is similar to that of the cocoa bean. Just like the cocoa bean, no one would eat the green coffee bean in its pure form because of this bitterness. This is why it’s made to take it in supplement form. Unfortunately, with the cocoa bean, it gets mixed with lots of sugar in order to create the chocolate we all know and love. The only problem being is that it’s the sugar that turns to fat in our bodies. The good news is when taking high amounts of chlorogenic acid in Svetol® there is less fat to solidify in our bodies since chlorogenic acid limits the glucose that would normally turn to fat.

Yes, it’s safe! Since the chlorogenic acid found in green coffee bean extract is an organic compound, it is considered safe for human consumption with no reported side effects. Also very low in caffeine, as previously stated, to that of about 10%-20% of the amount found in a regular cup of coffee. Like many over the counter supplements, it is not recommended for children and pregnant or nursing women.

Pure green coffee bean extract is quickly taking the lead as the top dietary supplement in the weight loss industry. This upcoming miracle weight loss pill has been put to the test and passed with flying colors based on overwhelmingly impressive results. Remember to check the label and carefully review all the ingredients looking for the word Svetol® with 45-50% chlorogenic acid.  Start seeing results in as little as one week. Keep in mind that when coupled with a recommended healthy diet, the results can double!

Move over Acai berry, it’s time to go Green.