Green Coffee Beans extract


Green coffee is made from unroasted coffee beans . In addition to caffeine, it has a substance that is preserved when the beans are not roasted: chlorogenic acid. It supports the advertising to sell green coffee as a substance that promotes weight loss.


Unground and unroasted coffee beans contain a phytochemical, chlorogenic acid . Some studies in rats and humans suggest green coffee beans extract dosage that its intake helps reduce the absorption of carbohydrates in the digestive tract, lowers blood sugar levels , as well as insulin spikes.


Other effects have been found in the consumption of green coffee that have to do with the improvement of certain pathologies and cardiovascular diseases:


  • Decreased blood pressure.
  • Reduction of homocysteine, an amino acid that is associated with strokes and cerebral infarcts.
  • Increased vascular response, so green coffee could be an anti-inflammatory.


Other studies also suggest that this substance promotes fat burning, which is why green coffee or green coffee extract (the form in which it is marketed in capsules and pills) would also have slimming effects. This would be true, were it not for an extremely important nuance.


The studies that have been carried out are few and with a limited sample of humans . Much less reliable are those that allude to fat loss, since they are not independent studies , but are made by laboratories that market green coffee extract.


In other words, saying that green coffee helps you lose weight responds to some interests , since it is not fully demonstrated in studies with a sufficient population and carried out by independent researchers without conflicts of interest.


Therefore, green coffee is a new fad that takes advantage of one of the biggest epidemics (overweight and obesity) to sell more. Now, it is not that its consumption in the form of a drink (like traditional coffee) is inadvisable, but rather that of supplements with this substance with the promise of losing weight.