It seems every few months there’s a new weight loss miracle to hit the market and the newest one causing its fair share of buzz is green coffee bean extract. With medical experts backing it and studies to prove it, it’s been called the miracle weight loss pill. Understandably, there are still plenty of people who are hesitant to believe that it really works like they say it does.
Does Green Coffee Extract Work?
We were a bit skeptical at first, too. That was, until Dr. Oz talked about it on his show back in March (of 2012). Like you probably do, we take whatever he says to heart. But before ever deciding that it would be something we’d be happy to carry in our store, we had to do our own digging. Truth is, this weight loss supplement will only become more in demand. So how do you know that it works?
Study Published in The Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal
A study that followed participants over 12 weeks was published in January 2012. This is the study that started it all. Dr. Lindsay Duncan came across the study, and though he doesn’t normally ‘endorse’ specific weight loss supplements, this time it was different. The excitement clearly showed as he went on and on about it on the Dr. Oz show.
The Dr. Oz Green Coffee Study
Eventually, Dr. Oz decided it was time to find out for himself just how or if this magical little extract could help you lose weight. He conducted his own study. His team of profound medical experts interviewed and selected nearly 100 women to participate. They were instructed to not change any of their habits, including exercise and eating habits. They were also required to keep a food journal. This was just to make sure weight loss couldn’t be attributed to any factor other than adding green coffee extract to their diet.
While the study was short compared to the previous one, lasting only two weeks, the results spoke for themselves. Women who were given a placebo did lose a little bit of weight. They attribute that to subconsciously eating less because of the food journal. The women who were taking the extract lost twice as much weight. Wouldn’t you like to double your weight loss without changing anything other than taking these capsules?
How Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Work?
You might think that it has something to do with caffeine, but you’d be wrong. Experts believe it has nothing to do with the caffeine. Actually, the amount of caffeine in the extract is miniscule – less than what you’d get from your morning cup of coffee. The miraculous weight loss is attributed to chlorogenic acid or green coffee antioxidant (GCA). This powerful ingredient is only found in unroasted coffee beans (we call green coffee beans). It hinders fat absorption in your body, helps to prevent glucose build-up in your liver and boosts metabolism.
So all in all, we’re talking about three very key things. First of all, it works no matter what you eat. That means no diets that you have to try to stick to. Secondly, you don’t have to exercise! Sure, if you do exercise, you’re going to get better results. But that’s probably the most amazing thing about green coffee bean extract – it works regardless of physical activity and diet.
What’s with Svetol?
As Dr. Oz clearly pointed out on his show, not all green coffee capsules are created equal. In fact, some of them are just a plain ripoff. They have ‘filler’ ingredients that don’t do you any good and they don’t have enough Svetol or GCA. If you’re going to buy it, make sure that it has a bare minimum of 45 percent GCA/Svetol.
Side Effect Notes of Green Coffee Supplements
If you’re pregnant, it isn’t recommended to use it since it hasn’t been tested on children or how it could affect your fetus. If you’re insistant on taking this supplement, at least talk to your doctor first.
Final Note: If you want to see Dr. Oz show that green coffee extract works, be sure to watch the show on Dec. 27th!