Green Coffee Bean
Green Coffee Bean Extract is currently among the world’s most popular weight loss supplements. As the name implies, this supplement is extracted from green coffee beans. Coffee beans are naturally green, but they are usually roasted before being sold to the consumer. This is the process that turns them brown. Coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants and pharmacologically active compounds. Two of the most important ones are Caffeine and Chlorogenic Acid.
Chlorogenic Acid is believed to be the main active ingredient in green coffee beans. That is, the substances that produces the weight loss effects. Unfortunately most of the chlorogenic acid is removed when coffee is roasted. For this reason, regular coffee beans won’t have the same effect.
It does not provide caloric energy but stimulates the metabolism, increases wakefulness, focus, and coordination. It mildly enhances cognition as well. Coffee consumption is associated with a lower overall risk of cancer, and caffeine may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.