Green Coffee Bean Extract Dosage
In recent years, the weight loss industry has become a major force in the American economy, making upwards of $20 billion since 2012. With the growing concern over our nation’s health, as well as our desire to look and feel our best, different weight loss supplements have flooded the market, promising maximum results with minimal effort.
However, a series of recent studies have shown that there may be a natural alternative to the major brands – green coffee bean extract. Though the benefits of coffee by itself has long been touted by weight loss gurus, green coffee bean extract (GCBE) first became popular in 2012, when Dr. Oz mentioned it on his television show. Since then many people have become curious about the miracle supplement and the demand for the product is higher than ever. Find out what it is, how to use it, and whether GCBE is right for you.
To understand how green coffee bean extract works for weight loss, you first have to understand what the green coffee bean is. The coffee that we drink every day is made from green coffee beans that have been roasted for grinding and brewing. The process of roasting the beans alters their chemical makeup; green coffee beans contain a higher concentration of a chemical known as Chlorogenic Acid or CGA.
Chlorogenic acid is a classification of antioxidant that protect the body against free radicals. CGA is believed to have a wide range of health benefits, including benefits for hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, and are found in foods such as chocolate, tea, and tomatoes. The high concentration of this chemical in the green coffee bean is believed to be the main reason behind GCBE’S weight loss properties.
In 2012, a study was released that showed GCBE could have a moderate impact on weight loss. One study showed an average weight loss of 8.04kg and a reduction of body fat by 4.44% after consuming a relatively high dose of 700-1050kg daily over the course of 22 weeks. A second study compared taking GCBE with simply drinking black coffee, and found that there was a weight loss of 5.4kg versus a 1.4kg loss, respectively.
Many people are beginning to turn to green coffee bean extract because it is naturally occurring. Green coffee bean extract is largely considered to be safe if taken orally in the appropriate dosage. If taken inappropriately it can cause nausea and upset stomach; however, there has been little to no indication of either long term or short term side effects. Green coffee bean extract also contains caffeine, which has long been believed to have weight loss benefits. Those with caffeine sensitivity or anxiety disorders are discouraged from taking green coffee bean extract.
Green coffee bean extract can be found in your local health food store with the vitamins and supplements, or can be purchased online. Branding and dosage will vary from store to store, so be sure to know what dosage is appropriate for whichever brand you choose.
The recommended dosage for weight loss results is 80mg to 200mg for brands such as Svetol or Naturex, or 700mg to 1050mg for brands such as GCA (Applied Food Science). It is safest to begin with a lower dosage and increase it if necessary. Results should become noticeable over a period of 12 weeks. While some claim that no diet or exercise is needed with green coffee bean extract, the combination of lifestyle changes with any weight loss supplement is highly recommended for maximum results. As always, consult your physician before beginning any weight loss program.