Green coffee bean extract is touted for its anti-oxidant, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties. It offers a potent source of plant-derived antioxidants and is rich in several polyphenols, which act to help reduce free oxygen radicals in the body. The two most prominent acids are chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid.
Chlorogenic acid is a compound present in coffee which has been long known for its beneficial properties. It is an antioxidant, which means it destroys the free radicals formed in the body as a result of metabolism. These free radicals if left as they are, destroy cell membranes and contribute to symptoms of aging. By destroying these harmful free radicals, green coffee bean extract actually slows down the onset of aging.
The chlorogenic acids present in the extract also help alleviate high blood pressure levels and can be helpful in treating hypertension. By neutralizing free radicals and regenerating vitamin E, Green Coffee Bean Extract has been shown to inhibit lipid and LDL peroxidation, thereby promoting cardiovascular health.
Because this green bean has not been boiled, it lacks cafestol, which is a diterpene. Cafestol is associated with the negative effects of using coffee as a stimulant, and increases the levels of
Green coffee bean extract has also been found to promote weight loss. This weight loss is due to the natural chemical compounds, caffeine and chlorogenic acid. The caffeine from the coffee releases fatty acids from stored body fat, while the chlorogenic acid assists the liver in processing the fatty acids more efficiently, which together contribute to weight loss. Also, the green coffee bean extract boosts metabolism by altering the way in which glucose is absorbed in the body. The caffeic acids act as a stimulant and boosts the energy levels as well.
Green coffee bean extract is made from the green beans of the coffea Arabica plant. There are two types of coffee plants, arabica and robusta. The arabica is higher in quality and higher in chlorogenic and caffeic acids. Test results show that green coffee extract has double the rate of oxygen radicals absorbing capacity as compared to grape seed or green tea .
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