A profound study on green coffee bean extract was shared at the American Chemical Society’s meeting held during the spring of 2012 in San Diego. Greenbeandiet.com says the study presented at the ACS meeting was not a large one. But even as small as it was, it got attention. It sparked a nationwide interest in the supplement and even led to Dr. Oz doing his own little study with his own team of medical researchers. Dr. Oz is well known for unveiling super diet products like garcinia camogia.
16 overweight participants took, in intervals, a low does of the extract (700mg), a high dose of the extract (1050mg) and a placebo. They were instructed to stay with the same diet and get the same amount of exercise that they normally do. The results? They lost roughly 17 pounds and their body weight was reduced by an average of 10.5 percent. This was over 22 weeks, so while it may not seem like a whole heck of a lot, you have to remember that they didn’t do anything but take the supplement – no dieting, no more exercise than usual (if any). How would you like to just be able to take a few pills a day and effortlessly start losing weight? Yeah. Pretty powerful stuff.
In fact, the results would be more than suitable if they were trying to get FDA approval. However, dietary supplements are not required to get approval. You can buy it in many stores, as well as online. One of the best sources we’ve found is AlivebyNature.org.
The above study was led by Joe Vinson. Vinson is a chemist at the University of Scranton and he is already planning more in-depth studies that will include a larger pool of participants. He believes that green coffee extract works so well because it inhibits the absorption of sugar and fat. An added benefit seems to be that it can decrease insulin levels. With lower insulin levels that are safely maintained, your metabolism is more effective. No side effects were cited.
After Dr. Oz talked about this new “miracle” supplement on his show, interest skyrocketed. Suddenly it was everywhere. In the stores and online, dozens of brands started popping up, using Dr. Oz’s quotes and even his face – making people believe that he was endorsing these brands. This was not the case at all. In face, he dedicated an entire show to letting people know this and added a section on his show’s website for people to report it if they seen anyone using his name, face or otherwise implying that he endorses their product. So don’t be fooled – he does not endorse any particular brand.
He does give some guidelines about what to look for, though. It should have at least 50% chlorogenic acid and the label should have SVETOL. With the World Health Organization predicting that there will be 2.3 billion adults overweight by 2015 and over 700 million of them to be obese, it’s vitally important that we continue to look for natural, simple weight loss solutions.