Q: What is a Green Coffee Bean?
Answer: Green coffee beans are the seeds from coffee berries before it is roasted. They are green in color, hence the reference. Roasted coffee beans turn dark brown because it is roasted up to 425 ˚F.
Q: What is Green Coffee Bean Extract?
Answer: The green coffee bean extract is basically 45% chlorogenic acid which is extracted from the unroasted coffee bean. Green coffee beans are used because the roasting process depletes the amount of chlorogenic acid in the coffee bean.
Q: How does Green Coffee Bean Extract help people lose weight?
Answer: The main ingredient in the extract is an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid inhibits the release of glucose into the blood stream. What happens is that when glucose is introduced into the bloodstream after the consumption of food or a beverage, the liver releases insulin which carries and stores glucose. Because glucose is slowly released, it is slowly used up and gets metabolized easier and faster leaving no excess for storage.
Q: Can’t I get the same effect from drinking coffee?
Answer: Certainly not. Coffee undergoes roasting at high temperatures and thus depletes its chlorogenic acid content by as much as 70%. The beverage has minute amounts of chlorogenic acid but is high in caffeine, so drinking too much is not really a good thing.
Q: Isn’t there too much caffeine in the tablet too?
Answer: The green coffee bean extract only has 10% caffeine in it but it has a great percentage of chlorogenic acid. They is no danger of experiencing the side effects of too much caffeine in your system
Q: Can I get chlorogenic acid from other food stuff like fruits or berries? Why do I need to get it from green coffee beans?
Answer: Chlorogenic acid in peaches and prunes and other plants like the bamboo but the amount of chlorogenic acid in it is miniscule compared to green coffee beans which are considered as the primary source of the antioxidant.
Q: Where may I purchase the green coffee bean extract?
Answer: In Australia, the supplements are available online which is more convenient. The health section of department stores may have it but it is unlikely.
Q: What is the recommended dosage and how should it be taken?
Answer: The recommended dosage is to take two capsules daily 30 minutes before meals. But you may ask your health professional for recommendation.
Q: Are there studies regarding the effectivity of the supplement? If so where can I find them?
Answer: There are a few studies regarding the supplement you may find information and links in this article.