Green Coffee Extract

What is Green Coffee Extract?
Green coffee extract come from green coffee beans, which are coffee beans that
have not been roasted. Therefore, they have a higher level of chlorogenic acid,
which is an antioxidant that boosts metabolism by changing the way glucose is
absorbed in the body.
Most of the research on green coffee has used Svetol by Naturex, which is a type
of green coffee bean extract. Svetol comes from the Robusta variety of beans
instead of the Arabica variety used by many other companies. Svetol is
decaffeinated and is only sold to nutraceutical companies to manufacture their
own weight loss supplements.

Where is green coffee extract found?
It is a supplement. It is recommended to take 400mg 30 minutes before each
meal.

What are the benefits of green coffee extract?
Green coffee extract has been shown to be effective in decreasing blood
pressure and aiding in weight loss. It is also used to improve cardiovascular
health and lower blood sugar levels.

Are there interactions with green coffee extract and medications?
Too much caffeine interferes with the absorption of calcium. Also, be careful
when taking hypotensive medications since it has as blood pressure lowering
effect.

Are there side effects from green coffee extract?
Green coffee contains caffeine and therefore may have caffeine-related side
effects, such as insomnia, upset stomach, headaches, anxiety, and nervousness.
The caffeine may also worsen diarrhea, osteoporosis and Irritable Bowel
Syndrome.

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