If you need a little kick with your New Year’s resolution of losing weight, Pathway Green Coffee Bean Extract may be just what you need.
Recently on his program, Dr. Oz discussed green coffee bean extract as a “miracle pill to burn fat.” He said that taking green coffee bean extract can help you lose weight without changing your diet or increasing your activity level at all. Since that time, this supplement has been rising in popularity for this potential as a weight loss aid. It simply consists of and extract of the unroasted seed of the coffee plant (Coffea arabica).
Green coffee bean contains chlorogenic acid (CGA), which has been shown in studies with mice to inhibit the release of glucose in the body and to boost the metabolism of sugar and fat in the liver. This can potentially help to drive the body toward burning more fat and storing less of it. And apparently, you cannot get the same effects by just drinking coffee. The benefits of this supplement are due to its high CGA content and not its caffeine content, which is actually far less than a small cup of coffee.
A recent study on Green Coffee Bean’s weight loss effects was conducted in early 2012. That study examined 16 overweight adults and found that treatment with 350mg of green coffee bean extract three times daily for 12 weeks helped to cause significant reductions in body weight, despite no other change in diet.
On the Dr. Oz show, their specialist (Lindsey Duncan, ND) recommended a dose of 800mg 30 minutes before meals with a full glass of water, twice daily (1600mg total per day).
Now, even though Dr. OZ says that exercise isn’t needed in order to lose the weight, I want to really stress the importance of physical activity. It is necessary for bone health, cardiovascular health, and even mental health. The same goes for a healthy diet. Personally, I do not believe that there is a magic pill for weight loss, but the studies do indicate that this can help for some. I would recommend Pathway Green Coffee Bean Extract to complement a healthy diet and exercise routine.
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