Obesity is a growing problem throughout the world, and being overweight is associated with serious diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
A supplement isolated from green coffee beans is showing great promise in helping people lose weight, regulate blood sugar, and reduce blood pressure. Coffee beans contain a wide range of active compounds that can affect our health. One of these constituents, chlorogenic acid, has been shown to improve glucose metabolism, inhibit the accumulation of fat, and decrease the absorption of glucose in the intestines. Roasting coffee beans destroys most of the chlorogenic acid, so drinking a cup of coffee will not yield these benefits. Only raw green coffee beans contain a significant amount of this health-promoting compound.
Clinical studies indicate that green coffee bean extract can promote weight loss, as well as reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. Scientifically proven Svetol® Green Coffee Bean Extract is made from pure, raw, unroasted green coffee beans rich in chlorogenic acids and polyphenols. It contains less than 2 % caffeine, making it a stimulant-free weight management supplement that is best used with a program of reduced dietary calories and increased physical activity.
Main selling features
Helps promote weight loss by improving glucose metabolism and preventing the accumulation of fat
Contains scientifically proven Svetol®, made from pure, raw, unroasted green coffee beans
Standardized to contain 45–50% chlorogenic acid, the component responsible for green coffee’s beneficial effects
Contains less than 2% caffeine, making it stimulant-free
May help reduce blood pressure in people with mild hypertension
How it works
The beneficial qualities of green coffee bean, particularly its ability to help with weight loss, spring from its high concentration of the compound chlorogenic acid. Evidence shows that chlorogenic acid has a positive effect on our glucose metabolism. Impaired glucose metabolism can put us at risk for high blood sugar levels, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Chlorogenic acid inhibits the accumulation of fat, reduces post-meal blood sugar levels, and decreases the absorption of glucose in the small intestine. It accomplishes this by preventing an enzyme, hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase, from forming glucose in the liver. Scientists suggest that the glycemic effects of chlorogenic acid play an important role in facilitating weight loss.
Chlorogenic acid also has an antihypertensive effect. Studies indicate that it helps reduce blood pressure and improve vasoreactivity – the response of blood vessels to stimuli. Enhanced blood flow reduces the risk of cardiac problems, and brings oxygen and nourishment to tissues throughout the body.
It’s also thought that green coffee bean has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to its weight loss and cardiovascular benefits. To exert these beneficial effects, extracts made from green coffee bean must contain at least 45–50% chlorogenic acid.