Ever since it was first introduced, the primary benefit of taking green coffee extract has been the individual's ability to lose weight without much effort outside of taking the supplement. This extract, produced from unroasted coffee beans, actually burns stored fat all over the body, regardless of diet and exercise. The chlorogenic acid in the extract speeds up your metabolism while preventing the storage of more glucose as fat.
On the April 26 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," Dr. Mehmet Oz welcomed guest Lindsey Duncan, ND, CN, to explain how this supplement worked based on new research that showed it's incredible weight loss results. Duncan emphasized the need to find a supplement that was pure and free of fillers or binders like magnesium stearate and silica. They're not harmful, nor do they affect the potency of the extract, but they can be avoided.
These supplements work best in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Here's the six supplements available at eVitamins and what you need to know about each one to pick the product that's right for you:
1. Life Extension CoffeeGenic 200 mg Green Coffee Extract and CoffeeGenic 400 mg Green Coffee Extract -- 90 VCaps for $18.75 (200 mg) and $28.50 (400 mg)
This formula from Life Extension contains extract from the Coffea arabica bean that's been standardized to 50 percent chlorogenic acid. This process ensures the maximum potency for incredible weight loss results. This extract works by speeding up your metabolism while preventing fat storage. Each serving does contain 12 mg of caffeine, so it's best taken after a large meal for proper absorption and utilization. These capsules do contain cellulose and silica.
2. Source Naturals Green Coffee Extract 500 mg -- 30 Tabs for $8.72 and 60 Tabs for $17.99
Taking green coffee extract has been shown to help regulate cholesterol levels and support a healthy liver in addition to weight loss. Each tablet provides 500 mg of the extract and can be taken up to four times daily. You also get 69 mg of calcium per serving. This product is the only tablet version of the green coffee bean extract we offer. Ingredients like magnesium stearate are used to form the tablet.
3. Genesis Today Pure Green Coffee Bean -- 60 VCaps for $23.97
The green coffee bean extract found in this product can help you lose up to 16 percent of your total body fat in less than six months, according to clinical studies. Two capsules of this supplement provides 800 mg of green coffee bean extract with at least 50 percent chlorogenic acid. This product contains no artificial colors, chemicals, binders or fillers and is packaged in a capsule of plant-derived cellulose.
4. Nutri-Fusion Systems Green Coffee Bean Extract 800 mg -- 60 VCaps for $20.99
For anyone looking for a small dosage, you can get 800 mg of green coffee bean extract produced from Coffea canephora beans in just two capsules daily. This product is standardized to 50 percent polyphenols, consisting of 45 percent chlorogenic acids and 10 percent 5-caffeoylquinic acid. This product contains 20 mg of caffeine per serving, equivalent to one half cup of coffee, for anyone sensitive to caffeine. It works best when taken 30 minutes before a meal.
5. Bio Nutrition Pure Green Coffee Bean 800 mg -- 50 Caps for $14.98
This supplement works well for anyone who consumes a high-fat diet. Bio Nutrition's product is free of added stimulants or extra ingredients that could give you that jittery feeling some weight loss products can. Bio Nutrition also uses no binders or fillers in this product and the extract is packaged in a gelatin capsule. Just two capsules a day, each taken 30 minutes before a meal produces the best fat-burning results.
6. Futurebiotics Green Coffee Extract 400 mg -- 90 VCaps for $28.47
This product not only helps you lose weight by speeding up your metabolism, but it also gives you a burst of energy. Not only will you burn fat -- 400 mg per capsule standardized to 50 percent chlorogenic acid -- but you can be more active. This supplement contains cellulose, vegetable stearate and silica and works best taken before a large meal.