Aside from raspberry ketones, there’s a supplement that many people talk about relentlessly – Green Coffee. Let’s take a moment and delve into the Green Coffee from Kleissinger Labs. Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not been roasted.
Each serving contains 200 mg of Svetol Green Coffee Bean Extract. The extract is made up of three compounds:
- CGA (Chlorogenic acids)
- 5-CQA (Caffeoylquinic acid)
Let’s analyze each compound.
Polyphenols are antioxidants. This means they assist in addressing and reversing the problems caused by oxidative stress, create a heart-healthy environment by curbing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and they help relieve chronic pain, as seen in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Chlorogenic Acid is a naturally occurring compound that is a very important antioxidant for our bodies. Chlorogenic Acid will help to slow the release of sugars (glucose) into the blood stream after you eat. This is very important in helping people lose weight. Roasting coffee beans removes this compound, and this seems to be the heart of the green coffee bean weight loss study/claim.
Typically when you eat a meal all the glucose that is found in the meal goes into your blood stream and get carried to different organs. Once your body gets all the necessary blood sugars, it will store the rest as fat cells to be burned off later. The problem arises when most people eat a high sugar diet, which means you never trul burn off these fat cells that are being stored for “later.”
Now I tried to do some research on this but could not find any information on this compound other than that a few test results showed that caffeoylquinic acid may act both as primary antioxidant and metal chelator (it’s a particular way in which ions and molecules bind metal ions). Can anyone shed more light on this?