Green coffee bean extract with GCA
GCA, green coffee antioxidant, is one of the nutritional supplements that can be used in green coffee. Green coffee beans are coffee seeds of coffee fruits that have not been roasted. Compared to roasted coffee, green coffee beans have a higher content of chlorogenic acid a component believed to have quite a number of health benefits. Green coffee gained popularity following reports that it is quite an effective weight loss supplement. Reports suggest that green coffee extract on its own is sufficient enough to cause significant weight loss without exercise.
Green coffee is taken orally by people suffering from various ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, bacterial and fungal infections, and obesity. Green coffee bean extract with GCA has additional antioxidant properties and confers a host of other medical and nutritional benefits to the body.
Benefits of green coffee bean extract with GCA
Green coffee beans are not roasted, and thus their chemical and nutritive value is not altered, unlike conventional roasted coffee beans. These coffee beans are rich in chlorogenic acid, a chemical known to have a host of health benefits. Briefly discussed are some of the benefits of the green coffee extract with GCA supplement:
Weight loss and obesity: Chlorogenic acid in the green coffee bean affects the handling of sugar and metabolic processes within the body. A research study reported that obese people who took green coffee extract with GCA lost an average of 2.5 to 3.7 kilograms more than obese people taking a placebo or regular coffee by itself.
Blood pressure control: Research reports that green coffee bean extract with GCA has the ability to reduce blood pressure in adults with mild and untreated pressure. The research reports a decrease in systolic blood pressure by 5 to 10 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure decrease by 3 to 7 mmHg.
Memory loss: Green coffee bean extract with GCA is said to help in preventing memory loss. The mental stimulation abilities of caffeine in the coffee are responsible for memory improvement. The supplement is recommended for people with early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Detoxification: Green coffee antioxidants are responsible for scavenging potentially harmful radicals in the body and in doing so help the body get rid of toxic substances. The supplement also helps maintain liver and kidney health thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Safety and adverse effects of green coffee extract with GCA
Safety reports regarding green coffee extract with GCA indicate that oral consumption of the supplement is not problematic. Green coffee extracts with GCA have been used safely for up to twelve weeks when taken in doses of up to 480 mg daily. The research reports are not elaborate on the safety profile of the supplement during pregnancy and lactation, and therefore caution is advised.
Green coffee contains caffeine, similar to regular coffee and therefore caffeine related side effects similar to coffee can be encountered. Insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, increased respiratory rate, and palpitations are just but some of the side effects that can be encountered in green coffee bean extract with GCA.