Introduction, Benefits, Dosage

Overweight and obesity have become a serious health concern. Different weight management strategies are presently utilised, and a variety of weight loss supplements sold as “slimming aids” are readily available. However, the efficacy of some of these food supplements remains uncertain. One such supplement is the green coffee extract (GCE). GCE is present in green or raw coffee . It is also present in roasted coffee, but much of the GCE is destroyed during the roasting process. Some GCE constituents, such as chlorogenic acid (CGA) can also be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. The daily intake of CGA in persons drinking coffee varies from 0.5 to 1 g . The traditional method of extraction of GCE from green coffee bean, Coffea canephora robusta, involves the use of alcohol as a solvent . Extracted GCE is marketed as a weight loss supplement under a variety of brand names as a weight loss supplement such as “Coffee Slender”, and “Svetol”. Evidence is accumulating from animal studies regarding the use of GCE as a weight loss supplement Green coffee is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth appropriately. Green coffee extracts taken in doses up to 480 mg daily have been used safely for up to 12 weeks.

THE GREEN COFFEE DOSAGE The appropriate dose of green coffee depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. Keeping in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or Dietitian before using. It is important to understand that green coffee contains caffeine, similar to regular coffee. Therefore, green coffee can cause caffeine-related side effects similar to coffee. Caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart and breathing rate, and other side effects. Consuming large amounts of coffee might also cause headache, anxiety, agitation and irregular heartbeats.

Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding,Abnormally high levels of homocysteine, Anxiety disorders, Bleeding disorders, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Glaucoma, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Thinning bones (osteoporosis).

Thus, there are still reserches which are going on for the health benefits of Green Coffee. Reference-