Green Coffee Extract

Also indexed as:Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora, Green Coffee
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Botanical names:
Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora

How It Works

Green coffee beans contain a variety of potentially healthful components, including chlorogenic acids and related compounds,1, 2 which have antioxidant and other protective effects on cell functions.3, 4 Some of these compounds may be converted by intestinal bacteria into different compounds with similar effects.5 Chlorogenic acids and related compounds found in green coffee extract also have stabilizing effects on blood vessel function,6, 7 and regulating effects on body fat metabolism.8 However, the typical roasting of coffee beans may change these compounds in a way that makes some of these effects less potent.9

How to Use It

Green coffee extracts are typically standardized to contain 50% chlorogenic acids. Amounts of green coffee extracts that provide from 140 to 480 mg chlorogenic acids daily are usually taken.

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