First, the research at the present time is limited. Some of the current research is based on very small pilot studies on humans and some is based on research on mice. Much has not been peer reviewed. So, it may be prudent to consider the research on green coffee bean extract to be evolving and not yet definitive. Based on the current information available (as of May 2014) there are no reported adverse side effects from green coffee bean extract. The studies thus far on chlorogenic acid from green coffee have not indicated any known side effects but studies on green coffee extract and chlorogenic acid have generally been small pilot studies and have not been peer reviewed. So, there is probably not enough evidence to say definitively that there are no potential negative side effects, since much more research needs to take place. Any factor to consider when discussing the side effects issue can be specific to the supplement itself. For instance, many products advertised as pure green coffee products often have other ingredients. Some have fillers and additives. Some are spiked with added caffeine. So, even though the current limited research may suggest no known side effects it is important for consumers to carefully read the ingredients label on any product being considered, since ingredients other than chlorogenic acid could be a potential source of negative side effects. Likely there will be further research into the efficacy and safety of green coffee extract and chlorogenic acid, in the future.
Our #1 Pick For Best Quality/Best Value Green Coffee Bean Extract is…
‘Perfect Green Coffee’
Digging Deeper – Green Coffee Extract Side Effects From Some Supplements?
Consider these 2 kinds of green coffee supplements.
1) 100% Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements
2) Green Coffee Supplements with Added Ingredients (i.e. NOT pure)
The discussion above involves a pure green coffee bean extract product form a specific manufacturer. But the key factor is that the substance was pure and had a high chlorogenic acid level. Many, if not most, of the green coffee supplements being sold today are not pure and many, if not most, have added ingredients. Some are even spiked with caffeine and other unnecessary ingredients. So when choosing a green coffee product it is critical to read the ingredients labels very carefully to verify the product is pure and does not contain additives.
Some things to look for in a green coffee supplement:
1) 100% pure.
2) Purity of ingredients and chlorogenic acid level should be verified by an independent testing lab.
3) Chlorogenic acid level should be at least 42%
4) Minimal caffeine.
5) Made in the USA, or other trusted location.
6) No additives.
7) Ideally the ingredients label should indicate only one (1) main ingredient.
8) The “other” ingredients should indicate what the capsule itself is made of.
9) There should be no “fillers” or flowing agents. Fillers are unnecessary ingredients used to make the capsule look full.
The “pure” factor is extremely important. As discussed above, there are no known negative side effects from pure green coffee bean extract. A potential problem, however, is that many of the green coffee supplements on the market are not pure. They often contain fillers, flow agents and other ingredients and these ingredients could cause side effects, depending on what those added ingredients are.
So to minimize the potential of having any negative side effects from green coffee bean extract, it would be prudent to use only 100% pure green coffee extract with no additional ingredients. How can you tell if a green coffee bean supplement is 100% pure? Read the label. Any website offering green coffee extract, or any other supplement, should prominently display the ingredients label just like we do here on HealthFoodPost.com.
Here is the ingredients label from our #1 pick for our “Best Brand” green coffee supplement Perfect Green Coffee
Look carefully at the SUPPLEMENT FACTS and the OTHER INGREDIENTS. This supplement contains only 100% pure green coffee bean extract and the vegetable capsule that houses it. There are no added ingredients, so the chance of having negative side effects would likely be greatly reduced with a pure supplement like Perfect Green Coffee, as opposed to green coffee products with additional ingredients.
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Consult Your Doctor & Pharmacist Before Taking Any Supplement
We always recommend that you check with a licensed physician before taking any nutritional supplements, especially if you have any medical conditions. Green Coffee Extract Supplements have not been studied on pregnant or breastfeeding women. Therefore, especially women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctor before use, or avoid the supplement until they are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding. Since green coffee bean extract can lower blood sugar and blood pressure, people with hypoglycemia, diabetes, or hypertension should also consult their licensed physician before taking green coffee extract supplements, especially if they are on medications for these conditions. In general, consumers should consult a doctor and/or pharmacist before taking any supplement especially while taking prescription medications.
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