Nutrition Made Simple


September 23 2021



Green coffee beans have gained popularity in the last few years, due to their rich supply of plant compounds that promote good health. These are simply the coffee beans that are completely raw and haven’t undergone any physical processes. The extract of green coffee is a popularly consumed dietary supplement and can also be taken in the whole-bean form in beverages. The taste of this beverage is observed to be more like an herbal tea than that of a coffee. It also differs from regular coffee in terms of the chemical structure, even though they have the same origin. It has many health benefits and supplies chlorogenic acids to the body in abundance. 

It is sold under various proprietary brand names, such as svetol, coffee slender, etc. The green coffee is also prepared by infusing green coffee beans.  

About Alvizia’s garcinia complex

Alvizia’s garcinia complex is a healthy add on to your dietary intake. It contains green tea extract, in addition to green coffee bean and garcinia Cambogia. Green tea extract is considered a superfood that enhances liver health, brain health, heart health, aids weight loss, etc. green coffee bean extract has been used for belly-fat burning, boosting up energy levels, maintaining appetite control, and losing weight. Garcinia cambogia is also a popular supplement used for weight loss. It is a tropical fruit which is scientifically called Malabar tamarind. HCA or hydroxycitric acid is the active component present in Garcinia Cambogia, which is responsible for fat burning and also may cut back appetite. This is a dietary supplement and shouldn’t be used for treatment and mitigation of any kind of disease and the dosage must be calculated as per the recommendation of a certified dietician. The supplement should be kept away from children and sunlight and moisture, in a cool and dry place.

Benefits of green coffee beans

  • Weight loss: green coffee bean extract is one of the most popularly consumed weight loss supplements in many countries. There have been many animal studies that have been carried out to study the effect of green coffee beans on weight loss. Mice were treated with the extract of green coffee and at the end of each of these studies; a reduction in body weight and accumulation of fats was seen. However, human studies have been inconclusive in this manner. Although many participants lost weight at the end of the research study, some people did not experience any effects as such. So, the results were mixed and more research is needed to conclude this effect in human beings. 
  • May reduce risks of some chronic diseases: the chlorogenic acid content present in the extract of green coffee beans is responsible for helping the supplement in reducing risks of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and other heart diseases. An 8-week long study was carried out with 50 people who had metabolic syndrome (a group of many factors, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, that may increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes). They were given 400 mg of extract of decaffeinated green coffee beans, daily, two times. At the end of this study, the participants experienced improved levels of fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and waist size. The results were quite promising but scientists still recommend more research to conclude these effects properly. Many early research studies also suggest that having a green coffee beverage may reduce the risk of hyperlipidemia by reducing the levels of cholesterol. It may also work against Alzheimer’s disease, type-II diabetes, and some other conditions too. 

Side effects of green coffee extract

When taken orally, green coffee is usually safe in appropriate amounts. It can be taken in doses of up to 480 mg regularly, for up to 12 long weeks. Svetol, which is a specific green coffee extract, can be used safely in doses of up to 200 mg for up to 12 weeks. If a person is allergic to caffeine, may experience some side effects related to caffeine, such as increased heart/ breathing rate, an upset stomach, insomnia, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, etc, as green coffee also contains some amount of caffeine. Large amounts of green coffee might also cause headaches, anxiety, irregular heartbeats, agitation, etc. 

Some precautions to be taken while taking supplementation of green coffee bean extract:

  • It must be avoided to be on the safer side during pregnancy or breastfeeding, as there isn’t much reliable information or research studies about its use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • People with anxiety should note down the appropriate dosage as green coffee also contains some amount of caffeine. 
  • Green coffee may make bleeding disorders worse in people who have it.
  • Do not consume green coffee when suffering from diarrhea, as; it may worsen it in some people. 

Green coffee vs. Black coffee

People nowadays are getting more serious about their health, and green coffee is becoming more popular than normal regular or roasted coffee. Green coffee beans are simply unroasted coffee beans, growing on the coffee plant. The roasting process enhances the taste of raw coffee. Hence, the coffee that is prepared after roasting has a distinctive aroma and taste that may work to brew the beverage but lacks nutritional values. Henceforth, black coffee isn’t something that could help you in health or weight management, green coffee is considered a better option in such a case. Roasted coffee beans contain a high concentration of caffeine, i.e. 100 mg per one regular cup of this beverage. So, it is highly advised to not drink black coffee frequently during the day. On the other hand, green coffee contains just 20 mg of caffeine in one cup. So, you may have 4 to 5 servings of green coffee during a day. Green coffee is also generally safe when used for weight loss or weight management. So, to conclude, green coffee has much more benefits as compared to black coffee, and may also help people during weight loss and weight management. 

This article is the sole opinion of the author and Alvizia Healthcare holds no responsibility for the content. *

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