Henry’s Rating 5.0 of 5.0
Ahhh… sometimes there is nothing the Hound likes more than to kick back with a nice Cup of Joe. I know, I know, the caffeine is not that great for you, but more and more studies have come out about the health benefits of coffee. In fact, many are considering the coffee bean a super food – and not just any coffee bean – but specifically green coffee beans from a little island off the cost of Africa that is more well known for Lemurs, and animated movies staring the voices of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock!
I’m howling about Madagascan Green Coffee Beans. Like its cousin Green Tea, Green Coffee, or more specially Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCBE) is being touted for its major antioxidant proprieties, and research is backing up those claims. The New York University Langone Medical center has reported on a double-blind study using GCBE that indicated green coffee bean extract shows promise in controlling diabetes high blood pressure, and obesity.
It seems that the polyphenols in these little green guys will help you to “Move It – Move It” by reducing your body’s ability to turn carbs into fat. They do this by inhibiting glucose absorption. Blocking the absorption of glucose helps reduce insulin resistance, which is a common reason why people turn almost anything they eat into fat. These beans also prevent your liver from creating excess sugar. This is a dual action that reduces the amount of sugar available to your body. With less sugar around, your body is forced to burn stored fat instead of sugars for energy.
That is why Madagascan green coffee bean extract, along with two other clinically proven weight loss ingredients, Dolichos Biflorus seed extract, and Piper Betle Leaf extract are used in the safe and effective weight loss supplement – RealDose. RealDose is one of the few weight loss supplements that the Hound has ever given a 5 out of 5 rating to.
How to Use Madagascan Green Coffee Beans
In the large human trial of GCBE, the extract was most effective when taken at a dose of 185 mg daily. For weight loss, GCBE is usually taken as a supplement, or as the ingredient in a combination supplement such as in RealDose.
Who Should Use It?
GCBE is a very formidable antioxidant. Its antioxidative properties have been said to rival those of grape seed extract, green tea, and resveratrol. Like these others, green coffee beans are very rich in polyphenols, which have been proven to reduce the impact of free radical oxidation in the body. The main antioxidant in GCBE is chlorogenic acid, a compound that has been long-known for its antiaging properties. Anyone who is concerned about free radical damage, and anti-aging should add GCBE to their supplement regimen. Anyone who is on any kind of healthy diet program should consider using GCBE alone, or in a combination supplement such as RealDose to achieve faster and better results.
GCBE is generally regarded as safe. There were little or no adverse effects noted in the human trials.
In human trials of GCBE, few if any side-effects have been seen. Of course theoretically, the caffeine content of GCBE could potentially cause problems for some people that are particularly sensitive to caffeine, or have been told to avoid caffeine. However, since pure GCBE really only contains about 10% caffeine by weight, the recommended daily dosage has only about 20% of the caffeine content of a typical cup of coffee. And one of the reasons the Hound gave RealDose my 5 out of 5 rating is that as a weight loss supplement it is 100% stimulant free. The GCBE in RealDose has been decaffeinated.
The Bottom Line
There have been many pros and cons about the health benefits of coffee. But coffee beans has been used medicinally by many cultures for ages. Modern science is only just beginning to recognize that even as a drink, in moderation, coffee can have several health benefits.
I may be a Hound dog, but to paraphrase a certain froggy friend of mine, when it comes to coffee and healthy supplementation, there is no controversy — it’s easy being green.