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Green Coffee Extract for Weight Control

Why Use


Why Do Dieters Use It?*

Some dieters say that green coffee extract helps weight loss and body fat loss.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

Some limited human studies show that green coffee extract improves weight loss results and reduces body fat during short-term dieting of up to 12 weeks. Whether green coffee extract helps long-term weight control results is unknown. Also, at least one human study supporting green coffee extract's effect on weight loss has been retracted due to methodological problems, raising suspicion about research relating to green coffee extract and weight loss. 

*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.

Dosage & Side Effects


How Much Is Usually Taken by Dieters?

In some limited human research, dieters have seen improved results while taking green coffee extracts providing from 180 to 480 mg of chlorogenic acids per day.

Side Effects

No serious side effects have been reported in human studies of green coffee extract. However, people who have allergies or other sensitivities to roasted coffee might also be sensitive to green coffee extract. Some green coffee extracts may contain small amounts of caffeine, but at typical daily intakes this amount will be much less than that found in one cup of regular coffee.

Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.

Interactions with Medicines

As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

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