1. Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCBE) makes you loose weight - FALSE
A now-debunked study suggested that green bean extract increased your body’s metabolism. The most famous was a 2012 paper made popular by Mehmet Oz, a television personality. After a Federal Trade Commission investigation, the original authors retracted their study. The FTC “allege[d] the study was so hopelessly flawed that no reliable conclusions could be drawn from it”.
Since then, additional studies continued to debunk weight loss claims. “The evidence from RCTs seems to indicate that the intake of GCE can promote weight loss. However, several caveats exist. The size of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance of this effect is uncertain. More rigorous trials with longer duration are needed to assess the efficacy and safety of GCE as a weight loss supplement.”
At Cupper’s we think you’re awesome exactly the way you are. If you want to explore your weight loss options please consult your doctor first. We are coffee experts, not medical experts.
2. GCBE lowers your blood pressure - Partly true
There may be some truth to this claim. All coffee, and many teas (particularly black teas) contain chlorogenic acid (CGA). This chemical compound has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure in patients. The patients in this small, controlled study had mild hypertension under certain conditions. Raw green beans do contain more CGA than roasted coffee beans.
But like we said before, we’re coffee experts, not medical doctors. Please, always consult your doctor before starting any treatment for a medical condition.
3. GCBE is high in antioxidants - Partly True
4. GCBE stabilizes your blood sugars - Not Confirmed
5. GCBE increases your energy - True!
Note: Green coffee beans are a raw food item and must be handled as such. Anytime you use green coffee beans be careful afterwards to wash anything you’ve used.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is green coffee bean extract?
Green coffee bean extract (or GCBE) is made from unroasted coffee beans. It can come in tablet or liquid form.
2. What does green coffee bean extract do to you?
GCBE contains antioxidants and gives you an energy boost.
3. Is green coffee bean extract safe?
Yes. In moderation, the extract is safe.
4. Can green coffee reduce belly fat?
There are many claims that GCBE is good for weight loss. This has primarily been debunked, and needs further study. For dietary and weight loss support consult your doctor.
5. How much caffeine is in green coffee bean extract?
Our Refreshers, which contain GCBE, contain 25 mg of caffeine per 12 ounce serving.
6. Does green coffee bean extract have caffeine?
Yes, GCBE contains a small amount of caffeine. Our Refreshers have GCBE in them, and contain 25 mg of caffeine per 12 ounce serving.
7. Is green coffee bean extract a stimulant?
All coffee beans, roasted or green contains caffeine. Caffeine is a natural, slightly addictive stimulant.
8. Does green coffee bean extract work?
That depends on what you’re using it for! GCBE contains caffeine and will give you an energy boost.
9. Where to buy green coffee bean extract?
You can buy Refresher concentrates from us at Cupper’s Coffee and Tea. These contain green coffee extract and are mixed with still or sparkling water for a drink that lives up to its name.