Coffee Bean Extract

The surprising truth about this "magic bean" - can it
really help you shed those pesky pounds?


About the GCA study retraction

In October, 2014, the authors of a popular paper on green coffee extract for weight loss retracted their paper due to unreliable data and flaws in the study. The 2012 study, published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, had been sponsored by Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) - maker of the proprietary green coffee bean extract GCA. The paper, cited on the popular "Doctor Oz" show, had formed the basis for claims that participants had lost up to 17.5 pounds or 16 percent of body fat in 22 weeks, and that GCA worked with or without diet and exercise.

While other unrelated studies still indicate there may be health and or weight-loss benefits to taking green coffee bean extract, our stance is that that there are no "miracle pills" when it comes to losing weight. While certain diet supplements may be beneficial, they should be viewed as just one part of a healthy diet and exercise program.

Green Coffee: Get the facts

gcbeGot questions about green coffee extract? We've got answers! Where it comes from, how it works, who should take it, reputed health benefits and more. Learn about the other health benefits of green coffee bean extract or read up on its side effects (spoiler: virtually none!) and safety precautions of this popular diet supplement.

Chlorogenic acid - what is it?

Chlorogenic acid is the "secret ingredient" in green coffee extract - the antioxidant which studies indicate helps burn fat, lowers blood pressure, controls glucose, and a bunch of other good things. It's found in several foods too! Find out more about this versatile compound - what it is and what it does.

Choosing a GCBE supplement

So you're ready to give green coffee a try - how do you choose? We've written a short guide with 5 important tips for avoiding the scams and buying a quality product. We also did a comparison of 3 popular coffee bean extract diet pills - you may be surprised by what we found!