Green Coffee Bean Extract Benefits

green coffee bean extract benefits

So, you’ve been working off some of that weight, eh?  You’re just looking for something to give you a little kick to lose that last bit and reach your goal?  Green coffee bean extract is one of the world’s leading supplements in aiding with weight loss.  As the popularity blossomed and bloomed, so did the amount of study and testing.  What we can confidently tell you is that not only did green coffee bean extract repeatedly get found to be effective, but it has also been found to be a safe alternative to some of the other more risky, less natural products available out on the supplementation market.

What is Green Coffee Bean Extract?

The common misconception when people hear about green coffee bean extract is that we’re referring to a completely different type of coffee bean than what is used to brew your daily morning cup of joy.  Nope, it’s the same stuff.  Those beans used to make coffee all around the world were once green.  They’ve been roasted, and usually grinded, for your brewing pleasure.

The green coffee bean extract is actually pulled from the beans long before the roasting process.  Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, and caffeine [1].  The extract pulled from the beans is primarily taken due to the chlorogenic acid, but those antioxidants definitely don’t hurt.  If coffee beans are roasted, most of those goodies are dissipated, leaving only the caffeine behind.

What are the Benefits of Green Coffee Bean Extract?

Now that the extract has been separated from the beans themselves, we’re able to blend it into powder form that can be mixed with your meal replacement shakes, protein shakes, or in skim milk.  Alternatively, there are tablets and capsules available out on the market to help you along the path of weight loss supplementation.  Regardless of how you’re ingesting your green coffee bean extract, you’re going to see and feel the benefits in just a few short days.  Here’s what you’re doing by dosing and what you should be looking for:

  • Reducing body fat – The green coffee bean extract has been proven to regulate and enhance the metabolism rates in mammals, leading to the lowering of body fat accumulation. Many professional athletes rely on green coffee bean extract in the offseason to help ward off unwanted weight gain [2].
  • Blood pressure reduction – It’s interesting that green coffee bean extract reduces blood pressure because if you drink too much coffee, you could have blood pressure problems. Obviously the antioxidants in the extract must help reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure issues [3].
  • Alzheimer’s prevention – Consuming coffee has been proven to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a few extended studies. The caffeine is one of the leading factors assisting in the risk reduction.  There are multiple studies being conducted today, that aren’t yet completed, but have favorable results for supporting the claim that the green coffee bean extract can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  The presumption is that since the caffeine level is roughly the same, users would see the same benefits from the extract as they would chugging ridiculous amounts of coffee [4].


  1. Jeszka-Skowron M1, Zgoła-Grześkowiak A1, Waśkiewicz A2, Stępień Ł3, Stanisz E1.
    Positive and negative aspects of green coffee consumption – antioxidant activity versus mycotoxins.
    J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Sep;97(12):4022-4028. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8269. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
  2. Choi BK1, Park SB2, Lee DR1, Lee HJ2, Jin YY3, Yang SH4, Suh JW5.
    Green coffee bean extract improves obesity by decreasing body fat in high-fat diet-induced obese mice.
    Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2016 Jul;9(7):635-43. doi: 10.1016/j.apjtm.2016.05.017. Epub 2016 May 30.
  3. R. Revuelta-Iniesta and E. A. S. Al-Dujaili*
    Consumption of Green Coffee Reduces Blood Pressure and Body Composition by Influencing 11β-HSD1 Enzyme Activity in Healthy Individuals: A Pilot Crossover Study Using Green and Black Coffee
    Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 482704.
    Published online 2014 Jul 16. doi: 10.1155/2014/482704
  4. Dong-Chul You,1 Young-Soon Kim,1 Ae-Wha Ha,2 Yu-Na Lee,1 Soo-Min Kim,3 Chun-Heum Kim,4 Seung-Ha Lee,1 Dalwoong Choi,1 and Jae-Min Leecorresponding author1
    Possible Health Effects of Caffeinated Coffee Consumption on Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
    Toxicol Res. 2011 Mar; 27(1): 7–10.
    doi: 10.5487/TR.2011.27.1.007
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