Green Coffee Bean Extract Side Effects

Green coffee bean extract side effects

Now that we’ve done a sufficient job drilling the importance of protein supplementation in to your head, we’re revert back to the more educational blog posts for a bit.  A few months ago, we wrote about the awesome benefits of green coffee bean extract and how you can leverage it to reduce your body fat by speeding your metabolic rate.  By not increasing your food consumption but speeding your metabolism, your body will be forced to burn more energy and turn to your fat stores to get the calories it needs, resulting in weight loss and fat burn for you!  As you’ve come to expect from us, we like to follow up with the green coffee bean extract side effects to maintain our full disclosure agreement with our customers, so let’s have a look…

Green Coffee Bean Extract Side Effects: Why and What?

You may be saying “Buy coffee is 100% natural!  I drink it every single morning and never have an issue!” or asking yourself “How could there be side effects?  These things aren’t poisonous and come directly from the land!”  Well, green coffee beans are essentially freshly picked and harvested beans.  What you drink in your morning cup of joe is something slow roasted to perfection with some flavoring sprinkled in the mix.  The green coffee bean extract is much more potent.  An ounce of green coffee bean extract contains up to 15 times the amount of caffeine that a single ounce of brewed coffee contains!  Since the caffeine content is so profound, some side effects that are a little more serious than the increased heartbeat you’re used to are found after green coffee bean extract supplementation.  Here are the most common 2:

  • Yep.  Gross.  The huge amounts of caffeine found in green coffee bean extract is going to loosen your stole.  Your body won’t have time to properly break down consumed food and you could end up with a mess on your hands if you’re not careful.  Ease in to the green coffee bean extract use to help avoid the diarrhea.
  • Anxiety and attention disorders. Much like regular coffee, the caffeine found in extract is likely to worse anxiety and attention problems.  It’s best to avoid caffeine altogether if you struggle paying attention or fight against common anxiety problems.

Unfortunately there are far more serious side effects that have been found to grip green bean coffee extract users.  These side effects are few and far between, but need to be mentioned because they’re so serious.  Keep an eye out for symptoms that may lead you to believe you’re experiencing any of these 3 serious side effects:

  • Diabetes. Studies suggest that the particular kind of caffeine found in green coffee bean extract can influence the way you process sugar.  Messing with your natural sugar levels is a key way to cause sugar disease like hypoglycemia and diabetes [1].
  • High cholesterol. While regular levels of caffeine can mess with your blood pressure, extreme levels of caffeine can sometimes cause cholesterol problems.  The last thing you want to do is increase the chances of heart attack!  Monitor your cholesterol and you should be fine.
  • Glaucoma. Rare as it is, there are reports of people developing glaucoma due to the caffeine from green coffee bean extract.  The high caffeine has been proven to increase pressure behind the eye for upwards of 60 minutes.  Repeated abuse can cause glaucoma over time!  If you feel pressure, stop using [2].


  1. Chia-Yu Liu, 1 , 2 Chien-Jung Huang, 3 Lin-Huang Huang, 1 I-Ju Chen, 1 , 2 Jung-Peng Chiu, 1 , 2 and Chung-Hua Hsu 1 , 2 , *
    Effects of Green Tea Extract on Insulin Resistance and Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Lipid Abnormalities: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, and Placebo-Controlled Trial
    PLoS One. 2014; 9(3): e91163.
    Published online 2014 Mar 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091163
  2. Igor I. Bussel and Ahmad A. Arefcorresponding author
    Dietary factors and the risk of glaucoma: a review
    Ther Adv Chronic Dis. 2014 Jul; 5(4): 188–194.
    doi: 10.1177/2040622314530181
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