There are various weight-loss supplements available on the market, and the ingredients they use are varying so much that you can hardly really tell if one actually works or not. There are still very limited number of scientific and clinical researches over each ingredient, so we need to be very careful in choosing the right dietary weight-loss supplement. Some of the most popular weight-loss supplements recently are based on either Forskolin extract or Green Coffee Bean extract. Some critical thinking will ask if Forskolin or Green Coffee Bean is better. Well, is one really better?
In the previous article, we have already discuss about Forskolin vs Forskohlii. Forskolin is a labdane diterpene chemical substance extracted from the Coleus forskohlii alias Plectranthus barbatus plant. Forskolin is widely used as a tool in biochemistry to raise the amount of cyclic AMP (cAMP) in cells. Forskolin works by activating the adenylyl cyclase enzyme, which will increase the intracellular levels of cAMP. cAMP is crucial to the proper biological response of cells to extracellular signals, like hormones. With increased amount of cAMP, cells will become more active. Thus, cells will require more energy. The body will then break down more fat in order to fulfill the energy needed.
In short, you can say that Forskolin increases your metabolism rate in a sense. In addition, Forskolin is also able to reduce appetite. Unfortunately, Forskolin is still somewhat new to the market, and the number of scientific and clinical researches on the ingredient is still very small.
Green Coffee Bean
Coffee has been well-known worldwide since a very long time ago. Green coffee beans are also among the very first ingredients being used for weight-loss supplements. The secret behind it is, of course, caffeine. In fact, green coffee beans are among the ingredients that contain the highest amount of caffeine.
Caffeine is a bitter crystal-like white methylxanthine alkaloid widely consumed to increase wakefulness, mental alert, concentration, and focus. However, caffeine also has several weight-loss related benefits. Caffeine increases your mental alert, so, basically, it increases your metabolism rate as well. Your body will also break down more fat in order to generate more energy. Besides that, caffeine is also able to restrict and limit the amount of fat that your body absorb from your food. This is because caffeine is able to inhibit the enzymes and genes responsible for lipid synthesis. Caffeine can also reduce your appetite. As caffeine and green coffee beans have been familiar for a long time, there have been several scientific and clinical researches that prove their effects.
Because it has more reliable supporting researches, and also more known weight-loss related effects, green coffee beans extract is generally better and more recommended than forskolin extract. This, however, may change over time as more researches are being done. Nevertheless, controlling your calorie intake is still the key of weight-loss!