Hello, folks! We meet again today to discuss about two ingredients that are often used in weight-loss supplements, Green Coffee Bean Extract and Garcinia Cambogia Extract. Of course, both ingredients are derived from natural plants. There is a large number of popular products that features Green Coffee Bean Extract as the primary key ingredient. However, Garcinia Cambogia Extract is also widely used in many brands. When choosing for the right supplement for you, you should take a good look at the ingredients being used, but this may not be very useful if we have no idea about what the ingredients do. Therefore, read on to find out the differences between Green Coffee Bean Extract and Garcinia Cambogia Extract!
Green Coffee Bean Extract
Coffee beans that are often being used for weight-loss supplements are usually taken from Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora, and Coffea robusta. Coffee beans are originally green (the brown and black ones are already roasted). Unlike roasted coffee beans, green coffee beans contain higher levels of chlorogenic acid. Due to containing more acid, green coffee beans have been shown to inhibit fat and glucose absorption by the body, hence effectively reducing your fat and glucose intake.
In addition, green coffee beans also have caffeine, which is a worldwide-known chemical substance that possesses weight-loss related effects as well. Caffeine is able to reduce your appetite, inhibit enzymes and genes responsible for lipid synthesis, and increase your body’s thermogenesis rate so that your body break down more fat molecules in order to generate more energy. Thus, it is common that supplements that use green coffee bean extract to deliver increased energy levels to the consumer. Both green coffee bean extract and caffeine have been studied relatively deeper than other types of ingredients, so you can say that they are among the most reliable choices on the market. They can also give side effects similar to the side effects of drinking coffee.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit native to Indonesia. Also popular as Malabar tamarind, Garcinia cambogia is a very popular weight-loss supplement. It is claimed to be able to block your body from making fat, keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, and put a rake on your appetite as well. It contains hydroxy citric acid (HCA), an acid that does the weight-loss job. See also: Hydroxycut vs Garcinia Cambogia.
The acid is supposed to block the citrate lyase enzyme, an enzyme that the body uses to make fat. In the digestive tract, the acid also suppresses the fat absorption. However, studies show that the weight-loss effects of Garcinia cambogia are relatively small. Side effects may include headaches, nausea, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
All in all, between green coffee bean extract and Garcinia cambogia extract for a weight-loss supplement, we recommend you to choose the green coffee bean extract. It has been supported by studies to deliver more significant weight-loss effects. Anyhow, make sure that your caffeine intake isn’t too large!