The Green Coffee Bean Project

Green coffee bean extract has been touted for its weight-loss benefits. To learn more about how and if it works, The Dr. Oz Show conducted its own experiment. Read on to learn about the results.

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Many companies and websites have prized this supplement, even marketing similar fat-burning substances of their own. Consumers should always beware when buying supplements.

Don’t get duped by phony, ineffective products. When looking to purchase a supplement, look carefully at the list of ingredients. When looking for a green coffee bean supplement, it should contain the chlorogenic acid extract, which can be listed as any of the following:

  • GCA® (green coffee antioxidant)
  • Svetol®

Also, look for a capsule that contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. More than 45% is okay, but pills with less than this amount have not been tested in studies that demonstrate weight loss.

If the bottle doesn’t list ingredients, don’t buy it! On the ingredient list, you should see no fillers and no artificial ingredients. Also, don’t be fooled by the word “pure” if you see it on a label. If you see the word “pure,” and you don’t see Svetol® or GCA®, consider another choice.


The capsules will range in dosage as well. They can be 200 mg, 400 mg, 800 mg, etc. For The Dr. Oz Show experiment, the participants were instructed to take 400mg capsules.If you are going to take green coffee bean, our participants took 400mg, three times a day – 30 minutes before each meal. However, a 200 mg version has been used in some clinical trials with success. Keeping a food journal to monitor and help you become more aware of your food consumption is also recommended.

So, who is the green coffee bean extract right for? Most healthy adults, over the age of 18, who want to lose weight. It shouldn’t be taken by anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. The supplement is new, and there is no research on its effects on children; children should not take this supplement. You also shouldn’t take this if you have an allergy to coffee or caffeine.

Most importantly, even though the show’s experiment resulted in positive findings, The Dr. Oz Show will not and does not promote any particular brand of green coffee bean extract. If you see any ads or receive any e-mails that claim Dr. Oz is promoting or recommending a specific brand, ignore it and click here to let The Dr. Oz Show know about it.

Also, understand that no pill is more effective than maintaining a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet.

If you choose to try green coffee bean extract, click here for a weight-tracker tool that can help you keep tabs on your own progress.