Chlorogenic acid is a natural antioxidant compound mostly found in the coffee bean and other plant compounds. It has been found to help with weight reduction, lowering in blood pressure and mood enhancement.
What is chlorogenic acid and will including it in your diet help you to lose weight? Although chlorogenic acid comes from the coffee bean it is actually very low in caffeine and doesn’t have the same stimulant properties of an espresso. The deep roasting of commercial coffees does much to reduce the antioxidant properties within the bean. Consuming your daily coffee can have a positive or negative effect:
How much coffee is good for you?
1 – 2 cups a day may have a positive effect but any more than this could lead to high acidity in the body and stress on the adrenal glands. There is much debate as to the best time of day to drink coffee and and how much coffee you should have. When the press promote a key phrase for a newsworthy article it can be hard to make an informed decision. To find out how much is good for you read our blog on safe amounts of coffee here.
Coffee isn’t tolerable by everyone but consuming coffee by taking a green coffee extract called chlorogenic acid can have excellent health benefits and may help with healthy weight management and blood sugar levels.
What is chlorogenic acid and why is it different to consuming coffee?
Chlorogenic acid is a polyphenol compound found in coffee beans and is most often found in a supplement in the form of green coffee extract. It comes from the raw beans that haven’t been highly processed or roasted.
The coffee that we drink is heat treated to almost 250 degrees centigrade (480 farrenheit). Although this process gives coffee it’s deep rich flavour, it denatures the chemical structure and also the amount of nutrients.
Green coffee on the other hand is rich in antioxidants including polyphenols and one of these is chlorogenic acid. Clinical studies show that this compound acts as a natural aid to burning fat.
Coffee is high in caffeine whilst chlorogenic acid is very low, in fact our Re-set supplement contains chlorogenic acid and only has 0.2% caffeine within the formula.
How does chlorogenic acid work?
Chlorogenic acid inhibits the production of an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates. It reduces the amount of carbohydrate and glucose that are absorbed during digestion.
What are the health benefits of chlorogenic acid?
Chlorogenic acid may lower blood sugar levels
Studies show that consuming chlorogenic acid after a meal may help to reduce blood sugar spikes.
Chlorogenic acid may help with weight loss
The lowering of blood sugar levels after food can help with weight reduction and total body fat loss. It can also lead to less cravings for carbohydrates and lower appetite levels.
It may help to lower blood pressure
Research has shown that consuming a green coffee extract can be effective in lowering blood pressure. This has been connected to healthier cholesterol levels.
It’s youth boosting
As an antioxidant chlorogenic acid helps to reduce inflammatory conditions. It supports the manufacture of glutathione and vitamins C and E in our body.
Chlorogenic acid helps to protect brain function
In a model trial cell studies indicated that chlorogenic acid protected against beta-amyloid proteins, the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. It also inhibits the production of acetylcholinesterase which is associated with cognitive impairments.
Rejuvenated Re-set has the benefits of chlorogenic acid combined with other ingredients for healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss. Discover more here.