If you are searching for a weight loss supplement, two of the top contenders currently on the market are the green coffee bean and garcinia cambogia. Both of these supplements have shown very promising results and are fairly affordable for most people. Here is a little more info on each supplement to help you decide which may be right for you.
Green Coffee Bean Extract - Coffee and Weight Loss
This weight loss and dieting supplement is receiving a lot of buzz, and was even highlighted on the Dr. Oz show. The green coffee bean is the raw and unroasted seeds, or beans, of coffea fruits. Surprisingly, many doctors who traditionally recommend the old healthy eating and exercise route to weight loss are recommending this weight loss supplement. Green coffee bean only contains 20mg of caffeine and will not make you feel jittery or anxious.
Its magic ingredient is chlorogenic acid. This substance inhibits sugar from being released into the body, and thereby, increases the body's metabolism. With a faster metabolism, the body burns more calories faster, causing it to lose weight. Chlorogenic acid is also suspected to slow the absorption of fat from food intake. The green coffee bean also contains quinides, lignans, and trigonelline; all of which have been proven to help control glucose metabolism in animals.
Unfortunately, drinking coffee does not have the same benefits as consuming a green coffee bean supplement. When the coffee bean is roasted, as in the case of making coffee, the chlorogenic acid disappears. When purchasing a green coffee bean extract, look for a product containing GCA (green coffee antioxidant) or Svetol, this ensures it contains chlorogenic acid. Your supplement should contain at least 45 percent chlorogenic acid. You should also make sure your supplement does not contain any artificial fillers or ingredients.
Garcinia Cambogia - Supplement With Lots of Benefits
Garcinia cambogia is also a newer supplement to the health and weight loss arena. It is also endorsed by Dr. Oz and featured on his television show. This supplement starts as a smaller pumpkin shaped fruit, sometimes known as the tamarind. The supplement is made from the rind of the tamarind. The active ingredient in the rind is hydroxycitric acid, also known as HCA.
Garcinia cambogia works with a double punch by suppressing the appetite and preventing fat from being stored in the body. It is also believed to balance moods, decrease belly fat, manage stress hormones and reduce cravings. When shopping for a product containing Garcinia Cambogia look one with:
- 50 precent HCA
- A minimum serving size of 1500mg
- Potassium and Calcium (to aid in metabolism)
- No added binders, fillers, or artificial ingredients