Per capsule: %NRV*
Chromium picolinate – 50mcg 125%
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Green coffee bean extract 20:1 (50% Chlorogenic Acid CGA) (equivalent to 8000mg green coffee bean powder) – 400mg
Other herbal ingredients (from extracts): equivalent to 420mg powder
Cinnamon Extract (30:1), Kelp Extract (4:1), Cayenne Extract (8:1).
Green coffee bean extract:
Green coffee beans contain a substance called Chlorogenic Acid, which is believed to be responsible for their weight loss effects. A nutrient largely destroyed during the roasting process, CGA helps to slows the release of glucose into the body after a meal, thereby promoting weight loss. The caffeine also helps to release fatty acids from fat stored in the body, while the chlorogenic acid and its related compounds then help the liver to process these fatty acids more efficiently. Scientific research has demonstrated that natural, high-quality green coffee bean extract:
Green coffee bean extract can help to boost metabolism and burn fat at a faster rate by altering the way in which glucose is absorbed by the body. The chlorogenic acid helps regulate metabolism, while the caffeic acids act as stimulants and thereby help to boost energy (but, unlike normal coffee, there is considerably less caffeine – so you benefit from higher energy levels without the jitters)!
Has antioxidant properties:
Green coffee bean extract has been found to have a stronger antioxidant effect than other established antioxidants like green tea and grape seed extract. The chlorogenic acid helps to neutralise free radicals and addresses the problem of hydroxyl radicals, both of which can lead to cellular degeneration if left unchecked. Compared to green tea and grape seed extract, green coffee bean extract is twice as effective in absorbing oxygen free radicals.
Balances blood sugar levels
The blood sugar-lowering effects of green coffee bean extract are due to its concentration of chlorogenic acids. By helping to control blood sugar levels, green coffee bean extract prevents excess fat from being stored in the body.
Reduces sugar cravings
As a direct result of balanced blood sugar levels, the cravings that slimmers so often experience during weight loss programs are significantly reduced. Green coffee beans – basically unroasted beans – naturally contain high levels of chlorogenic acid. Green Coffee Bean EXTREME preserves these high levels even in encapsulated form, with a massive 50% . What’s more, the concentrated green coffee bean extract used provides the equivalent of 8000mg of powder.
Cinnamon can support weight management in a number of ways. For example, it has the unique ability to imitate the activity of insulin in the body, thereby helping to regulate blood sugar levels so that excess fat does not build up and the body is less likely to experience hunger surges and cravings. But it’s not only sugar metabolism that cinnamon has the ability to alter; it also positively affects the body’s ability to use its carbohydrate storage, so that carbohydrates are not converted into excess fat. The consumption of cinnamon itself, also causes a metabolic reaction . Similar to when you eat hot peppers, the presence of cinnamon in the body speeds up the metabolism because it takes a little extra energy to metabolise. This boost in metabolism allows the body to burn more calories and therefore assists with weight loss. We have used cinnamon extract in Green Coffee Bean EXTREME (a concentrated form of the actives in cinnamon powder).
Kelp is a natural superfood packed with trace minerals, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. As such, it provides a broad spectrum of nutrients, which help to ensure the body is working optimally (which is essential for any successful, long-term weight loss program). For example if your digestion is compromised, your metabolism could be affected and weight loss hindered.Amongst its wide array of nutrients, kelp is one of the best natural sources of iodine and it can provide adequate levels to stimulate a sluggish thyroid and encourage a healthy metabolism . An efficient metabolism is key for maintaining ideal body weight and iodine is the catalyst that can jump-start metabolic processes. The thyroid gland absorbs iodine, which is usually obtained by diet or supplementation, and subsequently releases the hormones that control metabolic function. We have used kelp extract (a concentrated form of the actives in kelp powder). Kelp also contains
alginate, which can help to keep you feeling satisfied – ideal for slimmers, who often experience hunger, cravings and appetite control issues in the early stages of weight loss.
And finally, kelp is rich in
fucoidans (molecules found exclusively in seaweeds). These support both the immune system and cell function. We have used kelp extract in Green Coffee Bean EXTREME (a concentrated form of the actives in kelp powder).
The red cayenne pepper has been shown to curb appetite , stimulate circulation, speed up metabolism and help the body to burn extra calories – cayenne can increase the metabolic rate by as much as 25%. When you eat a spicy food such as cayenne, it causes your body’s temperature to rise. Your body then goes into a “cool down” mode, which results in the burning of calories
Capsaicin is the main active ingredient in cayenne pepper. Research has shown that it is a thermogenic agent (i.e. one which helps speed up your metabolism and decrease your appetite). Increasing metabolism helps to burn fat faster, which in turn enhances energy production – ideal when levels of physical activity increase as part of an exercise program to support slimming efforts! We have used cayenne extract (a concentrated form of the actives in cayenne powder).
Chromium is a trace mineral that enhances the action of insulin in the body, which is how it plays an important role in metabolising sugar and maintaining normal blood glucose levels . The body also needs chromium for healthy protein and fat metabolism. Chromium picolinate, the most absorbable form of chromium, is one of the hottest slimming supplements around. It has long been recognised as a natural remedy for elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides, but it is now more popular for its weight loss effects. Aside from the benefits mentioned above, this is largely because studies have shown that this mineral can help trim fat and build muscle
In one study conducted at Bemidji State University (Minnesota, USA), one group of athletes took 200mcg daily, while another group took a placebo. After 6 weeks, the athletes gained 44% more lean body mass, whereas the placebo group was only 7%. Similarly, overweight volunteers at San Antonio weight loss centre (USA) were given chromium supplements or a placebo for an average of 72 days, without any particular diet or exercise regimen. The volunteers taking the supplements lost an average of 4.2 fat lbs and gained 1.4 lbs in lean mass. While they were taking the placebo, their body changes were negligible. About 90% of the population does not get enough chromium from food (food sources include broccoli and shellfish). To make matters worse, the high-sugar diet typical of many Brits, can increase the elimination of chromium from the body. Many researchers believe that chromium deficiency may be a contributing factor to the increase in Type II diabetes cases. New research has examined the role that chromium can play in helping to reduce food intake, suppress appetite and minimise food cravings