Jarrow Formulas Green Coffee Bean is derived from raw, unroasted coffee beans and offers a potent source of plant-derived antioxidants with the most predominant being the polyphenols caffeic and chlorogenic acids. Green Coffee Bean Extract offers excellent free radical-quenching capabilities. By neutralizing free radicals and regenerating vitamin E, Green Coffee Bean Extract inhibits lipid and LDL peroxidation, thereby promoting cardiovascular health.
Green Coffee Bean Extract promotes glucose regulation and balance by inhibiting the activity of glucose-6-phosphatase, an enzyme involved in the release of glucose from liver stores, thus slowing the release of glucose into the blood
who can benefit from Green Coffee Bean extract?
Green Coffee Bean is recommended for people who want the antioxidant and blood sugar health benefits derived from several cups of coffee, but who wish to avoid the negative aspects.
Centuries ago in the sleepy terrain that is modern day Ethiopia, a young goatherd awoke to find his flock had run off. As he desperately searched to find his lost goats, his own vitality began to wane. On the brink of exhaustion, he turned a ridge and was amazed to find his flock romping about in exuberance. To the young goatherd it appeared that his goats were dancing. Incredulous and fatigued, he noticed some of the goats eating the berries of a nearby shrub. Desperate to regain some pep himself, he joined his flock in imbibing the berries. Soon he felt rejuvenated and the goatherd and as his flock frolicked back to their home pasture. As legend tells it, the coffee “bean” had been discovered.
In an effort to avoid the bitter taste of the natural bean, people began to process the beans and brew them into a version of the drink that we now know as coffee. However as is now becoming clear to modern science, the roasting process seems to significantly reduce the antioxidant and other salubrious properties of the raw coffee bean. In addition, there is increasing evidence to suggest that other properties of brewed coffee can be detrimental. It appears the goatherd and his flock had inadvertently happened upon the best method to achieve the beneficial antioxidant effects of the coffee plant—eating the raw bean.
Step back into antiquity with the goatherd and his flock using Jarrow Formulas Green Coffee Bean —derived from raw, unroasted coffee beans.
Jarrow Formulas understands the good buzz on coffee keeps getting stronger. The much maligned beverage can have a positive impact through its prime phenolic antioxidant constituents—chlorogenic and caffeic acid. Before coffee beans are roasted, they contain the highest known antioxidant concentration of any food. Antioxidants play a major role in helping to prevent cell damage and inflammation, by scavenging free radicals that contribute to oxidative stress.
Unfortunately, brewed coffee has significantly diminished antioxidant levels, depending on the degree to which the beans were roasted. A study of more than 27,000 postmenopausal women concluded that coffee’s antioxidant properties inhibit inflammation and promote cardiovascular health. In addition, Harvard researchers found that coffee promotes blood sugar health substantially. The heart health and blood sugar benefits from moderate coffee consumption may also be due to its antioxidant constituents.
Caffeic acid is a naturally occurring phenolic antioxidant that has been found to have antimicrobial properties. Chlorogenic acid is one such ester of caffeic acid found widespread in plants. Evidence suggests that chlorogenic acid slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal and promotes glucose regulation and balance by inhibiting the activity of glucose-6-phosphatase. There is even a company that markets chlorogenic acid in Europe as an active food ingredient to promote weight reduction.
Despite the good buzz, the drawbacks of drinking too much coffee are like a caffeine withdrawal headache---painful. Too much caffeine can cause restlessness, anxiety, irritability, tremors, sleeplessness, headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms, abnormal heart rhythms, dehydration, and may increase blood pressure.* Some individuals handle coffee better than others, and some types of coffee are less harmful than others. Other coffee constituents called diterpenes (in unfiltered coffee) may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and promote cardiovascular inflammation. Finally, liquid coffee as a beverage appears to leech several vitamins and minerals from the body including multiple B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc.
Jarrow Formulas’ Green Coffee Bean is derived from green raw, un-roasted coffee beans. It offers a potent source of the plant-derived antioxidants, namely the phenolic compounds caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid, without high levels of detrimental coffee components. Green Coffee Bean offers excellent free radical-quenching capabilities thereby promoting cardiovascular health.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that Green Coffee Bean Extract supports weight management.
Jarrow Formulas’ Green Coffee Bean provides all the salubrious benefits of the raw coffee bean without the downsides that can be associated with consuming too much coffee and caffeine. So if you’re thinking about cutting down on your coffee intake but also want to maximize your coffee antioxidants, remember the goatherd and his dancing goats— try Green Coffee Bean.
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Why is it so hard for a diabetic to keep blood sugar levels stable?
Most of you will know how food containing starches or sugars will raise blood sugar levels, and those of us who are dependent on insulin to control blood sugar levels, either because they are born with diabetes (type 1) or develop it later in life (type 2), are keen on keeping their blood sugar levels within a certain range.
This isn't always easy, even when ingesting a precalculated amount of carbohydrates.
There are several reasons why blood sugar levels can fluctuate
Exercise or diet, what's better for weight loss?Especially in January, we are asked whether it is better to lose weight by exercise or by diet.
The response I mostly give is that diet is the more efficient method but makes you grumpy and if you overdo it, will lose muscle, while exercise can make you happy, fit and strong.
A few years ago the discovery how in general, exercise doesn't make you lose weight made headlines.
In my former life as a long-distance cyclist I'd have shaken my head in disbelief.. after all, every single spring, fat would almost literally melt away once the cycling season started.
Anyhow, as counterintuitive as it seems to mile-eating cardio-junkies, exercising more is not the best solution to weight loss mostly because the weight piles on off-season.
True enough , once the season was over, the fat would pile on equally fast. Why?
Quite simply, unlike many of my cycling buddies who were also passionate about (marathon) skating, I didn't practice any other sport. Some others refused to skate indoor and only wanted to skate on natural ice, which has become a rarity in the the past 30 years!
Of course I knew exercise burns calories, but somehow it is very difficult to adjust to diet upwards or downwards as appetite lags behind so much!
What are free radicals?The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.
Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. They also may have a link to aging, which has been defined as a gradual accumulation of free-radical damage.
Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These substances include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants.
Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals can be seen as as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body.
Yet, free radicals are essential to life. The body's ability to turn air and food into chemical energy depends on a chain reaction of free radicals. Free radicals are also a crucial part of the immune system, floating through the veins and attacking foreign invaders.
Protect your body against the dangers of agingAntioxidants, everyone has heard of them, but only a few know what they really are and what they do.
Antioxidants are present in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, where they protect the plant against insects. Fruits and vegetables that have bright, distinctive (dark) colors, have the highest amount of antioxidants, such as the very well known red tomatoes, blueberries, purple grapes, green (and purple!) kale, yellow corn and orange carrots.
Take 1 capsule per day or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
green coffee bean extract (Coffea arabica) 400mg †
- contains 50% chlorogenic acid 200mg
- caffeine approx. 16mg
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (green coffee bean extract), filler (cellulose, magnesium stearate from palm oil) , anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition (especially diabetes or being treated for glucose control), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially for glucose control), consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
One capsule contains a small amount of caffeine –– less than 16 mg –– which is the amount found in approximately one quarter cup of green tea.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans