Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Clorogenic Acid

Chlorogenic acid is a common dietary polyphenol found in many plants including certain fruits, green tea and green coffee bean. Chlorogenic acids are major secondary metabolites found in coffee seeds.  Because green coffee is a major source of chlorogenic acids, it has been used for production of nutraceuticals. Our study shows that the major chlorogenic acids compounds present in green coffee are highly absorbed and metabolized in humans. 

In a second, comparative, randomized, double-blind, 12-week study we investigated the effect on the body mass of 30 overweight people, compared with normal instant coffee. The average losses in mass in the chlorogenic acid enriched and normal instant coffee groups were 5.4 and 1.7 kg, respectively. We conclude that chlorogenic acid enriched instant coffee appears to have a significant effect on the absorption and utilization of glucose from the diet. This effect, if the coffee is used for an extended time, may result in reduced body mass and body fat when compared with the use of normal instant coffee.


Works in two ways as a powerful anti-oxidant reducing free oxygen radicals.  Helps to regulate the body's metabolism by inhibiting glucose 6 phosphate.  Increases Stamina by stimulating the production of cortisone and adrenalin.  Can increase the effectiveness of pain killers, especially for migraine medications.  Can help to reduce the risk of diabetes, studies report 30% in women and over 50% in men.  Helps the body burn a higher proportion of lipids to carbohydrates, which can help avoid muscle fatigue.


The only downsides I'm finding for this, is there is sometimes a laxative effect.  And it says it gets the heart rate going.  But it also says that it helps the heart as it's doing this. 


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