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5/29/15 10:30 A

The latest on Green Coffee Bean Extract has shown this product to be a big scam and worthless.
1. It has been discovered that researchers conducting some of the research studies changed the final weights of the participants. There was no control---for the participants knew if they were getting the extract or a placebo. This makes a study worthless.
2. A year ago, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged companies with "false and unsupported advertising" for deceiving consumers through fake news sites and bogus weight loss claims.

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5/29/15 4:08 A

This is a reputable store to buy it at

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5/11/15 10:07 A

Thank you all for the information. The thread may be a bit old as you say, but trying a jump start never gets old. I had used these GCB last year for a short time. I lost about 20# over the course of the year, but I was also following my eating plan without much difficulty. I think GCB helped me do that. It may not seem like much, but it felt better than gaining as I usually did. I didn't have the side effects, but because I am caffeine sensitive I stopped using them. I agree. There is no Magic Bullet to Wt loss. I've been struggling this yr. and decided to pull them from the cupboard. I only take 1 a day and will not use them long term. I bought mine at WalMart for around $10. Spring Valley brand. I'm 63 and pretty healthy otherwise, but it's good advice for anyone to check with your Dr first.

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1/24/15 5:45 A

Hey guys,

I know this thread is getting a bit old now but you do have to be careful with what green coffee bean supplement you are taking. A lot of them are not standardised and the amount of active ingredient chlorogenic acid is lacking. I have been doing a lot of research and have found one with at least 50% standardised chlorogenic acid, also with no additives or preservatives as I’m trying to eat clean. I found the blog below to be very helpful.


9/18/14 3:26 P

There are very few research studies of green coffee bean extract and weight loss.
Those that have been done show a very "minimal" weight loss.
There still needs to be more research to determine an optimal dose. This information is currently not available through research studies.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,277
9/18/14 2:52 P

As soon as I stopped taking it. My blood pressure went back to normal and the heartburn went away.

I remember sitting on my bed with my heart racing and praying to God that He would let me survive this. And promising to never take the stuff ever again. My heart never did that before I took GCB and it hasn't done that since.

So I honestly (don't) recommend taking it at all. If you are going to insist on taking it. Check with your doctor, first

There are no magic pills for weight loss. After all that scare, I didn't even lose one pound

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9/18/14 1:08 A

I seen that we had some it's is 45% but it's only 250 mg not 400mg do u think it will still work..? And it says only take 2 a day not 3

11/9/13 10:37 A

I saw the Dr. Oz segment and decided to try this. I don't usually go for just anything and it's been years since I tried any sort of 'gimmick,'

I weighed 203 this past summer in June, and I now weigh less than 190. I cannot credit the loss entirely to PureHealth Green Coffee Bean extract, because I am now suffering huge amounts of heartburn.

I discontinued it about 3 weeks ago and have continued to lose.

I am 55, hypothyroid, and take beta blockers. I am having a hard time settling the heartburn issue, but it is improving. Had I known about the heartburn I would never have taken this product and would have kept my weight such that it is.

Now on to Yacon syrup (smile).

10/27/13 2:23 P

Decided not to take the green coffee been supplement due to high blood pressure warning emoticon

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,277
10/25/13 5:57 P

Even though I said I was going to pass on the Green Coffee Bean, I fell for the hype.

All it did was raise my blood pressure 20 points and give me horrible heartburn.


10/25/13 5:17 P

I just rcvd my free sample of this supplement and starting on it tonight. I really hope it works. I'll keep you posted. emoticon

MISHIE73 Posts: 1
9/5/13 9:40 P

I also have tried this product and have not seen any change. Very disappointed!

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5/14/13 7:18 P

I tried the Green Coffee Bean Extract, I had no results with it after 2 months. All I got was a lot of heartburn. I quit taking it and was fine.

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5/14/13 6:22 P

I just started to take... not sure if it will work....

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5/14/13 6:04 P

There are claims that green coffee helps balance blood sugar. The whole reason gca supposedly aids in weight loss is the chlorogenic acid in it. When coffee is roasted it loses that chlorogenic acid. Therefore we do not get the "health benefits" from the coffee that we drink. Chlorogenic acid works by inhibiting the enzyme that stabilizes blood sugar levels. Basically what happens is that the chlorogenic acid blocks glucose from being stored, As we all know sugar turns to fat, the less sugar our bodies suck up and store, the less fat we accumulate. It sounds like gca may be something diabetics should look into. I have heard of other health benefits, googling it should give you some ideas.

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5/14/13 5:35 P

I'd actually been wondering about the green coffee bean extract, since I've starting seeing drinks advertising that they contain it. Is it only for weight loss, or are there supposed to be other benefits as well?

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5/14/13 5:02 P

I normally do not buy supplements of any kind to lose weight, but I figured what the heck! I've heard both really good and bad reviews. I did my research and ordered some green coffee bean extract pills. I made sure that there are no fillers etc. and the chlorogenic acid is at 45%, If you are interested in trying gca, it is very important to read labels!! Make sure that the ONLY ingredient is green coffee bean extract (gca), with chlorogenic acid at 45% or higher, NO LOWER THAN 45%! The only thing listed in the other ingredients should be vegetarian capsules!! No silica, or cellulose etc!! Be sure that each capsule is at LEAST 400mg. Take 1600mg a day. That is, 800mg 30 mins before breakfast with a big glass of water, 400 mg 30 mins before lunch with a big glass of water, and 400mg 30 mins before dinner with a big glass of water. Be sure to drink water throughout the day as well, green coffee is very bitter your body will need lots of h20! I should be receiving my pills today or tomorrow. I also ordered some raspberry ketone to take with the gca, I'm not expecting any kind of miracle, just HOPING that this stuff might just do what others have claimed. If not, oh well I've lost 71lbs on my own, emoticon I can lose these last 49! emoticon Will update throughout my experience with gca! Good luck sparkys emoticon

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2/11/13 12:56 P

Hockeyman2728, just wanted to let you know that the expensive stuff is not necessarily better. Two different brands that the Naturopathic Doctor, Lindsey Duncan, who was the doctor on Dr. Oz promoting the green coffee bean recommends are Genesis Today (I found at Vitacost for a little over $20 a bottle) and then one at Walmart that was Pure something or other and was only $10 a bottle. Just FYI because I don't want you to spend more than you have to...and watch out for GNC because not everything they sell is quality, but it DOES all seem to be way overpriced anywhere else. Hope it works for you! Keep me updated...I am thinking of buying some on payday!

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2/11/13 11:30 A

Thanks for the feedback.....As I see you're only looking to drop 29, perhaps your a bit more slender than me. I need to lose 150 and in my first week I'm down 14 pounds. I'm only using 2 pills per day instead of the 3 recommended. Could be it benefits heavier people more as one of it's benefits is to break down stored fats for release through the system. For me personally, side effects have been negligible. Good luck toward the 29.

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2/6/13 12:48 P

Don't waste your money. It doesn't work. I used it about a month ago. I bought a 30 day supply and ate normally (within my calorie range) and I didn't lose anything extra outside of what I would have lost anyway. I lost 1 or 2 pounds and didn't see a need to keep taking it.

However, I didn't experience any side effects either.

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2/6/13 11:48 A

I'm just starting with the Green Coffee Extract and using Dr. Oz guidelines. I made certain the word "Svetol" was in the ingredients as well as at least 45% Chlorgenic Acid. The capsules are 400mg each and NOTHING else is listed in the ingredients but a gelatine capsule. Purchased from GNC for $39.95 and a second bottle was 50% off. The better quality ones will be in a higher price range. Previous posters are correct however. I am not expecting a miracle from the bean, only a supplement to healthy choices.

RDWCEM Posts: 16
11/26/12 12:08 A

Please let me know how that green coffee bean extract is working out for you. I'm thinking about trying it.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
11/7/12 11:31 P

Whoops, sorry, got confused between two threads, I think. :)

Anyways, there is no miracle. Nothing you can swallow in pill form will make you magically lose weight if you weren't doing a healthy diet and regular exercise anyway, and if you are - why pay for pills? :)

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11/7/12 7:50 P

I also bought some Thin Tab green Coffee Extract with Green Tea. I've taken it the last 3 days and don't have any side effects yet. I don't expect it to be a miracle. I haven't changed anything, still eating healthy and exercising. Don't usually buy anything like this but I just thought I would give it a try.

11/7/12 7:03 P

Just to clarify...this is a supplement: Green Coffee Bean Extract (not green tea)
There is some preliminary research (studies on both animals and humans) showing a "possible" benefit with weight loss. This is preliminary research!

Of course, I encourage you to talk to your doctor about using it and discussing in greater detail the amount to take, etc. Here is a research study:

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,277
11/7/12 6:44 P

I hope it does something for you.

I tried Raspberry Ketones and they did nothing. I am going to pass on Green Coffee Bean extract

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11/7/12 4:03 P

I would be interested as well - not just in the weight loss, but also if you feel any different (as in less hungry).

FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
11/7/12 3:00 P

Good luck. I don't think there has been enough studies on it yet. If it works for you come back and let us know. I found this article on it:


UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
11/7/12 1:30 P

That's not feasible.

Green Tea has some health benefits, but it does not help with weight loss and any results are simply NOT that fantastic that without any other lifestyle changes you can lose nearly a pound a week. That is simply impossible.

Check out this Spark article on Green Tea:

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11/7/12 12:30 P

So, today is my first day taking this stuff. I've read everything there is to read about it and it sure does sound too good to be true. I'm hoping not cuz I paid $27.00 for 2 bottles which really isn't that much... I'm hoping it does everything it says it's supposed to. It says if you don't change anything and take it you can lose up to 17 pounds in 22 weeks. Well, I'm throwing in the exercise and also watching what I eat. I will keep you all updated on progress. Weighed myself last night and I was 151 which is not good for my 5'1" frame. All in the belly. I already feel better, but I know that is just in my head.... I'm not weighing myself either for a couple of weeks and hoping it reads a lot less than 151 (my highest)... Until later folks....... emoticon

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