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Life Extension, CoffeeGenic, Green Coffee Extract, 400 mg, 90 Veggie Caps

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  • Product Code: LEX-16209
  • UPC Code: 737870162094
  • Package Quantity: 90 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 3.8 in, 0.15 lbs (0.07 kg)
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Description
  • Foundation for Longer Life
  • Convenient Source of Chlorogenic Acid
  • Dietary Supplement

Each serving contains approximately 12 mg of caffeine (the amount found in 1/4 cup brewed green tea).

CoffeeGenic Green Coffee Extract (containing GCA)

People who take extraordinary steps to limit their carbohydrate exposure may still be experiencing higher-than-desired blood sugar levels throughout the day. The reason is that blood sugar can surge to high levels following meals. And that high level can last for hours … even an entire day!

Studies show even in people with normal fasting glucose levels, gaining control of after-meal surges may provide additional support for cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Green coffee extract is a natural compound that addresses this widespread problem. In fact, a 400 mg dose was shown to induce a remarkable 24% drop in after-meal blood sugar after 30 minutes while 200 mg generated a 14% drop!  The reason is chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol found in the green coffee bean.

Chlorogenic acid has been shown to inhibit excess activity of glucose-6-phosphatase. The glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme triggers glucose formation from non-carbohydrate substrates and glycogen release from the liver, both of which can create excess glucose in the blood. Neutralizing excess glucose-6-phosphatase is essential for most people to achieve optimal glucose control.

Another means by which chlorogenic acid supports healthy after-meal glucose levels is by targeting the alpha-glucosidase enzyme. This intestinal enzyme breaks apart complex sugars and enhances their absorption into the bloodstream.

Chlorogenic acid also increases the signal protein for insulin receptors in liver cells.

Why CoffeeGenic Green Coffee Extract?

Coffee grows on trees and the fruit is a berry. The berry contains green seeds, which are the “coffee beans.” The outer part of the berry is washed away to get to the seeds. The seed has a higher amount of phenolic acids than the berry.

The problem with the roasted coffee you drink is that much of the beneficial phenolic content of the coffee beans is destroyed during the roasting process.

CoffeeGenic Green Coffee Extract (GCA) is produced from organically grown green Arabica coffee beans through a patented extraction process. The resulting GCA (green coffee extract) is standardized to 50% chlorogenic acids for maximum potency … maximum effect in helping to maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range.

This higher potency standalone version is the same clinical dose shown to induce a 24% drop in aftermeal glucose spikes within 30 minutes … and is ideal for those who need additional glucose management support

Because this extract also helps inhibit the absorption of calories from starches and sugars, it’s not surprising that it was also shown to induce weight loss. In a placebo-controlled, human study, subjects who took 350 mg of green coffee extract three times daily before meals lost an average of 17.6 pounds — over 10% of body weight — after just 12 weeks! There was also an average 4.44% reduction in body fat percentage!

Suggested Use

Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.

Take one (1) capsule before each heavy meal, up to three times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Other Ingredients

Vegetable cellulose (capsule).

Warnings

Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not exceed recommended dose.
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
CoffeeGenic Green Coffee
(Coffea arabica) extract (bean) [std to 50% chlorogenic acid (200 mg)]
400 mg **
**Daily Value not established.

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Blocks carbohydrate intake.

Posted by TrueReviews on Nov 15, 2013

I use this product before the occasional carbohydrate heavy meals to minimize the damage. Click on my username for more reviews! If you thought that this review was helpful please feel free to press the 'yes' button.

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7 people found the following review helpful

Wt. loss

Posted by Reviewer2701653 on Aug 23, 2012

Really has helped, along with Green Tea capsules, to get my weight down. My weight has gone down 15 lbs.

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5 people found the following review helpful

Total A+

Posted by mozzer on Jun 19, 2012

Excellent blood sugar control and antioxidant. Using this along with LEF's PQQ and 7,000 IU vitamin D. My energy is very high and stays high all day. 6/19 Update: Still using this with great success. Good alone or with any of your favorite sugar supps, particularly R-Lipoic Acid.

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4 people found the following review helpful

Nice Way to Keep Insulin Down

Posted by Reviewer2666562 on Feb 19, 2012

We're trying this out. Will know by next blood test if there has been any improvement.

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Convenient.

Posted by Reviewer1980821 on Jan 23, 2012

I have been aware of the health benefits of green coffee extract for years now. Great that Life Extension brought this out as a supplement. Very convenient way to experience the benefits of chlorogenic acid.

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