Have you ever noticed how, bad as it is to skip breakfast, some mornings just a good cup or two of coffee can keep you going? That’s because coffee is not only the stimulant we know it as, but is an appetite suppressant too, and is packed with anti oxidants to boost. Recently, scientists have also been emphasising its ability to keep bad cholesterol at bay, and therefore help your heart. If this is what roasted coffee beans can do nutritionally, imagine how these benefits are magnified in raw, green coffee beans? This is why green coffee is a major natural trend in weight loss, one that is unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon.
Many supplement manufacturers have now climbed aboard the green coffee bean train. As with any other supplement category, it is worth investigating what exactly you are purchasing from each manufacturer. Green Coffee Bean Extract as made by Health Plus Prime is what we are reviewing today. Health Plus Prime promises that their green coffee supplement contains only the highest quality ingredients and is therefore the most effective one available today. Let’s see if and to what extent these claims can be justified.
- 1600 mg (Coffee Arabica, with 50% Chlorogenic Acids)
- Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate
- Silicon Dioxide
The chlorogenic acid contained in this supplement is a high percentage of an above average coffee mg concentration. The product is all natural and, according to our research, coffee Arabica is a high quality bean. This is what makes it so strong as a roasted coffee as well. One serving will, unlike other supplements which contain 800 mg green coffee, probably give you more than the equivalent of one cup of drinkable coffee. Therefore we agree that this is a potent, pure form of green coffee (there are no fillers, binders and additives) but it certainly is not possible to confirm it as being the most effective green coffee supplement available today. To do this, the manufacturer would have to provide independent third-party verification of screening and testing to this effect, but this has not been done.
Take 2 capsules with a full glass of water daily. You may increase efficacy by taking 2 more capsules per day, but no more than this. Take 2 tablets in the morning, followed by 2 later in the day 30 minutes before your largest meal of the day.
Possible Side Effects
None are specifically stated by Health Plus but green coffee contains caffeine. Therefore, should you overdose, you will experience insomnia among other things. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your medical physician. Do not take this supplement if you are under 18. We also advise that you do not take this supplement with other caffeine containing medications and that you monitor your caffeine intake if you do.
You’ll pay $16.97 for one bottle of 60 capsules. This should last you for one month or two weeks, depending on whether you follow the two-capsule or four-capsule dosage per day.
The manufacturer offers a lifetime, 100%, money-back guarantee. However, this is not unpacked. Therefore, it is not clear whether you can return used as well as unopened bottles, and how many you can return. This guarantee needs clarity on its precise ambits before it can be of any real meaning to consumers.
The Conclusion of our Health Plus Prime Green Coffee Bean Extract Review
There is no doubt that the chlorogenic acid as contained in this and other green coffee supplements have been shown in double-blind clinical trials to lead to weights loss and/or a body fat percentage decrease. This Health Plus Prime supplement has a higher raw coffee bean counts, which, at least in theory, translates into more of the active chlorogenic acid which is what blocks fat formation and increases metabolism. It does not contain anything else other than the capsule contents, so from that perspective it is good value for money.
You should note though that the preservative used is magnesium stearate which, depending on your sensitivity, comes with it’s own side effects such as migraines, and joint problems. We also feel that the guarantee as currently phrased is too broad to have any real meaning, and that on the guarantee front, you should proceed with caution – do not expect every circumstance to be covered regardless of the broad application. This kind of guarantee has been the undoing of many a non-discerning consumer before. We find it somewhat negative that Health Plus Prime suggests that this supplement can be particularly effective when used with another weight loss supplement such as raspberry ketones or garcinia cambogia, as this implies it is not good enough as a standalone supplement. It would then also significantly raise the cost of your weight loss efforts.