Our review today focuses on Green Coffee Complex as manufactured by Ray and Terry. Well, what is green coffee you may be wondering? The good news is its coffee – just in raw format – and it is packed with more of the weight-loss compounds that the roasted, brown coffee beans have been stripped of. Clinical trials so far on the impact of chlorogenic acid are promising, with trial participants having lost both weight and body fat percentages of between 3 and 12% over 12 weeks. Further trials on animals also showed an increase in metabolism and a decrease in bad cholesterol. This would account for why scientists have found that even 4 to 6 cups of regular coffee could be good for your heart long term.
Because of the explosion of interest in green coffee mainly as a weight loss aid, many manufacturers have put products on the market and it is necessary to interrogate the efficacy of each supplement. Ray and Terry’s Green Coffee Complex markets itself as a potent combination of thermogenic ingredients that inhibits glucose metabolism, and therefore fat storage. Let’s have a closer look.
- Green Coffee Bean (50% extract) 350 mg
- Green Tea Extract 50 mg
- Apple Cider Vinegar (powder) 25 mg
- Grapefruit (powder) 25 mg
- Kelp 25 mg
- Caffeine 50 mg
- Acai (powder) 25 mg
- African Mango (4:1 concentrate) 10 mg
- Resveratrol Extract (10%) 5 mg
- Magnesium stearate
- Rice flour
- Stearic acid
As already discussed, green coffee bean extract contains chlorogenic acid which has been shown to lead to fat loss, because it prevents fat storage by disabling the body’s ability to metabolize carbs, especially glucose. The extract contained here is less than average, but unlike with many other supplements, green tea extract is included. Green tea, too, has compounds that not only act as antioxidants but similarly aid digestion and as a thermogenic agent by increasing metabolism. Pure caffeine stimulates the rate of fat burn, and this has been included as well. Similarly, African Mango, grapefruit and kelp have been shown to successfully inhibit appetite. The real magic in this formula though seems to be nature’s superfood, apple cider vinegar. Like green coffee, it regulates blood-sugar levels so you won’t have sugar spikes and lows. So, despite this formula having less actual green coffee bean extract than others, you are bound to feel less inclined to snack so your actual calorie intake should drop, for starters. Your base metabolic rate should also increase somewhat.
Take one to two capsules per day. Take only one if you feel shaky or can’t sleep after taking two (our recommendation, as the product, contains green coffee bean extract as well as pure caffeine).
Possible Side Effects
Do not take if you are under 18, pregnant or nursing. Also, do not take it if you have a known medical condition. If you have allergens such as soy, fish, nuts, wheat or shellfish, be aware that this product is made in a facility that processes nuts.
One bottle of 60 capsules retails for $25.95. We checked out 3 bottles, and there was no discount for this bulk order.
The guarantee is too vague to have any meaning: you may return a product, provided that it meets the return criteria. However, the return criteria is not specified.
Conclusion of our Green Coffee Complex Review
The supplement draws on more than simply green coffee and in particular, the inclusion of apple cider vinegar is of potent importance as this means you are combining chlorogenic acid with acetic acid, another highly potent appetite suppressant, and fat burner. In all probability, this supplement may be more effective than most. However, if your concern is not just efficacy but side effects, you need to bear in mind what follows.
There are several elements to this synthesis which elevate its caffeine-like effect, so you need to carefully monitor how much you can handle, especially as insomnia may be a risk. This supplement, unlike many others, is not free from exposure to major allergens. Finally, it contains two strands of stearate as preservatives, which further adds to the caffeine-like effect. In some cases, magnesium stearate has been known to cause migraines, among other side effects.