Green coffee extract is a newly discovered powerful antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative stress caused by free radicals - a major cause of accelerated aging.
All-natural green coffee bean extract derived from raw, unroasted coffee beans. It is high in chlorogenic and caffeic acids, two primary compounds responsible for its antioxidant activity. Green coffee extract is naturally low in caffeine and contains high percent of total polyphenol antioxidants.
The active constituent in coffee that is responsible for its many health benefits is a compound called chlorogenic acid. It neutralizes free radicals, and addresses the problem of hydroxyl radicals, both of which can lead to cellular degeneration if left unchecked. Chlorogenic acid also helps regulate metabolism.
Green coffee extract contains two most prominent polyphenols called chlorogenic and caffeic acids. In vitro and in vivo studies show that these acids protect against low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and lipid peroxidation.
Phenolic compounds, or polyphenols, are a widespread family of compounds found in all plants including grapes, coffee and tea.
They possess outstanding antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties, which may help defend cells and protect the body against the effects of aging.
The high antioxidant activity observed in research on coffee is believed to be mostly due to the phenolic acids.
There is accumulating evidence that certain dietary polyphenols, such as chlorogenic acid, may have biological effects in the small intestine that alter patterns of glucose uptake. Chlorogenic acid has been shown to inhibit glucose 6 phosphate (Glc-6-Pase)