Green Coffee

Origin and history of coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Hardly anyone can resist the enticing scent and intense aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Coffee can look back on a long tradition, and many legends and myths surround its discovery. The fact is, however, that detailed drawings and descriptions of the coffee plant were made for the first time as early as 1592. The plant genus Coffea comes from tropical Africa. It was only with human help that the plant reached other continents. The term "coffee" is derived from the Arabic "kahwe" or "qahwa", which means something like vitality or strength. The two main types of coffee are Arabica and Robusta coffee. Compared to Arabica, Robusta coffee contains twice the amount of chlorogenic acid, one of the most important active components in coffee (1).
Coffee is best known for its stimulating properties. Current scientific studies now show further health-promoting effects of coffee. Green coffee in particular is of particular importance here.

 

What is green coffee?

The fruits of the coffee tree are the so-called coffee cherries. After harvesting, the red cherries are dried in the sun if possible. Once the flesh of the cherries has dried, they are broken open and the green beans are removed from the inside. These green beans are called green coffee. For the usual coffee drink, the green coffee beans are roasted. The beans are exposed to high temperatures, which gives the coffee its intense aroma, but can also destroy important components (such as chlorogenic acids) (2).

 

Green coffee extract: Svetol®

Svetol® is a unique, decaffeinated coffee extract made from unroasted green coffee beans. A special variant of Robusta coffee is used for its production. Svetol® has a special composition of ingredients. The content of active ingredients such as chlorogenic acids and polyphenols is particularly high. Thanks to the special manufacturing process of the unique green coffee extract Svetol®, increased bioavailability in the body is also made possible (3).

 

Stimulate fat burning with green coffee extract Svetol®

The chlorogenic acid contained in Svetol® can inhibit the absorption of glucose from food in the intestine and at the same time reduce the new synthesis of glycogen in the liver. This leads to a lower blood sugar level. In order to be able to provide the body with sufficient energy, it draws on the body's own fat reserves. Fat burning is therefore stimulated, which can lead to weight loss (4).
A randomized, placebo-controlled study with 50 overweight subjects between the ages of 19 and 75 years, has this weight-reducing effect of Svetol® proven. The subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups. The first group received 400 mg of Svetol® daily, while the second group received a placebo. After 60 days of intake, the Svetol® group achieved a significantly higher weight loss than the placebo group (5).

 

Which AgilNature products contain green coffee?

Product

 milligram

* NRV

FigureAgile active

100 mg per capsule

**

 We recommend taking 4 capsules of FigureAgile active per day.

 Svetol® can be found in the ingredients as "green coffee extract". 

 

* Nutrient Reference Value = percentage of the reference value according to Annex XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.
** No recommendation available.

 

Literature:

  1. German Coffee Association e.V. (2022): Coffee knowledge. In. Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V. https://www. Kaffeeverband.de (accessed on 01/16/2022)

  2. Toledo Castanheira, Dalyse (2020): Coffee - Production and Research. In: IntechOpen.

  3. Naturex (2022): Svetol® by Naturex proven effective for weight loss and toning. In: Naturex. https://www.naturex.com/Media2/Press-releases/Svetol-R-by-Naturex-proven-effective-for-weight-loss-and-toning (accessed 01/16/2022)

  4. Naveed, Muhammad; Hejazi, Veghar; Abbas, Muhammad; Kamboh, Asghar Ali; Khan, Ghulam Jilany; Shumzaid, Muhammad et al. (2018): Chlorogenic acid (CGA): A pharmacological review and call for further research. In: Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie 97, S. 67–74. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.10.064.

  5. Dellalibera, O.; Lemaire, B.; Lafay, S. (2006): Svetol ®, a decaffeinated green coffee extract, induces weight loss and increases the lean mass to fat mass ratio in overweight volunteers. In: Phytotherapy 4(4), S. 194–197. DOI: 10.1007/s10298-006-0181-7.