Fans Who Tried Dr. Oz's Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplement Respond with Results on Facebook
On Facebook today, Dr. Oz posted the following message:
“You might have seen our show in May on green coffee bean extract. If you've tried it, tell me about your experience in the comments section below.”
Approximately 2 hours following the post, 300 replies followed of which one-half responded to the post stating directly their personal opinion of whether or not the green coffee bean extract diet helped them lose weight. While the tally of the results is not a controlled statistical analysis of the available data, it does provide readers who are considering whether or not to try the supplement a sense of a sampling of what some dieters are discovering about the green coffee bean extract promoted on the Dr. Oz Show.
Last May on an episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz and special guest Lindsey Duncan told viewers that scientific studies have shown that consuming an extract of unroasted green coffee beans can result in significant weight loss in obese individuals.
This claim was the result of announcement at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), where researchers revealed a startling finding from a weight loss study that showed how that an extract from green (unroasted) coffee beans resulted in significant weight loss in obese participants in a short period of time.
Lindsey Duncan told Oz viewers that the green coffee bean extract’s magic is believed to work through a natural chemical compound called “chlorogenic acid” that is present in unroasted coffee beans, but is broken down into an inactive form when roasted and brewed as coffee.
The chlorogenic acid is reported to work by boosting the metabolism or the “burning” of fat in the liver and inhibiting the release of glucose in the body— two mechanisms that work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain.
The attractiveness of this green coffee bean extract is that it is simple to take and does not require added exercise or a change in diet. Recommendations for taking the extract were to take one pill twice a day, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner with a large glass of water. Two recommended sources of green coffee bean extract supplements by Mr. Lindsey Duncan were “Pure Green Coffee Bean” 400mg vegetarian capsules by the manufacturer Pure Health and Genesis Today’s "100% pure Green Coffee Bean capsules.”
In the scientific study, low doses (700 mg) and high doses (1,050 mg) were given daily to the study participants during a 22-week long study. The researchers reported that the participants lost an average of 17 pounds that consisted of an average of a 10.5 percent decrease in overall body weight and a 16 percent decrease in body fat.
So how did Dr. Oz’s fans do according to Facebook? Out of the first 300 replies of which approximately 150 stated whether the green coffee bean extract works in the opinion of the user, here are the numbers:
Number of users who believe the pill worked for them toward losing weight: 35
Number of users who believe the pill did not work for them toward losing weight: 85
Of the remaining respondents who did not clearly state whether or not that they believed it resulted in weight loss, 16 stated that it did increase their energy; 6 stated that it curbed their appetite; and 17 complained of side effects that included experiencing “the jitters,” stomach pain and heart palpitations.
To be clear, these results are just a rough approximation of what the respondents reported to the post. Factors such as subjectiveness of the replies, the actual source(s) of the green coffee bean extract taken and other confounders are not considered in the tally.