What You Should Know
Coffeegenic is a supplement from Life Extension that contains green coffee bean extract. Green coffee bean is rich in chlorogenic acid, the topic of hot weight loss debates right now. Green coffee bean was the ingredient adopted to replace garcinia cambogia when Hydroxycut pulled the entire line of weight loss supplements and reformulated them all after a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about potential liver problems associated with the line. We have found no negative side effects reported in dieters using green coffee bean extract.
List of Ingredients
- Coffeegenic Green Coffee Extract
- Green Tea Extract – Decaffeinated
- Integra-Lean African Mango
We are slightly impressed with the ingredient list for Coffeegenic. The supplement contains four clinically tested ingredients and two with a strong diet history. There are some issues with the supplement, however, that could be quickly fixed by Life Extension.
The amount of green tea extract in the Coffeegenic formula is less than we’d like to see. Consuming just 50 mg of green tea, especially decaffeinated green tea, is not going to have much effect on metabolism or appetite. Dieters could supplement extract green tea with an additional supplement, but that shouldn’t have to be the case. Life Extension should include a healthy dose of green tea, especially since the ingredient is relatively inexpensive and caffeine-free.
There is also an issue with green coffee bean extract. The active ingredient is chlorogenic acid, which has been clinically tested and proven to reduce blood pressure at doses of 140 mg per day. Coffeegenic contains 175 mg of the acid. However, as of a 2010 review of clinical trials, there were no large-scale studies proving weight loss benefits associated with green coffee bean extract.
- The supplement is less expensive than some weight loss supplements.
- Coffeegenic contains green tea and green coffee bean extract – both with health benefits.
- You can purchase the supplement online.
- There is a complete list of ingredients with amounts online.
- Chlorogenic acid may not have an effect on weight loss or appetite.
- There’s not enough green tea extract in the formula.
Coffeegenic is a great starter base, but the dieter should be consuming more green tea extract to gain the full effects of the supplement. The dieter could just choose to add more green tea as a separate supplement, but if a dieter is paying more than $40 for a weight loss supplement they should be getting enough of the active ingredients in that supplement.