I think it was 2012 when Dr. Oz started to come out about the weight loss benefits of the green coffee bean extract.
I was immediately intrigued because I knew that coffee in general is quite rich in antioxidants and has lots of health benefits. However, I never trust any information just dished out to me. I always try and do some research myself to try and understand how it all works.
First and foremost, I found that there are not many reliable resources that you can trust. The companies that were trying to sell the supplements sponsored a lot of the studies. This immediately raised question marks in my head because there was bound to be some form of bias.
The studies did well to explain a lot of the apparent benefits of the green coffee bean extract. For example, these supplements are supposed to provide a tighter control over your blood glucose levels while also reducing the absorption of carbohydrates and reducing blood pressure. All of these effects indicate a positive outcome for a person trying to lose weight.
However, a lot of the studies do not mention the adverse effect profile of the green coffee bean extract. Additionally, the studies that have been carried out do not assess the long-term implications of the use of these supplements. This video might explain some things that Dr. Oz did not explain in 2012.
As a result of this, there is no way I would trust a supplement like this. I am usually against the use of supplements anyway but I think the uncertainty of the long-term use of this will prevent me from going near the green coffee bean extract.