Chlorogenic acids, the compounds found in coffee and tea, have started gaining more attention in the supplements market.
Chlorogenic acids, the compounds found in coffee and tea, have started gaining more attention in the supplements market. No doubt, media attention-such as appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show”-have made more consumers aware of green coffee extract such as Coffea canephora robusta pierre, especially its potential for fat-burning. But that’s just part of the picture of chlorogenic acids, Kilham says. “In the recent green coffee extract diet trend, chlorogenic acids have been highlighted for helping to manage blood glucose and weight. But they also do about a hundred other things. They enhance cardiovascular health and brain health, and they’re profoundly antioxidant and profoundly anti-inflammatory.” Kilham even predicts we’ll see greater chlorogenic acid use in the sports-enhancement market, because chlorogenic acids “help to stabilize blood glucose, thereby enabling you to keep a consistent blood sugar level for longer during intense exercise.”
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