Life Extension Unveils Coffees with Preserved Antioxidants

Two blends of coffee provide high amounts of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant present in unroasted coffee.

Life Extension (Fort Lauderdale, FL) says it has brought to market two high-antioxidant coffee blends that provide antioxidant profiles superior to those found in premium coffee brands.

Under its Rich Rewards product line, the company now offers a breakfast blend and a decaf roast, both of which provide high amounts of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant present in unroasted coffee.

“Most of the antioxidant content in coffee beans, required to create a dark, rich blend, is destroyed during the roasting process from extreme heat,” said the company in a press statement. “Because Rich rewards coffee blend has up to 254% more chlorogenic acid (than premium brands), both Breakfast Blend and Decaf Roast enables coffee drinkers to obtain the benefits of heavy coffee drinking in half the number of cups.”

Some research suggests that coffee is the leading source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet.

Life Extension’s coffee blends are certified organic and certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Twelve-ounce bags retail for $13-$14.