As with all of MoR Essentials products, we’ve left out the harmful neurostimulants, artificial ingredients,flavors, preservatives, stabilizers and sweeteners present in other so-called “energy drinks.”
Green Is The New Black
Green coffee extract (GCE), as the name implies, is extracted from unroasted green coffee beans. Its main active ingredients are compounds known as chlorogenic acids,which are a group of antioxidantwhich are thought to be responsible for its weight-loss effects.
Some research also suggests that green coffee bean extract could have health benefits, such as improving blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This belief stems from the antioxidant properties and other pharmacologically active compounds in the unroasted beans.
A 2020 review reported that green coffee extract could improve blood glucose levels and that at doses of more than 400 milligrams (mg) per day, it could also improve insulin levels.
Green coffee extract may positively affect blood vessels, which has significant implications for heart health.
Green coffee bean extract may help people control their blood pressure. A 2019 review showed that taking more than 400 mg of the extract for 4 weeks significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with hypertension.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
Research shows that green coffee beans have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chronic inflammation can damage cells and is a key driver in many health conditions, including cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and autoimmune disease.
Because of this, eating foods that contain antioxidants, as part of a healthful diet, can have significant health benefits, including green coffee bean extract.
chlorogenic acid may be able to promote fat loss by increasing the activity of PPAR-alpha—a gene involved in fatty-acid transport and oxidation—and reducing the creation of new fat cells through its antioxidant effects.[1,2]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
Like green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants. These have been credited with a range of health benefits, from promoting heart, liver and brain health to improving your skin and even reducing the risk of cancer (1).The two components primarily responsible for green tea extract's (GTE) health benefits are catechins, which provide the majority of antioxidants benefits, and caffeine, which enhances thermogenesis and fat metabolism.
Fortunately, the antioxidants in green tea extract can decrease inflammation and help reduce blood pressure. They can also inhibit fat absorption in cells, helping reduce blood fat levels(6).
Whether taken as a supplement or applied to the skin, green tea extract has been shown to improve skin health.
A large review demonstrated that when applied to the skin, green tea extract can help treat a variety of skin problems, such as dermatitis, rosacea and warts. Also, as a supplement, it has been shown to help with skin aging and acne (4)
The catechins in green tea, especially EGCG, have been shown to enhance insulin sensitivity and regulate the production of blood sugar, both of which can lower blood sugar levels (3)
The antioxidants in green tea extract, especially EGCG, have been shown to protect brain cells from oxidative stress (5).
- Hsu, C. L., Huang, S. L., & Yen, G. C. (2006). Inhibitory effect of phenolic acids on the relation to their antioxidant activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54(12), 4191-4197.
- Cho, A. S., Jeon, S. M., Kim, M. J., Yeo, J., Seo, K. I., Choi, M. S., & Lee, M. K. (2010). Chlorogenic acid exhibits anti-obesity property and improves lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced-obese mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48(3), 937-943