A while ago, Nature’s Best sent me a generous package of their green coffee extract supplement, Verdesse®.
It’s no secret that I love coffee, but the active ingredient in Verdesse® isn’t caffeine. The roasting process involved in the coffee we drink destroys lots of the natural compounds, and the coffee extract used in Verdesse® comes from unroasted coffee beans. This supplement uses a decaffeinated green coffee extract called Svetol® which contains high levels of chlorogenic acids – in particular 5–caffeoylquinic acid, an active compound which occurs naturally in coffee beans and could help control blood sugar levels and boost metabolic rate, helping anyone looking to lose/control their weight.
A two-tablet serving contains 400mg green coffee extract (the same amount you could get from three cups of green coffee – but it’s an acquired taste, so this is a very easy and convenient way of getting high levels of the active compounds into your diet).
Verdesse® is marketed as a dieting/weight loss aid, although Nature’s Best are at pains to point out that it’s not a miracle product (as a company, they are always very careful to steer clear of any claims which could be misleading – they’re very fact-based and straight down the line).
From the blurb
“In order to lose weight there is no alternative to restricting your calorie intake so that you consume fewer calories than your body is using. The body therefore has to make up the difference by burning fat. And anything you can do to reduce your calorie intake, or increase the rate you burn fat (such as exercise) will therefore help speed up the process of losing weight.”
What did I think? Well here’s the difficulty – I’m dieting for bodybuilding shows and I take a few dietary supplements already, so it’s very hard to measure the effectiveness of this green coffee extract. However, what I can say is that I have a lot of faith in Nature’s Best as a company and I know that a great deal of research and know-how goes into all of their products. So, if you’ve heard about green coffee extract and are interested in using it as a supplement, I can recommend that you give Verdesse® a try.
As an aside, Nature’s Best have recently launched a range of sports supplements which has its own website – head over and check it out at Nature’s Best sports.
Thank you, Nature’s Best! Find them online here Nature’s Best.
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.