Do green coffee extract and insulin work well together?

Amy Campbell


Green coffee extract, which is made from green, or unroasted, coffee beans has become popular as a weight loss supplement . However, like many weight loss supplements, there are few studies (and no long-term studies) to back up its claims as a “fat burner.” This supplement contains caffeine and an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid that, theoretically, can help reduce the absorption of glucose and fat in the digestive tract, and also lower insulin levels. It’s possible that taking green coffee extract along with insulin may increase the risk of low blood glucose, so if you decide to take this, check with your healthcare provider first, and check your blood glucose frequently, as you may need to lower your insulin dose.

December 4, 2012 at 6:12 am