50% Cholorgenic Acid / 65% Polyphenols Green Coffee Bean Extract is one of the hottest new ingredient on the market for anti-aging formulas. Why? It's backed by science! Studies show Green Coffee Bean has stronger anti-oxidant properties than the other natural anti-oxidants like green tea and grape seed extract. Test results showed Green Coffee Bean had more than double the rate of oxygen radical absorbance capability when compared to green tea and grape seed extracts. Stella's Green Coffee Bean Extract is made from the green beans of the Coffea Arabica plant. There are two types of coffee plants, arabica and robusta... the arabica is higher in quality and higher in chlorogenic and caffeic acids, two primary compounds responsible for anti-oxidant activity. This extract contains at least 50% Chlorogenic Acid, a dietary polyphenol. Along with being a great anti-oxidant, there is evidence that Chlorogenic Acid may have biological effects in the small intestine that alter patterns of glucose uptake, helping to regulate the metabolism. The Caffeic Acids act as stimulant, providing a safe energy boost while being naturally low in caffeine. Boiled coffee drinks contain cafestol which is associated with the negative effects of using coffee as a stimulant, this is not present in green coffee beans or the extract. Green Coffee Bean is also great for sports formulations because it can work to stimulate the production of cortisone and adrenalin in the body resulting in increased stamina. The History of Coffee The history of coffee dates back more than a thousand years. Originally, coffee beans were used as a food. East African tribes would grind the coffee berries together, mixing the results into a paste with animal fat. Later, around 1000 AD, Ethiopians made a type of wine from coffee berries, fermenting the dried beans in water. Coffee also grew naturally on the Arabian Peninsula where it was first developed into a hot drink. Despite decades of research on coffee and caffeine, there are many misconceptions about the potential health risks associated with coffee, while many of the beneficial aspects have gone unnoticed. Coffee is one of the world's most important primary commodities; it ranks second only to petroleum in terms of dollars traded worldwide. With over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is the world's most popular beverage. Worldwide, 25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living. HEALTH BENEFITS Works in two ways as a powerful anti-oxidant reducing free oxygen radicals Helps to regulate the body's metabolism by inhibiting glucose 6 phosphate Increases Stamina by stimulating the production of cortisone and adrenalin Can increase the effectiveness of pain killers, especially for migraine medications Can help to reduce the risk of diabetes, studies report 30% in women and over 50% in men Helps the body burn a higher proportion of lipids to carbohydrates, which can help avoid muscle fatigue About Stella Labs Stella Labs is a leading raw ingredient supplier to the pharmaceutical, sports nutrition, and dietary supplement industries. We specialize in providing high quality natural ingredients. Stella Labs is committed to researching and sharing knowledge of the natural ingredients we sell in order that our customers may continue to produce superior brands. At Stella Labs, we believe that information is the most important value-added service we can offer our customers. We believe that the key to our continued success is to be a steady, reliable source of a wide variety of natural products for our customers.