Nutrition Myths

Chlorogenic acid

Chlorogenic acid is a phytochemical that is found in high amounts in raw coffee beans and is associated with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

It is an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid. A total of 30% of ingested chlorogenic acid is absorbed by the small intestine and enters the blood circulation. The rest goes to colon where it may exert some biological effect. Some percentage of chlorogenic acid can be also absorbed in the colon. (1, 2)

There are claims that chlorogenic acid has weight loss properties. The evidence isn’t strong however and most of these claims are made by green coffee bean extract companies. (read more..)

Related Posts

Is caffeine addictive? Caffeine is a drug that causes physical dependency, not addiction as other drugs. People feel mild withdraw symptoms, from physical dependency, when dropping or reducing the amount of caffeine because of its effects on t...
Does green coffee bean extract deplete nutrients? Many claims, without references to scientific studies, have been made that chlorogenic acid is a “drug mugger” of magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin B1. They recommend that green coffee extract consumption should be accom...
Caffeine sensitivity depends on your genes Some genes influence the breaking down rate of caffeine and of harmful substances induced in the body by caffeine. They also determine the sensitivity and tolerance to caffeine and how much of caffeine can we consume.
Coffee Nutrition Facts Coffee - Nutrition Facts
How do you develop caffeine tolerance? Caffeine tolerance refers to how an individual adapts to the effects of an increased dose of caffeine. Tolerance to caffeine can be built with a regular use of the same dose of caffeine, but to achieve the same stimulato...

Get updates

Receive regular updates on nutrition myths, facts and curiosities. All based on the latest scientific evidence.