It seems every other day experts like Dr. Oz are revealing yet another weight loss product that is better than the last. The fact is, there is no miracle pill. What we do have are tools in a weight loss toolbox each with a specific function. The real key is understanding what your weight loss obstacle is and then finding the right tool for the job.

For many, controlling blood sugar spikes is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. One supplement that has been clinically shown to do just that is green coffee bean extract.

Coffee beans contain a compound called chlorogenic acid that has been shown to have a profound effect on the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar as well as produce weight loss. Several studies suggest chlorogenic acid slows absorption of fat from food intake and also increases the burning of extra fat. A 2012 study published by the Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal found that subjects lost an average of 17.5 pounds in 22 weeks and reduced their overall body weight by 10.5%.

Because traditional roasting of coffee beans eliminates much of the beneficial chlorogenic acid, the most effective source is a green coffee bean extract supplement. One product I like is Green Coffee Bean Extract by Vital Choice. It provides 400mg. the extract containing the recommended 45%-50% chlorogenic acid per capsule.

It’s important to note, there is no “one-size-fits-all” supplement. Green coffee been may not be the best tool for your job. That’s where we can help. Whether it’s green coffee, raspberry ketones, garcinia cambogia, or the myriad of other scientifically validated choices, our in-store registered dietitian and certified experts are here to help answer your questions about weight loss as well as many other natural health concerns.

Mike Ventresca is the owner of Vital Choice Healthstore located at 9243 Sprague Road in North Royalton’s Timber Ridge Plaza. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.