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  • Supports Body Fat Reduction
  • Stimulates Fat Metabolism
  • Improves Nitric Oxide Bioavailability
  • Boosts Energy
  • Supports Healthy After-meal Glucose Levels
L-Carnitine PLUS Green Coffee Extract.
L-CARNITINE is a naturally occurring amino acid which plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell. It has been established that an adequate supply of L-carnitine is necessary for the maintenance of good health and energy. L-carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane to be metabolized. L-carnitine aids in the release of stored body fat, called triglycerides, into the bloodstream for energy.

GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT (GCA) – GCA is extracted from coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. There are two key compounds in unroasted coffee beans: caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. The chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid in GCA have been clinically studied to have several beneficial effects on weight loss. Studies suggest that GCA is an effective nutraceutical in reducing weight in adults for the following reasons: Inhibition of fatty acid synthase, increased fat oxidation and increased metabolism.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Take two (2) capsules before meals or as recommended by a healthcarepractitioner.

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Green Coffee (Coffea robusta)(Bean) 800.00 mg **
L-Carnitine Base 500.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide

Warning: KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Not for use by individuals under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Always consult a physician prior to using any dietary supplement.

This product was produced in a facility that may also processingredients containing milk, egg, soybeans, fish, shellfish,treenuts, and peanuts.

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Health Notes

Green Coffee Extract

Green Coffee Extract
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Obesity
Dose: Extract providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day
Some controlled research has suggested that green coffee extracts taken as supplements or in food may support weight loss. (more)
Hypertension
Dose: Extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids
Extracts of green, unroasted coffee that are high in chlorogenic acids might help lower blood pressure. (more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Drinking either regular or decaffeinated coffee has been associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in several preliminary human studies. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Extract providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day Animal research suggests that green coffee extract and its major component, chlorogenic acid, may help with weight loss and reducing abdominal fat.1, 2 An uncontrolled human study found that people who drank 750 ml per day of coffee containing green coffee bean constituents for four weeks ate fewer calories and lost weight.3 In a controlled study, overweight people who drank a coffee beverage containing green coffee extract (providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day) for 12 weeks lost an average of about 12 pounds and 3.6% body fat compared to less than 4 pounds and an insignificant amount of body fat lost by people who drank a similar amount of coffee without added green coffee extracts.4 Another controlled study reported a statistically significant 11 pound weight loss after 60 days when overweight people took 400 mg per day of green coffee extracts (providing 180 mg of chlorogenic acids per day), compared to about a five pound loss in people taking a placebo.5 The green coffee extracts group also significantly raised their ratio of lean body tissue to body fat compared to the control group. In a double-blind trial, overweight adults who took daily amounts of either 700 or 1,050 mg of green coffee extracts (providing 320 to 480 mg chlorogenic acids) for six weeks lost an average of almost 18 pounds and over 4% body fat, a statistically significant improvement compared to when they took a placebo.6 Since all of these studies lasted only 12 weeks or less, more research is needed to determine if green coffee extracts can help people accomplish long-term weight loss.
References

1. Cho AS, Jeon SM, Kim MJ, et al. Chlorogenic acid exhibits anti-obesity property and improves lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced-obese mice. Food Chem Toxicol 2010;48:937-43.

2. Shimoda H, Seki E, Aitani M. Inhibitory effect of green coffee bean extract on fat accumulation and body weight gain in mice. BMC Complement Altern Med 2006;6:9.

3. Bakuradze T, Boehm N, Janzowski C, et al. Antioxidant-rich coffee reduces DNA damage, elevates glutathione status and contributes to weight control: results from an intervention study. Mol Nutr Food Res 2011;55:793-7

4. Thom E. The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people J Int Med Res 2007;35:900-8.

5. Dellalibera O. Lemaire B, Lafay S. Svetol, green coffee extract, induces weight loss and increases the lean to fat mass ratio in volunteers with overweight problem. Phytotherapie 2006;4:194-7.

6. Vinson JA, Burnham BR, Nagendran MV. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2012;5:21-7.

Hypertension
Dose: Extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids While drinking regular coffee or other sources of caffeine may slightly raise blood pressure,1 coffee also contains chlorogenic acids that may have a blood pressure-lowering effect, according to animal research.2 However, a double-blind study found that a substance produced by roasting coffee can inhibit this blood pressure-lowering effect, and by removing this substance, coffee lowered blood pressure.3 This suggests that extracts of unroasted ("green") coffee that are high in chlorogenic acids might help lower blood pressure. A double-blind trial found that eating soups containing green coffee extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids lowered blood pressure significantly better than soup containing no green coffee extracts in people with mild hypertension, but that lower amounts of green coffee extracts in the soup were not effective.4 A double-blind trial of green coffee extract supplements containing 140 mg per day of chlorogenic acids reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 10 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 7 mm Hg in people with mild hypertension.5 One controlled trial found no blood pressure-lowering effect of green coffee extract supplements in people with normal blood pressure.6
References

1. Noordzij M, Uiterwaal CS, Arends LR, et al. Blood pressure response to chronic intake of coffee and caffeine: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens 2005;23:921-8 [review].

2. Noordzij M, Uiterwaal CS, Arends LR, et al. Blood pressure response to chronic intake of coffee and caffeine: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens 2005;23:921-8 [review].

3. Yamaguchi T, Chikama A, Mori K, et al. Hydroxyhydroquinone-free coffee: a double-blind, randomized controlled dose-response study of blood pressure. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2008;18:408-14.

4. Kozuma K, Tsuchiya S, Kohori J, et al. Antihypertensive effect of green coffee bean extract on mildly hypertensive subjects. Hypertens Res 2005;28:711-8.

5. Watanabe T, Arai Y, Mitsui Y, et al. The blood pressure-lowering effect and safety of chlorogenic acid from green coffee bean extract in essential hypertension. Clin Exp Hypertens 2006;28:439-49.

6. Ochiai R, Jokura H, Suzuki A, et al. Green coffee bean extract improves human vasoreactivity. Hypertens Res 2004;27:731-7.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsDrinking either regular or decaffeinated coffee has been associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in several preliminary human studies.1 Test tube studies suggest that chlorogenic acid, a primary constituent found in both coffee and in green coffee extract may inhibit glucose production by the liver,2 which could theoretically lead to lower blood sugar. An animal study found that green coffee extract also prevented the reduction in insulin sensitivity caused by a high-fat diet.3 No human studies have tested the effect of green coffee extract on reducing risk of diabetes or improving insulin sensitivity, but a double-blind trial found that healthy people who drank a sweetened coffee beverage containing green coffee extract (providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids) had lower blood sugar during the following two hours compared to when they drank the same coffee beverage without added green coffee extract.4 More research is needed to determine whether green coffee extract can help prevent or treat type 2 diabetes.
References

1. Huxley R, Lee CM, Barzi F, et al. Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea consumption in relation to incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med 2009;169:2053-63 [review].

2. Henry-Vitrac C, Ibarra A, Roller M. Contribution of chlorogenic acids to the inhibition of human hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase activity in vitro by Svetol, a standardized decaffeinated green coffee extract. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:4141-4.

3. Ho L, Varghese M, Wang J, et al. Dietary supplementation with decaffeinated green coffee improves diet-induced insulin resistance and brain energy metabolism in mice. Nutr Neurosci 2012;15:37-45.

4. Thom E. The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people J Int Med Res 2007;35:900-8.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Coffee is grown extensively throughout the world for its seeds (or beans), especially in the warm regions of the Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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    1.0

    Doesn't work

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    from Miami, FL

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        Been trying product for about two weeks now, I haven't felt any difference in energy or weight loss. I know most products take a while to kick in but my bottles almost done and still no changes.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product when used right

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          Comments about Top Secret Nutrition® L-Carnitine PLUS Green Coffee Extract:

          At first you dont want to believe the hype that all the supplememt companies tell you but i have used this product for a week now and I am liking it. I personally have been taking this product along with TSN bcaa hyperblend for early morning cardio sessions. My hunger is suppressed, my energy is up and the fat is burning away leaving the muscle.

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          4.0

          Push past your plateau!

          By crystalshearer

          from Hemet, Ca

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            Comments about Top Secret Nutrition® L-Carnitine PLUS Green Coffee Extract:

            When I got this product, I was at a plateau that I could not get through! As soon as I started using this product, I could feel it working. I feel a buzz of energy within the first hour or so. I was not jittery, just happy! :-) As I used this product, I realized that it helped to get my digestive system going. Basically, my system finally started metabolizing fat and it helped to rid my body of the excessive bloating!

            I need to reorder this product, because it made me feel good! I love the results that I had as well. I finally moved past my plateau!

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            4.0

            It works!

            By herby69693

            from Rochester, NH

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              Comments about Top Secret Nutrition® L-Carnitine PLUS Green Coffee Extract:

              Ingredients that work with enough amounts to be effective. I have been only taking two tablets in the morning before breakfast and I am still getting results. I don't drink coffee, so this gives me a little boost in the morning with no jitters. However, I had to order this online because they didn't have it in the stores near me.....yet.

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              5.0

              Effective (Use w Raspberry Ketones)

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                Comments about Top Secret Nutrition® L-Carnitine PLUS Green Coffee Extract:

                This product has gotten me to lose weight in just one month, after MANY other products have failed. I one capsule along with one capsule of L-Carnitine w Raspberry Keytones 3 times each day.

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                5.0

                Great Burst of Energy

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                  I really like to take this product in the middle of the day or early afternoon when I begin to feel tired. It gives me a boost of energy and helps curb my appetite. I love that this product makes me feel energized without feeling jitters. Of course my favorite thing about this product is the inches I've lost around my waist!

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                  5.0

                  My Morning 'Must Have'

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                    I've been taking the L-Carnitine for 3 weeks now & can honestly see a change in my workout (& daily) performance. I take it 1st thing in the morning to ReV-UP my metabolism + get energized & focused. I read up on all of the benefits carnitine provides & have been pleased with my results so far. Have also tried the L-Carnitine +raspberry keytones**same great results**!!!!!

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