Hello, my fellow supplewhaters! if you haven’t checked out the first part on Dr. Oz and Green Coffee Extract, I would definitely recommend doing so.
I’ll make it easy for you, click here.
Alright, I wrote about Dr. Oz and went into some detail about what Green Coffee Extract is last week. I claimed that it’s basically about as effective as eating grass and also why Dr. Oz makes me sad.
Let’s just say, you would have better luck eating a comedian and trying to obtain their funny than obtaining any kind of noticeable result from green coffee extract. Believe me…I… even though it definitely satisfies my cannibalistic tendencies…it… well…
Ahem, carrying on.
I mentioned in my previous article that it kind of works for aiding in fat loss, but, it’s unreliable and there is just not enough information out to say whether or not it really works.
Also, one of the major things that makes this iffy, is that the studies that are currently out in favor of Green Coffee Extract were done by companies that had vested interest in the success of the product.
It also appears that a couple of studies have been retracted (pulled for some reason or another). One of them in particular, which was conducted by the company Applied Food Sciences Inc., had to retract their study on Green Coffee Extract and was fined by the FTC for the amount of $3.5 million. This wonderful company was trying to pass off a study that was considered by the FTC to be “seriously flawed.”
Haha! Holy crap, they even said that the study was “so hopelessly flawed that no reliable conclusion could be drawn from it.”
I highly recommend giving this article a good once over. It’s not too long and it makes you want to implode with how ridiculous these people can be, who try to pass off “scientific research” to support their erroneous claims.
Oh, uh, I bet you can’t guess who cited this study on his show?
Applied Food Sciences even made the crap claim that you can “lose weight without diet and exercise.” Huh, weird, even though they clearly stated they had the clients change their diet and exercise routine…
“The release claimed that study subjects lost weight “without diet or exercise,” even though subjects in the study were instructed to restrict their diet and increase their exercise, the FTC contends.” Source
Indeed. No diet and exercise.
Here’s another article on this ridiculous joke of a study by retraction watch. Here’s a follow-up article to the previous article on the Green Coffee Extract Shenanigans, where they spoke a bit about the Oz teams response to the retraction and how all mentions of Green Coffee Extract have been scrubbed from their website. Oh, my. This sounds strangely familiar…
OH, right. They did this before with Garcinia Cambogia. The supplemental equivalent to worm urine.
I found another individual who was touting Green Coffee Extract as a magical fat-busting and chest-bursting supplement. His name is Dr. Lindsey Duncan, and here is his video. It’s obvious what his intent was, which was to capitalize on the Dr. Oz effect and sell a bunch of Green Coffee Extract, because, you know, he posted that it was touted by Dr. oz to be that magical super supplement. I’m sure he made himself a pretty penny at the time this was posted and I’m sure he bought himself a nice Rolex, some shitty drugs, and a toy poodle or two. Good for him?
Ah, as it turns out, Mr. Duncan appeared on the Dr. Oz show making the same claim about Green Coffee Excrement. He was also fined an obscene amount of money for his false claims. A total of nine million dollars, or about 612,315,000 Indian Rupees.
The FTC also implemented large-scale refunds because of this, totaling over 9 million in refunds in and mailing out over 190,000 checks back in 2016. In 2017, the FTC sent another 38,000 refund checks totaling over $2 million.
Oh, and Dr. Duncan is about as far away from a doctor as can be. Your local Wal-Greens cashier would be about as qualified as Dr. Duncan, if not more qualified. He received a degree from an unaccredited and now defunct naturopathic college that was based out of Alabama whose degrees are illegal to use in Texas as well as all other states. He would even hop onto the Dr. Oz show wearing a lab coat to make him look more “official.” That’s about as shady as a man who actually has a medical degree, creating a show where he slings a bunch of disproven supplements. The only thing that would be worse is someone who creates a show, puts a bunch of overweight people on it, then throws jelly and berates them the entire time.
Also, one thing to keep in mind is that recommendations made on TV talk shows like Dr. Oz or The Doctors are known to be fairly inaccurate. A study done by the British medical journal, which I mentioned in my previous article on Green Cofee Extract, had this for its conclusion:
“Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits. Approximately half of the recommendations have either no evidence or are contradicted by the best available evidence. Potential conflicts of interest are rarely addressed. The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.” Source
There is actual research out there that literally shows how inaccurate the claims on these shows can be. It is best to remain extremely skeptical of the advice and or recommendations made by these shows.
Okay, back to green coffee extract, there need to be higher quality studies done by people who do not have a vested interest in the success of the product. I could write a couple thousand more words, try to hammer it in some more and end up repeating myself over and over. Green Coffee Extract does not work well, at least not well enough to warrant purchasing. In other words, You would be better off sobbing into a donut and screaming at pictures of yourself naked instead of purchasing a bottle of Green Coffee Extract.