Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
Promoted by Dr. Oz and other celebrity health gurus, the green coffee bean weight loss aid has drawn skepticism from health experts and made consumers suspicious of false advertising and unauthorized credit card charges. Scambook, the Internet’s leading online complaint resolution platform, has received over 370 complaints from users claiming that manufacturers of the green coffee extract products are ripping them off.
“As with other fad diet supplements, if the weight loss claims are too good to be true, they probably are. Most of these products don't live up to their hype and end up costing consumers hundreds of dollars,” says Scambook’s Director of Marketing, Kase Chong.
Green coffee bean extract refers to the coffee bean prior to roasting that contains a chemical called chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is alleged to have health benefits for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and metabolism boosting effects when taken daily for twelve consecutive weeks. *
However, there is a lack of medical research on chlorogenic acid to supports these results. Most green coffee diet products cite a study published by Dr. Joe Vinson for the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. Although Vinson’s study found that participants lost on average seventeen pounds, the results were found to occur over a five-month duration, not immediately, and the study also contained only sixteen people. These participants also lost about the same amount during the study’s placebo phase, leading experts to question the efficacy of green coffee bean supplements. **
To date, Scambook has received over 370 complaints about weight loss products containing green coffee, with over $46,000 in total unresolved reported damages. Whether the product was never received, the product didn’t deliver the desired weight loss results, or the consumer was charged more than e
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