Whether you are trying to maintain a healthy weight or you are attempting to reach a weight loss goal, sometimes, even with a healthy diet and rigorous workout routine, our bodies could use an additional boost. Different studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of different compounds in helping to reduce fat absorbed and retained by the body. Two of the most common supplements studied are Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean Extract. While both supplements have been reported to possess weight controlling properties, professionals have not suggested the usage of one as being superior to the other. What are these supplements, what are their benefits, and why should you consider adding them to your supplement regimen? Choosing which supplement to add should be influenced by both your current diet composition and ultimate weight loss goals.
What are Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean Extract?
Raspberry Ketones Review: Raspberry ketones  are compounds naturally found in red raspberries. The Raspberry Ketone compound has been studied [2,3] for its anti-obesity and fat rejecting capabilities useful in different areas of the body including the liver and fat depositing areas.
Green Coffee Bean Extract Review: Green Coffee Bean Extract  is a compound derived from unroasted, ripe coffee beans. Since these beans have not been roasted in preparation for regular coffee consumption, they contain high levels of chlorogenic acid, caffeine, and different beneficial polyphenol compounds.
How do these supplements work?
In different studies [2,3] Raspberry Ketones have been shown to help reduce weight and fat deposits by increasing antioxidant activity in the body, decreasing harmful deterioration of liver cells due to fat, increased production of energy through metabolism of fatty acid deposits, and improved production of norepinephrine which subsequently increases the body’s ability to breakdown and utilize lipid structures. In one study  mice were fed a diet high in different fats while simultaneously being given Raspberry Ketones. It was noted that the supplement decreased both the total body weight of the mice and the fat weight inside the liver despite the introduction of a high fat diet.
Green Coffee Bean Extract [3,4,5], the unroasted predecessor to the popular drink, contains high levels of both caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid levels can be depleted during preparatory roasting. These compounds have been shown [5,6] to not only help increase the body’s production of energy, but also to help decrease and utilize the body’s deposits of fat throughout the body. They perform this action by inhibiting the body’s ability to actually absorb fat while simultaneously promoting the liver’s ability to metabolize existing fat into usable energy. Not only can these supplements boost weight loss, but they can also provide increased energy production necessary to power through your intensive workout sessions.