What is Svetol®?
Svetol® is a natural plant extract of decaffeinated green coffee rich in active components.
Svetol®'s specific composition has been studied in detail. Study results demonstrate the presence of accrued Chlorogenic acids.
Chlorogenic acids are present in a variety of foods that are consumed daily. Their principle food source is coffee, as indicated in the comparative chart below:
|Food||Portion size||Total Chlorogenic acids (in mg/portion)|
|Cherry||200 g||Between 94 and 520|
|Apple||200 g||Between 10.8 and 213.4|
|Kiwi||100 g||Between 60 and 100|
|Eggplant||200 g||Between 10 and 13|
|Plum||200 g||Between 136 and 1,100|
|Filtered coffee||200 mL||Between 70 and 200|
|Instant coffee||200 mL||Between 70 and 220|
Sources: Phenolics in food & nutraceuticals, Shahidi F and Naszk M, 2003.
Biodisponibilité et effet antioxidant des acides phénoliques du café, Lafay et al., 2005.
The benefits of Chlorogenic acids on our health have been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies.
A study by Richelle et al. not only confirms the anti-oxidant power of Chlorogenic acids from coffee, but also shows that the anti-oxidant power of coffee is approximately twice that of chocolate beverages. The works of Bandyopadhyay et al. and Jiang et al. equally confirm the benefits of Chlorogenic acids on health.
Svetol® is rich in Chlorogenic acids. A 400 mg dose of Svetol® corresponds to the equivalent of 3 to 6 cups of coffee (depending on the quality of the coffee and the method of preparation). However, Chlorogenic acids are not the only active components in Svetol®. Svetol® also contains caffeic acid, well known for its anti-oxidant power. Studies carried out by Naturex have demonstrated the significant anti-oxidant power of caffeic acid, notably by limiting lipid oxidation in the liver.
Svetol® has a particularly unique composition that guarantees the absence of certain molecules found in coffee which, the scientific world agrees, have potentially harmful effects on health, especially in high doses. For this reason, Svetol® is guaranteed free of cafestol and kahweol and contains less caffeine than a quarter of a cup of coffee.