Cocoa Powder Extract
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Cocoa Powder Extract
Cocoa is thought to have first been used by the Maya civilization of Central America. It was introduced to Europe by Spanish conquerors in the 16th century and quickly became quickly became popular. Today, cocoa is most famous for its role in chocolate production. However, modern research has revealed that it does indeed contain important compounds that science has found to promote cognitive health, these include:
- Cocoa has been studied to have positive effects on mood: Studies investigating potentially psychoactive fractions of chocolate were also included. Eight studies (in six articles) met the inclusion criteria for assessment of chocolate or its components on mood, of which five showed either an improvement in mood state or an attenuation of negative mood.*
- Cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols: It is well documented by scientific studies that foods rich in polyphenols produces a plethora of health benefits as outlined in the study above The consumption of natural polyphenol-rich foods, and cocoa, in particular, has been related to a reduced risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease and stroke. Intervention studies strongly suggest that cocoa exerts a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health.*
- Cocoa has been shown to potentially assist in weight management: Chocolate has been shown to be potentially been associated with lower BMI (Body Mass Index) potentially due to antioxidant phytonutrients like catechins that could contribute to favourable relationships of chocolate consumption to insulin sensitivity and BP.*
Studies show that 1-5 grams of dry cocoa powder extract is effective in promoting desired results.
100% Organic Cocoa Powder
Store in a cool, dry dark place
FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD
Not suitable for children or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietic supervision. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and appropriate physical training or exercise program.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this supplement or any other supplements if you are under 18, pregnant or nursing a baby or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/ or taking prescription drug(s) or other medication(s). Always consult with a qualified medical professional before taking any new dietary supplements. This product makes no claims to prevent, diagnose, cure or alleviate any disease, ailment, defect or injury. All Information is pulled from research studies and is for educational purposes only.
|Dimensions||17 × 2 × 14 cm|