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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.*

Suggested Dosage:

Studies show that 1-5 grams of dry cocoa powder extract is effective in promoting desired results.

Ingredients:

100% Organic Cocoa Powder

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry dark place

 

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 17 × 2 × 14 cm

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