Mars applies gold standard scientific methods to its cocoa flavanol
research to achieve a high level of scientific rigor, including a comprehensive program spanning analytical to human clinical trials, collaboration with leading global scientists and publication in the most prestigious health and science journals.
and flavonol contents of each extract were determined spectrophotometrically at 640 nm and 360 nm, respectively (Treutter 1989; Mazza et al.
The bad news is that this study uses a specially produced flavanol
rich chocolate, so normal dark chocolate won't give you the same effect.
(-)-Epicatechin acts like a prodrug, since these effects involve O-methylation of the flavanol
and are attributed to apocynin-like inhibition of endothelial NADPH oxidase.
Choxi+ Minibars have been designed to supply all the flavanol
antioxidants that people need without tempting anyone to eat more chocolate than they really should.
A DELICIOUS 25g Choxi+ Minibar contains just 136 calories and provides a whole day's supply of flavanol
They found that the beverage, which contained much higher than normal levels of flavanol
compounds, significantly improved the function of arteries.
"When chocolate manufacturers make confectionery, the natural cocoa solids can be darkened and the flavanols
, which are bitter, removed, so even a dark-looking chocolate can have no flavanol
For CocoaVia, Mars uses cocoa powder specially processed to maximize flavanol
The steady growth of the dark chocolate segment is due to several factors, including the changing palate of American consumers as they seek new flavors and textures, combined with increased consumer awareness of the benefits of flavanol
The higher the percentage of cacao in the mix, the higher the flavanol
content, and the greater the health benefits.