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It's what's inside that counts.

You’ve probably heard that there are health benefits associated with dark chocolate. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Chocolate is good, but cocoa flavanols are good for you.

Cocoa flavanols are the beneficial phytonutrients (also known as plant-based nutrients) found naturally in cocoa, and no other food on Earth can match cocoa’s unique blend of flavanols. That’s why experts refer to the cocoa bean as nature’s most surprising “superfruit.”

When consumed daily, cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation, which is important for overall health as well as cardiovascular health, cognitive health, skin health, blood flow and exercise performance. Chocolate tastes great, but it can’t do all that!

Healthy circulation = healthy body

You may not always think about it, but the health of your circulatory system is critically important to living and aging well - it's the unsung hero of the human body! The circulatory system is a complex network of blood vessels, arteries and capillaries that travel from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. If you were to lay your circulatory system out, it would stretch more than 60,000 miles!

Your circulatory system is the pathway for delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues.

  • Heart health
  • Brain health
  • Muscle, skin and eye health
  • Exercise performance

All depend on a healthy circulatory system for support.  As you age, your blood vessels may become less flexible and less able to expand when needed, so maintaining circulatory health is a vital part of living and aging well.

Through decades of research, cocoa flavanols have been scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your arteries stay flexible at any age. With daily use, the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement work with your body to help maintain the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues – and this helps you look, perform and feel your best every day.

Scientific Research

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Mars, Incorporated has researched the health benefits of cocoa flavanols for more than 20 years.

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