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Cocoa Flavanols and Health


Chocolate is good, but cocoa flavanols are good for you. Every day more and more health benefits are being associated with chocolate. The truth is, the benefits come from the cocoa flavanols—not from how dark the chocolate is. Cocoa flavanols are the good-for-you phytonutrients found in nature. No other food on Earth can match the unique blend of flavanols found in cocoa. That’s why experts have begun referring to the cocoa bean as nature’s most surprising “superfruit.”


What are cocoa flavanols?

Flavonoids represent a diverse class of naturally occurring compounds that can be found in a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods. Flavanols are a distinct group of compounds within the flavonoid family and the predominant flavonoids in tea, red wine and cocoa. Cocoa flavanols are a unique blend of phytonutrients that can only be found in the cocoa bean and are present in our CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement. Scientists have uncovered that cocoa flavanols can positively influence the body’s vascular system. In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated that cocoa flavanols can help keep blood vessels healthy and support healthy circulation.†


How can cocoa flavanols help support my health?

You probably don’t think about it, but your circulatory system is the pathway for delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues from head to toe. Heart, brain, muscle, skin, eye health, even exercise performance depend on a healthy circulatory system for support. As you age, your blood vessels may become less flexible and able to expand when needed. So maintaining a healthy circulation helps to keep your body performing at its best on the inside so you have the support you need to do your best everyday. Cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your arteries keep their flexibility at any age. With daily intake, the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® work with your body to help maintain the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues, which helps you look, perform and feel your best everyday.

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