Scientific Research


Featured Studies


Heart Health

Cocoa flavanol intake improves endothelial function and Framingham Risk Score in healthy men and women: a randomised, controlled, double-masked trial: the Flaviola Health Study.
British Journal of Nutrition, Oct 2015
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Brain Health

Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults.
Nature Neuroscience, Dec 2014
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Total Body Health

Safety and efficacy of cocoa flavanol intake in healthy adults: a randomized, controlled, double-masked trial.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec 2015
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Good for Your Heart

Your cardiovascular system is a crucial part of your health, and it involves much more than just your heart. The miles of blood vessels are critical to your heart health. When your arteries are flexible, they are able to enable the smooth, easy flow of blood, head-to-toe, helping you stay healthy, from the inside! See more about this research here.

Fisher, N.D., et al.
J Hypertens, 2003. 21(12): p. 2281-6
Heiss, C., et al.
J Am Coll Cardiol, 2005. 46(7): p. 1276-83.
Fisher, N.D. and N.K. Hollenberg
24(8): p. 1575-80
Schroeter, H., et al.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2006. 103(4): p. 1024-9.
Berry, N.M., et al.
Br J Nutr, 2010. 103(10): p. 1480-4.
Davison, K., et al.
J Hum Hypertens, 2010. 24(9): p. 568-76.



Good for Your Brain

That’s why your brain depends on the constant replenishment of oxygen and nutrients in order to perform at its best. When your cardiovascular system is functioning at its peak, the function and performance of your brain are supported. See more about this research here.



Good for Your Whole Body

Mars, Inc. has been studying cocoa flavanols for over 20 years. Over this time, numerous scientific studies have been published on how the body absorbs and transforms these flavanols, their safety, as well as how cocoa flavanols can work to help keep your whole body healthy — from the surface of your skin to the microbes in your gut. See more about this research here.

Rios, L.Y., et al.
Am J Clin Nutr, 2002. 76(5): p. 1106-10.
Schramm, D.D., et al.
Life Sci, 2003. 73(7): p. 857-69.
Ottaviani, J.I., et al.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2012. 95(4): p. 851-858.
Rodriguez-Mateos, A., et al.
Br J Nutr, 2012: p. 1-8.

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