Chocolate is the MOST craved food in the world, and for good reason!

 

More than just a delightful sensory experience, the alluring cocoa bean delivers myriad health benefits, such as healthy energy and cognitive acuity plus mood and cardiovascular support—-all in one tasty package!

 

Chocolate contains a variety of health-promoting constituents:

Theobromine – The active energy compound, which offers a sustained and nourishing energy boost.

Anandamides – Derived from the Sanskrit word, ananda, which means “joy, bliss, delight,” anadamide is an endogenous messenger molecule that plays a role in producing a feel-good state.

Polyphenols – Micronutrients with antioxidant activity, obtained from fruits and vegetables.

Nutritious Minerals – Major and macro minerals are necessary for health and proper cell functioning.

Biogenic Amines – Form the health-supportive enzymes present in raw food materials.

Amino Acids – The building blocks of protein synthesis.

 

Isolating Chocolate’s Health Benefits

 

There is so much to LOVE to about chocolate, but most of us could do without the sugar, fat and dairy that comes with it.

 

For health-conscious consumers, the answer is Chocamine®, a patented, cocoa-based ingredient that delivers the best of chocolate—taste, aroma, energy and health benefits—without the sugar, fat, dairy and guilt.

All of the health-promoting constituents of chocolate (listed above) are retained in Chocamine®. When it comes to energy support, it’s important to know just how much chocolate’s major active energy compound, theobromine, differs from caffeine.

In chemistry terms, the two molecules are very similar, except that theobromine (C7H8N4O2) has a hydrogen atom where caffeine (C8H10N4O2) has a methyl group.

Theobromine Molecule

Caffeine Molecule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The physiological effects of the two compounds, theobromine and caffeine, are different as well. Theobromine…

• has a milder stimulant effect, resulting in jitter-free energy. 1,2
• has a longer half-life in the body, thereby providing longer-lasting energy. 1,2
• has been shown to have less of an effect on sleep than caffeine. 1
• is less addictive than caffeine, due to the differences in adenosine receptor activity. 1

References:
1 Smit HJ. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2011;(200):201-34.
2 Mumford GK, et al. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1996;51:319–25.

 

Chocamine® Offers Versatile Product Development Capabilities

 

From beverages, bars and confections to dietary supplements and powdered drinks, Chocamine® can be used in a wide variety of applications.

 

The primary markets for Chocamine® include:

Energy & Cardiovascular Health
• Energy & Endurance
• Sports Nutrition
• Healthy Circulation

Mood & Cognition
• Positive Mood & Outlook
• Cognitive Function: Focus, Memory & Mental Acuity
Click here to view the results of studies with Chocamine® for improved focus, concentration and short-term memory.

Healthy Weight
• Cravings & Satisfaction
• Weight Management

Anti-Aging & Wellness

 

The Energy Marketplace Has Evolved!

 

Health-conscious consumers are seeking novel ways to boost energy, mood and cognition with products that are not only delicious, but good for weight management as well. Product developers can succeed now more than ever before by developing more nutritive and nourishing energy sources.

Use Chocamine® in your next product and give your customers exactly what they want: every blissful benefit of chocolate without any of the guilt!

 

Have an Idea for a Product?

 

RFI can help you bring it to market! Blueprints for Health® is our quick-to-market product development and formulation service designed to streamline the entire product launch process from concept to shelf. Contact us today!

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