Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Liquor, Xylitol from birch tree, Non-deodorized Organic Cocoa Butter, CoQ10, Sunflower Lecithin and Natural Vanilla Flavor.
Warnings: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Nursing or pregnant women should consult with their physician prior to using this product.
This product is intended for human consumption only.
Current expiration date is Sept 2017
A number of studies link high-purity chocolate to cardiovascular health. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis confirmed there is an association between chocolate consumption and heart health. More research is needed to further elucidate the relationship, but “levels of chocolate consumption seem to be associated with a substantial reduction in the risk of cardiometabolic disorders.”1
Flavanol-rich chocolate supports heart health by helping to maintain optimal blood flow. It is beneficial for vascular function as it helps increase nitric oxide bioavailability and decrease oxidative stress.2 These CoQ10 chocolates are high in flavanols and purity, made with 70% organic cocoa.
Another study concluded that regular intake of flavanols, including those found in cocoa, contribute to endothelial blood flow by supporting a healthy population of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs).3
We offer the only chocolate made with this patented process. It is completely sugar-free and all-natural. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol with a chemical composition that is very close to glucose. It does not load the liver, like other sugar alcohols. It also helps retard tooth decay (which is why you see it used in some of the popular sugarless chewing gums).
Xylitol is able to penetrate the cell membrane without the use of insulin. It does not increase blood sugar levels, but is converted to glucose within the cells and used as energy. Because of this action, it can be consumed by people with insulin resistant disorders such as diabetes, metabolic disorder and hypo-glycemic individuals.
Each square of Healthy Chocolate yields 6,805 ORAC units. The ORAC scale is a way of measuring antioxidant content in foods. Our chocolate is processed at low temperatures to ensure that the antioxidant content is preserved. One square provides a full daily serving of antioxidants.
*Xylitol does not promote tooth decay.
Chocolate may melt in heat during shipping. If your shipping address is currently experiencing hot weather, we recommend selecting the cool pack radio button below the product image. We also advise USPS priority mail or 2-3 day UPS service. We cannot be responsible for the chocolates’ arrival condition beyond that threshold.
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