CocoaNol™

Cocoa Flavanols

CocoaNol™ is more than just cocoa – it’s cocoa that cares.

CocoaNol™ is an organic, Kosher, fair trade cocoa bean extract developed for the nutritional products market. Using a proprietary waterbased extraction technique, CocoaNol™ is offered in two distinct flavanol concentrations, NLT 3% and NLT 7%. The first one is a high fiber version standardized to NLT 3% flavanols. The second is a clear, water soluble version standardized to NLT 7% flavanols. This delivery system allows dietary supplement, food, and beverage companies to drive new product innovation.

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There is an increasing body of evidence identifying the positive role cocoa extract supplementation may have on human health. While chocolate and cocoa products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease, the health benefits described below are founded in ongoing scientific research.

Cardiovascular Benefits:

  • May promote lipid profiles and maintain cholesterol levels within a healthy range*
  • May promote circulatory health by maintaining blood vessel elasticity, reducing arterial stiffness, improving flow-mediated vasodilation, and lowering blood pressure*
  • May support endothelial function and help maintain blood pressure levels already within normal limits by increasing nitric oxide production*
  • May lead to modest but relatively consistent and significant decreases in blood pressure*

Mood/Cognitive Benefits:

  • May have a positive effect on brain flow by increasing cerebral oxygenation*
  • May lead to decreased risk of stroke*
  • May have a positive effect on mood, calmness, endocrine stress activity, and cognitive testing*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Flavanols: Emerging evidence suggests that cocoa flavanols, such as epicatechin or other catechins, can directly stimulate the nitric oxide synthase enzyme, therefore promoting cardiovascular health*. Possible mechanisms through which cocoa flavanols may provide cardiac support include inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and mediating nitric oxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

CocoaNol™ is an organic, kosher, non-GMO cocoa bean powder developed for the nutritional product market by supplier Theo Chocolate. Theo Chocolate was the first organic and fair trade bean-to-bar manufacturer in North America and has been revolutionizing industry standards since it joined the market in 2006.

Using a proprietary water-based extraction technique, CocoaNol™ is offered in two distinct flavanol concentrations, NLT 3% and NLT 7%. The first one is a high fiber version standardized to NLT 3% flavanols. The second is a clear, water soluble version standardized to NLT 7% flavanols. This delivery system allows dietary supplement, food, and beverage companies to drive new product innovation. Furthermore, the technique has ample benefits for consumers, including:

  • Increased antioxidants. Where most cocoa undergos fermentation and high heat roasting, CocoaNol’s™ gentle postharvest process retains much of the cocoa bean’s natural antioxidant content.
  • Improved epicatechin levels. The proprietary process also promotes higher levels of epicatechin compared to traditional cocoa products. Cocoa epicatechins, along with other cocoa flavanols, are credited with significant health benefits.
  • Consistent results. Each batch of CocoaNol™ is subject to the same, time-tested refined processes to ensure that its properties and benefits remain consistent, delivering a standardized amount of flavanols every time.

In addition to optimizing consumer health benefits, Theo Chocolate also takes pride in promoting the health and economic wellbeing of cocoa farmers worldwide. The company is founded on the principles of sustainability and transparency and is motivated by the goal of improving quality of life. Theo Chocolate’s model for working with farmers is simple: from training to infrastructure, the company supplies the tools necessary for farms to improve their processes and to elevate industry standards. Their cocoa crops are evaluated and farmers are provided with timely and constructive feedback in order to promote quality products. Theo Chocolate offers substantial price premiums in return for the quality product farmers produce, which in turn, assists in the creation of a stable farmer economy. Theo Chocolate believes that this process is not only a sound business practice, but is also ethically responsible.