EleMental for Attitude, Mood & Focus

Cocoa Flavonoids & Brain Function*
A study conducted at the University of Nottingham in the UK found that cocoa flavanols could increase blood flow to key areas of the brain. Researchers tested the brain’s activation during cognitive tasks using functional MRI. Professor Ian MacDonald, professor of physiology says that the cocoa flavanols were associated with high blood flow response to selective areas of the brain.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacology, 2006;47 Suppl 2:S215-20, “The effect of flavanol-rich cocoa on the fMRI response to a cognitive task in healthy young people.” Francis ST, Head K, Morris PG, Macdonald IA. Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, UK.

Mood & Cognitive Performance*
J Psychopharmacol. 2009 Nov 26. “Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort.” Scholey AB, French SJ, Morris PJ, Kennedy DO, Milne AL, Haskell CF., NICM Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University.

Proc Nutr Soc, 2008 May; 67(2): 238-252, “Food for Thought: the role of dietary flavonoids in enhancing human memory, learning and neurocognitive performance.” Spencer, JP., Molecular Nutrition Group, School of Chemistry, Food Biosciences and Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK.

Cocoa Flavonols & Healthy Blood Flow*
Consumption of cocoa rich flavonols, a sub-group of naturally occurring flavonoids, may be associated with the modulation of nitric oxide, according to new research from a team of scientists at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Nitric oxide is a compound critical for healthy blood flow and blood pressure and has been identified by scientists as an important compound in the area of cardiovascular health. It is produced in the lining of blood vessels and its major functions include opening up the arteries to increase blood flow, maintain elasticity and prevent platelets from adhering to artery walls.

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