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By now everyone has heard about the real health-enhancing properties of cocoa. But as much as we would like to think so, munching on chocolate bars everyday isn't going to help us achieve good health.
Now you can get the feel-good benefits of cocoa easily with CocoaCalm capsules from Swanson Ultra®, featuring an advanced formulation designed to extend the activity and optimize the effects of cocoa's active constituents (called aldimines). CocoaCalm's exclusive blend includes standardized cocoa concentrate and almond extract to deliver more active aldimines than you'll find in any cocoa powder.
Emerging research is helping scientists learn more about the brain than ever before. Thanks to advanced imaging techniques, researchers have identified key active areas within the brain and developed models with which they can measure activity. This technology has been applied to the development and validation of the CocoaCalm formula.
Using SPECT brain scans, scientists can measure the blood flow in different parts of the brain. Increased blood flow, they believe, is indicative of increased activity. In some cases, increasing activity produces a desired effect; in others, decreasing activity is the goal.
One of the primary neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of mood and emotion is norepinephrine. SPECT scans of individuals using the CocoaCalm formulation suggest heightened activity in the area of the brain responsible for 70 percent of the brain's norepinepherine. Healthy levels of norepinephrine are associated with healthy and stable moods, emotions, motivation and more.
Alternately, increased activity in certain areas of the brain may result in undesirable thoughts, feelings and sensations. The deep thalamus, for instance, helps regulate sleep cycles, libido, stress reactions and more. When the deep thalamus is over stimulated, we can experience interruptions in sleep, loss of energy and feelings of sadness. SPECT scans of individuals using the CocoaCalm formulation show a down-regulation in deep thalamus activity, which scientists believe correlates with feelings of wellness.
CocoaCalm is more than a combination of cocoa and almond extracts. In fact, it is a highly complex, scientific formulation that harnesses the power of key constituents to improve and extend the natural potential of the key compounds.
CocoaCalm works fast and keeps working day after day. While typical cocoa extracts and other herbal or dietary supplements for cognitive well-being can take two weeks to a month to produce noticeable results, CocoaCalm users report benefits within just a few days—and sometimes, within hours.
Sure, the news may be tempting with headlines about how cocoa makes us feel good, helps ward off stress and even boosts energy; but plain old chocolate isn't the answer. When daily stress wears you down, reach for CocoaCalm and leave the candy to the kids.
Warning: Do not use if taking MAO inhibitors, tricyclic anti-depressants, SSRIs, or blood pressure medications. Consult your healthcare provider if you have any of the following: muscular dystrophy, cancer, heart trouble, thyroid conditions, glaucoma, or extreme allergies. Pregnant or lactating women and children under 12 should consult their healthcare provider before taking this product.