Cocoa Powders, Dark Chocolate, Extracts, Nibs & Supplements
Chocolate and cocoa can be good sources of copper, an essential mineral. Find out how much copper is in chocolates and cocoa in the ConsumerTips section of our Dark Chocolate and Cocoas Review.
Also find out how much cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, we found in popular products, and see our Top Picks among dark chocolate bars, cocoa powders, and cocoa supplements.
Did consuming a large daily amount of cocoa flavanols help women with insulin resistance in a recent study? Find out in the What It Does section of our Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Review. Also see our Top Picks among dark chocolate bars and cocoa products.
Also see: Which supplements and foods can help lower or control blood sugar?
Does dark chocolate increase the blood-thinning effects of medications such as clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.
Also see: Are there supplements, foods, or beverages that I should avoid when taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
Do the flavanols in cocoa and dark chocolate lower blood pressure? See what a recent study found in people with normal blood pressure, as well as results for people with hypertension.
A CL member recently asked how cadmium and lead make their way into cocoa and chocolate products. Find out in the Cadmium, Lead and Arsenic section of our Dark Chocolates, Cocoa & Cacao Supplements Review. Also, find out how much cadmium ConsumerLab found in cocoa products.
We've just tested and Approved three CocoaVia products through our voluntary Quality Certification Program and one is now a Top Pick. Find out how these compare to other cocoa supplements, powders, dark chocolate bars, chips, and nibs – as well as our Top Picks among these, in our updated Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Review.
Results were recently published for the largest study to-date of cocoa extract given to older men and women. See if it helped lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and death in the Cardiovascular section of our Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Review. Also see our Top Picks among dark chocolate bars, cocoa powders, nibs, and supplements.