Origin: Cacao beans, chocolate, coffee beans, guarana berries, and some tea leaves
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Overview: Theobromine is a bitter, crystalline alkaloid extracted from the leaves and seeds of the cacao plant. It has a 10 percent concentration level.
It is used as a diuretic and a nerve stimulant as it is closely related to caffeine. Theobromine is used as a vasodilator, a diuretic aid, and a heart stimulant. It is also used to help treat high blood pressure, provided energy boosting effects, and helps to safely reduce body fat levels.
Unlike caffeine, theobromine has three methyl groups instead of two, and the presence of an additional methyl group slows the clearance of theobromine from the body. Thus, theobromine is a longer acting substance than caffeine. The recommended dosage for theobromine depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions.
- Lowering blood pressure
- Increasing cardiovascular stimulation
- Improving performance of mental tasks and reducing mental fatigue
- Increasing blood flow and decreasing fluid accumulation in the body
- Lessing coughing and asthmatic episodes
- Promoting healthy enamel in the teeth and preventing tooth decay
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving cholesterol levels
- Suppressing appetite which may help in promoting weight loss
Common Dosage: 350 mg to 1000 mg