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Monday, September 12, 2011

a little more on the use of cacao (chocolate) as a nootropic (brain doping) supplement

While the first samples given cognitive tests to determine the efficacy of chocolate in increasing intelligence indulged in sweets among an epidemic of hypoglycemia, later tests1 controlled for the presence of glycemic loads (glucose potentials) of chocolate used in the experiments.

The vasodilator theobromine in chocolate has in the average human a biological half-life of eight hours, so I would give yourself some time off it - otherwise your vasoconstrictive muscles could atrophy, making it more difficult for your body to adjust your blood pressure.

1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21324330, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19942640

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