Benefits of Dark Chocolate

 

Though there are countless articles across the Internet that attest to the benefits of dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content, we decided to concisely summarize these findings to save you time.

Below are just a few indisputable facts about dark chocolate that are consistent with the fundamental promises of CBD and other cannabinoids.

 

  • Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.

  • The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which provide several health benefits.

  • Dark chocolate contains several compounds that possess antioxidant properties, such as flavanols and polyphenols. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress. 

  • Effects of oxidative stress also contribute to the development of a variety of diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, eye disease, and cancer.

  • Dark chocolate can mobilize stem cells.

  • As to blood pressure, the flavanols in dark chocolate stimulate nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to dilate, or widen, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

  • Stimulating nitric oxide production increases bioavailability of cannabinoids in the bloodstream, improving the overall effectiveness of cannabinoid therapies.

  • Regularly eating dark chocolate may help reduce a person’s likelihood of developing heart disease.

  • Dark chocolate contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the body. As you know, CBD supports the body’s natural inflammation response.


Note: Buoyant’s dark chocolate has 72% cocoa content. For those that prefer the guilty pleasure of milk chocolate, we’ve got you covered.