Mars Botanical CocoVia Dietary Supplement Unsweetnened Beverage Mix (30 x 0.27 oz.) Dark Chocolate - 30 Packets (8.1 oz)(231 g)
Mars Botanical CocoVia Dietary Supplement Unsweetnened Beverage Mix is a delicious, dark chocolate flavored daily cocoa extract supplement. Mars Botanical CocoVia Dietary Supplement Unsweetnened Beverage Mix is designed to help support cardiovascular health by helping support healthy circulation and blood flow. Heart, brain, muscle, even exercise endurance, all depend on a healthy circulatory system, which is vital to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Mars Botanical CocoVia Dietary Supplement Unsweetnened Beverage Mix delivers a concentrated cocoa extract made from 100% pure cocoa, using the their patented process. Mars Botanical CocoVia Dietary Supplement Unsweetnened Beverage Mix unique process gently handles the cocoa from beginning to end, ensuring that the extract in every serving of CocoaVia delivers 250mg of cocoa flavanols and the most concentrated source of any cocoa extract!
- Stir into coffee, milk, yogurt, oatmeal, or protein shakes
- Each convenient, single-serving stick pack delivers 250mg of cocoa flavanols from cocoa extract
- 30 calories, 0.5g fat, 0g sugar
- Daily use recommended
Age is just a number. It's your inner age that really counts! Be your inner best every way you can, every day you can with CocoaVia daily cocoa extract supplement. Cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your arteries stay flexible at any age.
Not all cocoa is created equal
Although all chocolate is made from cocoa beans, a natural and abundant source of cocoa flavanols, not all chocolate or cocoa-based products contain cocoa flavanols because most traditional cocoa handling and processing procedures can destroy them. That's why the percent of cocoa (cacao) is not a reliable indicator of the level of cocoa flavanols. Gentle handling and processing of the cocoa bean, from harvesting of the bean through delivery of product, are critical in preserving the cocoa flavanols.
Mars, Incorporated scientists perfected and patented a process known as Cocoapro, which extracts the cocoa flavanols from the cocoa bean. This process preserves and protects the flavanols that are usually destroyed during normal cocoa handling and processing. CocoaVia is made using our patented Cocoapro process that not only extracts the cocoa flavanols directly from the seed of the cocoa fruit, but preserves them in the highest concentration available.
Chocolate is good, but cocoa flavanols are good for you. Every day more and more health benefits are being associated with chocolate. The truth is, the benefits come from the cocoa flavanols-not from how dark the chocolate is. Cocoa flavanols are the good-for-you phytonutrients found in nature. No other food on Earth can match the unique blend of flavanols found in cocoa. That's why experts have begun referring to the cocoa bean as nature's most surprising "superfruit."
What are cocoa flavanols?
Flavonoids represent a diverse class of naturally occurring compounds that can be found in a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods. Flavanols are a distinct group of compounds within the flavonoid family and the predominant flavonoids in tea, red wine and cocoa. Cocoa flavanols are a unique blend of phytonutrients that can only be found in the cocoa bean and are present in our CocoaVia cocoa extract supplement. Scientists have uncovered that cocoa flavanols can positively influence the body's vascular system. In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated that cocoa flavanols can help keep blood vessels healthy and support healthy circulation.
How can cocoa flavanols help support my health?
You probably don't think about it, but your circulatory system is the pathway for delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues from head to toe. Heart, brain, muscle, skin, eye health, even exercise performance depend on a healthy circulatory system for support. As you age, your blood vessels may become less flexible and able to expand when needed. So maintaining a healthy circulation helps to keep your body performing at its best on the inside so you have the support you need to do your best everyday. Cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation by helping your arteries keep their flexibility at any age. With daily intake, the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia work with your body to help maintain the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues, which helps you look, perform and feel your best everyday.
Living a healthy life starts from the inside. Maintaining a healthy circulatory system is a key component to your total health and wellbeing. Your heart, brain, muscles, skin, eye health-even exercise performance-all depend on a healthy circulation system for support. But as you age your blood vessels may become less flexible and able to expand when needed to keep circulation running smoothly.
Your circulatory system is comprised of your heart, blood, and all your blood vessels, including arteries, arterioles, veins, venules and capillaries.
Key Factors to Healthy Circulation
- The health of the blood vessels, in particular the inner lining of the vessel that comes into contact with the blood, known as the endothelium.
- The compound nitric oxide (NO), which is naturally produced by the body. NO helps to maintain a healthy environment within the blood vessel by helping to support the smooth, easy flow of blood to all parts of your body.
One of the many things that NO does is trigger the relaxation of the vessel in response to changes in blood flow. Cocoa flavanols work with your body to maintain healthy levels of NO, and by doing this, work within your body to help maintain the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your organs and tissues. When oxygen and nutrients can make their way to your cells, your body may be nourished, helping you perform at your best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should buy CocoaVia?
A: People who want to help maintain healthy circulation†. Healthy circulation is important to everyone. Heart health, brain health, eye health and even exercise performance depend on a healthy circulatory system for support.
Q: Why cocoa extract?
A: Cocoa extract naturally delivers flavanols, a group of plant compounds found in some fruits and vegetables. They are linked to powerful circulatory benefits.
Q: What are the benefits of cocoa flavanols?
A: Cocoa flavanols are a specific group of flavonoids. Research on cocoa has shown the flavanols in cocoa extract help maintain healthy circulation. Flavanols are a natural way to help renew your body. Over the last two decades, scientists have pinpointed a range of potential circulatory health benefits from cocoa flavanols. Healthy circulation gives your body the oxygen and nutrients where it needs them, when it needs them, to help you feel your best.
Q: Can flavanol content decrease over time?
A: As the product comes in a month's supply, we recommend that CocoaVia is used on a daily basis. Flavanol content in the cocoa extract can decrease over time under extreme circumstances, like high heat; however, CocoaVia is formulated and manufactured under strictly controlled conditions to preserve the level of flavanols in the cocoa extract. In typical cupboard conditions, flavanol content is stable within the best buy date printed on the box.
Q: What are procyanidins?
A: Procyanidins are chains of flavanol molecules, known as oligomers, found in cocoa and associated with the health benefits of cocoa.
Q: What is the difference between CocoaVia and other cocoa products that claim to contain cocoa flavanols?
A: CocoaVia contains a cocoa extract produced with a patented, proprietary process. CocoaVia products guarantee a concentrated source of flavanols in every serving. Other commercial cocoas are not produced to preserve flavanols. In fact, many manufacturers remove a large portion of the flavanols as a result of their production processes. Mars, Incorporated, a leader in cocoa research, has conducted numerous studies on cocoa products that preserve the phytonutrient content of cocoa. The cocoa extract in CocoaVia is produced by the patented Cocoapro process that guarantees a concentrated source of cocoa flavanols. At Mars Botanical, we promise to deliver a great tasting; quality product while striving for sustainability. This is our CocoaVia Guarantee.
Q: Are flavanols the same as flavonols?
A: No. Flavanols are often confused with another class of flavonoids spelled flavonols (with an o), which have a similar chemical structure but are not found in cocoa. Flavonols are contained in tea, onions, apples and some berries. Flavanols, like those found in our cocoa, have been shown to help maintain healthy circulation.
Q: What is the difference between flavonoids and flavanols?
A: Flavonoids represent a diverse class of naturally occurring polyphenol compounds that can be found in a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods. Scientists estimate there are 6,000-20,000 individual polyphenol compounds in nature. Flavanols are a distinct group of compounds within the flavonoid family and are the predominant flavonoids in tea, red wine and cocoa.
Q: Are flavanols antioxidants?
A: Flavanols have shown antioxidant activity in test tube research, but these results do not necessarily carry over to humans. Human research has shown that the health benefits of flavanols are due to mechanisms other than antioxidant effects.
Q: What are the benefits of CocoaVia?
A: CocoaVia, a daily cocoa extract supplement, delivers 250mg of cocoa flavanols, the plant compounds which help support healthy circulation and blood flow. They are also delicious and convenient for everyday use, both on the go and at home, making it easier for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Q: What are the benefits of healthy circulation?
A: Healthy blood flow and good circulation are vital to an active and healthy lifestyle. Your circulatory system is the network of vessels delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. When your blood is flowing properly, your vital organs get the oxygen and nutrients they need, to help you feel your best. Healthy circulation affects your total health:
- Proper nutrition and healthy circulation nourish your skin to keep it healthy and help you look your best.
- Endurance - Adequate blood flow helps deliver oxygen throughout your body, crucial during a workout to help you perform your best.
- Healthy circulation could help support exercise endurance.
Q: How can I promote good circulatory health?
A: Medical questions should always be directed to your physician or another health care professional. But the basics for promoting circulatory health include: Regular Exercise. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Quitting smoking. Ask your healthcare provider for help in making a plan to quit smoking. Maintaining or achieving a healthy weight. Work with your healthcare provider to set goals. Maintaining or achieving normal blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Talk with your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes and medical treatments to help you meet target levels. A healthy, balanced diet is another important step toward supporting healthy circulation. Choosing CocoaVia as part of a healthy lifestyle is a smart choice. Each serving of CocoaVia has 20-30 calories, depending on flavor. In addition, each serving has less than 1 gram of fat and a guaranteed level of cocoa extract.
Q: What is the benefit of cocoa extract?
A: Cocoa extract helps maintain healthy circulation† and thus helps your circulatory system deliver needed nutrients and oxygen throughout the body where it needs them, when it needs them.
Q: How do I know if I have circulation issues?
A: Medical questions should always be directed to your physician or another health care professional. If you have risk factors such as being overweight, smoking, lack of exercise, high blood sugar, or high blood pressure, you should consider discussing the importance of a healthy circulation and the actions you can take with your physician.
Q: Are these products suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians?
A: CocoaVia is not made with any animal products. However, as CocoaVia is made in a location where egg ingredients are used, this product may not be suitable for vegans or some vegetarians.
Q: Are these products Kosher Certified?
A: Yes, CocoaVia is certified OU.
Q: Are these products recommended for pregnant and lactating women?
A: CocoaVia is not recommended for use by pregnant or lactating women.
Q: Is this product safe for children?
A: As a cocoa extract supplement, CocoaVia has been designed for adults to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many of the ingredients in this product are found in foods we eat every day. As with most dietary supplements they are not designed for and not tested on children. As always consult your healthcare provider when adding a new dietary supplement to your regime.
Q: Can I use these products as a meal replacement?
A: CocoaVia was developed to be included in the diet as a dietary supplement, not as a meal replacement. It was not formulated to provide enough protein or vitamins and minerals for a meal and does not provide enough calories.
Q: Can I take this with medication?
A: As with any dietary supplement, we strongly recommend that you notify your healthcare professional you are interested in adding CocoaVia to your daily regime. You can let him/her know that CocoaVia contains cocoa extract that has been processed to deliver 250mg of cocoa flavanols, compounds shown to help maintain health circulation.
Q: Does milk dairy affect the absorption of flavanols?
A: Though it was originally thought that milk might affect the absorption of cocoa flavanols into the body, today we in fact know that milk does not. So continue to enjoy your favorite CocoaVia product in any of the dairy products you prefer.
Q: Breaking down flavanols in hot temperatures
A: Cocoa flavanols are susceptible to degradation, particularly at high temperatures. Thus, it is not advised to add CocoaVia to your beverage and then heat it, for example, in a microwave. Instead, CocoaVia should be added to an already hot beverage, mixed, and then consumed. The cocoa flavanols in a hot drink are stable during the typical time it takes to consume the beverage (e.g., 30 min). If the drink is allowed to cool, and then reheated, the cocoa flavanols will begin to be degraded and altered. For this reason, it is best to add CocoaVia to an already hot drink in order to get the best taste and the most cocoa flavanols.
Q: Does adding CocoaVia to hot or warm liquid drinks such as milk or coffee or to warm foods such as oatmeal result in any loss of cocoa flavanols?
A: Please enjoy CocoaVia in hot or warm liquids, as well as with your oatmeal and rest assured that there is no loss in cocoa flavanols. Cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia can be enjoyed hot, warm or cold at any time of the day or night, according to your taste!
CocoaVia is branch of Mars Botanical. The mission of Mars Botanical is to improve human health by promoting and delivering the natural power of cocoa flavanols through passionate and caring entrepreneurship. Mars Symbioscience was established in 2007 as the global health segment of Mars, Incorporated, developing innovative products and services supported by evidence-based science. Mars Botanical is a business unit of Mars Symbioscience and is focused on research and product development involving cocoa extract and cocoa flavanols. Mars Botanical has been tasked to continue to build on the nearly 20-year heritage of Mars, Incorporated's global scientific leadership that has investigated the health and biomedical potential of flavanols while establishing a sustainable, certified source of cocoa traceable from pod to product.
Their business focuses on research and product development involving cocoa extract and cocoa flavanols. Mars Botanical harvests cocoa with your health in mind. They create real food with cocoa flavanols, backed by real gold-standard scientific research and as such, they deliver real health benefits for you.
Mars Botanical believes in cocoa sustainability
Mars Botanical cares about creating a sustainable, certified source of cocoa from pod to product. They work closely with Indonesian farmers to plant, harvest and cultivate their fruit - ultimately increasing their profitability and improving the quality of life for local communities. Through our cocoa sustainability programs, they are making a positive difference around the world. As a leader in research and innovation, they help bring the environmental, economic and social benefits to farmers and their communities.
For decades, Mars, Incorporated has helped bring together the cocoa industry with leaders in related fields to create and fund beneficial research programs. These programs include education and training for farmers, development of pest/disease resistant cocoa crops, and other pioneering avenues for cocoa research. Their commitment enables us to deliver the one-of-a-kind, high-quality, cocoa extract found in CocoaVia.