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Cocoavia

Postby dlerner » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:44 am

Thoughts on using this? Capsules or powder?
What about Tumeric

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Re: Cocoavia

Postby BrianR » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:39 pm

dlerner wrote:Thoughts on using this? Capsules or powder?


Richard Isaacson, et al reference this paper:
Desideri, G., Kwik-Uribe, C., Grassi, D., Necozione, S., Ghiadoni, L., and Mastroiacovo, D. Benefits in cognitive function, blood pressure, and insulin resistance through cocoa flavanol consumption in elderly subjects with mild cognitive impairment: the Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) study. Hypertension. 2012; 60: 794–801
Available here: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/101/3/538/4569408

Note that the COCOA research was supported by Mars.

According to the paper, if you have issues with insulin sensitivity, cocoa might help. Separately, Consumer Labs found the CocoaVia had the best price per quantity of cocoa flavanols (and minimal cadmium contamination) when they last tested (2017, I think).

You should probably skim the paper and see if you think you're part of the population who might benefit.

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Re: Cocoavia

Postby floramaria » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:43 pm

dlerner wrote:Thoughts on using this? Capsules or powder?
What about Tumeric



Hi dlerner,

It must be "Turmeric Night" here at ApoE.info! There have been several posts this evening about curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric. A good way to join that conversation, and to catch up on what people have already posted on this topic is to look at "turmeric" or/and "curcumin" using the Search function. You can access that by clicking on the magnifying glass to the left of your user name.
There are a lot of interesting posts on the subject.

there is one post that mentions CocoVia. I hope that helps.
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Re: Cocoavia

Postby Metta4 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:11 pm

Hi dlerner,

My experience with Cocovia was that it made me ill and I had to throw $50 worth of it away. Maltodextrin affects a lot of people with GI distress and I'm one of them. I am also not convinced that the research that claimed it was useful should be trusted since it was paid for by the makers of Cocovia. Now I just buy raw organic Cacao powder that claims it has no heavy metals.

Hope that's useful.

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Re: Cocoavia

Postby LOL444 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:06 pm

Welcome Metta4! It is great to have you as a part of our community. Thank you for sharing your experience!
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Re: Cocoavia

Postby floramaria » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:12 pm

Metta4 wrote:Hi dlerner,

My experience with Cocovia was that it made me ill and I had to throw $50 worth of it away. Maltodextrin affects a lot of people with GI distress and I'm one of them. I am also not convinced that the research that claimed it was useful should be trusted since it was paid for by the makers of Cocovia. Now I just buy raw organic Cacao powder that claims it has no heavy metals.

Hope that's useful.


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Re: Cocoavia

Postby Metta4 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:02 pm

Thanks floramaria! I will try to get up to speed on using the wiki, and I've finally introduced myself in "Our Stories."

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Re: Cocoavia

Postby NF52 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:44 pm

Metta4 wrote:Thanks floramaria! I will try to get up to speed on using the wiki, and I've finally introduced myself in "Our Stories."
Hi Metta4,
Here's a direct link to the section on the wiki that gives tip (and screen shots) of the most common "how do I..." questions: "How-To" Get the most out of the ApoE4.info website. As Floramaria said, the wiki itself is a treasure trove of great information, easy to browse the main topic headings by clicking on "Wiki" in the upper corner of any forum page.

Thanks also for sharing your story in the Our Stories forum. Many of us found our way here after the sad journey of a parent or other loved ones with dementia. It makes us both more determined not to take our brains for granted and more understanding of those who are now caregivers and care partners.

Since you posted about your interest in electrical sensitivity and the BBB, you may be interested in this thread, which received 33 posts and lots of views. Feel free to re-surface it with a post of information and resources you've come across--we love people who add to our information banks!

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