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Where Does the Natural Energy Boost in Dark Chocolate Come From? Hint: It’s Not Caffeine

April 2, 2015

3.7.15_EvolveExpo 1It is a common misconception that Dark Chocolate contains caffeine. This persistent rumor often keeps those who are trying to cut back on caffeine from consuming Dark Chocolate. However, cacao (Dark Chocolate) does not contain caffeine; it actually contains Theobromine. Theobromine is what gives you that energized feeling after drinking a Mayesa and while still technically an energy booster, it is much gentler than its chemical cousin.

Dispelling the Urban Legend
Maybe it is because Theobromine and caffeine share similar structures, but even experts often confuse the two chemicals. While it is true that these two alkaloids are related, they are actually very different and have very different properties. Theobromine is the active ingredient in Dark Chocolate, naturally occurring only in cacao. Caffeine does not naturally occur in Dark Chocolate. The only way Dark Chocolate products contain caffeine is if it is an added ingredient. In other words, Mayesa does not contain caffeine, but does give you the uplifting feeling that comes from consuming Theobromine.

A Gentle Boost
While both Theobromine and caffeine stimulate the cardiovascular system, this is where the similarity really ends. Caffeine gives you a fast-acting and intense boost of so-called “nervous energy.” It may increase your alertness, but it can also increase your emotional stress level. Too much caffeine can cause the jitters, and actually inhibit your productivity. Theobromine, on the other hand, is slow-acting and gentle, increasing feelings of well-being and acts as a mild anti-depressant. This is why the energy you feel after drinking a Mayesa is smooth and long-lasting, not jagged and nervous. In addition, Theobromine is not physically addictive, and very few people are allergic to it.

Healthy Stimulation
There’s no denying that some days, you just need a boost to get through the day. However, with the consumption of too much caffeine linked to many health issues, such as heart trouble, dehydration headaches and stress, many of us are looking for ways to cut back. This is where Theobromine comes into the picture. Replacing your afternoon latte with a Mayesa is a great-tasting, natural and healthy way to get the energy boost you need.

To find out where to buy Mayesa, the delicious and healthy Dark Chocolate Drink, visit our store locator page. You can also order online. Here’s to a gentle and uplifting feeling that you can get with Mayesa and Theobromine!

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