Friday, November 15, 2013

Chocamine: The chocolate extract that boosts mood, energy and maybe fat burning.

Chocamine is an extract from cocoa where you get the health benefits of chocolate without the sugar. The active ingredients are often added to fat burners, mood support supplements and pre-workouts. They support a lower appetite and a faster metabolism.

These ingredients include caffeine, tyramine, theobromine, and phenylethylamine (PEA).

Dose it at 1-2 grams up to three times per day

According to Muscle and Fitness.
"Chocamine is a cocoa extract that has a number of active ingredients -- such as caffeine, tyramine, theobromine and phenylethylamine (PEA) -- that boost energy, mood, concentration, alertness and metabolism, and suppress appetite. Caffeine prevents mental and physical fatigue by blocking receptors that notify the brain of low energy levels. Tyramine is a biogenic amine that can cause the release of the neurotransmitter. Theobromine is similar to caffeine but has a longer half-life, meaning it stays active in the body for a longer time. PEA is a naturally occurring compound that behaves as a stimulant in the brain, with effects similar to those of amphetamine."
Stoppani, Jim. "The Encyclopedia of Supplements A-F." Flex Dec. 2011: 196+.
Jackson, Dwayne."Cognition Ignition".Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Oct2005, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p140-143, 4p, 1 Color Photograph, 1 Chart
Stoppani, Jim. "Stack of the month: kick-start fat loss.(SUPPLEMENT UPDATE). ." Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness. 66.6 (June 2005): 230