Studies related to Anaerobic Running Capacity and Cocoa Extract

The Effect Of Acute Pre-exercise Dark Chocolate Consumption On Plasma Antioxidant Status, Oxidative Stress And Immunoendocrine Responses To Prolonged Exercise

Effect None
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 14
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Trained, Average
Notes for this study:
In a nonblinded study, dark chocolate (100g of 70% cocoa) given to otherwise healthy men 2 hours before exercise (cycle ergometer) increased the insulin response relative to milk chocolate and plasma epicatechin, but all other parameters related to immunology were unaffected; only other change being an increase in total antioxidant capacity of the blood.

The temporal increase in immune cell counts (and decrease in plasma volume) from exercise were not influenced by either chocolate condition.