Studies related to Cerebral Oxygenation and Cocoa Extract

The Effect Of Flavanol-rich Cocoa On The FMRI Response To A Cognitive Task In Healthy Young People

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 16
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 172mg cocoa flavanols daily for 5 days prior to cognitive testing failed to find any modifications to cognitive fatigue or attention processing yet improved cerebral oxygenation and blood flow at 2-4 hours post ingestion (peak at 2 hours, returned to baseline at 6 hours.