Studies related to Photoprotection and Cocoa Extract

Cocoa Flavanol Supplementation Influences Skin Conditions Of Photo-Aged Women: A 24-Week Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Effect Increase
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 58
Sex n/a
Age Range 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
After 24 weeks cocoa flavanol supplementation (320mg/day), the cocoa flavanol group had significantly smoother skin (as assessed in the study by ‘roughness value’) and improved skin elasticity, suggesting that long term cocoa flavanol supplementation may help to reduce photoaging.

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