Aduna Super-Cacao is scientifically-proven to support heart health. Made from specially selected high-flavanol beans, it contains twice the flavanols of regular cacao powder. Flavanols are a plant-based antioxidant that help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, contributing to normal blood flow and supporting:
Elasticity of Arteries
It is also high in protein and fibre as well as being a rich source of magnesium and potassium.
Aduna Super-Cacao has a delicious rich, chocolate taste.
To support normal blood flow, take 20g (200mg flavanols) per day with hot or cold milk and sweeten to taste (mix into a paste with a little liquid before topping up). Mix into smoothies, porridge, yoghurts, ice creams or use as a nutritious alternative to cocoa powder. Simply substitute cocoa for cacao (1:1 ratio) to create delicious homemade chocolates, healthy hot chocolate or your favourite baked treats.
Cacao benefits sources (a selection from Aduna)
European Food Safety Authority Journal 2012;10(7):2809; "EFSA Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to cocoa flavanols and maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation pursuant to Article 13 (5) of Regulation 9EC) NO 1924/2006"
Flavanols are a type of polyphenol – a plant based antioxidant. Aduna Super-Cacao contains an average of 8.5% cacao flavanols per 5g serving. Regular cacao powder contains 0.5-1.5% cocoa flavanols per 5g serving.
Flow-mediated dilation and cardiovascular risk prediction: A systematic review with meta-analysis, Ras RT, et al, Int J Cardiol (2012).
Cardiovascular disease statistics - World Health Organisation: "CVD Factsheet"; Jan 15.
Benefits in Cognitive Function, Blood Pressure, and Insulin Resistance Through Cocoa Flavanol Consumption in Elderly Subjects With Mild Cognitive Impairment. The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study. August 2012.
- 100% natural
- Supports small producers in rural Africa
- Free from dairy, wheat, gluten and added sugar
- No preservatives or additives
- Good for children
- Suitable for vegetarians/vegans