flavanol


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flavanol

[′fla·və‚nȯl]
(biochemistry)
Yellow needles with a melting point of 169°C, derived from flavanone; a flavanoid pigment used as a dye. Also known as 3-hydroxyflavone.
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Table 2 Effect of repeated, daily consumption of green tea on plasma flavanol concentration, antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress.
One study found that if women ingested cocoa after having been awake all night, the flavanols actually counteracted the effects of the sleep deprivation on cognitive functioning.
Flavanols are natural compounds that boost brain function alongside a range of protective effects and are found in abundance in cocoa beans.
In young and healthy adults, for example, a high demanding cognitive test was required to uncover the subtle immediate behavioral effects that cocoa flavanols have on this group.
A significant increase previously has been reported in the color intensity just after the micro-oxygenation treatment, (18,46,47) which was due to the formation of new pigments such as those derived from the combination of anthocyanins and flavanols via the formation of ethyl bridges.
Comment: In this study, regular consumption of cocoa flavanols had a positive effect on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in Korean women.
In this review we examine the literature concerning the effectiveness and extent the regular consumption of polyphenol-rich foods, herbs and beverages including flavonols, anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, flavones, flavanones, isoflavones and flavanols, as a preventative strategy to improve endothelial function, reduce blood pressure, consequently sustaining cardiovascular health in low-risk subjects and in significantly lowering and managing hypertension, CHD and CVD in medium and high-risk subjects (Scheme 1).
Look for higher percentages of cacao as a signal that the chocolate has greater levels of flavanols and lower levels of sugar, but know that these bars are a bit higher in fat.
Furthermore, the increased level of erythrocyte deformability observed in this study suggests improvements in blood flow as well as oxygenation in individual organs, similarly as has been recently observed in humans after two-week cocoa flavanol intake [58].
They performed a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of oral supplementation of cocoa flavanols on cutaneous photo-aging.
2010) indicated that the maximum variation in percentage fruit infestation was explained by tannin and flavanol contents whereas other biochemical fruit traits explained < 0.
With world-class scientists dedicated to understanding how cocoa flavanols interact within the body and contribute to overall health, Mars Inc.