As anyone who knows me personally can guess, I am often powered by such desserts. If anything, it's good for mental well-being. :) Cocoa is known to have other benefits as well, such as:
- decreased blood pressure
- improved cholesterol levels
Cocoa in pill form? I'm sold! I was sent a sample of these CocoaWell True Energy supplements to try. When I opened the bottle, I actually sniffed it to see if it smelled like chocolate. And to some degree, it did... or at least the closest I've ever experienced in terms of pills smelling like chocolate, anyway.
The pill is a pretty standard size. I don't recommend leaving it in your mouth as long as I did, as the capsule is pretty thin, and I did NOT want to find out what the inside part tastes like.
Anyway, a serving is 2 pills. Given that it contains tea extracts and associated caffeine, I only take this after long runs on the weekend, when I can get particularly sleepy for the rest of the day. So far, they have worked wonderfully -- I had plenty of energy (or at least enough to negate some of the effects of waking up early AND running a bunch of miles) and did NOT feel jittery. More importantly, I did not have trouble sleeping that night, which is a common thing for me with any type of energy-anything or even coffee after the morning time.
An added bonus: the caffeine seemed to prevent headaches that I usually get after long runs.
FTC Disclaimer: I was given a sample of this to try and was not compensated for providing any particular opinion.