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Chocolate Pill Can Help Improve Blood Flow

Update Date: Feb 07, 2017 08:50 AM EST

A new pill has been found to cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia. The groundbreaking pill is made entirely out of chocolate and is now available in the UK.

Flavanols are extracted from cocoa. It can help tackle cholesterol levels and blood flow. A total of 400g of dark chocolate can give an effective dose. However, experts have advised not to chow down mountains of chocolates as it contains 2,429 calories.

Daily Mail reported that scientists have managed to condense the anti-oxidant nutrients in their purest form into one pill. Bloodflow+ is the first ever chocolate pill in the UK that aimed to help treat those suffering from heart problems.

Researchers at the Royal Society of Chemistry, has proven that flavanols assist production of nitric oxide. It triggers the arterial wall muscles to relax. The pill has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority as they saw how it improved blood flow and transference of oxygen and nutrient to the body according to Daily Star.

"We support the huge amount of research has gone into Blood Flow+ and we are delighted that it is the first cocoa flavanol product officially allowed to claim it benefits heart health," said Dr. Alf Lindberg, advisor of Cambridge Nutraceuticals. The research showed that natural nutrients can have a powerful positive effect to help maintain the health in everyone.

Even a slight increase in blood pressure in most adults can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia. According to World Health Organization heart disease and stroke are the top causes of death in the world.Each year 17.5 million die from cardiovascular diseases which makes 31 percent of all deaths in a globally.

US government scientists are currently studying the benefits of cocoa flavanols as well. Flavanols are believed to improve blood vessel elasticity by 23 percent. Mars Symboscience has been tracking 18,000 people over 60 years old for a five-year study and are set to release their findings in 2020.

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