Cocoa Flavanol Nutrients Help Kidney Disease Patients With End State Renal Disease ESRD Says In Nephrology Study

Results of a study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology regarding Kidney Disease Patients in End State Renal Disease ESRD were quite promising.  This recent study shows that doctors in Germany looked at two nutrients in cocoa, catechin and epicatechin.  These are in a class called flavanols.  The flavanols are thought to be heart healthy.  The results of the Nephrology study show exciting results for kidney disease patients in End State Renal Disease or with concerns of ESRD.

“Ingestion of cocoa flavanols (CF) can attenuate hemodialysis (HD)-induced and chronic endothelial dysfunction in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and improve vascular function in high-risk patients, according to a new study published online December 17 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.”

Basically “The doctors concocted a brew with these flavanols and gave it to 26 patients with end-stage renal disease. The drink dramatically improved blood flow and lowered blood pressure in all of the patients within a month, according to the findings”

“A nearly identical placebo drink, that did not contain the catechin and epicatechin flavanols, had no effect on 26 similar patients in the control group. The study was double blinded, meaning neither the researchers nor the patients knew who had received the placebo drink and who had received the drink with the cocoa nutrients.”

The results of this study give hope to Kidney Disease Patients everywhere and to those already on dialysis or awaiting a kidney transplant.  It may even provide results for those with heart disease according to the study.

Cocoa flavanols are plant-derived polyphenols that are present in cocoa. It is important to note that the benefits are not available from traditional chocolate.  “However, the researchers noted that although these compounds are found in cocoa beans, they are largely absent from processed chocolate.”

The key is to avoid processed chocolate.  There is only one unheated high flavanol chocolate that I am aware of, it is called Beyond Healthy Chocolate.

For the study, the group that received the CF and not placebo, received 900 mg of CF per study day.  Beyond Healthy Chocolate Company has a product called Activ.  One fluid ounce of Beyond Healthy Chocolate Activ per day results in 1,892 mg flavonoids, significantly more than in the study.  Although recommended to mix with water to activate the product, it can also be used in powder form as needed even sprinkling on food if necessary.  

Healthy Chocolate Co. recommends 3 ounces per day for a total of 5,676 mg flavonoids.  The total ORAC6 (antioxidant) count is 160,675.

Activ can be ordered direct at  A free Blender Shaker bottle is provided with each Activ Pack which provides 96 1 ounce servings.  This makes it easy to take Activ regardless if you travel or have a busy schedule and are on the go.

When ordering at the above site you will receive free shipping.  You also qualify for customer rewards which will give you free product equal to your monthly order every third month for the first year.

Questions regarding Activ or any of the other Beyond Healthy Chocolate flavanol rich products, please contact Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC.  Please be sure to share this with everyone you know suffering with Chronic Kidney Disease or Heart Disease.

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Cocoa helps kidney patients stave off heart failure, Livescience, by Christopher Wanjek, 12/17/15,

Cocoa Flavanols Linked to Vascular Protection in ESRD, by Sanjeet Bagcchi, MBBS, January 07, 2016,

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Lynette Henk of Three Sons Marketing LLC is an experienced consultant, social media pro and mommy blogger. She gave up the corporate grind working at Fortune 500 GE Capital and Chicago based uBid Online Auction to enjoy the flexibility of working from home while raising her family. Once introduced to beyond healthy chocolate products, and seeing the benefits firsthand with her family, she dedicated herself to sharing these amazing products with the world. Lynette coaches individuals looking to grow a dynamic home based business as a part-time hustle or full-time career.

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