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theobromine: is it dangerous

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Created March 14, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I have been consuming baker's chocolate as late and in part because of my belief in the ergogenic effect of theobromine. My question is if theobromine is dangerous to health and if so why? Also, does anyone advise against consuming Baker's chocolate(whether sourced from Nigeria or South America) on the grounds that it contains lead? PLease advise if you can.

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on March 14, 2011
at 07:57 PM

with dentures no doubt

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 14, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Perhaps without the cigarettes she'd still be happily chowing down on chocolate. ;-)

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on March 14, 2011
at 02:13 PM

perhaps without the chocolate she would have lived longer

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 14, 2011
at 01:47 PM

Jeanne Calment (who lived to 122) was a huge chocolate fan and ate @ a kilo a week! Of course she also smoked until 117, so that doesn't necessarily mean much.

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:29 AM

Any comments on the LEAD(heavy metals) content rumors. I have purchased LUKER brand 100% cocoa chocolate from Columbia(it is imported to Canada where I live): Is it lead-rich or poor? Is lead, generally, that concentrated in cocoa mulch(ie. baker's chocolate) that it would be undesirable to consume. Having taken approx. 32 grams today(usually i will consume this amount) I detected heightened alertness and metabolic rate---as well as the vasodilatory effects. How much theobromine is in this amount of chocolate? Is this fine to consume as a daily food source?

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on March 14, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Huzzah for biochem. On MDA forums we used to have a guy called Molecular Grokologist who was snazzy with the science and interested in life-extension. Is he you? Are you him? Are you brothers? Also specifically it reduces LDL oxidation We have a chocothread on MDA. One guy claims that the oldest living man ate a ton of chocolate. I know correlation isn't causation but it clearly didn't harm him too much

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on March 14, 2011
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Huzzah for biochem. On MDA forums we used to have a guy called Molecular Grokologist who was snazzy with the science and interested in life-extension. Is he you? Are you him? Are you brothers? Also specifically it reduces LDL oxidation We have a chocothread on MDA. One guy claims that the oldest living man ate a ton of chocolate before he died. I know correlation isn't causation but it clearly didn't harm him too much

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at 02:05 AM

How much are you eating? You'd have to be consuming a significant amount unless you have other conditions that you don't list.

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on March 14, 2011
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No it is not. It raises cAMP by blocking phosphodiesterase and is a potent vasodilator. Some paleo folks will jump in and say that it is a nightshade when in cocoa. The science of flavinoids in 100% cocoa powder are so good for the cardiovascular system its not worth talking about the glycoalkloid unless you are one of the few person who cant handle them.

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on March 14, 2011
at 01:47 PM

Jeanne Calment (who lived to 122) was a huge chocolate fan and ate @ a kilo a week! Of course she also smoked until 117, so that doesn't necessarily mean much.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on March 14, 2011
at 02:17 AM

Huzzah for biochem. On MDA forums we used to have a guy called Molecular Grokologist who was snazzy with the science and interested in life-extension. Is he you? Are you him? Are you brothers? Also specifically it reduces LDL oxidation We have a chocothread on MDA. One guy claims that the oldest living man ate a ton of chocolate before he died. I know correlation isn't causation but it clearly didn't harm him too much

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on March 14, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Huzzah for biochem. On MDA forums we used to have a guy called Molecular Grokologist who was snazzy with the science and interested in life-extension. Is he you? Are you him? Are you brothers? Also specifically it reduces LDL oxidation We have a chocothread on MDA. One guy claims that the oldest living man ate a ton of chocolate. I know correlation isn't causation but it clearly didn't harm him too much

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 14, 2011
at 03:29 AM

Any comments on the LEAD(heavy metals) content rumors. I have purchased LUKER brand 100% cocoa chocolate from Columbia(it is imported to Canada where I live): Is it lead-rich or poor? Is lead, generally, that concentrated in cocoa mulch(ie. baker's chocolate) that it would be undesirable to consume. Having taken approx. 32 grams today(usually i will consume this amount) I detected heightened alertness and metabolic rate---as well as the vasodilatory effects. How much theobromine is in this amount of chocolate? Is this fine to consume as a daily food source?

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on March 14, 2011
at 02:13 PM

perhaps without the chocolate she would have lived longer

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on March 14, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Perhaps without the cigarettes she'd still be happily chowing down on chocolate. ;-)

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

(919)

on March 14, 2011
at 07:57 PM

with dentures no doubt

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