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.
asked bypaleohacks (78467)
Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!
on March 14, 2011
at 02:07 AM
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.