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Doctor insights on: Cocoa Polyphenols

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What does cocoa butter do for your skin?

What does cocoa butter do for your skin?

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter has been called the ultimate moisturizer, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. ...Read more

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It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

Yes.: Anti-aging formula use different substances with the purpose of replenishing moisture and thus elasticity to the skin. Cocoa butter formula's better known use is to help erase stretch marks caused by pregnancy or from weight gain. Most people do not like to use on the face because it feels greasy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face?

Can you tell me if i could use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face?

Yes.: Just keep do not apply it to your eyelids and keep it out of your eyes. Other things to consider: botox can reduce wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Juvederm can help with volume loss and decreasing nasolabial folds. PRP (platelet rich plasma or Vampire Facelift) can help with rejuvenating the facial skin and improving skin tone. Microdermabrasion (especially with PRP) also is good. ...Read more

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Does adding cocoa or chocolate flavoured stuff to milk reduces the quality of milk?

Does adding cocoa or chocolate flavoured stuff to milk reduces the quality of milk?

No: If it helps you to be better about drinking milk to add some chocolate—more power to you. A good compromise is to mix milk with something like powdered chocolate instant breakfast which has slightly less sugar but the cocoa itself does not keep you from absorbing the good qualities milk possesses. Cocoa adds some empty calories and a bit of caffeine but has no chemical effect on milk. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can i directly apply pure or raw cocoa butter on entire face , which i can purchase from a supermarket and used of cooking ?

Can i directly apply  pure or raw cocoa butter on entire face , which i can  purchase from a supermarket and  used of cooking ?

Not a good idea.: If you wish to optimize your skin, good sun protection and daily moisture is advised. Greater specifics can be provided by a dermatologist and/or and experienced aesthetician. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read more

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Ate too much chocolate today. Now I feel all gassy. Is it normal or am I "something" intolerant? Sorry I don't know what it is.. cocoa or something..?

Ate too much chocolate today. Now I feel all gassy. Is it normal or am I "something" intolerant? Sorry I don't know what it is.. cocoa or something..?

You're normal: Gassiness and flatulence is caused by bacteria in the gut (intestines) processing various nutrients, namely, carbohydrates. Of course chocolate is practically all carbohydrate and so it is not surprising that you feel a bit gassy. Also consider that if you are somewhat constipated, the stool remains longer in the gut, and more time is available for the protection of gas by bacteria. All normal. ...Read more

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What is cocoa powder formed from?

See below: There are two main types of cocoa powder. Natural cocoa powder is produced using the process detailed above, and it is naturally very strong, slightly acidic, and very dark. Dutched cocoa powder or dutch cocoa is produced by adding an alkali to the press cake to mellow the flavor and make the color less intense.These beans are harvested in large pods which are split open& fermented then roasted. ...Read more