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Cardiology-Cocoa & PACs
Small amounts of dark chocolate trigger PACs <2 hrs.
Coffee seems to have no effect. Is theobromine to blame and why?
Possibly: Theobromine found in chocolate can be fatal to dogs and cats in low doses because of cardiac effects. Humans are less sensitive to it's potential toxic effects. A theoretical fatal dose for humans might be about 11 pounds of chocolate. It's conceivable that at lower doses it could cause PAC's in sensitive individuals. ...Read more
Is it unsafe to consume foods with theobromine during pregnancy? I know about the 200 me limit on caffeine but haven't found anything about the other.
Is taking these safe? Phenylethylamine, caffeine theobromine, caralluma, synephrine, methylsynephrine, l-carnitine, crateagus, red raspberry ketones, Zantac (ranitidine)
Woow!: Are you asking about a composite medication, cross reaction between one supplement and another, or a novel combination you'd like to take? By the way, what are you trying to treat with this medley? ...Read more
For job i must rank top5% at cardiac stress test.Can a supplement with caffeine, theobromine, quercetin cause problems with healthy heart (ekg normal)?
Possible: Caffeine and theobromine potentially are cardiac stimulants. In individuals susceptible to av nodal reentry tachycardia this condition can potentially be exacerbated when taking those supplements. Quercetin is an antioxidant and is not likely to cause rhythm problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer