The Science behind PURPLE 8®
PURPLE 8® is a unique, low-calorie, Skin-Care drink, especially developed to maintain & protect your skin from within. The ingredients improve blood-flow and stimulate micro-circulation to better nourish the skin.
Below you can find a selection of recent research studies outlining the science behind the many proven health benefits of our key quality ingredient: cocoa flavanols.
"Long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against UV-induced erythema and improves skin condition in women."
Source: Journal of Nutrition
"Scientists unveil new findings that suggest compounds in special cocoa may enhance brain blood flow and improve cognitive health."
Blood Pressure Control
"Cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control, and metabolic profile in elderly subjects."
Reduced Illness Effects
"The flavanol (-)-epicatechin prevents stroke damage."
"Cocoa flavanol (CF) intake improves endothelial function in patients with cardiovascular risk factors and disease."
Source: British Journal of Nutrition
"Certain cocoa-based products can be rich in a subclass of flavonoids known as flavanols, some of which have been found in model systems to possess potential anti-inflammatory activity...either directly or by acting on signaling pathways."
"Cocoa flavanol-enriched snack bars containing phytosterols effectively lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels."
"Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort."
Source: Journal of Psychopharmacol