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.

 
 
 

Skin Enhancing

"Long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against UV-induced erythema and improves skin condition in women."

Source: Journal of Nutrition

Cognitive Health

"Scientists unveil new findings that suggest compounds in special cocoa may enhance brain blood flow and improve cognitive health."

Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences

Blood Pressure Control

"Cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control, and metabolic profile in elderly subjects."

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Reduced Illness Effects

"The flavanol (-)-epicatechin prevents stroke damage."

Source: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Cardiovascular Benefits

"Cocoa flavanol (CF) intake improves endothelial function in patients with cardiovascular risk factors and disease."

Source: British Journal of Nutrition

Anti-Inflammatory

"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."

Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacol

Cholesterol Lowering

"Cocoa flavanol-enriched snack bars containing phytosterols effectively lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels."

Source: Journal of the American Diet Association

Mood Lifting

"Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort."

Source: Journal of Psychopharmacol