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Average rating: 3.3 (out of 6)
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5 Point Comments - It Helped Me a Lot

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:26:24
Made me about 70% better for a day after taking for 2 days. 100% raw cocoa - not chocolate. Positive Effect is intermittent. Have tried 3 brands: Bakers 100%, swansons raw cacao capsules and 100% raw cocoa from india. All of them work somewhat. Have tried taking 45 grams per day in 3 divided doses. Well worth trying.

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:03:29
I've discovered that it matters how I take it. Hot chocolate was only a little bit helpful, but if I take it in the following way, it stops me from crashing:

1 generous teaspoon cocoa powder
1 generous teaspoon honey
A pinch of ground ginger

I mix this together to make a paste and eat it off the spoon before meals.

All 5 point comments for Chocolate or Cocoa - 3 (13%)

4 Point Comments - It Helped Me a Bit

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:49:39
It helped me a bit.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:51:26
40g daily of darkest chocolate gave initial energy burst but after a few days this dropped off

All 4 point comments for Chocolate or Cocoa - 8 (33%)

3 Point Comments - It Made No Difference

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:12:00
It made no difference.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:21:52
It made no difference.

All 3 point comments for Chocolate or Cocoa - 7 (29%)

2 Point Comments - It Made Me a Bit Worse

Fri, 08 May 2015 03:15:37
I get an odd headache with chocolate since I've been ill. It's really unpleasant, but chocolate is something I've had a hard time giving up. A tiny piece doesn't usually bother me, but more definitely does.

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:06:04
I became allergic to caffeine including chocolate.

All 2 point comments for Chocolate or Cocoa - 4 (17%)

1 Point Comments - It Made Me a Lot Worse

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:52:20
happy but too stimulated for an hour –> brain and muscle exhaustion for rest of the day
similar effect with coffee and stimulating herbs like ginseng

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:24:08
When I eat dark chocolate without sugar, I get horribly sleepy within about 30 minutes. So much that I just fall asleep even when I am sitting upright. I have this same thing with eggs.
The sleepiness and fogginess does not go away for hours. It resembles a diabetic sort of reaction, but there was no sugar. I wonder if it is the tryptophan or some type of allergy or intollerance. Its horrible though, and only happens with dark chocolate. A piece as big as a sugarcube is already enough for this effect.

All 1 point comments for Chocolate or Cocoa - 2 (8%)