What is Theobromine?
Theobromine is a naturally occurring compound found in cacao plants and tea leaves such as yerba mate.
Theobromine performs as a mild stimulant in the body, slightly similar to caffeine. Both of these compounds belong to the same xanthine class of alkaloids. Other than giving you an energy boost, Theobromine has become increasingly popular in supplements as it has an array of powerful health benefits.
What are the benefits of Theobromine?
Theobromine is a nutritional powerhouse, supporting functions that improve your circulatory, respiratory, and excretory systems. Theobromine is able to block the inflammatory enzymes called phosphodiesterase and instead increase the activity of a messenger called cAMP. This courier stimulates an enzyme called PKA, which reduces inflammation and triggers the widening of blood vessels. Additionally, Theobromine is able to improve blood flow throughout the body, which is exactly what we want to support training and recovery.
As mentioned above, theobromine is similar in structure to caffeine, making this compound a great stimulant. Although Theobromine offers a boost, it differs to caffeine in that the effects are milder, however, they last a lot longer. Stimulants support not only physical output but are mentally supportive too, encouraging blood flow to the brain which is perfect for energy in training sessions whilst offering mental clarity and focus.
It’s no surprise that chocolate makes you happy, and with Theobromine being a primary compound in chocolate, it has the same effect; boosting mood and supporting a relaxed state of being.
In addition to these amazing points, due to its potent antioxidant profile, Theobromine has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce oxidative stress on the body.
When Should I Use Theobromine?
Onest Uses Theobromine in its signature pre-workout, HYPERLOAD to increase blood flow, provide long-lasting energy, improve mood, enhance muscle function and recovery.