Epicatechin

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Epicatechin

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Description

Summary

Epicatechin is a primary flavanol that provides dark chocolate its health boosting reputation.

Epicatechin Supplement Benefits

Epicatechin’s antioxidant properties may promote overall health. [1] Its interactions with cortisol and the lipid system can also improve longevity.*

Epicatechin promotes a lean body composition as well. Epicatechin can promote healthy visual and spatial memory by upregulating genes associated with learning.* [2]

Hypertrophy

Mitochondria are the cellular powerhouse. Epicatechin supplementation may promote their formation in skeletal muscles. [2] Additionally, epicatechin supplementation benefits mitochondrial function and activity as well. [3]

By these mechanisms, supplementing with epicatechin can promote lean mass.* One study revealed that epicatechin supplementation enhanced participants’ exercise capacity and as well. [4]

By promoting mitochondrial activity, epicatechin can combat muscular fatigue. [5]

Thermogenesis

Epicatechin helps to promote natural thermogenesis. [6] Though the mechanism behind its thermogenic properties isn’t fully understood, it’s likely due to the promotion of muscular aerobic metabolism.* [3]

Cognitive Benefits

Epicatechin crosses the blood-brain barrier; this makes it easier for it to supplement cognition. [6] This supplement can also promote healthy cognitive function.*

One study, using a treatment (epicatechin) group showed a 25% improvement in visual memory recognition speed compared to the control group. [7] Epicatechin can supplement the regulation of genes associated with memory and learning as well.

Little is known whether gene expression and cell density have a cause and effect relationship.* [6]

Health and Longevity

Epicatechin boosts angiogenesis which can promote heart health.* [6]

Epicatechin promotes relaxation as well.*

Dosage

The recommended dosage of epicatechin is 200mg/day.

Additional information

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Sources

Sources

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22503653
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3208228/
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22376256
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3857584/
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16618833
  6. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/27/22/5869.long
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25344629

Additional Resources

Examine’s article on epicatechin content in dark chocolate.

Also known as:Epicatechin, L-Epicatechin, (-)-Epicatechol
Type:Antioxidant
Good for: , , , , , , ,
Stacks well with: Creatine
Typical dose:170mg per day
Half Life :Coming soon...
Epicatechin

Epicatechin

Boost Energy
Improve Focus
Joint Health
Liver Health
Longevity
Pre Workout
Weight Loss
Testosterone