Demystifying stimulating chocolate!
What is a stimulating chocolate?Upbio is the first Canadian company to market a chocolate with theine, the active ingredient in green tea. Other is naturally 4 mg of caffeine per 5g of 70% cocoa dark chocolate, which gives the chocolate its energizing effect. An Upbio stimulating chocolate contains 40mg of additional theine which is extracted from the green tea leaf.What is the difference between theine and caffeine?Theine and caffeine are in fact the same molecule! However, theine contains tannins, which reduce the effect of caffeine on the body. This is why the effect of tea is less intense than the effect of...
Is this a healthy option?
Upbio chocolates are also an excellent choice for your health. They are flavored with organic essential oils, which means that less sugar is needed to get the same great taste as a sweeter chocolate. One square of chocolate contains only 1g of sugar. In addition, the list of ingredients is very short: Fair trade organic chocolate 72% cocoa, theine and organic essential oil extract. Most people add sugar and cream to their coffee. For example, the coffee you pick up at the drive-thru at your favorite coffee chain can contain up to 80g of sugar, not counting the extra calories...
How do you take a stimulating chocolate?
This is a good question that we are often asked in stores. The daily amount of caffeine/theine recommended by Health Canada is 450mg. A piece of Upbio chocolate contains about 40mg of theine compared to a piece of regular chocolate which contains 4mg. We therefore recommend a serving of 2 pieces of chocolate to obtain a dose of energy equivalent to a coffee. As an indication, a 50 ml espresso coffee contains 100mg of caffeine. Our stimulating chocolate is therefore an excellent alternative to traditional coffee. It is a perfect option for a dose of energy in the afternoon, early...