Key Benefits at a Glance:
- No sugar added, safe for diabetics
- Promotes lower blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Rich in antioxidants from pure Belgium cocoa
- Purest, safest and most effective form of isolated cinnamon extracts
Chocolate is a proven natural health product, and Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ is a delicious, rich dark chocolate made to satisfy your craving for chocolate.
Many modern historians have estimated that chocolate has been around for about 2000 years, but recent research suggests that it may be even older. The earliest linguistic evidence of chocolate consumption stretches back three or even four millennia, to pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica such as the Olmec. It is certain that Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America, with its earliest documented use around 1100 BC. Etymologists trace the origin of the word "chocolate" to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the gods." Numerous studies have linked cocoa or dark chocolate dark chocolate to specific and beneficial effects on human health.
At the core of Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ is a compound of concentrated and isolated extracts of cinnamon. Natural cinnamon is known for its healing properties, which include the lowering of cholesterol. As it has no added sugar, Heart Chocolate with CM-X™ is the perfect choice for people with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and related cardiovascular conditions or anyone looking for a healthy snack. Each 43 gram bar contains three delicious portions of only 60 calories each.
Cinnamon has been widely used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and as a traditional folk herb remedy for diabetics in Russia, China, Korea and India. A new study recently released in Diabetes Care magazine shows raw cinnamon alone has been clinically proven over a period of 40 days to:
- decrease fasting glucose by 18 – 29%
- decrease cholesterol by 12 – 26%
- decrease trigylcerides by 23 – 30%
(Khan, A, et all. Diabetes Care 26:3215-3218, 2003)
Additionally, USDA research has shown that the water extraction process leaves Type-A polymers responsible for glucose metabolism intact, while removing potentially dangerous compounds found in cinnamon. (Anderson, R, et al. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52:65-70, 2004)
The extracts found in Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ have minimized the level of toxins to a greater extent than any other product on the market while maximizing the level of active ingredients responsible for reducing blood glucose.
Cinnamon = CM-X™
Heart Chocolate scientists have scientifically combined the active ingredients of cinnamon using an exclusive and proprietary manufacturing process. Combined in a patented and proprietary ratio containing 30 times more of the concentrated molecules than found in natural raw cinnamon, this proprietary compound is scientifically proven to be the most effective dosage for the treatment and prevention of Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular conditions. CM-X™ is a major advancement over raw cinnamon and other products containing standardized extracts of cinnamon.
While our bodies need cholesterol to keep our cell walls healthy, high rates of cholesterol cause plaque to build up on your artery walls and can increase your rates of heart disease and stroke.
Similar factors that can cause diabetes can cause high cholesterol such as a diet high in saturated fats, smoking, being overweight or obese and lack of exercise and physical activity.
How Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ balances cholesterol levels? The concentrated extracts of cinnamon found in Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ have been scientifically proven and clinically tested to reduce cholesterol levels.
Good and Bad Cholesterol
Each person has two types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein or LDL (known as the bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein or HDL (known as the good cholesterol). The good cholesterol can reduce the build up of plaque in your artery walls and reduce your risk of heart disease. The bad cholesterol can contribute to a build up of plaque in your arteries and raise your risk of heart disease. Ideally, you want to increase your levels of HDL or good cholesterol and reduce your levels of LDL or bad cholesterol.
There has also been increased awareness with consumers about the anti-oxidant properties found in common foods like red wine, green tea, colourful fruits and vegetables and dark chocolate. Anti-oxidants are powerful compounds that neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and lead to diseases. Several research studies suggest that foods high in anti-oxidants may play a positive role in providing protection against such life-threatening diseases as cancer and heart disease.
Made with 54% pure cocoa, Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ contains the anti-oxidant properties of cocoa beans. Fresh cocoa beans are rich in flavonols, which are strong anti-oxidants. Consuming just a single serving size of Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ provides your body with powerful anti-oxidants.
Flavanoids are a class of naturally occurring plants that function as anti-oxidants.
Diabetes is a serious disease in Canada and around the world with rates increasing dramatically among adults and children. Every 10 seconds, someone in the world dies of diabetes and two people develop diabetes.
In Canada, more than two million people have diabetes. By the end of this decade, that number is expected to increase to three million. Approximately 10% of people with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes. However, the number of people with Type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically due to a number of factors including an aging population, higher obesity rates, poor diet choices and increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
Complications from diabetes -
In addition to high levels of blood sugar, most people with diabetes have other health problems or risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol that increase their risk for heart disease and stroke. If left untreated, diabetes can cause serious damage including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, lower limb amputation and periodontal disease.
Cardiovascular Conditions and Metabolic Syndrome
In total, approximately 12.5 million Canadians suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular conditions. Over 71.3 million people in North America suffer from metabolic syndrome, a combination of abnormal biochemical conditions that predispose an individual to developing conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, three of the most common chronic diseases today.
How Heart Chocolate™ With CM-X™ Lowers Cholesterol
The concentrated extracts of cinnamon in Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ have been scientifically tested and clinically proven to reduce cholesterol levels. They also provide powerful antioxidant properties.
Maltitol (43%), Cocoa butter, cocoa powder processed with alkali, chocolate liquor, cocoa powder, milk fat, soya lecithin (added as an emulsifier), natural flavors.
Heart Chocolate is made with 54% dark Belgium Chocolate
Recommended Dose & Usage
Enjoy 1 bar of Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ per day, as desired, to satisfy cravings for chocolate and sweets.
Warnings & Contraindications
Check with your licensed health care practitioner before using Heart Chocolate™ with CM-X™ if you are currently being treated for a medical condition.
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