GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement is now available in Walgreens stores nationwide, complete with new packaging that highlights the role of cocoa flavanols in promoting healthy blood flow†. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that cocoa flavanols promote healthy blood flow from head to toe†. Our entire bodies including our heart, brain, and muscles, depend on healthy blood flow, which helps us feel and perform at our best.
"We're excited to partner with Walgreens to make CocoaVia® supplement more accessible to consumers across the country," said Julie Talbot, Marketing and Sales Director, Mars Symbioscience, makers of CocoaVia® supplement. "Leading universities around the world and the scientists at Mars, Incorporated have studied cocoa flavanols, and there is growing data on their importance in supporting the health of the entire body by supporting healthy blood flow."
Cocoa flavanols are naturally-occurring phytonutrients in the cocoa bean. Most cocoa processing—such as the fermenting, drying, and roasting in conventional chocolate—destroys cocoa flavanols. However Mars, Incorporated has dedicated over two decades of research to cocoa flavanols, and through its patented Cocoapro® process, preserves the flavanols found naturally in cocoa beans to deliver the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols available in a cocoa extract supplement today. Each serving of CocoaVia® supplement delivers 375 mg of cocoa flavanols.
The 60-count CocoaVia® capsules and 10-count CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate powdered stick packs are now available at 7,500 Walgreens locations nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $34.99 and $17.99. To find the nearest Walgreens or for more information about CocoaVia® supplement, visit www.CocoaVia.com.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
About Mars Symbioscience
Pioneering some of the most innovative and breakthrough fundamental scientific research, and with sustained funding from Mars, Incorporated, Mars Symbioscience was established in 2005 as an internal technology-based health and life sciences venture area to develop and commercialize new products and services supported by evidence-based science. To date, Symbioscience has successfully incubated, introduced and transitioned five technology platforms in the areas of food, plant, biomedical and life sciences, including Wisdom Panel®, (www.wisdompanel.com), a range of complex canine genetic tests for breeders and veterinarians and, CocoaVia® (www.cocoavia.com), a revolutionary cocoa flavanol extract-based dietary supplement that promotes healthy blood flow from head to toe and thus ultimately supports cardiovascular health in people. For more information, please visit www.marssymbioscience.com.
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history, $35 billion in sales, and six diverse business segments producing some of the world's best-loved brands: PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, IAMS®, BANFIELD® CESAR® (Petcare); M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY®, TWIX® (Chocolate); DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES® (Wrigley); UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® (Food); ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® FLAVIA® (Drinks); and COCOAVIA® (Symbioscience). Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in 421 facilities across 78 countries, where our more than 80,000 Associates —all united by the company's Five Principles of Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom –strive every day to create relationships with our stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of. For more information about Mars, Incorporated, please visit www.mars.com. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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