FAQS

Why doesn’t Cocoa Elite™ powder look like other cocoa powders or chocolate drinks?
Flavanols are naturally abundant in the cocoa bean. When processed by traditional methods, this leads to the destruction and lessening of the potency of the cocoa flavanols. Normal processing, especially with an Alkali, changes the natural composition of cocoa.

Because Cocoa Elite ™ products do not follow this traditional method, our powder sometimes has a gray or bluish tint. Our method further preserves and protects the flavanols and provides a distinctive, natural, extraordinary chocolate tasting beverage.

Why do I need to shake Cocoa Elite™ powder so vigorously?
Cocoa Elite™ products are created without any preservatives or ingredients to make our powder dissolve easier. We believe that adding such ingredients isn’t in your overall best interest. That is why you won’t see any of the following items in our products:

  • Soy lecithin
  • Sunflower lecithin
  • Maltodextrin
  • Processed with Alkali
  • Guar Gum
  • Xanthan Gum

Consequently, this requires just a bit more shaking and stirring on your part. After all isn’t a bit more movement a better choice?

Why does your product cost more than other brands of protein powder or cocoa powder?
The costs associated with producing 400mg of cocoa flavanols, coupled with the highest quality selection of other ingredients, makes our product a top-of-the-shelf leader. Our “patent pending” Cocoa Elite formulation provides unique benefits.  
Why does your product only have 12 grams of protein?
Based on our research we found that the right combination of carbohydrates, proteins and a small amount of fat provides the best nutrients to aid in recovery. When this ratio of nutrients is combined with the high flavanol cocoa, by using our “patent pending” formulation, the nutrients are delivered to aid in improved recovery.

If you feel that more protein is needed, then we suggest adding our Cocoa Elite™ Complete Body Protein to a glass of milk. This will provide an additional 8 grams of protein based on an 8 oz. serving.

How often should I use Cocoa Elite?
We recommend a daily consumption of cocoa flavanols to obtain the most benefit from their use. If you’re not athletically inclined, no sweat we have a product which meets your needs. That is why we market several products to complement each other. One for days when you do not work out, and the others for your workout days. So if you don’t routinely work out we got you covered.
Why do you use milk products with Cocoa Elite™ powder?
We chose to launch our company using milk as the foundation for our initial products. Milk proteins provide some very significant health benefits for athletes. When further coupled with Cocoa Elite™ powder using our “patent pending” formulation, some of the healthy benefits include:

  • Carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to benefit athletes
  • Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, phosphorus and calcium to support a healthy body
  • Fluids and Electrolytes including: potassium, sodium and magnesium to help replenish and rehydrate the body
  • A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle and speed recovery
  • At least 400 mg of cocoa flavanols per serving to help deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body**
What benefits do cocoa flavanols provide to me?
Your body is an amazing collection of distinct and unique parts which are all connected by your circulatory system. The circulatory system delivers nutrients and removes waste by-products from the organs and tissues within the body. From your brain all the way to your toes, your circulatory system is a remarkable and vital structure. Think of this structure as a pathway very similar to the way “highways” connect our cities together. As our highways age or become damaged, travel becomes more difficult. Highways become clogged, others require repairs, and some roads even become closed. Just as a highway system, your circulatory system also ages. Your circulatory system if stretched end-to-end would be over 60,000 miles and close to 40,000,000,000 unique pathways. That’s a lot of “highways” to maintain! Science now shows that a healthy circulatory system can be supported by daily consumption of cocoa flavanols. This improvement helps to maintain the flow of nutrients, or keep your “highways” operating at their peak performance, enabling you to perform efficiently.
What is a Flavanol?
Flavonoid is a unique class of naturally occurring compounds which provide foods such as fruits, vegetables and plants a unique healthy quality. Within flavonoid is a group of compounds known as flavanols. These potent compounds are found in a wide range of plant-based foods, including tea, apples, grapes, red wine and the cocoa bean. In recent years, flavanols have been widely studied for their impact on health and their associated antioxidant properties. Flavanols help support healthy blood vessel function and the overall health of the cardiovascular system.** The cocoa bean is one plant that contains a significant amount of these compounds. For more information see the: LEARN MORE ABOUT FLAVANOLS section.
Do you ship internationally?
At this time we only offer free shipping of our products within the United States of America.
Why does your COCOA ELITE™ Complete Body Recovery Protein contain 27 grams of sugar?
After exercise your muscles crave nutrients. We use two types of sugars to help the recovery process. First, we must distinguish between sugars. Each serving of COCOA ELITE ™ Complete Body Recovery protein has roughly 27 grams of sugars. These sugars consist of 17 grams of lactose and 10 grams of cane sugar or added sugar. The lactose sugar is the natural sugar found in milk and has a lower Glycemic Index than cane sugar. We use cane sugar as opposed to refine white sugar. Although very minimal, cane sugar offers a tiny advantage in nutritional value over refined white sugar.
What is your Subscription Program?
This is our way of providing you with our products on a regularly scheduled basis. We offer a discount on our products in exchange for your loyalty and repeat business. You pick the products you want and the frequency desired. When we ship the products to you based on your order, your credit card will be billed accordingly for what is shipped. We DO NOT store your credit card information on our site, it is maintained with the credit card gateway processor. You can change, cancel or modify the products and frequency at any time subject to the following condition: If you cancel your subscription before we ship the third order we will charge you the full price for any subscription order previously shipped.
When I removed the lid from my container it appeared as if the seal was opened?
Please be assured that quality is important to us. Our products are manufactured in a facility which is cGMP certified. The facility is also registered and inspected by the FDA. The seals for our containers are heat induction sealed. This process “welds” the seal to the container. Sometimes in the process of removing the lid, the seal may loosen. Rest assured your product was properly sealed at the manufacturing facility.