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My Path to Choffy: The Real Difference Between Caffeine and Theobromine

A lot of people start their day with a dose of caffeine, be it by a fresh pot of coffee or a 32 oz coke at the gas station on the way to work. We joke that we are zombies until we have our ‘daily fix’. Trust me, I was the same way. 5 hour energy drinks and I were great friends. However, caffeine started to give me jitters and I felt like I couldn’t focus. So when I found Choffy and learned that it had theobromine, I instantly switched.


So what’s the difference between caffeine and theobromine?


Chemically, there is actually little difference between the two. 


One has a methyl group and one does not. They are even in the same family. With all of this, there are major differences between the effects of the two. 


While caffeine may give you energy, you may experience side effects like jitters, sleeplessness, or a major crash after the caffeine has worked through your body.


Theobromine gives you longer-lasting energy.


Theobromine functions mechanistically in a similar fashion as caffeine, however, it’s slightly weaker than caffeine, which allows for the energy given to last 5 times longer than caffeine and with no jitters or crashes. 


Theobromine is a vasodilator and improves blood flow.


Besides the longer lasting energy, theobromine acts as a vasodilator and improves your blood flow. By increasing your blood flow, you are always increasing the amount of oxygen taken to your cells, improving your respiratory system function, as well as overall health of your body system. 


Caffeine is addictive, theobromine is not.


While some caffeine consumers struggle to quit consuming, anyone who consumes theobromine would have no trouble stopping at any time if they desire. 



 I used to think that I couldn't get through a day without drinking caffeine, now I just drink Choffy and I'm happier and healthier than I was before. I feel great and I know that I'm taking better care of myself! This is #howichoffy

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