Dark Chocolate and Attention posted on July 6, 2015 attentionblood pressurecacao chocolatedark chocolateL-theanine Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus July 6, 2015 A recent study was done to examine the acute effects of chocolate on attentional characteristics of the brain. Results showed that eating 60% cacao chocolate made the brain more alert and attentive, but it also increased blood pressure for a short time. However, an immediate drop in blood pressure was recorded in participants who consumed 60% cacao chocolate that also contained L-theanine (an amino acid analogue found in green tea). Promising results in lowering blood pressure and increase in attention when cacao chocolate contains L-theanine. Here is the link to the entire article: Dark Chocolate Boosts Attention As always, Be well, Diane Silverman R.Ph.Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC L-Theanine 100 mg (60) $19.99 Add to cart No ratings.