Frequently asked questions

FlavaNaturals® Brand

What is FlavaNaturals®?

FlavaNaturals® is a family of performance boosting cocoa products with extraordinarily high levels of cocoa flavanol antioxidants. Our foods and beverages provide unmatched levels of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols and real chocolate decadence.

I already eat dark chocolate. So I must be getting plenty of flavanols already, right?

Probably not. Cocoa flavanol levels vary from bean to bean and are commonly destroyed by conventional chocolate and cocoa processing. In fact, the average dark chocolate bar has only 100mg of cocoa flavanols.

How do FlavaNaturals® brands contain so much more flavanols than standard dark chocolates and cocoa powders?

FlavaNaturals® achieves unmatched flavanol concentrations per serving by starting with some of the highest flavanol beans on the planet and then by preserving flavanols with natural and proprietary preparation methods. Flavanol levels in cocoa beans can vary by as much as tenfold from pod to pod so it is critical that we search out only the most premium, flavanol-rich beans. And while cocoa flavanols are almost completely destroyed by conventional chocolate processing, we are committed to holding onto every precious flavanol through a protected method of fermentation, roasting, and handling.

Can I be sure FlavaNaturals products® have the listed amount of flavanols?

FlavaNaturals brands® go through comprehensive testing to ensure that that each batch contains the listed amount of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols listed on the package.

How do you pronounce Flava?

Flava rhymes with “Have a”. Use #havaflava to share your Flava experience online. We can’t wait to see your smoothies and hear about your flavanol fueled achievements!

Cocoa Flavanol Health Benefits

What are cocoa flavanols?

Flavanols are plant-based antioxidants found naturally in tea, blueberries, red wine, apples and cocoa. Cocoa flavanols are a highly unique blend of phytonutrients that can only be found in the cocoa bean and, when proper care is taken, are present in both chocolate and cocoa. Scientific research has demonstrated that Cocoa flavanols support healthy circulation and the delivery of nutrients and oxygen from head to toe.

How do cocoa flavanols support my health?

Cocoa flavanols work with your body to support healthy blood flow and improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.* Good circulation of oxygen and nutrients supports brain, heart & skin health.* For more information on the scientific research conducted with cocoa flavanols visit

How strong is the scientific evidence supporting cocoa flavanol health benefits?

Dozens of placebo-controlled clinical studies at prestigious research institutions, including Columbia and Harvard University, have demonstrated the remarkable benefits of daily cocoa flavanol consumption on circulation, brain, heart, and skin health.* For more information on the scientific research conducted with cocoa flavanols please visit

How many milligrams of cocoa flavanols per day are needed to support my health?

Clinical studies suggest that daily cocoa flavanol consumption between 500mg and 1,000mg supports circulation and promotes brain, heart, and skin health.*

Is it important to consume cocoa flavanols daily?

Cocoa flavanols’ impact on blood-vessel function and blood flow has both a short-term effect that peaks about 2 hours after consumption and a longer-term benefit that builds with daily consumption.* So, consider daily use for best results.

Is there a maximum daily intake recommendation for cocoa flavanols?

No. There is no restriction on the intake of naturally occurring cocoa flavanols. Clinical studies have shown that the human body excretes flavanol excesses in an entirely natural way.

Product Related Questions


What are FlavaBars®?

FlavaBars® are delicious dark chocolate bars available in multiple flavors. Each FlavaBar® serving contains 500mg of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols, 5X the cocoa flavanols in a typical dark chocolate bar. All FlavaBar® ingredients are natural and real.

Are FlavaBars® gluten free? Non-GMO? Kosher? Vegetarian friendly?

FlavaBars® do not contain gluten or GMO ingredients but at this time are not certified to be gluten-free or non-GMO by a third party. FlavaBars® are also certified kosher and are vegetarian friendly.

What is soy lecithin?

Soy lecithin is a natural emulsifier (helps keep ingredients together). For example, egg yolks are the emulsifier in mayonnaise.

FlavaMix® Supplement

What is FlavaMix®?

FlavaMix® is a drinking chocolate supplement, delivering 900mg of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols per serving, a portion carefully selected after a thorough review of clinical studies measuring flavanol impact on brain, heart, and skin health.* FlavaMix® delivers 7X the cocoa flavanol concentration of traditional cocoa powders and 9X the cocoa flavanols of a typical dark chocolate bar.

Should I add a sweetener to FlavaMix®?

FlavaMix® is intentionally unsweetened so you can control the amount and type of sweetener you choose to add. Some people add organic sugar, others prefer natural sweeteners such as honey, some choose sugar substitutes, and still others prefer no sweetener at all.

Does FlavaMix® contain caffeine?

Some caffeine naturally comes from cocoa beans. FlavaMix® has 25mg of caffeine per serving or about ¼ a cup of coffee.

Can FlavaMix® be combined with hot or warm liquids without compromising flavanol levels?

FlavaMix® can generally be added to hot or warm liquids with no material loss in cocoa flavanols. However, cocoa flavanols are sensitive to extended exposure to heat so it is best to add FlavaMix® to hot liquids after they have already been heated.

Is FlavaMix® gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO, kosher, vegetarian friendly?

FlavaMix® does not contain gluten or GMO ingredients but at this time is not certified to be gluten-free or non-GMO by a third party. FlavaMix® is certified kosher and is vegetarian friendly.

Is FlavaMix® alkalized similar to many other cocoa powders?

No, FlavaMix® is NON-ALKALIZED. We forgo the chemical processing typical of standard cocoa powders. Avoiding this chemical process helps us preserve flavanols and maintain our preference for all natural ingredients.

FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk®

What are FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk®?

FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® are performance boosting, plant-based dark chocolate beverages with 600mg of cocoa flavanols per serving. Both beverages also pack in 8 grams of protein, are low sugar, and absolutely decadent! FlavaJava® is a mocha cold brew with oatmilk and FlavaMilk® is chocolate oatmilk. Enjoy!

How much caffeine is in FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk®?

FlavaJava® has over 150mg of caffeine; mostly coming naturally from the cold brew coffee. FlavaMilk® has about 25mg of caffeine that comes naturally from cocoa beans.

Do FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® need to be refrigerated?

No. FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration. The special Tetra Pak cartons keep the beverages extraordinarily fresh and are super convenient. The cartons are also recyclable and made from 53% renewable materials!

Are FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO, kosher, vegetarian friendly?

FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® do not contain gluten, GMO or non-Kosher ingredients but at this time are not certified to be gluten-free, non-GMO or Kosher by a third party. FlavaJava® and FlavaMilk® are both plant based and vegan friendly.

Ordering, Delivery and Returns

Where can I buy FlavaNaturals® Foods and Beverages?

You can conveniently order all FlavaNaturals foods and beverages at and on Amazon.

Is there a benefit to automatic delivery with Subscriptions?

Yes, automatic deliveries available on are the most efficient and cost-effective way to purchase FlavaNaturals® products, and the best value. But remember – scientific studies have shown extended benefits of daily intake.... so try not to eat or drink it all on the first day.

What is your return policy?

We take great care in preparing FlavaNaturals® products and want to make sure you receive products in fresh condition. If the product you received is defective or if you have any concerns with your order, please email us at within 30 days of receipt for either a product exchange or full refund. If a refund is requested, a credit will be applied to your credit card within 10 days of receipt (shipping and handling not included).

How can I change or cancel my order placed on the FlavaNaturals® website?

Please contact FlavaNaturals® Customer Care at immediately if you need to change or cancel an order. Please note that orders are shipped quickly after they are received so it may not always be possible to cancel.

How can I track my order?

A tracking number will be emailed to you after your order is shipped. Simply click on the link and it will take you to carriers website with tracking information.

Do you ship internationally?

Unfortunately, FlavaNaturals® does not ship internationally at this time.

Will I have to sign for my package

We do not require a signature to accept FlavaNaturals® deliveries so your product will generally be left at your doorstep. However, there are occasions when the delivery driver, at his or her discretion, may select this option.

Do you ship to PO boxes?

Yes, our carriers CAN ship to PO boxes.

*FDA DISCLAIMER: 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.

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