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SummaryTheobromine is the principal bitter alkaloid of the cacao bean. It has been used in various pharmaceutical products as vasodilator, diuretic and as heart stimulant. Theobromine is consumed in cocoa, chocolate and in various forms of chocolate-based foods. It is also present in small amounts in green coffee beans, tea, mate and the kola nut.
DoseLight: 100-200mg Common: 200-300mg Strong: 300-600mg Heavy: 600mg+
Onset2-3 hours.
Durationonset: 30-40 minutes duration: 7-12 hours after-effects: 5-12 hours
Effectselevated heart rate, vasodilation, sweating, trembling, headaches
Duration:7-12 hours.