|Summary sheet: Theobromine|
Theobromine (3,7-dimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione or xantheose) is a bitter, white stimulant drug of the xanthine class that is closely related to caffeine. It is one of the main metabolites of caffeine and is the main alkaloid of theobroma cacao and its preparations: cocoa and chocolate. It is similar to caffeine in both its chemical structure and effects but weaker in its antagonism of adenosine receptors.
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Theobromine's pharmacology is very similar to the pharmacology of caffeine. Like caffeine, theobromine mainly functions as an adenosine receptor antagonist, and also acts as a non-selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase (PDE).
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- Stimulation - Theobromine induces stimulation similar to, but weaker than the stimulation induced by caffeine.
- Frequent urination
- Cough suppression
- Decreased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate - The myocardial stimulant effects of theobromine are greater than the effects caused by caffeine.
- Increased perspiration
- Stamina enhancement
- Tactile enhancement
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- Analysis enhancement
- Anxiety - Theobromine causes decrease in anxiety and increased confidence at lower to moderate doses but can cause this effect at higher doses, causing nervousness and tremors.
- Cognitive fatigue
- Compulsive redosing
- Cognitive euphoria - Theobromine causes euphoria more frequently and with higher intensity than with caffeine
- Increased libido
- Memory enhancement
- Motivation enhancement
- Thought acceleration
There are currently no anecdotal reports which describe the effects of this compound within our experience index.
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Tolerance and addiction potential
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