Theobromine - Glossary


Also known as 3,7-Dimethylxanthine. Theobromine is structurally related to caffeine, and is one of the metabolites formed when caffeine is metabolized in the body.  Theobromine is the primary alkaloid in chocolate/cocoa and also has stimulant effects, but is less potent than caffeine. 

See “The Chemistry of Theobromine” for more information.

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