Ceremonial Grade Cacao vs Regular Cacao & Cocoa powder (pronounced koko) has been roasted for long periods of time at high temperatures, which strips the bean of it’s abundant nutrients.Cacao powder (pronounced kak-aow), generally found in supermarkets and health stores, is often labelled; organic, raw, superfood. Highly processed with the bean’s natural healthy fat (cacao butter) removed along with destroying many living enzymes and subtle energetic properties. Ceremonial Grade Cacao (plant medicine) is cacao in it’s purest form made from rare criollo beans with nothing removed and nothing added. Lightly toasted and usually peeled by hand.
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and mood elevating chemicals.
FIBRE to support digestion
PROTEIN to increases muscle mass and strength
POTASSIUM to help regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals
MAGNESIUM the anti-Inflammatory benefits help regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system
ANTIOXIDANTS help reduce the risk of dis-ease and supports radiant looking skin.
NATURAL MOOD ELEVATORS a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), all of which are associated with feelings of well being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and anandamide are found in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Ceremonial Grade Cacao can also aid in weight loss as it increases the metabolism and helps remove cravings for sugary synthetic foods. It is also a natural vasodilator that increases blood flow to the brain increasing focus.