cacao has got over 40x the amount of antioxidants present in blueberries, it is the highest plant based source of iron, and has tons of magnesium for healthy heart and brain function.
This energy-boosting element stimulates blood flow and can be active in the human body for up to 4-6 hours. Theobromine is the stimulating element of Cacao, a compound similar to caffeine. However, Theobromine is much more gentle in the body than caffeine and so it does not interfere with people's sleep cycle.
It is estimated %80 of the total population in America is deficient in magnesium. This is an essential mineral for the human body, supporting heart health and brain focus/clarity. Certain minerals, like magnesium, require proper balance with other minerals for optimal absorption. Ceremonial Grade Cacao is one of the best sources of magnesium because of its perfect balance of calcium to magnesium.
Magnesium activates over 300 biochemical responses beneficial to the human body. These include, relaxation of muscles, joints, and nervous system, it dilates blood vessels and supports the purification of the body by opening up pathways of detoxification. Magnesium has been linked to elevating mood, decreasing symptoms associated with anxiety. It also been known to ease negative symptoms of PMS and and menstruation.
Another set of compounds present in cacao serve as building blocks and aid in the release of certain feel-good neurotransmitters. For example L-tryptophan unleashes a release of serotonin in the brain which in turn habituates the brain to releasing it in its own. largest serotonin receptors within the human body are found in the gut and consuming adequate amounts of this compound boosts the immune system. Serotonin also helps regulate symptoms of depression and anxiety without creating a co-dependency.
Anandamide is known as the “blissful” molecule. The English word Anandamide originates from the Sanskrit word Ananda, meaning bliss. This neurotransmitter is naturally occurring and is responsible for creating a dynamic state of fulfillment, joy, and tranquility. Ceremonial Grade Cacao activates the release of Anandamide.
Cacao also activates the release of Phenylethylamine PEA which are helpful in bringing alertness and focus.
Cacao contains over 300 different types antioxidants compounds, most of which flavonoids which have an array of benefits to the human body. They support heart health and skeletal muscle mass that can are affected due to the aging process. They also help diminish free radicals and inflammation in the body.