No 07

Cacao

Theobroma cacao

Ingredient Notes

Origin
NORTHERN PERU
Species
THEOBROMA CACAO
Energetic
OPENS THE HEART AND BALANCES THE FEMININE & MASCULINE WITHIN
Parts Used
FRESH ROASTED CACAO BEANS - STONE GROUND OVER 9 DAYS
Key Benefits
HELPS THE BODY RESIST CHRONIC DISEASE, RELIEVES DEPRESSION AND PROMOTES OPTIMAL WELLNESS

Ingredient Notes

Origin
NORTHERN PERU
Species
THEOBROMA CACAO
Energetic
OPENS THE HEART AND BALANCES THE FEMININE & MASCULINE WITHIN
Parts Used
FRESH ROASTED CACAO BEANS - STONE GROUND OVER 9 DAYS
Key Benefits
HELPS THE BODY RESIST CHRONIC DISEASE, RELIEVES DEPRESSION AND PROMOTES OPTIMAL WELLNESS

Cacao is the central superfood of our otherworldly Cacao Spice plant-based blend. Once known as Incan and Aztec gold, the beans from the Theobroma cacao plant are pure medicine. They contain a diverse set of therapeutic compounds with over 1,200 chemical constituents making Cacao one of the most pharmacologically complex foods in nature.

Cacao is a true superfood, containing more antioxidants than blueberries, in addition to a good amount of iron, calcium, and magnesium. It’s a rich source of flavonoids, a class of phytonutrients that have neuroprotective effects to help prevent memory decline and the risk of Alzheimer’s (1). Flavanols have also been shown to help reduce facial wrinkles and improve skin elasticity (2).

What’s also makes Cacao so special is its abundance of polyphenols – hormetic compounds which cause your antioxidant genes to be expressed to help your body resist all types of disease (3). These polyphenols are what gives Cacao its potential anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, antibacterial, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. Making Cacao a wonderful dietary supplement to help prevent chronic disease (4).

Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine that stimulate brain activity and are vital in regulating mood. Serotonin is the feel-good brain chemical responsible for feelings of wellbeing. Cacao also contains anandamide – taken from the Sanskrit word ananda or ‘bliss’. This mood improving chemical is known as the bliss molecule and leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, but also plays a vital role in moderating pain perception and the memory of pain, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.

Our Cacao is sourced fresh and direct from small-batch farmers in the Northern regions of Peru. Their plantation is a magical place where organic agriculture practices and sincere reverence to the majesty of the cacao plant has to be seen to be believed.

SOURCE: 1, 2, 3, 4

No 07

Cacao

Theobroma cacao

Ingredient Notes

Origin
NORTHERN PERU
Species
THEOBROMA CACAO
Energetic
OPENS THE HEART AND BALANCES THE FEMININE & MASCULINE WITHIN
Parts Used
FRESH ROASTED CACAO BEANS - STONE GROUND OVER 9 DAYS
Key Benefits
HELPS THE BODY RESIST CHRONIC DISEASE, RELIEVES DEPRESSION AND PROMOTES OPTIMAL WELLNESS

Cacao is the central superfood of our otherworldly Cacao Spice plant-based blend. Once known as Incan and Aztec gold, the beans from the Theobroma cacao plant are pure medicine. They contain a diverse set of therapeutic compounds with over 1,200 chemical constituents making Cacao one of the most pharmacologically complex foods in nature.

Cacao is a true superfood, containing more antioxidants than blueberries, in addition to a good amount of iron, calcium, and magnesium. It’s a rich source of flavonoids, a class of phytonutrients that have neuroprotective effects to help prevent memory decline and the risk of Alzheimer’s (1). Flavanols have also been shown to help reduce facial wrinkles and improve skin elasticity (2).

What’s also makes Cacao so special is its abundance of polyphenols – hormetic compounds which cause your antioxidant genes to be expressed to help your body resist all types of disease (3). These polyphenols are what gives Cacao its potential anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, antibacterial, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. Making Cacao a wonderful dietary supplement to help prevent chronic disease (4).

Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine that stimulate brain activity and are vital in regulating mood. Serotonin is the feel-good brain chemical responsible for feelings of wellbeing. Cacao also contains anandamide – taken from the Sanskrit word ananda or ‘bliss’. This mood improving chemical is known as the bliss molecule and leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, but also plays a vital role in moderating pain perception and the memory of pain, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.

Our Cacao is sourced fresh and direct from small-batch farmers in the Northern regions of Peru. Their plantation is a magical place where organic agriculture practices and sincere reverence to the majesty of the cacao plant has to be seen to be believed.

SOURCE: 1, 2, 3, 4