Native to the deep tropical regions of Central and South America, cacao was named "theobrama" literally meaning
"food of the gods."
It has a rich history of being used in rituals, ceremonies and even as a form of currency by the Mayans and Aztecs. It was revered as a medicine especially for the heart and spirit. Unfortunally as cacao spread across Europe and refined sugar and powdered milk were added the medicinal value began to deteriote. The state of much of the chocolate sold around the world today with all its additives, preservaties, colorings, is a far cry from what cacao can be in its pure, raw state.
"Cacao has the highest antioxidant level of ANY food!"
Brain Function and Mood
Cacao contains the highest amount of Magnesium of any food, which relaxes the blood vessals and promotes better blood flow the brain. It also contains these compounds that are all mood enhancing and support the mind during times of stress.
PEA - this is produced by the body when we are in love. It also promotes alertness and focus
Amandamine - the "bliss chemical" only found in cacao. It is released in the body after exercise
Tryptophan - mood enhancing nutrient. Essential for seratonin production
Seratonin - makes us feel good even in times of stress
Cacao contains Iron, Chromium, Manganese and Copper that all support healthy blood cells and blood sugar levels.
The high amount of Magnesium relaxes the blood vessals and arteries promoting the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to be transported around the body.
Teeth and Bones
The high amount of Magnesium present in cacao helps to build stronger and more flexible bones and teeth.
It is estimated that 80% of people are deficient in this vital mineral that is responsible for numerous functions around the body.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
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