Medicinal & Spiritual Benefits

Health, Healing and Happiness...

Pure Nourishment for Mind, Body, Soul

Cacao is a source used to facilitate a healthy spiritual and mental life for centuries by ancient civilizations. 

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Cacao beans have a bioactive chemical called theobromine in them which is like caffeine, but the stimulating effects of theobromine affect blood flow, the heart and whole cardiovascular system instead of the nervous system, this means no crashes and you dont feel on edge or shakey. It is a nice gentle long-lasting energy.

In addition to the theobromine energising, you without those side effects, you can feel more alert, aware, and focused. Theobromine can also help with boosting short-term improvements in cognitive function. 

Cacao is stimulating however it is not considered a psychedelic. According to the FOOD AND DRUG administration it is’’ safe’’. The effects of cacao are mild and purchasing it is fully legal.

Benefits Cacao provides a range of health benefits

Mentally, Emotionally and Physically

Cacao is a natural stress reliever which can take you into a space of comfort and blissfulness.

Cacao is a rich source of antioxidants along with heart-protective and anti-cancer properties. Within the plant, there is potassium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium which all contribute to cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory effects, and general functioning of the whole body.

This wonderful plant also contains anandamide which is a fatty acid neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body stimulating a sense of happiness, blissfulness, and overall wellness. The word Ananda in Sanskrit means “bliss” which is why it is often referred to as the "bliss molecule". Anandamide is the transmitter that gives you the great feeling after a workout aka runner high often feeling like a ‘’rush of good energy’’ Thus cacao can fill your soul with joy and excitement.

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The numerous properties in Cacao have been shown to help balance blood sugar levels and increase the blood flow to the brain which helps create more mental agility, awareness, clarity, and focus. Cacao also contains tryptamine and tryptophan, two amino acids that can help increase serotonin, a chemical transmitter that promotes positivity, good mood, and happiness. Consumption may also help release dopamine the feel-good hormone and endorphin; phenylethylamine, both of which soothe the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional stress. A natural antidepressant effect can be boosted by cacao because of all these chemicals.

Flavonoids in cacao can help improve the systems that activate thought. This was shown in a study published by Hypertension with ninety elderly individuals suffering from mild cognitive impairment. Taking cacao derived flavonoids for eight weeks improved memory and brain function. More research is being conducted around this subject. SOURCE: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

Cacao may also help with:

  • Sexual performance
  • Visual health
  • Lowering bad cholesterol
  • Influencing insulin resistance
  • Prevention of heart disease

Cacao is a Superfood

Raw cacao is considered a superfood containing monounsaturated fat, cholesterol-free saturated fat, vitamins, minerals, fibre, natural carbohydrates and protein. 

Cacao beans have 54% fat (the cacao butter), 31% carbohydrates, 11% protein (arginine, glutamine and leucine), 3% polyphenols (flavonols and proanthocyanins) and an abundance in minerals such as magnesium, pottasium, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorus.

Cacao has more calcium than cows milk, 40 x the antioxidants of blueberries and is a great source of fiber.

Superfood Cacao contains a range of nutrients
Our own Personal Experiences & Spiritual Teachings

Spiritual

  • May help open the heart space by dilating blood vessels allowing you to feel connected to your inner self.
  • Enhances meditation: May help decrease overthinking which helps us to meditate at a deeper spiritual level.
  • May help aid the release of emotional blockages that no longer serve us and helps us find forgiveness in ourselves and others.
  • Ancestral knowledge tells us that cacao may help enable us to access the sub conscious conditions, patterns and behaviour that are buried deep within.
  • Indigenous and shamanic teachings say cacao helps deepen shamanic journeying, ignite ancient wisdom, and connect to spirit guides.
  • May help initiate feelings of peace, tranquillity and floatiness.

"As cacao helps ease the stresses and worries of daily life, it helps push us to connect with our optimistic side more, thus it can provide us with a useful tool for our journey to find inner peace. "Alexis Alcalá" (International Spiritual teacher and therapist, Founder of Inner Camp)

Please note: The spiritual elements are our own first hand experiences and knowledge and teachings from generations of Indigenous peoples and ancestral knowledge. They are in no way backed by modern science. 

Important information

Contraindications

Although cacao is safe for most of us some people should take extra precautions for themselves before eating or drinking cacao. Cacao is contraindicated with anti-depressants including some SSRIs and all MORI anti-depressants.

For people with increased anxiety, a history of seizures, diabetes and heart conditions please consult your doctor before ingesting cacao. More information on request.

The views and information on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any health problems.