Medicinal & Spiritual Benefits

Health, Healing and Happiness...

Pure Nourishment for Mind, Body, Soul

Throughout centuries, cacao has served as a revered source for fostering a healthy spiritual and mental well-being among ancient civilizations.

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Cacao beans contain a bioactive compound known as theobromine, akin to caffeine. However, unlike caffeine's impact on the nervous system, theobromine's stimulating effects primarily target blood flow and the cardiovascular system. This results in sustained, gentle energy without the jitters or crashes associated with caffeine consumption.

Moreover, beyond its energising properties, theobromine enhances alertness, awareness, and focus without the accompanying side effects. It also aids in short-term cognitive function improvement.

Although stimulating, cacao is not classified as a psychedelic substance. As per the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration, it is deemed safe for consumption. The effects of cacao are mild, and its purchase and usage are entirely legal.

Benefits Cacao provides a range of health benefits

Mentally, Emotionally and Physically

Cacao is a treasure trove of antioxidants, boasting an array of heart-protective and potentially anti-cancer properties, as per sources like www.Healthline.com. Within this magical plant lie essential minerals such as potassium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium, all contributing to cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory effects, and overall bodily functions.

But wait, there's more! This amazing plant also packs anandamide, a fatty acid neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors in your noggin and body, triggering feelings of happiness, bliss, and all-around wellness. Anandamide, derived from the Sanskrit word "Ananda" meaning "bliss," earned its nickname as the "bliss molecule" for good reason. It's the secret sauce behind that post-workout glow, often likened to a "rush of good energy." So, cacao might just be your ticket to filling your soul with joy and excitement.

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The multifaceted properties inherent in Cacao have demonstrated potential in aiding the balance of blood sugar levels and enhancing cerebral blood flow, thereby fostering mental agility, heightened awareness, clarity, and focus. Additionally, Cacao harbors tryptamine and tryptophan, two amino acids recognized for their capacity to potentially boost serotonin levels—a neurotransmitter associated with fostering positivity, mood elevation, and overall happiness. Consumption of Cacao may also stimulate the release of dopamine, colloquially known as the "feel-good hormone," as well as endorphins and phenylethylamine, which collectively contribute to alleviating symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and emotional stress. Consequently, Cacao exhibits a natural antidepressant effect owing to the interplay of these chemical compounds.

The presence of flavonoids in Cacao has been linked to potential improvements in cognitive function. A study published in Hypertension, involving ninety elderly individuals grappling with mild cognitive impairment, illustrated that the intake of flavonoids derived from Cacao over an eight-week period resulted in enhanced memory and cognitive capabilities. Although ongoing research endeavors are delving deeper into this realm, preliminary findings offer promising insights. (Source: National Library of Medicine)

Furthermore, the properties inherent in Cacao may extend their potential benefits to:

- Enhancing sexual performance
- Promoting visual health
- Lowering levels of LDL cholesterol
- Influencing insulin sensitivity
- Mitigating the risk of heart disease

It is essential to underscore that the information presented on this page is intended solely for educational and informational purposes. None of the details provided should be construed as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Neither "The Jasper Cacao Project" nor our products are positioned as treatments, preventatives, or cures for any medical condition or ailment. It is imperative to seek expert medical evaluation, advice, and guidance before integrating any food or supplement into one's health regimen.

Cacao is a Superfood

Elevate your nutrition with raw cacao, hailed as a superfood for its rich array of health-enhancing components. Bursting with essential nutrients, raw cacao boasts a profile that includes monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vital vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein.

Delving into the specifics, cacao beans are comprised of 54% fat, predominantly in the form of cacao butter, alongside 31% carbohydrates, and 11% protein, which includes notable amino acids such as arginine, glutamine, and leucine. Moreover, cacao presents a wealth of polyphenols, encompassing flavonols and proanthocyanins, contributing to its robust antioxidant properties. Additionally, cacao is a veritable treasure trove of essential minerals, including magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, and phosphorus.

Cacao stands as a powerhouse in the realm of antioxidants, offering a staggering 40 times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries. Not only that cacao impressively has more calcium content than cows milk, plus with its generous fiber content, cacao serves as an exemplary source of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and overall well-being.

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.