The Benefits of Cacao

On the body

Relaxing & Repairing
Containing more magnesium than any other food source, Cacao supports muscle recovery and energy production whilst also calming the nervous system and improving brain function.

More antioxidants than blueberries, green tea and red wine combined, Cacao is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, improving overall health and decreasing the signs of aging.

Fatigue Fighting
The most deficient nutrient in the human body, Cacao has the highest plant based source of iron, helping fight fatigue by improving circulation and increasing oxygen levels. 

Bone Building
More calcium than cow’s milk, Cacao helps build and maintain strong bones, enables our muscles to contract, whilst also protecting against high blood pressure by supporting the heart.

Nutrient Transporting
Cacao is a vasodilator, meaning it helps open blood vessels, transporting nutrients to where you need it most, the cells. Adding Cacao to your protein or supplements will maximise absorption. 

A great source of sulfur, Cacao has the ability to build collagen and keratin which is important for healthy hair, skin and nails as well as detoxifying the liver and supporting pancreatic function.

Mood Boosting
Producing the four major feel good chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins, Cacao creates feelings of love, joy and happiness creating wellbeing through a natural high.

Heart Opening
Opening the heart both spiritually and physically, Cacao helps increase oxygen levels, improves circulation and evokes a deeper feeling of connectedness to self, spirit and the planet.

Fat Burning
A natural appetite suppressant, Cacao contains polyphenols, which help increase energy producing mitochondria in your muscles, giving you more energy to fight fatigue and burn fat

Gut Improving
Providing the gut with both beneficial prebiotic fuel and probiotic bacteria, Cacao can help improve digestion and restore gut health by rebalancing the gut microbiome.

On the mind

Theobromine - "The Gentler Stimulant"
Categorised in the same stimulant class as caffeine, Theobromine is a gentler stimulant, providing a smoother, more sustainable energy boost without the jitters. Generating feelings of contentment and euphoria, Cacao can provide energy and alertness whilst also relaxing the nervous system. 

Phenethylamine - “The Love Chemical”
Containing Phenethylamine, Cacao helps release oxytocin, also known as the “love” chemical, and other pleasurable opium-like neuro chemicals that produce feelings similar to that of falling in love. 

Tryptophan - “The Feel Good Chemical”
Responsible for relieving stress and increasing happiness, Cacao contains Tryptophan, essential for the production of serotonin which is also known as the “Feel Good” chemical.

Tyrosine - “The Pleasure Chemical”
Carrying the amino acid Tyrosine, Cacao stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain, also known as the “pleasure” chemical, which triggers feelings of joy and happiness!

Anandamide - “The Bliss Chemical”
Taken from the ancient Sanskrit word Ananda, meaning “bliss”, Cacao contains Anandamide, which is known for producing mild states of euphoria and feelings of bliss. 

Often referred to as the "feel-good chemical", Cacao naturally assists the body in producing its own Serotonin, creating feelings of wellbeing and helps to relieve pain.

Responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells in the brain, Cacao stimulates the release of Dopamine, which directly affects the reward and pleasure centres in the brain.

Also known as the "Love Hormone", Cacao produces high levels of Oxytocin, a neurotransmitter associated with empathy, trust, sexual activity, generosity and relationship-building.

Produced by the body to relieve stress and pain, Cacao stimulates the release of Endorphins, which help create feelings of euphoria and bliss.

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