The most exciting benefits of Raw chocolate can be discovered in the essential amino acid contained within raw Cacao is called TRYPTOPHAN.
TRYPTOPHAN in the presence of cacao’s magnesium mineral compounds react with vitamin B6 plus B3 to produce SEROTONIN!
SEROTONIN is a natural anti-depressant giving us the feel good factor and acting as a fantastic stress defence shield! Whilst TRYPTOPHAN acts as a powerful mood enhancing nutrient containing a spectrum of essential amino acids. So eating a diet rich in Raw chocolate will assist in wonders for your overall health!
Cacao beans are the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma Cacao plant which is where chocolate/cocoa comes from. Cacao paste is what we use to make our cacao drink. The cacao paste comes from cold pressed cacao beans which don’t lose their enzymes and has superfood nutrition. The paste we use is from Ecuador. Cacao drink itself is cacao paste heated down into a liquid which will fill 3/4 of a normal sized cup.
Theo-broma literally translates as God-Food, and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. This, alongside phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression and which is released in the body during emotional euphoria, create heightened sensation and empathy. Alongside these, the high amount of nutrients in the cacao support and nourish the body, whilst also inducing a detoxifying effect on the liver and kidneys. This releases Theobromine, a chemical found in chocolate which stimulates the heart to a greater degree. As it is a myocardial stimulant as well as a vasodilator, it increases heartbeat, and also dilates blood vessels, causing a reduced blood pressure. Theobromine can be helpful in treating asthma since it relaxes the smooth muscles , including the ones found in the bronchi in the lungs.
Due to the euphoria inducing ingredients, the emotional impact can be profound. Everything feels heightened within the physical and emotional body, including your awareness to your deepest sense of self and to your heart. The experience of love and empathy, particularly for yourself, can literally feel as if your heart is opening like a flower. With this, the body can become flooded with the many emotions stored in the heart, some of which can be painful. It is not always an easy experience, and I have seen many tears shed as people peel away old layers of hurt. But as the cacao facilitates a deep sense of self-love, tears are always followed by smiles of deep gratitude. In other moments, the sheer ecstasy felt from the cacao can be described as nothing other than a divine experience.
Cacao contains theobromine which stimulates the system much in the same way as caffeine can. If you have sensitivity to caffeine then please consult us and we will discuss if you will be able to participate with a very low dosage.
Cacao can react with anti-depressants causing headaches so please let us know if you are on any medication before booking.