Theobroma cacao is good for High Blood Pressure, CAD (the most common type of heart disease), depression, and many, many other things. It's what is ground and roasted to create chocolate.
Cacao contains over 400 identifiable chemical compounds, and is high in magnesium, iron, chromium, tryptophan, and antioxidants. It also contains PEA and Anandamide, Dopamine and Serotonin.
Raw Cacao is a potent anti-oxidant, and it's rich in minerals. It promotes a sense of well-being, protects the nervous system and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. It also reduces high blood pressure and lowers insulin resistance.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) is found in Cacao. PEA is an adrenal-related chemical that is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. This is one of the reasons why love and chocolate have a deep connection. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness.
Cacao is approximately 40 times higher in antioxidants than blueberries, and it's believed to be the number one source of magnesium of any food. This is the reason why women crave chocolate during their period (low magnesium). Magnesium is associated with balanced brain chemistry, strong bones, and happiness. Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral on the Standard US Diet; over 80% of us are chronically deficient in Magnesium!
A neurotransmitter called Anandamide, is found in cacao. Anandamide is also produced naturally in the brain. Anandamide is known as the bliss chemical because it is released while we are feeling great. Cacao contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown anandamide. This means that natural anandamide and/or cacao anandamide may stick around longer, making us feel good longer when we consume Cacao!
"What about people who are allergic to chocolate?" A recent study showed that only one out of 500 people who thought they were allergic to chocolate actually tested positive. Allergies to chocolate are quite rare. It is usually just a milk/dairy allergy from milk chocolate products.
"Every study on chocolate is pointing to the same conclusion: there is something in chocolate that is really good for us. That something is the raw Cacao bean, the nut that all chocolate is made from. The Cacao bean has always been and will always be Nature's no 1 weight loss and high-energy food. Cacao beans are probably the best kept secret in the entire history of food."
- David Wolfe
"After water, Cacao is the single healthiest substance you can put in your mouth. It can easily replace a number of psychiatric drugs for mood, plus it produces the same chemistry in the brain that occurs when we fall in love." - Chris Kilham, "The Medicine Hunter"
Make sure you take your cacao every single day! Take lots of it!! John Hance goes through so much of this product that he had to buy double his normal supply to keep up with his own demands! Seriously. This one's a daily necessity for him, and it should be for you, too!
Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao beans, Fine Brandy