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Way Better Than Hot Cocoa
3rd Eye Tonic Cacao Elixir is a real ceremonial grade cacao.
Raw and never preserved — This is freshly made in micro batches from a whole cacao paste and nothing else. All of our ceremonial cacao paste naturally includes cacao butter, which is one of the highest grade fats and is the most effective carrier of cacao's medicinal benefits into the body. By comparison, cocoa powder is made by large processors and sold cheaply because the highly valuable fat has been removed and sold for profit.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg ... whole cacao is a superfood and an alchemical compound. This positively changes the whole being; synergistically changing the state of mind, body and soul connection and mood!
Raw Cacao Benefits
Regularly working with real cacao can have therapeutic health benefits, including creating new neural pathways that change our daily experience to include more joy, love, and connection. Cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including:
Norepinephrine - The joy molecule
Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.
Serotonin - Helps with well-being, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.
Anandamine - The bliss molecule. It moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down.
What is the science behind Cacao?
Why so much energy from Cacao?
Cacao contains theobromine, an alkaloid in the methylxanthine class of compounds, which also contain caffeine, mateine, and more.
Theobromine is a cardiac stimulant (as opposed to caffeine which is a nervous system stimulant) and it relaxes the blood vessels increasing blood circulation by 30-40%. This improves absorption of other important nutrients in cacao or other superfoods that it is paired with.
We add Ayurvedic nutrients like Ashwaganda, turmeric, black pepper, shilijit, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel and the two orchid flowers that support the pineal & pituitary gland. There is far more theobromine than caffeine in cacao - it is a misconception that cacao contains much caffeine, most likely due to a caffeine-like energy rush from the cane sugar used to sweeten most chocolate bars. Theobromine is only about one quarter as stimulating as caffeine, and it has a much longer half life in the liver, meaning that its affect on the body is softer and longer.