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Is Cacao Grown In Australia?
Whilst the Northern Territory and North Queensland regions of Australia are able to grow cacao, this tropical Cacao Tree is native to the Amazon region of South America. We source our Cacao from Peru, as part of what makes it ceremonial grade is that it is native to the land, and is not planted for the purpose of farming.
Can cacao make you feel high?
David Wolf identifies 145 distinct chemical compounds present in cacao in his book Naked Chocolate, of which he particularly emphasises phenylethylamine, theobromine, anandamide, MAO's, and tryptophan as having noteworthy pharmacological effects. N-Acetyl activates BLISS, Theobromine is UPLIFTING, Polyphenols make you feel a sense of CLARITY, Phenylethylamine (PEA) gives you SATISFACTION, Tryptamine enduces AWAKENING and Tryptophan activates JOY!
Based on my personal experimentation with cacao, I find that the high I experience is of emotional feelings such as, but not limited to: expansive, joy, energy, happiness and excitable. The physical attributes I feel: a lot more energy for physical function, less aches and pains in the body overall, my psychic abilities are heightened, heart is beating slightly faster, feelings of warmth across body, especially hands. People have had experiences where they have observed visualisations, however, this is more for those who have been on the plant journey for many years - this is unlikely in newcomers.
Who should not use cacao?
Those on MAIO antidepressants should not consume cacao and those on Antidepressants a 15-20g dose is recommended and to always consult your health care professional for the go-ahead prior to consumption as a precaution.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is generally considered safe when taken in moderation. We recommend a 15-20g serving size twice a week.
GERD, IBS, Children under 12, those with Heart Conditions, Low Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure and Sensitivities to Caffeine we recommend a 15-20g dose and recommend if you are on medications to consult your doctor prior to consuming Ceremonial Grade Cacao.
Bleeding Disorders or Medication Users it is best to consult with a doctor about all your medications, supplements and current health status to be given the green light to consume cacao.
- Can I drink Cacao everyday? Whilst you can drink cacao everyday, we recommend mindfulness with your dosage. A maximum of 60g total per day is the daily recommended maximum, however, if you are sitting with cacao daily, consider lowering your dosage overall as cacao, like a supplement has a compounding effect. Did you know that one cacao tree produces just 2 kilos of cacao per year. As the popularity of cacao grows across the globe, we urge our customers to mindfully incorporate it into their routine. With utmost respect and reverence use your intuition to guide you on your consumption. If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor for daily recommendations.
- Is Cacao addictive?