Cacao is considered by some to be “the elixir of the gods.”
The Mayans consumed Cacao in a variety of their religious rituals to open their hearts and expand their consciousness.
At our I.AM.LIFE cacao ceremonies, we use ceremonial grade, organic cacao to open our hearts, connect with each other, and amplify our L O V E !
“For thousands of years, cacao has been cultivated in Central America for its beneficial health compounds. The ancient Maya viewed cacao as a precious substance, and it was used for food as well as for religious and economic purposes.
What you may not know is how many medicinal qualities are hiding within this seductive bean. Flavanols, one of the most important, improve vascular and cognitive function and provide ultra violet protection for the skin. Cacao also has high concentration of an alkaloid called Theobromine, also found in coffee. Theobromine has stimulant properties and relaxing effects. It dilates the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. And if that wasn't enough, cacao is also rich in soluble fiber, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium.
The MAO inhibitors found within cacao allow more serotonin and neurotransmitters to circulate around the brain at the same time, increasing the feelings of happiness and joy.”