Let’s start with a disclaimer here. Most chocolate that claims to contain “Shilajit” or “Mumie” is loaded with a powdered counterfeits. Any chocolate other than the “Food of the Gods” and any resin other than Pürblack, will not produce the effect or desire to put it in your mouth and roll up your eyes. At the time, there is only one company on the planet making chocolate with Pürblack. It is the Wise One Superfoods.
Now as we “warned you” let’s look into the sacredness of Cacao.
Theobroma Cacao directly translates to ‘Food of the Gods’. Our ancestors had the right idea in mind when they named this sacred superfood; there is no other food on Earth in quite the same league as raw cacao. Before we begin to explore this in depth though, let us be clear about the difference between ‘cacao’ and ‘cocoa’. Cacao was the term used by the Aztecs for this sacred substance. They would even make it into a ceremonial drink dubbed ‘Xocolatl’ which was raw cacao mixed with spices. Natives traditionally imbibed the concoction before embarking on vision quests utilizing the mystical Psilocybe mushroom. Once the Spanish arrived to conquer the Americas, the etymology of cacao became more complicated. Europeans took the cacao back to their homeland and added large amounts of sugar; the result Cocoa (yes there is a difference between cacao and cocoa).
These days, when one utters the word ‘chocolate’ many peoples’ minds fill with pictures of Hershey’s bars and M&M’s; in my opinion mere insults to the actual nature of this unique botanical. When I speak of chocolate, I am referring to the unadulterated cacao bean, in its whole food natural state. Traditionally, cacao was only occasionally used when the need for powerful medicine existed. What lucky souls we are, to have access to things like Pürblack Live Resin and pristine cacao beans! The two have a synergy that is like making love to Aphrodite while riding a magic carpet. On a side note, the inside of a cacao bean should ideally be a deep purple hue, indicating high concentrations of antioxidants.
Real cacao has a very exotic & immense nutritional profile, boasting more magnesium than any other food save hemp seeds. Magnesium is ubiquitous in the human body, responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions. Jaw-clenching (bruxism), anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, and restless sleep are all signs of magnesium deficiency. Before & during their cycle women often crave chocolate because the magnesium causes relaxation & mitigates depression & mood swings. In addition, cacao contains the feel-good chemical phenylethylamine, as well as anandamide. Also referred to as ‘the bliss chemical’, anandamide bears a striking resemblance to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (the main active alkaloid in smoked cannabis) and acts on endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the brain. It generates feelings of euphoria & is a potent anti-depressant, sans all the side effects of typical pharmaceuticals. Don’t expect to get high though, as you’d need to consume over 25lbs of raw cacao to experience a similar feeling to THC. To top of the list, cacao also contains significant amounts of iron, potassium, zinc, copper, protein, healthy fats, & fiber!
A common misconception is that chocolate contains caffeine; in reality there are negligible amounts if any. Theobromine is what gives cacao its stimulant edge; 1/4th the potency of caffeine as a CNS stimulant but 2x the strength as a vaso/bronchodilator. For these reasons, cacao makes an excellent choice for asthmatics or those with poor circulation.
People perceive the taste of cacao as intensely bitter the first time, especially those used to Hershey’s style chocolate. It is an unfortunate representation of the hijacking aimed at American’s palates. Hyper-palatable food designed in laboratories render many immune to the rich, earthy, natural tastes in whole foods. Such intense combinations of fat, salt, & sugar like those found in fast food are unnatural & do not occur in nature. The good news is in: you DO have the power to reclaim your taste buds from corporate conglomerates. In a matter of weeks, you can mindfully train your taste buds to like just about anything. So, why not make them enjoy healthful, healing foods?
If your desire is to consume nutritious substances like cacao consistently, it’s worth the effort to adapt the tongue to them, so as to gain the most health benefits. One cacao bean isn’t going to make a huge difference, but a few cacao beans a day could have massive benefits for magnesium deficiency & mood disorders. Imagine a world where people pop cacao beans instead of Pringles.
To take cacao (the food of the gods!) and combine it with Pürblack (and finetune your body) is so good it seriously seems like it should be illegal. The smell of cedar wafting into my nostrils causes the most intense orgasmic burst of pleasure that a scent has ever produced. The sky seems incredibly blue & gorgeous, I find myself constantly thinking about how incredibly content I feel, from a very deep place. Soon after my face melts due to the blisteringly intense procognitive boost received. Commonly used stimulants like coffee & yerba mate fall by the wayside with their inferior nutrient profile. The applications for this synergistic combo are multiple: ultimate sensual enhancement, intense pre-workout, potent anti-depressant, healthy cough suppressant, and just for plain old fun. Who knew playing with one’s neurochemistry could be not only healing, but also totally safe!