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Ceremonial Cacao Paste

$18.95

Use our organic Cacao paste to create your own personal cacao ceremonies or enhance your recipes! Draw yourself a bath and use our botanical soaks to prepare your body, infuse your space with our sacred space essences and drink this rejuvenating elixir as a beautiful heart opening ritual.

How to use
When drinking cacao in ritual, the dosage will be higher than for a regular, daily dose. Read our contraindications before consuming the ceremonial dose. 

 

DO NOT serve a ceremonial to others like your students and friends without being properly trained to hold ceremonies. 

Ingredients

7 fluid ounces of water per person

2 oz (6 tablespoons) of chopped cacao paste per person.

Pinch of chilli/cayenne to taste

Maple syrup or a natural sweetener of your choice to taste. This is optional. You do not need to sweeten your drink yet for first timers it may be more enjoyable.

You can also add cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla to taste

Ingredients
Certified Organic Theobroma Cacao Paste
Disclaimer
This information is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

In stock

BRIDGING HEAVEN
AND EARTH

During Mayan times, when there was discord in the community, healers would call for a cacao ceremony so the divine nectar of the goods would awaken the hearts of the people to peace, love, compassion and forgiveness.

Whatever is done with
intention is transformative in itself…

Whatever is done with
intention is transformative in itself…

Our Ceremonial Collection

For daily rituals or special occasions, this ceremonial collection is sure to boost your alertness, vitality and longevity!

 

Wild Harvested Chaga Chunks
Ceremonial Matcha
Ceremonial Cacao Paste
Wild Harvested Chaga Chunks
Ceremonial Matcha
Ceremonial Cacao Paste
SKU: CACAOPASTE Categories: , , ,

Ceremonial Cacao Paste

$18.95

Use our organic Cacao paste to create your own personal cacao ceremonies or enhance your recipes! Draw yourself a bath and use our botanical soaks to prepare your body, infuse your space with our sacred space essences and drink this rejuvenating elixir as a beautiful heart opening ritual.

How to use
When drinking cacao in ritual, the dosage will be higher than for a regular, daily dose. Read our contraindications before consuming the ceremonial dose. 

 

DO NOT serve a ceremonial to others like your students and friends without being properly trained to hold ceremonies. 

Ingredients

7 fluid ounces of water per person

2 oz (6 tablespoons) of chopped cacao paste per person.

Pinch of chilli/cayenne to taste

Maple syrup or a natural sweetener of your choice to taste. This is optional. You do not need to sweeten your drink yet for first timers it may be more enjoyable.

You can also add cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla to taste

Ingredients
Certified Organic Theobroma Cacao Paste
Disclaimer
This information is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

In stock

BRIDGING HEAVEN
AND EARTH

During Mayan times, when there was discord in the community, healers would call for a cacao ceremony so the divine nectar of the goods would awaken the hearts of the people to peace, love, compassion and forgiveness.

Whatever is done with
intention is transformative in itself…

Our Ceremonial Collection

For daily rituals or special occasions, this ceremonial collection is sure to boost your alertness, vitality and longevity!

 

Wild Harvested Chaga Chunks
Ceremonial Matcha
Ceremonial Cacao Paste

…and when our intentions
collectively come together,
anything is possible

Ingredients: Certified Organic Theobroma Cacao Paste

Size: 285g

Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.

Cacao: Used for thousands of years in Mayan culture, cacao is a potent antioxidant, heart opener, mood enhancer, good for the circulatory system. It is known to be anti-inflammatory, to calming hormones, to fight exhaustion. It is also known for its anti-aging properties,  to be an appetite-suppressant, to support kidney and cognitive functions, and to improve skin and teeth protection. 

TIPS FOR NEWBIES

  • Do not drink more than ⅔  of a full 2 oz dose your first time. Allow 45 minutes to assess how you feel before taking more. 
  • People who are very sensitive to caffeine should do small doses. 
  • Do not use regular milk or soy as it will interfere with the absorption of the cacao, and that can dampen the effects. Coconut milk is a good alternative. 
  • Go lightly to avoid detox nausea and headaches due to the liver being triggered to cleanse. 

 

Contraindications

Cacao for me is a “plant medicine”. If we do not respect the plant, the plant can make us sick. Ceremonies are here to teach us to respect the plants and what they have to teach us. Because à ceremonial dose of cacao is much higher than a normal daily dose, some precautions need to be taken.

Potential symptoms:  Light-headedness, sweaty palms, headache or nausea. Relax, drink water and slowly the symptoms will go away. Cacao can also stimulate detox. If this happens, be grateful for the opportunity to cleanse, drink a lot of water and let it move through you. This might happen more often if you are on a raw food diet or if you are fasting. Choose a lower quantity. 

Antidepressants must be looked into: 

MAOI based antidepressants are contraindicated with the tyramine in chocolate, so a larger dose of cacao is not recommended. MAOI based antidepressants are first generation antidepressants and are less common these days. People taking them are on a restricted diet that includes limiting or avoiding chocolate, so they should know if they can consume or not. Side effects could include more serious headache and nausea, so make sure to check medications first. 

There has been some concern with larger doses of cacao and SSRI type anti-depressants, because of the MAOI's in cacao. Specifically, the tryptophan, a type of MAOI which is a pre-cursor to serotonin has been cited by some as a possible contraindication. The research about this interaction is minimal, but studies on both the amounts of tryptophan in chocolate and how that might cause 'serotonin syndrome' don't indicate any problem. However, to be on the safe side, for those on SSRI's, we suggest consulting with your doctor and/or pharmacist regarding higher doses of cacao and to consider starting with low doses. 

Serious heart conditions: The theobromine in cacao increases heart rate significantly and is a vasodilator, lowering blood pressure. If you have such a condition, consider consulting a physician and certainly go lighter on amounts.

Pregnancy & breastfeeding: Like coffee or tea, it is important to reduce the intake of stimulating foods. The theobromine in cacao, which is very similar to caffeine, has a stimulating effect. Thus we recommend using lower dosages (ex. a maximum of 1oz in a ceremonial drink).

Do not feed cacao to your pets, it could be lethal. 

If any symptoms do present, drink lots of water, get some rest and it will pass.

Safety: It is recommended that you consult your healthcare practitioner before using any natural products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Disclaimer: This information is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

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Disclaimer: These products should be used only as directed on the label. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by Health Canada. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by Health Canada-approved research. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. Void Where Prohibited by Law.

Disclaimer

These products should be used only as directed on the label. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by Health Canada. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by Health Canada-approved research. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. Void Where Prohibited by Law.