Criollo Cacao is a high grade variety of Cacao, so highly regarded that it is often used to call upon the spirit of Cacao during sacred Cacao ceremonies.
Summoned through intention, the spirit of Cacao is said to work closely with the heart chakra. She opens the heart space, connects and clarifies, allowing you to better hear your heart. Those who engage this plant magic regularly report a better ability to express themselves, be creative, and connect with loved ones.
Cacao is rich in many essential minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the world with an ORAC score of 95,500!
These beautiful, bright and chocolatey gems are packed with flavonoids, phenylethylamine, tryptophan and the gentle energy of theobromine.
Grown in central Peru, in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains, Maca (also known as Peruvian Ginseng) has been consumed by the Incan people for over 2,000 years and is considered their most sacred plant.
An adaptogen, Maca supports the body to maintain healthy balance in times of mental or physical stress. The organic Maca powder used in our Ritual Adaptogenic Chocolate Powder has been very briefly heat "activated"for sanitation, safety and digestive comfort.
Maca comes in three varieties, yellow, red and black, each with their own unique benefits and energetic forces. Ritual Adaptogenic Chocolate Powder uses a combination of all three for maximum therapeutic effect and a balanced energetic result.
Yellow Maca is the most commonly occurring, and is associated with life force energy. The Incan people believed that this variety was a gift from the earth and that it should be consumed in abundance for good health. Scientific studies of this variety show improvements in mood, mental health, physical energy, fertility and sexual function and a reduction in inflammation.
Red Maca is traditionally considered to be associated with feminine and internal energy; a nourishing balancing and calming force. This variety was used by the Incan people to prevent and treat anxiety, adrenal fatigue, circulatory concerns and chronic inflammation.
Black Maca is traditionally considered to be associated with masculine and external energy; an enduring, strengthening and energising force. This variety is particularly supportive of the brain, traditionally used to prevent and treat mental clarity, memory, cognitive function and depression. There is also evidence of its use to support libido and physical performance.⠀
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
Referred to as "The Mushroom Queen", this functional mushroom has been held in high esteem by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years. It is believed that this mushroom is a tonic for 'Qi', or 'vital life force energy' and that consuming it strengthens and balances overall health and vitality. Reishi has gentle but powerful adaptogenic properties, supporting the body through times of stress and assisting it in returning to a state of balance.
Studies have shown that the polysaccharides(specifically the beta-glucans) present in the fruiting bodies of this mushroom support healthy immune function, cell growth and renewal. ⠀
Reishi also encourages deeper sleep states, relaxation and a calm and clear mind. These grounding and calming properties are popular with those who wish to enhance their meditation and spiritual practice.
A tonic and an adaptogen, Ashwagandha (also known as 'Indian Ginseng' or 'Winter Cherry') has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years.
Ashwagandha is a powerful whole system balancer that is rich in antioxidants, iron and amino acids. It rejuvenates and tonifies the body, with a particular affinity for the endocrine and immune systems.
This ancient herb has traditionally been used to support elevated mood, cognitive function, increased energy, hormonal balance, deeper sleep states, immune system balance and the management of stress.
Ashwagandha is a popular herb used by busy professionals, students, athletes and parents, all of whom are exposed to on going lifestyle stresses.
Our Ritual Adaptogenic Chocolate Powder is blended in small batches to provide a therapeutic level of organic Ashwagandha powder in each serve.
Criollo Cacao Powder
Activated Maca Powder
Raw Coconut Sugar
Coconut Milk Powder
Reishi Mushroom Powder (Ganoderma lucidum)*
Ashwagandha Root Powder (Withania somnifera)
Pink Himalayan Salt
*Fruiting body (dual extracted)
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