Unleash Your Inner Warrior
When the ancient Mayans discovered Cacao thousands of years ago, it became a revered element of their daily life, due to the positive benefits it brought to their physical and mental health.
But while the Mayans focus was on the medicinal and ritualistic uses of Cacao, it was the Aztecs who first gained an understanding of the benefits it had on athletic performance.
So why is Cacao a powerful essential ingredient to any workout?
Well there is an abundance of good reasons
Theobromine — the secret ingredient in every mug of Cacao — is well known for its energy boosting properties.
It’s a stimulant, just like caffeine, but rather than blocking the hormone receptors that make you feel drowsy, Cacao’s energy boost comes from dilating your blood vessels, allowing more oxygen to flow to your muscles. Leaving you energized and able to train harder and longer.
Cacao isn’t a diuretic. This means you won’t be left fighting the effects of dehydration, and all the precious vitamins and minerals you’ve loaded up on will stay in your body where they can work their magic.
Plus, Cacao is full of essential vitamins and minerals
Phenylethylamine (PEA) influences neurotransmitters in the brain that support the release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, mood enhancing hormones that also improve athletic performance.
The bliss molecule, Anandamide, acts as a neurotransmitter targeting structures in our brains that fills us with feelings of wellbeing, and the better you feel, the better you train.
So next time you’re heading to the gym, CrossFit, boxing or even a run – try reaching for a delicious cup of Cacao instead and experience the wonderful uplifting, energizing benefits for yourself.