When it comes to increasing your energy and enhancing your focus, cacao has you covered.
Whether you're doing something physically or mentally demanding, utilising cacao prior to any of these activities can make a significant difference.
There are two major reasons for this:
1. Cacao is a natural stimulant, and even though it contains a very minor amount of caffeine (1/10th that of coffee), it also contains a compound known as theobromine which acts as a cardiovascular stimulant, helping to open up the blood vessels and vascular tree - making it the perfect drink for physically (and mentally demanding) activities such as:
- Resistance training.
- Running / Hiking.
- Yoga / Pilates.
- Competitive sports.
2. When it comes to focus and creativity, cacao contains a potent compound known as phenylethylamine or PEA for short. This compound supports focus, mental clarity and feelings of reward - perfect for engaging in tasks that require concentration such as:
- Completing a deadline for work.
- Finishing an important project.
- Learning / studying.
Now, bare in mind that the serving size will impact the experience of using cacao; so if you're looking to enhance your energy for more physically or mentally demanding tasks, we would recommend taking a higher dose of somewhere between 25-35g to enjoy the supportive effects.
The beauty about cacao is, you don't need to consume it in excessive amounts like you may with other stimulants, which means that you won't experience the negative side effects that can come with the excessive consumption of caffeine-heavy stimulants like the jitters, stimulant-induced anxiety, headaches or, the dreaded crash.
Next time you need a surge of energy or focus, try drinking cacao before and experience the benefit for yourself!