Did you know historically Cacao has been reported to be a natural aphrodisiac, helping increase the desire for sex while improving sexual pleasure!?
Cacao contains flavonoids responsible for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties, exerting a neuro-protective effect as well as assisting with endothelial (heart) function.
The synergistic effect on our body when consuming cacao has a positive direct and indirect influence on sexual health and function due to the nutrients found in raw cacao, two of which being Magnesium and Tryptophan.
Both Magnesium and Tryptophan are required for the production of Serotonin.
Serotonin controls our mood centre, its one of our happy hormones, regulates pain, control of appetite and digestion.
But one of its other functions that is often overlooked is it’s ability to regulate sexual pleasure and arousal!!
A deficiency in Tryptophan and/or magnesium is often linked to low serotonin and low libido.
Consuming raw cacao regularly can help with absorption of minerals you need for healthy libido and arousal.
So who’s having a cup of ceremony this Valentines day?
We love pairing Ceremony with Orchard St Lovers herbal tonic, which is packed full of libido, adaptogenic and nervine herbs. You can find it here.
Our power packed nourishing drinking chocolates are a sure fire way to get you in the mood this valentines day!