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How Ceremonial Grade Cacao Supports Women’s Cycle

Chocolate has been one of the go-to remedies for girls during the period for all the good reasons.

That time of the month can be uncomfortable and painful for many women. If you experience painful cramps, then you’ve probably found ways to alleviate them. Chocolate has been one of the go-to remedies for girls during the period for all the good reasons. Some claim that it can lessen the severity of cramps while others say it can improve the mood.

But is chocolate the answer to painful period cramps?

The days leading to a woman’s period as some manifest painful Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Not only do they experience physical pain, but their mood also is heavily affected. This is because their hormones take a drastic drip during this time. Physical symptoms can include bloating, reduced energy, diarrhea or constipation, and headaches.

Ceremonial grade cacao can help women ease their PMS symptoms. Ever wondered why women crave chocolate during their period? It’s not just because of the delectable taste but it’s partly due to cacao having one of the richest forms of iron, magnesium, and zinc which are essential to a woman’s reproductive health. 

Before grabbing a bar of chocolate, note that the quality of cacao is essential to get the most benefits. While they came from the same fruit, ceremonial grade cacao delivers more nutritional benefits compared to store-bought chocolate. Here’s why: 

Raw Cacao Nutritional benefits

A large amount of the antioxidants and flavanols in cacao are destroyed during the processing of normal cocoa powder and chocolate. Antioxidants fight the free radicals in the body, reducing the risks of chronic diseases including cancer. Dutch Processing that adds sweetness, reduces the bitterness and darkens the chocolate colour can make the cacao bean lose its original antioxidants by as much as 90%. 

Ceremonial Grade Cacao is 100% pure cacao in its purest form. It is made from roasted and ground whole shelled cacao beans where its nutritional value is kept after cold-pressing unroasted beans. Nothing is added or chemically altered. As a superfood, it packs vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that benefit everyone. Women particularly can get their source of magnesium, iron, and zinc from ceremonial cacao which can have a positive effect on PMS symptoms.

How can cacao help women?

A 100-gram bar of 70 to 85% dark chocolate has 67% of the recommended daily intake (RDA) for iron and 58% for Magnesium. It is also rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, and phosphorus. What are the roles of these minerals in a woman’s reproductive health? If you suffer from bad cramps, magnesium acts as a natural relaxant. It calms physical symptoms of PMS by reducing the prostaglandins that trigger period pains. Magnesium also calms the muscles in the uterus. 

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Potassium, on the other hand, fights the bloated feeling and helps prevent muscle pains. Dysmenorrhea, the clinical term for period pain, can be debilitating. Zinc works wonders in alleviating dysmenorrhea symptoms. A clinical trial shows that zinc works as well as period pain pills by reducing inflammation and prostaglandins. It also helps regulate the menstrual cycle by promoting ovulation. Zinc reduces the stress hormone cortisol which can boost your mood. 

Consuming food sources rich in iron can help replenish the drop in iron levels during the menstrual cycle. Ceremonial grade cacao is rich in iron that acts as an anti-stress and relaxant during a period. It also helps prevent anemia. Meanwhile, selenium supports thyroid function, which is important for a healthy period. 

The Theobroma found in cacao stimulates blood flow to the heart and brain. It can assist in deep emotional releases, most especially when taken with intention. As cacao is among the foods richest in theobromine, it reinforces the transport of happy hormones to our neurons. This is why Tribal Moon Cacao is food for your mood, especially during the period.

Ceremonial grade cacao for PMS

A natural gift from the earth, cacao embraces the power of fertility, sexuality, and femininity.

It’s been associated with connecting deeply with self and the divine. When taken with intention, ceremonial grade cacao can smooth out the energetic, emotional, and spiritual sides of women’s moon cycle. Creating a moon time ceremony with Tribal Moon Cacao lets you connect deeply with your heart, core, and womb, letting the healing potential of this plant give you more love and life. 

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A cacao moon time ceremony is when ceremonial grade cacao or Tribal Moon cacao is consumed with intention and mindfulness. It can be done alone on the first day of your cycle or with a group of people during a full or crescent moon. When done alone, you connect to yourself deeply and harness your inner potential. With groups, a cacao ceremony makes the flow of communication easy and it gives you a sense of connectedness. No matter where you are in your moon cycle, a ceremonial grade cacao ceremony soothes your mind, body, and soul. 

I couldn’t count the times I’ve applied a few of the principles and secrets I’ve learned from the people around me to my business, practices, and daily life. 

When combined with cacao and intention, the moon energy is very potent. People set intentions for things they want to happen or manifest during a new moon. On the other hand, people use cacao to dive deeper into themselves during the full moon. People start to understand the blockages that hinder their growth and progress. Consider a ceremonial grade cacao ceremony like a spring cleaning for your mind.

I couldn’t count the times I’ve applied a few of the principles and secrets I’ve learned from the people around me to my business, practices, and daily life. 

How to do a Cacao ceremony

The cacao ceremony doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you are preparing for a more powerful monthly ceremony or practicing your ritual daily, the cacao ceremony can help you tap into your natural vitality and wisdom. Tribal Moon Cacao is a heart opener that allows you to share and express your emotions without feeling judged. You can nourish a healthy and healing relationship with your womb through ceremonial grade cacao. While a cacao ceremony is best done during a moon cycle, you can practice it whenever you need it. Use Tribal Moon Cacao ceremonially if you are feeling confused, blocked, upset, or disconnected from yourself. 

Manifest your intention before consuming cacao. You can set the things you want to let go of before doing a cacao ceremony too. As there are no set rules on how to do your own cacao ceremony, you can experiment and develop your own rituals as you move along. You can mix additional spices such as cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or Himalayan salt to your Tribal Moon Cacao. Remember, the way you treat your cacao can affect the influence it has during the cacao ceremony. Create a ceremonial space after you make your drink. This can include lighting a candle, playing music, or burning sage. Take some deep breaths and start being mindful and more open to the moment.

The bottom line

Start to think of your intentions and hold them in your mind and heart. As you breathe the aroma of Tribal Moon Cacao, imagine your intentions flowing through it. Take a couple of deep breaths before sipping your cacao drink. Stay in the meditative state as you sip and focus on your intentions. When you do it with another person or in a group, start discussing your intentions and opening up. 

As you develop a cacao ceremony ritual that works for you, ceremonial grade cacao helps activate your womb vitality. You invite steady energy that nurtures you during slower days of the month. 

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