Cacao and Mushrooms Stories
Cacao and mushrooms are known to have a very strong synergy, but what does that mean? Yes, of course, you can use cacao combined with psilocybin mushrooms but beyond the magical world, you can use cacao and mushroom superfoods in your day-to-day life to improve your well-being.
Cacao and Mushrooms: Medicines of Nature
Mushrooms are one of the greatest medicines nature has to offer. In addition to enhancing the immune system, they are also known for their vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polysaccharides, as well as anti-cancer properties. A few of the most common on the market recently are cordyceps, lion’s mane, reishi, and turkey tail.
Cacao, on the other hand, is an excellent vehicle for mushroom absorption. The reason is that many medicines actually need to be in fat in order for the human body to absorb it. Cacao fat is actually more similar chemically to human fat compared to any other type of vegetable fat. Since in chemistry like dissolves like, this makes it so that your body is best able to absorb the nutrients in cacao, and consequently any other medicines you put in cacao, much more efficiently than if they were alone.
Cacao also is a vasodilator, meaning it opens your blood vessels. This will in turn create a greater space for you to absorb any medicine you add with.
What happens when you start your day with an act of self-care? The effects will ripple into each moment of your day, held in the smiles of your cells!
Cacao and Mushrooms: Best Combos
Here are a few different mushrooms we would recommend to use in your cacao:
- Turkey tail has immense immune system properties. Although a little bit every day can help your immune system stay strong, an extra dose at the onset of feeling under the weather will help you before it’s too late. It also can balance your gut bacteria balance.
- Lion’s mane is your brain’s best friend. Not only does it help improve mental clarity, it also can reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as repairing nerve damage.
- Reishi is the Mushroom of Immortality. It is renowned for promoting deeper sleep, reducing fatigue, as well as stabilizing blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
- Cordyceps is the mushroom for athletes. Not only does it bring a boost of energy and stamina, but it also helps with muscle recovery.
With the new growing trend of using mushrooms as a healthy ally, you can in our days find most of these mushrooms in powder form which makes it easy to add to your morning cacao.
As with any medicine, we highly recommend that you do your research on sourcing! Just because something is known to be a medicine doesn’t mean it’s going to be sourced with the same standards of ethics that you have! We recommend before buying online to even see if there are mushroom growers near you who carry supply, as this way you can even see and trust their operation.
Most importantly, have fun! Self-care is something we all need to partake in so that we can feel our best!