Pure Natural Miracles Product Information
CACAO 1.Why is Cacao associated with love? This is due to phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a chemical that is produced in our bodies when we fall in love. PEA is found in abundance in cacao. 2. Why does Cacao make us feel good? Anandamide (the bliss chemical), is released when we feel great. It is found in Cacao. Cacao contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies’ ability to breakdown anandamide. This means that, when we eat cacao, natural anandamide may stick around longer, making us feel good longer. 3. Does Cacao Contain Caffeine? Contrary to popular opinion, cacao is a poor source of caffeine. A typical sample of cacao nibs or cacao beans will yield anywhere from zero caffeine to 1,000 parts per million of caffeine (less than 1/20th of the caffeine present in coffee). In February 2008, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discovered in clinical tests on healthy people that Cacao does not elevate blood sugar in the same way as a caffeine containing food or beverage. In fact, Dr. Cousens found that cacao has less of an effect on blood sugar than nearly any other food. 4. Allergies? A recent study showed that only one out of 500 people who thought they were allergic to chocolate actually tested positive. Allergies to chocolate are quite rare. It is typically the case that the person is in fact allergic to milk and dairy products or other ingredients commonly found in chocolates. Typical highly allergic ingredients may include soy, milk, gluten or nuts. Some people can be allergic to cooked and processed chocolate but are not allergic to Raw Cacao. 5. Is Cacao fattening? There is a misperception that chocolate is fattening. In truth, the fats in cocoa butter are healthy fats. Cacao contains oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, also found in olive oil that may raise good cholesterol. Also, substances found in cacao are known to help reduce appetite. 6. What is chocolate liquor and how does it differ from cacao? Chocolate liquor (called cocoa mass in Europe) is ground cocoa beans, which themselves consist of almost equal amounts of cocoa butter and dry cocoa solids (there is no alcohol in chocolate liquor). Cacao nibs are pieces of unpeeled, low fermented, Cacao beans. MACA 1. What can maca root do for you? Maca root has a wide range of benefits all aimed at enhancing the endocrine system’s ability to act in the most efficient manner it is capable of so as to avoid breakdowns that wreak havoc on the body. Hormonal regulation is responsible for many positive attributes that allow our systems to enjoy a variety of sensations including energy, libido, sexual arousal, fertility, athletic performance, and so much more. Maca is an adaptogen, which means that it raises the body’s response to defend itself against disease both physically and emotionally. It functions to support an area that might be deficient such as exhausted adrenal or pituitary glands that are so integral to proper endocrine function. Many people derive a variety of benefits from taking Maca Power honoring the individual’s specific needs or deficiencies. 2. What is the scientific name for Maca? Lepidium Meyenii Maca root was originally identified in the 1800’s by a German botanist Gerhard Walpers who named it “Lepidium Meyenii, Walpers” (after himself) – still the ONLY name officially recognized by the Peruvian government today. 3. Are there any other names that maca root is known? Maca is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. Its Spanish and Quechua names include maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku. 4. How much maca powder should i take? For Maca to be effective and to achieve results, proper dosages should be followed. In keeping with original ancestral Peruvian dosages, you should mix a spoonful of Raw Maca into your smoothie, yogurt, herbal tea, fruit juice, nut milk etc. Take a week off every month. If you are using the Gelatinized Maca, 1 tsp is good enough. 5. How do i store maca root powder? Store in a cool, dry place. It is not necessary to store it in the refrigerator, however some people feel it keeps it fresh and the consistency lighter. 6. Is maca root safe? Yes. There are no reports that Maca has any level of toxicity. 7. Do you do wholesale? How do i order in bulk? Yes. You would need to call us or send us an email regarding the quantities required and we will get back to you. CACAO BUTTER 1. What is Cocoa butter? Cocoa butter is the fat of the cacao bean. It is solid at room temperature. 2. What is another name for Cocoa butter? Cocoa butter is also called Theobroma Oil. 3. Is chocolate liquor the same as Cocoa butter? No. Chocolate liquor is pressed to separate the cocoa butter from the cocoa solids. 4. Why is Cocoa butter called the ultimate moisturizer? Cocoa butter is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known and melts at body temperature so it is readily absorbed into the skin. 5. Can Cocoa butter be used to make desserts? Cocoa butter is made from the pure cold press oil of the cacao bean and makes a rich and aromatic addition to any chocolate desserts and recipes.