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Indulge Mom with Cacao Powder this Mother’s Day

We hope you plan to shower the moms in your life with love and pampering this Mother’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate moms than by giving the gift of health. Now that delicious chocolate flavor that moms love is available in its healthiest raw form: Cacao Powder. Here’s why it’s the best gift ever for Mother’s Day:





A Burst of Energy

Cacao Powder is filled with wholesome vitamins and minerals that fuel the body to stay energized all day. It is also a natural source of caffeine, which can add a little pep in mom’s step.

Powered by Antioxidants

Antioxidants help stave off illness and disease and keep our bodies young. Cacao Powder is one of the best antioxidant sources on the planet, even more so than some of moms other favorites: berries, green tea and wine! Specifically, Cacao Powder contains flavonoids called anthocyanidins and other compounds known as epicatechins that contribute to its high antioxidant potency.

Iron Strong

One serving of Cacao Powder contains over half of the iron most moms need in a day. Iron is a mineral required for healthy blood. As blood becomes energized by iron, it sends nutrients and oxygen to organs, muscles, tissues and cells, helping every part of the body work with strength and vigor.

Heart Healthy

Moms have big hearts so it’s important to protect all that love and nurture they provide. Cacao Powder reduces internal swelling and has shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels within normal limits as well as stabilize blood flow, which supports a healthy cardiovascular system.

Calcium for Bones

Women especially need a continuous source of calcium since it gets depleted over time, potentially leaving bones weak and brittle. Cacao Powder is a delicious choice for adding extra dietary calcium.

Beauty Benefits

From illuminating skin and hair, to longer, stronger nails, Cacao Powder can help bring out mom’s inner glow. The powerful antioxidants and natural oils found in this superfood are responsible for these phenomenal beauty benefits.

Weight Management

As a natural appetite suppressant, Cacao Powder can help moms maintain their weight. This is because it has healthy fats that keep the metabolism revved to burn food for energy rather than storing it as fat.

Happiness and Hugs

The moms in your life are full of hugs and you can help them keep their sunny dispositions with Cacao Powder because it contains a natural mood enhancer called anadamide. Plus its delicious taste is enough to make anyone smile.

We hope you and your family have a very Happy Mother’s Day!!


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.


Cacao Powder, the Healthy Chocolate Alternative

February is the month of love, heart health and chocolate!  One of our favorite nutritional supplements, Cacao Powder combines all three for a delicious way to improve your health.  Cacao Powder is a healthy chocolate alternative perfect for Valentine’s Day treats that will keep your heart on beat and your taste buds in tune. 

Believe it or not, cacao is the base ingredient for all chocolate.  But what starts off as a healthy superfood quickly turns to junk food when manufacturers add sugar, oils and eggs to create most modern chocolate candies.  However, the raw form of chocolate, Cacao, is a fantastic healthy chocolate alternative that gives you the decadent flavor of chocolate without the fat, sugar and guilt.  In fact, you can feel REALLY good about eating Cacao Powder because of its amazing health benefits. 

Hailing from the tropics of the Americas, Cacao Powder contains over 300 natural nutrient compounds.  These range from your typical vitamins and minerals, to powerful antioxidant compounds like polyphenols, flavonoids, flavanols and anthocyanidins, among others.  When it comes to antioxidants, it has shown to beat green tea, black tea and red wine in quantity and quality.  Cacao Powder is considered a whole food because it has all essential nutritional elements of food including good fats, carbohydrates, protein and many other nutrients.  It has tremendous internal antimicrobial properties that help protect and cleanse the body, especially the cardiovascular system. 

Many studies indicate the phenomenal benefits of Cacao Powder for the heart.  Across multiple research projects Cacao, often referred to as dark chocolate, is helpful in lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL cholesterol, decreasing LDL cholesterol, reducing swelling and strengthening both blood platelets and blood vessels.  Cacao Powder supports the metabolism and can lower blood pressure within a normal range.  It is even cited as a healthy food for weight and diabetes management because it may improve insulin resistance.  All of these positive health factors reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and complications such as heart attack, stroke, hypertension, atherosclerosis and many other heart-related problems.

Beyond heart health, the antioxidants in Cacao Powder help reduce risk of many diseases and illnesses by supporting and protecting healthy cells.  Cacao Powder can be an immuno-stimulant to aid the immune system in fending off microbes.  It also helps give the brain a boost by stimulating neurotransmitters that impact cognition.  For this reason it can improve memory and clarity, as well as act as a mood elevator and send happy vibes throughout the body.

During this month of indulgence and chocolate treats, don’t mistake regular chocolate varieties for pure Cacao. Milk chocolate and white chocolate have very little of this natural superfood.  Dark chocolate contains the most Cacao and many products indicate the percentage of Cacao.  However, raw Cacao Powder is the only way to get the maximum benefit from this nutritious whole food.  Rather than purchasing processed candies, try making your own delicious treats using Zokiva’s Cacao Powder.  It blends beautifully into a variety of dishes and can make scrumptious drinks and smoothies as well.  Cacao Powder combines healthy alternatives with fabulous taste this Heart Health Month and Valentine’s Day.


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

What is Cacao?

What if we told you that you can enjoy the decadence of chocolate without all the guilt?  With Cacao Powder, you can.  In fact, this superfood is actually good for your health! 

Cacao is the rawest, purest form of chocolate.  While most chocolate manufacturers grind it into cocoa powder, combine it with milk and sugar and add preservatives to form your run-of-the-mill unhealthy chocolate, Zokiva brings you all the natural advantages of this phenomenal plant in a superfood supplement.  And the benefits are tremendous. 

Cacao contains a wide and diverse array of antioxidants, which are some of the best health-sustaining and energy boosting nutrients on earth.  Antioxidants are terrific at keeping cells in good shape.  By preventing free radical oxidation that transforms cells into mutations that cause disease, antioxidants are an essential daily dietary prophylactic.  Since some free radical proliferation is unavoidable, antioxidants help repair cells that are attacked and nurtures them back to health.  Antioxidants help reduce the risk of many diseases caused by cellular mutations, inflammation, infection and the build-up on toxins in the body.  Plus, it helps reduce the signs of aging, both internally and externally. 

Here’s the thing about antioxidants:  not all of them are created equal.  The most intense antioxidants are more powerful and helpful, and the more of them, the better.  Plus, each antioxidant performs differently in the body, making diversity of antioxidants crucial for your best health.  The antioxidants and other nutrients found in Cacao are pretty rare, and certainly uncommon of most base forms of delicious desserts.  As far as antioxidants go, you can’t find much better than the ones in Cacao: flavenoid proanthocyanidin and polyphenols catechin and epicatechin.  As if all these antioxidants weren’t enough, Cacao has more magnesium and chromium than any other food in the world.  Additionally, Cacao contains essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, fiber and photochemicals and other phyto-nutrients that support the heart, weight management and a healthier mental state.

Antioxidants, magnesium and other photochemicals are an ideal cocktail for heart health.  Cacao helps lower the risk of many heart-related diseases as it scrubs plaque from artery walls ensuring a smoother blood flow throughout the body.  It supports lower blood pressure and lower LDL cholesterol due to an ingredient called sitosterol.  With less blockage and improved blood pressure, the free flow of blood energizes the entire body and is essential for pumping blood to-and-from the heart and brain, the lifelines of the body. 

More nutrients and oxygen to the brain supports neurotransmitters that improve memory and cognition, tame inflammation to avoid degenerative brain conditions and elevate mood.  In addition to stimulating neurotransmission, Cacao contains neurotransmitters like MAO inhibitors, dopamine, serotonin and andadamide that boost feelings of love, pleasure, happiness and motivation.  Magnesium, the most deficient mineral in our diet, also contributes to relaxation, which can ease the mind and mood too.  

Cacao is a terrific way to have your chocolate and eat it too.  When combined with natural sweeteners, Cacao Powder is an excellent superfood for baking.  It can also be sprinkled over many breakfast foods and desserts, or added to coffee and other drinks for a decadent nutritional boost.


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.