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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.