Ingredients: Organic fair trade cacao paste, organic fair trade cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic popped quinoa, phytocannabinoid-rich full-spectrum hemp extract, organic vanilla bean, sea salt
Vital Leaf sources only the finest organic, fair trade, regenerative and ethically sourced cacao on the planet to ensure we are maximizing the healing potential of our products and that our impact on the environment and people is a positive one. This bar is a special collaboration with our friends at ImLakesh Organics, where we source this popped, crispy quinoa from a regenerative farming collective in Bolivia. You can also visit our friends at Yellow Seed to learn more about how to support the regenerative cacao movement.
Why Pair CBD and Chocolate?
Chocolate infused with CBD is not only enjoyable, but increases the efficacy of the CBD. A neurotransmitter called anandamide, also known as “the bliss molecule”, is naturally produced in the brain. Chocolate happens to be the most anandamide-rich plant food in the world. Anandamide is one of the compounds in chocolate that may be associated with the good feeling you get when you eat it.
Scientific findings indicate that anandamide exerts positive effects on mood, memory, brain function, and pain sensation. Findings also show that a deficiency in anandamide is linked to stress-induced anxiety and depression.
This neurotransmitter is normally rapidly broken down by an enzyme in the body called FAAH, but CBD inhibits this enzyme’s activity, prolonging the blissful levels of anandamide in your system. As an added bonus, the lipids (fats) in chocolate have been shown to extend the duration of CBD’s effects, since CBD is fat-soluble.