According to cacao mama
: 8g-10g of cacao can spark a profound activation
:20g - 35g of cacao guides you to a deep inner experiences
:42g is regarded as a full ceremonial dose
: from 60g above you can become really sick ( vomiting's and nausea)
You may like to start with around 10 to 20 grams of ceremonial cacao in total increase to 40g as you get used to it.
Ceremonial Cacao Precautions:
Its best to consult your physician if you are :
- Taking Antidepressants
- Taking hypertension medication
- If you are Pregnant - it is likely still safe to consume ceremonial cacao but at lower doses of around 15-20 g.
- If you have a heart condition
- It is recommended that you should not consume over 55g per day.
Storage and Shelf-life of Cacao
It is recommended to store your Cacao in a glass or air-tight container after opening the package. Keep your cacao in a dry and dark place, like a kitchen cabinet. Refrigeration is not recommended. Cacao melts at body temperature. A white film can occur on the cacao block which is just melted and solidified cacao butter. Cacao can be stored for about three years or even longer.