So amidst its benefits, does cacao give you energy? Some people think it has caffeine in it; others think it has NO caffeine, but something in the same family called theobromine, which is said to have a gentler lift to it. Either way, it is believed that cacao gives you energy. How much energy depends on how much you consume and of course your individual physiology.
But if you want the benefits of cacao and you want to make sure you get an energy kick, we'd love to recommend our cacao supplement, "CaPow!" This product isn't delicious like chocolate (it comes as a tablet that you simply swallow), but a serving is also a whole lot cheaper than buying chocolate (especially raw chocolate), and it doesn't have the sugar or the fat that you get with chocolate.
One tablet of CaPow! not only provides you with 150 mg of pure cacao; it also provides 150 mg of African mango extract; 90 mg of PEA (the happy chemical); and 240 mcg of chromium. These are all designed to help support weight management. Finally, it includes 100 mg of caffeine -- about the same as a cup of coffee.
All combined, we've found this to be the perfect amount of lift without causing jitters. (It's been great when starting to feel sleep at work or at the wheel!) And once in a while, we find that the ingredients hit just right and cause a bit of a euphoric feeling as well -- perhaps the impact of the PEA.
Interested in an energy boost with the benefits of cacao? Interested in avoiding sugar and fat?
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