gut-balancing cbd + cacao bedtime elixir
At this point, some of you may have become tired of hearing people talk about gut health. While the topic may seem a bit redundant, it’s crucial to make a healthy gut one of your top priorities. After all, the gut has come to be known as “the second brain”. It controls:
- Immune Health
- Digestion and assimilation of nutrients
- Contribution to heart health
- Depth and quality of sleep
The list goes on and on.
In fact, CBD has been shown to support gut health. If we’re looking at endocannabinoid receptors, several are found near the brain and the gut, which both work synergistically to support the body in maintaining homeostasis. As gut health and sleep go hand-in-hand, it’s crucial to find a variety of methods to unwind and relax during the evening.
One of our favorite ways to warm-up and chill during the colder seasons is by brewing various bedtime elixirs. So, snuggle up and show some love to your gut with this creamy, dreamy cacao bedtime elixir.
- 1.5 tbsp organic cacao powder
- 12 oz. filtered boiling water
- 1/2 cup organic, unsweetened plant milk (or 1/4 cup full-fat organic coconut milk)
- 1.5 tbsp organic hemp seeds
- 1 dropper 750mg Goji Cacao tincture
- 1 tsp organic cinnamon powder
- Stevia, monk fruit, or maple syrup to sweeten
- 1 scoop grass-fed collagen (optional)
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
Step 2: Blend until hemp seeds are fully incorporated and serve immediately.
We try not to play favorites, and fully feel as though each of our tinctures contains powerful herbal ingredients to take your health to the next level. When it comes to Goji Cacao, we’re sometimes just a bit biased. For everyone else out there who is loco for choco, there is significant evidence to prove your chocolate obsession promotes a healthy and balanced gut.
Moderate consumption of antioxidant-rich cacao may increase the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome. And do keep in mind, we’re talking about cacao, and not milk chocolate fudge (*sadface*). Studies have shown the compounds produced by cacao support healthy digestion and beneficial fermentation of good microbes in the gut. Polyphenols, a.k.a powerful antioxidants, catechins, and a healthy dose of fiber found in cacao allow the body to absorb the antioxidants found in the herb, simultaneously supporting the digestive process.
Not to mention, cacao is rich with magnesium and tryptophan, promoting a euphoric (and delicious) state of calm. Full spectrum hemp and goji extracts support the central nervous system and help the body repair tissue while you snooze. The Winter months are a particularly difficult time of the year for some, especially here in the year 2020. Small actions, woven into your daily routine on a consistent basis are fantastic for helping you to make time for yourself.
Recharge your batteries, set your emotional and mental well-being as a priority, and you’ll find that you have that much more clarity and energy to put some good back into the world.
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