Just when you thought nothing could get more comforting than a warm cup of delicious hot cocoa, Receptra Naturals and Nathan Miller Chocolates paired up to take your drink to a whole new level of nirvana.
Hot chocolate is no longer just a children’s substitute for coffee. With an abundance of research on the science behind chocolate, the benefits of hot chocolate are plentiful and virtually guilt-free. From increased blood flow to clearer thinking and of course, better mood. So, what could be better than sharing a cup of this deliciousness with the ones you love?
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Chocolate and CBD
To the surprise of many, cannabidiol (CBD) and chocolate have a few things in common, which make it possible to receive even more benefits from the pair. There are over 300 known natural chemical compounds in chocolate and there are over 100 natural compounds in full-spectrum hemp CBD. The cross-over compounds contained in both interact synergistically when combined for an even more therapeutic experience.
The Bliss Molecule
The body has a natural endocannabinoid system full of receptors throughout nearly every organ. These receptors receive cannabis and cannabis-like compounds that are either created in the body or introduced from an external source. One of the most prominent endocannabinoids is called “anandamide.” The word “ananda” is Sanskrit for “bliss". It is often referred to as the bliss molecule. One great way to increase anandamide from an outside source and get a quick boost of bliss is through consumption of chocolate.
Receptors are structures on the surface of a cell. They operate like a lock and key system in the body. They can lock onto certain molecules, making it possible to carry a signal (information) through to the cell which triggers a response. A particular compound has to fit the specific receptor in order to interact with it. Anandamide fits the same receptors as other popular cannabinoids like THC. Does that mean that anandamide gets you high? No, but it may get you happy!
Why Chocolate = Joy
There have been numerous studies about the impact of chocolate on mood. In 2009, a team of nutrition scientists at the Nestle Resource Center in Switzerland conducted research on the calming effects of chocolate. Their results found that the amount of cocoa (over 70% dark) required to reduce the body’s stress hormones equal about 1.5 ounces (40 grams).
Conveniently, Nathan Miller’s Hot Chocolate mix contains 72 percent dark chocolate from Peru, which means your cup can contain the perfect amount of cocoa-derived bliss.
How CBD Helps Maintain Joyfulness Longer
If we intake anandamide and we also create our own anandamide, why aren’t people happy all the time? Well, not all endocannabinoids are hardy. In fact, anandamide is so fragile that metabolic enzymes begin to break down anandamide as soon as it enters the body. This particular enzyme is called Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH). Don’t worry, CBD can help! Receptra Naturals, full-spectrum CBD oil has the ability to inhibit the FAAH enzyme, which helps you stay blissful longer.
The World’s Most Joyful Hot Chocolate Recipe
Receptra Naturals CBD and Nathan Miller Chocolate
Are you ready to create the world’s most perfect cup of hot cocoa? Here is what you need:
3 to 4 tablespoons of Nathan Miller Hot Chocolate Mix
One full dropper of your choice of Receptra CBD oil
One cup of milk, water, almond milk or other heatable beverage of choice
*We recommend that you double or triple the recipe to share moments of happiness and health with the ones you love.
How to make the magic happen:
Heat your beverage of choice in a small pot over the stove until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat and stir in Nathan Miller Hot Chocolate Mix. Pour into a mug and add one full dropper of Receptra Naturals CBD oil. Be prepared to put on your happy face, and enjoy!