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Why a raw chocolate Beauty Bar with medicinal herbs?
The chocolate bean has been seen as both sinner and saint; but, a regular candy bar – this ain’t. “Let food be thy medicine”, the wise Hippocrates once said, and the pure “uncooked” chocolate bean is actually a nourishing plant food. Indigenous cultures of the rainforest have thrived on this food. The cacao bean is an amazing superfood rich in minerals (one of the highest sources of magnesium) and protein. This special food also combines synergistically with other potent botanical herbs for a highly energizing, nourishing bar that reaches every cell of your body.
Does it contain caffeine?
Only theobromine, which is an immune enhancing aspect of the chocolate bean. Regularly manufactured chocolate contains a caffeine additive. Feel the energy without the edge!
Isn’t chocolate a “guilty pleasure”?
This chocolate is a smart, healthy food choice as it is free of milk solids, dairy, sugar, roasted cocoa fats, corn syrup. Thus the chocolate is absolutely digestible and rich in magnesium, creating a slimming aspect. Again because it is free of processed food substances and is digestible, rich in anti-oxidants it contributes to radiant health and skin.
Why is this chocolate a “Beauty Bar”?
Because this chocolate is un-roasted and combined with nutritive herbs, one receives all of the rich magnesium, calcium, protein, polyphenols and anti-oxidants, making this a supreme energy food that generates glowing beauty.
Why is this chocolate $20?
* Each ingredient is chosen from the best the earth has to offer:
* Heirloom, forest grown, organic family co-op produced beans.
* Real vanilla beans from Madagascar, pollinated by hummingbirds.
* Beautiful wild-harvested and organic herbs.
* Abundant in amazingly potent superfoods (maca, camu, seabuckthorn berries, hemp seeds).
* No “fillers” of milk, dairy, sugar or cocoa butter.
* Elegant artisan chocolate: each bar is crafted by hand.
Is the Living Libations Bar a “smart food”?
This unprocessed (unheated) chocolate bar keeps the powerful balance of plant nutrients intact. Raw chocolate activates neurotransmitters. It releases the anandamide (bliss) and phenylethylamine (love) molecules – so go ahead get started on that creative project and feel the inspiration. Or, get your hair done and go out on the town, this bar releases the bliss molecules from your crown.
What does Pure Source Chocolate mean?
This means the bean is “clean”: ethically harvested, organic, forest-shade grown (instead of clear cutting agriculture), and fair trade.
Details on the Medicinal Herbs:
Camu Camu Berries – Highest Source of Vitamin C
These are bush-berries that grow in swampy and flooded areas of the Amazon (much like the cranberry). Camu is the highest natural source of vitamin C, rich in iron, niacin, anti-oxidants, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, beta carotene, minerals and amino acids including serine, valine, and leucine. The terpenes alpha-pinene and d-limonene are also found in these dynamic berries. Our Camu is ecologically wildcrafted in the Peruvian Amazon where it is pulped, macerated and dehydrated. This process preserves the phytonutrient content of the berries producing by far the finest product available, with a vitamin C content of 13–16%!
Goji berries - Rich in Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Amino Acids These berries are a traditional longevity enhancer, countless stories dating back nearly 2000 years concern its miraculous ability to prolong and improve life. An incredibly happy herbal berry containing 18 amino acids, up to 21 important trace minerals such as germanium, zinc, calcium, iron, copper, selenium… each berry is packed full of beta-carotene, in fact goji berries are said to be the richest carotenoid source of any known food plant! One of the more concentrated sources for vitamin C. Rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. These wonder berries also contain immune strengthening polysaccharides. One polysaccharide in the berries has been found to induce secretion of rejuvenative growth hormone by the pituitary gland. As a food it is said to enhance cheerfulness, vitality and clarity.
Maca Root – Very High in Protein, Over 22 Amino Acids and Minerals This root is an ancient Andean food-medicine plant cultivated for at least 4,000 years. This turnip like root is the highest altitude cultivar in the world, grown at elevations over 14,000 feet. A revered adaptogen and aphrodisiac. Clinical research demonstrates it to be a powerful fertility/libido enhancer for both men and women. Nourishes the endocrine system and being hailed as a supreme longevity herb and treatment for the biochemical imbalances. Maca is quite high in protein, abundant in vitamins, minerals (especially calcium), amino acids, sterols, flavanols, and alkamides. Our maca is from a mixed variety of organically grown roots, sun-dried and slow ground at low temperatures.
Pau D’arco - Great for Digestion and Immune Tonic. This herb is a highly respected immunostimulant and strengthening herb. It has pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitical, and anti-inflammatory properties. As a mild astringent it is helpful with digestive imbalance.
Yacon Root – Natural Non-Glycemic Sweetener. Yacon is a sunflower relative with edible tubers grown throughout the Andean region. Yacon roots contain important quantities of potassium and antioxidants. Unlike many other roots and tubers, yacon does not store its carbohydrates as starch, but as fructooligosaccharide (FOS) this yields a very sweet syrup that the body does not react to like sugar.
Purple Corn – Amazing Antioxidant. Maize morado, has been grown in Peru as a food and medicine since antiquity. Highly nutritious, packed full of powerful antioxidant polyphenols and flavonoid anthocyanins responsible for one of the richest purple colors found in nature. Anthocyanins are known to be anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, antiviral; they are found to reduce cholesterol, promote connective tissue regeneration, stimulate collagen formation, improve circulation, enhance vision, boost immune function and reduce inflammation. This ancient variety is gaining popularity as a anti-aging herb and a immune-tonic. We find it has a calming effect on the body and mind, promoting a tranquil state.
Seabuckthorn Berries – Very rich in Vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids. These berries are bright orange-red berries of the Seabuckthorn bush and have been as food and medicine for thousands of years. This amazing plant is found growing from sea level up to 14,000 feet, surviving in the harsh sun exposed conditions of the high altitudes. The healing properties of the plant were praised in ancient Ayurvedic and Tibetan texts. The fruit is a beneficial cornucopia of over 190 bioactive substances. A top source for vitamin A, C, & E, and rich in B1 & 2, K, carotenoids, phospholipids, EFA’s, sterols, amino acids, flavonoids, microelements, etc. It is one of the few vegetal sources of serotonin (5–HT). A powerful antioxidant and immunomodulator to balance liver, heart health, thyroid, stimulate gastric juices and reduce inflammation. The main active constituents in Seabuckthorn are considered the flavonoids quercitin, isorhamnetin, myricetin and kaempferol, laboratory studies suggest they have adaptogenic properties, promote production of red blood cells, reduce allergies, protect against carcinogenesis, decrease cholesterol and improve heart function. Traditionally considered a Yin tonic and Yang strengthener.
Hemp Seeds – High in Protein and Essential Fatty Acids.
E3 Live Blue Green Algae – Brain Food that Contains Over 64 Bio-available Nutrients that Nourish the Body’s Cells. Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is 100% AFA, a superior blue-green algae. It is not man-made or manufactured, but harvested from nature under the highest of standards before it is sent to you in its fresh-frozen state. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of species of blue-green algae; some are edible, some are not. AFA is an edible species of blue-green algae that has been consumed by indigenous people for thousands of years. AFA is a very nutritious, whole food containing over 64 nutrients that are 97% absorbed by the body. This blue algae (along with chocolate) are the only two food sources that release phenylethylamine (PEA) also known as the "molecule of love." Beside enhancing concentration and attention, PEA is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. *Phycocyanin, is the blue pigment in AFA, which is a natural selective COX-2 inhibitor with strong anti-inflammatory properties. *AFA contains a polysaccharide that stimulates the migration of immune cells in the body; the only natural compound known to stimulate immune cell migration. But the most extraordinary discovery is the ability of AFA to stimulate stem cell release and migration, making AFA the first natural compound known to stimulate the natural innate phenomenon of healing, regeneration and repair in the human body.