Theobroma cacao, which is the main ingredient in chocolate, is called the food of the gods for many reasons. Among these reasons include the fact that it has a nice taste and provides amazing elevating effects when combined with a pinch of magic.
We all like chocolate because it makes us feel so good. Today, people associate chocolate with pleasure, love, and sensual pleasure. There’s no better way to represent this than with the common heart shape of the chocolate pralines. Another interesting thing is the psychoactive effects it offers and the satisfying sweet taste.
Most of the conventional milk chocolate on the market only contains little amounts of cocoa in them. It’s worth noting that cacao has been subjected to different industrial processes, making them flawless and shiny.
Even a lot of dark chocolate contains alkalinized cacao in them, most of which is heated under high temperatures and pressed under hydraulic pressure. In an attempt to produce the perfect chocolate with a great taste and long shelf-life, most of the psychoactive substances in cacao end up getting destroyed.
This is why the general recommendation is to get whole and raw cacao beans for the real experience it provides.
Cacao has so many effects, including psychoactive effects, which are similar to the effects of magic truffles or mushrooms. Interestingly, both substances can be combined as tea to make a pleasant magic chocolate drink. This combination has been around for many years now and is common to the Aztec tribes in Central America. The combination also has a synergizing effect, with the cacao intensifying the effects of the mushrooms.
On its own, cacao is regarded as a teacher plant, and consuming it in sufficient among can induce a unique state of mind. In addition, cacao brings a light-heartedness and warmth that allows us to feel good and smile. This is exactly what chocolate does, but the effect is even more intense with cacao. On the other hand, magic truffles act on the serotonin receptors, which also alters mood.
It’s worth mentioning that even though cacao isn’t an MAOI, in sufficient amounts, it produces MAOI effects. This is the factor that is responsible for the synergy between magic truffles and cacao. Because cacao contains MAO inhibitors, it enhances the circulation of neurotransmitters and serotonin in the brain, in addition to increasing feelings of joy and happiness.
Another key thing to have in mind is that the combination will also slow the onset of your trip. Therefore, it is important that you prepare for this delay. Also, do not combine cacao with other MAOIs because the effect is unpleasant and will cause the caffeine to hit you harder.
This is a natural form of cannabinoid in the body and also exists in cacao. It’s mostly considered to be a bliss neurotransmitter and works like THC to induce bliss, happiness, and relaxation.
PEA is a chemical compound that is released when we are in love, and it’s present in cacao. The chemical enhances the feelings of compassion, empathy, and love.
The Heart-Opening Effect of Cacao
The general observation among people that have used cacao is that it possesses heart-opening effects. For many, the effects are felt immediately, while others feel the effects after a few tries. Heart-opening effects generally imply being able to shift awareness and attention of the mind to the heart. You can practice this by placing your hand on your heart and trying to perceive the around you and your inner world.
The main thing to note is that magic mushrooms open the mind, while cacao opens the heart. This is why it’s a powerful combination that helps in deepening our inner connection.
What to Expect When Combining Cacao and Microdosing?
Many people don’t get to feel the effects of cacao immediately, and sometimes it can take a while for some to notice the effect. This is due to the variation in our bodies and levels of sensitivities. Regardless of when you start to feel the effects, the most important thing is finding the ideal dose for you, like microdosing psilocybin.
- The safe margin for cacao is easy to experiment with. The general advice is to use 10 to 25g for casual dose, 25 to 35g for medium dose, and 35 to 45g for ceremonial dose.
- When combining microdosing and cacao, you’ll need a smaller dose of psilocybin for the best result. Consider using 0.25 to 0.8g of magic truffles for this purpose.
Theobromine is an active compound in cacao, and it is a milder stimulant compared to caffeine. The substance can cause an increase in heart rate and also dilate the blood vessels. This also brings about an increase in blood pressure and blood flow through the body.
It’s worth noting that cacao increases the effect of psilocybin. Therefore, you may need to lower dose your microdose. Another thing to note is that you cannot combine cacao with ayahuasca.
How to Combine Cacao and Microdosing
The general recommendation is to prepare cacao drinks with our full presence and attention as a little ritual. This is to make it easier for the mind to enter a mindful and calm state. It also helps in making the space by which you can set your intention for the week. Once your intention is set, you can then set a moment to microdose with a cacao drink.
Another thing worth noting is that the combination also provides great support for intention and also increases the flow for the next day. Basically, it’s important to ensure that you don’t underestimate the importance of setting an intention.
The process of combining cacao and microdosing involves making an elaborate hot chocolate before adding truffles to it. The first thing to do is to make a mushroom tea base, and you can do this with the following steps:
- Cut the truffles into smaller pieces to increase the surface area for infusion
- Heat up some water, but ensure that it doesn’t boil
- Pour the water into the container with the smaller truffle pieces
- Leave for 10 to 15 minutes while occasionally stirring it
- Strain the mushroom tea into a separate container
With the mushroom tea base ready, you can now proceed to make the cacao slur. Remember that this slur doesn’t have great taste, so you might want to consider getting a sweetener.
Here are the next steps to follow:
- Choose up to 30 to 50 beans per person, and place them in a Ziplock freezer bag before smashing them into smaller pieces using wood
- Empty the beans into a tray and use low temperature to carefully blow the beans. This is to separate the soft skin from the bean pieces.
- Place the bean in a coffee grinder and grinder for only 15 seconds. Do this up to 4 grinds until it’s a completely fine powder
- You can also use a manual stone grinder to make it completely smooth and fine.
- Transfer the ground powder to the mushroom tea and stir until it’s blended
- Add a sweetener to make the taste more palatable. Do not use refined sugar for this purpose
The mixture is ready for consumption after this, and all that’s left is for you to dive into the experience it offers.
Cacao has so many effects, including psychoactive effects, which are similar to the effects of magic truffles or mushrooms. Interestingly, both substances can be combined as tea to make a pleasant magic chocolate drink. We have highlighted everything to know about the combination for you if you’re interested in trying it out.
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