Mmmmm...chocolate! Did you know that cacao can actually be a beneficial delivery system for other nutrients? It's true! The flavanols, which are plant compounds naturally found in the cacao bean, help to promote blood flow and dilate vessels. This action helps to deliver nutrients throughout the body.
Just one more reason why cacao is one of David's favorite superfoods ever. Combine a great superfood with some powerful superherbs and you get this delicious Chocolatey Spice Elixir.
Pau d'Arco is a natural herb that comes from the inner bark of the Taheebo tree. The Pau d'Arco herb owes its medicinal benefits to chemical compounds found in its bark known as naphthoquinones. Research has found these compounds to have potent antifungal properties in laboratory studies.
Pau d'Arco is known to strengthen the body's immune system, especially an immune system weakened due to factors such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and candida albicans overgrowth.
Cat's Claw is a vine commonly known as Uña de Gato and is used traditionally in Peruvian medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health problems, particularly digestive complaints and joint issues. The oxindole alkaloids found in the bark and roots of Cat's Claw are what have been documented to stimulate the immune system. It is these seven different alkaloids that are credited with having a variety of different medicinal and healing properties.
Fulvic acid is only now beginning to get the attention of scientists. They have found that fulvic acid is the element that makes nutrients absorbable, thus balancing, energizing and extending cell life.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 2 cups herbal tea
- ¼ cup cashews
- 1 tbsp mesquite
- 2 tsp lucuma
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ whole nutmeg, grated
- 1 heaping tbsp cacao powder
- 1 dropper fulvic acid
- Honey to taste