Posted on by Ada Azarya

Not many people know but apart from many health benefits, cacao also has mild psychoactive properties, and gives you mental focus and feelings of euphoria. It's rich in phenethylamine (PEA) which plays a prominent role in mediating the mood enhancing euphoric effects of a runners high.  

Cacao also releases oxytocin, the chemical in our brains that goes off when we fall in love.