How much and how often should I consume ceremonial cacao?
The consumption of ceremonial cacao depends on your intention and desired effects. The recommended normal dose ranges from 15 to 21 grams. For a ceremonial dose is 42 grams. It’s important to note that consuming more than 50 grams in a single serving can be excessive, especially for those who are new to working with cacao.
If you plan on having cacao every day, a normal dose is considered sufficient. It is recommended to limit ceremonial doses to no more than three times per week, particularly when starting to incorporate ceremonial cacao into your practice. This approach allows for a balanced and mindful integration of cacao’s effects while respecting your body’s response to the plant medicine.
Consuming a higher amount can potentially lead to nausea or headaches, especially if you haven’t adequately hydrated or eaten sufficient food before or after the cacao experience. Remember that cacao is a plant medicine, and it’s important to allow the energies to settle and not overuse this special “Food of the Gods.”
Ultimately, it is crucial to listen to your body, observe its responses, and adjust your cacao consumption accordingly. These recommendations serve as general guidelines, but personal experiences and individual needs may vary.