When NOT to consume cacao in higher quantities?
It is important to note certain precautions regarding the consumption of ceremonial cacao. Individuals who are currently taking any SSRI antidepressants, low blood pressure medication, or undergoing chemotherapy treatment should not consume more than a meditation dose of cacao. The combination of medication and cacao can potentially cause adverse effects when consumed in higher doses.
For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to limit the consumption of cacao to no more than 15-20 grams. This precaution is taken to prevent any potential issues that may arise.
These guidelines serve as precautions to ensure the well-being and safety of individuals with specific conditions or circumstances. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or medical provider before incorporating ceremonial cacao or any new substance into your routine, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking medications.