No other ingredient is as closely linked to romance and passion as dark chocolate. But is chocolate an aphrodisiac?
Not as you might expect. Chocolate doesn't directly improve libido like all the V-day sales pitches tell us.
Instead, research research
that this sweet, earthy, and subtly bitter ingredient contains mood-enhancing properties
. For example, chocolate contains anandamide
, a type of endocannabinoid
, as well as serotonin
, and tyrosine
, which is a precursor to dopamine
. In other words, this delicious, natural ingredient is full of feel-good hormones.
Additionally, the polyphenols
can also promote
a sense of calmness and contentedness
, all of which can positively impact date night. So, dark chocolate acts as more of a precursor to romance, because it's no secret that mood has a serious impact on libido and arousal.
So, while dark chocolate does not have the power to make us fall in love, it may come with mood-boosting and relaxing qualities that can subtly make us more receptive to it
. After a nibble of our Raspberry Jelly Dark Chocolate Bites
, which come with an added dash of THC and CBD to calm your nerves, you may feel a little closer to love.
A bonus ingredient comes packed into our Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares
, These treats contain a dose of calmness from the dark chocolate and CBD, but let's not forget about the peanuts
. Peanuts contain high levels of arginine
, an amino acid that acts as a vasodilator. In other words, it can increase blood flow and circulation
. While still in the early phases of the study, there is some suggestion that high servings of l-arginine could boost