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Contraindications

Because of the variety of cacao, which is significantly more potent, and the amount consumed in the ceremonial dose, there are a couple of contraindications to be aware of. 

  1. Prescription Anti-depressants: Those that use MAO inhibitors to treat depression are contraindicated with chocolate. Check your med's to see if this is the case. These tend to be less common nowadays.
  2. Serious Heart Conditions: cacao increases heart rate and is a vasodilator, so be careful if you have a serious heart condition
  3. Pregnant or breastfeeding: Go with a lower dose. Cacao is a stimulant so about 1 ounce is enough
  4. Pets: Dogs, parrots, horses and possibly others can't digest chocolate/cacao and it can be fatal, so make sure they don't get any