Posted by Jen from Moksha on Jan 8th 2021
WHAT HEMP? Full-spectrum CBD chocolate and CBD isolate chocolate explained.
Craft chocolate, or craft hemp chocolate?
Greetings! Settle in to learn more about our fine chocolate and the CBD options. With Moksha chocolate, you have the choice to savor a great gourmet chocolate bar with intrinsic health benefits, or supplement the indulgence with more botanical compounds. In short, we have three categories of chocolate: artisan chocolate, full-spectrum CBD chocolate, and CBD isolate chocolate, and they will all be explained below. First we will recap our fine chocolate story, because that's where it started and it is still our foundation. Then you will learn about the two separate categories of CBD chocolate that we blend right here at the Moksha chocolate factory in Boulder, Colorado.
Our roots are in chocolate.
From chocolate we were made, and with chocolate we will always be. Moksha's pure artisan chocolate, our cornerstone product, has no CBD. It doesn't even get near it. It is a chocolate bean-to-bar labor of love, made with rare Criollo cacao grown organically in the Peruvian highlands by our direct-trade farm collective, shipped to Boulder, and processed by a small crew to bring you the best in craft chocolate. We support regenerative trade, track the metadata of the biodynamics, and pride ourselves in a completely transparent supply chain. Our values extend to our clients, who we believe should have the choice to enjoy a great gourmet chocolate bar with health benefits, or supplement their indulgence with more plant power. We roast, winnow, grind, blend, temper, and pour the finest chocolate in four varieties: Moksha dark chocolate in two strengths, vegan “milk” chocolate, and our vegan white chocolate, plus special add-ins such as organic cherries for an antioxidant bonanza. Polyphenols, tannins, flavanols — chocolate is so much more than a treat.
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
Full-spectrum CBD and how it works
We make most of our original varieties in a separate version with full-spectrum CBD blended in. These wellness chocolate products contain a wealth of organic botanical compounds that work together for what is called the “entourage effect”. Your body naturally has an endocannabinoid system that varies with each person, with receptor sites in your body that regulate mood, energy, memory, and other physical and mental variables. Cannabinoid compounds work with your endocannabinoid system to enhance wellbeing and keep an ideal balance for energy and mood as mother nature had in mind, in her grand design for the day-to-day human experience. Our products in this category are a healthy indulgence with the subtle powers of hemp's safe derivatives that can purportedly help with pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and more. The plant chemicals in cannabidiol are completely safe. It’s like a microscopic salad bar for your brain, getting stirred into your chocolate. Wellness at your desk, or on the go. Now add to that... the luscious terpenes! They are aromatic compounds commonly associated with hemp but also are found in citrus, pine, and lavender. The earthy perfume in our full-spectrum CBD chocolate comes from the terpenes. Their original purpose in a plant is to lure pollinators, but they are also have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Growing conditions and terroir can vastly affect their herbal profile, which is why we are so choosy about our CBD sources. More research is needed, but you can read about terpenes from the National Institute of Health here. We sell our full-spectrum CBD chocolates in 3.2 oz./100mg CBD bars and .5 oz/20mg CBD square pouches for convenience and accuracy in consumption.
THC: Would you like yours with, or without?
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is also a part of this entourage effect in the full-spectrum CBD. It enhances the beneficial compounds of the other cannabidiols but is very tightly regulated because it can be a powerful intoxicant. It also works with the endocannabinoid receptors, but in our trace amounts will not give you a psychoactive “high”. Our full-spectrum CBD dark chocolate is a healthy elixir that combines only subtle powers of this botanical compound. THC is informally used at higher strengths for nausea, seizures, pain, anxiety, relaxation, and yes, much recreation, and can be prescribed in a growing number of U.S. states for certain medical conditions. It has been used to enhance glaucoma treatment for half a century. Marinol is synthetic THC that is FDA-approved and has been used for decades to alleviate cancer symptoms such as nausea and inappetence.
It won't get you high (sorry?).
With this whisper of plant-sourced THC in our Moksha CBD chocolate, the effect will be slight. All of our CBD chocolate is legal to ship to all fifty states in the U.S. because it is rigorously monitored to only contain .3% THC. Again, you will not get “high” from this trace amount.
Still have CBD concerns? Start with isolate!
Moksha chocolate with CBD isolate is completely clean of any trace of THC, but still retains the organic compounds of cannabidiol. This could be important for those who may associate CBD with an undesired euphoria or other side effect, or consume so much chocolate (!!) that the microscopic presence of THC in full-spectrum could possibly accumulate and be measurable. The process of making isolate is very complicated to ensure that the supplement has no flavor to affect the chocolate. You won’t sense any herbal presence in the isolate chocolate bar or square. We use isolate for our delicate Moksha vegan white raspberry chocolate. It is a chocolate that will delight the whole family and supply healthy fats and slow-burning energy. Our other isolate best seller is our white chocolate matcha, an antioxidant powerhouse. We also sell these in 3.2oz./100mg CBD bars and .5 oz/20mg CBD square pouches.
The manufacturing process for all three types of our chocolate is kept rigorously separate. Just like a factory that processes nuts and would be concerned with allergen management, we take layered measures to keep the formulas completely apart. We hope you will visit our Boulder chocolate factory and check it all out! In the meantime, we are happy to prepare orders for pickup or ship them to your door anywhere in the country. All legal, the healthiest chocolate we can come up with, fresh and made with...
Love, from Moksha.
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