We love chocolate almost as much as we love CBD here at Hemp Bakers. But did you know there’s a reason why chocolate and CBD make for such a dynamite combination?

When you think of chocolate, you think of the sweet taste and all the things that are either chocolate flavored or would pair well with a chocolate treat. The last thing we are thinking about when having our favorite dessert is all the health benefits that go along with it!

Despite being a dessert, chocolate has a lot of nutritional value! Chocolate contains soluble fiber AND it is made up of a lot of minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It also contains stimulants like coffee but the amount of caffeine in a chocolate bar isn’t enough to keep you up all night. Chocolate is also a powerful source of antioxidants, specifically dark chocolate. Which also has been shown to help lower the risk of heart disease, improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and improve brain function!

What does this mean for the combination of CBD and Chocolate?

It means that they’re a match made in heaven!

The reason CBD works in our bodies is because of our body’s endocannabinoid system! The way the endocannabinoid system works with our bodies is by helping our body self-regulate. CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid there is though! Some other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant are CBC, CBN and CBG. But hemp is not the only place where you can find endocannabinoids. There are endocannabinoids that our bodies produce all on their own. These have been named anandamide or the “bliss molecule” and 2-arachidonylglycerol.

It turns out that while dark chocolate doesn’t contain any cannabinoids itself, it does contain the chemical compounds N-linoleoylethanolamide and N-oleoylethanolamide. These two compounds inhibit the body breaking down the “bliss molecule” cannabinoid and it’s thought that these two chemical compounds are also responsible for the breakdown of other endocannabinoids like CBD.

So what does this mean?

It means that there is a lot more going into your enjoyment of your Hemp Baker’s treat than you think! Not only are you getting all the amazing benefits of the chocolate in your Hemp Baker’s treat but you’re also getting the CBD bonus as well!