All Santosha Chocolate is Paleo, Vegan, Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, GMO-free, and Free of Soy, Nuts, Emulsifiers, Fillers, and Cane Sugar!
Our recipes integrate scientific research with the wisdom of traditional medicines to offer nutritional properties that fuel your body, mind and spirit. Check out all of the amazing health benefits of our chocolate by clicking to read more!
In its raw, unprocessed state, cacao is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet.* Raw cacao has abundant vitamins and minerals that are necessary for good health, such as iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, vitamins A, B1, C, D and E, and living enzymes. Additionally, it is the highest whole food source of magnesium. Studies show that magnesium supports the heart, increases brainpower, relaxes menstrual cramping, relaxes muscles, increases flexibility, helps build strong bones and increases alkalinity. Raw Cacao is full of antioxidant flavonoids which promote heart health and help our bodies eliminate toxins. Further, raw cacao also helps to release neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. It stimulates the secretion of endorphins, which produce pleasurable sensations and phenylethylamine, a mood booster, and releases anandamide which promotes elation.
Coconut Palm Sugar
We use organic coconut palm sugar as our sweetener, which is a mineral-rich, low glycemic sweetener (GI-35) made from the nectar of the coconut palm tree. It has a considerably lower glycemic index (35) than agave (42), honey (55), and cane sugar (68). According to studies that have been conducted, coconut palm sugar contains significantly more potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorous, nitrogen and sodium than brown or white sugar.
For added creaminess, five of our chocolate varieties contain coconut. Coconut contains lauric acid which helps support healthy metabolism and thyroid functions, making it ones of the healthiest sources of saturated fats. Studies show that coconut can help our bodies resist viruses and bacteria, and fight off yeast, fungus, and candida. In addition coconut can increase digestion and aids the body’s absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Ashwagandha root is an adaptogen herb that supports healthy adrenal function and has over 4,000 years of traditional use in it’s native India. Also known as “Indian Ginseng”, Ashwagandha has been shown to help regulate both thyroid and adrenal function and is widely used to reduce the effects of adrenal fatigue.
Adaptogens like Ashwagandha support the ability of an organism to cope with stress by normalizing cortisol levels. Ashwagandha also helps boost immunity and brain function.
Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea. Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Cayenne pepper has also been shown to effectively prevent the formation of several types of fungal pathogens.
Promotes digestion. It stimulates the digestive tract by increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.
Stimulates Circulation: Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox.
Relieves Joint Pain: Extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief for joint pain.
Preserves Food: Cayenne is an excellent preservative and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria.
Supports Weight Loss: Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.
Cinnamon: We use “True” Cinnamon whereas in most of North America and Europe, the “cinnamon” in peoples pantries is actually cassia: The flavor of “true” cinnamon is not quite as strong as cassia, but is sweeter and has a hint of citrus.
Both types of cinnamon are excellent sources of the trace mineral manganese which is an important activator of enzymes essential to building healthy bones as well as other physiological processes, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
Cinnamon has been shown to normalize blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics by improving the ability to respond to insulin.
A nutritional and medicinal powerhouse valued for its beneficial fats, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is a low-glycemic, mineral-rich sweetener made from the nectar of the flower of the Coconut palm. Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is especially high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. At only 35 GCI (Glycemic Index), Coconut Palm Sugar is suitable for most diabetics.
Organic Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Organic Goji berries have been known to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes. Goji berries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and can reduce tough cold symptoms.
Organic Goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene which helps promote healthy skin.
Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family. Grown throughout the Andes mountains, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca Root is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Organic Maca Root is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It has been shown to boost libido and endurance. Mac Root has also been shown to balance hormones and increase fertility.
Maca has also been shown to reduce menstrual issues and menopause by alleviating cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.
Within days of using Organic Maca Root your energy level may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Many athletes take mama root for peak performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!
The indigenous people of the Andes have used Maca Root for thousands of years to boost their energy levels and endurance.
An essential oil obtained from the peels of oranges with anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic and aphrodisiac properties, found in our Citrus & Maca chocolate bar.
Himalayan Pink Salt is widely touted for its mineral content, containing 84 minerals. In addition to sodium, Himalayan salt is relatively high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and chloride. It also contains traces of boron, fluoride, iodine, zinc, selenium and copper, all of which are necessary for bodily health. As a naturally occurring salt, Himalayan salt contains all these minerals without chemical processing or refinement and is found in Santosha Chocolate’s Citrus & Maca chocolate bar, the Cinnamon, Cayenne & Maca chocolate bar and the Goji Berries, Ginger & Ashwagandha chocolate bar.
Rhodiola root is an adaptogen herb that supports healthy adrenal function and has been used throughout history in parts of Northern Europe and Greece. Rhodiola was popular with the Vikings to enhance physical and mental endurance. Rhodiola supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and is widely used to reduce the effects of adrenal fatigue. Rhodiola normalizes cortisol levels and other stress-related hormones. Rhodiola has also been shown to oxygenate the blood and elevate mood, you can find it in Santosha Chocolate’s Rhodiola & Hawaiian Red Salt chocolate bar.
Also known as Alaea, red Alaea is a naturally occurring, mineral-rich Hawaiian volcanic clay that is rich in iron. Alaea or Hawaiian Red salt has long been prized by native Hawaiians to provide extra nutrition and for its legendary health benefits. It has had a significant role in Hawaiian healing rituals and medicinal purposes and formally in the purification ceremony called hi’uwai. Hawaiian Pink Salt is made using smaller quantities of Alaea clay, both Red and Pink salts contain over 80 minerals and are used in Santosha Chocolate’s Rhodiola & Hawaiian Red Salt chocolate bar and the Coconut & Hawaiian Pink Salt chocolate bar.
* Note: These above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This website is not intended to serve as a substitute for informed, professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health issues without consulting appropriate health care professionals.