We definitely DO NOT recommend cacao if you are taking any sort of mood altering medications, such as anti-depressants with SSRIs.
You can see more on this topic here.
Other health contraindications we have heard of over time:
- It may cause an aggravation of acid reflux or ulcers.
- It may cause breaking out when an individual has herpes.
If pregnant, we recommend not starting with cacao if you don't already have a practice with it. If you do have a cacao practice, we recommend 1/4-1/2 of what you normally intake.
While breast feeding, cacao is safe. Just keep an eye out on the baby, and see if the baby likes it or not.