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The Science Behind: Why Is Chocolate So Good?

Lotus Bliss Botanicals is all about pleasure.

Finding foods that taste delectable and light up that pleasure center in your mind are worth it, if we do say so ourselves.

Chocolate and cannabis are both so pleasurable that just the mention of them both can put a smile on someone's face. Even better when they're paired together.

Dark chocolate is considered a guiltless pleasure that comes with an added amount of health benefits that other sweets just don't have.

Chocolate & Your Brain Chemistry

There's good reason why plenty of movie scenes include chocolate as the perfect snack when you need a pick me up.

Post break up? Chocolate.

Stressed about your menstrual cycle and the symptoms that come with it? Chocolate.

Chocolate is often referred to as containing the "happiness or love drug" due to the compounds in chocolate having a positive effect on the brain.


Chocolate contains a compound named phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you're falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will scientifically make you feel happier.


Another mood boosting compound found in chocolate is tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that our brain’s use to produce serotonin, the happy hormone that stabilizes our mood.

We all need adequate amounts of serotonin to have a positive outlook on life. Serotonin also helps to regulate sleep, memory, appetite and digestion and even sexual desire and function. Chocolate and serotonin literally helps regulate most of our body functions that bring pleasure into our lives.


Anandamide is a cannabinoid your body naturally creates. This is named after the sanskrit word ananda, meaning “bliss.”

Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and a cannabinoid your body naturally produces, it works with the endocannabinoid system we all have.

Anandamide is an endocannabinoid that helps regulate appetite, pleasure and positive-reward.

Our Bliss Bar Dark Chocolate and Mixed Berries is created from cocoa nibs, organic cane sugar and cocoa butter.

The Bliss Bar is a vegan chocolate bar created with plant based ingredients and full spectrum hemp CBD. Our premium ingredients and artisanal crafting process intend to create bliss in each bar.

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