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OUR STORY:

”Did you really think you could have energy all day? Welcome to the real world…”

Uhhh, I came to the doctor for answers, not to get roasted 😕


But that’s all the "professional advice" I got after opening up about how I’d been feeling: waking up tired, constantly frustrated, feeling kind of… meh.



You ever feel that way, too?


Hi, my name's Eric Raum, I'm the founder of Sempora, the creators of CacaoFit. My work's been featured on CNN, ABC, and even things people actually watch like Unilad ;)


And while I may be living a life full of passion, energy, and creativity today (kind of a cringe humble brag, but only because I’m going to show you how), it wasn’t always that way...


Now don’t get me wrong, I've had a lot of fun in my life. 


I was in a rock band that toured the country with my favorite musicians. Then I was a photographer, spending years in war zones across the middle east



But when I finally moved back to the US and things started to settle down…


Life started to feel like a grind.


You know that feeling? Like, you don’t hate life, but you’re not loving it either.



I was slamming coffee and energy drinks every day, but these left me feeling like a zombie...


I'd be awake, but my "spark" was gone.


I felt caught in a catch-22, I had to keep downing caffeine and sugar to keep up with the pace of daily life... 


But the caffeine and sugar made that daily life feel numb and jittery.


There had to be a better way...


That's what led me to the doctor that morning, to ask what his "professional opinion" was...


But after him more or less saying, "everyone's miserable, get used to it", I knew I had to look somewhere else.


Then I had a crazy idea...


What if I stopped asking for other people's opinions and learned how the body worked myself? 


What if I went back to school?

I’ll admit, I never liked school. I barely graduated college. But if I was going to find the REAL answers, I wanted to learn from the best.


So I said… whatever the least-cringey version of “YOLO” is… and applied to Harvard Medical School’s HMX program in Biochemistry and Physiology



And by some miracle (or paperwork mixup) they let a regular guy like me in.


And I’m glad they did, because by the time I finished (with honors, what’s up), I discovered the TRUTH about caffiene and "energy"...


And if you’re sick of being dependent on coffee and energy drinks, you’ll want to hear this…


Caffeine doesn't give you energy, it just blocks the signal telling you that you need to go to sleep...


It's kind of like this... Imagine you're working late, and some guy named Jeff is supposed to relieve you. Jeff should be here any minute...


At this point, you're overworked, you're tired, and you're ready to be done. Jeff needs to get his butt over here...


Now in this situation, taking caffeine would be like someone blocking Jeff at the door

You're still just as tired, but you aren't getting the message that Jeff is here, so you just keep working. 

That's because caffeine doesn't give you "cellular energy", it just blocks the signal your body uses to say "it's time to be done!"

Your body stays just as tired, you just keep on going, and you keep getting more tired, even if you don't realize it at first...


There had to be a better solution, something that would help give real energy, not just mask your tiredness...



I spent the next few months pouring over research papers


I looked into every “superfood” I could to find out what had real, proven studies behind it and what was just hype

One night, I had my nose in achemistry journal, papers strewn across the table, when my wife, Eliza, dropped a big boxon top of everything…


“Look, our honeymoon stuff! I found it in the basement.” 


Before I could say another word, Eliza let out a scream like some kind of exotic bird


“CAWCAW!”



I knew exactly what she was talking about… 


Years before, when we first landed in Fiji for our honeymoon, we had this really memorable taxi driver. 


He was the happiest, most energetic guy we’d ever met, and in that short ride he made a huge impact on us. 


So much so that I asked him, “What’s your secret?” 


He gave a wink and smile, and as he drove off he leaned out the window, “It’s the CAWCAW! CAWCAW CHOCOLATE!” 


We had no clue what he was talking about until we saw a brochure about the history of Cacao production in Fiji. 



You see, Raw Cacao comes from the same beans used to make chocolate…

The difference is,Raw Cacao hasn’t been roasted to a crisp like the cocoa powder you find in regular chocolate bars. 


This is important, because it means all the beneficial compounds found inside the raw plant haven’t been burnt away…


Pretty interesting stuff, but being on my honeymoon, I had plenty of other things on my mind, and didn’t give it anymore thought than that. 


If only I’d known then what I know now…




When my wife let out that “CAW-CAW” and the memory came flooding back, I jumped up and ran over to my computer…


From my first search, I was met with page after page of research papers showing how raw cacao helps with the exact cellular energy I was researching!


Instead of caffeine, Cacao contains theobromine, and many additional Flavanols. 


These have been shown to help increase cellular energy, instead of just blocking your body's "tired signal". 


And it even revealed Cacao’s secret power: Anandamide. 


Raw Cacao is one of the only foods in the world to contain this rare neurotransmitter, and you'll want to try it yourself


Because this little compound has been called the “bliss molecule”, responsible for those feelings of bliss that go far beyond just feeling “happy”.... (um, yes please)



And get this, Cacao also has a long history of being used by cultures across the world to help bring them closer to their purpose and passion


And that makes sense… 


Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to follow your passion If you had something gave you a boost of clean energy every day without leaving you more tired?


When I read that, I was so sure I’d found my answer that I headed straight to my local health food store and bought a big bag of raw cacao…


But there was a problem. 



As healthy as Raw Cacao is, the reason it’s typically roasted into cocoa powder… is because of the taste.


It’s bitter. Like bitter bitter. Think 100% baking chocolate times a hundred, bitter….


But before I was ready to give up, I wanted to dig a little further into the world of Cacao…



And it turns out… quality is important. The typical Cacao you’ll find online and in stores is kind of like the “school cafeteria” version. Sold in bulk, flavorless, and not very enjoyable…


Can you imagine judging all pizza based on a slice you had in an elementary school cafeteria?


Well it turns out, there are also top-shelf, organic, premium versions of Raw Cacao as well. 


These are refined, bursting with flavor, and packed full of the good stuff I was after…


So I had an idea…



What if I took this premium, organic Raw Cacao…


And mixed it with the most promising superfoods from my research, like Lion's Mane Mushroom, Cinnamon, and more…


And created a healthy drink to help connect me with my purpose and passion?


I had to find out… So with Eliza’s help, we tested dozens of different ratios of ingredients, balancing researched amounts with a flavor we loved…


Then we brought in friends and family to help us taste test until it was a hit across the board…



We wanted it to have zero sugar, artificial sweeteners, fillers or preservatives.


And to make it as accessible as possible, we wanted it to be keto and vegan friendly, dairy-free, and only 40 calories a serving…


After months of testing, we finally had it…


We decided to call it CacaoFit, because it was created to apply the ancient power of Cacao to your physical and mental fitness.


And the results were literally life-changing... 



As I started my morning ritual of blending up my CacaoFit with warm almond milk while setting my intention for the day…


I was amazed at how quickly things changed


As I made it a part of my daily routine, things  started to feel exciting again because I wasn't running on empty anymore...


It was like the color had been added back into life, because I wasn't always tired. I felt more curious and creative than I had in years… 


I even invented a new kind of flute and launched a successful business around it, sending these flutes across the world. (random, I know)



And I truly believe none of it would have happened without CacaoFit. 


CacaoFit may not be some magical elixir that fixes every problem…


But what it does do is help you stay energized instead of just masking your tiredness.


It helps you feel like YOU again! 



It’s also been a gift to my relationship with Eliza… I’ll admit, I haven’t always been the best at knowing how to open up and connect…


But when you don't feel tired all the time, and you're pursuing your purpose


It makes authentically connecting with your partner so much more effortless


It helps make having fun seem natural again!


Now it’s your turn... 



After seeing how CacaoFit helped improve our lives, and the lives of those we shared it with, we knew we had to let more people know…


And THIS was the community we wanted to share CacaoFit with first. 



If you’ve read this far, you are all-too-familiar with "caffeine-energy". You deserve more than those jittery, tired hours spent on "borrowed time". 


It’s time to do something different


There are seasons in your life, and you deserve to close the chapter on coffee and energy drinks. 


Something better is waiting…


- Eric Raum

founder, Sempora

creators of CacaoFit