What is guayusa?
Guayusa is a caffeine- and antioxidant-rich leaf from Ecuador that is an excellent alternative to traditional sources of caffeine. Thanks to its unique biological makeup of caffeine and polyphenols, the brewed guayusa leaf provides sustained energy, mental clarity, and focus without feeling a crash.
When used as a key ingredient as it is in RUNA energy drinks, guayusa offers as much caffeine as coffee and twice the antioxidants of green tea per serving without the bitter after-taste associated with some tea leaves.
What are polyphenols?
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant, which help protect the body against oxidative stress. This protective effect is essential to healthy aging and helps reduce the risks of various forms of illness.
Guayusa is a potent source of antioxidants and only raw cacao powder has more antioxidants than brewed guayusa.