Guayusa is an amazing plant and it's the perfect candidate for a healthy tea. Guayusa has been consumed for more than 2000 years by indigenous tribes from the Amazon Rainforest. It's the perfect morning ritual and one of the most unknown Superfoods. If you want to know more about Guayusa - like its origin or how it's grown - we recommend our blog article called What is Guayusa Tea?
Guayusa has several benefits and we picked the five most exciting potential benefits of Guayusa.
🔋 Smart Energy
There are two different kind of caffeinated beverages: those with bad energy and others with smart energy. Caffeine in coffee as well as in energy drinks trigger the release of epinephrine hormones (i.e. stress hormones), thus stress conditions are created for your body. For a short time, you feel energized. However, afterwards the negative effect of the stress hormones occurs (e.g. caffeine crash).
On the other hand, there is smart energy like Guayusa Tea. Guayusa is a powerful superfood which contains a natural compound of natural caffeine, L-Theanine, polyphenols and more. Thanks to this special and natural combination, caffeine becomes your beloved friend without side effects. In addition, it makes Guayusa a superior option compared to coffee & energy drinks.
🎯 Focus & ProductivityYes, coffee and energy drinks energize you. However, these beverages don't help with your productivity. We believe in the following equation: Energy + Focus = Productivity. For real productivity you require a particular balance of energy & focus - and you will find this balance with Guayusa. You feel energized & focused in a good way and you will love your productivity.
😄 Mood & Creativity
Scientific studies have shown that Guayusa contains not only natural caffeine and L-Theanine, but also theophylline and theobromine. Last-mentioned is especially known from chocolate ("feeling of happiness"), whereby both in combination are stimulants who can potentially enhance mood. Please don't think that you will smile & laugh all day after drinking Guayusa, but you will definitely feel better than your colleagues during a caffeine crash from coffee & energy drinks.
In addition, scientific studies have shown that L-Theanine triggers the release of alpha brain waves. These alpha brain waves lead to a state of mind shown during meditation as well as creative tasks. The release of alpha-waves enhances focus, relaxation and creativity. 
💪 Immune System
Antioxidants is a word which is used very often, but many people don't know what it means. Natural antioxidants are natural compounds which inhibit oxidation and protect our body. During oxidation, free radicals can be produced which could damage our cells. This chemical process is stopped by the antioxidants.
Dark chocolate, beans, blueberries and Guayusa tea are especially rich in antioxidants. Did you know that Guayusa has 15x more antioxidants than coffee? Thanks to the natural antioxidants and amino acids of Guayusa, it helps to protect the nervous system. In addition, the study by Pardau et al. (2017, ) concluded that Guayusa is a «good source of dietary phenolic compounds with cellular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties». Please be aware that Guayusa is not a magic cure and can't make up for unhealthy diets. However, the antioxidant effect of Guayusa is still remarkable.