Guayaki 🌴 Come to Life
Even doing your best to live a healthy lifestyle, sometimes an extra boost of energy is necessary to stay ahead or put in late nights; Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison often worked 18-24 hour days! To get results you’ve never had, you have to do things you’ve never done. The energy drink industry is expected to generate over $20,000,000,000 in 2017! Guayaki Yerba Maté is unlike any other energy drink on the market due to it’s amazing nutrient profile and great taste, while bringing people together like a traditional tea ceremony and literally helping to reduce global warming.
∴ Most energy drinks are saturated with 50 grams of sugar and a variety of artificial chemicals. I’ve personally known two people who have had hospital visits from drinking too many energy drinks – which often use synthetic caffeine instead of natural caffeine. This metabolizes quicker than plant derived caffeine and increases your chance of side effects like anxiety, confusion, rapid heart rate, dizziness, restlessness, or an inability to sleep, etc. This also creates the “crashing” sensation as the sugar and quick caffeine boost wear off.
∴ Coffee has certain benefits like trace minerals, lower prostate risk for men, and decreased risk of depression. However, it’s highly acidic on the pH scale (4) which can be harmful if not corrected; the body actually withdraws calcium from bones to buffer acidic blood and over time can lead to osteoporosis. This is one factor that leads to high rates of osteoporosis despite most Americans eating cheese and dairy at virtually every meal, often times eaten with meat and soda which are also both acidic. Bacteria and cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline (opposite of acidic) environment, so it’s important to balance your pH levels around 7.2 [Refer to the chart at the bottom of the page to find out what foods are alkaline and acidic]. Coffee shops can’t always buy from responsible coffee bean growers; some of whom waste resources, increase carbon emissions, damage the ecosystem, or pay their workers substandard wages.
“Guayakí (gwy-uh-kee’) Yerba Mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is made from the nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rain forest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition.”
I first tried Yerba Mate 4 years ago, at the time I was buying organic energy drinks or coffee. I liked the pleasant release of energy throughout the day and with less sugar, I was thinking clearer. After that I tried different flavors and was impressed with the quality of herbs used – robust, floral notes of mint, raspberry, pomegranate, peach, or hibiscus. Strength of coffee, health benefits of tea, euphoria of chocolate.
The saying Guayaki Glow is rooted in a real sensation of feeling alive and full of light after drinking mate. I can explain this as the subtle energy bodies becoming activated and aligned by the powerful vibration of yerba mate, subsequently the physical body is illuminated with vibrant energy from the active chakras, nourishing the soul as well. In other words, the union of mind, body, spirit.
Health Benefits of Yerba Mate:
- Helps stimulate focus and clarity
- Boosts physical energy
- Used to support weight loss programs or intermittent fasting
- Improves digestion
- Contains antioxidants
- Vitamins: A, C, E, most of the B Complex: Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Biotin (B7), Choline, Inositol (B8)
- Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Silicon, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Sodium, Copper, Zinc
- 15 Amino Acids, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavenols, Polyphenols, & Trace Minerals
Yerba mate is the drink of choice in Paraguay, Southern Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina where it is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee. Thanks to Guayakí the gift of yerba mate is shared all around this beautiful planet. Guayakí is a shining example of integrity. “Our mission is Market-Driven Restoration: stewarding and restoring 200,000 acres of rain forest and creating over 1,000 living-wage jobs by 2020.”
“A third party life-cycle analysis shows that growing yerba mate reduces more than twice the carbon emissions emitted from its overall processing, packaging, and transportation. Put Simply, one pound of loose-leaf Guayaki Yerba Mate reduces atmospheric CO2 by 573g. The more Guayaki Yerba Mate you buy the more carbon is reduced.” Visit Guayaki.com/impact to calculate how many trees you’ve saved, square feet protected, and how much money is contributed to the rain forests. The total calculations for the United States shows over 27,000,000 trees have been saved, and $22,000,000 went towards ecosystem services! What an impact!