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Drink Spotlight: NatureWise Berry Guayusa Drink

 

 

The fruit-forward flavor of raspberries and blueberries blended with organic fair trade guayusa. NatureWise Whole Body Vitality Drinks are made with uncommonly good-for-you ingredients that refresh, enhance focus, and reduce stress. Take a sip, live joyfully!

 

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NatureWise Berry Guayusa Whole Body Vitality Drinks are non-GMO and made with only the highest quality natural ingredients, like Organic Fair Trade Guayusa, Organic Ashwagandha, Organic Whole Food Vitamins, and Organic Holy Basil. We added electrolytes and amino acids for peak hydration and energy, and every can is flavored with organic raspberries and blueberries. No artificial ingredients — just zero calories of sparkling bliss.

 

 

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Light effervescent
  • Zero calories
  • Zero sugar
  • Low glycemic index
  • Flavored with organic fruit juices
  • No artificial sweeteners or flavors
  • Non-GMO
  • Bottled in the USA
  • 12 oz can (355 ml)

 

 

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About Naturewise

We make it our business to promote health and inspire wellbeing — for our customers, our planet, and people around the world. You can see it in our company values and in the little things we do, every day.

Better products and practices for NatureWise result in a bigger impact for our customers and the global community. From our quality products and dedicated customer care to our philanthropic partnerships... We give it our all, so you can get more.

 

 

Company: NatureWise
Brand: Berry Guayusa Drink
Origin: USA
Category: Supplements
Packaging:  355ml
Price: 3-pack $12.99. 12-pack $32.99
VariantsView Range Here
Where to BuyBuy Online
Websitehttps://www.naturewise.com

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Runa Clean Energy Drinks

 

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Berry

Berry Clean Energy gives you the same guayusa energy you love with some extra sweetness and light carbonation. It’s just the organic boost you need to feel focused, fired up, and fully alive.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Brewed Organic Guayusa (Purified Water And Organic Guayusa Leaves), Organic Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Organic Blueberry Flavor, Organic Blackberry Flavor, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Caffeine: 8.4oz – 105mg / 12oz – 150mg

 

 

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Lime

Our Lime Clean Energy is a refreshing concentrated brew of guayusa, lightly carbonated and naturally filled to the brim with antioxidants and caffeine. It gives you the energy you need without any sugar or artificial chemicals.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Brewed Organic Guayusa (Purified Water And Organic Guayusa Leaves), Organic Lime Juice Concentrate, Organic Lime Flavor, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Caffeine: 8.4oz – 105mg / 12oz – 150mg

 

 

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Blood Orange

With the perfect balance of citrus and a hint of sweet and tart, Blood Orange is a crowd favorite— especially with 0 calories.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Brewed Organic Guayusa (Purified Water And Organic Guayusa Leaves), Organic Pear Juice Concentrate, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Organic Passion Fruit Flavor, Organic Blood Orange Flavor, Organic Tangerine Flavor, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Caffeine: 8.4oz – 105mg / 12oz – 150mg

 

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About Runa

RUNA was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.

Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.

 

 

Company: Runa
Brand: Clean Energy Drinks
Origin: USA
Category: Energy
Packaging: 8.4 fl oz. cans
Claims: Sourced from the guayusa lefa
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $38.15 - $45.36, per 12 or 24 pack
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Websitehttp://runa.org/

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Runa Orange Passion Clean Energy

 

 
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An entirely new take on energy drinks. One can of Runa Clean Energy has 120 mg of caffeine, 650 mg of polyphenol antioxidants, and a clean, smooth taste. The kicker? It all comes naturally from a brewed leaf – not a lab.

 

 

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Orange Passion
With the perfect balance of citrus, sweet and tart, Orange Passion is a crowd favorite, especially since it has just 10 calories.

 

Ingredients
Organic Lemon Juice, Brewed organic guayusa (purified water and organic guayusa leaves**), organic mandarin flavor, organic passion fruit flavor, natural flavors, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

 

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About the Company
Runa was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.

Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.
Upon returning to college we teamed up to write the business plan for Runa. We entered and won several business plan competitions. After graduating from school we moved to Ecuador to begin working with local Kichwa communities to build a guayusa supply chain.

Together with these communities we envisioned a business that could share energizing, rich-tasting guayusa with the world – a business that would respect cultural traditions, support small farmers, and maintain the integrity of the Amazon rainforest. Runa now buys guayusa leaves from over 2,300 farming families. Those leaves are processed in a plant in Ecuador and then shipped to the U.S. where they are shared with a growing number of people.

Runa is proving that businesses in the Amazon can be good for the environment and the preservation of traditional cultural practices while supporting producers and connecting them to consumers around the world.

We couldn’t be more excited.

- Tyler and Dan
 

 

Company: Runa
Brand: Runa Clean Energy
Slogan: Focused Energy
Origin: USA
Category: Energy Drink
Packaging: 250ml can
Claims: Natural, Low Calorie, Non GMO, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Original, Berry, Orange Passion
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: runa.org

 

 

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Runa Clean Energy

 

 

Each can of Runa Clean Energy contains only carbonated water, Amazon guayusa, citric acid and natural flavors. Functionally, this natural brew has 120 mg of caffeine (50 percent more than other leading energy drinks) and 680 mg of polyphenol that serve as antioxidants. Guayusa contains no tannins, resulting in a smooth and naturally sweet flavor.

 

 
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Berry Clean Energy gives you the same guayusa energy you love with some extra sweetness and light carbonation. It’s just the organic boost you need to feel focused, fired up, and fully alive.

 

 

Ingredients
Brewed organic guayusa (purified water and organic guayusa leaves**), organic sugar cane, natural flavors, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

 

 

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Ingredients
Brewed organic guayusa (purified water and organic guayusa leaves**), organic lime extract, natural flavors, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

 

 

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About the Company
Runa was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.

Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.
Upon returning to college we teamed up to write the business plan for Runa. We entered and won several business plan competitions. After graduating from school we moved to Ecuador to begin working with local Kichwa communities to build a guayusa supply chain.

Together with these communities we envisioned a business that could share energizing, rich-tasting guayusa with the world – a business that would respect cultural traditions, support small farmers, and maintain the integrity of the Amazon rainforest. Runa now buys guayusa leaves from over 2,300 farming families. Those leaves are processed in a plant in Ecuador and then shipped to the U.S. where they are shared with a growing number of people.

Runa is proving that businesses in the Amazon can be good for the environment and the preservation of traditional cultural practices while supporting producers and connecting them to consumers around the world.

We couldn’t be more excited.

- Tyler and Dan
 

 

 

 

Company: Runa
Brand: Runa Clean Energy
Slogan: Focused Energy
Origin: USA
Category: Energy Drink
Packaging: 250ml can
Claims: Natural, Low Calorie, Non GMO, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Original, Berry, Orange Passion
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: runa.org
 

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Packaging Spotlight: Guayusa Energy Drink

Guayusa is a packaging design by Sandra Massa in France.

A balanced stimulant, guayusa contains energizing compounds. It offers benefits for an attentive mind, a peaceful body, and an awakened spirit:

• Boosts metabolism
• Supports weight loss programs
• Aids digestion
• Aids elimination and reduce constipation
• Balances blood sugar and supports diabetics
• Boosts physical energy
• Increases mental clarity and alertness






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Product Spotlight: Ujjyana Guayusa Tea Drinks

 

 

Ujjyana offers a line of natural energy drinks that feature Guayusa.  Their teas are crafted in small batches using simple, high quality organic ingredients.  The brews are lightly sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar and create unique flavors that compliment Guayusa’s smooth, earthy taste.  The flavors are inspired by the seasons and the nutritional benefits of each ingredient.

 

Guayusa is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa Tea offers a clear, focused energy by balancing as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.

 

Featured Ingredients:  guayusa leaf, purified water, organic agave, organic lemon juice, organic cherry juice concentrate, organic ginger juice

 

Analysis
Due to the numerous benefits of the Guayusa leaf we believe this ingredient will become very popular in functional and energy drinks world wide over the next few years.  Currently there are very few products that actually use Guayusa making it an incredible opportunity for manufacturers.

 

Guayusa is featured in our Future Ingredient Trends report.  For more information contact us today.  info@insights-media.com

 

Company: Ujjyana
Brand: Ujjyana
Slogan: Naturally Caffeinated
Category: Drinks, Functional Beverages
Origin: USA
Packaging: 16oz
Price: Coming Soon
Claims: Natural, Organic, Fair Trade Certified
Varieties: Traditional, Cherry Ginger, Peppermint, Passion Hibiscus
Website: ujjyana.com

 

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Product Spotlight: Runa Guayusa Tea Drinks

Summary
Runa is a line of functional beverages that use Guayusa tea as their main ingredient.  Guayusa is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa Tea offers a clear, focused energy by balancing as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.

Runa currently offers four flavor varieties for their Guayusa based drinks.  The ingredients are all natural and centered around fresh brewed organic guayusa.  Other ingredients include organic cane sugar for sweetness and for flavor:  organic spearmint, lemongrass extract and organic hibiscus flowers.

The Guayusa leaves are purchased from Indigenous Amazonian farmers in Ecuador.  While Guayusa leaves are widely consumed throughout the Indigenous communities, Runa has given these farmers access to the international market in a way that previously was not possible.  This partnership has created social benefits far beyond simple buying and selling of tea leaves.  Runa is investing in community development projects and by helping plant over 150,000 trees every year.

Guayusa Benefits:
Guayusa contains the same amount of the world’s most prized stimulant, caffeine, as one cup of coffee. However, guayusa also has other stimulating compounds- theophylline and theobromine that combined create a balanced energy effect without any jitters, crash, or jolted buzz. Theophylline is a clarifying and uplifting compound also found in green tea. Theobromine is the stimulant found in dark chocolate that offers that pleasant whole body feeling many are familiar with.

Analysis
Runa is truly a unique story that is easy to fall in love with.  Some products are simply made from a mix of ingredients that are put in a package with a label and set on a shelf.  Runa, however, has a deep story behind the origins of the product that goes far beyond simply selling a natural energy drink.  The founders decided that not only would they use Guayusa to develop a natural energy drink but that they would help entire communities of Ecuadorian farmers in the process.  This impact cannot be measured only by the number of Guayusa leaves purchased, trees planted and financial investment in the communities.  The benefits extend far beyond that.  There is a delicate balancing act that will need to be played out as Runa ramps up production and more Guayusa leaves are consumed than may be available.  Increased volume will certainly have repercussions througout these Indigenous communities and Runa will need to work closely with these groups to understand the long term effects.

You would be hard pressed to find a more natural energy drink product on the market with such a unique story.

 

Company: Runa
Brand:  Runa
Category: Tea Drinks
Location: USA
Packaging: 14oz bottle
Claims: Certified Organic, Natural, Low Calorie
Slogan:
Focused Energy
Price:
$2.65
Flavor Varieties
Traditional, Mint, Hibiscus-Berry, Lemon-Lemongrass
Website
drinkruna.com

 

 

 

 

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Have You Ever Tried Guayusa?

You may have heard of mate (pronounced mah-tay, and not to be confused with all the 'mate we've had around), the herbal tea that's ubiquitous in South America. Herbal tea drinkers like it for its super-healthy (so the claims go) antioxidants and polyphenols, and when it's brewed right, it's a great herbal tea: rich and grassy with a nice natural sweetness.

The problem is that unless you brew it just right, yerba mate turns horribly, disgustingly bitter. And it's plenty easy to brew very wrong.

I tried, mate. I got the traditional brewing gourd. I sucked hot, poorly filtered tea through a scorching metal bombilla. I followed all the methodical, idiosyncratic brewing instructions. And I'm sorry, but you still tasted irreparably bitter. We're done. I have guayusa now.

Guayusa (pronounced gwhy-you-suh) is only starting to make inroads into the U.S., but it's hardly new. It's been drunk in the Amazon for thousands of years, and it's still essential to the daily traditions of many Ecuadorians today. It's a drink historically brewed in the early morning hours, around 4 AM, as a family starts their day—a sort of communal pick-me-up not unlike coffee here.

The flavor is similar to mate, but with a more plush, fruity flavor and a complete lack of bitterness. Tasting invites comparison to green tea, but the flavor is less tannic and the texture is more creamy (much more so than other herbal teas I've tried). Unlike green tea, drinking it on an empty stomach won't give you a stomach ache. And just as important, it's nearly impossible to overbrew, and leaves can be resteeped half a dozen times before their flavor starts to wane.

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