Higher Antioxidant Activity than Green Tea and Traditional Guayusa
Our guayusa has more antioxidants - chlorogenic acids than green tea (Camellia sinensis). Garcia-Ruiz et. al. (2017) determined that even though raw guayusa leaves had lower antioxidant activity than Camellia sinensis leaves, processed guayusa showed much higher antioxidant activity. For example, they reported an increase of 48.5% total phenolic content in our guayusa leaves. This means our guayusa leaves have a total phenolic content of 107 mg gallic acid equivalents per gram, which is higher than Camellia sinensis teas and higher than yerba mate.
What do Antioxidants and Chlorogenic Acids do to your body?
A review reports that chlorogenic acid may help lower blood sugar levels and reduce insulin spikes by reducing carbohydrate absorption in the digestive tract. Chlorogenic acids may also boost fat metabolism, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and improve obesity-related hormone levels.
Healthy organic energy: Guayusa is the most caffeinated leaf in the world.
Guayusa tea is best known for its energizing effect; it delivers the same feeling that you get from drinking a strong cup of coffee but without the jitters.