A CLEAN ENERGY DRINK
Alive Energy is the refreshing drink with a crisp taste that promotes increased mental clarity and concentration, while at the same time improving your mood and boosting physical energy. Made using Guayusa tea (gwai . yoo .suh), which contains natural compounds, which studies show enhance mood and cognition, Alive Energy provides focus and may even make you feel happier.
With a simple list of all natural ingredients, Alive Energy is the clean energy drink you can consume daily. It provides you with a lift, without the jolting, jittering effects or the crash associated with coffee and other energy drinks.
WHAT IS GUAYUSA?
The guayusa tea leaf is native to the Amazon rainforest and harvested mostly in Ecuador. While Guayusa has been used by indigenous people for centuries, the leaf has recently gained popularity in the states because when brewed, it provides all-natural caffeine equivalent to about one cup of coffee.
With 150 MG of all-natural caffeine, Alive Energy helps boost mental clarity and increase physical energy without artificial ingredients. And the best part? No jitters or crash. The amino acids from guayusa create a smoother, more even release of caffeine throughout the body which helps to eliminate the spikes and drops associated with most other energy drinks. Alive Energy offers smooth energy so you can Be You. Be Great. Be Alive.
WHAT IS GUAYUSA?
The Guayusa tea leaf is native to South America and is mainly harvested between the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.
Guayusa has high levels of the L-theanine amino acid. Outside studies suggest that L-theanine improves stress levels, and mood. Some studies even suggest that L-theanine boosts the immune system and may make it less likely to contract the flu or get a cold.
The properties of L-theanine generally cause for a smoother, more even release of caffeine throughout the body, which reduces energy spikes and drops often associated with caffeine consumption.
Outside studies suggests that Guayusa tea is a rich source of antioxidants that help fight and protect your cells from free radicals in your body. Free radicals are often thought to lead to many chronic health problems such as cardiovascular and inflammatory disease and cancer.
Some research has found Guayusa tea to be a good source of dietary fiber with high levels of phenolic compounds which have cellular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chronic inflammation is thought to be the root cause for a number of diseases. Nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help reduce the risk of heart-disease, obesity, arthritis, and many other diseases.
See the links below for outside research studies.
- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Ilex guayusa tea preparations: a comparison to Camellia sinensis teas
- Health Benefits of Bioactive Compounds from the Genus Ilex, a Source of Traditional Caffeinated Beverages
- Guayusa (Ilex guayusa L.) new tea: phenolic and carotenoid composition and antioxidant capacity
- 7 Amazing Benefits Of Guayusa Tea
HOW WE STARTED
Alive Energy was founded by an LA based businessman and entrepreneur who stumbled upon guayusa tea while looking for a low-calorie drink to help him push through busy days. He tried it and liked the effect of the guayusa tea but knew he could make a better tasting and more refreshing drink. He started experimenting with recipes until he settled on what is now the unique Alive Energy flavor. We are excited to share this labor of love with you and hope you enjoy the crisp and refreshing taste of Alive Energy!