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Clean energy: meet Guayusa, the plant missing from your diet

Millennial and Gen Zers seek natural energy| PAID CONTENT

DENVER — CONTENT PAID FOR BY RUNA

The natural energy category, which is defined by high caffeine plant-based beverages, has evolved in just 5 years to $200 million in annual sales…and it continues to grow. According to a recent survey, 63% of millennials are trying to incorporate more unprocessed foods and plants into their diets, and 53% are buying more organic products than they did five years ago showing a trend toward a more healthy and natural lifestyle. 

Get To Know Guayusa

The Amazonian super leaf (gwhy-you-sa), is brewed much like tea and delivers more caffeine than a cup of coffee.  It naturally contains antioxidants and caffeine and offers a unique balance of polyphenols and L-theanine.

Benefits of Guayusa include:

  1. Sustained energy and focus: The unique balance of polyphenols and L-Theanine (compounds found in the leaf) provides sufficient energy, improved mood and alertness, powering your body and mind.
  2. No crash or jitters: Several studies have confirmed the antioxidant properties of the guayusa leaf, which helps protect the body against oxidative stress, resulting in a crash and jitter-free boost of clean energy.
Credit: RUNA

RUNA saw a significant opportunity to revamp its clean energy drink lineup to deliver a replacement for the sugar-rich options that have long dominated the market. RUNA brings power from a good place, using the natural benefits of Guayusa.

Know Your Energy Drink

With only a small amount (2 grams) of organic cane sugar - the equivalent to 2 strawberries - RUNA delivers distinguished fruit flavors without compromising the beverage’s health benefits. Made from a leaf, not a lab, each 12-ounce can of RUNA contains just 10 calories and 150 milligrams of natural caffeine. It gives consumers an all-natural, plant-based alternative to the coffee and tea drinkers who are looking for a stronger, cleaner boost.

RUNA sources exclusively from families that grow guayusa in sustainable, biodiverse forest gardens. Together, they’re pioneering a new way to do business in the Amazon.

The RUNA lineup – which includes six enhanced flavors – is available for consumers on Amazon and select retailers nationwide, including Kroger, Target, Ralphs, Safeway, Albertsons and more.  

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