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Many consumers and caffeinators rely on iced coffee or soda for an afternoon pick-me-up when the post-lunch slumps start to creep in. In most cases, these beverages often lead to crashed and jitters – not to mention the added sugars and flavorings.
From the makers of Vita Coco, clean energy brand RUNA was created to give consumers a healthy alternative to energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, and sugar-filled sodas and coffees.
The word "runa" means "fully alive" and the drink does just that. RUNA provides a natural, sustained energy boost without the calories and sugar of traditional energy drinks. Made from the Amazonian super leaf guayusa (gwhy-you-sa), which naturally contains antioxidants and caffeine, RUNA brings power from a good place.
The guayusa super leaf is brewed much like tea and contains more caffeine than a cup of coffee. Benefits of guayusa include:
- Sustained energy and focus: The unique balance of polyphenols and L-Theanine (compounds found in the leaf) provide sufficient energy, improved mood and alertness, while powering your body and mind for the rest of the day.
- 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 jitter-free boost of clean energy, unlike the side effects that come from coffee and soda overstimulation.
With only a small amount of organic cane sugar - the equivalent to two strawberries - RUNA delivers a refreshing fruit flavor 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. Combating the afternoon fatigue, RUNA provides consumers with an all-natural punch of stronger, cleaner caffeine.
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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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