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The benefits of Guayusa are impressive;
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The Sápara tribe traditionally use Guayusa to increase stamina on their hunting trips
In Peru the Shipibo medicine men prescribe a fairly strong, mainly guayusa based drink to people who are suffering from trauma, as a way for them to overcome their fear.
In the northern jungle of Ecuador, the Kichwa people, use the plant to stave off hunger, and can regularily be found to only take bundles of guayusa leaves as their sole food source.
Caffeine content in guayusa is a little less than in dark roast coffee, yet the synergy of these various compounds creates, an as yet not fully understood mechanism in which the body metabolizes the caffeine in guayusa over a longer period of time.
“For endurance athletes who’d like to have more of a sustained release if they’re doing something more than a quick run—this really helps for that,” says Chris Fields, vice president of scientific affairs at Applied Food Sciences, which is starting clinical trials to investigate guayusa.