Ilex guayusa has up to 7 times more caffeine than coffee. The leaves of the plant are dried and brewed like a tea to produce to stimulating effects. Ilex guayusa contains about 1-3% of caffeine. It also contains such chemicals as theobromine, a substance found in cocoa and is thought to offer mood-enhancing effects. Guayusa is touted as a top source of antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids. Proponents say Guayusa is a “clean” source of caffeine. Its slow , steady release creates a balanced energy without jitters, and removes the “caffeine crash” commonly associated with caffeinated products. Scientific studies have shown Guayusa helps diabetics by regulating blood sugar levels and reducing body weight.
Ilex Guayusa is commonly fused with Catuaba.
This product should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.