Ok so you’re an Athlete. “If you have a body you are an Athlete.” in the words of Bill Bowerman. Screw Bill Bowerman, but the sentiment is right on. If you an Athlete, (duh that’s you) then Guayusa will be of interest.
More and more athletes are turning to natural and healthier sources of nutrition. Being an Athlete, means making your body perform at its best, it means having an edge over your competitors. So if you find something that lubricates and fine tunes your body with no negative side effects, you take it.
So I could tell you Guayusa is a plant from Ecuador grown as part of a chakra agroforestry system; this means it is a sustainable form of crop management… -but you’re not really paying much attention. So instead I could tell you the plant has been used for 1000s of years by the indigenous tribes for strength and energy -and you might start listening. When I start telling you that Guayusa improves heart, lung, brain and gut function and performance, more so than any other caffeine source you’ve been using. Ah! I see! So now you’re all ears!
See the diagram below, that shows the most important benefits Guayusa provides to Athletes:
- Calm, focused and alert mental state provided by the synergistic combination of caffeine and l-theanine and other stimulants.
- Increased blood flow by increased heart pumping efficiency (the effect of theophylline) and by the opening of blood vessels (by the theobromine and theophylline)
- Improved Lung Function by the opening of the airways from the combination of theophylline, theobromine and caffeine.
- Healthier Gut. EGCGs reduce inflammation in the gut associated with bloating and stomach cramps. Also unlike coffee, Guayusa contains no tannins, which interfere with protein digestion.
More info being added soon…