Organic Guayusa Energy Drink, Berry, 4-pack

four 8.4 oz cans

Retail Price: $9.00


Our Price: $5.99 (Save 33%)

four 8.4 oz cans

Why You’ll Love It

Clean energy—you’ve heard of it for your car, but what does it mean for your body? In the case of Runa, it means caffeine sourced from healthful, organic plants without added stimulants or sugar. Runa taps into the latest wonder from the jungle: the guayusa plant. Grown almost exclusively in the upper Amazon region of Ecuador, the leaves of this plant have been brewed and consumed for centuries by the indigenous Kichwa people for mental strength and increased focus. That’s because guayusa contains more antioxidants than green tea and boasts a caffeine content similar to coffee but without the jittery, adrenal-busting side effects. The result is sustained and focused energy—delivered here in a sparkling, slightly sweet berry-flavored drink.
SKU: 857732002433-4

About This Brand

RUNA was founded in 2009, days after we graduated from college. But our story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf. Living and working in Latin and South America, we both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. We also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders. Upon returning to college we teamed up to write the business plan for RUNA. We entered and won several business plan competitions. After graduating from school we moved to Ecuador to begin...
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Ingredients

Brewed organic guayusa (purified water and organic guayusa leaves**), organic sugar cane, natural flavors, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid).


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Serving Size 1 can (250ml/8.4 fl oz) Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 0%
Sugars 17g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 0%
Iron 4%

Reviews For Organic Guayusa Energy Drink, Berry, 4-pack

Based on 5 Reviews

Best flavor of bunch

Okay, so I have tried all the runa flavors, well the ones offered on Thrive and berry is by far the best of the bunch. Lime tasted like seltzer water and blood orange tasted about the same but with a citrus hint. The berry is full on carbonated berry flavor. Energy leve I get from these are decent but nothing out of this world.
1.Berry
2.Blood orange
3.Lime

- David

Crisp, Clean, Energizing

I'm generally very wary of canned "energy drinks," but I liked the ingredient list and mission statement of this brand, so I figured I'd give it a try. I really liked it! It has a very crisp and invigorating taste, and I swear I could feel the energy kicking in. I'm honestly not sure what the caffeine content of guayusa is compared to coffee, but I like this product so I'd like to find out more about it. Also, I really don't like drinks with added sugar, but at 13g per can this one isn't *quite* as bad as a lot of other ones out there (I still only drank half a can at a time just because I don't like my sugar intake coming from beverages, but that's simply personal preference). If you're looking for a natural alternative to energy drinks, I'd recommend this one.

- Sarah

Replaced Mt Dew

My husband is health-conscious, but when it came to working the late night shift once a week, he always picked up a big Mountain Dew. I bought these in hopes that he'd make the switch, and he did! He likes them AND says one provides the oomph he needs to stay up the extra hours.

- Sarah

Organic Energy

I love the kind of boost Runa gives me. It's super clean and smooth. The most natural energy drink I've found.

- Ranjana

Best energy

Runa is my go to for clean, healthy energy. Much more of a smooth energy than other energy drinks. It's organic and from the guayusa leaf. tastes great too

- Charlie K

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