Nightwatch versus coffee.
The powerful properties of the Ilex guayusa plants have been known to the Amazonian tribes of Ecuador for centuries. Why then, is not everyone familiar with the benefits it possesses, especially compared to coffee? When we designed our natural energy drink Nightwatch, we compared the different kinds of caffeine and discovered the advantages of guayusa caffeine.
How to prevent an energy dip?
We all know the feeling of needing a bit more energy in a day, especially during these grey and grizzled days of winter. This year is wearing out on all of us and sometimes it just takes more than a good night’s sleep. The feeling of restlessness that we often experience now makes way for dips of energy after and even before activities. But there are ways to prevent those little dips.
A plant based diet is a key to the counteraction of climate change.
Plant based food isn't something everybody's gotten used to yet but it might be the key to counteract the fast changing climate. When we at Nightwatch talk about energy, we talk about the positive sides of it. But when you take too much energy out of something, it might be depleted. As we keep on doing our part in this counteraction, let us talk about it.
What can we do while combating litter?
In response to an article by the NOS, we find it important to talk to you about the reduction of litter. Our population is growing everyday, aswell as the amount of trash that we produce. The consequences are very well known. Plastic bottles and cans age very well. In fact, while cans take 50 years to perish, plastic bottles will never. This is something we need to counter.
Nightwatch vs Artificial Energy
There are many ways to energize yourself. In the current market, artificial energy seems like it has had its best days. It's becoming more and more important to know what you put into your body and the emphasis is on natural products. Our Guayusa leafs offer a natural developed way for the aware consumer. Let's explain why.
What's so exciting about the word organic?
Het is al kringlooplandbouw wat de klok slaat bij het ministerie van Landbouw Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit in Den Haag. De woorden biologische landbouw duiken maar mondjesmaat op in de plannen van de minister. Wat is er nou precies zo spannend aan het woordje 'biologisch'?
Nightwatch and diabetes
Scientists from Italy, Brazil, and Spain have identified Ursolic acid as the bioactive compound in Ilex guayusa most likely responsible for guayusa’s anti-diabetes and anti-metabolic syndrome benefits
What are antioxidants for?
Antioxidants are natural or man-made substances that prevent free radicals from causing harm.
The Ilex Family
We are all familiar with the ubiquitous black, green and white teas. Their incredible popularity and immense history make the tea brewed from Camellia sinensis the world’s most consumed beverage. Aside from Camellia sinensis, there is a family of holly plants well-known for their caffeine buzz, healthful properties and energetic purposes.
Immune system boost,
The genus Ilex is renowned for its richness and abundance in immune system boosting compounds.
Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis
Why has it been relatively warm this year, and many previous years already too? Across much of the Northern Hemisphere this year, winter was a shadow of its former self — and climate change is partly to blame.
Guayusa leaves buried with Tiwanaku shaman.
A Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) burial site surprises archeologists with 1500 year old guayusa and tools for grinding them into a snuff.
From darkness to light, a progression of evil
Labeled as an invention of the devil, traded by Jesuit priests, guayusa has quite some history..
The reinforcement of environmental and social values
Cultivating guayusa has a positive impact, not only for the economic resilience of indigenous people in the Amazon, but also to reinforce environmental and social values
The origins of our guayusa
The Guayusa we use for producing Nightwatch comes from the town Archidona in Ecuador which serves as a business and social center for the small Quichua communities in the vicinity.
Believe it or not but there’s a link between extraterrestrial stuff and Nightwatch.
If you’ve ever seen a meteor shower you have witnessed what scientist more and more believe to be the main vehicle for dropping basic building blocks of organic life on Earth.
Nightwatch is plant-based, but aren't all energy drinks plant-based and, therefore, Vegan?
You got a point there! However, Nightwatch caffeine is naturally present in the guayusa leaf we sustainably cultivate and harvest in a Equadorian rainforest.
Nightwatch als pre-workout? Absolutely!
Onderzoek toon aan dat meer cafeïne niet noodzakelijk beter is voor je training
Why we do not use stevia to sweeten
We do not use stevia in Nightwatch because it is not allowed. What people call “stevia" is actually the refined isolated and concentrated chemical E960.
Nightwatch community day
Nightwatch organizes community days for which we invite all the farmers with whom we work. So, what does Nightwatch actually do during this community day? During the day itself we learn to know each other by chatting, cooking and eating together, and most of all just having fun. The quichua elders tell us everything about their rituals and traditions regarding guayusa but also generally about their traditional beliefs.
Purity is a thing
Nightwatch does NOT use any of the following chemicals to maintain or improve Freshnes
Nightwatch does not contain any artificial sugars
Nightwatch is a plant-based energy drink based on a cold brew of guayusa and we only use fruit juices to sweeten it.
The name Nightwatch
Nightwatch is not called like this because of the famous painting by Rembrandt. Do you want to know the reason? Check out our blog!
Dreams of the Quechua tribe
Guayusa (main ingredient of Nightwatch) became a central part of the quechua culture.
Nightwatch is the healthy alternative energy drink
The low amount of low glycemic index fruit sugars (4.9 grams per 100 mililiter of Nightwatch) are a healthy alternative to many artificial energy drinks that contain high levels of refined sugars.
Plant based energy
Nightwatch, nature knows best. Nightwatch is the only original plant based energy drink that is powered by guayusa and supported by a million years of evolution! Nightwatch is real, no additives, no chemicals, just all natural, plant based energy for body and mind! Drink positive energy!