Researching the plant, we found it to contain high levels of xanthine alkaloids. This is the family of molecules to which caffeine (coffee, tea), theobromine (cacao, tea) and theophylline (cacao, tea) belong. The xanthines in guayusa is bound in a complex way releasing their energy very slowly over time. This natural blend of molecules prevents the quick “rush” accompanied by the “restlessness” and followed by the “crash” often accredited to coffee and artificially caffeinated energy drinks. The natural xanthine blend in guayusa gives a focused, positive flow throughout the day.