Dr.Karol, MD

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Guayusa Tea

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Ever wanted to drink something that was just as stimulating as coffee but even healthier than green tea? Look no further. Guayusa comes from the dried leaves of the ancient and revered Guayusa tree in the South American rainforest. And it’s a marvel in a cup.

I’m sure that a lot of you like the taste of coffee and its stimulating effect. I do too. But the fact is, coffee is irritating to the stomach’s inner lining. It’s also hard on the liver. Tea, on the other hand, and especially green tea, contains L-theanine, a compound that has stimulating properties similar to those of caffeine. But it’s not exactly like caffeine. Green tea is also great because of its antioxidative property. It’s healthy for the heart and the cardiovascular system. But Guayusa takes tea to the next level.


Guayusa’s caffeine content is similar to light roast coffee. It also contains theobromine, the compound found in dark chocolate that makes us feel good. L-theanine, also found in green tea, adds to Guayusa’s stimulatory effect. Guayusa contains twice as many antioxidants as green tea. This tea has been consumed by the native peoples of South America for millennia. Its stimulating effect is prolonged but without the crash of coffee— and it won’t irritate your stomach’s lining. Because of its antioxidant content, it is very healthy and easy on the liver. So – we’ve got all of the benefits of coffee with none of the harm. And Guayusa is actually twice as healthy as green tea. Can you ask for anything more? Enjoy your cup of rainforest goodness today.

Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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