Five Reasons You Should Reduce Your Coffee Addiction and Switch to Okana
By Nicholas MaffeThursday, August 19, 2021
- Black water --> Superfoods and Adaptogens
Modest consumption of coffee undoubtedly comes with mid health benefits. Coffee has, for example, anticarcinogenic properties. But let's be honest, you're not drinking modest amounts of coffee. You're quaffing it like you're stuck in the Arabian Desert and coffee is a bucket of water.
Why drink something with neutral and even negative health benefits when you can drink something with the same – or better – benefits as coffee, and with a host of positive health benefits?
Okana is plumb full of Yerba Maté, Licorice, Reishi, Lion's Mane, Ginseng, Ginger, Cinnamon, Lucuma, and Ashwagandha. This means that you get not only the energy and focus boosting benefits that you need, but also the health boosting benefits that you want. So put down your cup of black water and raise a cup of health.
- High Acid --> Low Acid
Most varieties of coffee have a high acid content. Not only naturally, but the brewing process releases nine major acids that contribute to its unique flavor profile. While this is generally harmless to most people, consuming high amounts of coffee – especially for those with certain pre-existing conditions – can lead to some negative health effects.
The most common side effect is coffee's ability to act as a laxative. Yes, running to the bathroom after your cup of coffee is normal. No, that's not normal in general. Coffee can also trigger or compound indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome.
None of these triggers or risks are necessary. Okana has a low acidity level, which means that you can drink as much as you'd like without risking an unexpected bathroom run in the middle of your meeting, or feeling the burn in your throat at the gym. Remember, low acidity is better. Unless you're trying to become an acid-spewing villain in a Marvel movie.
- Crash --> No Crash
Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages, and is easily the world's most popular high-caffeine beverage. People drink it for good reason: coffee is a known nootropic that helps with physical energy and mental focus. But this comes with negative outcomes.
Coffee, like a drug, attacks the central nervous system. It also triggers your adrenal gland, which is the source of stress production in your body. Over time, our body adapts to its effects. Like anything else in life, we need a little bit more to experience the same benefits. One more sip, one more cup, one more pot.
Even worse is that coffee delivers highly concentrated amounts of caffeine in fast bursts. This means that you FEEL LIKE SUPERMAN/WOMAN for a couple of hours, and then come crashing back to reality. Then comes the mental fog, the yawns, the crash – the need for more coffee.
Unlike coffee, Okana gets its caffeine source from Yerba Maté, which is perhaps the world's most efficient caffeine delivery vehicle. There is less caffeine overall in Yerba Maté, compared to coffee. But the diffusion and absorption of caffeine is more drawn out. This provides you with a more sustainable and longer-lasting burst of energy and focus.
Yerba Maté is also full of theobromine. This is a compound found in the Yerba Maté plant, and it is known to provide many of the same benefits as caffeine, but without the negative side effects.
To further regulate your body and energy source, the adaptogens and superfoods have a soothing effect on your body, allowing you to benefit from increased energy and focus, without any of the stress caused by an oversaturation of caffeine.
- Bad Breath/Stain Teeth --> Good Breath/Pearly Whites
Coffee's burnt, acerbic flavor can leave a nasty odor in your mouth. Also consider that coffee consumption can lead to dehydration (a known cause of bad breath), and you've got a recipe for one stinky mouth.
You could of course mask these effects by brushing your teeth at the office, sloshing some mouthwash between meetings, or popping gum throughout the day. Or, you could switch to Okana to get the same nootropic benefits of coffee, without the stinky mouth.
In fact, Okana is full of breath-freshening ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, licorice, and lucuma. Licorice, in particular, is well known to freshen breath, as it's a common ingredient in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and gums. And even better, theobromine (see above) is known to strengthen teeth.
It's also important to note that our main source of caffeine (Yerba Maté) is also a white tea. This is great for preventing stains, and you will notice that your coffee mug, over time, will lack the same permanent staining that is prevalent with coffee. No stained mug = no stained teeth.
- Poor Sleep --> Better Sleep
An overconsumption of – and a reliance on – caffeine can negatively impact your sleep. If you already suffer from insomnia, drinking coffee can make things worse. But it also impacts those of you who normally sleep ok. Sleeplessness, anxiety, frequent nighttime awakenings, and overall poorer sleep quality are problems that may arise from drinking too much caffeine.
Okana uses a more effective delivery system for its caffeine – Yerba Maté – and also relies on theobromine for much of the energy that you get from each cup. Lower levels of caffeine and a more sustainable burst of energy means that you will require less caffeine to get through your day.
If that weren't enough, many of Okana's other superfoods and adaptogens have a calming effect on your body. Ashwagandha in particular is known to regulate your body's stress and hormone levels, providing you with a keen sense of calm, despite the burst in energy and focus. We chose these ingredients to sooth, relax, and comfort, as well as their abilities to boost your immune system. So every sip of Okana will provide your body with the homeostasis that it needs to not only be at peak performance, but peak relaxation. (Try not to drink any form of caffeine after 4pm anyway!)