Coffee is increasingly recognized as having an anxiety-inducing effect. Okana refuses the sacrifice of well-being on the altar of the energy. Period.
So, how can we achieve the ultimate alternative to coffee without making compromises on your well-being, or even better, while taking care of your mental and physical health?
First, what do we mean by “well-being”?
For us, well-being is twofold, it is both physical AND mental.
We see wellness as a harmony between hormones, nervous tensions, cardiac rhythm, blood pressure, etc as well as mood, happyness, and other mental aspects.
To achieve this orchestration, we have selected real jewels of nature:
Ashwagandha is a pearl of traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Its primary reputation is to reduce stress, anxiety and provide optimal relaxation. This root restores physical energy as well as optimal cognitive activity (see our article on this subject below).
Reishi, in addition to being key for energy, focus and immunity, is also a gem ingredient that promotes well-being. Adaptogenic plant, it regulates blood pressure, physiological comfort and the adrenal glands which are the source of stress.
Gingseng has a long standing reputation for promoting general well-being, promoting self-esteem, and focus. It is therefore an excellent remedy for depression.
Maté, with a thousand-year-old reputation in South America, is traditionally called the drink of good humor thanks to the Theobromine, an active substance it contains. It is a relaxant that acts on muscles and blood pressure, thus producing a feeling of well-being, unlike the unpleasant effects of coffee on nervousity.
Ingredients that make Okana good for Wellness
Do you want to be a rugged Gaucho? You're in luck. Used for millennia in South America by the Guarani people, and consumed today around the world for health and energy, Yerba Maté has a number of benefits that keep even the toughest Argentinians on the move. Good for a Gaucho; good for you.
When you go to the mountains to take mushrooms, you're usually in for a wild trip. But in the case of Reishi, you're in for a wild sip. That's because Reishi mushrooms are a potent health food that can help you climb any mountain. For whatever reason. We won't ask.
Lion's Mane has to be the most badass name for a food product in the world. Well, at the very least, it's a cooler name than broccolini or gooseberry. Unsurprising to everyone, it comes with a lot of powerful benefits.
Sure, it sounds like a spell from Harry Potter. But that's not surprising, because Ashwagandha has magical powers that make it a perfect addition to a healthy coffee alternative.
Sure, you'll have a hard time finding a funnier looking food item. But don't let that fool you. While it may look like a drunk land-squid, Ginseng is famous for numerous health benefits. As they say, good things come in...funny looking packages.
For hundreds of years, Lucuma has been called "The Gold of the Incas" or "The Gold of the Gods." We just call it tasty, since it's an excellent and healthy alternative to processed sugar. And it's kind of hard to argue with Andean gods.
Candied ginger, ginger ale, ginger spice – there's a reason that ginger is used in so many ways across the world. It's incredibly healthy and adds a fun, zesty flavor component to things like soup, curries, and tea.
This isn't the licorice that you find in the candy store. We're talking about the natural, herbal licorice that your great-grandpa would have had access to. And we imagine that it played a big part in making your great-grandpa a tough SOB.
Cinnamon is rather incredible, considering it's just some dried tree bark. This spice has become synonymous with cold-weather holidays and festive treats, but there's more to cinnamon than its cozy smell. This is a rare case of... barking... up the right tree.