Here in the West, most of us don’t feel fully awake without a trip to the coffee machine or our local Starbucks.
Millions of people rely on a cup – or five – of Joe to feel awake, alert, and stimulated all day long. Others prefer to get their oomph in a can, downing energy drinks such as Red Bull like they’re water.
But there may be an even better way to get your buzz.
In fact, there’s an intriguing substance found in the leaves of a simple plant – one that promises a gentle energy boost, combined with feeling of calmness.