In 2007 I was diagnosed with IC aka Painful Bladder Syndrome. Basically that means 97% my bladder lining is gone. What this means is I have to be very, VERY cautious of the liquids, solids, spices, and sauces, all the way down to the vitamins and herbs I take. I could not find anything to drink (that didn't having screaming in agonizing pain or unable to walk and care for my children) besides plain water for over 7 months before I came across Guayaki. I have been hooked/addicted to the bottled empowermint. I came to this site and saw all the products offered. I unfortunately can't have all of them, but the few I can are perfect enough. I tried the pure mind with caution, but after realizing I would be fine, I immediately found I was so much more clearer in my thinking. I love it, this is my new obsession. I have to have one EVERYDAY. I find they are great for concentration and weight. I am able to go through the day and focus completely on school, houseclening, my children, or whatever without having my mind trail off onto several different things. I am not thinking about something one minute and forgetting it the next. I also don't think about eating all the time, I am not overweight, but I do have an issue with feeling like I'm always hungry or just want something to snack on. Yerba Mate helps me with that. I guess because my mind is staying busy or something in it just satisfies that, whatever it is it helps me. I love this product, it is so good, and so rejuvenating to me, I have never felt this good and had this much clarity from anything. I love that it does not bother my bladder either. I feel like I can go and be normal now because I am not in pain from just a sip of soda or something. I hope one day it is as popular as any well known soda drink. I anticipate the day when I can go into any store or any restaraunt and order PURE MIND or Empowermint. Hopefully soon.
I am so glad there are people out there trying to get this product across the world. I tell everyone I know about it especilly those diagnosed with IC/PBS I make a point to inform people of it.
Plus the fair trade and organic qualities help me to know I am taking part in the green movement as well, since Guayaki hooked me, I have been so amazed by its benefits and outcomes, we have become very into the whole healthy eating and green movement. My husband used to drink 3 cups of coffee a day, I had him try 1 bottle of Mate, and it lasted him the whole day on into the evening. Now it is mate all the time. He is much healthier in many ways for it, I could go on and on, all I need to say is try it.