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Lucky Vitamin Presents: Runa

Filed Under: Teas at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of teas: Runa.

Runa promotes healthy lifestyles and livelihoods by connecting producers and consumers through sustainable Amazonian products. The company believes that it’s time for a new kind of energy to allow us to live a stimulating life, fully engaged and full of curiosity. Sustainable energy that attracts, connects, expands, and propels us into the world with a clear mind and an open heart.

Runa is proud to introduce you to guayusa, a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities. With more caffeine and double the antioxidants of any tea, guayusa offers clear, focused energy, what the native Kichwa people call “mental strength and courage.”

Runa purchases 100% of its fresh guayusa leaves from indigenous farming families, a truly unique practice in the world of tea.

Runa buys guayusa directly from the Napo Runa Artisan Association of guayusa farmers in Napo, Ecuador. Working with the Association and Fundación Runa, an Ecuadorian non-profit organization, Runa wants to ensure fair trade practices that promote the social and environmental integrity of guayusa production. Rather than exploiting producers and destroying the environment, Runa believes that businesses have the responsibility and opportunity to create livelihoods and inspire positive change. Trade is a powerful tool that can help us build deeper bonds as a global community.

Runa works with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon to promote sustainable development. Runa accomplishes this through three main work areas: economic development, social empowerment, and environmental management.

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