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How to switch to all-natural caffeine-free Rooibos tea

The other day we were chatting with a friend in the states and he complained about how he struggled to concentrate and lacked energy most afternoons.

Interested, we asked if he drank a lot of coffee in the morning. “Sure”, came the answer, “doesn’t everybody?” When we suggested that his problem was probably caused by a caffeine crash, he was puzzled – he had absolutely no idea what caffeine was doing to his body. A few days later, after cutting down his intake, he reported feeling much more alert and productive throughout the day.  

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Because the Rooibos Rocks team live, breathe and drink Rooibos we’re well aware of the caffeine vs caffeine-free arguments. But we made the mistake of assuming everyone was on the same page as us. We’ve now realized that drinking regular coffee is such a part of daily life in North America that nobody really gives a second thought to the possible side effects.


So, given that Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free, we thought we’d better stir up the discussion a bit.

Is caffeine bad for you?

It depends on the individual and in moderation, it should be OK. Singer Robbie Williams once claimed to be drinking 20 cans of Red Bull and 36 double espressos daily – that’s not moderation! About four cups of coffee every day is unlikely to pose huge health risks. It will, however, have an effect on you – and you can avoid this if you switch to all-natural caffeine-free Rooibos Rocks.

Need to calm down?

Caffeine is a stimulant. This could be useful in certain situations but too much of it can cause an increase in anxiety, nervousness, heart palpitations, and even panic attacks. If there’s already stress to spare in your life then switching to caffeine-free all-natural Rooibos Rocks makes a lot of sense! What’s more, Rooibos contains a compound that suppresses the body’s production of cortisol, a stress hormone – another reason a cuppa calms you down.

Getting less than 40 winks?

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Because caffeine buzzes you up it can disrupt your sleep patterns – you take longer to drop off, your sleep is restless and you get drowsy during the day. Rooibos Rocks is a natural sleep aid because it is caffeine-free. Plus, as we described above, its cortisol-reducing powers also improve your sleep. On top of which Rooibos contains calcium and magnesium. The calcium helps to manufacture the sleeping hormone melatonin and magnesium has a further calming effect on your nervous system.

Watching your blood pressure?

The stimulatory effect of caffeine can raise your blood pressure and drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day has been associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Switching to Rooibos naturally reduces your caffeine intake and so helps bring the blood pressure down.

Tummy troubles?

Caffeine can interfere with your digestion. It can act as a laxative and can lead to acid reflux. It’s also not good if you have Diabetes, Gout, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The natural calming and anti-inflammatory effects of Rooibos, the fact it is low in tannins and caffeine-free all help to keep your digestive system working as it should.

Pregnant or hoping to start a family?

If you are expecting or breastfeeding you should avoid caffeine, but it’s important if you’re trying to conceive, too. More than a couple of cups of coffee a day may lower your fertility. Switching to all-natural caffeine-free Rooibos Rocks, therefore, makes a lot of sense in these situations.

Want to kick the caffeine habit?

It’s probably not a good idea to do it in one step but to gradually switch to a caffeine-free beverage like Rooibos Rocks.

If you abruptly give up caffeine you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms. These include headaches, an inability to concentrate, fatigue, and irritability. You’ll probably notice these symptoms within 12 to 24 hours. Depending on how much caffeine you used to consume you might experience these unpleasant side effects for two to nine days.  

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Be sure to drink lots of water during the process as dehydration can make the headaches and fatigue even worse. Also, try to get plenty of quality sleep to counter the fatigue that you may experience.


The good news is that once you’ve cleared all the caffeine out of your system, you’ll experience higher energy levels, improved concentration, fewer headaches, and a generally better mood. 

No worries with this cuppa

If you want to kick the caffeine habit Rooibos Rocks is your best friend. It’ll keep you hydrated as you make the transition and also help you get the sleep you need to get through. And, once you’ve made the switch, you’ll enjoy all the natural benefits of Rooibos that we’ve described above.

One last thing. Rooibos Rocks is not just free of caffeine but has no added preservatives, colorants, or artificial flavorings – Everything about it is completely natural; great if you are looking to detox your system and live your life as nature intended.

Let’s drink to that!

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