If you’re looking to kick the coffee or caffeine habit, or you’ve tried other coffee substitutes and coffee replacement drinks without success, it’s time to start your day with Ayurvedic Roast! Our gourmet USDA certified organic product is made of roasted barley, chicory, and rye mixed with three antioxidant and adaptogenic herbs that are commonly used in Ayurveda: ashwagandha, shatavari, and brahmi. The result is a healthy, delicious drink with a rich flavor that naturally emulates coffee and contains hints of chocolate. This is the best coffee substitute because of its numerous health benefits. It is caffeine-free and vegan and does not contain GMOs. It does not contain wheat and is low in gluten (9 parts per million) when brewed using a coffee maker with a standard filter. It is not acidic and is the only coffee alternatives we know of that includes all organic ingredients and Ayurvedic herbs. Let’s take a look at the three powerful herbs we use in our blend: Ashwagandha, sometimes referred to as the ginseng of India, has been used for thousands of years in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. Over 200 studies have documented the herb’s ability to help improve thyroid function, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase stamina and endurance, reduce brain cell degeneration, stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and boost immunity. Shatavari, also known as Indian asparagus, has been shown to aid in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. It is an antioxidant that supports a strong immune system, combats indigestion, and can help to prevent or relieve a cough. Brahmi, also known as bacopa, has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve memory, focus, attention, and other cognitive functions. In part due to its ability to help regulate dopamine and serotonin, preliminary studies have indicated that it might also be helpful in treating a variety of mental conditions.