Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant that grows in the rainforests of Brazil and some other Amazon-Basin countries of South America.
It is famous for its fruit's seeds which have a strong stimulating effect on our bodies due to their high caffeine content, which is roughly 12.2mg caffeine per 1g of guarana. (Ref. 1)
We like to call guarana a wonder energiser plant for those who need a quick *pick-me-up* without unpleasant side effects of drinking coffee and artificial energy drinks.
Although guarana has caffeine as its main stimulating substance, anecdotal evidence suggests that it doesn't bring on a state of energy collapse a couple of hours after consuming it - the way that coffee may do.
Many people use guarana specifically as an alternative to coffee, with positive results.
Treating tiredness and chronic fatigue may take some time for those of us who have just embarked on a journey to recovery.
So taking small amounts of guarana may help carry you through such periods of dealing with health issues.
It is nonetheless important to persist with your holistic therapy until it improves your energy levels naturally.
And once you achieve desirable results, feel free to continue taking guarana as this plant and its botanical compounds (ex., phenols, flavonoids and proanthocyanidins) have so much more to offer than just physical stimulation. (Ref. 2)
Guarana has been traditionally used in Latin America as an aphrodisiac, as well as to improve cognition and concentration levels, and to treat headaches, fever and all sorts of infections. (Ref. 3)
Guarana has also been suggested as an aide for weight loss thanks to its ability to suppress appetite, reduce fat tissue and generally improve the metabolic function of the body. (Ref. 4 and 5)
Guarana is nowadays widely added to energy drinks.
We don't recommend consuming energy drinks on a regular basis since they contain a lot of other ingredients that may be harmful to health.
Why not take the pure product and feel the naturally synergistic benefits of this plant instead?
Guarana is a strong stimulating plant, and we recommend taking it in small amounts.
Take 1 gram of guarana powder 1 or 2 times a day. Do not exceed 2 grams a day.
You can mix our guarana powder with a hot or cold drink, with juices, smoothies or yogurts. Another popular way is to put the powder into capsules using a capsule machine and empty capsules.
Guarana has been used for centuries in Latin America and for many years in the rest of the world and has proven to be a safe plant.
Despite that, gurarana powder is not recommended if you have a pre-existing condition (ex. high blood pressure, heart disease or any other serious condition).
Pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised to avoid this product as well.