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Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a popular native plant in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. Guarana seeds and its powder are similar to caffeine chemically. It has potential effects on our cognition. Traditionally Brazillan use Guarana seed to treat headaches, fever, aphrodisiac, and bacterial infections so forth so on. It increases concentration, enable us to keep a clear head, and ease mental boredom. On the other hand natives also use guararana as a sexual stimulant. When mixed with coffee guarana can increase the effect of the caffeine, thus giving us extra energy.
Guarana is the berry of a climbing plant that grows only in the Amazon Basin. The Brazilian Guarani tribe are believed to have been the first people to harvest the berry, and its name is derived from them. The Guarani used guarana for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It was believed that the berry had magical properties to restore energy. The Guarani would crush the seed until a fine powder was produced, and it would then be mixed into a beverage or included with food as a tonic.
Guarana is a prominent ingredient and flavor in Brazilian and Venezuelan culinary culture, found in sodas, drinks, chocolates and as flavorings in sweets. Guarana has recently been "discovered" in the United States, though like many "exotic" imported foreign flavors, it has been severely misunderstood. Because of the high level of guaranine, an alternative name for caffeine, it has been considered a "miracle" drug for energy and weight loss and its inclusion has been advertised in a number of supplement and energy drink products. Aside from being a natural caffeine stimulant, guarana in all forms is a cherished and distinct flavor and is very dear to Brazilian culture.
Why to use Guarana
- supports alertness
- helps reduce mental fatigue
- helps to strengthen the body
- helps to make you feel more energetic
- supports energetic alertness stimulating
- helps to increase concentration
- helps to activate the organism as a whole
- aids to support watchfulness
- supports the resistance against physical and mental fatigue
- stimulation of fat metabolism
Suggested Use: Guarana is available in a variety of forms, including powder. The powder can be used as a culinary aide for flavoring, or it can be mixed with other substances to create a tonic or formed into a pill. As a stimulant, guarana is effective in reducing fatigue, sharpening perceptions, reducing appetite and relieving muscle tension and effects from a hangover. It is sometimes known as Brazilian cocoa. These "medicinal benefits" result primarily from the caffeine content.
Ingredients: 100% guarana powder
|Nutritional Facts||Serving Size: 1/3 teaspoon (1 g)|
|Energy||16 kJ/ 4 kcal|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Vitamin B6||0,01 mg (0,5 %)*|
* Reference intake
While the stimulant effects of caffeine may aide in the suppression of appetite, it is not considered a weight loss drug in itself. Caffeine is a stimulant that speeds metabolism; therefore guaraná powder can be used as part of a weight loss program or regime. Guaraná is not approved by the FDA as a medicinal drug. Guarana is not a nutritional supplement, as many of its believed health benefits stem from the energy derived from the caffeine content, and not from nutrients. There are some attestations to its effect at relieving headache and indigestion, though there are no scientific studies to support these claims.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. There is no substitute for a varied diet. Not for children under 3 years of age, pregnant and nursing women
|Weight including packaging||150 g|
|Country of Origin:||Brasil|
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