Guarana - Natural Energy Source
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is an evergreen climbing shrub winding up on trees in the Amazon jungle in South America. Its growth zone extends mostly to the territories of Brazil.
An interesting fact is that each of the guarana seeds contains up to 5 times more caffeine than a coffee bean of the same size.
Guarana extract contains many xanthines, including moderate to large amounts of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. As a consequence of the contents of the listed substances, the Guarana can be attributed to all physiological and cumulative effects typical of coffee and caffeine.
The effect of Guarana comes smoothly, lasts for a long time, and with the caffeine it is the opposite – it creates a rapid excitation with a sharp peak, which is replaced by a noticeable decline after the end of the stimulating effect.
Guarana has a huge energy power that is needed for body processes and is very suitable for people who exercise actively because it increases endurance during exercise.
Guarana improves memory, tones the mind and the whole body, and fatigue can be overcome easily. It accelerates blood circulation and has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Guarana is often used in products that treat cellulite based on its high alkaloid content, especially caffeine, and is a powerful stimulant that is used worldwide for weight loss.
The intake of Guarana prevents carbohydrates from converting into fat, accelerates the elimination of fatty deposits, protects the cardiovascular system, improves immunity. Guarana seeds contain a rich amount of Vitamin B1, as well as resin, proteins, fats, starch, amino acids, calcium, sodium, magnesium.
The intake of Guarana extract does not irritate the stomach and is easily tolerated by the body without straining the heart, it is also recognized as a generally safe product within the recommended optimal daily and single dose of 300 mg/24 hours of caffeine.
Guarana extract, like any caffeine-containing product, is associated with all the side effects of over - consumption of caffeine (caffeinism).
Guarana extract in pregnant and/or breastfeeding women is not recommended as well as when taken with antidepressants and anesthetics.
Briefly, the benefits of Guarana:
- Proven toning effect over body and mind
- Improves mental functions
- It suppresses the feeling of fatigue
- Stimulates lipolysis (fat breakdown)
- Increases the volume of blood vessels
- Relaxes the smooth muscles of the bronchi in the lung