Guarana Extract

Guarana

Guarana (Paullinia cupana) originated in the Amazon and was used by the Indians for its energising and appetite suppressant effects. Guarana was also used for its astringent, tonic and antidiarrheal properties. The Indians continue to use the plant for its appetite suppressant effects and go for long walks in the forest with only Guarana for nourishment, which stimulates them. Today, Guarana is a climbing plant that is found mainly in the Amazonian forest, and is cultivated in its natural environment in Brazil. Its usage has spread widely across the world and it has come to be especially used for its stimulating and revitalizing effects.

Guarana contains guaranine, a molecule that is very closely related to caffeine but whose effects are 4-7 times stronger than caffeine. Guarana also contains tannins (which give the plant its astringent properties), vitamins A, E, B1, B3, PP, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphor, some trace elements such as selenium and strontium as well as amino acids.

One of the benefits of Guarana is to keep the body awake and alert during a given period of time. In general the effects of Guarana last no more than several hours and it passes through the body relatively quickly. Guarana is the ultimate medicinal plant for providing energy that last for 3-4 hours. It is also a very effective natural fat burner. It activates the combustion of body fat, converting it into a readily available source of energy. Guarana also promotes the healthy functioning of the metabolism and the immune system, helping the body to be more resistant to various attacks such as bacteria and virus.

Guarana was used by the Indians during great famines in order to reduce the sensation of hunger and to restore the energy and vitality needed in such times. Today, the benefits of Guarana in terms of appetite suppression and fat burning are used to promote weight loss.