Guarana and Energy
Guarana gives you a tremendous power boost. The small seeds have almost three times as much caffeine as a coffee bean, so when you consume an extract or product containing guarana, you can count on a substantial increase in energy. In an extract form, guarana can have up to 350 mg of caffeine in a single serving versus the 65-130 mg that are found in a cup of coffee.
When you’re dragging in the mornings or afternoons, a cup of coffee is fine, but guarana is better. Coffee provides an almost instant burst of energy, but guarana releases caffeine in a steadier cadence providing a continuous stream of energy over an extended period of time.
The Brazilians have known this for thousands of years and have used guarana as a way to boost endurance and to maintain their stamina. Soft drinks made using guarana have continued this trend in Brazil, and increasingly guarana is being found outside of its native South American countries in powdered form to be used alone or with other products.
Guarana and Weight Loss
The caffeine in guarana has been shown to help jump start your metabolism. Metabolism is responsible for burning fat cells, so a metabolism working at a higher rate is burning additional fat without you doing any extra work. As an adaptogen, guarana also works to suppress appetite making you less hungry yet burning fat more quickly.
When the caloric and fat-burning potential of the guarana is combined with its natural energy boost, weight loss is even easier. You’re energy level is higher and more consistent throughout the day which leaves you more time to exercise, helping to improve your weight loss or body conditioning efforts even more. An additional bonus from guarana – it can reduce cellulite as well.
Guarana and Your Mind
Guarana does not just affect the body; it affects the mind as well. Studies have shown the guarana can help boost memory. It also works to give you more alertness and can stabilize your mood.
Guarana and Your Body Systems and Conditions
Guarana has been used for hundreds of years in the Amazon as a popular medicine. The most common use of guarana was to help move the bowels, but it can also be used for most complaints of the bowel. Guarana can also reduce gas and helps to cure diarrhea. Additionally, guarana has been found helpful in treating many other body conditions:
- Detoxifying the blood
- Treating obesity
- Migraine relief