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Guarana Extract.

Brazilian Amazon

Description

 

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Product obtained by extraction of active principles of guarana seed. Ingredient also available in powdered and emulsion forms.

Guarana is a stimulant and increases mental alertness, fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical endurance Guarana seeds are rich in a substance called guaranine, very similar in chemical make-up to caffeine. Its properties contain 4-8% more stimulants than coffee beans, which contain approximately 1-2.5% caffeine. The seeds are rich in tannins and xanthine alkaloids: theophylline and theobromine.

  • Used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue, treat low blood pressure and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and to prevent malaria and dysentery.
  • Used to enhance sexual desire, to increase urine flow, and as astringent.
  • Other uses include treatment of ongoing diarrhea, fever, heart problems, headache, joint pain, backache & heat stress.
  • As a supplement, FDA considers it “generally recognized as safe”.
  • Guarana drinks and sodas are popular in Brazil (where it is considered to be a health tonic), almost as popular as
    cola-based sodas.

In North America, Guarana has recently become a popular ingredient in energy drinks and teas.

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