Guarana or 'Paulilinia Cupana', is a plant from the Amazon that is widely used as a natural energy supplement. It was first introduced by the Amazon natives 'Maues' whom used it before going on long journeys to increase their resistance to thirst, heat and fatigue .It comprises energetic properties of tonic which are mainly due to xanthine present in its seeds, containing mainly caffeine (trimethyl-xanthine). These compounds have a pronounced effect on cellular metabolism by stimulating the biochemical processes associated with muscle and central nervous system.
Caffeine found in guarana (called guaraína) is a powerful stimulant, increasing the resistance of mental and muscular fatigue and boosting body motor system and psyche. The concentration of caffeine in guarana powder can be four times higher than that found in coffee, and among its purposes are:
Stimulates cell renewal.
Acts as a natural energy and providing more energy available.
Facilitates the ability of concentration and reasoning.
Help reduce excess glucose and cholesterol.
Acts as an intestinal regulator, tonic and rejuvenator.
Stimulating the release of dopamine and adrenaline in the bloodstream, guarana powder gives force and mitigates sleep. It also prevents cramps, headaches, gastrointestinal problems and even arteriosclerosis. In addition to caffeine and theobromine, guarana powder contains vegetable fiber, starch, tannic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and vitamin A. It is widely used by students and professionals who face long journeys to work.