Health Benefits of Guarana Extract

The herb Guarana, Paullinia cupana, is a climbing evergreen vine that is mainly grown in Venezuela and Brazil rainforest.

Guarana extract is made from the red berries of the Guarana plant.

Guarana has been widely used in the culture of the Amazonian Indians where it was used as a beverage and a medicine.

Guarana’s active component is guaranine. It is chemically identical to caffeine and provides similar properties.

Nowadays, Guarana extract is used to help maintain stamina and physical endurance.

Health Benefits of Guarana Extract

Energy Booster

Guarana is used as a natural energy booster. Due to the fact that its caffeine is released much more slowly, it is not quick to absorb and, therefore, provides longer stimulation. It decreases fatigue, and increases mental alertness and physical endurance. In addition, Guarana extract is used by athletes to maintain peak performance.

Weight Loss

Guarana is widely used for Weight Loss. It reduces fluid retention, suppresses appetite and increases metabolism. In the result, the fats are as a source of fuel of the body.

Digestive properties

Guarana also contains tannins, which is excellent in the treatment of diarrhea and digestive problems.


Because of high caffeine content Guarana has gained a reputation of gained a reputation of a potent stimulant and aphrodisiac. Compared to Viagra, Guarana has no side effects.

Pain relief

As a natural adaptogen, Guarana is used to increase the body’s resistance to stress, anxiety and fatigue. It has traditionally been used for migraine headaches, menstruation pains and heart problems.

Guarana extract is available in the following forms:

  • energy drinks,
  • chocolate bars,
  • chewing gum,
  • powder,
  • syrup,
  • capsules.


Guarana should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.

Guarana should be avoided if you have cardiac problems or high blood pressure.

Stop using Guarana if you have insomnia, anxiety or hyperactivity.


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  1. mychar
    May 19th, 2009| 1:54 pm

    its a great thing to work in this field of medicine with the amount of medical jobs Australia, which helps students to find great jobs

  2. Vitalpilze
    August 26th, 2010| 10:24 am

    Herbal products are more beneficial for us other than artificial, I have read about Guarana first time, its good to knoe about it.

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