- What is guarana?
Guarana is a South American herb used for centuries as a natural energizer. It is very popular in Brazil, where it is used in many foods and drinks.
- How does guarana compare with coffee?
Guarana provides caffeine for energy but it is free of artificial processing, acidity or roasting. The energy boost from guarana is continual, not short, nervous and abrupt like coffee.
- How does guarana work so well?
The alkaloids in guarana stimulate the central nervous system, enhancing alertness and reducing fatigue. The guarana seeds are ground into powder to be absorbed by the body. Caffeine then slowly releases into the body throughout the day. Some research has shown that the saponins in guarana may contribute to long-term energizing effects because they act as energy carriers throughout the body. Because of the softer action on the body, guarana is more beneficial to the body than tea or coffee. Guarana also supports thermogenesis, which breaks down stored fat and allows the fats to be turned into energy. *