It improves mental and physical performance and helps control body weight.
Besides containing caffeine there are also significant amounts of tannins. These substances help reduce weight in low-calorie diets, because they can act on the consumption of fats. Guarana is also widely used for its tonic and stimulant properties that improve the state of alertness and the physiological psycho-physical tone.
A source of caffeine it is used in numerous energy drinks. It is also used as a flavouring for soft
Guarana is a climbing plant which grows wild or is cultivated in Brazil. The fruit is a red capsule containing numerous seeds protruding from the shell appearing as small eyes. This curious shape is important for dissemination: toucans in fact eat the caffeine-free white part and drop the coloured part onto the ground where caffeine reaches high concentrations.
Guarana can be used in the treatment of:
- Dyspepsia, diarrhoea and flatulence
- Headache and migraine, menstrual pain and neuralgia of a various nature
- Weakness and debilitation