Guarana, another natural healing wonder of the Amazon. Guarana is a plant named for the Guarani tribe in the Amazon, a tribe who uses its seeds to brew a special elixir that provide energy and wellness. For many cultures around the world, Guarana is used as a natural medicine to fight fatigue and to prevent headaches, ease fever and muscle spasms, and support healthy bowl movement.
The active ingredient in the guarana plant is guaranine, a nutrient that is identical to caffeine, however has some huge differences. First, guaranine is bound to fiber, and therefore the stimulate component is released slowing, giving a steady increase in energy and alertness. Next, the guarana extracts contain many other polyphenols and xanthins, which are natural antioxidants.
Guarana is used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, as a stimulant, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue. It is a frequent addition to energy and weight loss products. It increases metabolic rate, more energy, more thermogenic, which means more caloric use, jump starts the nervous system to induce lipolysis, which releases fat into the bloods stream where it can be used as energy during physical activity.