Before the first settlers came to the Amazon, the natives discovered the climbing plant with the red fruits and dark seeds. The Amazon Indians like to consume Guarana before strenuous work and long walks - this makes you feel strengthened and lively.
But what exactly is it?
Guarana contains a lot of caffeine, about 4 - 6 % more than coffee or tea. The special thing about it is that this is slowly released by the tanning agents, which are also abundant, so that its effects develop over a longer period of time. This means that guarana has a longer and gentler effect than coffee.
How does guarana work?
Guarana has an effect on many areas of the human body:
Guarana helps to reduce the fat content of the body and is used as a stimulant (contains caffeine and has an invigorating effect on the body). Guarana is said to have not only a pain-relieving effect, but also a strengthening effect on the heart. The kidney function is strengthened by the consumption of guarana and on the whole guarana strengthens the nerves.
Are there any side effects?
Excessive consumption of guarana can lead to sleep problems, headaches and palpitations. Side effects can also include diarrhoea and trembling.
Who should not consume Guarana?
Pregnant, nursing or caffeine sensitive people should not consume guarana.
What to do if you have greatly exceeded the recommended daily amount and taken too much guarana?
Side effects such as diarrhoea, sleep disorders and palpitations may occur.