Did you know that Guarana improves concentration? Know all the benefits of this fruit.
Scientific Name: Paullinia Cupana
Used part: seeds
Contains: Alkaloids Methylxanthines (caffeine)
Guarana is a shrub native to the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. Its fruit is small, red and contains black seeds. In our country, it is well known thanks to soft drinks that contains its typical flavor.
Guarana seeds are very rich in caffeine; they actually contain 4 to 8 percent more caffeine than coffee beans. These seeds are also rich in tannic acids and in the theophylline and theobromine alkaloids.
Caffeine acts on the nervous system by combating fatigue and stimulating cognitive functions, attention, and memory, improving alertness and readiness to cope with intense physical and mental activities. For this reason, guarana powder is often used in the composition of phytotherapeutic medications and thermogenic supplements.
Consumption of guarana powder provides a number of benefits, such as: improving exercise and concentration performance, relieving headaches and helping to control cholesterol levels (delaying LDL oxidation) and blood sugar.
Another great benefit is that its consumption relieves and prevents premature aging. Its catechins have antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage caused in DNA, thereby preventing the onset of cancer.
Studies associate caffeine consumption with increased memory capacity and reduced risk of neurovegetative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Sanrisil manufactures guarana dry extract and guarana fluid extract, made from the processing of guarana seeds.