Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a climbing shrub that grows wild in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Uruguay. Grown in the Amazon Basin, this herb was first used by the Quaramis, a native South American Tribe, for bowel complaints. It was also utilized by Brazilian miners as a preventative for diseases, yet its main function was as a refreshing beverage. Most modern commercial Guarana is grown on government plantations where the highest quality plants are harvested.
The Guarana fruit is harvested when ripe, after turning a bright red or yellow. The gathered fruit yields a small round black seed which is crushed to form a paste containing 10% Guaranine (caffeine). Guarana has been used for hundreds of years by Brazilian Indians as a general tonic for the body and as a source of energy. Guarana acts on the central nervous system to prevent fatigue and break down lactic acid from muscle stress.
Guarana contains natural caffeine and other Phenolic-containing antioxidant compounds. They activate the central nervous system, which spars the body’s ability to burn calories and unwanted fat cells through the Thermogenic process. Besides caffeine, Guarana contains a host of other xanthines. Theobromine and Theophylline are the primary xanthines, acting as muscle relaxants and possessing diuretic properties. Guarana is a high energy source that increases mental alertness, fights fatigue, slows the pulse, decreases the appetite, and is an excellent mood elevator. This herb can also be used as a nervine tonic for hangovers, menstrual headaches, and neuralgia. It is also useful for leucorrhea, diarrhea, and fevers; it’s chief use in Europe and North America is for headaches, especially if of a rheumatic or nervous nature.
Natrol Guarana is made from the seeds of the world-famous Paullinia cupana plant. Guarana is used traditionally to enhance energy levels as Promotes Positive Mood, Supports Mental Performance
. As a source of natural caffeine. Natrol Guarana helps support mental performance and positive mood.
SUPPLEMENT FACTS :
Serving Size : 1 Cap
Servings Per Container : 90
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Guarana 4:1 Extract 200mg †
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
SUGGESTED USE :
Take 1 capsule daily before breakfast. May be repeated before lunch.
OTHER INGREDIENTS : Rice powder, gelatin, maltodextrin, water, magnesium stearate.
No yeast, wheat, milk, egg, artificial colors or flavors, added sugar, starch or preservatives.
NOTE : This product has naturally occurring caffeine.
Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking prescription drugs, or are pregnant or lactating.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.