Vegan, Organic, Gluten Free | Stimulates + Energizes
The medicinal uses of this plant by indigenous people predates the discovery of Brazil. South American Indian tribes (especially the Guaranis, where the plant's name is derived) dry and roast the seeds and mix them into a paste with water, making a chocolatey kind of drink for energy and medicinal uses. Its main potential actions include stimulant, increases energy, increases libido, dilates blood vessels, soothes nerves, fights free radicals, reduces pain, enhances memory, blood thinner.
The xanthine alkaloids (caffeine, theophylline, theobromine) are believed to contribute significantly to guaraná's therapeutic activity. In clinical studies, theophylline stimulates the heart and central nervous system, enhances alertness and alleviates fatigue. It also has strong diuretic activity and reduces constriction of the bronchioles, making it useful in asthma. Theobromine has similar effects. Certainly many traditional uses of guaraná may be explained by its caffeine content. Among its many documented effects, caffeine has been shown to facilitate fat loss and reduce fatigue.
Directions: 1 tsp powder per 1 cup of water. Recommended as an infusion or in warm beverages. If you're very sensitive to caffeine, 1/2 tsp will suffice.
Contraindications: Not recommended during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. May cause severe headaches if combined with MAO inhibitors.
Ingredients: Guarana seed powder (Paullinia cupana). *Sustainably sourced.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat or prevent any any disease.
Caution: Do not use if allergic or sensitive to any of the listed ingredients.