- An Energizing and Weight Loss Natural Remedy
Life is chaotic and sometimes it feels like a little more energy is needed to get through the day. Some people drink coffee for a little caffeine boost. Others have found that the superfood guarana is an excellent way to get the energy that they need. Guarana contains guaranine which is identical to caffeine. Guarana seeds also contains a much higher concentration of caffeine than coffee. Each seed is about 4-8% caffeine while coffee beans are between 1% and 2%.
Guarana is a low growing shrub native to Brazil and Venezula. It typically grows in the Amazon rain forest. The guarana fruit are small and red and each fruit contains a black seed. The seeds also are an excellent source of tannins, theophylline and theobromine.
When split open, the guarana fruit look similar to an eyeball. This is likely how the old Brazilian myth regarding their origin was started. It is told that many years ago a mothers son was killed. He was a special son and his death really upset his mother. She was determined not to let his death be in vain and so she removed his eye and planted it. The first eye did not yield anything useful. She then removed his other eye and planted it. Guarana grew from his eye. This plant then proved to be a useful addition to the village.
Guarana has been used for many years in Brazil as a powerful herbal medicine. It is regularly consumed to increase energy, focus, alertness and increased memory function. For these reasons guarana is a common component in Brazilian sodas.
Guarana has also been linked to having weight loss properties. Early research shows that components in guarana may cause people to experience the sensation of fullness more quickly. This is a beneficial effect that makes guarana a comment herbal remedy for weight loss. It is also believed that guarana may increase the body’s ability to burn fat. Since the caffeine in guarana increases energy levels, this could also be a contributing factor into guarana and its ability to help with weightloss.
Since guarana contains high levels of caffeine, it should be avoided by all people with sensitivities to caffeine. It is also not ideal for people with heart conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical conditions. It should also not be taken in conjunction with products containing ephedra since very serious complications could occur. Overall, guarana is most likely safe if it is used properly. Overdosing on this powerful supplement is possible and so guarana should always be used in moderation.
If you are looking for a natural way to increase your energy, guarana may be just what you are looking for. It increases energy since it contains high levels of caffeine. Guarana may also be a natural way to increase fat burning and metabolism. This makes guarana a natural rememdy for weight loss. Guarana has been used for centuries in South American countries and has recently found its way to other countries in energy drinks, teas and herbal supplements.