Health & Fitness

The Benefits Of Guarana

What is Guarana?

Guarana is a South American plant which comes from the amazon rainforest. It has been used for centuries by members of the Guarani tribe as a type of tea. Nowadays, this wonderful berry is used in energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull as a powerful stimulant. Along with acting as a stimulant, Guarana has many other fantastic properties here’s how you can benefit from this super supplement…


Weight loss

Guarana is pretty impressive when it comes to shedding those stubborn pounds. Being used in weight loss supplements, Guarana has been found to trigger lipolysis (breaking down of stubborn fat) and suppress hunger. Recent research during a 45-week trial, found that those who consumed 75mg of Guarana a day saw an average weight loss of 11lbs. The process behind this weight loss is due to fat being released into the blood stream where it can be used energy during exercise.

Mental focus

Everyone can use a little brain boost, whether it’s to get you through all your tudious Monday meetings, or to keep you awake while writing that essay to left to the last minute (again). Guarana contains a healthy mixture of compounds that all work perfectly together to stimulate mental capacity to help keep you alert. With twice as much caffeine than coffee, this wonderful berry can increase attention span for up to 6 hours after consumption! Guarana delays absorption and metabolism of caffeine prolonging its beneficial effects…so forget that cup of java and have a yummy morning smoothie with a hearty scoop of guarana to keep you perky throughout the day!


Powerful antioxidant

Guarana has been found to contain more antioxidants than green tea, with the main compound being catechin. Catechins reduce oxidative stress associated with the development of nasty diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. These lovely antioxidants can also help prevent premature ageing and inflammation within the body. Along with high antioxidant content, Guarana has been found to have antimicrobial properties which can act as a natural antibiotic.


Improves sport performance

If you’re a bit of a tough mudder lover, or simply an avid gym junky, Guarana may be the supplement for you. This South American super fruit has been found to prevent the build-up of lactic acid in muscles during and after sport to help reduce time to exhaustion and speed up recovery. Guarana is also used to promote thermogenesis and is therefore used by sportsmen and women to burn fat during exercise.


Have all these amazing benefits left you wanting to give Guarana a try? Get yours now!


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Adam Barrett

Adam Barrett

Resident Health and Fitness Expert