Guarana, scientifically known as Paullinia cupana, and originates from the lush Amazonian basin in Brazil. This plant is highly valued because of its distinctive fruit.... a fruit that we use in our Magnesium Herbal Therapy blend (in our serum and bath pods).
For a very long period of time Guarana has been used by Amazonian tribes for its diuretic properties, therapeutic effects against headaches, fever, and cramps, and aphrodisiac effect.
The seeds of guarana contain about four times more caffeine than a coffee bean. Additionally, guarana seeds contain other elements like saponins, tannins , and are known as an effective stimulant.
Let's reveal five incredible benefits that guarana offers to people who seek to improve their health and well-being naturally.
Rich in antioxidants
Guarana is loaded with some of the most powerful combinations of antioxidants. These include caffeine, tannins, saponins, theobromine, and catechins.
The powerful antioxidants play an important role in neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body. These molecules can interact with parts of your cells and cause damage linked to ageing, heart disease, cancers and other diseases.
Energy boosting effect
The guarana bean holds natural caffeine more than any other plant. The active ingredient in the Guarana plant is guaranine – chemically identical to caffeine. However, in its natural form it is bound to the fibred of the seeds, meaning its stimulating component is released slowly, giving you hours of energy.
Guarana doesn't only rely on guaranine for its energy-boosting effects; it also contains xanthine, which are known to improve both physical and mental performance. Additionally, it contains flavonoids and alkaloids. In clinical studies, alkaloids were found to stimulate the heart muscles and central nervous system, making you more alert and less tired.
Guarana not only helps you boost your energy but it also helps you lose weight. It supports a process called thermogenesis, which is how our body turns food into energy. It does this by sparking a specific pathway in your body that breaks down stored fat, turning it into energy.
The Guarani tribe used it for centuries as a natural way to control their appetite . They used guarana when they were going through times without eating much, to ease their hunger. It turns out that guarana slows down how quickly your body absorbs food. So, when you have it, you feel full for a longer time, making it easier to eat less and manage your weight.
May improve skin appearance
Because of its strong antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, the popularity of guarana is also known in the skin care industry as an ingredient in anti-aging creams, lotions, and soaps.
Guarana is like a beauty elixir..., it may give you youthful, radiant skin, shiny hair that is free of dandruff, and even help fight many harmful infections on both your skin and scalp.
Because of its high containment of caffeine, guarana is also used in products to help reduce cellulite.
Has antibacterial properties
Guarana is packed with properties that may kill harmful bacteria.
One of those is E. coli ,which lives in the intestines of people and animals . Not all E.coli bacteria are harmful , but some of them can cause diarrhea or illness.
Some studies have also found that guarana can inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans, a bacteria that can cause tooth decay and dental plaques.
As you'll see above, the guarana brews in our MCT oil with the other teas, roots, Epsom salts and dead sea salts. Over a few days it turns into a light yellow color due to the various herbs included. This serum has been a complete game changer for the ladies who have used it.
Feel free to take a peek above by tapping on the link or the image. You can also check out our bath pods if you enjoy getting your treatment through a hot bath.
Either way, this ingredient will work wonders for your body both inside and out.