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GUARANA - 瓜拿納
Paullinia cupana

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Stimulant (caffeine up to 7%), astringent. The pharmacological effects are mainly due to the caffeine content.

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Paullinia cupana semen - 500 mg

Part used :
Seeds

Guarana (Paullinia cupana), a climbing plant (liane) with large leaves and clusters of flowers, is a member of the Maple family (Sapindaceae) and native in the Amazon basin (Brasil). It is best known for its red fruit, which is about the size of a coffee bean. The seeds contain twice the concentration of caffeine found in coffee beans (a defensive toxin that repels animals from the berry and seeds).

Guarana is used as a stimulant like coffee; however, the stimulating effect is released over time, often lasting up to 6 hours (unlike with coffee, the caffeine in Guarana is bonded with tannin agents which must be released before the stimulating effect can take place). Guarana is not addictive; besides caffeine (4-8%) it contains fiber, plant fats, amino acids, carbohydrates, saponins and trace elements. Athletes use Guarana seeds before training and competition, truck drivers use it on long hauls and top managers take it before marathon negotiations. Regular people just want to stay or get in shape – or simply like the boost they get and the aphrodisiac effect.

Dosage

2 capsules, 2 times a dayly, with plenty of water.

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