Health Benefits of Herbs

Best Natural Stimulant For Energy and Weight Loss

Guarana herbToday you are going to learn about a herb that really does have some amazing properties.

Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a shrub native to Brazil. Fast easy growing perennial.

Named after the South American Indians (Guaranis). Who have used the herb in food preparation for hundreds of years.

In its native South American home it’s often refered to as ZOOM. As the name suggests it’s used as a stimulant.

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This herb is Guarana and it helps with:

  • Mental fatigue
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Increases endurance
  • Improve person’s mood
  • Improve memory
  • Reducing your appetite

Not only does it have all these properties it’s so safe the soft drink industries use it.

The only reported side effect is jitters. You will learn why later in this article.

Guarana Best Natural Stimulant For Energy

I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to food and drink. I always like to read the labels. If your like me and you have a look at the ingredients in many energy drinks you will come across Guarana.

So clearly the commercial soft drink companies have discovered what the South American Indians have known for centuries.

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Namely Guarana is a fantastic all natural stimulant.

Guaranis Indians take guarana seeds, shell them, dry-roast them, make into a powder and add to water. Then knead into a paste which is then shaped into sticks. These sticks are then grated into water to drink. This is basically the method used by the soft drinks makers only on an industrial scale.

In Brazil a soft drink made with guarana is the second most popular drink in the country.

So why do the soft drink companies use guarana.

The main reason guarana is so popular in energy drinks is caffeine and as everyone knows caffeine is an energy booster.

Did you know, Guarana has twice as much caffeine as coffee.

It also has no reported side effects as the jitters mentioned before are simply a result of (yes) too much caffeine.

Guarana has also been shown in scientific studies that it’s an effective and nontoxic alternative for short-term treatment of fatigue1.

Guarana Natural Weight Loss Herb

Another amazing benefit and a well-kept secret of guarana. Is that it can be very useful for losing weight.

The mechanisms for this are two-fold. Firstly it’s a stimulant and as such it will increase your metabolism. Thus allowing you to burn off weight faster. Secondly, it’s believed that some of the compounds in guarana make you feel fuller than you really are. Thus reducing your appetite.

Some of these compounds of are:

  • theophylline
  • theobromine
  • tannic acid
  • saponins
  • guaranine

Weight loss effects of guarana is mostly due to its caffeine/guaranine content.

This gives it a diuretic effect and a stimulating effect.

The diuresis effect can help rid the body of some water weight. Its stimulant effect can have a so-called thermogenic benefit.

The thermogenic effect of guarana can help you increase physical activity and this will help you burn some of your stored fat.

CONCLUSION

We hope you found ” Best Natural Stimulant For Energy and Weight Loss ” informative. Guarana is a safe effective NATURAL herb for ENERGY AND WEIGHT LOSS. Available in many energy drinks and as an herbal tea. Plus Guarana Extract, Tablets, Powder and Capsules.

Further Reading: http://www.christopherhobbs.com/library/articles-on-herbs-and-health/guarana-a-stimulating-beverage/

Photo Credit: By AnitaFortis (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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