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This powerful powder gets you focused, happy and ready for summer

guarana powder

Looking to improve your health? Then this powder might just do the trick. We are talking about guarana, a nutty seed that grows in the Amazon basin in Brazil, just south of the equator. The guarana powder you can find in our store is made from the seeds of the climbing plant that grows there. It houses certain benefits such as increasing alertness and attention, improve mood, increased energy and it stimulates fat-burning processes in the body. The combination of these benefits make it an excellent option  to assist workouts and weight loss.

Guarana powder can be found in capsules or powder, as well as being present in various supplements and energy drinks. It's an extremely popular energy herb. The recommended amount is 2 to 5 g per day and shouldn’t be exceeded, since excessive consumption can bring side effects such as insomnia, mood swings and heart palpitations. In this article we will highlight some of the benefits of using guarana powder in your diet. Believe us, you won’t regret using it, as the effects are well proven nowadays.

Guarana increases your workout performance

Guarana powder increases focus and alertness, which generates greater dedication when training. In addition, the feeling of fatigue is delayed, especially in long-term exercises, which allows greater dedication and effort in training or competition. Research shows that the intake of a single dose of a product containing guarana, vitamin B, vitamin C and minerals improves exercise tolerance.

Guarana reduces pain

Guarana has some analgesic properties so it helps to calm and reduce pain. It is not effective with acute pains but it has proven to be helpful with pains of a mild and medium intensity. It is also anti-inflammatory, so reducing inflammation helps reduce pain at the same time.

Guarana stimulates weight loss

There is evidence showing that the intake of guarana helps to lose weight when used together with a low-fat diet and exercise. The use of guarana powder helps reduce weight by being rich in caffeine and antioxidants that speed up metabolism and favor the use of fat as fuel for the body. In addition, it has a hunger-reducing effect, distancing the willingness to eat between meals. However, it is important to remember that this effect increased when the guarana powder is used together with a balanced diet and the regular practice of physical activity like running, fitness, swimming or any other excercise.

Guarana gets you focused

Preliminary research in healthy people shows that the intake of a single dose of guarana extract can improve thinking speed and certain aspects of memory. Because it contains caffeine and substances such as theobromine and theophylline, guarana powder helps increase concentration, reasoning and alertness for greater dedication in studies and attention during tests. However, it is important that the powder is consumed only during the day, since its consumption during the night can cause insomnia.

Guarana improves your mood

Guarana powder stimulates the production of the hormones dopamine and serotonin, which are linked to the increase of the feeling of well-being and gives you that happy feeling. This is due both to the presence of caffeine in terms of its high content of antioxidants, which improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Guarana balances your cholesterol

Guarana powder is rich in flavonoids and saponins, substances with high antioxidant power that help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, and some studies have shown their benefit in the control of triglycerides. In addition, it is rich in pectin, a fiber that stimulates greater elimination of fat in the stool, which also helps reduce cholesterol.

Using Guarana

The recommended dosage of guarana powder to obtain its beneficial effects without risk to health varies according to the weight, but it should be between 0.5 g and 5 g for healthy adult individuals, its use not being recommended for children, pregnant women and elderly. The portions we sell at Avalon Magic Plants are 50 grams. Avoid using guarana along with other herbal / health supplements that can induce blood clotting. This includes angelica (dong quai), capsicum, clove, danshen, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, green tea, horse chestnut, Panax ginseng, poplar, red clover, saw palmetto, turmeric, and willow.