Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a very popular herb among indigenous Amazon peoples. Guarana powder contains about 4.2% caffeine. The caffeine in guarana is assimilated better and more evenly by the body than the caffeine in coffee.
This potent extract contains 220 mg caffeine per gram (3:1) which enables you to encapsulate guarana, though it can still be used as a tea. The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have known the stimulating effects of guarana for centuries and use guarana for hunting. They drink the powder with water or prepare guarana breads (also known as bastão).
Guarana is an energizer. In combination with other energizers such as coffee or taurine, guarana is even stronger. Some people consider guarana an aphrodisiac.
You can steep 0.5 - 1 gram of guarana extract for about 5 minutes with hot water or milk and add some honey or sugar for a nice hot drink. You can also encapsulate it using 300 - 400 mg.
56 Azalysts participated in this test round. Of these 56 participants, there were 4 (7%) that indicated to experience no effect at an average dosage of 1.5 gram. The data that is presented below is based on the output of 52 Azalysts and represents average responses. For more detailed experiences, we refer you to the reviews.
Guarana contains approximately 4,2% caffeine. Besides caffeine, guarana contains guaranine, theobromine, theofilline, proteins, fibres, minerals and carbohydrates
Caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness or rapid heartbeat. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have fibrocystic breast disease, consult your health care professional before using this product.