What is Guarana good for?
Like tea, coffee, and chocolate, Guarana contains alkaloids in the caffeine family, such as theobromine and theophylline. Benefits Caffeine is known to reduce pain, treat headaches, and fight fatigue. In addition, it may, under certain circumstances, increase stamina and physical endurance, improve mental alertness, and modestly aid weight loss. As a stimulant, Guarana acts on the central nervous system to prevent fatigue and break down lactic acid from muscle stress.
Guarana is reputed to discourage blood clots, stimulate the urinary system, and promote the production of digestive juices. It is said to be a high energy source that slows the pulse, decreases the appetite, fights fatigue, and acts as an excellent mood elevator. Guarana has been used to treat diarrhea, decrease fatigue, reduce hunger, and help arthritis.
It has also been used as a nervine tonic for hangovers, neuralgia and menstrual headaches, leucorrhea, diarrhea, and fevers. Guarana drinks and sodas are very popular in Brazil where Guarana is considered to be a health tonic. It is almost as popular as cola-based sodas.