Organic guarana powder

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Powerful tonic and antioxidant

Organic guarana powder

PRINCIPAL INDICATIONS:

Fatigue, poor concentration, anti-stress, memory, weight loss, muscle building, libido.

19,90 €

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Health claims accepted by the following organisations:

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the traditional use of guarana seeds for the treatment of fatigue and weakness.

Description

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ORGANIC GUARANA POWDER

DESCRIPTION

Guarana seeds (Paullinia cupana Kunth, Sapindaceae family), with their high caffeine and polyphenol content, are a powerful tonic and antioxidant.

Native to the Amazon, guarana is a plant with a range of therapeutic properties, including neurostimulatory, cardioprotective and slimming activity.

Our guarana from Brazil contains 3.9 g of caffeine per 100 g of product, corresponding to 79 mg of caffeine per serving (equivalent to one cup of coffee).

ORIGIN

Guarana (Paullinia cupana Kunth, Sapindaceae family) is a climbing, woody shrub from the central region of the Amazon. Its name comes from indigenous dialects and means “vine”, because the plant, when wild, has lianas that can grow up to 10 m long (1).

Guarana fruits are known for their resemblance to the human eye. They are small spheres that, when ripe, have a red-orange colour and contain three black, round and glossy seeds, covered with a whitish substance (2).

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HISTORY

The indigenous communities of the Amazon have used guarana for centuries, due to its medicinal, stimulating and energy-giving properties (1). The earliest records of guarana date back to the Columbian era and refer to how indigenous witchdoctors scraped the seed into cold water and drank this concoction during ceremonies and before their long hunts (3). This concoction was also considered by the indigenous peoples as an elixir to promote a long life (1).

During the 18th and 19th Centuries, guarana provoked interest from doctors due to its high caffeine content, and it was then that domestication and use of this plant spread, reaching record levels of consumption (3). Today, guarana can be found in different formulations: stimulating and energy-giving drinks, herbal medicines and cosmetics.

COMPOSITION

Guarana seeds are rich in alkaloids that stimulate the central nervous system (caffeine, theophylline and theobromine). They also contain terpenes, saponins and a wide variety of polyphenolic compounds (tannins, catechins, epicatechins and proanthocyanidins) (4).

The caffeine content in the seed can vary between 3.5-8%, however, after extraction this can double or even triple, and it is possible to obtain extracts with 12% caffeine content (5). This results in caffeine levels superior to cocoa, tea, mate and even coffee.

  • OUR PRODUCT
  • Product Name: Guarana powder (from organic farming)
  • Scientific name:: Paullinia cupana Kunth
  • Part used: Seeds

BENEFITS

Guarana is considered a medicinal plant with major therapeutic properties: as a tonic, stimulant, slimming aid and aphrodisiac (1-3). Its invigorating properties are largely due to its high caffeine content. Caffeine increases mental alertness, promoting an improvement in cognitive performance, and reducing the symptoms of fatigue (2).

Thanks to its high caffeine content, guarana has been used to aid weight loss, as it helps to boost basal metabolism and thermogenesis (1, 6).

Guarana also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, due to its polyphenol and saponin content (1). These polyphenols also have cardioprotective properties, inhibit platelet aggregation and help to prevent the formation of atheromas (the accumulation of fat in the artery walls) (7-9).

USE, DIRECTIONS

Mix 2 g of guarana powder with water, juice, shakes or milk. It can also be sprinkled on meals and salads.

STUDIES

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the traditional use of guarana seeds for the treatment of fatigue and weakness (10).

Guarana's properties include improving cognitive performance and cardiovascular protection (2, 7-9).

In several studies, significant improvements have been observed in memory performance and increased alertness in subjects who consumed guarana (11, 12). In addition, an experiment conducted in stressful situations found an increase in physical performance and the reduction of fatigue (13).

Finally, recent studies draw a link between consuming guarana and the prevention of cardiovascular illnesses (7-9). For example, a study conducted in vitro and in vivo observed the potential effect of guarana on oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol), where patients who had taken guarana had lower levels of LDL oxidation (9).

Bibliography

  1. Schimpl et al. (2013) Guarana: Revisiting a highly caffeinated plant from the Amazon. J Ethnopharmacol 150: 14–31.
  2. Kuskoski et al. (2005) Propiedades químicas y farmacológicas del fruto guaraná (Paullinia cupana) Vitae 12 (2): 45-52.
  3. Patiño,V.M (2002) Historia y dispersión de los frutales nativos del neotrópico. No. 326. CIAT.
  4. Avato et al. (2003) Seed oil composition of Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis (Mart.) Ducke. Lipids 38 (7): 773-780.
  5. Meurer-Grimes et al. (1998) Theobromine, theophylline, and caffeine in 42 samples and products of guarana (Paullinia cupana, Sapindaceae). Economic Botany 52 (3): 293-301.
  6. Rodrigues et al. (2012) Herb-drug interaction of Paullinia cupana (Guarana) seed extract on the pharmacokinetics of amiodarone in rats. Evid Based Complement Altern Med Vol 2012 Article ID 428560, 10 pages.
  7. Portella et al. (2013) Guaraná (Paullinia cupana Kunth) effects on LDL oxidation in elderly people: an in vitro and in vivo study. Lipids Health Dis 12: 12.
  8. Subbiah and Yunker (2008) Studies on the nature of anti-platelet aggregatory factors in the seeds of the amazonian herb guarana (Paullinia cupana). Int J Vitam Nutr Res 78(2): 96-101.
  9. Bydlowski et al. (1998) A novel property of an aqueous extract (Paullinia cupana): inhibition of platelet aggregation in vitro and in vivo. Brazilian J Med Biol Res 21: 535-538.
  10. EMA-HMPC. Community herbal monograph on Paullinia cupana Kunth ex H.B.K. var. sorbilis (Mart.) Ducke, semen. London: EMA. Doc. Ref.: EMA/HMPC/897344/2011. Adopted: 15-1-2013.
  11. Otobone et al. (2005) Effect of crude extract and its semipurified constituents from guaraná seeds [Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis (Mart.) lucke] on cognitive performance in Morris wáter maze in rats. Brazilian Arch Biol Tech 48: 723–728.
  12. Haskell et al. (2007) A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-dosee valuation of the acute behavioural effects of guaraná in humans. J Psychopharmacol 21: 65–70.
  13. Espinola et al. (1997) Pharmacological activity of guaraná (Paullinia cupana Mart.) in laboratory animals. J Ethnopharmacol 55: 223-229.

Composition

INGREDIENTS:

Per daily dose: 2 g guarana seeds powder (from organic farming) (Paullinia cupana Kunth).

ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.

Nutritional information

NUTRITION DECLARATION
per 100 g
per serving 2 g*
ENERGY
1427 kJ/ 338 kcal
29 kJ/ 7 kcal
FAT
2.9 g
<0.5 g
      OF WHICH SATURATES
0.5 g
<0.1 g
CARBOHYDRATE
59 g
1.2 g
      OF WHICH SUGARS
0 g
0 g
FIBRE
12 g
<0.5 g
PROTEIN
13 g
<0.5 g
SALT
0 g
0 g
CAFFEINE
3940 mg
79 mg

* 1 spoon

Use

DIRECTIONS:

1 serving (2 g) per day. Mix with water, juice, smoothies or milk. Guarana powder can also be used on meals and salads.

WARNINGS:

Contains caffeine. Not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women (79 mg caffeine/ 2 g guarana powder). Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

ADVICES:

Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

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