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GUARANA POWDER

Product No. P07385

Also known as Paullinia Cupana, Guarana is a climbing shrub that grows wild in the Amazon regions. Most modern commercial Guarana is grown on government plantations where the highest quality plants are harvested.

The Guarana fruit is harvested when ripe, after turning a bright red or yellow. The gathered fruit yields a small round black seed which is crushed to form a paste containing a percentage of Guaranine (caffeine).

Guarana has been used for hundreds of years by Indians as a general tonic for the body and as a source of energy. Guarana acts on the central nervous system to prevent fatigue and break down lactic acid from muscle stress.

Besides caffeine, Guarana contains a host of other xanthines. Theobromine and Theophylline are the primary xanthines, acting as muscle relaxants and possessing diuretic properties. Guarana consists of a crystallizable principle, called Guaranine, identical with caffeine, which exists in the seeds, united with tannic acid, catechutannic acid starch, and a greenish fixed oil.

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