Guarana

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Guarana

Overview

Guarana is plant found in the Amazon region. It is rich in caffeine and has a stimulating effect.



Mechanism

The big advantage of Guarana as source of caffeine compared to regular coffee is that the uptake of caffeine in your bloodstream is slower. As a consequence it delivers energy over a longer timeframe, without anxiety or nervousness. It stimulates the nervous system and improves the metabolism in the muscles.


Benefits

  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves cognition and reduces mental fatigue
  • Improves cognitive performance

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References

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