Paullinia cupana, also known as guarana, is a fruit bearing tree, the seeds of which are ground into powder and used in traditional Amazonian medicine. Guarana is supplemented primarily for its stimulant properties because it is a strong natural source of caffeine and may help to improve memory. It is used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance, and to reduce mental and physical fatigue. It is also a frequent addition to energy and weight loss products.
Some people also use guarana to treat low blood pressure and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and to prevent malaria and dysentery. It is also used to enhance sexual desire, to increase urine flow, and as an astringent. Other uses include treatment of ongoing diarrhea, fever, heart problems, headache, joint pain, backache, and heat stress.
Though guarana has a high caffeine content, the average guarana dose is low enough to prevent the caffeine from playing an active role. To supplement guarana, take 50 – 75mg once a day, before noon. Two divided dose of 50 mg (once after waking up and once shortly after noon) can also be used, for a total daily dose of 100 mg. Further study is needed to determine the optimal guarana dose. Guarana is not recommended to be used at night because it contains caffeine and has other stimulatory properties.
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