Guarana Seed Powder

Guarana Seed Powder

Guarana is an evergreen sprawling shrub-like vine which grows in the lush Amazon region of South America. The guarana tree produces a red berry that has been used for thousands of years by the natives of the Brazilian Rainforest. They would dry and roast the seeds of the guarana berry, mixing them with water to create a paste that was used like chocolate. The paste was added to food, drinks and medicinal tonics. The active ingredient in guarana is called guaranine which is chemically very similar to caffeine. Guaranine is marketed today to Western consumers in popular energy drinks.

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Traditionally used to support healthy bowels, native cultures found that Guarana Seeds could also be used to stimulate mental alertness and support a healthy appetite. The guarana tree is actually named after the Guarani Indians, a South American tribe who used it to support a healthy digestive system and support healthy stamina and physical endurance levels. Guarana drinks are still extremely popular in Brazilian culture. Many people take it daily as a health tonics to possibly relieve heat exhaustion, support healthy aging and healthy detoxification in the body. Guarana soda is actually Brazil's national beverage!

One of the active ingredients in non-GMO Guarana is called guaranine. Today, guaranine is marketed to Western consumers in popular energy drinks. Some research claims that guaranine actually is caffeine. However, there are beneficial antioxidants in guaranine that are not found in other caffeine sources. Guarana is the largest provider of caffeine found in nature containing around seven percent more caffeine than other plants and close to two and a half times the amount of caffeine found in coffee. The main difference in the caffeine found in guarana comes from the way it is released into the body. Guaranine is not water soluble and therefore is released into the bloodstream at a much slower rate, providing a longer sustained effect as a stimulant. Guarana slows down digestion, keeping food in the stomach longer, which may promote feelings of fullness. Guarana may also be beneficial to the heart and may support healthy blood pressure levels.

Guarana seed has been used traditionally for years in the Amazon to boost energy, suppress appetite and stimulate the overall body and mind. This secret of the Rainforest is now available to you. Get energized and invigorated with our raw Wildcrafted Guarana Seed Powder!

Some possible traditional uses of Wildcrafted Guarana Seed Powder may include:

  • Yields approximately 3 - 5% caffeine
  • May support energy, strength, & stamina
  • May support healthy metabolism
  • May help to fight fatigue
  • May aid a healthy appetite
  • May support healthy weight management 
  • May support mental alertness & memory
  • May aid the body's detox process
  • Possibly provides headache/migraine relief
  • May possess antioxidant properties
  • May support healthy skin
  • Possibly aids a healthy digestive system
  • May help to reduce fever
  • May support healthy blood pressure levels
  • Possibly supports a healthy heart
  • May contain astringent, antioxidant & analgesic properties

Constituents of Guarana include:

  • Phytochemicals: Guarana-tannic acid, Caffeine, Pyro-guarana acid, Saponins, Tannin, Theobromine, Theophylline, Xanthine
  • Other: Pectin, malic acid, mucilage, dextrin, salts, Vegetable fiber, Reddish resin, Starch, Water

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Take 1 teaspoon (2g) in the morning. Two grams of guarana seed powder contains approximately 80 mg of natural caffeine.

Infusion: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of product for every 8 ounces of distilled water. Bring water to a boil and then take off stove. Put tea in pot or a mug fill with water and cover for 15 minutes. (This method is specific for whole leaf herbs and teas)

Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day.  After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic extra rich cacao powder in a smoothie.

Botanical Name: Paullinia Cupana Kunth.

Other Names: Guarana, guarana kletterstrauch, guaranastruik, quarana, quarane, cupana, Brazilian cocoa, uabano, uaranzeiro, Cacao Brésilien.

Parts Used: Guarana Seed.

Ingredients: Guarana Seed.

Origin: Wildcrafted and dried in Brazil. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Wildcrafted Guarana Seed Powder passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Wildcrafted Guarana Seed Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your wild Wild Guarana Seed Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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