Guaraná is a creeping shrub native to the Amazon rainforest that produces clusters of small bright red fruit, the seed of which has been used by indigenous tribes for centuries to help to reduce mental fatigue, and to help maintain mental awareness.
It gains its energizing benefits from a number of actives that are found in the seed. These include caffeine and two other stimulants -theophylline and theobromine. These stimulants are found in a complex named Guaranine that provides gentle stimulation over a period of several hours, without the peak and trough in energy that is associated with many sources of caffeine.
GoGo Guaraná powder is ideal for use in punches or in smoothies. Alternatively it can be mixed with juice or water - please see usage instructions below.
Rio Trading only use the highest quality of Guaraná seed from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest prepared using traditional drying methods.
Dissolve between ½ teaspoon of powder into fruit juice or water and stir well. For best results add just a little liquid (i.e. juice or water) to the required amount of powder and mix into a ‘paste’ – then add this to the full volume of liquid. Repeat dose as required.
Pure Guaraná (Paullinia cupana) seed powder – finely ground.
In any natural product there is likely to be some variation in composition due to different soil effects and climactic conditions during their growth period. The percentages listed however are only likely to vary by insignificant amounts.
Botanical names: Paullinia cupana
Common names: Guaraná, Guarana, Brazilian cocoa, Cupane, Uabano, Uaranzeiro