(Paullinia cupana)

Other names: Guaranà, Osmęta Brazylijska, Guaraná, Guaranastrauch, Guaraana-pauliinia, Guarāna, Pavlinija, Paulinia, Paullinie, Varaná, Uraná, Guarána

Guarana is native to the Amazone basin. Its roasted seeds are used to make a stimulant drink popular in South America. Guarana contains caffeine, tannic acid, theophylline, theobromine, adenine, guanine, xanthine, hypoxanthine, resins, fixed oil, gums, and saponins. It contains among the highest concentrations of caffeine found in any plant. It has up to 3.6% to 5.8% caffeine by weight, compared to coffee, which has up to 2%.

Guarana may be beneficial for fatigue, memory, heart health, weight loss, pain relief, healthier skin, lowering cancer risk, and age-related eye diseases.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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