Guarana Seed Extract — King of the Natural Energy Supplements
There are many causes for fatigue: overwork, stress, poor eating habits, not enough sleep, or lack of exercise. While most of us can afford to improve in all of these areas, sometimes a little boost is needed to get you through the day. It's easy to turn to coffee, sodas, or a sugary treat for a quick pick-me-up, but soon after the initial lift, comes the crash. This is where a natural energy supplement can help.
All Caffeine is Not the Same
Guarana seed extract has become increasingly popular in recent years as a natural energy supplement, and is now found in many energy drinks. It comes from the Guarana berry, which is native to the Amazon Basin and is taken daily as a health tonic by millions of Brazilians.
Guarana seed extract contains a stimulant known as guaranine, whose chemical structure is nearly identical to caffeine, yet it is nearly twice as strong as the caffeine found in coffee. What makes it healthier for you is its slow release into the body. Unlike the rush of energy you get from drinking coffee, scientists have found that guarana seed extract releases its caffeine gradually, leading to sustained energy over a longer period of time. Caffeine from coffee also tends to overheat and excite your body, while guaranine has a more cooling effect which relaxes and revitalizes the body.
Benefits of Guarana Seed Extract
Some of the benefits attributed to taking guarana seed extract include:
- reduced fatigue
- Increased stamina and physical endurance
- Increased mental alertness
- Enhanced long-term memory
- Reduced appetite
Wai Lana's Energy supplement contains high-quality guarana seed extracts and may help you maintain stamina and ward off fatigue and tiredness. It is a unique formulation in that it contains Bioperine, a patented form of black pepper extract, which enhances absorption. Stated benefits of Wai Lana's Energy supplement include:
- Gently increases mental alertness and perception
- Improves athletic performance by increasing stamina and endurance
- Breaks down lactic acids that cause muscle tension
- Has a mild diuretic effect
- May help with headaches caused by menstrual problems and hangovers
Before trying this or any natural energy supplement, consult your doctor, especially if you're already taking other medications. In fact, it is always advisable to check with your doctor before you embark on any new health regimen or introduce a new dietary supplement. Pregnant or nursing mothers should avoid taking guarana seed extract.