Guarana is a plant that has been used for centuries in Africa and South America. Appreciated for its many benefits, it is ideal for athletes as well as for sedentary people. Nutrimuscle explains how to integrate guarana into your routine to benefit from its advantages.
- What is guarana?
- The benefits of guarana
- How to incorporate guarana into your daily routine
What is guarana?
Native to South America, guarana is a plant used by indigenous populations for centuries. It is recognizable by its bright red seeds and known for its stimulating and revitalizing properties. Today, guarana is more popular as a dietary supplement due to its high content of caffeine (2 to 3 times higher than coffee beans), tannins, and catechins.
The benefits of guarana
Guarana is a plant with multiple benefits. It is recommended for both sedentary people and athletes to improve their physical and mental health.
The caffeine contained in guarana provides a boost when taken. Thanks to the presence of tannins, the caffeine is gradually released and increases its duration of action. Guarana is therefore ideal for combating fatigue and boosting physical performance. Its stimulating properties improve energy levels and vitality.
Protection of the cardiovascular system
Cardiovascular health is preserved thanks to the presence of vasodilating polyphenols, thus facilitating the work of the heart. Guarana reduces erectile dysfunction and improves sexuality.
Action on cognitive performance
Guarana acts on mental and cognitive performance. It improves concentration, alertness and mental clarity. Some studies claim that taking guarana could improve memory and learning ability.
In addition, this plant reduces brain fatigue and protects the brain from degenerative diseases. It is also useful for sportsmen and sedentary people.
As part of a diet, guarana accelerates the burning of fat thanks to its stimulating properties. Caffeine acts as a natural appetite suppressant, reducing appetite and, by extension, food portions. It is therefore not necessary to significantly reduce caloric intake because guarana helps regulate appetite and reduce food frustration.
How to integrate guarana into your daily routine?
It is recommended to start guarana gradually starting with 2 capsules per day. If everything goes well and the body does not show any bothersome symptoms, it is possible to increase the doses by adding one capsule per day. The recommended number of capsules is 4 per day, maximum. It is not necessary to take very high doses: it is better to be satisfied with a moderate and effective dose.
To boost your performance before training, it is possible to take 4 to 6 Nutrimuscle organic guarana capsules on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours before exercise.
Since guarana is an energy-boosting food supplement, it is not recommended to take it at night or in addition to ZMB or ZMP. This could delay the onset of sleep.