4 capsules during the day with a little room-temperature mineral water, either with meals or before exercise.
Guarana is a seed from an Amazonian plant called Paullinia Cupana and naturally contains between 2% and 7.5% caffeine, which is 2 to 3 times more than coffee beans (2). While guarana is rich in caffeine, the other molecules it contains (tannins, catechins etc.) are all equally important.
Improved energy and reduced fatigue
Guarana's high caffeine content provides an almost immediate energy boost. Guarana also contains tannins to which the caffeine clings, which prolongs the release of caffeine in the body, thus increasing the duration of the energy boost.
Increased cardiovascular protection
The work of the heart is facilitated by the vasodilating polyphenols contained in guarana, which counteract the harmful effects of caffeine (3).
Positive effects on the brain
Guarana has a positive effect on brain fatigue and protects the nervous system and brain from degeneration.
Lower waistline despite the same calorie intake
For more details on the benefits of guarana, please see the section More information.
The caffeine in Nutrimuscle's Organic Guarana is natural caffeine, not chemical caffeine. While the end effect on strength and endurance is the same, there are noticeable molecular differences between natural caffeine and chemical caffeine, and it is always best to favor natural caffeine (4).
It is for this reason that Nutrimuscle has selected a wild guarana, cultivated in an ancestral and artisanal way, which contains only 4% caffeine. It is therefore not genetically manipulated in order to boost caffeine levels.
- Organic Guayapi guarana (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis)
- Vegetarian HPMC capsule, and water.
Nutrimuscle vegetarian capsules
100% vegetable cellulose
Nutritional values per 100 g:
- Protein 12.8 g
- Fat 1.9 g
- Carbohydrates 74.2 g
- Calories 365 kcal
- BCAA 0 g
4 capsules contain 2400 mg of organic Guayapi guarana.
|100 g||1 capsule||4 gélules|
|Proteins||12,8 g||0,075 g||0,3 g|
|Carbohydrates||74,2 g||0,45 g||1,8 g|
|Fat||0 g||0 g||0 g|
|Calories||365 kcal||2,25 kcal||9 kcal|
|Energy||1526 kJ||9,25 kJ||37 kJ|
|Guarana||100 g||600 mg||2400 mg|
|Caffeine||2,985 g||17,9 mg||71,6 mg|
- 1 g (gram) = 1000 mg (milligram)
- 1 capsule contains 600 mg Guarana Guayapi
- 4 capsules contain 2400 mg Guarana Guayapi -
Nutrimuscle organic guarana is for:
- Athletes who wish to improve their endurance levels before a training session
- Inactive people, in order to improve their daily life and health.
Nutrimuscle organic guarana is best taken with your morning and midday meals with a little room-temperature mineral water, or two hours before exercise.
Avoid taking Nutrimuscle Organic guarana too late at night, as it can prevent you from falling asleep.
It is best to start slowly, beginning with 2 to 3 capsules to see how your body reacts. If all goes well, increase the dose the following day; add one capsule until you reach the recommended 4 capsules. There's no need to try to reach very high doses. Just use a moderate dose that you feel is reasonably effective.
Increased strength and endurance
To increase your strength and endurance before training, take 4 to 6 capsules of Nutrimuscle organic guarana on an empty stomach at least 2 hours before exercise and at least 15 minutes before a pre-training snack.
Synergies between supplements
Nutrimuscle organic guarana reinforces the stimulating and anti-fat effects of the Natural Bio Burner and organic Yerba Mate.
Organic Svetol strengthens the content of chlorogenic acid and thus enhances the stimulating, but not nerve-inducing effects of Nutrimuscle's organic guarana. Contrary to popular belief, Nutrimuscle organic guarana will not prevent creatine (Creapure®) from working. On the contrary, their effects reinforce each other by increasing muscle performance and lean mass gain.
Adverse reactions between supplements
Organic guarana is not to be taken at the same time as ZMB Pidolates so as not to diminish its relaxing effect.
Find out more
It's rare for consumers to have access to the names of the suppliers of the raw materials that go into the supplements they consume. However, this is essential to ensure product traceability. At Nutrimuscle, we use only the very best guarana, the quality of which guaranteed.
Guayapi guarana is cultivated in its native Amazonian lands. It is dried according to ancestral traditions, and roasting is forbidden. Guayapi focuses on wild plants, gathered by local tribes, always respecting traditions. Organic agriculture therefore preserves the environment.
Guayapi respects the quality charters of many organic and fair trade certification bodies. This is a far cry from industrial cultivation, chemical extraction, and GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
What makes the difference between the various forms of guarana is not the caffeine content, it is the polyphenols (catechins, epicatechins) and tannins. With fast and inexpensive means of extraction, we destroy a large part of these active ingredients (8): if you use a cheap guarana, it is often only an expensive form of caffeine. You might as well buy caffeine, which will probably be more natural, because it is less chemically treated.
There are several ways to cultivate and extract guarana (9):
- A traditional technique, long and laborious therefore more expensive, but which respects the integrity of the active principles of the plant;
- An industrial technique, much faster and less expensive, but which does not respect the active principles other than caffeine.
Heating the guarana powder a lot in order to dry it after its extraction in a liquid medium will damage its other active ingredients. The more we heat, the more time we save and the more we save, but the more we destroy the value of guarana (10).
The secret to obtaining guarana extracts rich in polyphenols lies essentially in the drying method: by avoiding high temperatures or roasting, all the active molecules are better preserved.
Guarana supports physical and mental vitality. A study carried out on an Amazonian population who has easy access to quality guarana has demonstrated the long-term beneficial influence of regular use of guarana:
- Fewer health problems such as obesity or hypertension;
- A smaller waist size despite a similar caloric intake;
- Reinforced cardiovascular protection, which is not explained by the presence of caffeine, but by that of other active ingredients (2). Guarana, thanks to its vasodilating polyphenols, counteracts the damaging effects of caffeine (3). The work of the heart is facilitated; this on condition that the guarana is rich in polyphenols and does not contain only caffeine;
- Positive effects on the brain: Other research has shown positive effects of guarana against brain fatigue (4-5). These benefits could not be replicated with caffeine. This shows that they cannot be explained by the presence of caffeine. In this, guarana is more effective than caffeine alone. In addition, thanks to the antioxidant properties of polyphenols, guarana protects the nervous system and the brain from degeneration (6).
- (1) Costa Krewer C. Habitual Intake of Guaraná and Metabolic Morbidities: An Epidemiological Study of an Elderly Amazonian Population. Phytother Res. 2011 Feb 22.
- (2) Subbiah MT. Studies on the nature of anti-platelet aggregatory factors in the seeds of the Amazonian Herb Guarana (Paullinia cupana). Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2008 Mar;78(2):96-101.
- (3) Zamble A. Paullinia pinnata extracts rich in polyphenols promote vascular relaxation via endothelium-dependent mechanisms. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2006 Apr;47(4):599-608.
- (4) Haskell CF. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-dose evaluation of the acute behavioural effects of guaraná in humans. J Psychopharmacol. 2007 Jan;21(1):65-70.
- (5) Kennedy DO. Improved cognitive performance in human volunteers following administration of guarana (Paullinia cupana) extract: comparison and interaction with Panax ginseng. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004 Nov;79(3):401-11.
- (6) de Oliveira DM. Paullinia cupana Mart. var. Sorbilis protects human dopaminergic neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line against rotenone-induced cytotoxicity. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 Sep;30(9):1382-91.
- (7) Zhang L. Caffeine in your drink: natural or synthetic? Anal Chem. 2012 Mar 20;84(6):2805-10.
- (8) Klein T. Development of an analytical method using reversed-phase HPLC-PDA for a semipurified extract of Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis (guaraná). Talanta. 2012 Jan 15;88:502-6.
- (9) Smith N. Guaraná's Journey from Regional Tonic to Aphrodisiac and Global Energy Drink. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2010 Sep;7(3):279-82.
- (10) Pagliarussi RS. Fluid bed drying of guarana (Paullinia cupana HBK) extract: effect of process factors on caffeine content. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2006 Jun 16;7(2):E54.
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