Guarana 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 reduce mental fatigue and to help maintain mental awareness. This powdered form ideal for use in smoothies.
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 peaks and troughs in energy associated with many sources of caffeine.