Superfood – another superfood fruit most people don’t know #2

This is a second article about guarana. Please make sure you read also the first one.

Use of Guarana and its effects

The South American tribes roasted the seeds and then mixed them into a water paste that remarkably resembled chocolate. This mixture was then used for various diseases or as an external wound mask. They also used it as a stimulant or for chronic diarrhea. Guarana helps fight fatigue, improves concentration and memory. It helps against depression, anxiety and harmonizes the central nervous system. Guarana also helps with headaches and soothes migraine symptoms. It has analgesic, antioxidant, antibacterial and hyperglycemic effects. Guarana detoxifies blood, destroys free radicals and helps lower blood pressure. Guarana also reduces appetite. After prolonged use, it can rejuvenate the skin and help with heart problems. Millions of Brazilians help overcome heat fatigue, and in Peru, among other things, they are used for high blood pressure, migraine or rheumatism.

Guarana is a very popular companion for students who have a maturity test or a challenging test period, and people whose payout is directly proportional to their performance. Guarana acts as an oasis for the brain, it can accelerate brain processes, improve focus, memory, and consume the mind. Guarana also helps to strengthen nerves. Many students appreciate their effects and consider their use almost as a necessity.

To make the guarana really effective, it is important to meet these conditions. The preparation should be taken best every morning immediately after waking up if you feel tired or exhausted. It is important to follow the recommended daily dose and in no case exceed it. With long-term use, tolerance arises, so the bark must be removed for a while and then resumed.

Guarana and side effects

If you follow the recommended dosage, side effects occur rarely, not at all. However, if you miss a dose and any of these effects appear, consult a doctor immediately. Allergic reactions including breathing difficulties, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, irregular heartbeat or chest pain may occur. Less severe side effects include heartburn, stomach upset, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, nervousness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia or headache. Overusage may cause stomach pain, vomiting, and shaking. Guarana should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who are sensitive to caffeine and children. Among the benefits of Guarana we also include the ability to suppress a sense of hunger.

Guarana and weight loss

So far, the myth has been that guarana is an excellent means of weight loss, but unfortunately it is not. Guarana can stimulate our body, awaken energy and relieve the feeling of hunger. It can help with hunger attacks in diets, but it simply does not burn excess pounds. Guarana speeds up metabolism, but it does not contribute to a simpler fat burning. However, the advantage of Guarana is that it does not cause almost no side effects, if only slightly and exceptionally.

Guarana and cultivation

Cultivation of guarana requires a specific environment. Because it is a tropical plant, it needs enough moisture and heat. Guarana is a magnificent adornment of a vast garden or tropical greenhouse. Cultivation is very similar to grapevine. First, the seedlings are placed at a distance of 2×2 meters and are regularly cut. The substrate should contain gravel or sand for good permeability. Seeds bake to a depth of about 1.5 cm and for better germination it is recommended to immerse the seeds in hot water for several hours. Seeds of Guarana require warmth and plenty of sunshine. When the seeds germinate, they must grow red. Treated seedlings must have tropical conditions.

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