If you’ve never heard of the guarana extract, you’re probably rolling your eyes at hearing yet another exotic name on something that’s supposed to help you lose weight. But you owe it to yourself to research guarana and how it promotes weight loss.
Why Guarana? Many hyped-up weight loss ingredients may be helpful at boosting your metabolism or reducing inflammation. But few ingredients, especially natural extracts, are linked to a wider range of weight loss and health benefits than guarana. What’s more, guarana exhibits properties of being more potent in many of its benefits than other more popular weight loss ingredients.
As just one example of that, you are probably familiar with the antioxidant properties of green tea. Properties that have catapulted green tea from an almost unknown in the early 2000s to ‘superfood’ status today.
Guarana has 10 times higher levels of the antioxidant catechin than green tea.
5 Benefits of Guarana Extract for Healthy Weight Loss
Guarana extract is new to the health world, it’s been used for hundreds of years by Amazonian tribes (Guarana fruit is native to the Amazon jungle) for its health benefits.
High in Antioxidants
In addition to the catechin we mentioned, guarana is an excellent source of antioxidants including caffeine, theobromine, tannins, and saponins.
Antioxidants aren’t often connected to weight loss. But they help reduce inflammation throughout the body. This includes the inflammation of fat cells. Inflammation that drains your energy, reduces your metabolism and, subsequently, slows your calorie burn.
As a rich source of caffeine, guarana extract can increase your metabolism by 3% to 11% over 12 hours. And you know what happens when your metabolism goes up: you burn more calories.
Guarana is also linked to the increases in genes that slow down fat cell production.
For the Amazonians, guarana is primarily a pain reliever. How many times have you avoided going for a walk or even to the mall because of joint or muscle pain? Pain relief will help you be more active.
It’s an Antimicrobial
More and more research shows the importance of maintaining healthy gut bacteria. This is not only for weight loss, but for your overall physical and mental health. Compounds found in guarana have been linked to a reduction in the harmful E. coli and Streptococcus mutans bacteria.
The caffeine in guarana reduces the effect of a compound in your body called adenosine. Adenosine helps your brain to relax. So guarana not only increases your energy levels, it heightens your mental awareness.
Guarana extract is one of the natural herbal ingredients in Herbal One’s Ultra Thin Three nutritional supplement. To learn more about guarana extract, UltraThin Three and how to healthily lose weight and keep it off, call or visit your nearest Herbal One Centre location today