Guaraná for Weight Control
Also indexed as:Paullinia cupana
© Martin Wall
How Much Is Usually Taken by Dieters?
Guaraná contains substances similar to caffeine that could be responsible for caffeine-like responses in the body, including central nervous system stimulation, increased metabolic rate, and a mild diuretic effect.3 There is no research demonstrating guaraná is effective for weight loss on its own.
As with any caffeinated product, guaraná may cause insomnia, trembling, anxiety, palpitations, and urinary frequency.4 Guaraná should be avoided during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.
Interactions with Medicines
Certain medicines interact with this supplement.
Types of interactions:beneficial= Beneficialadverse= Adversecheck= Check
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