Guarana seed has been used by indigenous Amazon tribes for centuries to help to reduce mental fatigue, and to help increase concentration and alertness.
The Guarana plant, a member of the soapberry family, is a climbing shrub native to the Amazon Rainforest. It gets its name from a local word which means ‘secret eyes’ as the fruit, which is about the size of a hazelnut, contains a white aril and black seed giving the appearance of an eye.
It gains its energizing benefits from a number of actives that are found in the seed. These include caffeine, theophylline and theobromine. These stimulants are found in a complex named Guaranine that provides gentle stimulation over a period of several hours, without the peak and trough in energy that is associated with many sources of caffeine. The level of caffeine found in the recommended daily dose of GoGo Guaran· (two capsules) is less that that found in a single cup of coffee!