Guarana (Paulinnia cupana) is native to the tropical rainforests of Brazil. The herb was used by many indigenous tribes as a stimulant during hunting. Indigenous Brazilians use guarana dissolved in water or bake breads from it (quarana breads or bastãu). Guarana is four times stronger than coffee. The caffeine in guarana is absorbed into the body more evenly and better than regular caffeine.


Guarana has the same properties as coffee: it can give a boost and provide more energy. It can reduce the need for sleep. In combination with other energy stimulants such as taurine and caffeine, the effect of guarana is enhanced. Some people also use the herb as a drug used for the purpose of stimulating the sex drive.

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Guarana is a well-known ingredient in energy pills and drinks. Guarana contains approximately 4,2% caffeine and various other ingredients such as guaranine, theobromine (medicine) and theophylline (medicine for respiratory diseases, such as COPD or asthma).


  • Guarana can be dissolved as a powder in water, coffee or tea or warm milk. Guarana is the strongest of the 'caffeine relatives'. The energy-boosting properties of guarana are best preserved in the original nut.
  • The guarana nut can be ground in a mixer or in a coffee grinder.
  • Prepare guarana in the same way as coffee. Use the residue several times.


  • caffeine
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • protein
  • fiber
  • carbohydrates
  • minerals
  • tannic acid.


  • Caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, insomnia or heart palpitations.
  • Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

: 50 gram

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