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gua·ra·na

 (gwä′rə-nä′)
n.
1. A shrub or woody vine (Paullinia cupana) of Amazonia whose seeds are high in caffeine and other alkaloids.
2. A preparation made from the seeds of this plant, used in beverages and as an herbal medicine for its stimulant and tonic properties.

[Brazilian Portuguese guaraná, from Tupí *wara'na.]

guarana

(ɡwəˈrɑːnə)
n
(Plants) a climbing shrub, Pauinia cupana, that is native to Venezuela and Brazil and whose seeds contain a higher concentration of caffeine than is found in coffee beans
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The guarana extract found in CafeForm also act on the abdomen by eliminating water and fatty deposits around sensitive areas.
Marchers will gather on Rubislaw Terrace from 11am then parade down Union Street with the Guarana Drummers, ahead of a rally at the Castlegate from 12.15pm.
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Most contain similar ingredients - water, sugar, caffeine, certain vitamins, minerals and stimulants such as guarana, taurine and ginseng that have no nutritional benefit.
Q Should I consume guarana ingredients or supplements?
Guarana, the energy-and brain-boosting seed from the Amazon rainforests with its many reported benefits is becoming a sought-after food supplement in the West, and helping the South American tribes who grow it survive and thrive.
Such drinks contain stimulants including caffeine, guarana, taurine and ginseng.
However, positive and negative effects of Li can be influenced by interaction with some nutritional elements such as those present in food beverages, including coffee, tea, and guarana (Paullinia cupana, mainly used as caffeine source for the industrial production of energy beverages), that are consumed highly and habitually worldwide.