When I was doing research for my book, “Are You A Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks-How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”, I was disappointed over learning what guarana does.
Book Excerpt of the Week
Everything guarana can do, caffeine can do better.
Guarana is a natural source of caffeine, and many time getting caffeine from a natural source is preferable. We’ve reviewed a few energy drinks with guarana.
But unlike green tea extract, guarana doesn’t come with its own unique set of benefits.
- Guarana is supposed to increase fat metabolism. So does caffeine, and a caffeine-free guarana extract didn’t show the same fat-metabolism effects.
- Guarana is supposed to improve mood and concentration, so does caffeine. See [How do Caffeine Theanine Interactions Affect Mood and Attention? and the video below:
Stay tuned for next week’s book excerpt as we continue our page-by-page exploration through the Energy Drink Guide (now on Audible!!!).
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