Guaraná is a plant native to the Amazon basin. The guaraná has large leaves and flowers, but it is best known for the seeds within the fruit. The seeds contain about twice the caffeine found in a coffee bean.
Guaraná seeds may come with health benefits from the caffeine content. Potential benefits include increase in brain functionality, high in antioxidants, and fights fatigue. Other benefits include promotion of regularity and soothe digestive distress, healthy skin, heart health, and increase weight loss.
Natural Guaraná can be very bitter. It tastes best when its extracts are mixed and dissolved into high-energy beverages, where the flavor can be altered to a sweeter taste. Many companies who sell energy beverages are learning the many benefits guaraná carries.