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AYURVEDIC HERB SUPPLEMENTS

Guarana (PAULLINIA CUPANA)

Feel energized, alert, and lose weight with Guarana Tincture. This stimulating Brazilian fruit is an appetite suppressant.

How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Guarana is a fruit found in Brazil and South America that promotes weight loss and increases energy. It has a fairly high caffeine content, and can improve memory and alertness. It has also been reported to improve heavy moods with it's bright, awakening effects. It's diuretic and appetite-suppressant effects support healthy weight loss.




A favorite of athletes who require large amounts of energy to train.

SUGGESTED USE

1 dropper full 2x/day or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines

Biocharacteristics of Guarana

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Moves Energy:
Outward

OUTWARD

Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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Nerves

NERVES

Marrow tissue (Majja Dhatu) includes bone marrow and nervous tissue.

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Affinity: Weight Loss
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Guarana
Help
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Nervine

STRONG NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Constituents:
Caffeine Methylxanthines

CAFFEINE-METHYLXANTHINES

Methylxanthines are purine alkaloids that have a stimulant and bronchodilating effect.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Guarana

Oats / Oatmeal

Oats / Oatmeal has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Antidepressant, Nervine, Appetite-suppressant

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Wakes-you-up, Appetite-suppressant

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Wakes-you-up, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Apple (raw)

Apple (raw) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Appetite-suppressant

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Orange Zest

Orange Zest has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Stevia

Stevia has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Nervine

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Appetite-suppressant

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Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Saffron

Saffron has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Guarana

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant

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Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Builds-stamina, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag)

Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Damiana

Damiana has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nervine, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Find a true source of hope

Find a true source of hope has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Builds-stamina, Nervine

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Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Guarana may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.

HERB DRUG INTERACTION RISK

Here are some potential herb drug interactions. Please see your health care provider for more information.
  • Antidepressant: Do not combine with antihistamines.

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