Guaraná for Sports & Fitness
Also indexed as:Paullinia cupana
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Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that guaraná helps improve stamina.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Guaraná contains a substance similar to caffeine, which could be responsible for caffeine-like effects such as improving endurance performance. However, no research has directly tested guaraná in athletes.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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