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guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)
Title: guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers at the University of S ã o Paulo's Public Health School have discovered that the seeds of the tropical shrub guarana, used in fizzy drinks popular in Brazil, contain more than 10 times the amount of catechins found in green tea. Catechins, when properly absorbed, reduce the oxidative stress associated with the development of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disorders, as well as diabetes, cancer, inflammation and premature aging due to cell death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Which weight loss supplements REALLY work?
Caffeine and cayenne pepper aid weight loss as they help us burn more calories at rest, but acai berries and guarana are a waste of time, said Dr Nick Fuller, of the University of Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortcut to Better Brain Power
Natural caffeine is one of the oldest stimulants in the world. And it’s loaded with health benefits. It can enhance your mental clarity and focus, and it’s a potent antioxidant… as long as you take it in moderation and it comes from natural sources. But the problem with most energy drinks these days is the caffeine itself. It’s unnatural and synthetic. We’ve known for a long time that the antioxidant power of caffeine cuts the risk of dying from heart disease or developing Alzheimer’s. But now a study from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers l...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health caffeine coffee guarana Source Type: news

How We Became The Heaviest Drinkers In A Century
I first met alcohol in the late 1980s. It was the morning after one of my parents’ parties. My sister and I, aged nine or ten, were up alone. We trawled the lounge for abandoned cans. I remember being methodical: pick one up, give it a shake to see if there’s anything inside and, if there is, drink! I can still taste the stale, warm metallic tang of Heineken (lager; 5% alcohol by volume) on my tongue. Just mind the ones with cigarette butts in. Other times we’d sneak a sip of Dad’s Rémy Martin VSOP (cognac; 40%) when he wasn’t looking, even though we didn’t like the taste. It came...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sen. Markey Wants Energy Drink Makers To Stop Marketing To Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – Energy drinks promise to pump us up with a just a few sips. They continue to grow in popularity, and that concerns public health officials. These drinks are considered supplements, not beverages. That means many of them are not regulated like other food products. That lack of oversight comes at a time when a number of people say they are having adverse reactions to energy drinks. Steve Popson, now 27 years old, has a defibrillator for his heart. He believes this is the result of a chronic dependence on energy drinks. He often drank 4-5 a day. “I never thought one thing about it.” Then one ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rachelrmcknight Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Energy Drinks Source Type: news

This Is What It's Like To Vape Caffeine
Why sip on a cup of coffee when you can literally inhale your daily dose of caffeine? Vancouver-based Eagle Energy Vapor is one of several companies currently selling a caffeine vaporizer. These things work pretty much like e-cigarettes, but instead of delivering a hit of nicotine to your system, they deliver a caffeine buzz. A bunch of intrepid reporters and editors at The Huffington Post's New York City office decided to test out Eagle Energy's disposable vape pens -- for science, and because most of us are hopeless caffeine addicts who leapt at the chance for an easy fix. Here's what we learned. Eagle Energy's gizm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas
This article originally appeared on Health.com. More from Health.com: 14 Fad Diets You Shouldn't Try 30 Healthy Foods That Could Wreck Your Diet 12 Weight-Loss Secrets from Celebrity Chefs -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Herb’s A Brain Booster
I was hiking in the Amazon Rainforest a few years ago when I was first introduced to a safe and natural super-stimulant that I’ve been recommending to my patients ever since. “This is better than coffee,” a number of my patient s have told me. I usually smile at this point, because the substance I’m talking about is the extract of an Amazonian, caffeine-loaded berry. But they’re right. It really is better than coffee. The substance is guarana, an aphrodisiac, medicinal, appetite suppressant and energy-giving plant named for the Guarani tribe. Legend has it that the first bush sprang up on a b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition caffeine choline coffee energy guarana Source Type: news

Acute caffeine poisoning resulting in atrial fibrillation after guarana extract overdose - Ciszowski K, Biedroń W, Gomólka E.
UNLABELLED: Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is the climbing vine native to Amazon Basin, characterized by high caffeine content in its seeds. Guarana extract is a common ingredient of energy drinks used in order to boost energy and physical endurance and increa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Can Be Deadly For Young Children, Research Shows
By: Tia Ghose Published: 11/16/2014 09:07 AM EST on LiveScience Thousands of kids have faced serious — and potentially deadly — side effects after consuming energy drinks, new research shows. More than 5,000 cases of people who got sick from energy drinks were reported to U.S. poison control centers between 2010 and 2013, and almost half of those cases were in children did not realize what they were drinking, according to research that will be presented Monday (Nov. 17) at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Many of these cases involved serious side effects, such as seizures, irregular heart rhythms...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warnings issued over energy drinks
“Energy drinks could cause public health problems, says WHO study,” The Guardian reports. A new review discusses the potential harms of these drinks, especially when they are mixed with alcohol. Energy drinks, such as Red Bull and Monster, contain high levels of caffeine, which is a stimulant. They have become increasingly popular over the last 20 years, especially with young people, with many clubbers mixing them with alcohol. The Guardian reports on a new review by the World Health Organization (WHO), which reviewed the literature on the associated health risks and policies related to energy drinks. The revi...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Energy drinks may pose danger to public health, researchers warn
Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers. Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, vitamins, and sometimes other ingredients such as taurine, ginseng, and guarana. They are typically marketed as boosting energy and increasing physical and mental performance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

All Coked Up
How energized do you want to be?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Matthew J. Edlund, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet caffeine Coca-Cola energy drinks extreme sports guarana monster sugared energy drinks Source Type: news

guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)
Title: guarana (Paullinia cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Zoom)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news