In this Article
- What other names is Guarana known by?
- What is Guarana?
- How does Guarana work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Guarana.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, guarana should be taken with caution due to the caffeine content. Small amounts are probably not harmful; however, consuming more than 200 mg/day has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects.
Avoid consuming large amounts of guarana if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding. Large amounts of guarana might not be safe.
- You have a heart condition.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have anxiety.
- You have an eye disease called glaucoma.
- You have osteoporosis.
- You have a bleeding condition.
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