In our endless search for that extra bit of energy, many have found that they may need a little bit more than a regular cup of coffee to feel the boost that should come with the added caffeine. Enter Guarana, a supplement made from the crushed seeds of P. cupana or P. sorbilis a shrub native to the Amazon region of South America. Guarana actually contains more caffeine than traditional coffee beans, but in addition to the extra stimulating power has also been shown to increase alertness and focus, as well as aid in weight loss. These factors, along with the fact that Guarana also has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, have made Guarana a very popular choice among energy and diet drink manufacturers. Guarana is actually an ingredient in over 100 drinks worldwide. Besides finding Guarana in drinks, it can also be taken in pill or capsule form. Studied dosing shows positive effects at just 75 mg per day. So if your coffee just isn’t cutting it anymore, you might try adding this little sidekick!