The overall rating for guarana is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Guarana
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Guarana Simple Report

  • Supplement: Guarana
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Guarana: 149
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 1
  • Number of Claims: 1
  • Effective Dosage Range: 222 milligrams per day

Guarana Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for guarana is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for guarana as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Guarana

There is one study in the database on guarana; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for guarana as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Guarana

Products Names Amount of Guarana
Therm 300mg
Down Size Black Amount not listed.
Animal Energy Amount not listed.
Kissed Amount not listed.
X-Cite 50mg
Full list of all 149 products containing Guarana.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cognitive ability


The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on guarana dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 222 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Guarana.


Title of Study
Improved cognitive performance and mental fatigue following a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement with added guaranĂ¡ (Paullinia cupana)