120 capsules (650 mg each)
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A dynamic combination of rainforest botanicals which are used indigenously in the rainforest and South America to increase energy levels and combat fatigue.* For more information on the individual ingredients in Amazon Energy Support, follow the links provided below to the plant database files in the Tropical Plant Database.
Ingredients: A herbal blend of guaraná, yerba maté, suma, maca, and jatobá. To prepare this natural remedy yourself: use 3 parts guaraná and one part each of the remaining plants in the list. To make a small amount... "1 part" could be one tablespoon (you'd have 7 tablespoons of the blended herbal formula). For larger amounts, use "1 part" as one ounce or one cup or one pound. Combine all the herbs together well. The herbal mixture can then be stuffed into capsules or brewed into tea, stirred into juice or other liquid, or taken however you'd like.
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 grams (by weight) as needed or take 1 teaspoon (by volume) as needed
Contraindications: Those sensitive or allergic to caffeine should not take this formula.
Third-Party Published Research*
This rainforest formula has not been the subject of any clinical research. A partial listing of
published research on each herbal ingredient in the formula is shown below. Please refer to the plant database files by clicking on the plant names below to see all available documentation and research.
Guaraná (Paullinia cupana)
Galduróz, J. C., et al. "Acute effects of the Paulinia cupana, `guaraná,' on the cognition of normal volunteers." Rev. Paul. Med. 1994; 112(3):607-11.
Galduróz, J. C. , et al. "The effects of long-term administration of guaraná on the cognition of normal, elderly volunteers." Rev. Paul. Med. 1996; 114(1):1073-78.
Weber, R. B., et al. "Compositions, kits and methods for providing and maintaining energy and mental alertness." U.S. Patent No. 6,413,558. 2002.
Marx, F., et al. "Analysis of guaraná (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis). Part 1. HPLC determination of
caffeine, theobromine and theophylline in guaraná seeds." Dtsch. Lebenstm. Tundsch. 1985; 81(12):390-92.
Yerba Maté (Ilex paraguariensis)
Filip, R., et al. "Antioxidant activity of Ilex paraguariensis and related species." Nutr. Res. 2000;
Sanz, M. D., T. "Mineral elements in maté herb (Ilex paraguariensis St. H.)." Arch. Latinoam. Nutr. 1991;
Schinella, G. R., et al. “Antioxidant effects of an aqueous extract of Ilex paraguariensis.” Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2000; 269(2): 357–60.
Vasquez, A., et al. “Studies on maté drinking.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 1986; 18: 267–72.
Suma (Pfaffia paniculata)
de Oliveira, F. G., et al. "Contribution to the pharmacognostic study of Brazilian ginseng Pfaffia paniculata." An. Farm. Quim. 1980; 20(1-2):277-361.
Nishimoto, N., et al. "Constituents of `Brazil ginseng' and some Pfaffia species." Tennen Yuki Kagobutsu Toronkai Keon Yoshishu 1988; 10:17-24.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a root with aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive hormone levels in adult healthy men." J. Endocrinol. 2003 Jan; 176(1):163-8.
Cicero, A. F., et al. “Lepidium meyenii Walp. improves sexual behaviour in male rats independently from its action on spontaneous locomotor activity. J. Ethnopharmacol. 2001; 75(2-3):225-9.
Canales, M., et al. “Nutritional evaluation of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) in albino mice and their descendants.” Arch. Latinoam. Nutr. 2000; 50(2):126-33.
Jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril)
Yang, D., et al. “Use of caryophyllene oxide as an antifungal agent in an in vitro experimental model of onychomycosis.” Mycopathologia 1999; 148(2): 79–82.
Rouquayrol, M. Z., et. al. “Antifungal activity of essential oils from Northeastern Brazilian plants.” Rev. Brasil Pesq. Med. Biol. 1980; 13: 135-143.
Rahalison, L., et al. “Screening for antifungal activity of Panamanian Plants.” Inst. J. Pharmacog. 1993; 31(1): 68-76.
Verpoorte, R., et al. “Medicinal plants of Surinam. IV. Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 1987; 21(3): 315-318.
Caceres, A., et al. “Plants used in Guatemala for the treatment of dermatomucosal infections. 1: Screening of 38 plant extracts.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 1991; 33(3): 277-283.
*The statements contained herein have not been evaluated
by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained herein is intended and provided for education, research, entertainment and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The plants and/or formulas described herein are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease and no medical claims are made.
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