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common name for the plant family Sapindaceae, a primarily tropical family of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbaceous climbers, as well as a genus, Sapindus, in that family found in Asia and the Americas. The soapberry family includes the litchi.
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(Paullinia cupana), an evergreen shrub of the family Sapindaceae, growing wild in Brazil and Venezuela. The seeds of the guaraná contain resins, tannins, and up to 5 percent caffeine. A paste, also called guarana, is obtained from the seeds; it is used for medicinal purposes in some countries. The paste yields caffeine: it is also mixed into chocolate and is used in preparing a beverage that is similar to coffee.

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VIPA is made with a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts, including guarana seed extract, ginseng, ginkgo biloba and green tea, which are meant to work synergistically to support and maintain a healthy metabolism and boost physical and mental energy.
Featuring a sweet passion fruit flavor, this drink includes: taurine, inositol, caffeine, Siberian ginseng root extract, and guarana seed extract.
Clinical research has shown the effectiveness of this formulation, which includes guarana seed extract, black tea leaves extract, grape skin and seed extracts, ginger root extract and dill weed extract.