What are Yerba Mate's health benefits?
There are many health benefits from drinking Yerba mate.
Yerba Mate contains a caffeine like stimulant called Mateine. Many people claim it is the same compound. After drinking yerba mate for more than 20 years we believe that it is NOT the same.
Mateine provides the energy of a caffeine buzz without the nervous jitter associated with Caffeine.
Yerba mate contains Theobromine. This alkaloid is found in Cacao. Theobromine helps yerba mate exert a smoother, longer-lasting stimulating effect.
Theobromine is an effective vasodilator that relaxes the smooth muscle in blood vessels and allows for better blood flow, lowering blood pressure. Whereas caffeine is a vasoconstrictor that increases blood pressure.
It induces mental clarity and It is not habit forming as many caffeinated drinks are.
Yerba Mate has been known to boost and stimulate the immune system.
Yerba Mate helps to blocks the oxidation of low-density cholesterol by increasing antioxidant levels in the blood.
It improves digestion and may repair damaged or diseased gastrointestinal tissues and aids in constipation issues.
Yerba Mate aids in weight loss by reducing your appetite this is due to its thermogenic effect which boosts energy waste and contributes to fat elimination.
It is known as an anti diabetic agent slowing development of hyperglycemia (excess sugar in blood).
Mateine and Amino Acids (especially choline and tryptophan) in yerba mate may be responsible for relieving depression.
Yerba Mate may help lessen the effects of allergies possibly by stimulating adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids.
Yerba Mate has been shown to reduce blood pressure due to its potassium and magnesium content.
Yerba Mate is nutrient packed with naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants & amino acids!
It contains 24 different vitamins and minerals, 15 types of amino acids, and a wide array of powerful antioxidants.
Here is an abbreviated list of some of the vitamins and minerals typically found in yerba mate:
Yerba Mate aids in weight loss by reducing your appetite and it is known as an anti diabetic agent slowing development of hyperglycemia (excess sugar in blood).
Yerba Mate improves sleep cycles, induces more REM sleep and increases time in the Delta state of sleep. Many people report they require less sleep and it is deeper and more relaxing when they do.
Dr. Mowrey noted that one group of investigators from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that Yerba Mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life." They focused especially on Pantothenic Acid, remarking that it is "rare to find a plant with so much of this significant and vital nutrient. . .
It is indeed difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value." And based on cell studies, Yerba Mate "may help prevent oral cancer." (D. Mowery 1997).
A great reference for this page is the article found at bebrainfit.com, we thank them for their extensive research and reporting .
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