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April 04, 2020

Myth or Legend? 

 
Discovered in Brazil by the ancient Guarani tribe, Yerba Maté is a naturally caffeinated leaf from the Ilex Paraguariensis plant, a native holly tree species. The leaves are traditionally dried, ground and then mixed with hot water and spices and served in a hollow gourd. The resulting beverage, Maté, is savoured for ceremonious enjoyment or with friends and family any time of the day.

 

Yerba Maté is everything you could want from a drink, and more. 

 

 

Packed full of transformational properties including antioxidants, adaptogens and nutrients, incorporating this powerful herb into your daily routine will leave your body, mind and soul nourished on every level! 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS 

 

 

SUSTAINED ENERGY & CLARITY 

Unlike the "peak and crash" you get from coffee, Yerba Maté contains "slow release" caffeine which gives you sustained energy over the day to keep you buzzing in the right way. Switched on, focussed and clear.

 

REDUCES STRESS & ANXIETY 

Containing powerful adaptogens that help protect the bodies cells against stress whilst creating new neural pathways that increase mental capacity. The best medicine is always prevention! 

 

IMPROVES WEIGHT LOSS & METABOLISM 

By increasing energy available to your digestive system, Yerba Maté helps to stimulate weight loss by improving overall metabolism within the cells while also limiting the availability of fat cells available to be stored as fat tissue. 

 

DECREASES HEART RISK 

Yerba Maté increases vasodilation and pulmonary circulation, resulting in healthier heart muscles and protection against oxidation of cholesterol. 

 

IMPROVES DETOXIFICATION 

Containing hepatoprotective (liver protecting) and strengthening properties, Yerba Maté works to increase overall detoxification and purification within the liver resulting in better digestion and elimination of toxins. 

 

REDUCES INFLAMMATION 

Yerba Maté has been found to contain 90% more antioxidants than green tea including Polyphenols that reduce inflammation within the body. 

 

REFERENCES: 

Panossian, A., & Wikman, G. (2010). Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System and the Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Their Stress-Protective Activity. Pharmaceuticals (Basel, Switzerland), 3(1), 188–224. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph3010188 

Ghazi M.E. Hussein, Hisashi Matsuda, Seikou Nakamura, Toshihito Akiyama, Kouhei Tamura, Masayuki Yoshikawa, Protective and ameliorative effects of maté (Ilex paraguariensis) on metabolic syndrome in TSOD mice, Phytomedicine, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2011, Pages 88-97, ISSN 0944-7113, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2011.06.036. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S094471131100242X) 

Shaohong Yu, Shou wei Yue, Zhaochun Liu, Tiefeng Zhang, Nan Xiang, Hui Fu, Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) improves microcirculation of volunteers with high blood viscosity: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Experimental Gerontology, Volume 62, 2015, Pages 14-22, ISSN 0531-5565, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.12.016.(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0531556514003799) 

Arçari DP et al. 2011. “Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Yerba Maté Extract (Ilex Paraguariensis) Ameliorate Insulin Resistance in Mice with High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity.” Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 335(2):110–15. 

Pimentel, G., Lira, F., Rosa, J., Caris, A., Pinheiro, F., Ribeiro, E., . . . Oyama, L. (2013). Yerba mate extract (ilex paraguariensis) attenuates both central and peripheral inflammatory effects of diet-induced obesity in rats. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 24(5), 809-818. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.04.016 

Rusinek-prystupa, E., Marzec, Z., Sembratowicz, I., Samoliska, W., Kiczorowska, B., & Kwiecie, M. (2016). Content of selected minerals and active ingredients in teas containing yerba mate and rooibos. Biological Trace Element Research, 172(1), 266-275. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.laureate.net.au/10.1007/s12011-015-0588-9 

Bracesco, A.G. Sanchez, V. Contreras, T. Menini, A. Gugliucci, Recent advances on Ilex paraguariensis research: Minireview, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 136, Issue 3, 2011, Pages 378-384, ISSN 0378-8741, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2010.06.032.

(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874110004320)