Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) | 20% Theobromine – Powder, 50g
Yerba Mate is packed full of constituents including Xanthines, Caffeoyl derivatives, Saponins and Polyphenols. Among the stimulating Xanthines are caffeine and theobromine, which are also found in tea, coffee, and chocolate. Botany’s Yerba Mate Extract is standardized to contain ≤20% Theobromine.
Yerba Mate has been used as an alternative to coffee or tea by native populations of South America for centuries, it is said to provide the stimulating, waking effects of coffee without the downsides, the health benefits of tea and the joyous experience of consuming chocolate. Yerba mate may also contain seven out of nine essential amino acids, in addition to nearly every vitamin and mineral your body needs.
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What is Yerba Mate Extract?
Yerba mate or Ilex paraguariensis is a plant species of the holly genus Ilex native to South America. The leaves of the plant have been used to brew a type of herbal tea called Mate for centuries by the indiginous populations of what is today, Paraguay. The plant is packed full of chemical constituents including Caffeine and Theobromine, which are thought to give it its potentially medicinal properties. It’s said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate.
Yerba Mate Benefits and Uses
Studies have shown that Yerba Mate may have the following benefits:
- Promotes healthy energy levels
- Promotes feelings of alertness and wakefulness
- May contain antioxidant properties
- Promotes a positive mood
Additional Information on Yerba Mate
The indigenous Guaraní and some Tupí communities (whose territory covered present-day Paraguay) first cultivated and used yerba mate prior to European colonization of the Americas. Its consumption was exclusive to the natives of only two regions of the territory that today is Paraguay. Only after the Europeans discovered its commercialization potential, did it become widespread throughout the province and even to others in the Spanish Crown. The leaves of the plant are steeped in hot water to make a beverage known as mate. Brewed cold, it is used to make tereré. Both the plant and the beverage contain caffeine.
Where to Buy Yerba Mate
Botany offers high-quality Yerba Mate powder in a quantity of 50g. Our Yerba Mate has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
For Best Results:
- Take 250mg orally up to 2 times daily.
- Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
- A 50g jar contains 200 x 250mg servings.
- We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.
One Serving (250mg) Contains:
- Yerba Mate 250mg
- Other Ingredients: none.
- No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.
Do not use if tamper seal is broken.