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Yerba Mate tea is an invigorating folk wellness tradition. It is high in natural antioxidants and helps clear mental fog and fatigue.** In addition, Yerba Mate can:

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What is Yerba Mate?

Scientifically known as Ilex paraguariensis, yerba mate is a plant that has been used in the traditional health practices and social rituals of South American tribes for centuries. Its leaves are dried to make a tea-like drink that is one of the most popular beverages in South America. Yerba mate tea is sometimes sweetened or combined with milk or fruit juices and can be enjoyed hot or cold. This herbal drink has become increasingly popular around the world, including the United States, as an alternative to coffee and "true" tea (Camellia sinensis), such as black and green tea. Yerba mate is world-renowned for its stimulating, reinvigorating effects.**

Yerba mate features the xanthine compounds theobromine and theophylline, as well as a notable amount of caffeine. Other natural phytochemicals present include polyphenols, flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Because of these nutrients, the herb supplies considerable free-radical-fighting antioxidant activity.**

Historically utilized to promote energy levels, yerba mate works as a stimulant, largely due to its caffeine content. In addition to its revitalizing effects on physical energy, the herb appears to energize the mind; clearing brain fog and dispelling mental fatigue. It has also been associated with optimal metabolism and balanced blood lipid and blood sugar levels. The herb may help to maintain overall cardiovascular wellness. With its potent natural caffeine content, yerba mate is also sometimes used as part of a healthy weight management program that includes a sensible diet and regular exercise.**

Yerba Mate Products

Yerba mate is usually available as dried leaves in either tea bag or loose tea form. For those who don't care for its earthy, green-tea-like taste or seek a more convenient delivery system, the herb is also offered as a capsule or tablet supplement. Herbal tinctures may be available. Yerba mate supplements are sometimes standardized to supply exact levels of its most active compounds.**

Yerba Mate Directions for Use

Before beginning any regular supplementation, be sure to contact your health care provider. There is no set yerba mate dosage, but capsules and tablets are typically offered in the range of 450 to 600 mg. Each 600 mg capsule is equivalent to 1-2 cups of brewed yerba mate tea.**