Drinking mate for ADHD: Can it be helpful?
Mate is way more than just a beverage! This infusion also has several health benefits, such as energizing virtues and is also widely used to aid with concentration and mental stimulation. That said, many people use yerba mate to treat attention deficits such as ADHD, instead of taking medication.
MATE FOR CLARITY OF MIND
It has been proven that mate positively affects cognitive functions, thus facilitating concentration. The infusion gives you your daily energy dose, without the unwanted effects of caffeine (tremors, energy crashes, heartburns, etc.). How? Thanks to theobromine!
WHAT IS THEOBROMINE?
What is this imposing word? It is actually an alkaloid (nitrogenous plant-based molecule) also found in cocoa, which acts like a muscle relaxant and lowers blood pressure. In other words, it is what allows mate to counteract the unwanted effects of caffeine. It gives you an energy boost while still remaining calm, no « kick » or « crash ».
REAL FUEL FOR THE BRAIN
Drinking mate allows you to be relaxed while keeping your mind sharp and alert all day long, and on an ongoing basis. The unique combination of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline (the main alkaloid in tea leaves) found in yerba mate therefore has a positive impact on cognitives functions. Everything to awaken the superhero in you!
LESS CAFFEINE, MORE ENERGY
Mate acts like a natural relaxant, containing less caffeine than coffee, so it does not cause negative effects like tremors and agitations that can be caused by energy drinks. So you can go on with your day without worrying about lacking energy. Plus, mate doesn’t affect sleep, but rather aids relaxation, both mentally and physically.
A NATURAL BRAIN STIMULANT
The fact that it contains less caffeine than coffee and other energy drinks on the market doesn’t affect concentration and brain stimulation in any way. It is in fact the opposite! The other active compounds found in mate balance out the caffeine level, which gives you a more lasting and sustained energizing effect, so without the energy crash. You therefore benefit from better concentration on a longer period of time to help you get through your busy days!