· By Nicolas Beaupre
Yerba Mate: Probably the best natural pre-workout on earth.
Yerba Mate Tea is getting more and more attention in the sport world in the last couple of years. From Lionel Messi (you might have heard of him) to Antoine Griezmann, there’s an abundant list of top athletes that seem to really benefit from Yerba Mate as a pre-workout beverage.
While there’s limited scientific studies on how the tea can affect your physical performances, there are a good number of facts that clearly demonstrate that Yerba Mate is one of the best Allie for your sweat session!
Here are three good reasons why Yerba Mate is probably the best natural pre-workout on earth;
It’s naturally rich in Caffeine;
Scientific studies have shown that caffeine can improve endurance performance, high intensity exercise, and power sports. Most of the world’s top athletes say that consuming caffeine is an essential part of their routine to be at the top of their game. The recommended dose will vary by body weight, but it’s usually 200 to 400 mg, taken 40 to 60 minutes before a workout.
The presence of Theobromine;
Theobromine is a bitter alkaloid also found in cacao that is a mild stimulant. While caffeine and theobromine have similar effects, the key difference is that caffeine has an effect on the central nervous system and theobromine most significantly affects smooth muscle, which is why many say that theobromine acts as a natural muscle relaxer.
And is this amazing before a spinning session? Theobromine is a potent bronchodilator (opens up airways in the body) and is known to regulate your blood flow. We're no doctors, but in other words, Theobromine is an amazing natural component that may enhance your respiration and improve your blood circulation when you need it the most.
It can help you recover faster;
Yerba Mate is known for its multiple benefits on global health. The plant is naturally packed with 24 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. These large amounts of beneficial nutrients definitely have a positive impact on physical recovery as well as hydration of the body.
Even if we often feel like it is, Yerba Mate is not a magical drink like Michael's Secret Stuff in space jam. Yerba Mate will certainly not magically make you 5x times better, faster & stronger. But if it’s matched with a consistent routine, enough sleep and good nutrition, it could definitely help you to achieve your goals and become a champ at what you do!
Many other drinks will offer some physical benefits of Yerba Mate. Even coffee is a natural option known to be highly beneficial before physical activities. But since it’s less acidic, rich in key nutrients and in Theobromine, we believe that Yerba Mate wins as the best natural pre-workout on earth!