Mate delivers a smooth increase of energy without the “ caffeine crash ”, the nervous jitters, stress, stomach burns, and other side effects often related to caffeine. Theobromine is what really changes the game! This alkaloid found in Cacao is a natural muscle relaxer that has the reputation to eases anxiety and stress. This compound that naturally lowers blood pressure, drastically diminish the unwanted effects of caffeine. Having said that, mate really puts you in a state of mental clarity that facilitates concentration and has a positive impact on cognitive functions.
A research has been conducted between 14 healthy adults (half male, half female). 60 minutes before exercice, half of them ingested 1 gram of yerba mate while the other half received a placebo.
The results have shown that the group who took yerba mate before exercice, burned 24% more fat than the other group. Yerba mate did increase the fat burning without affecting the physical performances.
These compounds act as stimulants.
They include caffeine, theobromine and theophylline.
This combination creates the unique effect of mate.
The key compounds that are fighting against
diseases. These have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory
and cholesterol-lowering properties.
These antioxidants are highly present in the plant.
They are the main health-promoting chemicals
in yerba mate.
The plant contains chemical compounds called saponins. These have shown to be effective for preventing and fighting cancer cells. Scientific validations have shown that yerba mate was able to kill cancer cells and reduce inflammation.
“ The cancer cell self-destructs because its DNA has been damaged,” Elvira de Meja explains. She and her scientists believe yerba mate benefits induce apoptosis and cancer cell death makes it a promising treatment option for all types of cancer. Not only yerba mate kill cancer cells, but they also reduce cellular inflammation. Inflammation can cause cancer’s onset and progression. Mate’s anti-inflammatory capabilities are one of the major reasons de Meja sees it as such a viable cancer-fighting agent.
You possibly have heard that yerba mate may be the cause of certain cancers, but that only applies on certain cases (smoked yerba mate). Most of the world’s Yerba Mate is processed using a heavily smoked drying system that uses burning wood to dry the mate leaves. This drying method is known to produce a mate which contains (PAHs) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, chemicals shown to be carcinogens if consumed at high concentration.
Our Yerba Mate is 100% air dried through a process that use warm air instead of smoke. That drying system enable the leaves to be free of PAHs. This creates a safe, healthy and light tasting Yerba Mate.
With less caffeine than coffee, mate doesn't causes the jitters or the stress often related to caffeine beverages. It also rarely interfere with sleep. It's often said by mate drinkers that it helps you to relax.
Caffeine known to provoke a caffeine crash when the effects go away. This is something that basically doesn't happens with mate! The stimulating effect is a lot more smoother and long lasting due to the lower amount of caffeine and other compounds present in the plant.
The presence of Theobromine mixed with the other alkaloid in mate really does something unique. It hasn't been scientifically proven, but it's often said that yerba mate has positive effects on the mood.
Theobromine is what really changes the game! This alkaloid found in Cacao is a natural muscle relaxer that has the reputation to eases anxiety and stress. This compound that naturally lowers blood pressure, drastically diminish the unwanted effects of caffeine. Having said that, mate really puts you in a state of mental clarity that facilitates concentration and has a positive impact on cognitive functions.