I often get asked why Yerba Maté is my favorite caffeinated beverage, and I'll say that I like how it makes me feel: clear and energized. I'll say that it is very healthy. And I'll say that even though it "tastes like licking the earth", it grows on you. Here I wanted to call out some more specifics of Yerba Mate's benefits.
Yerba Maté's Benefits
- It doesn't drop you like coffee does, it "sets" you down.
It has 196 active chemicals in it
- Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex
- Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus
- 11 Polyphenols
- Additional Compounds: Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.
According to Dr. Mowrey, Director of Mountainwest Institute of Herbal Sciences, one group of investigators from the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society concluded that Yerba Mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life." They focused especially on Pantothenic Acid, remarking that it is "rare to find a plant with so much of this significant and vital nutrient. . . It is indeed difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value."~ Quote Source