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A stimulant beverage similar to tea, very popular in South America, brewed from the dried leaves and stemlets of a member of the holly family known botanically as Ilex paraguayensis. Yerba mate does contain caffeine although the level is relatively low compared to coffee or tea. Yerba mate also contains significant amounts of vitamins and minerals and other chemicals of note such as theobromine and theophylline. With less caffeine than coffee or black tea, it’s a smart choice for a non-jittery boost of energy along with 196 active compounds, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (green tea has 144). Yerba mate actually has higher polyphenol and antioxidant counts than both green and black teas as well. Yerba mate is used world wide to: 1. Kill Colon Cancer Cells 2. Stimulate the Immune System 3. Increase Daily Nutrient Intake 4. Reduce Cholesterol Levels 5. Promote Healthy Weight Loss
Blood purifier, Cardio Tonic, Antioxidant, Stimulant
Brewed as a tea or coffee