yerba mate

improves circulation and combats stress

Yerba Mate is made from the naturally and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree, Llex paraguariensis. For centuries, the Ache Guayaki tribe in South America has sipped yerba mate based tea’s for its rejuvenating benefits. 

Yerba Mate contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and a wide array of antioxidants. The leaves are so nutrient dense that the Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 described Yerba Mate as “it difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value” and that Yerba Mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life”. 

Its similarities to the antioxidant power of Green Tea is due to the fact it contains 196 compounds, which 144 area also found in Green Tea.  Its processing method, like that of Green Tea, preserves similar antioxidants and nutrient values. The Journal of Alternative Complement Medicine summarizes Yerba Mate taken in traditional method is “more effective that either green tea or red wine atproducing the highest concentration of polyphenols” in the blood.