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    Yerba Mate Leaf Extract

    Ilex Paraguariensis

    Yerba Mate Leaf Extract

    What is it?

    Yerba mate is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). For centuries, South America’s Aché Guayakí tribe have sipped yerba mate from a traditional mate gourd for its rejuvenative effects. These rainforest people find tremendous invigoration, focus, and nourishment in yerba mate.


    Key Information

    • Mental function: Early research suggests that drinking a beverage containing yerbe mate does not affect mental performance in healthy females.
    • Diabetes: Early research suggests that drinking yerba mate tea three times daily for 60 days can lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
    • Osteoporosis: Drinking a traditional yerba mate tea daily might reduce the rate of bone loss in postmenopausal women.

    More Information

    In foods, mate is used to make a tea-like beverage, known as maté or Yerba Maté, which is very popular in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.


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