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Introduction with the chemical components in Yerba Mate!


                                                                   
 photo by: Valerii Yevtushenko
Yerba Mate translation is mate herb, and there can't be a herb without any natural compounds, that can only improve your health state. Yerba mate is rich with many minerals and chemical elements that are part of our body. It has a perfect amount of caffeine, polyphenols, xanthines and other minerals which we'll discuss.
There is a reason behind stimulant, anti-oxidant and antimicrobial effects that Yerba Mate brings. Of course, it's the composition of this beverage.
Let's start with the most familiar one: caffeine
Yerba Mate has a perfect amount of caffeine, enough to deliver you the wakefulness and alertness but save you from the uncomfortable symptoms. Despite caffeine as one of many Xanthines, Yerba Mate also contains theophylline and theobromine.

Xanthine:

    content in %

Caffeine

 0.7%-1.7%

Theobromine

0.3%-0.9%

Theophylline

small quantities

 
Yerba Mate contains a huge amount of minerals such as one of the most worldwide used minerals because of their good effects, magnesium, and calcium, then manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorus etc.
We have to mention the elements that we can't imagine our existence without, vitamins:
Yerba mate is a healthy infusion rich with vitamins such as A C E group of vitamins and the whole B Complex.

Vitamins in Yerba mate:

A- important for good vision and our immune system

C- very strong antioxidant, reduces high blood pressure

B-  part of cell health and red blood cells growth

B2- improves our nerve function 

B3- reducing cholesterol levels and heart diseases

B5- improves skin, eyesight, and hair

 
At the very end, we have to mention the polyphenols because they are part of the Yerba Mate composition. It contains plentiful polyphenols and we would like to highlight the flavonoids such as quercetin and rutin.
 

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