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Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Every year in South America, hundreds of thousands of tons of yerba mate are produced.

In Argentina, for example, 172,000 tons of yerba mate are produced every year, another 100,000 are produced in Brazil and 60,000 in Paraguay. Yerba mate ritual has persisted for centuries in these cultures and has grown in popularity over the last several years due to its countless health benefits. If you're thinking about trying yerba mate, keep reading. Explained below is everything you need to know:


Yerba mate has been known for centuries to replenish the body with energy and vitality.

From the Tupi people of Brazil and the Guarani people of Paraguay, the Argentinian gauchos and the Spanish Conquistadors, yerba mate culture has been passed on generation to generation.

Here is why yerba mate is gaining popularity worldwide:

Yerba mate contains:

● About 27 mg of Caffeine per serving for long lasting energy and focus without the jitters.

Theophylline - an anti-inflammatory compound known to treat asthma and other respiratory problems.

Theobromine - an alkaloid known to decrease blood pressure, thus helping prevent cardiovascular illnesses, heart attacks, and cancer.

● More antioxidants than tea or coffee that help slow cell aging and degeneration, strengthen the body against damage, and increase physical stamina

● More metabolism-boosting nutrients than green tea that improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels and help the body burn fat.

Polyphenols which contribute to a healthy immune system, better sleep, less allergies and a faster metabolism.

B vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B5 and B complex which help the body digest food and stay energised as well as contribute to healthy muscles, skin and hair.

Vitamin A which promotes good eye health, cell growth and a healthy immune system.

Vitamin C for good heart health, skin health and immunity.

Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that improves circulation and helps the body repair tissues.

Potassium for a healthy heart.

Magnesium which helps blood synthesise proteins and relaxes and repairs muscles.

Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Zinc, vital minerals for the body.

Biotin for healthy nerves, bone marrow, skin and hair.

Choline for liver and gallbladder health and production of important hormones.

15 Amino Acids for increased cellular health and growth.

Phytochemicals which stimulate the immune system and reduce cholesterol.

With all this natural goodness packed into one plant, you can see why the Spaniards were amazed at the energy and good health of the Guaraní and other indigenous people when they landed on the shores of Argentina!


Now that you have a better understanding of its health benefits, are you interested in giving yerba mate a try? If you want to experience the unique benefits and energy boost that yerba mate has to offer, or if you just want to add a new beverage to your repertoire, we're here to help. Head to our online store to check out all of our different yerba mate flavors and gourds. We also have a variety of accessories to help you prepare the perfect cup of yerba mate for yourself. Order yours today!

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