Yerba Mate (pronounced sure-BAH MAH-tay) is a type of holly plant native to Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Drunk for thousands of years by the native Guaraní Tribe of the Amazon, the plant has been revered for its ability to naturally stimulate the mind and body. With over 10x the antioxidant power of green tea, it has more healing power and nutrition than any other plant on the Earth. Mate contains a unique combination of caffeine (in coffee), theophylline (in tea), and theobromine (in chocolate) which is responsible for refreshing your mind, uplifting your mood, and remaining alert without any jitters or crashes. There’s no other herb like yerba mate. —Dave “Mate” Askaripour
Yerba Mate Testimonials
I was an average student my whole life. This year since I started drinking mate, I’m
a straight A student. It’s great! Drinking mate is the same as studying.”
There’s no question for me on the benefits of yerba mate. It has lowered my blood pressure, helped with my sleeping habits and gets me through the days little trials smoother than I would usually handle it. Miracle drink man! I try turning on as many people as I can to drinking mate.
—Jerry Shannon Tignor
Every time I sit down to drink the yerba mate I want to study. It is as if the yerba is preparing me to become an erudite. I know that this is a stretch, but I wonder if the yerba helps in repairing brain cells. It may in fact create more synapses in the brain pathways. Just until recently, I had a slight disdain for mathematics (except for statistics). Now, I want to have a better than mediocre level of math comprehension. All due to the yerba mate. — Jason King
You were the guy that got me onto Yerba Mate! It got me off coffee and introduced me to a nice, chilled high, without the comedown and heart palpitations I got with coffee.
— Reece Joseph Jones
I just wanna say thank you very much for bringing Mate into my life for it’s amazing and has greatly increased the quality of my life and my energy levels.
I’ve been using yerba mate for weight lifting, or just push ups, pull ups, or crunches, for the past 4 or 5 years. The mate definitely helps to quell and alleviate if not totally eliminate any soreness (I never stretch). If I forget to drink mate, I’m usually sorer than I would otherwise be.
Health Benefits of Yerba Mate
- Increases wellbeing and Happiness
- Natural Energizer
- Relaxes the Muscles
- Loaded with Antioxidants
- Decreases Stress
- Improves Sleep
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Lowers Bad Cholesterol
- Fights Colon Cancers
- Helps with Type II Diabetes
- Help you Lose Weight
- Boosts Creativity
- Improves Immune System
sources: Mejia, de Evlira Gonzalez. “Dicaffeoylquinic acids in Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) inhibit NF-κB nucleus translocation in macrophages and induce apoptosis by activating caspases-8 and -3 in human colon cancer cells.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 55, no. 10 (2011): 1509-1522.
Heck, C.I. and De Mejia, E.G. (2007), Yerba Mate Tea (Ilex paraguariensis): A Comprehensive Review on Chemistry, Health Implications, and Technological Considerations. Journal of Food Science, 72: R138–R151. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00535.x, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j. 1750-3841.2007.00535.x/full (accessed: July 16, 2012).
Hey Dave I would just like to thank you for sending out that package very quickly. I definitely taste and feel the difference when drinking out of a gourd. Thanks again my friend see you on live chat!
— Caryl Marie-Sainte, California
The Ascension is a Delicious yerba mate. This is the first time I’ve experienced a Paraguayan yerba and the taste is extremely robust! The flavor fills the senses with an aura of fullness and awareness, it is extremely satiating, I recommend enjoying it with a side of fresh raw almonds!
—Josh Krouse, New York
I bought 5 gourds and gave 3 away and kept 2 for myself and everybody loves them. At first look I thought they were on the small side but I was wrong they hold a lot of Yerba they are so easy to use and very durable great for travel and being on the move. It could even be stored in a pocket when snowboarding or hiking with out it getting broken. I’m very happy and will be buying more.
—Anthony Stillinovich, Utah
David! You really are a real mate expert. You kick some serious ass.
—Bruno Truiti, Brazil
Gourd was badass superb, and everything worked like a dream. Thank you dave & circle of drink also about the sweet bombilla, and mate sample. Can’t wait to get my hands on them, just have to wait the gourd to cure. Can highly recommend you guys. Spread the word and pass the gourd!”
—Erno Koivistoinen, Finland
Amigos. Saludos de Arizona. Just received my Cacto Gourd. Wow I am was shocked all you sent with the Gourd. The bombilla is perfecto. I have been drinking Mate for about 5 years now and love sharing this fabulous drink and finding good friends to enjoy it with. Thank you again for all you do por el Mundo de Mate.
—Maline Lewis, Arizona
My yerba mate is on it’s way … soon, I can feeeel it … Thank you Dave Mate, you’re the go to mate man.
—Tee Broxson, California
Just want to say thanks! My Mateo mate arrived today and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the yerba as well so that I can break it in properly. Salud,
—Daniel Green, Idaho
Hey brother, thanks for such a nice mate. I didn’t know it had legs. I love it.
—Jason King, Nevada
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