New Saponins Discovered in Yerba Mate Tea

Saponins represent the frothy, foamy bubbles seen upon adding hot water to your yerba mate. These somewhat mysterious compounds are related to myriad health benefits associated with yerba mate, and their presence may even indicate the nutritional strength of a particular mate. A few years Read More

Yerba Mate Tea and Diabetes

With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society, many products are being marketed as somehow stopping, reversing or helping diabetes. I find myself walking around supermarkets taking photos of products that can “reverse my diabetes”, because if there is one fact any diabetic has Read More

Yerba Mate Tea vs Rooibos Tea

One hails from South America and another from South Africa, but both of their health benefits and growing popularity point North. Exclusively grown in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis), pronounced “yer-BAH mah-TAY”, is the National Drink across the region, where at least Read More

3 Insanely Powerful Green Herbs to Heal the Body

Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color of plants. With sufficient light, plants rely on chlorophyll to produce food. Humans are also able to leverage the power of this verdant compound, helping us to detoxify the body and protect the heart. But just because a Read More

How much yerba mate should I drink?

South Americans safely drink upwards of 1–4 liters of yerba mate per day. In United States, Canada, and Europe, it’s not uncommon for an avid yerba mate drinker to consume at least 1–2 liters per day. The amount of yerba mate you consume daily will Read More

Psychological Effects of Yerba Mate

For years I’ve lauded many physical and psychological effects of yerba mate yerba in videos such as these and these (and these). We’ve discussed how yerba mate acts as an adaptogenic herb, helping to restore the body to optimal functioning. Then there was our research Read More

Yerba Mate vs Coffee

Perhaps you’re thinking about replacing coffee with yerba mate. So you’re now wondering, what’s the difference between yerba mate caffeine and coffee caffeine? Good question. And it may surprise you that caffeine apparently has different effects, depending on the plant it’s contained within. Today, we’ll Read More

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