Stimulants can be excellent performance enhancers. They can provide an edge when you need it or just a boost when you’re feeling drowsy.
The ancient herb Yerba Mate is both intensely stimulating and intensely healthful. It’s been honored since ancient times by the people of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, where it was treated as a sacred gift from the gods and even used as currency at certain points in history.
Yerba mate has a very long track record of favor, and today it outperforms every other stimulant on the market. Here’s why:
1. Yerba Mate is packed with Nutrients and Antioxidants
Naturally occurring vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, Niacin and minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and zinc, plus antioxidants and saponins.
We use concentrated yerba mate, so the small amount that we use in each energy gel pack contains about the same amount of trace vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as a regular brewed cup--er, gourd--of yerba mate.
2. Yerba Mate is an All-Natural Stimulant
There are three naturally occurring stimulants in yerba mate that coexist with other natural compounds that ease the rate of absorption. So, you’ll experience a gentler onset of mental and physical boost, instead of a raging high following by a hard crash.
The three stimulants are caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. Caffeine is the most abundant, with supporting amounts of theobromine--the stimulant found in cacao--and theophylline. Caffeine has a stronger and more immediate effect on the body, where theobromine can have a steadier and longer lasting stimulating effect.
3. Yerba Mate is a Powerful Adaptogen
Adaptogens are special plants that buffer your body’s response to stress.
Because yerba mate is an adaptogenic stimulant, you get to experience the stimulation of caffeine without the crash that you’d experience from coffee or energy drinks.
Say what? Energy without the crash? Yup. That’s right.
Adaptogens buffer the intensity of the stress response in the alarm phase, and buffer the crash of the stress response. (Source: Calgary Avansino)
4. Yerba Mate is Naturally Derived
Unlike other stimulants, the yerba mate concentrate we use is minimally processed, which means it doesn’t get the chance to pick up trace amounts of harmful chemicals that get left behind by harsh processing.
5. Yerba Mate is Gut Friendly
It’s easy on the gut, which makes it perfect to use when you’re exercising. Yerba mate has also been known to aid digestion, which means that not only will it not cause problems, it can help your gut work through other food, too.
6. Yerba Mate Boosts Energy without the Jitters
The combination of adaptogenic properties, combination of three stimulants instead of just one, and the natural derivation deliver a potent mental and physical energy boost without getting dizzy or jittery that often comes along with other energy boosters like coffee, caffeine pills, or energy drinks.
No other stimulant--natural or synthetic--delivers the same stimulation or nutrient density without the crash while or works with your GI system as easily as yerba mate. If you find one, let us know. We’ll be waiting.