What is Mate? 3 reasons you need it in your life!

It has been described as “the drink of the gods”. With seemingly endless health benefits, providing the strength of coffee, and the euphoria of chocolate, no matter how you look at it, Yerba Mate is a nutritional superstar.

Traditionally, Mate is a drink made from the dried leaves of an evergreen holly, Ilex paraguariensis, a native plant of South America. However, today it is also used in a variety of healthy food and beverage products. Packed with 24 vitamins and minerals and a high caffeine content, it is an excellent source of energy and will provide a well-balanced boost to your day.

Here are 3 reasons why we love Mate:

 1. It provides a smooth increase in energy:

Unlike coffee, energy drinks and synthetic energy gels, Mate delivers a balanced, gentle, and clean energy boost.

2. It is packed with nutritional value:

Mate contains 24 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, niacin (B3), B5 and B complex, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

3. It boosts mental function and alertness:

Mate contains a combination of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. Together, these elements can help optimize memory, mood, alertness, motivation, and productivity. 

Muir Energy makes use of Yerba Mate to give you the boost and mental alertness that you need to fuel your adventure! Check out our all of our Mate flavors here.

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