Yerba Mate is traditionally consumed as a tea brewed from the leaves of the Mate tree, this tall-growing tree is native to South America. Yerba Mate offers a considerable source of caffeine (but less than coffee), making it a natural stimulant . Unlike coffee, Yerba Mate plays host to additional beneficial compounds, such as Vitamin C and a variety of flavonoids . Yerba Mate is a popular alternative source of energy, and can be consumed via capsule, tea, or pre-made drink.
Where to Purchase
How to take
On an as need basis
500 – 1000 g per serving
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