Yerba Mate – the “new” magic weight loss herb

Yerba Mate - the "new" magic weight loss herb -
Yerba Mate plantation in Argentina. Photo:

One of the latest top picks for supplements in the recent times is Yerba Mate. Yerba Mate is generally used as an infusion and is brewed from the leaf of the Yerba Mate shrubs endemic to South American countries like Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Mateine, active substance in Yerba Mate

Yerba mate tea is a stimulant and has an active ingredient called Mateine, a substance analogous to caffeine, however without the side effects of the same.

Mateine is the active ingredient that can help to increase their metabolism and can help to increase energy and consequently can help you to burn fat. Mateine can also help to relax your body, calm down the emotions and can help you to prevent stress eating. Yerba Mate, therefore can help to stop your cravings and thus, can aid in weight loss by helping you to feel full for longer.

Yerba Mate is best consumed when consumed together with Guarana and the Damiana plant extracts. This mix can help you to lose weight more effectively.

Another property of yerba mate that is perfect for those who work out and hit the gym on a regular basis since it can help to delay the start of the lactic acid formation in your muscles, which can cause a condition called the “burn” which can ultimately help you to push your body more and exercises for much longer, allowing you to lose more weight.

Yerba mate can also help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, soften your stool and improve digestion system and also help you sleep more soundly.