Yerba Maté is a nutritional powerhouse and superfood. The Guarani People call it the 'Drink of the Gods' due to it's incredible health benefits. It can improve focus and energy without stressing the adrenal glands or causing the jitters. Unlike coffee, It contains two other xanthines with a small amount of caffeine. These xanthines are called theobromine and theophylline which are smooth muscle relaxants. So, along with lots of B vitamins and a nutrient profile higher than green tea, it provides the Maté drinker with sustained energy, greater mental clarity, focus and overall better mood.
Yerba Maté has also been linked to an increase in strength and endurance, improved sleep patterns, reduced cholesterol and blood pressure, and a stronger immune system. Studies say it can repair damaged gastrointestinal tissues, increase cardiac efficiency and stimulate activity among white blood cells. It has also been shown to break down fat making it one of the best things you can do to help lose weight and keep it off. Maté is also well known for increasing sexual desire and performance.
All of our products are made from a blend of certified organic green and stationed Maté for the best in taste and nutritional value. We are the only Maté company to use a combination of both green and aged Yerba Maté as the base for all of our blends.
“I was introduced to Oregon Yerba Maté about 10 years ago. My husband and I were the normal coffee in the morning kind of people. I loved the smell and taste of coffee, but it “didn’t love me”. Coffee woke me up somewhat, but left me with caffeine jitters and a crash later in the day. When I tried Oregon Yerba Maté for the first time, I experienced something completely new. I had an alert, awake feeling, with no caffeine shakes. My husband and I felt tons of energy, but it didn’t feel artificial - it was a sustained strength that felt natural. We both felt alive in a different way, and we were hooked. I hadn’t explored natural stimulants other than caffeine before, and I was so happy to learn of other “wake me ups” that naturally occurred in plants. Maté has much less caffeine than coffee, but contains theobromine and theophylline, stimulants that don’t tax the nervous system but wake up the metabolism. The health benefits are mind boggling, its alkaline, not acidic like coffee, and is loaded with dense nutrient content. I have found that the Maté tea bags in grocery stores do not taste very good, or work very well. I use a French press with almost a cup of the loose leaf tea, and let it steep for a few minutes. We love to add a little cream and agave nectar. My body responded so well to Maté, my husband and I have continued to drink it every day. I consider Oregon Yerba Maté an absolute staple in our household.”
— Lucynda C.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Oregon Yerba Maté (OYM) assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self-diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. OYM is intended to be used as a food. OYM products should not be confused with prescription medicine. OYM products should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. If you suspect you suffer from clinical deficiencies, consult a licensed, qualified medical doctor.