If you struggle with weight loss, you know how many different products there are that promise to not only help you lose weight, but keep it off.
So how do you choose? Well, scientific proof can help.
According to a study done in 2012, Yerba Maté extract has potent anti-obesity activity in vivo. Additionally, it was observed that Yerba Maté treatment has a modulatory effect on glucose levels related to obesity.
"To this end, by using in vivo animal models of dietary-induced obesity, we have made the interesting observations that Yerba Maté has the ability to decrease the differentiation of pre-adipocytes and to reduce the accumulation of lipids in adipocytes, both of which contribute to a lower growth rate of adipose tissue, lower body weight gain, and obesity. Our data from in vivo studies revealed that Yerba Maté treatment affects food intake, resulting in higher energy expenditure, likely as a result of higher basal metabolism in Yerba Maté-treated mice. Furthermore, in vivo effects of Yerba Maté on lipid metabolism included reductions in serum cholesterol, serum triglycerides, and glucose concentrations in mice that were fed a high fat diet. In conclusion, Yerba Maté can potentially be used to treat obesity and diabetes."
Another published study shows that Yerba Maté significantly delayed gastric emptying, reducing the time to perceived gastric fullness, and induced significant weight loss over 45 days in overweight patients.
Swiss researchers tested Yerba Maté back in 1999 to verify its weight loss benefits. They discovered that mate had thermogenic properties which cause an increase in body heat through metabolic stimulation.
But even more powerful than scientific proof is hearing the experience of someone who has actually used Yerba Maté successfully in their own weight loss journey. One of our most popular blends is Performance Blend - and there are some great reasons why, including how it supports weight loss and maintenance.
Oregon Yerba Mate's Performance Blend includes several beneficial herbs including Maca, Ginseng and Wild Yam that work synergistically with our Traditional Blend. Maca directly does not promote weight loss but it provides endurance and energy to support regular exercise. This in turn promotes burning of fat and weight loss. Ginseng will speed up your metabolism and make you feel more energetic throughout the day. And, it is believed that regular Ginseng use can also benefit those who suffer from diabetes, as studies on mice have shown significant improvements in insulin sensitivity with regular use of Ginseng. Wild Yam assists in regulating hormone function - hormonal imbalance can often lead to difficulty with losing weight. Once hormones are back in balance, the excess fat can more easily be shed.
My own personal experience is that drinking Oregon Yerba Maté everyday for 15 years has allowed me to stay the same size I was in my 20's. I am convinced that anyone who wants to be the best they can be at every age should definitely start drinking Yerba Maté at least twice per day, not only for the weight management, but all the other health benefits as well.
Yours in health!
Rachel Winkler, Owner, Oregon Yerba Maté