Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine”.
Everyone knows that nutrition from food sources are far superior to man-made supplements.
Nature provides a unique balance of nutrients and energetic frequencies that man simply can’t duplicate. Most people don’t enjoy taking supplements because they’re hard to swallow, expensive, and they contain synthetics which are usually not highly absorbable. This can create imbalance in the body doing more harm than good in some situations.
Drinking Yerba Mate every day is one of the best things we can do in this regard because it’s one of the most nutrient dense plants known to man, and we now have it in a convenient K-cup. Pure, organic, natural and smooth.
The nutritional value associated with Yerba Mate.
While yerba mate has been used as a base for herbal medicines in South America for centuries, the plant’s benefits and therapeutic properties have recently been verified by a number of scientific studies. The chemical components of yerba mate are similar to those found in green tea; however, yerba mate is much more nutritious.
Each Yerba Mate K-cup contains: • Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex • Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc • Additional Compounds: Carotene, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavanols, Polyphenols, Inositol, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Tannins, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.
Clinical Studies of Antioxidant Properties of Yerba Mate.
Yerba mate has significant antioxidant activity. In a study published in 1995 by Biochemical and Molecular Biology International, researchers concluded that water extracts of yerba mate “were more potent antioxidants than either ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or butylated hydroxytoluene.” A few years later, a group of researchers embarked on a study to again investigate the antioxidant properties of Ilex paraguariensis infusions (yerba mate).
Those findings were published in March of 2000 in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Their results suggest “that ingestion of extracts
of Ilex paraguariensis could contribute to increase the antioxidant defense of an organism against free radicals attack.” In a more recent study, published in the November 2001 issue of Fitoterapia, researchers took a look at seven different plant species in South America. They found that yerba mate “contained a higher content of flavonoids and caffeoyl derivatives than any other assayed species.”
Yerba Mate Provides a Wealth of Nutrients
The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 were interested in this healthy source of vitamins and did a thorough study of its properties. The investigators concluded "it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value" and that yerba mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life."
In addition, results from a study done by researchers at the University of Madrid assert a high content of mineral elements, especially K, Mg, and Mn, in mate. They considered those findings “to be of great relevance” to the nutritional value of mate infusions.
Yerba mate makes you feel uplifted, clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated every time you consume a cup of this delicious and nutritious beverage.
It’s food as medicine, the way nature intended. Of course, you can get all of these same benefits in any form of Yerba Mate, but we love our new K-cups because it's like a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals in a fast and convenient way.