Yerba Mate, South America's "Gift of the Gods"

Yerba Mate Benefits

The benefits of yerba mate include healthy stimulation, weight management, nutrition, antioxidants, and mood elevation. ECOTEAS yerba mate is organically grown and dried with clean warm air instead of smoke.

The Benefits of Yerba Mate

1. Yerba Mate Provides Healthy Stimulation

Gram for gram, yerba mate has about as much caffeine as green tea. Not all 'caffeines' are the same, however. The "caffeines" found in coffee, green tea, and chocolate have slightly different effects on the mind and body. One of yerba mate's main benefits is that it contains a mixture of these three "caffeines." It also provides minerals to support nervous system function, as well as B-vitamins to relax muscles. Here is a blog post discussing yerba mate and caffeine in greater detail.


2. Yerba Mate Benefits Healthy Weight Loss Regimens

Yerba mate receives a lot of press as a weight-loss tea. While nothing can replace a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a great attitude, yerba mate can certainly benefit your weight management goals:

  • Yerba Mate raises metabolism.
  • Yerba Mate regulates appetite, encouraging a healthy diet.
  • Yerba Mate aids digestion.
  • Yerba Mate is thermogenic. "Thermogenic" means that it actually induces the body to burn calories.
  • Yerba Mate provides antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and B vitamins to support a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to read about yerba mate and weight loss in more detail.


3. Yerba Mate is Super Nutritious!

Yerba Mate is a nutritious stimulant. Check out the nutritional benefits of a mug of EcoTeas yerba mate:

Serving Size

6 G of loose yerba mate in 8 OZ of water




6 mg



60 mg



32 mg



0.3 mg



60 mg


6.6 mg


4. Yerba Mate is Packed with Antioxidants

When brewed as directed, our pure leaf loose yerba mate provides an ORAC value of 10,000 µmolTE/240ml, which is five times stronger than a typical cup of green tea.


5. Yerba Mate Benefits Mood

Yerba mate is more than just an all-naturalenergy drink. When consunmed regularly and in balance, it elevates mood over the long haul.


6. EcoTeas Unsmoked Yerba Mate Has Less PAH

Yerba mate is often dried with smoke. Smoked foods may contain high levels of carcinogenic substances known as PAH's (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). To be on the safe side, you may want to drink an unsmoked yerba mate such as we provide. For a more in-depth discussion of this topic, go here.


7. Yerba Mate is Less Acidic Than Coffee

A cup of mate cocido brewed at medium strength yields a pH of around 5.5. Be aware that variations in brewing method and water quality will inevitably cause variation. For best results, use filtered pH-neutral water and don't steep longer than five minutes.


8. Yerba Mate is Naturally Low in Flouride

If you are concerned about the high fluoride content in green tea, yerba mate might be a good alternative. Yerba mate has a lot less fluoride than green tea. An 8 OZ cup of ECOTEAS yerba mate with one 2 G tea bag yields 0.021 MG of fluoride, which is only one-fifth the fluoride content of the average cup of green tea brewed at similar strength.





Would you like to learn about the health benefits of yerba mate in greater detail? Below is a small sampling of the scientific literature:



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