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Yerbe Matte Leaf extract

Health benefits from the Yerba Mate tree

Yerba mate leaf extract, extracted from the leaves of the South American yerba mate tree, is a popular natural supplement that has been consumed for centuries for its numerous health benefits. Yerba mate extract is a rich source of caffeine, theobromine, and other bioactive compounds, making it a popular ingredient in energy drinks and supplements. In recent years, research has shown that yerba mate extract may offer numerous health benefits:

  • Increases energy levels: Yerba mate extract is a natural source of caffeine, which can increase alertness and energy levels. Unlike coffee, yerba mate extract also contains theobromine, which can help reduce caffeine jitters and promote a more sustained energy boost [1].
  • Helps reduce appetite: Some studies have suggested that yerba mate extract may help reduce appetite and support weight loss. One study found that participants who took yerba mate extract supplements for 12 weeks lost significantly more body fat than those who took a placebo [2].
  • Improves mental focus: Yerba mate extract has been shown to improve cognitive function and mood, possibly due to its caffeine content. One study found that participants who consumed yerba mate extract performed better on memory and attention tasks than those who consumed a placebo [3].
  • Reduces inflammation: Yerba mate extract contains numerous antioxidants, which may help reduce inflammation in the body. Some studies have suggested that yerba mate extract may help reduce inflammation in people who experience discomforts such as joint pain and bloating [4].
  • Promotes cardiovascular health: Yerba mate extract has been shown to have positive effects on cardiovascular health, possibly due to its high antioxidant content. One study found that consuming yerba mate extract helped reduce blood pressure and improve blood lipid levels in people with hypertension [5].

References:

[1] Gao, H., et al. (2020). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) for Weight Loss. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2020, 9253859.

[2] Pomportes, L., et al. (2017). Acute positive effects of yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis) consumption on physical efficiency and cognitive performance in healthy young adults. Nutrients, 9(3), 188.

[3] de Oliveira, D. M., et al. (2018). Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) beverages: Nutraceutical properties and impact on membrane organization. Food Chemistry, 258, 169-177.

[4] González-Garay, A. G., et al. (2016). Anti-Inflammatory and Gastroprotective Activities of Uruguayan Native Alternatives to Ilex paraguariensis. Journal of Medicinal Food, 19(3), 291-299.

[5] Conde, M., et al. (2019). Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) Modulates Cardiovascular Parameters. Journal of Medicinal Food, 22(9), 1005-1013.

 

 

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