Wisdom of the Ancients Instant Plain Yerba Mate Tea - 2.82 oz. (79.9g)
Wisdom of the Ancients Instant Plain Yerba Mate Tea is organic, naturally sweet, calorie free, and now can be made instantly! There is no better feeling than the comfort of family and friends. In South America, yerba mate is just that, part family and good friend. Intertwined in daily life, yerba mate is a nutritious source of energy, mental alertness, and good health. With less caffeine than coffee or black tea, yerba mate energizes with nutrition by providing 196 active compounds, including vitamins, minerals, and more antioxidants than green tea. This non-jittery boost of energy and nutrition makes yerba mate nature's premier energy beverage for body and mind. And with Yerba Mate Royale's unique taste that includes the naturally sweet herb stevia, it's sure to quickly enter your circle of family and friends.
Yerba Maté (pronounced YER-bah MAH-tay) is a naturally energizing tea with a smooth taste that comes from the yerba maté leaves. This non-jittery boost may aid your diet and exercise plan as well as combat allergy symptoms.
Benefits of Mate
- Increases energy
- Improves mental alertness
- Reduces appetite
- More antioxidants than green tea
- Non GMO
The History of Yerba Mate
Yerba Maté, known scientifically as Ilex Paraguariensis, belongs to the Ilex genus of the holly family and is an evergreen species. It has a fascinating history. It is believed to have been originally discovered and used by the ancient Guarani natives (see The Legend of Yerba Maté) residing in Paraguay and Northern Argentina. They believed it significantly improved their health and wellbeing, giving them increased energy and stamina while keeping them mentally alert. Yerba Maté is now the national drink in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay and is heavily consumed in Brazil, Peru and Chile. Due to its extraordinary health benefits, it is rapidly becoming a favored beverage in the U.S. and Europe. It is often added to various herbal medications by South Americans, who believe it activates and enhances the benefits of the medicines.
According to scientific research, Yerba Maté leaves contain 250 nutrients, of which 196 have been identified. Mature leaves are generally from 8 to 10 centimeters in length and 3 to 4 centimeters in width. Numerous studies have been published showing that maté is extraordinarily beneficial to humans. According to the Industry Science Journal (2/16/11), this includes 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and 11 polyphenols. It is also high in antioxidants. A study performed at the University of Montreal in Canada and published in 1995 stated that "Low density liprotein (LDL cholesterol) oxidation is inhibited by extracts of Ilex Paraguariensis." The study was performed because "considerable interest is given to the approach of protecting LDL from oxidation as a means of inhibiting the atherosclerotic process." The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois verified this conclusion and reported on the 2004 American Chemical Society's website that "the aqueous extract of maté can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in vivo and protect DNA oxidation."
The Commission E of the German Health Ministry, the official authority for the regulation of German phytopharmaceuticals or phytomedicine, published a monograph about maté suggesting its use to help overcome physical and psychic fatigue, and mentioned that it is also beneficial in helping to treat obesity. Clearly, modern science has proven the ancient Guarani and other natives of South America to have been correct. Yerba Maté is an extraordinarily health generating beverage, to be enjoyed by all.
The Herbal Tea That Looks Good On You
Yerba Mate and stevia-sweetened Yerba Mate Royale are both known for their ability to increase natural physical energy and mental alertness, muscle strength and endurance. When you are more energetic, you move your body more and faster, which burns off more fat. Also, scientists report that we expend 20-25% of our energy through our brain, so that increased mental alertness helps burn glucose (the brain uses glucose for energy) which is then not stored as fat. Published research indicates that Yerba Mate consumed before workouts increases the fat burned for energy. This is because it causes a significant decrease in respiratory quotient (RQ), which indicates a favorable effect for burning fat and therefore decreasing body fat.
About Wisdom of the Ancients
Wisdom of the Ancients is one of the most respected niche tea lines in the natural industry. A tea line dedicated to healthy options, Wisdom of the Ancients offers teas and more from around the globe, including Yerba Maté Royale from Paraguay. Wisdom of the Ancients was the original Wisdom brand started over 25 years ago when Founder and CEO Jim May sold teas from the trunk of his car. Quite an amazing amount of growth for one brand dedicated to healthy natural options.