Caffeine is a component of Yerba Mate that helps give energy and stimulate the central nervous system. And —unlike coffee— it doesn’t produce anxiety, addiction, or the inability to fall asleep. On the other hand, it increases stimulation and concentration, favoring a better performance when studying, working or performing physical activities.
Although the effect is similar, Yerba Mate contains less caffeine than coffee and the stimulating effects are different. Coffee can have an effect that may be too strong; while Yerba Mate “wakes up” those who drink it in a more dosed and pleasant way. This may be due to the fact that the caffeine present in Yerba Mate is more diluted in a larger quantity of water, which is taken little by little. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Additionally, Yerba Mate is notably healthier than commercial energy drinks; due to the fact that these have a high concentration of substances such as caffeine, sugar, dyes, carbohydrates and electrolytes. Instead, including Yerba Mate in the daily diet has countless benefits for the body. These commercial drinks, despite not being toxic, do not have any added value.
In addition, our body consumes carbohydrates much more quickly when drinking yerba mate, causing it to accelerate the metabolism. As a consequence of this, our bodies feel a more natural energy, since a large amount of fat was eliminated.