Although the caffeine concentration in Yerba Mate is lower than the one in coffee, the average ingested volume of Mate tends to far exceed the daily coffee intake. So, does the incorporation of caffeine through the intake of Yerba Mate exceed the one consumed by coffee? Well, apparently not.
The caffeine in Yerba Mate works differently. The stimulating effects of the Yerba can be less aggressive than those of coffee; which in some cases include nervousness and even tachycardia, This can lead to irritability & anxiety among other things. The caffeine found in Yerba Mate is usually more diluted than that of coffee and, thanks to this; it is better tolerated by our body. This could be also influenced by the fact that we drink Yerba Mate is not only well diluted in water, but ―generally― between several people too.
On the other hand, the diuresis caused by Yerba Mate quickly eliminates the catabolites of caffeine alkaloids.