YERBA, well-known in the south of the American continent, is entering the market of dietary supplements dedicated to athletes and people with active lifestyles with aplomb. But what is really behind this exotic name? Yerba Mate, also known as “Jesus tea,” is a plant native to South America used to make the mate drink. It is prized for its unique properties and rich nutrient profile.

How does Yerba work?

It is a rich source of many active ingredients, including caffeine, theobromine, polyphenols and antioxidants. Caffeine and theobromine can increase energy levels, improving endurance and focus during training. Polyphenols and antioxidants have powerful antioxidant effects, protecting cells from free radical damage.

Importance for athletes

The aforementioned stimulant properties of caffeine and theobromine may enhance training performance, while antioxidants may aid muscle recovery after exercise. In addition, studies suggest that Yerba Mate may speed up metabolic rate, which may help with weight control.

Dosage: no specific guidelines.