Yerba Mate: A Balanced Energy
Drinkers of Yerba often prefer it to other stimulating beverages due to the unique and uplifting feeling Mate produces. The primary effects of Yerba Mate come from its blend of xanthines (natural stimulants); caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. This is often why Yerba Mate is described to have the strength of coffee (caffeine), the euphoria of dark chocolate (theobromine), and the relaxation of green tea (theophylline), all in one. Many have even come to use the term “mateine” to differentiate it from caffeine since its effects are so unique.
While caffeine is a well know central nervous system stimulant shown to raise alertness, reaction time, and physical endurance, it also has a reputation for increasing blood pressure, heart rate, and jitters. Theobromine and theophylline however act as vasodilators, naturally easing the breath, increasing blood flow, and reducing blood pressure. While caffeine stimulates the head, theobromine and theophylline stimulate the heart, creating a balanced energy which results in a calm, relaxed focus.
At Yerbana, we believe the flow state to be the perfect balance between alertness and relaxation, calmness while focused and engaged in the present. That’s why we love the energy Mate provides! Mate is the perfect companion for getting in the zone, exercise, creative work, art, adventuring, socializing, and even just chilling! Everyone can benefit from healthy natural energy, and we would love to see more people utilizing this gift of Nature to fuel their zeal for life and chase what makes you excited to be here now.