The leaves of the South American evergreen mate tree (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil.) have traditionally been used for ages as a natural medicine for many purposes ranging from appetite control to physical and mental stimulation and is an important component of many national drinks in the region. In recent years we have seen a resurgence of this ingredient across a multitude of functional formats, notably teas and beverages.
Made in Spain in NSF GMP certified production facility. Now available in an organic version as well.
Our mate is standardized to five actives, all with an important role when it comes to health benefits.
It contains two well known xanthines in caffeine and theobromine. These are widely used as stimulants and the important components in promoting energy. The weight management benefits come from chlorogenic acids as well as triterpene saponins. A variety of other health benefits are attributed to caffeoylquinic acids, including antioxidant properties. Mate has been widely studied for these benefits, making it an optimal choice to be used in a variety of formulas.