Yerba Mate is amazingly healthy. A sought after source of difficult to find nutrients like vitamins B-1, B-2, A, riboflavin, carotene, colin, pantothenic acid, inositol, and 15 types of amino acids (F. Alikaridis 1987). It also contains significant quantities of the all important iron, potassium, and magnesium minerals, something green tea lacks. As noted by The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society, “It is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value.”
Beyond all the health benefits, it produces an energy like coffee and teas, but without the muscle tension, so that one is able to stay relaxed yet alert. Students, musicians, athletes, and others enjoy the benefits of a focused energy that lacks tension.
Such an important and unique herb, that it has a special method to extract the plentiful nutrients. There are a few options. The ultimate technique is to use a special gourd and straw which combine to create a “reverse french press” in which a large amount of nutrients can be extracted with very little water. Drinking Yerba Mate in this special way can bring about the most health benefits of any single plant.
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