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Yerba Mate Powdered Extract

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Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. (Aquifoliaceae), popularly known as yerba mate is a species native to South America and has its natural occurrence restricted to three countries: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The dried and ground leaves of Ilex paraguariensis are used in the preparation of a peculiar drink, consumed by the population of South America. In the countries where it is consumed it receives different denominations, being "chimarrão" in the south of Brazil, "mate" in Argentina And Uruguay and "tererê" in Paraguay. Their actions include antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticoagulant agent and weight reducer. Among the known compounds are phenolic acids, saponins, xanthines, minerals and vitamins.

CONSTITUENTS: The infusion of yerba mate is rich in polyphenols, it also contains vitamins A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C and E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, phosphorus and zinc. There are 196 volatile compounds in yerba mate, derived from caffeic acid, such as chlorogenic acid, and flavonoids. It also has considerable content of saponins, caffeine and theobromine. The chemical composition of yerba mate also includes xanthines, tannins, chlorogenic and neochlorogenic acids, essential oils, triterpenoids and saponins. Its polyphenol content is compared to chocolate, red wines, and green tea, and is still considered a source of flavonoids.

LATIN NAME: Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil.

USED PARTS: Leaves

DRYING METHOD: Spray Drying

RATIO: 1:1

CARRIER: Maltodextrin (soluble) or Tapioca (starch) (insoluble)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: phenolic acids, saponins, xanthines, minerals and vitamins.

PROPERTIES: Some mechanisms of action may be present in products that have in their composition phenolic acids and flavonoids that act in the body as antioxidants, reducing the risk of numerous diseases such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, lung problems, aging, cancer. The action of antioxidant substances, naturally present in yerba mate, are capable of acting as protectors of the body against the oxidation process In this sense, the Ilex paraguariensis, rich in polyphenolic compounds, has been reported as potent enzymatic inhibitors, including lipase-enzyme, responsible for fat absorption. However, polyphenols also interact synergistically with caffeine which is also a yerba mate compound, and which can increase and prolong the stimulation of thermogenesis. Consequently, their daily intake may have implications, such as improvement of the lipid and hepatic profile, besides the possible efficacy in the treatment of obesity.

PREPARE & DOSAGE: You can enjoy Mate several ways: (1) Prepare the traditional South American style using a bombilla (2) Brew in a French press (3) Blend its bold flavor with Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom or Anise.Studies typically use a dose of 3 cups (330mL each) of yerba mate a day, for up to 60 days. It’s safe to drink up to 1.5 liters of yerba mate a day, though toxicity has not been shown to occur from higher doses either. A daily supplemental dose of isolated yerba mate in a powdered extract form is between 1,000-1,500mg of yerba mate leaf.

APPLICATIONS: Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, food supplements, food supplements, functional foods, medical food, food industry.

PRECAUTIONS: Avoid use during pregnancy and lactation.


For educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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