Yerba maté is not only a balanced stimulant, but it is also gaining popularity in the performance-nutrition market. It may help you feel good but may also improve your health and promote safe, effective fat loss.
Two ways to reduce body fat: reduce food intake or enhance energy expenditure.
Performance benefits of Yerba maté: It may enhance fat loss by triggering a process called thermogenesis (the metabolic rate is elevated, the body generates more heat (energy), the rate the body burns calories is increased and the fat-burning process in enhanced). Yerba mate extracts release xanthines, which trigger the lipolytic process (the first step of thermogenesis). When fat particles are broken down, they are converted into sugar, which creates energy. The elevated sugar level is recognised by the brain, which sends a message to the body that suppresses the appetite and boosts energy.
An important chemical in Yerba maté is mateine – a xanthine alkaloid that seems to possess the best combination of properties. It stimulates the central nervous system but it doesn’t appear to be addictive and doesn’t cause the nervousness and jitters typical of caffeine use. Mateine stimulates the metabolism and converts more calories into energy without the side effects associated with other popular stimulants. It therefore produces a balanced, long-lasting physical and mental stimulation. This makes Yerba maté an ideal agent in the fight against unwanted body fat.
Most research concludes that a dosage of 500 to 1 500 mg daily of Yerba maté is most effective for this powerful fat-loss benefit to be achieved.