Yerba Mate: constantly expanding literature and scientific studies.

In this article we report some of the most interesting extracts from Pubmed on this natural product with absolute beneficial properties !

Healthy properties of Yerba Mate

PMID: 32588612 DOI: 10.26444/aaem/119994

The consumption of yerba mate can have a beneficial effect on human health and its consumption is recommended in the treatment of obesity and during sports practice. However, it should be remembered that a very high consumption of this tea, especially if it is very hot, can increase the risk of cancer, which has not been unequivocally confirmed by scientific studies to date.

It has been confirmed that this drink shows a number of beneficial health effects, including: a protective effect on liver cells, stimulation of the central nervous system, an anti-inflammatory effect and a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.

Yerba Mate: a long but current history

PMID: 34835962 PMCID: PMC8622869 DOI: 10.3390/nu13113706

Review of the results of preclinical and clinical studies indicates activity in relation to the stimulating effect, weight reduction through stimulation of lipolysis, cardioprotective, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory effects.

Yerba Mate Tea (Ilex paraguariensis): A Comprehensive Review of Chemistry, Health Implications, and Technological Considerations

PMID: 18034743 DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2007.00535.x

Yerba Mate has been shown to be hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, central nervous system stimulant, diuretic and beneficial for the cardiovascular system. It has also been suggested for the management of obesity. Yerba mate protects DNA from oxidation

The positive effects of yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis) in obesity

PMID: 25621503 PMCID: PMC4344557 DOI: 10.3390/nu7020730

Cellular studies demonstrate that yerba maté suppresses adipocyte differentiation and triglyceride accumulation and reduces inflammation. Animal studies demonstrate that yerba maté modulates signaling pathways that regulate adipogenesis, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and insulin signaling responses. Protective and ameliorative effects on insulin resistance were also observed.

Effect of yerba mate and green tea on paraoxonase and leptin levels in patients with overweight or obesity and dyslipidemia: a randomized clinical trial

PMID: 30660196 PMCID: PMC6339368 DOI: 10.1186/s12937-018-0426-y

Yerba mate intake increased antioxidant capacity by increasing serum PON-1 levels and was positively associated with the increase in HDL-c, underlining the protective role of this drink against atherosclerotic diseases. GT intake had no significant effect on serum PON-1 and leptin levels.

Metabolic, satiety, and mood effects of yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis) at rest and during prolonged exercise

PMID: 28809814 PMCID: PMC5579675 DOI: 10.3390/nu9080882

VAS scores for hunger, prospect of eating, and desire to eat were all reduced (p < 0.05). While POMS measures of attention, energy and concentration increased (p < 0.05). These combined positive effects on metabolism, satiety and psychomotricity may provide an important role for the design of future lifestyle interventions for fat and weight loss.

Yerba Mate as a source of bioactive elements and compounds with antioxidant activity

PMID: 35204253 PMCID: PMC8868397 DOI: 10.3390/antiox11020371

The highest antioxidant activity was determined for the infusion prepared from yerba mate samples from Brazil.

What is the role of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) phenolic compounds in the intestinal microbiota?

PMID: 35952769 DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2022.113341

In this review we explore the activity of yerba mate as a possible stimulant of the intestinal microbiota and present its main phenolics and their biological effects. We also propose different mechanisms of action of these phenols and possible doses for their effectiveness.

Phenolic Compounds Present in Yerba Mate May Enhance Human Health: A Critical Review

PMID: 36169873 PMCID: PMC9516501 DOI: 10.1007/s11130-022-01008-8

This review aims to collect and evaluate available information on how Yerba Mate phenolic compounds may impact host metabolism, immune system and gut microbiota.

Yerba mate as a safe polyphenolic source during human breastfeeding.

PMID: 36048727

Yerba mate was found to be a safe source of polyphenols, as it did not compromise breastfeeding and maternal nutritional status.

Yerba Maté and exercise performance

DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001583

first to report the effects of YM on exercise in terms of maximal and submaximal oxygen uptake, carbon dioxide production, RER, RPE, heart rate, blood lactate concentration, fatty acid oxidation (FAO), carbohydrate oxidation and energy expenditure from FAO and carbohydrate oxidation.

Cancer and yerba mate consumption: a review of possible associations

PMID: 19695149 DOI: 10.1590/s1020-49892009000600010

The role of hot mate in increasing the risk of cancer of the esophagus, larynx and oral cavity appears to be supported by several epidemiological studies. The temperature could act by damaging the mucosa or accelerating metabolic reactions, including those with carcinogens present in tobacco and alcohol.

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