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    Yerba mate tea

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    Fresh Green Yerba Mate – 12 oz (340g) Organic Loose Tea

    Ingredients: 100% Certified Organic Fresh Green Brazilian Yerba Mate. (Never Smoked – Never Aged)

    Minerals Richly Found in Yerba Maté that Support Metabolism and Development are:

    • chromium
    • copper
    • iron
    • manganese
    • potassium
    • zinc
    CompoundBiological activities
    CaffeineAnticarcinogenic, antiobesity, antioxidant, antitumor, diuretic, energizer 20 to 200 mg, stimulant, topoisomerase-I-inhibitor 0.1 M, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor 99 mM, vasodilator
    Chlorogenic-acidAntioxidant IC50= 54.2 μM, analgesic, antiatherosclerotic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antitumor, choleretic
    ChlorophyllAntibacterial, anticancer
    CholineAntidiabetic, cholinergic, lipotropic
    Nicotinic acidCholeretic, hypocholesterolemic 1 to 6 g/day
    Pantothenic acidAntiallergic 100 to 500 mg/day, antiarthritic 500 to 2000 mg/day, antifatigue
    Rutin50= 30 ppm IC 50= 120 μM, antitumor, antitumor-promoter, antiulcer, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor IC50= 1 μg/mL, vasodilator
    TanninAntioxidant 1/3 quercetin IC50= 1.44 μg/mL, antitumor, antitumor-promoter, lipoxygenase-inhibitor, MAO-inhibitore
    TheobrominecAMP-inhibitor IC50= 0.06 mg/mL, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, diuretic 300 to 600 mg/day, stimulant, myorelaxant
    TheophyllinecAMP-inhibitor IC50= 0.06 mg/mL, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, diuretic, choleretic, stimulant, vasodilator, myorelaxant 100 μM
    Ursolic acidAnalgesic, antioxidant IC50= 10 μM, antiperoxidant IC35= 200 μg/mL, protease-inhibitor IC85= 18 μg/mL, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor, antiarrhythmic, anticancer, antialzheimer

    Studies show Yerba Mate to be higher in antioxidants than Green Tea. Partially responsible for this is the high levels of polyphenols found in Yerba Mate. Polyphenols are indicated to perform similarly to the 293 natural antioxidant enzymes in the body, and are believed to support these natural health promoting systems.

    Largely responsible for the high antioxidant value of Yerba Mate are the very high levels of  caffeoyl derivatives found in Mate compared to other plants. These include caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, 3, 4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3, 5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, and 4, 5-dicaffeoylquinic acid.

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