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The Power of Yerba Mate

By Daryl H. Bryant (428 words)
Posted in Living with MS on April 12, 2012

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Yerba Mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is a fantastic supplement that has helped me throughout my journey with Multiple Sclerosis. I love it because it has the stimulant attributes of coffee, but the health factors of tea which keeps away the jittery feeling that coffee gives me.  My sleep was always affected when I drank coffee, so Yerba Mate gives me that kick I need throughout the day to keep my stamina up, without the unwanted effects of coffee.

Yerba Mate
 These amazing leaves from the South American rainforest have so much power packed into them it’s hard to believe they’re all natural! Yerba Mate is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Natives of these countries drink Yerba Mate 6 times more often than they do coffee. Wow! A slight difference from culture in the United States, to say the least!

I drink this “super-tea” multiple times a day and it’s not only because it tastes good, but because of the great effects it has on me. Yerba Mate gives me absolute clarity in order to focus and have a clear mind throughout my day. It is loaded with vitamin B to boost my energy also. This leaf is used in tea form similar to green tea, but is more nutritious than green tea not to mention Yerba Mate’s additional stimulants.

This natural leaf is loaded with antioxidants also which are a tremendous complement to a healthy diet while also keeping the immune system in check. Yerba Mate has become a staple in my daily diet for a while now and I can’t see myself every getting away from it.

Drinking Yerba Mate
It is sometimes surprising how well different supplements can work for the human body outside of traditional uses of modern medicine.

In chapter 5 of my book, MS Living Symptom Free, I discuss all different kinds of diets that will help those with MS prevent their symptoms. Everyone is unique, so Yerba Mate may affect me differently than others, but it is definitely worth a try because the benefits of Yerba Mate are unlike any other tea-like drink I have ever had.

Comments (3)

gtkamo posted on: April 14, 2012

PLEASE HELP...Got my interest on this one. Went online re purchasing and that was a little overwhelming. What kind do you recommend? They all look the same but I'm sure as with everything else some are better than others. Any advise would be helpful.

gtkamo posted on: April 14, 2012

Me again, sorry I forgot to mention I was referring to Yerba Mate. Still a little early in the AM.

Daryl posted on: April 25, 2012

Hi gtkamo! The best brand, and one I use daily, is Guayaki Yerba Mate. Check out their website here.

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