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Yerba mate

Yerba mate is a compound valued for its high caffeine content, and when used in conjunction with other caffeine containing herbs the physiological response of the body is favorable for weight loss and appetite control by delaying stomach emptying time. This is achieved through the relaxing effect Yerba mate has on smooth muscle. This effectively controls appetite by maintaining blood glucose through slow digestion at a serum level that will not trigger the hypothalmus to create the sensation of hunger.

Yerba mate has also been associated with antioxidant abilities, antiobesity properties, and cholesterol lowering properties.