Yerba Mate and Caffeine

Caffeine levels in Yerba Mate range from 65mg to 180mg depending on preparation method and amount of plant used. A cup of 10-12grs of infused Yerba Mate may contain 70–80 mg, which is little less to a cup of coffee with the same amount, but if brewed in a certain way, it gets even more.

So far we have compared the caffeine on Yerba Mate and coffee, and we agree that is pretty similar. So What makes Yerba Mate different from coffee in Caffeine terms?

Yerba Mate, unlike coffee, has a high content of theobromine. Pay careful attention now, because this is crucial: theobromine belongs to the same family of stimulants as caffeine, and they are both sorts of pharmacologically active substances with markedly distinct effects. Theobromine does not cross the blood-brain barrier; as a result, it is soft and mild, has a delayed start, is long lasting, and is non-addictive, whereas caffeine is powerful, strong, rapid acting, and can be addictive. 

Other benefits found on Theobromine were: Better sleep, better breathing, lower Blood Pressure and improves Cardiovascular Health 

Natural sources of Theobromine are found in: Cacao, chocolate, green tea, and Yerba Mate.


So, do you have more doubts about why Yerba Mate's caffeine effects are better absorbed by your body? Why are the energy effects of Yerba Mate lineal, steady, and long lasting and not brusque, going up and down? Thinking of ditching coffee for Yerba Mate soon?