Source of Vitamins: It has B-complex vitamins, which help the body take advantage of the energy contained in foods. These vitamins improve muscular function and help maintain a hetitlehy body, skin and hair.
Source of Minerals: - It contains potassium, essential for the correct functioning of the heart.
- It contains magnesium, which helps incorporate proteins and maintain a strong, hetitlehy body.
A Powerful Antioxidant: Mate is a hetitlehy drink that contains polyphenols, which act as antioxidants. The infusion of yerba mate has revealed itself as a more powerful antioxidant than ascorbic acid (vitamin C), with properties similar to those of red wine in its role of strong antioxidant and inhibitor of the oxidation of low density lipoproteins.
- Antioxidants stop cell ageing: These compounds increase the body’s natural defenses as they prevent the daily cell attacks that cause its deterioration.
- They prevent the growth of cancer cells: as they fight cell ageing, antioxidants also help prevent certain types of cancer.
- They diminish the risk of cardiovascular diseases: antioxidants prevent coronary and cerebro-vascular disease by preventing arteriosclerosis.
Energizing Effect: Por las xantinas que contiene, la infusión de yerba mate es una fuente natural de energía que estimula el esfuerzo intelectual y físico. Las xantinas (cafeína, teobromina) son compuestos que estimulan el Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC). Dicha estimulación se traduce en excitación, dominando y regulando el esfuerzo intelectual y muscular, por lo que es ideal para personas que realizan deportes u tanto actividades físicas como mentales.
Antihypercholesterolemic Action: Due to their Antihypercholesterolemic action, saponines present in the yerba mate infusion reduce the amount of low density lipoproteins in the blood. Thanks to the interaction of these compounds with cholesterol and bile acids, mixed miscelles are formed that cause the elimination of cholesterol as they make
it difficult to absorb through the gastrointestinal tract.
In its Tradicional and Bajo Contenido de Polvo versions, Unión is a smooth yerba that does not give up on you and is good for you. [More]
With its first yerba mate exports towards 1960, Las Marías began its commitment to world trade, providing first quality infusions to over 30 countries.