Yerba Mate Nutrition

mate_tree01Botanical Name: Ilex Paraguariensis (Part of the Holly Family)

Minerals Richly Found in Yerba Maté that Support Metabolism and Development

  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
Compound Biological activities
Caffeine Anticarcinogenic, antiobesity, antioxidant, antitumor, diuretic, energizer 20 to 200 mg, stimulant, topoisomerase-I-inhibitor 0.1 M, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor 99 mM, vasodilator
Chlorogenic-acid Antioxidant IC50= 54.2 μM, analgesic, antiatherosclerotic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antitumor, choleretic
Chlorophyll Antibacterial, anticancer
Choline Antidiabetic, cholinergic, lipotropic
Nicotinic acid Choleretic, hypocholesterolemic 1 to 6 g/day
Pantothenic acid Antiallergic 100 to 500 mg/day, antiarthritic 500 to 2000 mg/day, antifatigue
Rutin 50= 30 ppm IC 50= 120 μM, antitumor, antitumor-promoter, antiulcer, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor IC50= 1 μg/mL, vasodilator
Tannin Antioxidant 1/3 quercetin IC50= 1.44 μg/mL, antitumor, antitumor-promoter, lipoxygenase-inhibitor, MAO-inhibitore
Theobromine cAMP-inhibitor IC50= 0.06 mg/mL, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, diuretic 300 to 600 mg/day, stimulant, myorelaxant
Theophylline cAMP-inhibitor IC50= 0.06 mg/mL, cAMP-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor, diuretic, choleretic, stimulant, vasodilator, myorelaxant 100 μM
Ursolic acid Analgesic, antioxidant IC50= 10 μM, antiperoxidant IC35= 200 μg/mL, protease-inhibitor IC85= 18 μg/mL, topoisomerase-II-inhibitor, antiarrhythmic, anticancer, antialzheimer

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