10 Benefits of Yerba Mate

2. Boosts Mental Health

Just like coffee and tea stimulate the brain, mate stimulates the brain through its caffeine too. Caffeine is known to heighten memory, mood, and alertness.

Caffeine can heighten motivation and productivity by creating the neurotransmitter dopamine. In addition to caffeine, mate has two other related compounds in it. These are theobromine and theophylline. The three substances work together to give a unique stimulatory effect.

There is a set of people who use mate to gain a cognitive advantage. It has all of the benefits of coffee without the downsides. It is thus said to have no “payback time.”