Source Naturals® Releases Potent Yerba Mate Herb

Energizing Herbal Extract Now Available

Scotts Valley, California – November 6, 2003– Source Naturals®, creators of the highly acclaimed line of health and wellness supplements, have released Yerba Mate – a standardized 8:1 extract of Mate. Used for centuries in South America, Yerba Mate is now renowned throughout the world for its rejuvenating and energizing effects.

Modern research suggests many additional benefits of Yerba Mate including DNA protection and inhibition of the oxidation of LDL (sometimes referred to as the “bad” cholesterol). Oxidation is caused by free radicals, which can cause damage to cells and other tissues if left uncontrolled.

“Mate appears to play a role in maintaining overall cell health. Scientific research shows Mate to be a powerful antioxidant and to protect DNA from double-strand breaks,” said Linda Meltzer, a leading research scientist at Source Naturals. “Its antioxidant properties are comparable to that of green tea and vitamin E. Mate is also a rich source of polyphenols, like those found in green tea and grape seed, as well as methylxanthines such as chlorogenic acid, which together are primarily responsible for its many health benefits.”

Each Source Naturals Yerba Mate tablet contains 600 mg of high quality, standardized Yerba Mate extract, and two tablets are approximately equal to one cup of Mate tea.

Yerba Mate naturally contains caffeine, and each tablet has a minimum of 48 mg of caffeine. Mate may help in weight loss when used with the Maximum Metabolism Weight Loss Plan available from Source Naturals. Also appreciated for its nutritional qualities, Yerba Mate is a rich source of calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Source Naturals – founded in California by Ira Goldberg in 1982 – is committed to enhancing individual potential to enjoy optimal health and well-being by providing superior-quality dietary supplements and nutritional education. For more information, pricing or purchase locations, please visit

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