The Yerba Mate plant is grown and processed in South America beginning as a shrub and then matures into a tree and can grow up to 15 meters (49 ft) tall. The leaves are evergreen and they contain caffeine along with related xanthine alkaloids. Because caffeine is naturally present in Yerba Mate it works well as an ingredient in energy drinks.
Yerba Mate is similar to green tea in its earthy taste, natural caffeine compounds and polyphenols antioxidants effects, Yerba Mate is rich in vitamins A, C, E, along with B vitamins. While also containing minerals Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus. Making it highly prized naturally occurring stimulant that delivers long lasting energy and is unequal in nutritional value.