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Offline rebeccab120

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Does Yerba Mate tax the adrenal glands?
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:40:32 PM »
Hi all...

In class on Thursday, we were discussing the affects of caffeine on the body.  Charlie, one of my classmates recommended Yerba Mate as a nice alternative to coffee or caffeinated tea in the morning.  Does anyone know the details regarding Yerba Mate?

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Becca
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Re: Does Yerba Mate tax the adrenal glands?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 05:26:51 PM »
Hi, Becca:


Not sure what you are asking.  If you want to know more about the health benefits of Yerba Mate or?


A handy thing to do when you want to know more about one or more specific herbs is to look them up in a Materia Medica. 


Here's an online example for Yerba Mate:
http://www.luminearth.com/2011/11/23/yerba-mate-ilex-paraguayensis-materia-medica-by-jyll-renee/


Healthy best wishes!


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Re: Does Yerba Mate tax the adrenal glands?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 11:32:23 AM »
There is no black and white answer as to whether drinking Yerba Mate stimulates or exhausts the adrenals. Each person has his or her own sensitivity and tolerance to physio-active compounds, such as caffeine, or what the mate people call mateine. For most folks, one cup a day is fine and is mildly stimulating. No problem. Since it provides a pleasant boost to metabolism, it is easy for many people to consume more than one cup per day...2, 3 or 4. At the higher levels, there is more of a tendency for someone to overstimulate the adrenals, which will lead to adrenal fatigue or exhaustion. If mate, tea or coffee is consumed with a nutrient dense meal, the nutrients and calories protect the person from the draining effects of the caffeine.

Should someone already be in a state of adrenal fatigue, it's best to be very careful with the dose, frequency and duration of taking any stimulating compounds, which include chocolate, coffee, tea, mate or medication.

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Re: Does Yerba Mate tax the adrenal glands?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 02:48:54 PM »
Thank you Dr Bauman!  I am learning so much in this program, I am very appreciative to you, my classmates and my instructors. 

Becca
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