The Diet Pills Watchdog Ingredient Videos: Yerba Mate
There aren't many supplements that do everything that they claim to with no side effects, but Yerba mate is right up there and it's really easy to come across as well.
You can find it in a range of commonly consumed herbal teas from around the world, as well as concentrated versions in dietary supplements.
Yerba mate is similar to green tea in the way that it reduces weight, but it tastes and looks different, as well as having a different chemical constitution.
Its make-up includes methyl xanthines, polyphenols and flavonoids, along with amino acids, minerals and vitamins B and C, so there's plenty of goodness packed in there.
Yerba mate will help to stop fat from sticking around, decrease growth of adipose tissue and stimulate the metabolism, which will increase energy expenditure.
As well as the weight-loss properties, it can also reduce blood cholesterol and favourably affect blood sugar levels.
There have been lots of tests on both humans and animals and none have noted any significant side-effects to tarnish the reputation of Yerba mate, so we're more than happy to give it a great big thumbs up.
However be aware that the correct dosages are consumed as most supplements contain insufficient quantities.