Herbal Dietary Supplements – Benefits of Yerba Mate, Guarana and Damiana

We live in fast paced environment and it has become nearly impossible for us to always stick to the right eating habits. More than 40% of the global population suffers from obesity and a host of diseases that owe their origin to obesity. Half the world thinks that the answers to all these problems lie in natural herbs and herbal extracts. Chosen correctly, they can not only blast off extra weight, but also help prevent and cure a host of deadly diseases.

In this article we’ll take a look at the benefits offered by three “super herbs” – Yerba Mate, Guarana and Damiana.

Yerba Mate – Clinical trials suggest that the Yerba Mate has LDL- Cholesterol reduction capabilities and improves serum lipid parameters in healthy dislipidemic individuals. This herb is also capable of reducing concentration of members from the ecto-nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase) family which leads to increased levels of extracellular ATP, ADP and AMP. In simple terms, the plant is capable of clearing artery blockages and stops them from returning back. It also boosts up energy levels in the body.

Antioxidant and Anticarcinogenic properties of Yerba Mate – Tests on human subjects have revealed that there’s a correlation between levels of caffeoyl-derivatives and AOC [antioxidant capacity]. The herb has a very high concentration of caffeoyl-derivatives and is hence capable of neutralizing toxins in the body.

Researchers at the University of Illinois [2005] have established that the Yerba Mate is high on “Phenolic” constituents and can prevent oral and other types of cancers. Ceased control studies indicate that the herb has no cancer causing properties.

Guarana – Guarana enjoys the status of GRAS [generally recognized as safe] in the United States and has appetite suppressing properties. It has capabilities to control signals to the brain that tell the body whether or not it’s “full”. It can deceive the body to think that it’s full and needs no more food, even when it is not. Studies suggest that this property of the Guarana can cause significant weight loss in healthy human subjects.

A study on rabbits shows that Guarana can reduce platelet thromboxane formation. This means that the herb can prevent heart attacks and ischemic heart disease.

Damiana – Damiana has been used for ages to treat a host of complicated disease. The plant extract is usually made into tea to treat conditions ranging from constipation to depression. Coughs, Fibromyalgia, emphysema, low estrogen, frigidity, hot flashes, impotency, infertility, menopause, Parkinson’s disease, PMS, inflammation of prostate and Lou Gehrig’s disease are some of the diseases that the plant is used to treat. It is also used to treat sexual disease in both males and females.

How A Combination Of Yerba Mate, Guarana and Damiana Can Be Beneficial

A combination of all the three herbs could prevent many degenerative diseases and help shed fat fast. A placebo controlled study shows that a combination of the three herbs has been able to reduce 11.2 pounds within a 45 day period. The combination has a positive effect on short and long term memory, understandability and the immune system as a whole. It can effectively reduce weight, without causing general body weakness and prevent heart diseases and cancer.

Source by Sarah Bloomingston

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