Yerba Mate has been widely used for centuries in South America. Mate contains a higher antioxidant profile than green tea, and is more nutritious. A bold statement, but true! With 24 vitamins and minerals, including Chromium and Pantothenic acid, 15 amino acids, and a number of other key plant compounds, Yerba Mate is among the most nutritious of all plants. In fact, even back in 1964 the Pasteur Institute in France declared, “…it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value.” Because of its unique nutritional profile, and the natural xanthine alkaloids in Mate, including caffeine, Mate increases stamina and mental focus without producing the “jittery” and “spike” effect of other natural caffeine-containing plants—not to mention artificial energy drinks.
Cinnamon has shown in recent studies to possess surprising ability to extend the utilization of insulin in the blood. Cinnamon also reduces levels of blood sugar, and supports healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood. Cinnamon is a moodenhancing aromatic with a long history of safe use. Our 20% extract delivers an effective daily dose of this amazing spice.
Nopal is considered by most to be more than simply a blood sugar stabilizer. Long used in the southwest and in many other parts of the world, Nopal has properties that are adaptogenic in quality. It contains amino acids, vitamins A and C, and many other compounds. In a 2004 study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nopal was found to be more effective than vitamin C alone for preventing oxidative stress on cell walls—thus boosting immunity and increasing vitality. Nopal is a meaningful support to digestion, circulation, and immune issues in the body.
Banaba Leaf has impressive results in blood sugar regulation. Studies have recently placed Banaba Leaf on the short list for herbal blood sugar formulas. Our formula uses Banaba Leaf with standardized 1% corosolic acid, as highlighted in the studies.
Thyme has long been known for its antimicrobial properties, Thyme is nutrient rich and is beneficial for the overall immune system. Thyme also contains significant antioxidant properties in the form of flavonoids, is very high in the trace mineral Chromium and has been used historically as a digestive aid and tonic.
Honey Powder, Stevia Extract, Natural Cinnamon Flavor, Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum