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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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yerba mate?

Anyone know anything about yerba mate? I read that it acts as an mao inhibitor. Is that true?

I bought this energy drink from the store. It was surprisingly good, even though the caffeine content was low. Afterward, I looked at the can and saw yerba mate listed, and I'm wondering if that was the key ingredient. I read that it's sometimes used as an alternative to caffeine, since it has less of the negative side effects.

I'm a little confused and also wondering if it is safe to consume in conjunction with SSRI's. I will ask my psychiatrist but thought I would post here as well.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 11:37 AM
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re: yerba mate?

It's a alternative to coffee because the effects of the caffeine aren't noticed as much. It is known to actually have a relaxing effect.. similar to theanine in green tea. It combats the caffeine effects. What i've seen is that it's very good for fat loss as it has a component in it similar to ephedrine and caffeine but much more potent.

I would drink it with caution if your on ssri's.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 07:11 PM
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sounds like you took the superman energy drink....that's the only one ive seen with yerba mate. I used to work at a gnc and let me tell you that yerba mate is not that great of a product. its used as an appetite suppressant but really doesnt work to well.
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Passion Flower acts as an MAOI inhibitor.

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