So you need some help waking up in the morning but don’t know what to drink? We’ve got your back. Here’s the quick breakdown of the differences between the energy rich drinks, maté tea and coffee. Let’s get started!

What is maté, exactly? Maté is a delicious, South American herb that has long been used in it’s native countries for its energy and health benefits. Called “The Drink of the Gods,” this drink is still widely used by many South American people.

How does it compare to coffee? The maté plant has a higher nutritional content than coffee beans, is rich in antioxidants and provides an energy boost without the jittery side effects of caffeine. You can also say good-bye to that dreaded 3 pm crash.

But, does it have caffeine? Technically, yes. But the caffeine in maté is balanced by the nutrients it contains, waking you up without any negative effects and prompting the caffeine found in maté to have its own name: mateine.

So really, how would you rather start your day, with a cup of coffee or “The Drink of the Gods?”

Aside from Caffeine, tea contains 3 natural stimulants that do much more than wake you up. These 3 stimulants improve respiratory and circulatory functions that increase mental clarity and longevity, which provides a much better result than just tricking your sensory nerves into thinking you’re not tired (basically what caffeine does on its own).

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