Meet our supernatural ingredients
Natural caffeine, straight outta Argentina
Ilex paraguariensis a.k.a yerba mate, is a magic tree that grows in southern countries of South America, mainly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
The indigenous Guarani tribes (whose territory covered present-day Paraguay) first cultivated and used yerba mate for its many virtues.
Feel the energy for longer
Pepe Mate contains between 100 and 150 mg of caffeine per can. Just like Cocoa or Guarana, yerba mate also contains theobromine, an alkaloid that increases the absorption time of caffeine in the body.
It means: adios to the energy rollercoaster!
With Pepe, you’ll get a smooth ride.
The little good stuff
Yerba mate has a high content of polyphenols, a large group of antioxidants, little bodyguards that help reducing the risk of contracting diseases.
Vitamins & minerals
Yerba mate contains vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2 and B5. Other cool minerals are in there too, like calcium, manganese, iron potassium, zinc and phosphorus.
Other super-elements from yerba mate are saponins, which also give mate’s bitterness. They are anti-inflammatory: it means your pancreas and insulin levels are kept in good shape.
Natural sweetness, without sugar
Truth is, almost all drinks have either sugar or artifical sweeteners.
It sucks because sugar is pretty addictive and quite bad overall. But hope is not lost! By using high-quality, organic ingredients in thoughtful ways, sugar-free drinks can taste better than the sugary ones. In other words, you can keeping drinking Pepe Mate while taking care of yourself.
How do we achieve this ? With a little help from another magic plant…
Just like Mate, Stevia also has been used over centuries by the Guaranis to sweeten their mate infusions, as medicine, and as a “sweet treat”.
Stevia has a magic superpower: it gives a sweet taste while containing 0 sugar and 0 calories. Therefore, it’s a perfect plant for all those who must do without sugar: diabetics, people prone to hypoglycemia, or those who just want to reduce their sugar intake.
And yeah we know… stevia has a bad reputation. It’s because the common term for stevia refers to “steviol glycosides”, which are basically compounds from the plant, artificially extracted with chemical processes.
Pepe Mate’s stevia is just made of plain blended organic leaves. It’s not made with any chemicals. That’s sweet right?