So we’ve gotten many questions regarding if it’s safe to use a detox tea to help weight loss. And the answer is yes and no. Depending on your use and your diet, a detox tea plan can have detrimental effects to your body.
Haven’t you heard too much of a good thing can be a bad thing?
Well, particularly in this case your body (your digestive system) can become very dependent on the tea, no longer functioning the way it should be normally.
The ingredients of a detox tea can vary but most likely they have Senna, an FDA approved nonprescription medicine use for constipation. Bottom line Senna is a laxative. Sounds harmless right? But after much research I found this!
What are the side effects?
Side effects when taken under correct usage and dosage: stomach discomfort, cramps, and possible diarrhea. Otherwise completely harmless and completely acceptable.
But what are the side effects when you’re hooked on a detox tea plan for 28 days?!
If taken too long (more than two weeks)
You increase your risk of changing the electrolytes in your blood that’s necessary to prevent heart function disorder, and muscle weakness (ironic, huh, these teas promote healthy weight loss, meaning getting rid of fat but instead you’re getting rid of the water and muscle weight).
Making matters worse…
Some of these teas have an ingredient called Guarana. The origins of the Guarana seeds belong to the Guarani tribe in the Amazon. Guarana is used for weight loss and a stimulant as it’s high in caffeine so it stimulates the nervous system. At this moment you’re probably SIGN ME UP.
But no. THERE’S A CATCH.
If you have anxiety, guarana (or too much of it) can worsen the way you feel.
If you have a bleeding disorder, it can make it worse.
If you have diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, and osteoporosis, guarana can make it worse.
Put these two ingredients in a single tea that you would probably be drinking in the morning and night for thirty days is RIDCULOUS! You would practically make your body dependent on these ingredients.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BODY
And skip the detox tea and lose weight the good old fashion way, with an excellent diet of protein, fruits, and veggies, and plenty of exercise that will help you shred any excess weight you don’t want. Oh! Almost forgot, don’t forget to order a bottle of Leaner Creamer on our website or pick up a Leaner Creamer bottle in your local HomeGoods Store to make it a bit easier on your journey to fitness!
Like any weight loss plans, ask your primary care physician if you choose a detox tea plan that is right for you.
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