Review | Teatox By Slimming Solutions
As my readers will know, I am not a diet person whatsoever as I LOVE my food and see myself as a self-confessed foodie. But what I do do, is having a detox when seasons change; beginning of Spring, beginning of Summer, beginning of Autumn and beginning of Winter. You might remember my ‘Detox Guide‘ from earlier this year?
How to Take SlimmingSolutions TeaTox
Daytime Blend: Drink every morning upon waking. To make the tea, add one tea bag to a cup of hot water (but not boiling), and leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes before drinking.
Evening Blend: Drink every other evening before bedtime. To make the tea, add one tea bag to a cup of hot water (but not boiling), and leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes before drinking.
You can flavour both teas with lemon or honey if you wish – I prefer honey 🙂 I started feeling more energised after a few days and I felt less bloated – It’s a great supplement tea to aid in weight loss.
I have always been concerned with side effects with detox teas as when I tried other brands, I ended up feeling dizzy and nauseas and ended up spending too much time in he bathroom. Teatox was very different and I can’t fault it. I would highly recommend it 🙂
So What Is SlimmingSolutions TeaTox and What Are The Ingredients?
Slimming Solutions Teatox is detox tea package in teabag form. There are two types of tea. One for Daytime use and the other tea, the Evening Blend for last thing at night on alternate evenings. Both teas are naturally sugar free with no artificial additives.
- Chinese Oolong tea (38%): Type of Green tea that you can buy in health food shops and some supermarkets. Oolong tea has proven health benefits because of its high levels of antioxidants which can help increase the speed the metabolism too.
- Fennel (10%): Commonplace garden herb used medicinally for digestive problems, and works as a mild laxative and diuretic. It may work in the body like oestrogen, so won’t suit you if you have hormone related health issues.
Lemongrass (10%): When taken in large enough quantities lemon grass can have a calming effect. Popular herbal tea ingredient.
- Nettle leaves (8%): Well-known garden weed with diuretic properties.
- Ginger root (5%): Culinary ingredient and flavouring often used to treat stomach upsets and nausea.
- Dandelion leaf (5%): Well known diuretic so will cause you to urinate more.
- Ginseng root (2%):Panax Ginseng – the original ginseng, works in the body as an adaptogen. Well known herbal remedy but can have unpredictable effects.
- Salvia Miltiorrhiza (2%): Chinese herbal extract also known as Red Sage or Danshen. May have numerous medical possibilities but requires further testing.
- Senna leaves (20%): Senna is a natural plant that contains a chemical called sennoside, which irritates the lining of the bowel and creates a laxative effect. According to the American Herbal Products Association, the leaves are harsh and the association warns against long-term use. They suggest that products containing Senna leaves should come with a health warning.
Hawthorn leaves (20%): Well known as a folk medicine with numerous applications – including treating heart problems and believed to have a sedative effect. It is a diuretic.
- Lotus Leaves (14%): Lotus leaves contain phytochemicals and are high in antioxidants. However there has been little clinical testing and it may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Fenugreek Seeds (12%): Familiar spice to lovers of Indian food and may have health benefits too. It is used for digestive problems such as constipation and it may help lower cholesterol but it can cause diarrhoea as a side effect.
- Burdock root (14%): British medicinal herb and known to some people as the old-fashioned soft drink Dandelion and burdock. Known as a diuretic.
- Peppermint (8%): Popular as a herbal tea and seems to help treat bloating and stomach disorders.
- Psyllium Seeds (8%): Soluble fiber with laxative effect and used in OTC laxatives including Fybogel.
- Valerian root (2%): Natural garden herb that is well known as an effective remedy against insomnia. Might help you sleep.
- Liquorice Root (2%): Liquorice root may have many medicinal benefits but should always be taken in moderation, as here because of potential side effects. Well known laxative effect.