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does detox tea really work

I’m sure you’ve heard by now the many accolades of detoxifying drinks, whether it’s fruit infused water, whipped smoothies, or warm teas. Why all the hype? Possibly because there are more brands than ever promoting their recipes or selling their teas for those who want to loose the bloat, amp up their health, and slim down. Detox teas have become popular because faithful drinkers feel they are an effective and easy way to look after their health. But does detox tea really work?

1.  What is detox tea?

Detox tea is usually a blend of herbs (usually not disclosed and specific to each brand of tea) that promotes gut health.

It isn’t a meal replacement, but is usually a day-to-day program that instructs you to drink tea before every meal, or morning and evening. Some contain caffeine, others don’t.

The detox teas that we found online do not contain laxatives, which is important, since laxatives are known to be dangerous and not a healthy option when trying to loose weight (which is a big reason people drink these teas).

2.  What does detox tea do?

The herbs in the tea are specifically chosen to help flush toxins out your system. They promote healthy skin, good digestion and sleep habits, and even help with weight loss. They can also reduce bloating and help boost your mood, especially with regards to PMS symptoms (although detox teas are just as effective for men, too). The tea shouldn’t irritate your system (stomach or bowels, specifically), but should gently cleanse your digestive system so it works more effectively.

3.  Is detox tea good for you?

As with any detox, it’s important to read the instructions, the listed ingredients, and consult with your doctor if you’re worried about how the tea may effect you.

It’s also good practice to make sure you don’t do the detox back to back. For example, you should take at least a week long break after a 14-day detox before starting another detox regime.

Most programs will tell you their recommended waiting time between detoxes. But if the tea is gentle enough, you may be able to drink it daily, safely.

Taking time to detox regularly is definitely good for you, as external and internal pollutants can build up in your body, causing break outs, indigestion, IBS and bloating, nausea, trouble sleeping, liver lethargy, and more.

If you’re feeling sluggish and feel like you need your body could use some TLC, tea detoxes are definitely a good option to look into.

4.  Where can I buy detox tea?

There are so many different brands of tea on the market, it can be hard to figure out which one would work best for you, which is why it might take some trial and error to find your favorite.

Some teas are gentler, others can be brewed hot or cold, some need to be consumed 30 minutes before a meal (which is sometimes a little tricky), some contain caffeine and others taste a little …odd, at first.

That said, there are tons of options online for you to browse through, such as:

  • ASAPSKINNY, which has a morning tea and an evening tea, which you drink every morning and then every other night. Can be consumed hot or cold, and it’s gentle enough to drink daily with no break between detoxes!
  • TINY TEA by YourTea suggests you drink the tea hot three times a day 30 minutes before your meal. You can do two 28 day detoxes back-to-back, and after that Your Tea says that your system should be good to go, no need to keep detoxing (but keep a stash on hand for whenever you need a refresh). They also have teas for mood, skin care, liver cleanse, and more.
  • SkinnyMint also has a day and night tea, which you drink every morning and then every other night (they also have a handy ingredient list on their site). They do, however, suggest taking a six-week break between every cleanse (using them morning and evening tea) but say that the morning tea can be used daily to keep the results of the teatox going strong!

These are just a few examples of the many, many teas on the market that promote a healthy digestive system and weight loss. Want to do more research? Check out Instagram pages, tea websites, or even Amazon reviews to find more options. And before you add detox tea to your diet, be sure to check with your doctor first.

{Editor’s Note: This blog post is not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the brands or businesses in this post. The opinions in the article are the author’s own opinions. This article is for educational purposes only. Be sure to consult your doctor before adding a detox tea to your diet.}

 

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