An intro to "Teatoxing" with Slendertoxtea
If you don't know what teatoxing is by now then what rock have you been living under?! A health trend that has taken Instagram and celebrities by storm. Teatoxing is using a blend of herbs to help cleanse out your body of toxins and fatty buildups which slow down your metabolism.
Typically done over 14 days, you drink a "morning tea" and (every second night) a "sleep/night tea". The tea is a blend of herbs and spices commonly inspired by chinese medicine. There is no proven research into how beneficial or "detoxing" these teas can be, we can only really go off of what the ingredients can do individually.
Slendertoxtea* so kindly sent me their 14 day teatox to try out. I'm going to share my initial experience (including diet and workout) with you in my next post and after I've completed the teatox I will update you with my thoughts and before and after pictures too. But for this post, I will tell you about the tea and important health points. I have used a Teatox from Bootea but I wasn't very impressed the tea or the "results"...anyway...
Slendertoxtea is 100% herbal, clean, organic tea with no calories. They promise it will give you the best, most natural detox your body could need. I'll give anything a go as long as the ingredients a natural and I can pronounce them! But how does it do this you ask? The combination of ingredients work to break down the fatty deposits jamming up your intestinal walls, slowing up your metabolism. So your metabolism will be able to work much better! (FYI: metabolism is how your body breaks down your food to either store or create energy, If my high school memory serves me correctly!)
The results? You should see an increase in energy levels, an increase in metabolism, less bloating and hopefully weight loss. Slendertoxtea also recommend you complete the 'tox by sticking to their clean, pretty much vegan eating plan. More on that later! You will only have weight loss from losing water weight or of course, by correctly adhering to a new healthier eating and exercise lifestyle. You will lose all of your results in no time if you go back to your bad ways, Missus four-brownies-after-dinner!! (haha this was genuinely me today!)
When I opened my package that was so carefully delivered by our factrice (mail carrier to all you non-french speaking savages...jokes, I can't speak french either). You get a little, bright blue pouch all sealed up cute. This is your "sleeptox" tea containing 7 tea bags. You get a larger, hot pink pouch which is your "daytox" tea containing 14 tea bags.
The tea bags are a little disappointing. I know, how sad must your life be to be disappointed by tea bags? But what I mean is those standard triangle ones are cooler than these! Ha ha okay maybe my standards of tea bags are a little high after using Bootea's little sachet on a string thing.
They smell nice, kind of an indescribable woody, fruity sorta thing. Anyone who has horses? It smells like a really good summer hay, no joke. As for ingredients, both teas have the same herbs in them except the Sleeptox has Valerian Root in it too. I'll list the ingredients below (in order of largest quantity to smallest, like on the packet):
But what makes the teas "Day" and "Night"?!?!?!
There you go! But who can take the tea? Is there anything nasteh I should be aware of? Well frankly, yes. And it ain't pretty. Okay now it sounds scary but really the only notable side effect is those associated with the mild laxative effect. Yep, you read that right! Okay so this isn't like taking constipation meds or something containing Senna, nor is it like having a dribbly stomach bug. (I am pretty sure I could have phrased that better...) You will probably have slight cramping before needing to go and you will need to go more frequently and you should expect it to be softer than normal. This is A-okay, You are on a Colon Cleanse after all! And if you can't handle these natural bodily functions then you are on the wrong planet...If it helps, while you're doing the cleanse and you are squatting there for the 100th time today, just think to yourself; Kim Kardashian goes through the exact same thing on her cleanses. LOL.
Also, You should note down a few health inconveniences this tea could have. I mean in terms of medical conditions and medication. If you have a heart condition or are taking anything for blood pressure then this is a no go for you. If you are taking something and you're not sure then before you buy, research each ingredient and ask your Doctor about it just to be safe! This goes for Diabetes or hypoglycemia too.
Let's talk about the contraceptive pill and the 'tox. This always gets overlooked! If you take your pill in the morning within four hours of the laxative effect, the Teatox WILL affect your pill's effectiveness. If you take your pill at night time it will be fine as it takes around 10 hours for the laxative effect to set in. However, You are of course better safe than sorry therefore you should use a second method of birth control while on the 'tox. And for heaven's sake not the "pull out" method...that shouldn't even be considered a "method"! I mean a barrier method such as condoms or better yet, ABSTINENCE ALL THE WAAAAY! It's only 14 days, ladies and gents.
On that note, I will conclude this introduction to Teatoxing! You can find more information on Slendertoxtea here. Please remember to check back to find out about my first impressions of tasting the tea, my eating plan and exercise routine.
*This was a Product-Sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and images are my own unless otherwise stated.