Bootea 14 Day Teatox: £19.99
Right, I did jump on this bandwagon after being convinced just by looking at the results on their Instagram page. I have tried this back in early June preparing for a holiday. It consisted of two different tea bags, one for the morning everyday (14 tea bags) and one before bed every other day (7 teabags) which you will drink for 2 week. I don't mind the herbal taste. I quite like it as I did drink a lot of Chinese herbal teas whilst growing up. This was minor as compared to what I had drank as a child. Both tea bags contains different ingredients which you can read here.
I didn't complete the 14 day teatox. Probably lasted around a week. The reason being is that the bed time cleanse had given me horrendous stomach aches the next day each time for the whole day which weren't bareable therefore having to stop. It does produce laxative effects which to me only lasts the morning but I still have stomach pains throughout the day. Glad the toilet isn't far from where I sit at work. It doesn't matter how long I leave the tea bag in, I've tried from 1 minute to 3 minutes, the pains still arise. I've stopped drinking this tea overall after the third bed time cleanse and haven't suffered these type of stomach pains since.
There are side effects and everyone suffers from them differently. Unfortunately I had to experience this after all the hype there was. You need to eat healthily in order to see the positive effects, exercising would be an added bonus. They have an eating plan which you can follow but it's in my opinion, you're best without it. It's rubbish. This did suppress my appetite but in a bad way and felt groggy throughout the day. Their positive claims didn't seem to be on my side. Disappointed.
I wouldn't recommend this if you're susceptible to stomach aches and are sensitive to them. This may affect your menstrual cycle and will affect your contraceptive pill if you take it in the morning. If I were you, stick to the traditional clean eating and exercise malarkey. Don't take shortcuts. Your body will thank you later.
Have you tried any teatoxes?