If you can’t stomach the green juices in most cleanses, there’s a new way to detox: teatox. These plans take tea—one of the world’s most popular beverages—and spruce it up with a variety of ingredients, promising results such as weight loss, detoxification, and increased energy, just as other detoxes claim.
And while there’s some evidence that drinking flavonoid-rich tea protects your heart, skin, brain, and bones; helps you manage stress and maintain weight; and fends off cancer and type 2 diabetes, there’s no published research to show teatoxes are safe or effective for weight loss or anything else. But since they are considered dietary supplements rather than foods, the companies behind them don’t need to prove any of the claims listed on the labels.
There are many Teatox that is a 100% natural detox tea program that promotes good health and weight loss.
Although these products seem relatively benign, as with all dietary supplements, buyers need to beware before they use a teatox since the teas could interact with or alter the absorption and effectiveness of other supplements or medications.
It’s also important to make sure the products’ ingredients are safe. An ingredient of concern found in three of the four teatox brands I reviewed is senna leaf. This herb is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a nonprescription laxative used to treat constipation and to clear the bowel before a colonoscopy.