Hey everyone :)
A couple of months ago I was contacted by the people at Slimming Solutions and asked if I wanted to review their ‘Teatox’ product.
I have been very interested in products like these and had yet to try one so I immediately said ‘Yes!’ A few days later the product arrived in the post and I started it the following week.
There are different lengths and courses available - from what I can see there is the 14 day course and the 28 day course of the product I was sent. But you can check out their website for all that they offer HERE.
I received the 14 day course which includes:
> 14 daytime blend teabags
> 7 evening blend teabags
All my views are based around the 14 day course.
The ‘Teatox' offers many benefits including:
> cleansing effect
> helps with constipation and bloating
> helps cleanse the body
> increase energy levels
The daytime blend is to be consumed every morning just after waking (if possible) for the full 14 days. I made mine just before I got to my desk at work. The instructions are simple - add one teabag to a cup and add hot water (not boiling) and leave to infuse 2 - 3 minutes before drinking. I actually added some cold water so I could drink it straight away. I didn’t want to burn my tongue. You can also flavour the tea with honey or lemon but I drank it as it was.
The ingredients in the daytime blend are:
Chinese Oolong tea (38%), Siberian Ginseng (20%), Fennel (10%), Lemongrass (10%), Nettle leaves (8%), Ginger root (5%), Dandelion leaf (5%), Ginseng root (2%), Salvia miltiorrhiza (2%). Naturally sugar free with no artificial additives.
I was pleasantly surprised with the daytime blend. I had horrible suspicions that it would taste horrible as I’m not a fan of herbal or flavoured teas. But it was actually okay. I preferred it once it had cooled down. I don’t know if its okay to drink this way but that was my preference. I honestly can’t say I noticed much of a difference the first week or so. But the second week I did feel more alive and energetic maybe because all the junk food and crap in my body was being detoxed out of me.
The evening blend is to be drank every other evening just before going to bed or 30 minutes after your last meal of the day. I had mine just before I went to bed at around 9pm. The website does warn about a side effect which I can confirm - is that the product may cause a mild laxative effect for the first few days. The instructions are exactly the same as the daytime blend. Add 1 teabag to a cup and add hot water (no boiling) and let infuse for 2 - 3 minutes and drink. Again I preferred it cold so I either added some hot water or I made it and then went for a shower so it had a chance to cool down.
The ingredients in the evening blend are:
Senna leaves (20%), Hawthorn leaves (20%), Lotus leaves (14%), Fenugreek seeds (12%), Burdock root (14%), Peppermint (8%), Psyllium seeds (8%), Valerian root (2%), Liquorice root (2%). Naturally sugar free with no artificial additives.
Firstly I’ll address the ‘laxative effect’ - for me I was in the toilet nearly every morning like clockwork and I spent a good 10 - 15 minutes in the bathroom. However I have read other people’s reviews on the product and they said that they didn’t experience the laxative effect at all. So it does depend on the person if you are thinking about trying it. I suppose a person with a high fibre diet may not have any trouble. Secondly the flavour was very different compared to the daytime blend. I actually struggled slightly the first couple of times I had it. However I persevered and drank it all.
Overall I think its a great product if you’re looking for a detox or ‘clean-out’. I definitely felt more energetic and cleaned-out. I also noticed I was going to the toilet more regular and wasn’t suffering from constipation as I regularly get that as my diet is not high in fibre (I’m working on that) and I don’t eat properly anyway. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn’t tried it and is looking for a detox.
If you want to find out any more information about this product you can check it out HERE on Slimming Solutions’ webpage.
Let me know in the comments if you have used this product or something similar and what your experience was like.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.