Hello there dear Reader,are you a freak for staying healthy?????????? of course i am but how extreme do we take this quest!
i read on LIB about a guy who died from drinking slimming tea...see here
Out of fear i decided to see what i can get on this slimming tea thing.......Read it below
Herbal slimming tea is not actually made of what we think of as tea, which comes from the camellia sinensis plant. Most herbal slimming teas are based on dried buckthorn, senna and rhubarb root, either alone or in combination. Almost all diet teas also contain hoodia gordonii, ma huang, or kola nut, and some offer licorice, ginger or citrus extracts for flavor. Dieters are encouraged to drink several cups of herbal slimming tea throughout the day, supposedly to suppress appetite, burn fat and speed up their metabolism.
Green tea is not "herbal tea," but some slimming teas do contain it. According to the researchers at MayoClinic.com, preliminary studies suggest that there might be compounds in green tea that facilitate weight loss, but these results are inconclusive and many more clinical trials need to be done. Contrary to popular belief, herbal teas are not caffeine-free. Many herbal teas contain caffeine as well as other stimulants, which is what makes them attractive to the manufacturers and consumers of slimming teas.
One of the most prevalent ingredients of slimming tea is hoodia gordonii. Hoodia is a natural appetite and thirst suppressant, according to the experts at the University of Texas, and has been used for centuries by South African Khoi-San herders to endure long periods without food or water. Other natural stimulants in slimming teas are guarana, kola nut and ma huang. According to "National Geographic" magazine, guarana contains more caffeine than either coffee or tea. The idea that the stimulants in these herbal teas can speed up your metabolism and burn fat faster is what sells them. In reality, no studies have proven any appreciable weight loss through the use of these kinds of stimulants.
A company had this to say about the product:
"Our exclusive blend of tea is based on twenty first century scientific research. In addition to premium oolong tea, we include a blend of premium herbs and plants to help purify the body's cells and support the essential organs through the weight loss process.
Among the 100% natural ingredients we include lotus leaf to optimise digestion, cassia seeds to support the internal organs, and a blend of oolong tea and green tea, all culminating to aid the body's fat oxidation ability. One further, key ingredient is Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, a plant that has been shown in studies, has powerful anti-oxidant properties similar to ginseng, and is often referred to as 'the immortality herb', as its consumers can often live to a very old age. This special herb, has a calming effect and helps to regulate the digestive system. Once these ingredients have been blended with the oolong tea leaves, we then seal our tea bags in foil packets to lock in the freshness, and pack into handy boxes, ready for delivery to your door for you to enjoy!"
If you ask me what i think about this, i'd say STOP TAKING THE TEA.....
Your beautiful just the way you are. if you really need to let go of some weight then opt for exercising which has no side effect.......Eat more fruits than junk,drink more water and relax...
i don't want to lose any of my friends to this "slimming tea effect".......
If the tea is supposed to burn or eat up the fat in your body,this means that even your intestines could be mistaken for fat and chopped off by the stimulants in this tea......I have a friend that had
Diarrhea days after she started taking this tea........
One man's food is another man's poison......it works for her does not mean it'll work for you.