Monday, 29 June 2015

Review: Slendertoxtea

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me to review, but all opinions are my own.

For ages now I've seen all different types of 'detox' teas all over Instagram, and I've wanted to try one in forever. Slendertoxtea gave me the opportunity to review their 14 Day Teatox, which of course I was very excited about! The brand claims the benefits of these teas are: Colon Cleanse, Increased Energy, Feel Refreshed, Promotes Healthy Change. The pack includes two different types of tea, and the ingredients are similar but do differ slightly. One to drink first thing in the morning everyday for two weeks, and the second to drink a few hours before bed every other day. Lets see how I got on.. 

I first tried these teas one weekend on a Saturday morning as the tea says 'We advise you begin your teatox on a weekend or your day off.' I can only assume because of the colon cleanse. 

They also advice to brew the tea for 2-3 minutes, and alter the brewing time accordingly. The first time I tried to tea, I left it to brew for two minutes, and just a few hours after I was already on the toilet experiencing the 'colon cleanse' - I'm going to try and be the less explicit I can from now on, as there's lots of talk about bodily fluid. I did experience an increased bowel movement, quite significantly. The next morning, my body woke me up early to tell me to get straight on the toilet! But I was determined to carry on with the teatox and make my second cup. After visiting the toilet 8 times on the second day, experiencing headaches and major stomach cramping I decided to stop the teatox, as I really didn't feel healthy, and I thought it be best to stop. 

I left it quite a few weeks before trying the tea again with an open mind.. 

I had two weeks off work, great! I can visit the toilet as often as needed! I tried another Daytox tea, and only brewed the tea for one minute this time, to calm down the effects. But like before I had dramatically increased bowel movements and stomach cramps that left me laying on the sofa clutching my stomach, not anyone who knows me knows I won't make things more dramatic than what they are, but I couldn't move all day, unless I was visiting the loo. I did feel pretty sick, and I didn't eat that day.

Now on the back on the teas the disclaimer says: 
"Before embarking on any detox diet or health plan you may want to consult with your GP, if symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or prolonged diarrhoea occur cease use and consult your GP."

So I thought it be best that I end the detox, before my symptoms had any chance to get worse. 

As much as I wanted to stick out the experience of this, I just couldn't. I'm not sure why my body reacted so badly to this, it maybe because I'm not one to eat super healthy and stay free of toxins. I think that probably is the reason as usually I've got quite a strong stomach. But I know there are people out there that can use these pretty often to help with weight loss, and to cleanse the body. I wanted to love these teas, but I just can't say I can.

BUT! Please bear in mind, just because these teas didn't work for me, they could work for you. So I still would recommend giving them a go if this is a topic that interests you. I'm still quite scared to try anymore teatox's at the moment, but I hope in the future I will be able to find one that works for me.

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Until next time,
Harley. X