Diet or slim teas seem to be everywhere these days from your supermarket to the local know-nothing health store, often used as a quick solution to weight loss, people purchase these teas with out doing there research on how much harm they could be doing to themselves.
It’s Just a Laxative – The main ingredient in the teas is a senna which is a laxative that is used if you’re constipated. While senna tea or senna supplements, are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a non-prescription laxative, that may be helpful in treating constipation.
Side Effects – Senna may cause side effects or be dangerous if taken in high doses or by people with certain medical conditions. As with other laxatives, senna tea could cause stomach pain, diarrhea and cramps.
Your digestive system becomes reliant – Should you use senna tea for more than two weeks, your body could become dependent on it, in which case your bowels would no longer function properly, according to certain studies that note such long-term use of senna tea could also cause an electrolyte imbalance due to low potassium levels, muscle weakness, liver damage or heart problems.
It doesn’t make you loose weight! – It is simply a laxative sum short-term effects of a bowel movement and loss of water does not mean you have lost any weight.
In conclusion Diet teas are made out of the herb senna, which is a laxative. They won’t help you lose weight. They will most likely cause you problems. Don’t use them at all.