In today’s beauty-driven world there are SO many products on the market claiming to help you “lose” weight. One that has sparked interest and become increasingly popular due to social media are: teatox’s. So what’s the deal? Will a teatox help me lose weight and make me beautiful?! Well, not completely BUT they CAN be very beneficial if you find a safe, natural product.
What is a teatox?
.A teatox is typically a 14 or 28 day “program” where the buyer is to drink one tea in the morning and one in the evening (some even offer an afternoon option). Teatox’s aim to cleanse your system of any “yuck”, debloat, energize and strengthen your immune system while getting your degestive track back in check
When deciding if a Teatox is right for you, base your decision on YOUR own personal needs and goals. I chose Purgo Tea because I was a bit sluggish after a long family trip to Wisconsin where I indulged in too much hard seltzer and cheese- we all have different reasons!
Purgo Tea’s creator, Ben, had spent most of his adolescent life partying, eating whatever and not living the healthy lifestyle (like most of us do at this age!!). However, his took a turn when a lifestyle turned into a severe digestional issue causing pain, irritation and inflammation.
“That’s why I founded Purgo Tea To provide a way for people to safely reset their body without going to extremes like fasting or using strong laxatives. It's important cleanse your body using safe, natural ingredients and reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle. This is not a quick fix. It's a promise to yourself to eat right, be active, and sip on nature's most powerful detoxifying herbs.”
I initially was impressed by the statement above. A teatox that doesn’t use laxatives (like Senna), require a fast and is 100% safe. I have learned over the years that you might get quick results using those “faster” methods, but they will turn around and bite your health/fitness goals in the ass later down the road.
The packaging was simple, cute and clearly listed directions/ingredients plus you receive a cute loose leaf silicon tea bag! received the 14 day morning/night cleanse as well as their de-stress tea. Alright Purgo, you’ve hooked me now let’s try the tea!
14 Day Morning + Night Teatox
+Morning Detox Tea: Sencha, Dandelion, Lemon Grass, Goji Berry, Hibiscus, Chamomile Flower, Acai Powder, and Ginseng Root.
+Evening Cleanse Tea: Locust Plant, Sencha, Key Lime, Lotus Leaf, Cassia Seed, Pu'erh, Oolong, and Chamomile Flower.
During this teatox I ate 100% clean (with the exception of one cheat night) + drank only water and coffee. This is NOT required on the cleanse but only a personal preference of mine. However, Purgo’s 4 steps to well being include: 1. Wake up and start with the morning cleanse, 2. Eat wholesome nutritious foods throughout the day, 3. Be active for 30 minutes, 4. Wind down with evening cleanse tea.
Days 1-3 I felt AMAZING. I mean, truly I felt great. I had zero bloat, zero side effects (laxative results, hunger, etc.) and my energy was high. The directions state to add 1 level teaspoon to 8 oz of water and let steep (I used 6 oz.) and added lemon and apple cider vinegar to the night tea. I absolutely LOVED the taste because it was essentially, tasteless ha!
The rest of week 1 I really felt great. Lighter, more energetic and not as sluggish in my memory. I typically don’t use scales but for the sake of an accurate review and those who may want the information, I did. To my surprise I had lost 2.5 pounds and knowing that this isn’t a laxative tea I felt that I really had lost that weight.
I was blown away after my cheat night when I had pretty serious bloat happening but as soon as I drank the evening cleanse tea and the morning tea the folllwing morning, my stomach was back to normal and FELT back to normal. If you look at the ingredients there are quite a few that aide in decreasing inflammation (ex. Chamomile & dandelion) for that reason I wasn’t surprised my bloat has disappeared but nonetheless I was really impressed! To read more about their ingredients and check out their teas click here!
The last few days of the cleanse I felt like my gut, mind and body were restored and more balanced and because you are all begging to know about my BM’s, yes they were normal and yes I’d even say they definitely improved. TMI, but I know you’re curious! The goal of a Purgo tea cleanse is to naturally boost your bodies natural cleansing response and I 100% felt that the tea helped achieve this. I honestly felt amazing.
I personally really enjoyed this teatox and would definitely recommend it to a friend. I most likely will do this same teatox down the road because I think the brand has incorporated really great natural ingredients that work to help strengthen the immune and digestive system while being safe to use.
If you are searching for a product that completely takes away hunger and/or gives you immediate result through laxative use, then this is not the tea for you. However, with clean eating and excercise I did feel less hungry and not as snacky in the evening after drinking the tea.
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