My Experience with Skinnymint 28 Day Teatox

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No, I’m not trying to lose weight but I do want to re-train my metabolism as well as introduce tea to compliment my vegetarian lifestyle. For the record, my weight has been pretty much steady in the last eight years or so, 105 lbs for a petite 5’1 gal, gaining 3-5 lbs during the holidays and losing 3-5 roundabout thereafter. So there, I have no zero desire to be lighter than my current state but I do like the idea of detoxifying the natural way!

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If you enjoy tea more than coffee (my dope), you might have heard of Skinnymint Teatox. In a nutshell, it contains 100% natural and organic tea leaves categorized into day and night regimen, with distinctive tea ingredients each. The Morning Boost pack has 28 tea bags while Night Cleanse has 14 as you’re supposed to drink it every other night, or depending how your body reacts to it. More of my personal story later. 

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Am I able to start my day sans coffee? will this give me the cramps and runs? these are my initial apprehensions. Fear of the unknown you bet. With few tea bags left, I feel that I am now ready to tell you the high’s and low’s and see if this product will suit your needs vis-a-vis appeal to your taste.

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Let’s start at 6:45 am. Zilla and furry baby up, we both go down for our breakfast. Between hot and iced, I prefer the latter for Morning Boost. Sometimes I mix it with sliced strawberries for added flair and flavor. I steep the bag for 2 minutes then pour it in a glass with cubed ice, as shown in the photo below.

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Oh I enjoy this tea a lot! Refreshing and like coffee, it gives me the energy to start my day with zest. Looking at the short list of ingredients, mate and dandelion leaves are good antioxidants, green tea and nettle leaves boost immunity, and guarana seeds act as stimulants (each tea bag has 62mg caffeine compared to 90mg in 8 oz coffee). While guarana seeds are used by some manufacturers for weight loss, it is my responsibility to tell you that you can’t just rely on one single method to lose weight. Eat healthy and exercise. I speak from experience because I used to be chunky when I was in my mid to late 20s.

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Let’s talk about Night Cleanse. If you read the ingredients again, you will see Senna leaf at the top of the list. Senna is a natural laxative, hence it will make you go depending on how much (or less) you consume it.  I tried it on a weekend sans any plan of going out because I anticipated the discomfort, just in case. The first night I drank this, I experienced abdominal cramping eight hours after and used the bathroom three times the following morning. No runs but at the risk of giving you TMI, let’s just say “major cleansing happened”. Still with me?

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Given my first trial, my PR contact advised me to lessen the steeping time (which I planned to do anyways) to one minute. I spaced it out so two nights after, that’s what I’ve done exactly. The following morning? no cramps, no runs but “minor cleansing” meaning, not as much poop. Quote unquote, take my word with grain of salt because my experience maybe different from yours. But because I work on weekdays and don’t want to be bothered by toilet issues when I’m out, I only drink this tea whenever I needed extra push. As vegetarian, my bowel habits are regular and honestly, what else is there to flush when my diet is basically composed of veggies every single day. Let’s review the other ingredients: ginger roots and peppermint aid in digestion, orange leaves and psyllium husk promote colon health, lemongrass is antibacterial, hawthorn berries help in circulation, and licorice root is a natural antacid.

Are you a tea-drinker or wants to introduce tea to your lifestyle? Skinnymint offers options for you. As with other herbal supplements, if you have health issues, pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s imperative to ask your doctor first.

Samples received in exchange of honest opinion.

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31 Comments

  1. August 19, 2015 / 9:53 am

    I tried these teas and liked them a lot. I didn't lose any weight but I enjoyed drinking them.

  2. August 19, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I love organic/green tea in the mornings! Lol at "major cleansing happened".

  3. August 19, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I'm glad I'm not the only shorty in the group, but I've gotta drop a few pounds. In spite of jogging for about 30 years, it gets harder over time as metabolism slows. I haven't tried this kind of product, I'm not so much of a tea drinker, so I think I'm better off sticking with my probiotics and veggies

    • August 20, 2015 / 5:09 am

      Oh I didn't know you were petite too. Cute gals unite 😉

  4. August 19, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    This sounds like a really great detox tea!

  5. August 19, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Sorry if I comment twice, I got an error screen! But this tea system sounds like what I need to complement my post-partum weight loss efforts!

  6. August 19, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    oooh this sounds really great! I'm looking to detox along with starting a healthy exercise regime, and this looks really great! I also really love drinking tea so this seems right up my alley.

  7. August 19, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I LOVE Tea and have been a tea drinker for years… and I find it makes it easy to detox with a tea. I have a hard time with detoxes as my insides are all screwy after having my twins, but I do like how they boost my metabolism 😀

  8. August 20, 2015 / 1:07 am

    I love my tea, but usually at night before bed. I have had a few tea's that helped speed up the process of going to the bathroom heheh I was sure to not drink that again before bed 🙂 Love your honest review!

    • August 20, 2015 / 5:10 am

      Thanks for appreciating my blow-by-blow account…cleansing included, haha

  9. August 20, 2015 / 1:37 am

    I'm way to addicted to my AM coffee to give it up, but the morning tea does sound nice! I don't think I can handle that much "cleansing" with the PM one though 😉

  10. August 20, 2015 / 1:56 am

    Totally not for me even though I need to lose weight. But I can't have caffeine and I'd have a terrible time with the cleanse. I'm glad you explained it so well so that people can decide if this will work or not.

    • August 20, 2015 / 5:11 am

      Thanks Marcia. It's our responsibility to share the real deal

  11. August 20, 2015 / 2:14 am

    I love tea! I have a mini Teavana in my pantry! However, these type of detox teas do not get along with my IBS. I agree with your words regarding the night tea; proceed with caution.

  12. August 20, 2015 / 2:30 am

    I love tea but I don't think I could do a detox

  13. August 20, 2015 / 2:34 am

    I'm a tea drinker and am trying a detox tea from another brand right now.

  14. August 20, 2015 / 3:19 am

    I hear great things about this – but I'm not a tea drinker 🙁

  15. August 20, 2015 / 3:47 am

    Dandelion tea seems to have the same cleansing effect on me. I'm not a fan of the cramping and aftermath, though. As a woman, there is altogether too much cramping in my life already.

  16. August 20, 2015 / 6:26 am

    I'm a major tea drinker and these do sound interesting. I did try something similar once (underline once) and didn't have the best results though.

  17. August 20, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    I usually drink hot tea only when I'm sick but I love cold tea. Like you said This would be nice for those binging times around the holidays!

  18. August 20, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    I switched to tea instead of coffee about a month ago and I already feel much better with less bloating and cramping like coffee used to do. I and really interested in trying both of these, we could all use a bit of cleansing! 😉

  19. August 20, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Ooh this sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  20. August 20, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    I've really enjoyed the SkinnyMint teas! I was worried I would not like the taste but they taste good and keep the bloated feeling at bay.

  21. August 20, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Thank you for being fully honest! I really would like to try this, but I think I'll stick to eating healthy and exercise, for now. 🙂

  22. August 23, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Yummm, tea is definitely my morning drink of choice, as well as nighttime relaxer!

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