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What's The Deal With The SkinnyMint Teatox? Does It Really Help Lose Weight?

Wonder juice or scam?

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Have you seen this Facebook advertisement on teatox?

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If you are active on social media, you may notice celebrities like Kylie Jenner with 47 million followers on Instagram and Ashley Benson with 10.4 million followers posing with pictures of them using SkinnyMint.

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Microcelebrities such as Era Dyla Hill with 23 thousand followers on Instagram also use their influence on their social media platforms to share how the product helped their lives.

Social media stars are very influential because of the sense of a close relationship between the content maker and viewer as they gain access to intimate viewings of their private lives and are able to directly comment. Thus, reviews of products feels honest because of the trust between normal girls and popular users such as Era Dyla.

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Another reason why SkinnyMint and all other teatoxes are extremely popular is due to the naturalness of the ingredients

Morning Boost contains ingredients, which are rich in caffeine, as well as diuretic ingredients including dandelion and nettle, so you may notice a boost to your energy levels and the times that you need to visit the bathroom.

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Acai Berries or 'Wonder berries'

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Green tea, yerba mate, goji berries, acai, ginger, celery seeds, dandelion and dozens of unique blends, are appealing to those who are interested in a natural cleanse of the body with no bad side effects.

The scare of diet pills may have caused the move to finding more natural ways in the weight loss and slimming world. Although some diet pills like raspberry ketone are deemed 'natural', it contains high levels of caffeine that overdosing and pairing with other drugs may result in death.

“There’s an obsession particularly among the young with having a beautiful body,” agrees Lawrence. “When you’re younger, you don’t really think these things are going to happen to you. On forums people say, yes you feel s*** taking it - but look at my body.”

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To others who are not necessarily looking to lose weight, an idea of a detox is appealing to naturally cleanse the body of toxins and soothe the tummy

Ingredients of the SkinnyMint teas such as yerba mate and green tea contains antioxidants which prevents toxins from being accumulated in the body. Research on the properties of green tea shows a lowering of LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase of HDL (good cholesterol) which decreases the risk of heart disease.

While certain ingredients in our tea e.g. ginger root may benefit females more (especially during menstruation, as it warms your tummy and relaxes your muscles), other ingredients e.g. guarana fruit stimulates digestion, benefitting men as well. By clearing your system of toxins, your body will be able to absorb nutrients much better.

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Scrolling down their ‘Love Board’ and 'Real Results', it is filled with community members who are a testament to having reaped the benefits of SkinnyMint Teatox

Ashylla Smith after losing 30 lbs

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The 14 day or 28 day program assures customers that they will be more energised and naturally cleansed from their simple 2-step program. The most appealing selling point is the not having to cut down foods or exercise to see a difference.

Diets are hard, we Malaysians know that with so much mouth-watering food all around us. However, that does not mean you can eat your Nasi lemak while on the program and expect to lose weight. Eating healthy should always be a priority and the right step to get those bodygoals.

Sounds like SkinnyMint Teatox is the perfect solution right?

Well take a look again, many are skeptical and were not afraid to voice their concerns of the product, cautioning people not to jump on every fad they see.

Comment on a Youtube video of a review

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21-year-old British beauty blogger, Lily of beautysbadhabit.blogspot was sent a 28-day package of SkinnyMint Teatox to review but boy did it turn out to be bad for the company. She wrote an honest blog post about the product, thoroughly scrutinising the ingredients and the acclaimed benefits that the company so proudly broadcasts.

"Skinnymint says it was 'scientifically designed', yet strangely provides no evidence of this. I would at least expect links to studies on the various ingredients, but nope, none of that. However, I do recommend researching such products independently as businesses can pick and choose which studies they link to, meaning you only see the rainbows and sunshines studies they want you to!"

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32-year-old Megan Reynolds who was seduced by the idea of a shortcut to a slim body by the celebrities she follows on Instagram documented her day-by-day struggles and experience trying the 14-day program by SkinnyMint. True, she did get a slightly flatter tummy but it really was not worth the effort (and money).

Lose weight the right way if you want, but don’t believe the hype. I learned what I had already known — detox tea is bullshit.

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If you're losing weight, it might just be water weight, not actual fat.

Sure, ingredients like green tea and yerba mate and metabolism boosters but surely a 14 or 28-day drink won't set you for life?

A review of 11 studies did find that drinking a cup of green or black tea daily could help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, but the authors warned that the majority of trials they reviewed were short term, making it unclear if their findings would be substantiated in the long term.

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Teatoxes like SkinnyMint swear that they are free from side effects but research begs to differ...

According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, the potential side effects of senna use may include abdominal pain and discomfort, cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, and diarrhea; excessive use can lead to potassium depletion and other electrolyte abnormalities, which can trigger muscle spasms and an abnormal heart rhythm.

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The lack of research on teatox is concerning, thats why you should consult experts before giving it a go

That means that using detox teas leaves unanswered questions about if and how they work, how they should be used, how much may be too much, and possibly who shouldn’t use them.

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Detox teas often refer to articles of the benefits of specific ingredients, but never their tea as a whole. It may be wise to consult your doctor or others who have problems from using the product.

While going on a teatox might work as a quick-fix, if you want to see real results then maintaining a healthy diet and committing to regular exercise is the key to having a good body in the long-term.

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