There’s no shortage of weight loss shakes and teas touted as the ultimate weight loss solutions by firms who spend more money marketing their products, than actually conducting clinical trials.

Are these products safe though? And do they effectively lighten anything other than your wallet?

The first part of this article will be focused on what the best detox teas should do to your body, while the last part of the article will look into the different types of detox teas weight loss products because not all teas are created equal.

Advantages of Detox Teas 

The best detox teas would contain more naturally occurring cleansing ingredients than even the best meal replacement shake.

  • When taken properly, that’s in conjunction with a healthy meal and regular exercise, detox teas can seem like an elixir from the gods. Or you know, your regular water from the fountain of youth.
  • What it actually does is fill you up with vitamins and minerals that declutter your bloodstreams of toxins. Here are some benefits you can expect from constantly drinking detoxifying teas. They include:
  • Helping your body digest food much faster by stimulating the release of additional enzymes in your digestive tract.
  • Flushing out excess water from your body, so you don’t feel bloated.
  • Giving your skin a radiate look, due to the elimination of toxic wastes from within.
  • Increasing your resting metabolic rate, so that you burn more energy even when you’re doing nothing, thereby losing weight.

Supporting your body’s immune system and detox organs i.e. liver, skin and kidneys.

To put it simply, doing a full detox cleanse should rid your body of built-up toxins, caused by an unhealthy eating and drinking habit.

Even though most of these teas are natural, not all of them are equal. In the sense that some of these teas contain higher concentrations of effective ingredients than others.

Here’s a breakdown of the variousteas for detox. This isn’t an exhaustive list, because there are probably more than 3000 teas worldwide, and frankly, some of them still remain a mystery. 

Types of Detox Teas

Teas That Support Detox Organs 

Your body has organs in place that removes excess wastes and toxins from your body. Instead of claiming to do detoxing work on their own, these teas help detox organs (kidney, liver, skin) work overtime to ensure your body’s free from toxins. These teas have actually been used long before modern medicine to treat liver and kidney diseases. They include:

  • Burdock tea
  • Milk thistle tea
  • Dandelion tea

Anti-bloating, Anti-inflammation, Pro-digestion Teas 

These teas rev up your “digestive engine” by increasing the gastric juices and enzymes released during digestion. The work is primarily done in your gastrointestinal system and colon. You can take:

  • Chicory tea
  • Fenugreek tea
  • Cilantro tea

Teas with Antioxidants 

Very good at removing free radicals from your system. These teas usually have anti-cancerous properties that prevent changes to your DNA. They include:

  • Green tea
  • Black tea
  • Red clover tea

Teas That Speed Up Metabolism

These are the teas that actually cause you to lose weight because they force your body to use up more energy than it normally does. They include:

  • Ginger tea
  • Lemon tea
  • Garlic tea (drinking this won’t make you kissable)

Relaxative and Appetite Suppressants

Weight loss shakes and some of the best meal replacement shake use these tea ingredients to curb appetites because they’re more effective when your hunger pangs are suppressed.

  • Mint tea
  • Lavender tea

Again, this isn’t an exhaustive list as there are many more teas, some undiscovered. Just because a specific tea is under one classification doesn’t mean it doesn’t have other secondary functions (e.g. burdock tea has more antioxidants than green tea, but it’s known to support the liver more, ergo listed under organ support)


Before modern medicine, most of this detox tea weight loss, as we know them today, were used in the treatment of many illnesses. Turmeric, for example, is still used till date in many countries as a home remedy for flu and joint pains.

It was quite common to find premillennial families taking some of these teas after every meal. With the increase in incurable diseases, not to mention the drastically increasing obesity rates, perhaps it’s time to return to simpler times because they seemed to know a thing or two back then.

So, are these teas unnecessarily expenses?

Not really, no one says you have to buy them. You could get a home recipe for most of these. People whospend ridiculous amounts on these teas are those too lazy to make theirs at home.One thing to take away from this article is this, detoxifying teas are very effective weight loss tools.

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