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Bootea

Bootea offers a novel detox programme called a Teatox that you can take over 14 or 28 days simply by drinking two different types of tea. The advertising claims that the Bootea Teatox will get you the figure you want, but medical opinion is not convinced that detoxing even works.

We take a look at Bootea to find out whether it is worth trying or is just a cleverly marketed diet supplement that comes with a good name and image.

Bootea Pros

  • Website looks good
  • Social media presence seems fun

Bootea Cons

  • Negative side effects reported
  • Detoxing is a waste of time according to medical opinion
  • Unlikely to work in the way advertised
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What You Need To Know About Bootea

The Daytime Detox contains many ingredients that will cause you to urinate more frequently, so although it may cause you to lose water weight it is unlikely to do anything else.

There is no reason why daytime tea should reduce your appetite, and the energy boosting qualities will probably not exceed those you get from drinking an ordinary cup of tea or coffee.

Green tea is good for health but has not been proven to promote weight loss. Some of the other ingredients may also cause side effects.

The Bedtime Cleanse is essentially a laxative combined with a diuretic. It seems counter intuitive to go to bed after taking a laxative and you may be up in the night to visit the bathroom.

What Are The Side Effects Of Bootea?

Bootea has a whole range of potential side effects including nausea, vomiting,
Diarrhoea, and abdominal pain.

How Much Does Bootea Cost?

The 14 day teatox comprises of 14 days supply of Daytime and 7 servings of Bedtime and costs £19.99. The 28 day Teatox costs £37.99.

14 days supply of Bedtime Cleanse (or 7 teabags) costs £10.99. 14 days supply of Daytime (loose tea) costs £10.99.

Our Verdict On Bootea

Bootea benefits from some powerful advertising and a lively social media presence, and the teas look stylish, healthy and natural. However, the ingredients are questionable and can cause a wide range of unpleasant side effects. Added to this, if you take oral contraception it will not work and if you take other prescription medicine, it may interact.

In addition, many customers have been left waiting for their products and the Bootea customer service team have given confidential customer PayPal information out on their Instagram page. All of this, in addition to the medical advice warning about detoxing in general, leads us to only one conclusion and that is to reject Bootea.

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Bootea Review

Bootea comes in the form of two types of tea – the Daytime Detox and the Bedtime Cleanse. The aim is that you should drink a cup of each tea over a two-week period or a month and it will help you lose weight and detoxify your system. Bootea also comes with a free diet plan you can follow for added results.

Bootea is a UK based company (no other details are supplied though) that according to the advertising specializes in 100% natural health supplements. The Bootea range comprises of the two teas, which you buy as a complete package, but they are available to buy individually as well.

Bootea Daytime Cleanse is a loose tea, which you drink in the morning and contains stimulant yerba mate and Bedtime Cleanse described as a colon cleanse comes in tea bag form, is stimulant free, and should be taken just before bedtime.

According to the company, the daytime tea will suppress your appetite and give you energy.

Chinese drinking teaThe Bedtime cleanse said to remove toxins contains laxative Senna and will ensure you open your bowels 8 hours after taking. This sounds alarming and makes you wonder what will happen if you happen to be a heavy sleeper and sleep in longer than 8 hours! You take the Bedtime cleanse every other night.

Bootea Facts

  • Bootea is a UK company but ship all over the World
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Causes unpleasant side effects

As well as the tea, the website offers a free diet plan, which you can download as a PDF file, but there is no reason why you should use this plan over any other diet regime.

You are advised to avoid meat products while you are on your detox but apart from this it is hard to see what special significance the diet plan has for detoxing or for taking with the tea.

It looks a fairly ordinary low calorie diet plan to us, and you will probably lose weight it you follow it to the letter. Many detoxes advise you to avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, but this is not mentioned in the product information.

The Bootea advertising is slick and professional and has a cutting edge appeal. The name itself – Bootea a play on words around the word booty – meaning butt, ass, specifically female posterior – as defined by the urban dictionary and the website features an image of the sort of backside that many women would love to have!

How to Take Bootea

Pour a cup of boiling water over the tea, let it brew for 3-5 minutes, then drink. The frequency and timing of Bootea will depend upon the package, with different ones including daytime blends, nighttime blends, or both.

The company is fully engaged with social media, with a twitter account, a Facebook page, and an Instagram account. All of which you can follow to see images, as well as uploading your own.

The Instagram account seems to have backfired a bit for Bootea, as many of the comments on the Instagram page are along the lines of customers not having received their Bootea packages in the post.

Shockingly, the company have entered into dialogue on this public forum and have included customer’s confidential PayPal account information for the world to see. There also is an issue of non-delivery because many customers do not appear to have received the orders they have paid for.

Bootea Concerns:

  • The ingredients may be unsafe
  • Lengthy shipping delays and dispatch problems
  • The advertised benefits of Bootea are misleading

Bootea supposedly provides a method for detoxing and this in itself is questionable. According to medical opinion, detoxing and the notion of removing so called toxins from the body is unnecessary.

Detoxification is a cornerstone of many alternative medicinal practices but scientists have dismissed this practice.

Respected UK medical charity Sense about Science concluded that,

‘detox’, as used in product marketing, is a myth and worryingly many of the claims about how the body works were wrong and in some cases the suggested remedies were potentially dangerous.

Source: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/debunking-detox.html

You may also be interested in reading our article on the dangers of detox diet pills.

See our TeaTox Investigation here

What Does Bootea Claim To Do?

The Bootea advertising claims to “get you the figure you want with an intense mix of natural ingredients” and claims five key benefits:

  • Burn Fat and Lose Weight
  • Increase Your Metabolism
  • Suppress Your Appetite
  • Improve Your Skin
  • Detox Your Body

The advertising also claims,

At Bootea, we like to encourage each and every person to feel good about themselves. Today’s magazines & media have distorted what beauty is and created an impossible stereotype.

Despite this worthy statement, the advertisers have done exactly what they have criticized today’s media for doing, and have used impossible stereotype image themselves for their advertising.

Most of us could drink all the detox tea in the world and not get a body like the one used on the Bootea advertising.

Does Bootea Work?

Unlikely.

Bootea is touted as a detox product, but there is no medical reason why you should need to detox; your liver and kidneys can carry out this process without any additional help.

The teas mainly have a laxative and diuretic effect and although this may help you lose some weight initially, it is not healthy and not recommended for health.

Bootea does not look as safe as drinking ordinary green tea and will probably not help you get the body you have always dreamed of.

What Are The Ingredients of Bootea?

Bootea is a range of two types of tea. You drink one cup of Daytime Detox in the morning at morning and then a cup of Bedtime Cleanse every other night before bedtime. One tea is supposed to perk you up, help you burn fat and lose weight. The other is described as a colon cleanser and is essentially a laxative.

Daytime Detox contains the following ingredients:

  • Chinese Oolong tea: Type of green tea and a powerful source of antioxidants. Drinking green tea is good for health but there is just not enough substantiated evidence to support the idea that drinking green tea or slimming teas truly results in weight loss. See our earlier investigation into green tea.
  • Maté leaves: Have proven effective for weight loss and contain high levels of flavanoids and antioxidants. This stimulant contains caffeine, but amounts contained in the tea are not disclosed. See our earlier article on Yerba Mate.
  • Ginger root: Culinary ingredient and flavouring often used to treat stomach upsets
  • Fennel seeds: commonplace herb with aniseed flavour and an ingredient in gripe water – given to babies as a cure for wind. Fennel is a diuretic.
  • Lemongrass: When taken in large enough quantities lemon grass can have a calming effect. It is used as a tea in some countries.
  • Dandelion leaf: Is a well known diuretic. It may cause you to urinate more depending on quantities included in the tea (not given)
  • Ginseng root: Medicinal root with numerous potential benefits to health and a high number of side effects included high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Common ingredient in herbal teas or tisanes.
  • Gotu Kola leaves: Also called Centella. Indian vegetable often used as an ingredient in a soft drink. Although touted for its health benefits there is no evidence it has any particular effect upon illness or weight loss.
  • Nettle leaves: Well-known weed with Diuretic properties.

The Bedtime Cleanse does not contain stimulants but will have a laxative effect. Contents include:

  • Senna leaves: Senna is a natural plant that contains a chemical called sennoside, which irritates the lining of the bowel and creates a laxative effect. According to the American Herbal Products Association, the leaves are harsh and the association warns against long-term use. They suggest that products containing Senna leaves should come with a health warning. Source: Senna Web MD
  • Peppermint leaves: Natural plant leaves often drunk as a tea. Used medicinally to treat bloating and stomach disorders.
  • Fenugreek seeds: Indian spice familiar to many as the pungent aroma of some types of curry. Fenugreek may play a role in the treatment of diabetes by improving glucose tolerance.
  • Liquorice root: May have many medicinal benefits but should always be taken in moderation because of potential side effects. Believed to have a laxative effect
  • Burdock root: British medicinal herb that works a laxative.
  • Hawthorn leaves: Are used medicinally for digestive problems and works as a diuretic. Avoid if taking other medication because it interacts with many prescription drugs. Can cause drowsiness. Source: Web MD
  • Valerian root: Natural herb that is well known as a remedy against insomnia. Might help you sleep
  • Psyllium seeds: Come from an Indian plant Plantago Ovata and a source of dietary fibre. Can cause allergic reactions in many people but may have potential health benefits.

Does Bootea Have Any Side Effects?

Bootea has a whole range of potential side effects.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain

The American Herbal Association has recommended that products containing Senna leaves should come with a health warning. It is a laxative, so you can expect sudden and unpredictable bowel movements especially at first.

The teas have a diuretic effect so can cause dehydration. Hawthorn can cause interactions with other prescription medicines. Ginseng can cause a range of side effects, including high blood pressure and low blood pressure.

Bootea can interact with contraceptive pills and you are advised to use condoms while taking the teas. Taking laxatives is not recommended and can cause your body to become dependent on them according to the NHS.

Source: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Laxatives/Pages/Cautions.aspx

Caution:
Avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding and do not take Bootea if you are taking prescription medicine or have an existing medical condition. Avoid if you suffer from digestive problems such as IBS or abdominal pain. Avoid if you take oral contraceptive because Bootea will interfere with the contraceptive function making it useless.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Bootea?

Bootea is only available from the product website so there are no independent customer reviews available. However, there appears to be a problem with shipping delays and many customers have been kept waiting according the company’s Instagram page.

Does Bootea Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

No money back guarantee is on offer.

Where Can I Buy Bootea?

Bootea is available from the product website.

The 14 day teatox comprises of 14 days supply of Daytime and 7 servings of Bedtime and costs £19.99. The 28 day Teatox costs £37.99.

14 days supply of Bedtime Cleanse (or 7 teabags) costs £10.99. 14 days supply of Daytime (loose tea) costs £10.99.

Shipping is free to UK addresses when spending over £50, but costs £3.99 otherwise. Prices to Europe, the US, and elsewhere in the world vary, but are not what we would consider to be cheap for a few teabags.

Bootea Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Bootea?

Bootea is a 28-day ‘teatox’ combining a daytime and a night-time tea. It claims to help its users lose weight and burn fat by increasing their metabolic rate and suppressing their appetite. It also promises to detox the body thus improving the skin and making people “feel good about themselves”.

What are the side effects of Bootea?

Bootea is mostly a laxative and diuretic product. It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, blood pressure issues and dehydration. Bootea can also interfere with the contraceptive pill so it is important to be extra careful during and after the detox program.

What are the ingredients in Bootea?

Daytime Detox: oolong, maté, ginger root, fennel seed, lemongrass, dandelion leaves, ginseng, gotu kola and nettle leaves.

Bedtime Cleanse: senna leaves, peppermint, fenugreek seeds, liquorice root, burdock, hawthorn leaves, valerian and psyllium seeds.

Does Bootea work?

Bootea is unlikely to help you lose weight else than water weight. Detox are not a healthy way to lose weight. It may leave you feel ‘lighter’ but it can also cause dehydration and other unpleasant side effects.

How much does Bootea cost?

The 28-day detox including both the daytime and night-time teas costs £34.99 + £3.99 delivery fees.

Who makes Bootea?

The official website provides only limited information on the manufacturers. The ‘About Us’ page is pretty scarce in details and only says:

We are a UK-based, 100% natural health supplements company that has a desire to promote an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle.

How do I take Bootea?

Pour a cup of boiling water over a teabag, let brew for three to five minutes and drink. You should drink the Daytime Detox every morning and the Bedtime Cleanse every other evening.

Can I take Bootea if I have a health condition?

You should avoid Bootea if you suffer from IBS or other digestive condition. You should also avoid the teatox if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or taking any prescription medications.

Does Bootea have a money-back guarantee?

There is no money-back guarantee.

How long has Bootea been around?

Bootea, the company, has been around for three years. There is no information on when their homonym principal product was first put on the market.

Where can I buy Bootea?

You can buy Bootea online directly from the official website and Amazon, or in stores from some national chains such as Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Holland & Barrett.

Can I buy Bootea in stores?

Yes, Bootea is available in some UK shops such as Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Holland & Barrett.

How do I contact Bootea customer service?

You can contact the customer service via email with a form available on the ‘Contact Us’ section of their official website.

Are there any Bootea coupons?

At the moment, there are no coupons available for Bootea.

Are there any free samples of Bootea?

Bootea does not offer free samples of free trial for its teatox programmes.

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71 comments on “Bootea”

  1. Serena says:

    This will be my third time using Bootea and I love it.

    Quite sad about all the negative reviews because not every product will work for every person. We are all different.

    The first time I used Bootea was when I was at Uni, I went to the gym everyday but also would drink a lot of alcohol and my diet was mainly McDonlads. Definitely think the gym everyday helped however in 14 days I lost just under a stone in weight.

    My second attempt I had gone up to a size 14 and was very uncomfortable in my body. I bought the 14 day detox but kept on with my usual takeaway and didn’t exercise at all this time. I was just plain lazy to be honest. Even without trying I lost 1 stone 2lbs and dropped back to a size 12.

    This will be my third time. I am now at 13 stone 12lbs and joined slimming world. I have been eating healthy and exercising as much as possible and just going to use this as a booster to aid my weight loss.

    I never suffered from the agonising pain others have mentioned however I did need to go to the loo more often but not desperately. I was still able to have a normal life and I have IBS so if it was bad it should have made my IBS worse.

    I wouldn’t say the taste was amazing however I much prefer very sweet, fruity teas although it did not put me off. It was still very enjoyable and most of all it does work.

    This time I have purchased from H&B. £19.99 for 14 days and another one for 1p in their penny sale.

    Don’t be put off by the bad experiences.

  2. Lucy A. says:

    Can you guys review the ASAPSKINNY teatox?

  3. Mand says:

    It works for me I love it!!

  4. fran says:

    My brother and i tried the bootea. 14 days, laxative free. We are both over weight and didnt hold out much hope of it working. He ate better and only exercised a little. Sadly i did not exercise at all and my eating was only slightly better but still quite bad. To our utter shock, we both lost 8lbs each. it worked for us. Also less bloating for both of us. I shall be starting the 28 day bootea with laxatives this time, i do wonder if there will be any side effects. Also i shall be exercising and eating right this time. Then i can see what the results are.

  5. Eva Dowd says:

    I’ve used Flat Tummy Tea and had great results, but you have to buy both the morning and evening box together. I saw you can buy just the Bootea evening drink, so I decided to buy a box of it to see if there’s any difference.

    I will not be finishing my Bootea box and will be going back to Flat Tummy Tea. Bootea has given me nausea, cramps, needing to go to the bathroom urgently and diarrhoea, and I don’t leave the teabag in that long (I wondered if the first time this happened, if it was because the tea was too strong). I’m sure this product may work for other people, but it’s ingredients don’t agree with me. If you’re having trouble with Bootea, you may find Flat Tummy Tea better.

  6. Julie says:

    I have been drinking the teas for a nearly a week now. I have had no adverse side effects and no urgency for the toilet, although definitely more regular. I dont seem yo have lost any weight, but my skin is glowing and as others have said feel less bloated, which to be honest is why i decided to try the Boo Tea.

  7. M.H says:

    The reason why some of you are getting the results you have and for the others who are having problems is because some people are allergic to the leaf senna which is the ingredient for the bedtime tea. For most people, senna is great because they don’t have allergic reactions. And another reason maybe you guys aren’t exercising while taking this as well, you can’t just take a diet tea like this and not exercise and expect to lose 10 pounds. It’s not accurate or smart. I recommend you check if you’re allergic to senna before taking this or else you will have allergic reactions such as nauseos, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.

  8. eleanor says:

    A waste of £20 in my opinion, have not had the laxative effect once and like other people are saying just have stomach pains, bloating and gas! But perhaps it just has different effects on different people. I for one will not be buying it again and will be sticking to normal green tea which costs £1 a box instead!

  9. stacey says:

    i have been drinking bootea for 16 months i love it no side effects feel less bloated and gives me energy

  10. nisha says:

    I’ve been taking bootea for 6 weeks and now I have stopped taking it..It doesn’t work..its just makes you use the toilet frequently no weight loss whatsoever it’s just a hype. ..not worth it…

  11. Anna says:

    I’m in my second time using bootea, the first time I used it I only lost 2lbs but I didn’t excersise and didn’t stick to any form of diet plan, but now I’m really serious about trying, I’m on day 7 and so far I’ve lost 5lbs, I eat fruit and yoghurt, or fruit and fibre cereal or toast for breakfast, then salad or soup for lunch and a high protein meal for dinner and I go to the gym twice a week and excersise for an hour each time, I also drink a lot of water and two or three cups of green tea a day. It DOES work, I haven’t noticed any changes in my skin and the laxative effect hasn’t been a problem at all, I think you need to be really going for it to see the effects but it’s probably dependent on your metabolism and body types etc, you have to remember everyone’s body is different so not everyone will see the same effects. I have the 14 day teatox from Holland and barret and for £19.99 it seems worth a try.

    1. eleanor says:

      I think it’s your diet and exercise that’s worked- not the tea!

  12. Mary-Anne says:

    I was looking to shift about 5-7 pounds of weight ahead of my holiday and bought Bootea from a high street store. After 2 weeks and no changes to my healthy lifestyle (good diet and exercise) I had gained 4 pounds in weight, didn’t feel particularly detox-ed and definitely didn’t experience any of the “cleansing” effect – if anything it had the opposite effect (sorry, if too much detail). I stopped drinking the teas and within 10 days the weight came back off – still waiting for “other things” to return to normal! Like so many of these diet/detox/remedy/supplements they work for some people and not for others. Tried it, didn’t work, not a problem.

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