The idea is that you drink the teas and let the laxatives flush your system while being energised by the stimulants. If you believe in the powers of detox, it looks to tick all the right boxes.
The Skinny Mint Company is based in Singapore and ship worldwide but we admit to having some concerns about this supplement regarding safety and side effects.
Skinny Mint is marketed as being good for health and weight loss yet in truth it comes with more dangers than benefits. All those laxatives and diuretic ingredients are not going to promote good health, despite the claims made on the official Skinny Mint website.
Many people have contacted Diet Pills Watchdog complaining of some very adverse effects following taking this Teatox, yet it comes with no health warnings or guidance for customers.
There are strong medical concerns about the practice of taking laxatives and diuretics over a long period of time. Medical advice warns against using Senna for over 7 days yet the Skinny Mint packages come in 14 day and 28 day supplies. There is a worry that taking this Teatox could lead to dehydration so it will be important to ensure you drink plenty of liquids throughout.
We also have serious concerns about manufacture. The Skinny Mint Company is based in Singapore so it is unlikely that it is made in compliance with GMP (good manufacturing practice). Could there be additional ingredients in the teabags or hygiene issues? It is highly possible.
This teatox isn’t the cheapest on the market and for tea its expensive! The 14-day starter kit is £22.90 ($29.90) with the 28-day “ultimate” teatox package costing a whopping £39.90 ($54.90). At least the shipping is free!
The bottom line is that in our opinion Skinny Mint is more likely to make you ill than anything else so there is no reason at all why you should take it or why we would ever recommend such a substandard product.
With so many other diet products on the market delivering better results (and cheaper too) we would suggest looking elsewhere if you’re looking to get rid of excess fat.
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Skinny Mint is the type of supplement known as a Teatox. This means that it comes in the form of tea (bags) that you drink a couple of times a day and the idea is that this will detox your system leaving you looking and feeling thinner and healthier.
Detoxing is extremely popular because it is supposed to be good for health and beauty. The claims are that a detox removes toxins from your system and will help you lose weight, remove internal parasites, stop bloating and puffiness and improve your skin.
Skinny Mint comprises of two teas. You take one in the morning and one last thing at night.
The daytime tea is called Morning Boost and contains some stimulant ingredients including Green tea, Guarana – a seed extract rich in caffeine and Yerba Mate – a Brazilian extract high in caffeine. In addition, it contains some natural fruit extracts such as strawberry and pineapple plus diuretics – dandelion and nettle leaves.
The Night time tea is called Night Cleanse. It contains some powerful laxatives including Senna and liquorice root plus other ingredients known for the effects upon the digestion such as peppermint and ginger.
The Skinny Mint website features numerous so called customers before and after pictures and accounts of good results of weight loss using this Teatox. Some of these look genuine however there is no way to know for sure whether these women really lost weight by using the Skinny Mint Teatox. Call us cynical but we know the lengths that any supplement company will go to in order to create a good impression!
There is no great mystery about how Skinny Mint will help you lose weight!
Both teas contain diuretics to make you urinate more and as a result lose water weight. The night time tea contains ingredients such as Senna leaf and liquorice, which are powerful laxatives. All that added bathroom time will help you lose weight temporarily.
The day time tea contains some caffeine and stimulants to perk you up in the morning in a similar way to a cup of coffee or tea.
The product advertising puts it like this,
The Morning Boost is designed to give you a boost throughout the day and to naturally reduce the appetite. It contains Green Tea, Yerba Mate and Guarana with a naturally sweet fruity taste.
The Night Cleanse is designed to naturally purify the body which could lead to reduced bloating. It contains all natural ingredients to promote the restoration process.
The advertising concludes,
Fresh and fruity Morning Boost can replace your morning coffee/black tea and earthy and soothing Night Cleanse is the perfect bedtime ritual.
Although Skinny Mint is marketed as a way to improve health and wellbeing as well as get thin, there is no evidence that it will work as described.
Medical opinion is that detoxing is a fad and nothing else. Your body does not accumulate toxins that need to be cleansed. That said you may lose some weight. All those laxatives and diuretics are going to remove so called water weight so it is possible that you will show up temporarily lighter on the scales.
There is no independent feedback for Skinny Mint – the Teatox is sold only via the official website. However there are hundreds of so called customers before and after pictures on the website.
Some of these look genuine but many are unconvincing. In many cases the body of the before and after picture do not match up. However as an overall impression it appears that this supplement is effective and popular. It is only when you look more closely that the cracks start to appear.
Skinny Mint is a two part Teatox supplement that you drink daily. There are two types of tea; the Morning Boost to be taken each morning and the Night Cleanse which you drink last thing at night.
Quantities of ingredients per teabag are not specified. It is not clear whether the fruits are in dried form or as extracts which are stronger.
It is not clear whether Skinny Mint has been manufactured in line with GMP (good manufacturing practice) or conforms to basic standards. It has probably been manufactured in Singapore so may not conform to standards in the USA or UK.
Although a cup of herbal tea seems perfectly harmless, the Skinny Mint Teatox contains a lot of ingredients in unknown quantities and side effects may be an issue.
Many people have contacted Diet Pill Watchdog complaining of side effects including:
You should certainly expect increased bowel movements and the amount that you pee. This supplement is chock full of laxatives and diuretics so this is likely to be the principle effect. This in turn may lead to diarrhoea and watery stools and you should cease use if experience these side effects. Health advice is not to take Senna for longer than 7 days.
Increased bowel movements/ diarrhoea can lead easily to dehydration so it will be important to ensure you drink plenty of liquids during the Teatox.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
If you are sensitive to caffeine you may notice side effects from the Guarana, Yerba Mate and Green tea combination such as:
Many of the ingredients in Skinny Mint require further clinical investigation and nobody really knows if some of the ingredients such as Hawthorn are safe. Effects and reactions may be unknown. In addition you should avoid if you are taking prescription medication because this Teatox may cause interactions.
If you are taking the oral contraceptive you may need to find other methods during your Teatox as this supplement may affect the way that the contraceptive works.
Not suitable for individuals under 18.
Do not take if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Cease taking if you experience an allergic reaction such as swelling, or numbness and seek urgent medical advice.
Do not use this tea if you are taking prescription medication because of the strong risk of interactions.
Skinny Mint advises you to avoid caffeine while taking the Detox and to consult your GP if you are considering using the Night Cleanse long term.
Apart from the Instagram pictures and customer comments hosted on the product website, we have been unable to locate any independent customer feedback for Skinny Mint.
Skinny Mint has no money back guarantee.
The Skinny Mint company is based in Singapore and although all products are shipped from Singapore, delivery is free worldwide which is good.
Prices are available in a range of currencies.
You can contact the company via country specific phone lines in USA, Singapore, UK and Australia. There is also a live chat facility on the website where you can speak to customer service representatives.
Skinny Mint is a two-step teatox (tea + detox) program including a Morning Boost tea and a Night Cleanse tea. The starter pack last 14 days and contains 14 teabags of each tea. The daytime tea is designed to give you a boost in the morning whilst the night-time cleanse claims to purify the body. Skinny Mint is not a diet or meal replacement program.
Skinny Mint can cause abdominal pain, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, jitteriness, anxiety and dehydration. It is recommended to stop the program if you experience any of these side effects. Skinny Mint can also interfere with the contraceptive pill so it is important to be extra careful during and after the detox program.
Morning Boost: green tea, yerba mate, guarana, grapefruit leaves, nettle leaves, strawberry, dandelion and pineapple.
Night Cleanse: senna leaves, ginger root, peppermint, liquorice, orange leaves, psyllium, lemongrass and hawthorn berries.
Skinny Mint is not a diet program so you should not expect to lose weight. Some of the ingredients have a laxative and diuretic effect, which may you leave feeling ‘lighter’ but can also cause dehydration and other very unpleasant side effects. The human body does not need detox or cleanse and that kind of program is only a fad, and it is not always as harmless as it seems.
The recommended starter pack costs £22.90. You can also get a best value pack for £59.90.
Skinny Mint is a company based in Singapore.
Drink one Morning Boost tea in the morning and a Night Cleanse tea right before bedtime.
It is recommended to consult a doctor before starting the detox if you suffer from any medical conditions. You should avoid Skinny Mint if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
There is no guarantee but a 60-day refund policy for unopened products.
There is no information of this subject on the website.
Skinny Mint can be bought online from the official website or from the Asian headquarters in Singapore.
Unfortunately, Skinny Mint is only available online.
You can contact Skinny Mint either by phone – two numbers are provided on their website, in Singapore and London – email, or via the live chat service.
There are currently no coupons available.
Unfortunately, Skinny Mint do not gives samples at the moment.
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