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Skinny Mint

Skinny Mint is a two part Teatox program that you take to lose excess fat, toxins, and bloating and judging by the large number of customer before and after pictures it is very popular worldwide.

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 Pros

  • Attractive looking website
  • Free shipping worldwide

Skinny Mint Cons

  • All medical advice is to avoid detox supplements like this
  • May lead to dehydration
  • No independent customer feedback
  • No money-back guarantee
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What You Need To Know About Skinny Mint

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.

What Are The Side Effects Of Skinny Mint?

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.

How Much Does Skinny Mint Cost?

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!

Our Verdict On Skinny Mint

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 Facts

  • Skinny Mint is available to buy in a choice of currencies
  • Contains laxatives
  • Despite the healthy looking appeal of the advertising, taking laxatives is not good for health

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.

How to Take Skinny Mint

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!

Skinny Mint Concerns:

  • Misleading advertising. This tea supplement is not good for health or wellbeing
  • Will customers realise that this expensive tea is potentially dangerous if used long term?
  • You are advised to avoid caffeine while taking this supplement

What Does Skinny Mint Claim To Do?

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.

It continues,

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.

Does Skinny Mint Work?

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.

What Are The Ingredients of Skinny Mint?

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.

Morning Boost Tea Blend:

  • Green Tea: Described as energizing, fat burning and immunity boosting by Skinny Mint, green tea comes with evidence it can do all those things and it has been investigated for its role in the prevention of illness. We love green tea but a better option here would be to drink green tea on its own rather than in combination with the other ingredients.
    Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269538.php
  • Yerba Mate: Natural herbal extract taken from a South American plant often drunk as a tea in South America. It contains high levels of caffeine and there is evidence that it may help weight loss by delaying gastric emptying and so increasing feelings of fullness for longer.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate#cite_note-36
  • Guarana: Another caffeine rich ingredient that the advertising describes as providing ‘cleansing, endurance and weight loss’. There is just no evidence that this is true. Caffeine may provide an energy boost but does not promote endurance. However when too much caffeine is ingested it can have a laxative effect.
  • Grapefruit Leaves: According to Skinny Mint, grapefruit leaves provide cleansing, immunity improving and fat reduction but there is very little evidence to prove this. In fact there has been very little clinical testing into grapefruit leaves at all. Worryingly grapefruit leaves may interact with medication in what is known as the “Grapefruit effect.”
  • Nettle Leaves: Nettle leaves are a strong diuretic meaning that this ingredient will increase the amount that you urinate.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/nettle.aspx
  • Strawberry: All natural berries, are high in antioxidants and great for health and weight loss but a better alternative would be to include more fresh fruit into your daily diet.
  • Dandelion: Commonplace weed throughout Europe and well known as a powerful diuretic. A folk name for dandelion is “Wet the Bed” and this is a fair description of what it does!
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/stinging
  • Pineapple: Delicious fruit, which may add to the flavour of the tea – if it does not overpower the strawberry. Great for health if taken in natural form but of no special benefit to weight loss

Night Cleanse:

  • Senna Leaves: Senna is a natural plant that contains a chemical called sennoside, which creates a laxative effect by irritating the lining of the bowel. According to the American Herbal Products Association, Senna leaves are harsh on the system and the association warns against long-term use. The NHS warns that you should not take Senna for longer than 7 days maximum so we are concerned about the advice to take for longer.
    Source: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/652.html
  • Ginger Root: Often taken as a natural cure to stomach upsets, ginger root is well known for its tangy fresh flavour and it may have a laxative effect too. Classified as one of the world’s healthiest foods, according to the Skinny Mint product information, ginger is an aphrodisiac but we have been unable to find any proof for this claim. It seems unlikely.
    Source: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72
  • Peppermint: Although this Teatox is named Skinny Mint, peppermint is the only mint ingredient and it does not seem very prominent in the ingredients profile. Peppermint is a well known herbal remedy for digestive problems such as stomach pain and bloating but t was actually banned by the FDA as an OTC aid for digestive problems in 1990 because there was no evidence that it worked. That said it is a popular and safe ingredient and many people believe in it.
  • Liquorice Root: Although we are all familiar with liquorice as flavouring, it can be dangerous at high levels. Liquorice is a strong laxative that can also raise blood pressure levels and reduce potassium levels and with amount quantities unknown we are concerned about this ingredient. Many liquorice products manufactured in the USA do not actually contain any liquorice but this information is unknown here.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/licorice.aspx
  • Orange Leaves: As with the grapefruit leaves in the Morning Boost, there is no real evidence that orange leaves will be effective as a medicine. We cannot see orange leaves doing much for your health or weight loss. There is just no evidence.
  • Psyllium Husk: Natural fibre rich laxative derived from seed pods and used in many OTC laxatives including Fybogel. Can provoke allergic reactions.
  • Lemongrass: There is a buzz around lemon grass as a medicinal ingredient and it may be effective for a variety of conditions but it requires further evidence.
    Source: http://www.livestrong.com/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-lemongrass-tea/
  • Hawthorn Berries: Well known ingredient that has been used in herbal teas for hundreds of years as a treatment for heart disease and angina. Hawthorne may be effective as a treatment for hypertension too but there have been very few clinical studies. If you have any issues regarding your heart health you should avoid this ingredient.
    Source: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn

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.

Does Skinny Mint Have Any Side Effects?

Many people have contacted Diet Pill Watchdog complaining of side effects including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

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:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Thirst

If you are sensitive to caffeine you may notice side effects from the Guarana, Yerba Mate and Green tea combination such as:

  • Jitteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances

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.

Caution:

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.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Skinny Mint?

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.

Does Skinny Mint Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

Skinny Mint has no money back guarantee.

Where Can I Buy Skinny Mint?

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.

  • The 14 Day Starter Teatox costs £17.90 or $29.90 USD ($37.90 AUD)
  • The 28 Day Ultimate Teatox costs £32.90 or $54.90 USD ($69.90 AUD)
  • The Besties Value Teatox (2 x 28 Day Teatox) costs £52.90 or $89.90 USD ($112.00 AUD)

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 Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Skinny Mint?

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.

What are the side effects of Skinny Mint?

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.

What are the ingredients in Skinny Mint?

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.

Does Skinny Mint work?

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.

How much does Skinny Mint cost?

The recommended starter pack costs £22.90. You can also get a best value pack for £59.90.

Who makes Skinny Mint?

Skinny Mint is a company based in Singapore.

How do I take Skinny Mint?

Drink one Morning Boost tea in the morning and a Night Cleanse tea right before bedtime.

Can I take Skinny Mint if I have a health condition?

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.

Does Skinny Mint have a money-back guarantee?

There is no guarantee but a 60-day refund policy for unopened products.

How long has Skinny Mint been around?

There is no information of this subject on the website.

Where can I buy Skinny Mint?

Skinny Mint can be bought online from the official website or from the Asian headquarters in Singapore.

Can I buy Skinny Mint in stores?

Unfortunately, Skinny Mint is only available online.

How do I contact Skinny Mint customer service?

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.

Are there any Skinny Mint coupons?

There are currently no coupons available.

Are there any free samples of Skinny Mint?

Unfortunately, Skinny Mint do not gives samples at the moment.

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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.



54 comments on “Skinny Mint”

  1. Jess Leigh says:

    I purchased from the Skinnymint website and my order had mysteriously vanished from one of the processing sites.
    I had been emailing their customer service department and they had told me another shipment would be processed with another confirmation/tracking email, this was last week. I emailed early this morning to ask what the hold up was and haven’t gotten a single reply.

  2. Thais says:

    I am on day 5 of SM teatox and I have to stop using it immediately. Although I have experienced plenty of diarrhea since first taking it, I have not had stomach cramps. I have major dizziness and lightheadedness which has worsened daily. I would not recommend this product to anyone. Save your money. Losing 5 pounds isn’t worth feeling this horrible!

  3. THANDAR AYE NAING says:

    May I know your Singapore address pls ?

    I would like to buy in SG.

    awaiting yr reply.

  4. Angela says:

    I’ve just ordered the tea and im not going to judge it until tried as we all know that most of the time it’s only ever unhappy customers that write reviews online… So I will keep an open mind and see how I go.

    1. Tena says:

      Did you try the Skinny Mint tea? What happened? Lose weight? Did you feel any different?

  5. Chinta says:

    I think this product is brilliant! I’m on my 21 days and I can see so much different. off course you will have a little bit tummy ache because the detox and laxative effect from the detox but once you have been to the toilet.. The tummy ache will go away.. I won’t even said is tummy ache.. It feels like you needed a toilet feel. I would definitely have buy again.. but I would detox it every other month..

  6. Rebekah says:

    I experienced extreme abdominal pain from the nightly detox initially. Over time it wasn’t as extreme. I would drink shortly before bedtime. If I did not drink a full bottle of water after drinking it I would wake up around 5am in severe pain. Pain would continue during the day at times as well. After about a month of drinking the tea I noticed a strange rash appearing around my mouth the day after drinking the detox. It was spotty red then bumped up after a while. It took a while to notice that it occurred the most red and irritated the day after the nighttime detox. I’ve not had the tea now for over a week and my face appears normal again, thank God. I’ve never had complexion issues and this was not that type of thing. It was odd red spotting near the mouth and when I did the tea every other night it as suggested it grew increasingly worse. I am glad that I realized it might be the tea and stopped. Now the abdominal pain and redness around the mouth is gone and back to normal again.

    1. kayla says:

      Hi!! I had used similar issues the other night with waking up really early with SUPER bad cramps. I messaged them because on their FAQ’s on their website it said you should not experience this and if you do to consult your doctor. I’ve done a full 28 days in the past and then was doing this again and it was the first time it happened. The first thing she asked me was how long I left the tea bag in the water. It was like a light bulb went off- that one night that I got the horrible cramps, I left the tea bag in for a lot longer than normal due getting distracted with computer work. So I figured I’d reach out and let you know, it says on the bag only 2-3 minutes so if you’re doing longer, try doing 2-3 minutes and hopefully that will solve your issue 🙂 Hope I helped!

  7. Jen says:

    Has anyone had lower back pain kicked off by this?? I I have been in agony for 10 days, only took 3 morning tea and 1 night time tea before becoming ill. 🙁

    1. Fabiane says:

      Yes. My husband and I are having terrible lower back pain. We got this pain in day 2 and stopped taking the tea. i am in day 4 and it kicked off pain today. Guess i will stop.

  8. Danielle says:

    I bought skinny mint tea and it arrived 3 days ago. I’m not sure if everyone would experience this, it might just be me, but today I’ve started having really faint heart palpitations that i can feel. I wouldn’t say heart pains because they’re not, but I’m going to leave this as I’ve also had very light cramps in my stomach all day so it’s obviously not reacting well with my body if I’m experiencing this.

  9. milla says:

    hello watchdog,
    I just wanted to say that I have recently tried the 14 day cleanse and I found it fantastic. Although I did not lose any weight, my stomach did become flatter, I also experienced an incredible amount of energy boost with no bad side effects whatsoever taking the morning boost every morning and the night cleanse every second night. Honestly I think side effects do vary so its worth giving it a try with the 14 day and seeing how you go, I am now about to start my 28 day deatox and am very exited about the product.

    1. Ahnison says:

      Hi milla, can you provide me the site where you bought the skinnymint? Because Im worried to buy a fake skinnymint. Do you also bought it with a discount? How to get the discount code? Sorry I had lot of questions. Hope you’ll give it some time answering my querries. Thanks in advance. 🙂 The product is too good to be true but I still might give it a try.

  10. Annie Molloy says:

    This product will leave you feeling dreadful and possibly in hosiptal like my poor niece . please avoid at all costs!

    1. Danielle says:

      Hi Annie, was your niece okay? I’ve started getting cramps and they’re becoming painful quite rapidly. I can also feel my heart, slight twinges. Wondering if I’m making it worse in my head due to reading the comments! I hope your niece is okay now.

  11. Lulu says:

    OOPS! Did not do my research before buying this product. We’ll see how this goes…

  12. Tori says:

    I literally tried the teatox for 1 day, I went to carry on my usual day at uni, and instantly began to feel ill, i woke up went to my first lecture, and the pain in my stomach, i was doubling over, i felt ill, i had no appetite until 6, I was so unwell for the whole day, and instead of just one toilet trip, i had it all day, a friend had to walk me home, and because i had such a crash of sugar and vitamins, (where it was all flushed out) she had bought me a muffin and coffee, after which i perked up, however 10/20 mins later, straight to the toilet, it went through me, same with my dinner, and lunch, it was all a nice light meals but I just couldnt keep it in, i drank some water, and it was flushing straight through me, my mouth is awfully dry my heart was racing, i was shattered by 10 am, and to be honest I had spoken to someone online before I bought this product, being assured it was a good brand, and that. I wish i had done my research beforehand. a waste of money, made me so ill, I am still experiencing cramps etc 24 hours on, i am drinking so much water to just keep my light headedness away.
    PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR DRINK IT MAKES YOU ILL

    1. lolade bolarinwa says:

      pls do you miss ur period

  13. Bob says:

    I tested the product and it work awesome! Skinnymint 10/10

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