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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
12/14/12 2:48 P

The only thing that really helps to shed fat is exercise and watching your calories. Cayenne pepper may have a small effect, but probably not much.

MVR2982 Posts: 8
12/14/12 11:42 A

Thanks for all of your input everyone. I suffered from irritable bowel syndrome and had my gallbladder removed. I started taking the tea on and off last month. It does cause me to go to the bathroom more than before which I don't really mind but I don't want to hurt myself. I do drink a lot of water during the day to keep myself hydrated. I will look into buying regular green tea bags and drinking that. I also heard that cayenne pepper helps shed fat. I used it during a lemonade cleanse last year. It wasn't bad.

Edited by: MVR2982 at: 12/14/2012 (11:43)
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12/13/12 11:45 P

My advise would be to stay away from this product

You ARE going to experience bloating for months after taking them.

You could faint/black out due to dehydration.

You are going to be dashing to restroom.

You will experience severe pain if you take them for long periods of time.


Please do research on the long-term effects of laxative abuse...it's not pretty.


I abused laxatives for years (because I have an eating disorder) but i'm in recovery.

I use to take 2-3 also, but then it wasn't enough...and like with all addictions..I took more and more and moved on to other things... bulimia!

Basically, using laxatives to lose weight is something a person with a eating disorder does:

"Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise."

You could read more about bulimia here:
www.something-fishy.org/whatarethey/bulimi
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12/13/12 8:57 P

I agree with the previous post. Laxitive bad idea unless you are having some issues that aide that kinda problem. Green tea is a wonderful anti oxidant. Buy the loose one, they are as cheap as .89 in some stores. Boil the water drop a few tea leaves, cover and shut off. Add ginger, cinnomn, ground cardomon, chyenne pepper for fat burning, so I've read else where.

Dehydration to your cells, will cause you to lose more than weight, you will mutate your cells into dehydrated ones and when free radicals or toxins are in the body, they cant fight them off so they mutate into bad cells.

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12/13/12 8:43 P

So it's pretty much a laxative in the form of tea? I second avoiding that particular tea...just drink regular green tea!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,688
12/13/12 8:14 P

Some of these type teas, do have ingredients that bring about a laxative effect/diarrhea, and possibly dehydration.

I would avoid such products. These can bring about laxative misuse and "mess up" ones intestines and the natural urge to go---when used on a regular basis.

SP Dietitian Becky

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
12/13/12 5:09 P

My friend used to drink that. It gave her really bad diarrhea.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 12/14/2012 (14:43)
MVR2982 Posts: 8
12/13/12 4:43 P

I am drinking this tea 2-3 times a day. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of it or tried it? It's suppose to help you lose weight by helping you go to the bathroom more. I'm just wondering if it's safe.

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