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3/5/14 8:59 A

I stay away from that kind of thing. IMO there are no magic bullets or tea and some of the herbal teas can have dangerous side effects.

Edited by: MARTHA324 at: 3/5/2014 (08:59)
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VALCRAFTS Posts: 294
3/4/14 2:53 P

Catsia is also called Semen Cassiae and is a Chinese herb. I would not drink anything wih herbs I don't know. You have to remember that herbs can act like medicine. Get some nice tea you enjoy instead.

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3/3/14 9:09 A

Thank you everyone for your advice! Guess I got suckered in! Lesson learned!

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ANARIE Posts: 12,842
3/1/14 9:34 P

A 28-day supply is $55. The ingredients would cost you absolutely no more than $1.50.

Camelia sinensis is just tea. Catsia is a misspelling; it's either cassia (a cheap cinnamon substitute) or possibly a form of senna. Senna is the active ingredient in Ex-Lax. Lotus leaf is a green vegetable; it has a pretty name but doesn't do anything (although it might be extremely dangerous to people with a latex allergy.) Barley is barley. It tastes nice and adds sweetness (and carbs) to the tea. Prunella vulgaris is a pretty weed that's edible; it has small amounts of vitamins if you eat a big salad of it, but the amount in the tea wouldn't affect you any more than the same amount of spinach or kale would-- it's not enough to help or hurt. Adzuki beans are beans. Again, if you eat a bowl of them, they have protein and fiber, and the dried beans look really pretty in a jar on your kitchen counter. ;) But there's only a tiny bit in the tea.

It's a bunch of common kitchen items tossed together and sold at about 100 times what it costs to make. It will help you lose weight just exactly the same way that a normal Lipton tea bag would-- but you could get more than a 3-month supply of Lipton for $5, less than 3% of the cost of "Tiny Tea."

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3/1/14 9:08 P

That tea can't do what it claims. Your body already does these things by itself; Well, those things that are possible.

Tea can't "dry phlegm" -- for starters, phlegm is a thing in your body that serves a very beneficial purpose. That's your snot, your spit, etc. It doesn't "aggravate cellulite." Tea can't "reduce waste" because tea is digested the same way anything else you eat or drink is. It doesn't act outside of the digestive system. Because of that, it can't affect your blood's quality at all. If you want to "improve blood quality" eat iron-rich foods.

And food doesn't stagnate in your body; that's the silliest thing I've ever heard, frankly. Your digestive system does a fantastic job of keeping you cleaned out. Your body isn't a toilet, and it can't be flushed. As a result, detoxing products are a waste of money and time. Not to mention, weight-loss teas are actually risky, because they're usually a bit laxative and can lead to dehydration.

Throw this stuff away, chalk it up to a lesson learned, and avoid anything this company sells in the future. It's a scam.

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EELPIE Posts: 2,700
2/28/14 6:47 P

Don't waste your money. Try lots of good healthy food (get rid of the processed crap) and plenty of water and veggies or fruit. Eating that kind of diet will produce the results you are looking for, and will help you lose weight/maintain a healthy weight.

Since I started eating that way I have: better digestion, lost weight, cleared skin a bit, haven't gotten sick once this winter (usually get bronchitis every winter knock on wood), thicker hair (sent a pic to friend who hasn't seen me in 6 months, he said my hair looks amazing), and nails that are so long and strong that I literally have to file them down almost every week to keep them manageable.

Edited by: EELPIE at: 2/28/2014 (18:52)
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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,890
2/28/14 6:06 P

I looked up castia and I was wondering if you possibly mean cassia? Cassia is just a fancy name for cinnamon.

I would definitely stop using it if you take prescription medication. Some herbs can be contraindicative to prescriptions.

My mom used to drink detox tea it didn't deliver on what it promised

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 2/28/2014 (18:09)
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2/28/14 6:01 P

WOW! I don't mean to show any disrespect---but those claims are some of the "wildest" marketing scams I have ever heard---
phlegm being a cellulite aggravator
the ability to increase blood quality
the ability to reduce food stagnation (food does not stagnate in your digestive track)

There is no research evidence to show that those ingredients do any of those reported things.

This product really is a "scam".

Thanks for sharing.

2/28/14 4:16 P

This is what it listed as the ingredients:

"My ingredients below perform the following roles in your body: drying phlegm (a cellulite agravator), reducing waste, increasing blood quality, reducing food stagnation in the body by nourishing your digestive system.

Camellia Sinensis, Catsia, Lotus Leaf, barley, white Tea, Prunella Spike, Adzuki Bean."

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2/28/14 3:21 P

I could not find a listing of the tea's ingredients on the site you shared; so I really can't say what it "does"

However, I do know that there are no "tea ingredients" that have been shown to reverse gluten sensitivity, maximize gut function, promote weight loss, clear skin ailments, etc. etc. I say that this product is a SCAM.

I also read that you can "not" get a refund if the tea does not perform the changes you desire.
I would not suggest a second purchase.

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2/28/14 1:01 P explains it all.

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KELLYFIT123 Posts: 998
2/28/14 12:53 P

May I ask what you are detoxing from and what you expect as a result? I'm just curious.

2/28/14 12:19 P

Thanks for the heads up! I purchased the 14 day one and have been on it for a week and so far so good.

Edited by: AIMEE_EILEEN at: 2/28/2014 (12:19)
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MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
2/28/14 12:17 P

Please be very careful with any detox products and check with your doctor of other health professional. I don't know about the specific product you mention. I do have friends who have ended up with health problems as a result of bad reactions to "natural" detox ingredients.

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2/28/14 12:03 P

Has anyone tried the Tiny Tea detox tea before? Just wanted to see if there was anyone out there using it and their thoughts on it!

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