What You Should Know
BioFiTea is an herbal tea colon cleansing aid that claims to flush away unwanted fats and toxins through the power of senna, which supposedly promotes digestive health, bowel regularity and more importantly, a slimmer and more attractive waistline. They recommend sipping this herbal concoction twice a day to stimulate digestive emptying, especially after a big meal.
BioFiTea is currently available through various online retailers for up to $60.00 per 90 count box, which is nearly five times as expensive compared to over-the-counter herbal teas. BioFiTea isn’t cheap, but they claim it’s more effective than the competition. They also offer an unlimited money back guarantee for unsatisfied customers, provided you pay your own shipping fees.
Senna is BioFiTea’s main ingredient.
BioFiTea’s main ingredient, senna, is the source of most of its toxin-fighting power–and a source of controversy.
Better known as senna alexandrina, scientists commonly refer to senna as a purgative, or a natural laxative. But senna isn’t soothing or gentle on the intestinal tract; instead, it directly stimulates the lower bowel, causing immediate contractions and quick evacuation within hours of use. It forces the body to expel waste and water, which may cause an electrolyte imbalance.
But senna isn’t ineffective–studies show laxatives can cause temporary weight loss, caused by the loss of fluids during evacuation. Senna even has stimulant properties which may cause anorexia, or a prolonged loss of appetite. This stimulant effect may also put a strain on the heart, however, and could cause serious interactions for people with heart disease, high blood pressure or a history of anxiety. Continual use, which BioFiTea advocates, could also cause chronic diarrhea, fainting, severe dehydration or laxative dependence, a condition where the lower bowel cannot function without the use of laxatives.
Numerous health organizations also warn senna can also be addictive. Generally, though, occasional use of herbal teas with senna, such as BioFiTea, probably won’t cause immediate dependence. Side effects can be experience with just one use of BioFiTea, however.
- Senna, its main ingredient, may cause temporary weight loss.
- You do not need to follow a diet plan while taking BioFiTea.
- Occasional use of BioFiTea may cause some abdominal discomfort
- BioFiTea may cause serious interactions in people with with pre-existing heart conditions.
- BioFiTea is very expensive–nearly five times more expensive than other dieting teas.
BioFiTea maintains it is the cure all for detoxifying the body and stimulating weight loss, but this weight loss is probably caused by the laxative effect of senna, not the mysterious detoxifying power of BioFiTea. It may cause weight loss, however, if you’re willing to risk the possibility of developing a serious electrolyte imbalance, dehydration or laxative dependence.