The herbal supplement company Synergy CHC has introduced yet another cleansing tea product to the market with their Flat Tummy Tea. They are taking a different approach, however, by marketing the product to young women in their 20's and 30's and sprinkling their advertising copy with all the sass of a BFF. Putting clever marketing techniques aside, does this stuff really work?
About The Tea
The tea is a two-stage product that claims to both energize and detox to battle bloating. The instructions state to take the “Activate” portion in the morning and the “Cleanse” portion later in the evening on an every other day basis. Here is more information on each portion.
- Activate is the energizing tea that claims to boost the metabolism which will supposedly burn off extra calories, hence the name of flat tummy tea. The ingredients consist of Taraxacum leaf and root, Foeniculum Vulgare, Camellia Sinensis, Melissa Officinalis, Cardamom, Carum Carvi, Glycyrrhiza Glabra, and Mentha Piperita. The names of the herbs sound exotic until you realize that they are just the Latin names for rather mundane herbs such as peppermint (Mentha Piperita), lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis), and caraway (Carum Carvi).
- Unfortunately, none of the herbs that make up the “Activate” stage of the tea product have been associated with any sort of increased energy or a boost in metabolism. Even if they did, they would be much cheaper to purchase at any common grocery store or, best yet, in bulk at a natural foods store.
- The detoxification phase of the program is deemed “Cleanse” by the company. This is supposed to get rid of all of the toxins that are held in the digestive tract. The company also claims that the “Cleanse” tea will remove excess water weight. To make this happen, the flat tummy tea ingredients consist of Senna Alexandrina pods and leaf, Rheum Rhabarbarum, Mentha Piperita, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Carum Carvi. Again, as you can see, fancy names are used for rather basic ingredients.
- Neither of the teas seem to have anything that is out of the ordinary in regards to ingredients. For the price that Synergy CHC is charging for this product, you would think that they would include herbs that couldn't be found at any grocery store in any city in America.
The second stage of the tea is where most of the complaints stem from that can be found in other flat tummy tea reviews. Many users have found that even though the cleansing is supposed to be gentle, the reverse is actually true. Reports of diarrhea and other bowel-related illnesses seem to litter many consumer review sites. It is probably safe to say that you would not want to spend all night on the toilet in a more-than-likely fruitless effort to lose weight.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, other users have reported nothing but episodes of constipation, which directly contradicts the claims of reducing bloat that the product advertises.
There have been many users who have posted online about their severe disappointment with this “tummy tea”. Honestly, this is not surprising. Even overlooking the surprisingly sub-par ingredients, anything that seeks to help you lose water weight is going to end up being a bunk product.
The reason is because water weight loss is extremely temporary. It leaves you dehydrated, experiencing a false sense of weight loss. As soon as you drink liquids again, the weight is put right back on. True health comes from keeping yourself well-hydrated, not in a state of constant thirst. There have been very few claims of success, and most of them have been suspect, to say the least.
Unfortunately, this product simply cannot be recommended. It seems to be another entry in the long line of fly-by-night weight loss products that promise one thing and deliver quite another. There are far more sensible approaches to reducing bloat and flattening the stomach than this particular product.
With a little bit of effort, you can easily find herbal products and even whole foods that are clinically proven to achieve the results the makers of Flat Tummy Tea promise. So if you find yourself in the store, scanning the aisles for a promising way to healthfully drop some minor weight, you stand advised to leave this “solution” on the shelf.