Arbonne, known for its clean ingredients and natural products, has a fantastic detox tea. Take a look at its ingredients from its Product Sheet:
Arbonne Detox Tea Blend: 2 g *Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) (fruit), Peppermint (Mentha piperita) (leaf), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) (root), Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (fruit), Elder (Sambucus nigra) (flower), Nettle (Urtica dioica) (leaf) Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) (leaf), Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) (leaf), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root).
So what is it about this combination of ingredients that is so special? Let’s take a deeper look into detox tea in general, what it’s supposed to do.
Detox Tea… What is it?
When something is labeled as a “detox” tea, it’s specifically geared to help you cleanse your digestive system.
Of course you think of your intestines and food digestion, but did you know that our digestive system is also made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen?
Our liver is responsible for pulling out anything “bad” that we consume or use, so that it doesn’t stay in our system. The kidneys also do this, even though they are not formally a part of the digestive system.
When we eat a modern diet full of sugar, alcohol, wheat, chemicals, and other substances that aren’t really “food”, our kidneys and liver need to work overtime to process out all the bad stuff. Instead, focus on nourishing your body with healthy stuff. When you’re healthier, your life is more likely to be on a path to success!
*I should make it clear that the term “detox” is misleading. This tea won’t actually detox your body, your liver and kidneys already do that! In addition to a cleaner diet, detox tea can soothe and assist the liver and kidneys in pulling out these substances that the body can’t use and help our digestive system to work more efficiently.
Because of the nature of home remedies, very few scientific studies have been done to corroborate the benefits of these amazing herbs. But there are many benefits that have been observed through centuries of use.
Let’s look at some of the different herbs that are ingredients in Arbonne’s detox tea.
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Silymarin is the compound in milk thistle that is highly beneficial for the liver. It has been used to successful reduce liver damage in mice and is known for its properties of reducing cholesterol and promoting weight loss.
With its antioxidants, milk thistle can even help reduce liver inflammation.
Peppermint is known for its soothing qualities. Menthol, one of the compounds of peppermint, makes peppermint a safe, natural option to treat headaches, migraines, and improve mental clarity. It is also known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties which can help to balance your gut flora.
Dandelion tea is hands down one of my favorite teas for supporting a health digestive system. Dandelion tea is helps regulate a proper flow of bile, which is produced by the gallbladder. (Bile helps us break down our food.)
It also helps balance blood sugar, which is, of course, governed by the pancreas as it produces insulin. Dandelion is a fantastic diuretic, which means that it can help to pull excess water from your body’s cells, effectively reducing bloating.
Considering how versatile it is, dandelion is truly the king of detox teas.
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Sweet fennel is not as widely used as many of the other teas in Arbonne’s detox tea, but it is very beneficial to your health. Sweet fennel is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmodic properties. It has been used for a very long time as a digestive aid, and it can be used to help treat IBS, heartburn, and even colic.
Stinging nettle tea is incredibly nutrient dense, meaning that it is packed with vitamins and minerals. Nettle tea has slightly laxative properties, so regular use can help with regular and complete elimination.
Licorice root is used for things like heartburn and acid reflux, hot flashes, and immune support. It may also help skin conditions, protect against cavities, and ease coughs or upper respiratory infections.
However, there are definitely some times that you won’t want to consume licorice root. In large doses, licorice root can exacerbate high blood pressure, reduce potassium levels, cause muscle weakness, and make your heart have abnormal rhythms.
If you’re pregnant, or taking blood-thinners or blood pressure medications, you will want to avoid this tea. Always talk to your doctor before consuming any supplements during pregnancy.
Check the list here to see more comprehensive drug interactions.
Learn more about Arbonne Products and Pregnancy.
How and When Should I Use Arbonne’s Detox Tea?
Arbonne detox tea is safe to drink several times a day, particular in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening before bedtime.
If you are participating in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program, this is how you should use your detox tea.
As mentioned above, there may be some drug interactions, so you should always check with your doctor before using these products.
Each bag of tea can be used to brew 16-20 ounces of tea, or about 2 cups of tea. To get the most out of your tea, make sure you brew a big cup or use each tea bag twice.
Looking for something to sweeten it? Raw cane sugar or honey would be your best bets. They are natural sugars, yes, but they also have many health benefits and are packed full of antioxidants.
How I Use Arbonne CleanTox Tea to Reduce Bloating
Recently, I began using Arbonne’s detox tea in the morning and evening, and after only about 2 days, I had lost almost an inch around my waist. (The weight loss was from water retention and bloating, not from fat loss.)
Here’s what I did.
- In the morning, steep 1 tea bag in 12-16 ounces of boiling water.
- Let steep for 30 minutes.
- Mix in juice from 1 half of a large lemon (or 1 whole small lemon) and about 2 teaspoons of honey.
- Stir it up and transfer to a large water bottle. Mine is 40 ounces.
- Fill the rest up with water.
- Drink over the course of about 2 hours, stopping about an hour before lunch.
- Repeat in the evening, starting just after dinner. (You can use a smaller water bottle if you’re concerned about drinking that much before you go to bed.)
I don’t do this continuously, only for about a week before I’m not retaining water any more.
Your results may vary, of course, but this tea and extra water intake was incredibly powerful in reducing bloating for me.
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(*The typical results are different for everyone. Results vary depending on individual effort, body composition, age, eating patterns, exercise, and the like.)
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Arbonne’s detox tea is a powerful combination of herbal teas that can help you reduce bloating. Of course, Arbonne’s cleantox tea is not the only place you can find these ingredients. However, this is one of the only teas that has this special combination of tea varieties.
Not only that, but Arbonne has a dedication to using highly quality, non-GMO, and organic (when available) ingredients to ensure the best quality for its customers!
Arbonne’s detox tea is absolutely delicious, and I hope you will give it a try today!
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Sunday 24th of January 2021
You did not cover one ingredient: licorice, which can cause high blood pressure. Why did ya skip that?
Monday 25th of January 2021
Actually, it's great that you bring that up, Richard. After researching the Detox tea for its contraindications with pregnancy, I became aware of the licorice in the product (hence why I do not recommend pregnant women consume this tea). I suppose an update of this post is in order!
Wednesday 16th of September 2020
I love this product.