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Dandelion tea to kick start weight loss


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Hi all, just wanted to share that I have been using a dandelion root extract herbal tea twice a day, and it has really kickstarted my weight loss. It works by eliminating toxins and boosting "regularity". I think it is helping me get all the junk food remains-salt, additives, etc- out of my system, because I feel great and I've only been doing it two days. Basically you steep 2 tea bags in 60 oz of water (I use a Nalgene, iittle less than 60 but that's ok) for 15 mins then add lemon juice. It has made me feel a lot "lighter" in the past 3 days and I just thought I would share that tip with you all!

Has anyone tried this before?

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Dandelion root is a laxative.  It is not a good idea to be using a laxative unless there is a need.  Like you haven't been able "to go" for a few days.  To use a laxative for weight loss is abuse of laxatives.

well the label says "everyday detox" and it's organic and says it's safe to use everyday. it doesn't have the same effects as a laxative for me. just makes me pee alot and feel like i'm getting toxins out of my system. but thank you for your concern but it's not using laxatives for weight loss.

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I wouldn't use it to 'boost' weight loss. It's not a real loss (ie: Fat). I love dandelion tea during my TOM, but certainly not for weight loss. 

Dandelion Tea is not a dieuretic as in laxative-Its very mild...like caffiene and has so many health benefits!!!

http://askville.amazon.com/dandelion-root-tea -diuretic-type-drink-recommend/AnswerViewer.d o?requestId=8438087

 

Good info about the benefits of dandelion on theabove link!

 

Original Post by littlestars17:

Dandelion Tea is not a dieuretic as in laxative-Its very mild...like caffiene and has so many health benefits!!!

http://askville.amazon.com/dandelion-root-tea -diuretic-type-drink-recommend/AnswerViewer.d o?requestId=8438087

 

Good info about the benefits of dandelion on theabove link!

 

Thanks for sharing that article- I appreciate it!

I was just wondering if you have lost any weight?

Oh I have this same tea at home :) We got it from a local health food store. It's not just dandelion, it's an herb blend. If I remember correctly there's also nettles in it. And it is very very mild and totally ok for everyday use. My husband and I both have found that it makes us pee just slightly more than average. So yes, it's probably eliminating water weight. I don't see anything wrong with drinking your recommended goal of water and having some detox tea too. Keep those kidneys working as they should :) 

This is the tea I have called Everyday Detox... is this the same one you have?

http://www.vitasprings.com/lemon-everyday-det ox-traditional-medicinals-teas.html 

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Where did you get the dandelion tea from?!! :) x

Its a diuretic, not a laxative, or weight loss aid.  Please, pleeeeease be careful with it.  STAY HYDRATED while using it, and don't use it for long periods of time. 

Its not true weight loss, you are only getting rid of extra water weight.  That's why you "feel lighter" and see a drop on the scale.  You must must must drink plenty of water when using it because it puts it at risk for dehydration.  I don't know about any "detox" benefits (I think that whole idea is a passing fad for the most part), but it will get rid of any water you're retaining if you are feeling bloated.

I use dandelion root tea and raspberry leaf tea once a month during menstration.  Its helps to keep my water retention and bloating down, and I believe it helps with my cramps as well.  If nothing else, the warm water from the tea helps to soothe aching muscles lol...

Original Post by ambernorris:

This is the tea I have called Everyday Detox... is this the same one you have?

http://www.vitasprings.com/lemon-everyday-det ox-traditional-medicinals-teas.html 

I have this one but it's not lemon it's dandelion root.

Original Post by gildedfox:

Its a diuretic, not a laxative, or weight loss aid.  Please, pleeeeease be careful with it.  STAY HYDRATED while using it, and don't use it for long periods of time. 

Its not true weight loss, you are only getting rid of extra water weight.  That's why you "feel lighter" and see a drop on the scale.  You must must must drink plenty of water when using it because it puts it at risk for dehydration.  I don't know about any "detox" benefits (I think that whole idea is a passing fad for the most part), but it will get rid of any water you're retaining if you are feeling bloated.

I use dandelion root tea and raspberry leaf tea once a month during menstration.  Its helps to keep my water retention and bloating down, and I believe it helps with my cramps as well.  If nothing else, the warm water from the tea helps to soothe aching muscles lol...

I just used it the first day or two I started back dieting because I had a TON of salt over the weekend and just wanted to flush out my system. I have not been using it instead of a healthy diet or instead of exercising, but it has helped eliminate the water weight bloat from eating junk food all weekend. I haven't lost weight, I guess it just helps me feel like I'm eliminating all the waste/junk food from my system that had built up from eating like crap.

dynacat- Do what? Detox and laxative are not the same at all....and anyways its not just a detox, there are so many other health benefits too....I actually use it to control the runs, which means its defintely not a laxative lol... (I swing back and forth wildly between not going and going to much) ...I hate taking drugs so I use this as a natural remedy, it works wonderfully...I do one month on, one month off, per the instructions...I also like it cold with cranberry juice and lemon, I dont even need sugar. Real cranberry though, not cocktail. I use Organic Roasted Dandelion root tea, found it in the organic section at kroger for about 3.50...

How about not eating crap and exercising daily to kick start weight loss?

You know what secret thing does a great job at detoxing your body? Your liver and kidneys.  You don't even need to buy overpriced tea and BS diet crap to get them to work! 

Original Post by carmenxox:

How about not eating crap and exercising daily to kick start weight loss?

Because that's just too hard.  It's much easier to drink a magic potion or eat magic beans.

Original Post by badgerbadger84:

You know what secret thing does a great job at detoxing your body? Your liver and kidneys.  You don't even need to buy overpriced tea and BS diet crap to get them to work! 

That can't possibly be true.

Dr. Oz didn't endorse it.  I read that on the Internet.

I know this thread is a little old, but the ignorance in the last few comments does an injustice to people who are actually seeking well-informed answers regarding the use of herbs - in this case for weight loss. Just a little background on herbal remedies here - they have been used by every culture around the world for thousands of years and are generally a safe and effective compliment to a natural lifestyle.

I think Jillian Michaels kind of popularized the use of a daily dandelion root tea drink for weight loss, which only calls for 1 tea bag per 60 ounces of water, along with unsweetened cranberry juice and lemon. This is perfectly healthy and would not cause any dehydration whatsoever. She states that people can lose up to 5 lbs in 7 days doing this - so do the math. That's a total of 7 bags of tea, hardly enough to hurt anyone, if that were even possible (which it isn't).

Dandelion stimulated digestion as well as gall bladder function, so you digest and assimilate your food better. The root is MEDICALLY PROVEN to be a blood and organ detoxifier and is safe to take on a daily basis. If women want to take more during their cycle, that's fine, but there's no logical reason to discontinue regular use. This could be a factor in promoting true weight loss (vs. water weight loss), but it would be in the form of a "toxin dump".

The only cautions I'm aware of regarding the long term use of dandelion are regarding people with gall bladder and certain intestinal diseases, as well as those with allergies to dandelion. The roots are MILD bowel simulators, which promotes the release of stored toxins and increases bowel health overall. DANDELION LEAF is MILDLY diuretic and does not deplete potassium stores like other diuretics. DANDELION ROOT is an even MILDER diuretic than the leaf and safe for long-term use, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors.

 

Tea is good for you, absolutely.  I drink it every day and I wholeheartedly agree that it has health benefits.  But anything that claims it eliminated "toxins" from your body is feeding you a line.  Your body knows how to eliminate "toxins" from itself quite well on its own.  Drink the tea, enjoy it, but please don't think it does anything for weight loss or cleaning out your body beyond what water by itself can do.  

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