Read on below, where we take an in-depth look at the Dukan Slimming Tea, to see if it can really boost weight loss.
Dukan Slimming Tea Pros
- May treat constipation caused by Dukan diet
Dukan Slimming Tea Cons
- Laxative based product
- Potential side effects
- No money back guarantee
Dukan Slimming Tea Review
Dukan Slimming Tea Facts
- Manufactured by the creators of the Dukan Diet
- 30 teabags per box
- Laxative tea
The creators of the Dukan Diet have released numerous different product to purchase that are intended to complement and supplement the Dukan diet. One of these products is a Natural Slimming Tea, that contains natural laxatives and other weight loss aids. It is a caffeine free product, which we were surprised at, as many slimming teas contain green tea, which contains caffeine and is known to increase thermogenesis.
How to Take Dukan Slimming Tea
Our slimming tea can be enjoyed either hot or cold after your evening meal, or in the late afternoon.
Begin by drinking only small amounts of tea and gradually increase the amount according to your needs.
We suggest you start by pouring 2 cups of boiling water over one tea bag.
You can drink a maximum of 3 cups of tea per day.
You can dilute your tea with more water if desired.
Whilst the Dukan Slimming Tea is sold as a product to use alongside the Dukan diet, consumers can just use the tea itself, alongside any calorie restricted program. As the Dukan diet is very high in protein, and often causes constipation, we suspect that the tea is intended to minimise this particular side effect.
Dukan Slimming Tea Concerns:
- Laxative based product
- Potential side effects
- No money back guarantee
What Does Dukan Slimming Tea Claim To Do?
According to the official website, Dukan Slimming tea has the following properties:
- Detoxifies the intestinal tract
- Helps fight constipation
- Helps relieve indigestion and abdominal bloating
- Helps maintain healthy cortisol levels
So What Is Dukan Slimming Tea and What Are The Ingredients?
The ingredients used in the Dukan Slimming tea are listed below:
- Cassia Augustifolia (Senna Leaves): Senna is an FDA-approved non-prescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation.
- Blackberry Leaves: Used to treat diarrhoea, and to sooth sore throats. However, it can also cause stomach upset in some people.
- Orange Peel: Syneprine, found in bitter orange peel has been proven to raise the metabolism and aid weight loss. However the quantities found in this tea are unlikely to contain sufficient quantities of synephrine and other active metabolism boosting ingredients.
- Chicory Root: Chicory root acts as a mild laxative, and is also used to treat a loss of appetite and to increase urine production.
- Licorice Root: Used to treat digestive problems, but can cause water retention.
- Honeysuckle: Thought to help fight flu symptoms, but it also acts as a laxative.
- Ginseng (Chinese Ginseng): Used for improving thinking, concentration, memory and physical stamina.
- Chrysanthemum: May have been added just for the floral taste, but preliminary studies also show this tea can reduce blood pressure.
No ingredient quantities are provided.
So What Does All This Mean?
Most of the slimming ingredients in this tea are actually laxatives. This will not aid long term weight loss, and will instead just increase bowel movements. Whilst this can cause temporary weight loss and make the consumer look slimmer, at least in the stomach region, it does not affect the amount of fat on their body at all.
The only ingredient that could aid with burning fat and boosting the metabolism is orange peel. However, because it is just orange peel, rather than a bitter orange extract, it is not possible to tell how much of an effect this will actually have upon weight loss. Because it is only a small quantity per teabag, it is likely that it will have a negligible effect upon the metabolic rate of the consumer.
Because the Dukan diet is low in fibre, and is known to cause constipation, it may be that this slimming tea simply helps to counteract this side effect of the diet plan. Consumers who have normal bowel movements before consuming this product may experience side effects.
Does Dukan Slimming Tea Have Any Side Effects?
The official website states:
You may experience more frequent bowel movements for the first couple of days after having used Dukan Diet Slimming Tea. This is simply an indication that the tea is eliminating toxins from the digestive system. Because our tea contains Senna leaves (laxative effects), we recommend that you use it after your evening meal, or in the late afternoon. Look at Directions and Information Note for more details. Please be sure to read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhoea, loose stools or abdominal pain.
There are numerous laxative ingredients in Dukan Slimming tea. Whilst these ingredients will help to treat constipation, consumers who already have healthy bowel movements may experience some side effects. These include stomach cramps and pains, increased bowel movements and even diarrhoea.
Senna and other laxatives should not be used for more than two weeks at a time. This is because long term use can lead to dependency, as the bowels begin to stop functioning normally without the use of laxatives. Long term use of laxatives can also lower electrolyte levels, which can lead to serious side effects, including heart function disorders, muscle weakness and liver damage.
Whilst the quantity of orange peel used in the tea is likely small, there are some potential side effects that could occur from using bitter orange peel. These include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of Bitter Orange extracts because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of any potential weight loss.
Discontinue use if you experience nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal pains or other adverse abdominal symptoms.
This tea is not recommended for children, pregnant women or those suffering from other pre-existing conditions.
Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhoea or if you are nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.
Consult your physician before using this product.
The ingredients used in this tea can interact with some medications- consult your doctor if you are unsure about the suitability of this product.
Any Dukan Slimming Tea Reviews From Customers?
There is one product review for the Dukan Slimming Tea on the official Dukan Diet webstore:
This is an amazing product! I use it every night for regularity and have for a little over a month. I have recommended it to others that may have issues whether they are on the diet or not. It works great for everyone I have suggested it to and highly suggest it to everyone!
There are also several reviews for the product on amazon.
I did not like the flavor of the tea, but its okay for my Dunkan diet plan !!!!!! Good product.
I’ve used this slimming tea, intermittently over the last year. I don’t specifically use this to lose weight, though it is a great quick cleanse. I use it after I have overindulged, so I can kick start myself into better habits. Within 36 hrs, I look & feel much less bloated. The only downside I found is cramping, but this lessens after use for a few days.
I love all Dukan items. this is a great tea for my evenings. I eat a good protein diet and this tea aids my system.
Not for me.
Overall, the reviews are mixed, with some mentions of side effects. No consumer mentions losing weight whilst using the tea, with reviewers focusing instead upon its ‘cleansing’ properties.
So Does Dukan Slimming Tea Work?
Looking at the ingredients list, it is highly unlikely that this tea actually aids with weight loss or slimming. It is effectively a laxative based tea, that may lead the consumer to look slightly slimmer, and they may lose some weight temporarily because of water weight and increased bowel movements.
The customer reviews agree with this assessment, describing it as more of a cleansing tea than a slimming tea. The people who will see the most benefit from the Dukan Diet Slimming Tea are those who are following a high protein diet, such as the Dukan Diet. This is because the tea will help to alleviate the common problem of constipation that is associated with high protein, low carbohydrate diets.
Consumers should ensure that they drink plenty of water throughout the day whilst using this product, and should limit its use to short term or occasional use.
Where Can I Buy Dukan Slimming Tea?
The Dukan Slimming Tea is available from numerous online retailers, including the official Dukan Diet shop. Each box contains 30 tea bags. From the official Dukan Diet webshop, a single box costs $7.99 plus delivery, reduced from the original price of $9.99. However, there is also a shipping charge, and consumers can only pay with certain major credit cards.
From amazon a single box of Dukan Slimming Tea costs $8.49. Walgreens sell the product online and in selected stores for $8.99 per box.
What About A Guarantee
There is no money back guarantee on this product. The official Dukan Diet webstore has a 30 day returns policy for unopened and unused products. However, customers have to pay the return postage themselves. The terms and conditions also state that:
If we are satisfied with the product upon inspection, we will issue a refund in the amount of what you originally paid to us, less the shipping charges and a 20% restocking fee (based on the price of the products).
This could leave customers seriously out of pocket, and so we recommend that the product is only purchased if the consumer is certain that they are going to use the product.
This product is a laxative based product, focused more on cleansing the body and regulating bowel movements than on actual weight loss. We feel that the name ‘Slimming Tea’ is slightly misleading, as the ingredients will not lead to long term sustainable weight loss.
Dukan Slimming Tea should not be used for more than a fortnight at a time, because of the laxative ingredients. Consumers may experience a variety of side effects, including diarrhoea.
For consumers who are looking for a cleansing product, there may be cheaper alternatives in local health stores, as there seems to be a mark-up on this product because of the Dukan Diet brand, as well as delivery costs.
Overall, we cannot recommend the Dukan Slimming Tea, simply because it is not a sustainable or healthy weight loss aid. It is merely a laxative tea that helps to alleviate one common side effect of the Dukan diet itself.