Fit Tea is one of the many detox-come-weight-loss teas on the market right now. There seems to have been a influx of them in recent years, following a surge on social media that was led by celebrities endorsing everything that was sent their way and celebophiles buying into everything that they endorsed.
We have covered a few of these teas before and we don’t always have a lot of respect for them. They tend to rely on potent laxatives and diuretics, basically shedding the body of excess water and leading the user to believe they are losing weight in the form of fat. The question is, does Fit Tea fall into this category or is it actually a beneficial tea?
What is Fit Tea?
Fit Tea is sold in resealable pouches as part of a “28 day detox” or a “14 day detox”. The idea is simple: you buy the tea, you drink it every day according to the instructions and you lose weight. It has been popularized by celebs like Kylie Jenner and other members of the Kardashian clan, but whether they actually used it or simply posed with a few bags and then collected their millions is anyone’s guess.
Does Fit Tea Work?
On the plus side, there is nothing in Fit Tea that will force waste and water out of your body. This means that it genuinely can be consumed every day and you shouldn’t experience any horrible side effects (more on that later). But does Fit Tea work? Is it effective and can it actually help you to lose weight?
For that, we need to look at the ingredients and pick them apart one by one to see if there is anything beneficial here.
Fit Tea Ingredients
The “proprietary blend” contains all of the following natural ingredients:
- Sencha Green Tea: One of the best tasting and most antioxidant rich green teas in the world. It contains caffeine, which may help to speed-up the metabolism and studies have also suggested that several cups of green tea a day can lead to a reduction in body fat.
- Rooibos Tea: Also known as “Red tea”, there are a few studies thats suggest it could be beneficial with regards to weight loss, but the main benefit is its antioxidant potential and it’s highly unlikely that it will cause you to shed pounds of fat.
- Garcinia Cambogia: This has been used in a lot of detox and weight-loss teas and seems to be the fad of the moment. But anecdotal evidence aside, there isn’t much actual evidence to support its ability as a weight loss product.
- Oolong Tea: Another form of tea. It does not seem to be as beneficial as green tea where weight loss is concerned, but there could be some benefits here and it is also loaded with antioxidants.
- Pomegranate: Although it has no benefits as a weight loss product, it is an overall healthy fruit and will also help to impart a fruity flavor.
- Stevia: This is a natural sweetener that helps to improve the taste and has no weight loss benefits.
- Guarana: A stimulant that anecdotally may be able to help with weight loss.
Other ingredients include honey, lemon juice, sea salt, citric acid and ginger. These are all included in small amounts and all seem to be used as flavorings, as none have any impact on weight loss. Matcha green tea is included as well and this could be one of the most potent plants in the mix, but the fact that it is included second from last suggests that it is used in very small amounts. Due to the popularity of matcha and its association with quality, it may simply be included just so they can add it to the ingredient list and boost the reputation and perceived quality of the product.
The Truth About Fit Tea
We don’t have anything negative to say about this tea as the ingredients are natural and there is nothing here that will trick you or promise something it can’t deliver.
You’re not going to lose weight fast, that’s for sure. If anything, you’ll be lucky if this tea can help you to burn an extra couple pounds over the course of 6 to 8 weeks. But you should never buy these sort of things assuming they are magic pills. If you buy with the mindset that it’s going to assist your diet plan and not take control entirely, then you won’t be disappointed by the time the program finishes.
The price is reasonable, but if it is out of your budget then you should simply buy some sencha green tea instead. That is clearly the most effective weight loss plant in the Fit Tea mix and it’s the only one connected to real scientific evidence regarding weight loss. Buying the tea on its own will give you similar effects, allow you to enjoy pure green tea at its best, and will cost a lot less too.
Side Effects of Fit Tea
The fact that Fit Tea does not contains strong laxatives or diuretics mean that there are no serious side effects to worry about and you should not have any issues if you consume it every day. However, if you have any preexisting medical conditions, any allergies to the ingredients or you are sensitive to caffeine then you may want to give it a miss.
Many people underestimate the amount of caffeine that green tea contains, assuming it to have little or none, when in fact it has more than 50% of the amount of caffeine you will find in green tea. Oolong has caffeine as well, as does matcha tea. As a result, this will likely mimic a weak green tea in terms of caffeine content, which is to say that while it won’t trigger your sensitivity as much as green tea would, you will still feel it and you may still suffer as a result.
If you are pregnant, have a preexisting medical condition or are taking medication, you may want to consult with a doctor before beginning the Fit Tea detox program. This is especially true if you are reducing your calories significantly while you are undergoing this program as it will leave you weaker and more susceptible.
If you are perfectly healthy and can tolerate all forms of tea without any issue then you shouldn’t experience any ill effects from the Fit Tea 14 or 28 day detox program.