Here is all you need to know about Iaso tea!
In India, the activity of drinking tea has never been a seasonal one. It is, and has always been, one of the country’s obsessions. Indeed, according to a recent article published by Forbes, tea consumption corresponds to more than 79% of India’s non-alcoholic drinks market, estimated to stand at a value of around $30 billion (Rs 195,000 crores). As one of the world’s largest tea producers, India’s crops feed the gradually increasing international interest in the product across many countries.
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One particular health tea that has enjoyed a fair amount of fame recently is the Iaso Tea; an infusion considered by many nutritional experts as being the best kind of detox tea (a teatox) for weightloss.
Is Iaso Tea the best teatox?
With so many different teatox products on the market, the question remains as to whether Iaso Tea is actually better at encouraging weight loss than any other. According to Nutrition Inspector’s review of 101 users, the average rating for Iaso Tea was 3.5 out of 5 stars. On the positive end of the spectrum, 48% of users gave the product 5 out of 5 stars, while 9% of unconvinced users gave 4 stars, 10% gave 3 stars, 5% gave 2 stars and 28% gave 1 star.
The ingredients used to make Iaso Tea
Essentially, the Iaso Tea is a blend of eight ingredients that when combined is said to encourage faster weight loss: persimmon leaves, malva leaves, chamomile, althea officinal is, holy thistle, blessed thistle, ginger and myrrh.
Chamomile is a medicinal herb traditionally used in India. It was also employed by the Egyptians to cure malaria. Ginger is a highly regarded plant in natural medicine, used as a carminative and stimulant of the gastrointestinal tract. India happens to be its largest producer (accounting for more than 70% of the world’s production) and exporter, supplying the product to more than 50 countries. Indian myrrh can grow up to an incredible 10 meters in height and also has a history of being used as an essential oil for incense, perfumes and embalming.
How does it help you to lose weight?
Producers of the tea claim that by improving your digestion and encouraging an increase in physical activity, Iaso Tea helps you lose weight and gives you the energy you need to get through the day.
A study published in Karilogica Polska analyzed the effects of promoting physical activity among inactive women over the age 55. The results were fairly conclusive. All participants managed to reduce their blood pressure, increase their levels of HDL (good cholesterol), reduce their levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and reap the benefits of a lower waist to hip ratio.
The promise is that by naturally increasing energy, enabling you to remain active for more hours throughout the day, Iaso Tea helps you burn more calories and lose weight fast. Basically, it’s a caffeine-free teatox that aims to counteract the sedentary lifestyle of today’s modern society and keep us safe, even from greater problems than those simply caused by excess weight.
On a final note, while there’s nothing innately dangerous about Iaso Tea, anyone who wishes to try it should be aware that some of the natural ingredients can cause worrying side effects when consumed by those who are already taking prescribed medications or who suffer from pre-existing medical conditions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also be careful. Always consult your doctor before starting to consume something new.
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