Internet celebrities often promote different products on their social media accounts, especially their Instagram profiles. Do to their high number of followers, they can command fees of between $3,000 to $250,000 per post. This sort of money can tempt celebrities to endorse products they haven’t researched.
Unfortunately, this is the case with the trendy herbal detox teas that are supposed to help you lose weight. These teas have been found to be little more than laxatives.
The active ingredient in most of these teas is called “senna”, which is also the active ingredient in Ex-Lax, one of the most popular laxatives on sale today.
Senna is considered by experts to be an effective natural laxative. However, there is no evidence to recommend it for weight loss. In fact, there is evidence that habitual usage of laxatives can be one of the behaviors comprising an eating disorder. The companies that make these teas, however, are not about to admit any of these things.
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