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    MateFit vs. FitTea

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Smart Hydration Options for Runners

    Don't let yourself get dehydrated, stock up on these items!

    Long gone are the days where runners have virtually no options for hydration holders, tablets, and powders. It’s nearly 2016, and we are given so many options that we do not know where to start. From waste bands, handheld water bottles, to electrolyte tablets there are a lot of great products on the market today. Everyone’s preferences and needs are different when they hit the pavement, but this article will give you a look at my top five favorite hydration options!

    Handheld Water Bottle: Amphipod Hydraform Thermal-Lite 12- or 20-ounce

    I normally don’t love running with a handheld water bottle, but this one is by far my favorite. The bottle is completely covered in a neoprene sleeve, which helps insulate my drink to stay cold. It literally forms right in your hand, and makes you feel like it is a part of your body. The 20 oz. is too big for me, so I lean toward the 12 oz. for convenience reasons. Because it is so form fitting, you cannot put any other water bottle inside of this neoprene sleeve, so don’t lose the bottle!

    Waste belts: The Ultimate Direction Fury Running Belt

    I love this waste belt, and the different hydration options it gives you! The Ultimate Direction Fury Belt allows you to have multiple avenues for hydration, and it fits snugly around your waste. Because it is so light, you barely even notice it is there. I prefer the running waste belts over the handheld bottles for this reason. The belt has a small zipper so you can fit your keys inside which is a nice addition. This waste belt is great for cold weather running to, as the straps adjust to fit comfortably against bulkier clothing. It holds three small water bottles comfortably.

    Backpack Hydration: CamelBak Octane LR, $89

    When I switch up my training and hit the hills, there is something more “outdoorsy” about having a camelback on. I love the Octane LR because it is comfortable, and holds enough water for my dog and I. Overall the pack holds about 2 liters of water, and the hose is the perfect length to not get in the way of your stride. This is a great option if you are needing more water than a waste belt or handheld can provide you. No matter what camelback you choose, they are all made well and meant for the outdoors.

    Gels: GU Energy Gel (Of Course!)

    This one is strictly personal preference. Some people enjoy the hammer gels, or the power bar gels, but I prefer the natural GU’s with no flavor. When I am running marathons, the artificial taste of energy gels makes me gag. The electrolytes, and the quick hit of energy these gels give off is a must when taking a hard run. I also have enjoyed the GU Energy Chews, because you can fit them in your zip pockets and snack on them when you feel yourself needing a boost. You can find these at any running, or outdoors store in the country. Just be careful not to consume too many of these as the sugar content can add up.

    Simple Hydration

    Forget all of the expensive powders, and get back to the root of what the body really needs to replenish. Electrolytes. You can simply add in a pinch of sea salt with one teaspoon of honey in mineral water or herbal tea and enjoy the benefits this will give to your body!

    Whether you are a recreational runner or a runner who competes on the biggest stages in the world, we all need proper hydration. If you are running in hot weather, or running in cold weather make sure you have properly equipped yourself with hydration tools to help your body perform at its optimal levels. Pick one system that works for you, and make a habit to properly hydrate every couple of miles, even if it is a tiny sip!

     

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    Dr. Eric Wood

    Dr. Eric Wood is a leading licensed North American naturopathic doctor and a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, through which he completed specialty training in HIV/AIDS care, physical fitness training and weight loss. He was additionally educated at Harvard University's Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and has completed specialty training through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society physician training fellowship program, the Biotoxin Illness Fellowship Training (Dr Shoemaker), and specialty cancer centers including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago), the Issels Clinic (California), and Medicor (Canada).

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    MateFit Teatox Review

    MateFit offers a variety of products from a 14-day teatox to a Teatox Pro Pack that includes many products beside the tea.

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    Summary

    MateFit offers a variety of products from a 14-day Teatox to a Teatox Pro Pack that includes many products beside the tea.

    Pros

    • Holistic herbs
    • Attractive social media advertising
    • Contains green tea
    • Cheap

    Cons

    • May cause serious side effects
    • Poor reviews
    • Shady business tactics
    • Strict 30-day return policy
    • Misleading ingredient information
    • Contains laxative and diuretic ingredients
    • No contact information

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Money Back Guarantee
    • Scientific Backing
    • Effectiveness
    2.8 10 Bad
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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    YourTea Review

    YourTea is an Australian based company that offers a variety of different teas and accessories meant to help you lose weight.

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    Summary

    YourTea is an Australian based company that offers a variety of different teas and accessories meant to help you lose weight. They pride themselves on using ancient Chinese Medicine principles, and ingredients, as you will see below.

    Pros

    • Aesthetically appealing packaging

    Cons

    • Terrible money back guarantee
    • No insight to the background on the ingredient list
    • No refund policy worth paying attention to
    • Overpriced

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Money Back Guarantee
    2.8 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    BaeTea Review

    BaeTea, get the figure you want...

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    Summary

    "BaeTea, get the figure you want". This is the first thing that you see, when you get onto their website.

    Pros

    • Appealing website

    Cons

    • Terrible Money Back Guarantee
    • Terrible Customer Support
    • Side effects present

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Effectiveness
    • Money Back Guarantee
    • Scientific Backing
    2 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Tea Mi Review

    Tea Mi is a USA based company based out of Miami, Florida that sells a line of 5 teas.

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    Summary

    Tea Mi is a USA based company based out of Miami, Florida that sells a line of 5 teas. The teas (Skinny, Colon, Relax, Profit, Energy) are meant to clean and detoxify your system.

    Pros

    • Company based out of the USA

    Cons

    • Weak Money Back Guarantee
    • Ingredient lists hard to find
    • No customer support via phone
    • Confusing Website

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    • Scientific Backing
    2.3 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Skinny Tea Review

    Skinny Tea is rather new to the market, and they offer a detox line of teas in mediocre packaging that is not aesthetically appealing to the eye.

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    Summary

    The Skinny Tea website is basic, and they offer you no information about themselves as a company, which makes them appear impersonal right away.

    Pros

    • Simple menu to choose from

    Cons

    • Slow Customer Service Turn Around Time
    • Toxic ingredients found in their product
    • Terrible Money Back guarantee
    • Slow shipping

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Customer Support
    • Customer Reviews
    • Scientific Backing
    • Money Back Guarantee
    2.9 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    SlenderToxTea Review

    SlenderToxTea is a UK based company that offers a variety of detox teas, shakes, patches, coffees, and superfoods.

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    Summary

    SlenderToxTea is a UK based company that offers a variety of detox teas, shakes, patches, coffees, and superfoods. While they have a variety of options to choose from, I am going to look directly at their teatox line.

    Pros

    • They offer a customer support line
    • They removed Senna leaf from the daytime tea

    Cons

    • Many negative customer reviews
    • Product makes people ill
    • Terrible return policy
    • No scientific backing, and not FDA approved

    Ratings in depth

    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    3 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    SkinnyFox Detox Review

    The SkinnyFox detox is a teatox program that you can either purchase in a 14-day pack, or a 28-day pack.

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    Summary

    The SkinnyFox detox is a teatox program that you can either purchase in a 14-day pack, or a 28-day pack.

    Pros

    • Enticing Names of the Teas
    • Extended Product Line

    Cons

    • Questionable Ingredients
    • Poor Customer Support Avenue
    • No Outside Reviews, and No Scientific Backing Shown
    • Not Clear on the Money Back Guarantee

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Effectiveness
    • Scientific Backing
    • Customer Support
    • Money Back Guarantee
    2 10 Bad

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    Written by Lauren Jones

    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Somatox Review

    Somatox Teas are based out of the UK, and they offer a variety of options from weight loss teas, and detox teas to body scrubs and supplements.

    Somatox Review

    Review overview

    Summary

    Somatox Teas are based out of the UK, and they offer a variety of options from weight loss teas, and detox teas to body scrubs and supplements.

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • No clarification on Money Back Guarantee
    • Multiple side effects from 2 key ingredients
    • Spotty customer service

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Effectiveness
    • Money Back Guarantee
    • Scientific Backing
    1.6 10 Very bad!

    Somatox Teas are based out of the UK, and they offer a variety of options from weight loss teas, and detox teas to body scrubs and supplements. They sell mainly online, but they are in a few small boutiques and juicer's around the country of England. While their website looks somewhat clean and put together, their customer service chat portal is undergoing technical difficulties, and they are not able to give me any attention. I am already thinking this is going to be a hassle, but lets see what their teas have to offer.

    Their Tea Products come with 14, and 28-day options:

    14-day Skinnytox Morning Tea $32.00 for the bundle
    28-day Skinnytox Morning Tea $55.00 for bundle

    Ingredients

    • Goji Berry
    • Garcinia Cambogia
    • Senna Leaf
    • Lotus Leaf
    • Pu' erh Tea Leaf
    • Burdock Root
    • Sencha Green Tea
    • Lemongrass

    14 day Skinnytox Evening Tea
    28-day Skinnytox Evening Tea

    Ingredients

    • Senna Leaf
    • Roselle (Hibiscus)
    • Licorice Root
    • Chamomile
    • Lotus Leaf
    • Fennel Seed
    • Peppermint Leaf
    • Rhubarb Root

    14 day Teatox Morning Tea $32.00 for the bundle
    28-day Teatox Morning Tea $55.00 for bundle

    Ingredients

    • Goji Berry
    • Dandelion Leaf
    • Rose Flower
    • Lemon Grass
    • Sencha Green Tea
    • Chamomile
    • Ashwangandha Root
    • Celery Leaf
    • Gotu Kola

    14 day Teatox Evening Tea
    28-day Teatox Evening Tea

    Ingredients

    • Senna Leaf
    • Roselle (Hibiscus)
    • Licorice Root
    • Chamomile
    • Lotus Leaf
    • Fennel Seed
    • Rhubarb Root
    • Peppermint Leaf

    14 day Mr. T-Tox Morning Tea- Metabolic Booster $32.00 for the bundle
    28-day Mr. T-Tox Morning Tea $55.00 per bundle

    Ingredients

    • Long Jing Green Leaf
    • Ginseng Tea
    • Oolong Leaf
    • Roselle
    • Red Dates
    • Licorice Root
    • Peppermint Leaf

    14 day Mr. T-Tox Evening Tea Metabolic Booster
    28 day Mr. T-Tox Evening Tea
    Ingredients

    • Senna Leaf
    • Roselle (Hibiscus)
    • Licorice Root
    • Chamomile
    • Lotus Leaf
    • Fennel Seed
    • Rhubarb Root
    • Peppermint Leaf

    There is a reason why some of the ingredients are highlighted and bolder in red. The Senna leaf is a laxative, which has been known to cause upset stomachs, cramping, and diarrhea. This ingredient alone is a game changer for me, and I won’t go near it with a ten foot pole. To make matters worse you have the infamous Ashwangandha Root, which has been linked to woman having miscarriages, as well as it affecting and dropping blood sugar levels. Let’s take a further look into this company called, Somatox and their teas.

    This company claims on its website that it packs more tea in than its competitors. If so, why are the serving sizes the same? “Packing more tea in our teabags than our competitors, our anti-oxidant-rich tea comes in three unique blends of carefully picked herbs to give you quicker and better results and to also enhance the taste for you to enjoy the tea experience.”
    While it doesn’t surprise me that they put a laxative in their teas (quick weight loss, also known as water weight) they state on their website: “Somatox Tea may cause you to visit the bathroom more frequently. But this is a good thing, as it will flush out waste and bacteria.” It’s not a question of if, it is when you will be using the bathroom.
    Due to the harmful effects of Ashwangandha they state on their site: “We strongly recommend that you do not take Somatox Tea or any other weight loss products if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.”

    Somatox Tea Science

    Nowhere on the website do they reference any scientific backing, or clinical trials that have been done to prove that this product is meant to help you lose weight. There is a laxative in the product, which will cause you to go to the bathroom, but it is not a good way to lose weight for long-term health.

    Somatox Tea Effectiveness

    Because this product is only sold on the website, it is protected from any outside reviews. This is another way to protect the company from anything negative, which in turn makes me assume the worst. With the controversial ingredients highlighted in red, I already know this product will cause stomach issues if not worse. I would say it would work for getting you to use the bathroom, but why spend all the money for this tea when you could just buy a cheap laxative?

    Somatox Tea Side Effects

    Yes, Senna leaves are known to cause stomach cramping, indigestion, and frequent trips to the bathroom just to name a few surface side effects. There are multiple more side effects that could occur from losing water weight fast, and that is dehydration. Because there were no outside reviews you will be taking a gamble if you invest your money in this tea.

    Somatox Support

    At first when I visited the site I was greeted by an instant message, but then found out that they were having technical difficulties. It does not mention a thing anywhere on the site about the return policy, and because England is in a different time zone I will have to wait more than 12 hours to get this question answered. This worries me that they do not have a return policy listed on the site, as this is one of the most important things for a customer to know.

    Bottom Line

    All in all with the controversial ingredients, the lack of customer service, and no insight to any studies done on why this product will help you lose weight I would say that it’s a huge gamble. The ingredients alone make me want to run and hide, let alone the shipping time, and lack of clarity about their return policy. It seems more of a headache than an actual good spend of money in the long run.

    Review overview

    Summary

    Somatox Teas are based out of the UK, and they offer a variety of options from weight loss teas, and detox teas to body scrubs and supplements.

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • No clarification on Money Back Guarantee
    • Multiple side effects from 2 key ingredients
    • Spotty customer service

    Ratings in depth

    • Customer Reviews
    • Customer Support
    • Effectiveness
    • Money Back Guarantee
    • Scientific Backing
    1.6 10 Very bad!

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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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