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Skinny Mint Review

SkinnyMint does a great job at getting their products in the hands of celebrities to do the marketing for them...

Review overview

Summary

Skinny Mint offers a 28 day teatox that consists of two parts, the ‘Morning Boost’ and the ‘Night Cleanse'.

Pros

  • Celebrity marketing appeal

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Bad money back guarantee
  • Too much time spent in the bathroom
  • No scientific backing

Ratings in depth

  • Effectiveness
  • Scientific Backing
  • Customer Reviews
  • Customer Support
  • Money Back Guarantee
2.1 10 Bad

For around $60.00 you get 28 morning boost bags, and 14 night cleanses to use at your discretion. Is it healthy to take diuretics and laxatives for four weeks? Probably not, which is why this overpriced tea has me scratching my head as to how it sells. All of the risk goes back on the customer to invest their money, as SkinnyMint offers yet another lousy money back guarantee.

Skinny Mint Claims

“You don’t even need to cut down or cut out foods to see a difference.”

“The Night Cleanse, however, does contain senna leaves, which may have a mild laxative effect. After drinking the Night Cleanse, you may feel a churning tummy and visit the bathroom more often, especially for first-time users. “

“To fulfill our promise we are extremely picky about what goes into our tea: our Yerba Mate is sourced from Argentina, Guarana from the Amazon basin in Brazil and our Green Tea is handpicked in the highest tea gardens in China.”

“If you change your mind or are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order, within 60 days of purchase to our warehouse for a full refund. Please note, that returns must be unopened and in the original packaging.”

Skinny Mint Scientific Backing

They say on the website that their teas are scientifically designed, but there is no evidence of if anywhere oddly enough. The FDA approves none of their statements, nor do they provide any links to why their ingredients detox one’s body. When talking with a representative over chat, I asked for a little more detail about the product, and where they got the scientific backing as stated. She could not answer my question, nor could she point me to a good source. She told me to email in with that question. Thanks?

Is Skinny Mint Effective?

Because this product contains more laxatives and diuretics than someone really wants to ingest, it will work in sending you to the bathroom. The product will not work for long-term weight loss, as you are not going to be in the bathroom as much when you stop drinking the teas. Sadly, there are no outside customer reviews on this product, which tells me that the company has a lack of success. The teas are a blend of laxatives, and diuretics with a kick of caffeine in the morning boost to take the place of your cup of coffee.

Does Skinny Mint Have Side Effects?

Yes, because of the laxatives and diuretics in the ingredients there are going to be side effects. When you lose that much water your body can get dehydrated, and you can get fatigued rather quickly. Other symptoms may be headaches, dizziness, stomach discomfort, and lowered potassium levels. One of the main contributors to spending time in the bathroom will be the senna leaves preset in the nightly blend. These leaves will leave your stomach irritated, and that's where the ginger root will come in (to soothe it!). Another hidden gem in the ingredient list is Psyllium Husk Fibre, otherwise known as medication used to treat constipation. According to WebMd, “ It increases the bulk in your stool, an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines. It also works by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making the stool softer and easier to pass. Psyllium, one type of bulk-forming laxative, has also been used along with a proper diet to treat high cholesterol.” (WebMD, 2015).

What Is Skinny Mint Support Like?

When you go to their website, you will automatically be greeted by a chat window. While this was really exciting the first time, every new page you go to a chat window will pop up. Annoying is an understatement. I utilized this chat function, as noted earlier. The help was under par, and I was simply routed to email into their support line. Why even have the annoying chat windows in the first place? They do offer email, chat, and phone support, which is nice for customer service inquiries. Whether or not they can answer your question is the real test.

The Bottom Line

SkinnyMint does a great job at getting their products in the hands of celebrities to do the marketing for them. I find it ironic that there are no outside customer reviews on the product though. After taking an in depth look at the ingredient list, it is nothing more than laxatives and diuretics with a kick of caffeine. To make matters worse, they have a terrible money back guarantee; if you open it you do not get your money back! This just seems like another lose weight quick marketing gimmick that pays celebrities to pretend they use the product. I would not recommend SkinnyMint to anyone after reviewing this product and their business model.

References

Psyllium Husk Fibre oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-56088/psyllium-husk-fibre-oral/details
WE DO TOO. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://www.skinnymint.com/products
Unknown, L. (n.d.). REVIEW: A Thorough and Honest Look at Skinnymint 28 Day Teatox. Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://beautysbadhabitblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/review-thorough-and-honest-look-at.html
Diet Pills Watchdog | Skinny Mint Review, Buy, Scam? (2015, March 2). Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://www.dietpillswatchdog.com/skinny-mint/

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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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