Loaded teas are the trendy drinks that you see on Instagram and in many nutrition clubs. They are loaded with caffeine and some health vitamins. But are loaded teas healthy? Should health experts be worried about these trendy drinks?
Keep reading to know more about these drinks and find out if you can drink them every day.
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Are Loaded Teas Healthy?
Loaded teas include a cocktail of supplements with purported health benefits. With combined benefits, this tea could boost performance and enhance mental clarity.
However, because they are loaded with caffeine, health experts are questioning them.
Keep in mind that there are potential dangers of consuming too much caffeine.
Your blood pressure might go up or you may experience jitters and flushed skin.
Health experts also argue the health benefits of these teas. They said that they are just too good to be true.
What are the Ingredients in Loaded Teas?
There is no one formula for these teas. You can make your own concoction. However, most of those who promote them use Herbalife products, like Liftoff, Herbalife Tea, NRG, and other add-ons.
You can also add sugar-free syrups and juices.
In a way, the formula can be likened to an energy drink, considering the caffeine content.
If you wish to try it, you might want to tone down the use of tea and other caffeinated ingredients. That is if you’re sensitive to it.
I haven’t tried making loaded tea yet.
But at some point, my sister-in-law tried drinking Herbalife tea and NRG tea in one day. However, she didn’t drink the teas at once. Rather, she took a cup of Herbalife tea in the morning and NRG tea in the afternoon.
Even though some health experts are not recommending loaded teas because of their high caffeine content, you can customize yours.
That is, you may add a small amount of Herbalife tea, half a serving of Liftoff, and half a teaspoon of NRG tea.
If you’re sensitive to caffeine, though, you should limit your intake or just avoid loaded tea.
Can You Drink Loaded Teas Every Day?
It’s not advisable to drink loaded teas every day considering their high caffeine content. The quantity of ingredients is what health experts are concerned about.
They said that there are so many unknowns in the drink that could potentially affect you negatively.
Furthermore, they are cautious of the lack of FDA approval.
Unfortunately, though, FDA doesn’t approve nutritional supplements. Herbalife products are nutritional products so they don’t need FDA approval.
The reason for this is that supplements are considered food products. FDA only regulates medicines. In that case, it has little authority over nutritional supplement companies.
FDA can’t also inspect the company’s manufacturing process. It can only do so if it has reasonable proof that the company’s products are harming people.
Herbalife is one of the well-known manufacturers of nutritional products. It’s a controversial company mainly because of how it sells its products. Herbalife is using MLM marketing.
Even after it has settled an FTC case, it continues to operate today with changes in its business practices.
Going back to whether or not you can drink loaded teas every day, we don’t recommend it. This is especially true if you are highly sensitive to caffeine.
You may, however, drink Herbalife tea or Herbalife NRG tea every day. But it still depends on how much of these teas you drink. Don’t go overboard, though.
Consider the caffeine content, if you’re sensitive to it.
Then, if you need to make loaded teas, don’t add syrups and other sweeteners, even if they are natural.
Will Loaded Teas Help You Lose Weight?
This is a controversial topic. But as we always say here at Vim Chi, drinking tea alone won’t help you lose weight.
Although loaded teas contain a high amount of caffeine, you still can’t lose weight if you continue to overeat. That is, you overconsume calories.
If you wish this tea to help you lose weight, you need to limit your calorie intake. And make sure that you increase your physical activities.
You may also integrate Herbalife Tea or NRG tea into intermittent fasting. But avoid drinking it during fasting, if you want to be strict. The reason for this is that anything that you eat or drink will break your fast.
Can Loaded Teas Cause Kidney Stones?
Since there are no scientific studies yet about how loaded teas can affect your kidneys, no one can conclude that they can cause kidney stones.
Kidney stones are formed when your urine has more calcium, oxalate, and uric acid than the fluid in the urine that can dilute.
The most common type of kidney stone is caused by calcium oxalate. It happens when calcium combines with oxalate in the urine. This type of kidney stone also arises if there’s inadequate fluid intake and calcium.
Uric acid can also cause kidney stones. It is said that high purine intake can lead to the overproduction of monosodium purines.
Kidney stones can also form by drinking too many caffeinated beverages. Tea and coffee can increase the secretion of oxalate through urine. As a result, it can contribute to kidney stone formation.
However, according to this post:
“Our findings strongly suggest that regular coffee consumption reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.”
Because of the lack of studies about loaded teas, it’s difficult to conclude their contribution to kidney stone formation.
However, if you are healthy, you are not likely to suffer from kidney stones or damage just by drinking kidney stones.
Do Loaded Teas Have Sugar?
They don’t have sugar but they can be sweetened by adding syrups. But if you want to lose weight, make sure to avoid adding artificial sweeteners.
It depends on your preference. You may add a little vanilla or juice to make the tea more palatable.
But you must be mindful of what you add to the concoction. Don’t load it with unhealthy ingredients.
Are loaded teas healthy? They can be a healthy beverage, depending on what you add and how much. Since there’s no single formula on how to make this tea, you can customize the ingredients. In that way, you can control the number of ingredients and their caffeine content.