SD’s Tea is a blend of fruit, spices and herbal ingredients. It’s formulated to aid weight loss by stimulating regular bowel movements.
Based on an ingredient used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this unique tea blend relies on the stimulating effects of Senna leaf. Senna belongs to a large genus of flowering plants found throughout the tropics.
Cassia angustifolia (Indian or Tinnevelly senna) in leaf and extract form are used to deliver a consistent and reliable laxative effect. The active components in senna extracts are anthraquinone derivatives and their glucosides, referred to as senna glycosides or sennosides. They are believed to gently irritate the wall of the colon to promote peristalsis and evacuation. Senna may also enhance intestinal fluid accumulation and increase the moisture content of stool by inhibiting electrolyte and water reabsorption from the colon.
The typical dose is 15 to 30 mg of sennosides twice a day, but is recommended for short term use only (less than one week). Side effects may include abdominal cramps and electrolyte imbalance.