There’s a new craze in town. And people are saying that it works. But if you’re going to read between the lines, there’s really something fishy. Most of the reviews and testimonials you will see saying Skinny Bunny Tea works for them actually failed to disclose that they did so because they were also exercising and eating a more sensible diet. Some actually did provide a hint at the power of supplementation with Skinny Bunny Tea which actually translates into ”Yes, it works BUT with exercise and diet”.
Even Skinny Bunny Tea itself says that it should always be taken with diet and exercise. So, if you’re here thinking that you’ll lose weight simply by drinking both the AM and PM formulation of Skinny Bunny Tea and still go on with your lifestyle of couching, high calorie and high fat foods, and zero-exercise, then good luck. As several users said, “It didn’t work!”
Again, we’re not here to discredit these kinds of products as the scientific community has already done a lot of studies showing the very minimal, if not absolutely zero, benefits of diet pills if taken alone. Sure, you can consume more than the recommended, but at what cost? We’re here to provide you with facts so that you will be better informed. And should you really want to use these supplements to aid you in your weight loss efforts, then you have to combine it with diet and exercise. There’s no such thing as a magic weight loss formula that comes in a bottle.
What is Skinny Bunny Tea?
Designed as a detox formula, energy drink, and overall health maintenance supplementation, the Skinny Bunny Tea is also being marketed as a weight loss supplement perhaps because of some of the natural ingredients that it contains such as green tea, oolong leaf, spearmint leaf, and rooibos, all of which have been shown to work in some ways to help in weight management but in the presence of calorie restricted or modified diet and increased physical exercise.
We need to understand the concept of “supplement” so you will have an idea of what Skinny Bunny Tea or any other weight loss product for that matter. By definition, a supplement is anything that can be added to enhance or even complete the function or purpose of another. So, it is an add-on, an extra. On its own, it won’t work. And even if it does work, the effects will be very minimal that it will be negated by our unrestricted calorie intake and lack of physical exercise.
But here’s the good news. Skinny Bunny is actually a collection of several tea products that are designed to provide you a specific benefit. These include:
- Detox – The Skinny Bunny Detox Tea is intended to promote and maintain normal immune system functioning as well as clearance of the lymphatic system. According to Skinny Bunny, the Detox formulation is intended to reduce triglyceride levels while augmenting the levels of antioxidants that the body has. This should help improve your overall well-being by flushing out toxic metabolites as well as other harmful substances from the body.
- Energy – The Skinny Bunny Energy Tea is especially formulated to be taken early in the morning just after waking up. We’d like to believe that Skinny Bunny wants us to get rid of our cup of coffee and instead have a drink of their AM tea. It is dubbed as a rejuvenator of our mind and body so that we are fully awake. It also gives us a steady stream of energy so we can achieve most of our tasks for the day without having to reach for something to burn as our body’s fuel.
- Focus or Concentration – The Skinny Bunny Focus Tea is formulated like a nootropic which is some form of cognitive or brain enhancement formula. It is supposed to work by improving the mechanisms of action of the various neurotransmitters in our brain so we are able to think more clearly and with improved efficiency. There have been a lot of studies regarding the action of nootropics but there have been too few that focused on natural nootropics.
- Weight Loss – The most sought-after tea in the product line of Skinny Bunny is their Weight Loss Tea. It comes in AM and PM versions supposedly to provide a more holistic approach to losing weight. The AM version packs the benefits of the Energy Tea while the PM version contains ingredients that help in detoxification as what’s provided by the Skinny Bunny Detox Tea. Both AM and PM versions have natural ingredients that are supposed to facilitate weight loss. The Weight Loss Tea comes with a detox guide and a recipe guide to help you jumpstart your weight loss in 7 days.
Here are other information you may want to learn.
- AM Tea – This formulation is designed to be taken in the morning just after waking up. It’s typically made of black tea and is available in vanilla caramel or chocolate flavors. It is claimed to help jumpstart your day by charging your immune system, providing you with day-long energy, and burning the fat found in your body.
- PM Tea – This Skinny Bunny Tea is supposed to be consumed just before going to bed and is designed to help you detoxify and promote a more restful sleep. The logic is that sleep is that human activity where the body is repairing itself. Thus, if you drink a detox solution just before going to sleep, you’re enhancing the detoxification and cleanup process. The PM Tea formulation comes in vanilla, oolong, chamomile, and green tea flavors. It’s also packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and several herbs.
Additionally, Skinny Bunny prides itself of using only ingredients that are Vegan friendly, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and Kosher certified. Here’s the fun part. Skinny Bunny complements its Weight Loss Tea formulations with a workout plan and diet guide. It’s kinda odd to see that from a company that prides itself of a weight loss product, don’t you think?
What are the Ingredients of Skinny Bunny Tea?
To really understand how Skinny Bunny Tea works, it’s important to look at its main weight loss ingredients. Based on its official website, Skinny Bunny contains the following natural ingredients.
- Valerian root – Best known for its relaxant properties. Studies have shown that it can be used as an adjunct to the standard treatment of sleep disorders. It has nothing to do with weight loss. But, since you will be more relaxed, we guess you’ll be able to contemplate more on what is really meaningful in your life.
- Tulsi leaf – Known as Holy Basil, this is plant is a mainstay in Hindu religious rituals especially in the veneration of the Hindu God, Vishnu. It is thus cultivated primarily for religious purposes. Its supposed medicinal purposes include the management of headache, stress, and stomach upsets. However, it is highly possible that these supposed health benefits are more related to the placebo-like effect of religious beliefs.
- Stevia leaf – This comes from the Stevia rebaudiana of the family of sunflower plants. It’s also known as candyleaf, sweet leaf, and sugarleaf. It is primarily used as a natural sweetener. It is known that the Guarani people of Paraguay and Brazil use it for medicinal purposes but there is currently no scientific literature providing evidence for such claims.
- Spearmint leaf – The only clinical evidence that will support the health benefits of spearmint is related to its antifungal activity particularly against fungal species that cause food poisoning. However, there are some studies, albeit non-experimental in natures, which suggests spearmint can actually suppress the appetite so you will naturally not want to eat because you’ll feel full. The same studies also recommend the use of spearmint supplements and tea drinks but only in the presence of a low calorie diet if weight loss benefits are to be achieved.
- Rose petals – Rosa chinensis has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine as treatment for stomach problems while Rosa canina is primarily used as a minor source of Vitamin C. There are a lot of rose species and cultivars that exhibit a variety of physiologic effects. The problem with the rose petals in Skinny Bunny is that we simply don’t know what species and cultivar of rose is placed in the formulation.
- Rooibos – Known in the scientific community as Aspalathuslinearis, rooibos is one of the best known weight loss teas because of its ability to both reduce and mitigate the effects of stress hormones particularly cortisol. We all know that cortisol can stimulate the storage of fat molecules as well as trigger hunger. But there’s a catch. It should always be combined with good diet and a reasonable amount of exercise. On its own, you cannot expect to lose weight. But you won’t be gaining weight either. So, technically, you will be maintaining your weight which is very different from losing weight. Rooibos is rich in polyphenols that include flavanols, flavanones, aspalathin, flavones, nothofagin, and dihydrochalcones. It does not contain caffeine so there’s no issue of jitteriness. Its tannin levels are also very low to give it a more refreshing taste without the bitterness that you’d get from other teas.
- Oolong leaf – Known as the Chinese black dragon tea, oolong tea contains a lot of catechins that are believed to increase the body’s inherent ability to reduce the rate at which fat is converted from excess calories by inhibiting the action of the enzyme that facilitates this transformation. Essentially, what these studies are saying is that, oolong tea can help reduce the conversion of excess calories into fat but it does not necessarily burn the fat that is already stored. Additionally, most of the studies on oolong tea are from oriental integrative medical practitioners who, as western medical practitioners put it, combine folk medicine with other less-than-scientific methodologies. One thing is certain though, oolong tea can help reduce the conversion and storage of dietary fat. This also means that you will not lose weight unless you reduce your calorie intake and/or increase your metabolic needs so your body will have to be forced to mobilize the stored fat.
- Ginger root – This mainstay of Indian cuisine is also known for its medicinal properties. It is often used in the management of gastroparesis, very slow GI motility, colic, constipation, and dyspepsia. It is a known natural stimulant, an appetite suppressant, and carminative. Because of these, many people consider it to be particularly helpful in losing weight because it is believed that it can boost the body’s metabolic rate. We all know what this leads to – increased metabolic demand means increased utilization of stored fat. BUT, only if you eat a low calorie diet.
- Pu-erh tea – This Chinese tea variant that originated in Yunnan undergoes microbial fermentation as well as oxidation to give it its distinct qualities. There have been clinical studies showing that Pu-erh tea leaves can suppress the formation of the enzyme fatty acid synthase to help prevent weight gain, triacylglycerol elevations, and total cholesterol elevations. Obviously, it can help prevent weight gain but not necessarily weight loss unless coupled with diet and exercise. Here’s the catch. The studies involved laboratory rats as test subjects so it is not known whether such effects can also be seen among humans.
- Chamomile – Clearly, chamomile has nothing to do with weight loss. But it does help make you feel more relaxed. It’s also good as an adjunct for anti-inflammatory agents. It’s particularly indicated among individuals with insomnia.
- Green tea – Everyone knows what green tea is. It’s also filled with catechins that can help facilitate the utilization of stored fat while also assisting the liver in converting these fat into energy. The key words here are “facilitate” and “assist” which means, on its own, green tea may have very minimal to no weight loss effects at all. But since the studies involved the inclusion of low calorie diet and exercise, it can thus be said that green tea can “help” in weight loss.
- Black tea – Because of a much longer oxidation process than oolong and green teas, black tea takes on a darker hue giving its name. Like other teas, it’s known to contain a variety of polyphenols that weight loss experts say can boost metabolism. It also contains caffeine which can also boost the metabolic rate of the body. These 2 ingredients are largely credited for the supposed weight loss benefits of black tea.
Does Skinny Bunny Tea Really Work?
Before we tell you if Skinny Bunny Weight Loss Tea actually works or not, let us share with you what we have discovered. We have read several passages in the official website of Skinny Bunny Tea itself and we are going to share these with you.
- The Skinny Bunny Tea is the perfect aid in your weight loss goals especially if you combine them with diet and exercise.
- Proper diet and exercise are necessary for you to lose weight and keep it off.
- Everyone is different, as such, results can also vary.
Now, what do these statements mean? It simply means that…
- … Skinny Bunny IS NOT a miracle weight loss pill
- … Skinny Bunny SHOULD not be taken alone as a means to lose weight
- … Skinny Bunny SHOULD be taken with a low calorie diet and more sensible eating habits
- … Skinny Bunny SHOULD be taken with a moderate form of physical exercise
Additionally, we also read about a clinical study which Skinny Bunny cited as proof of its claim that its products can help you lose 8 pounds in just 4 weeks. We clicked on the link and found that the study is about the use of Cissusquadrangularis and Irvingiagabonensis combination as used in the induction of weight loss. Unfortunately, further research showed that neither Cissus nor Irvingia are present in the Skinny Bunny formulation. Cissusquadrangularis is best known as veld grape or winged treebine or stemmed vine. On the other hand, Irvingiagabonensis is known as wild mango, ogbono, bush mango, or even African mango. While both species have been shown to be helpful in weight loss management, the question remains – is it contained in Skinny Bunny? If so, how come it’s not clearly stated?
So, does Skinny Bunny Tea really work?
We don’t want to dampen your hopes but, we don’t want to give you false hopes either. Just like what we have been saying in all of our reviews of weight loss supplements, the only way you can reap the full benefits of the Skinny Bunny is to take it together with some form of modified diet and an increase in your physical activities, even modest ones. Skinny Bunny knows this. Why else would it include a workout plan and a diet guide in its Skinny Bunny Weight Loss Tea?
The Bottom Line
There are a lot of buzz surrounding such so-called weight loss supplements. There are also a lot of broken-hearted people simply because their expectations were not met. Here’s one thing we’d like to emphasize: weight loss supplements, like Skinny Bunny Tea, will never work unless you add diet and exercise to them. If not, you will just be crying foul over the broken promises from such weight loss products.