A colorful and catchy ‘loaded tea’ is growing its popularity and has been lurking around the internet. The trendy beverage is promising something that most people crave for such as to be healthier, lose weight, more energizer, and longevity. However, the ingredients and the effect of the ‘loaded tea’ is not as promising as it is.
All About Loaded tea
When you search up the word 'loaded tea' on Instagram, it will show you more than 11,000 photos of the attractive beverage, usually served in a plastic cup.
Loaded tea is a mixture of all the known ingredients, including varieties of tea, fruit juices, multivitamins, food colorings, supplement powders, and plant extracts.
The concoction encourages people by promising that the drink would give such energy, increase metabolism as well as a fit and healthy life. However, the real ingredients behind the eye-catching loaded tea remains a mystery for everyone.
According to a dietitian who told CNET, Dr. Wendy Bazilian, those colorful drinks are loaded with “caffeinated, supplemented energy beverages, part multivitamins, and part mystery and colorful craftiness – which is why I think it has a bit of a cult following and has created a buzz.”
One of the well-known makers of the loaded tea is the controversial company that has been subjected to investigation for consumer fraud and other issues.
Herbalife, lets other local nutrition shops to sell their products and seldom disclose those products. The company is known as a multilevel marketing company, which is profitable through luring people to join and sell their products.
The Danger in Loaded Tea
Since the ingredients are not disclosed to the public, and there are reports that it causes severe problems for those who tried out the beverage. Loaded tea is full of caffeine in it, which can cause risk to caffeine-sensitive people.
According to Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian who told CNET, approximately 175 to 200 milligrams of caffeine are loaded in the trendy drink.
“As a frame of reference, an average cup of tea contains 27 milligrams of caffeine and a cup of coffee provides around 80 to 100 milligrams,” she further explained.
Drinking the loaded tea could lead to stomach aches, jitters, frequent urination, trouble sleeping, high blood pressure, and increased heart rate. Even if a person has a high caffeine tolerance, there could still be other side effects from toxic level vitamins such as nausea, skin flushing, and increased heart rate.
Most of us want to achieve our health and fitness goals, but it is still important to keep an eye on everything that we consume. Even if almost everyone is drinking or consuming such capturing beverage, it does not mean that it could be applicable or safe for everyone.