So the Bootea morning detox has given you a boost, packed your body with lots of vitamins and minerals and shown lots of nasty toxins the door. The job of the Bootea bedtime cleanse is to open it. The digestive system is over six meters long, which is more than 6 times the distance from your mouth to your lower regions. That means there are loads of twists and turns your food has to navigate and plenty of places where waste can get stuck. The Bootea bedtime cleanse has a laxative effect. There, we said it, but all that means is that it stimulates your bowel movements and when used in moderation helps give your pipes a good clean.
Now there are a few key things you must do when using the bedtime cleanse to make sure it works safely and effectively. Only use the product every other evening as specified. It’s a powerful blend of ingredients and using it more often than this is going to do more harm than good, getting rid of things you want in your body as well as things you don’t. The other important thing to remember is to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water gives the toxins a vessel to leave your system whilst ensuring your body maintains the optimum fluid levels. So now we’ve tackled the big taboo, lets get stuck in to the nitty gritty.
Imagine your stomach’s having a car-boot sale. Your organs are the first ones there and have picked over all the good stuff, leaving all the tat that is absolutely worthless. It just so happens that this is exactly the sort of thing that gets the attention of the senna leaf and the psyllium seed. They are the key ingredients that produce the laxative effect and stop your body taking that tat home and letting it clutter the place up. Senna leaves contain chemicals called sennosides that react with the lining of the bowels and help stimulate movement. They are completely natural and combat constipation to ensure the toxins we want to get rid of don’t over stay their welcome and continue their journey down and out. The main benefit of the psyllium seed comes from its fibrous properties, helping to remove the waste that has built up in the digestive system. It is also believed to help reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood as well as lowering your blood sugar.
The peppermint leaf and licorice root are the ying to the first two ingredients yang. They counteract some of their laxative promoting properties to soothe your digestive system and help combat any irritation you might feel. The peppermint leaf has also been shown to support liver function, increasing bile flow which helps break down fats and lower cholesterol.
The Bootea bedtime cleanse doesn’t just kick stuff out, it also supports the daytime detox by shoehorning more good stuff in. The mighty fenugreek seed packs a vitamin and mineral punch whilst acting as a lubricant to aid movement through your bowels. It also helps to suppress your appetite, stopping you giving in to temptation and sneaking any treats before bed that won’t have the chance to be burnt off.
Burdock root makes bacteria and impurities in the blood very nervous. It can be found in numerous herbal remedies due to the positive impact it is thought to have on fighting infections and germs. It is also a good source of potassium, an important component to help control your heart rate and blood pressure.
Hawthorne leaves are another ingredient that want to keep your heart happy and when your heart’s happy the chances are the rest of you is as well. They are used to treat a variety of problems due to the belief that they can help increase the amount of blood pumped out of the heart, widen the blood vessels and improve the transmission of nerve signals. It seems to also lower the accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta (the largest artery in the body).
All these ingredients are going in to your body just before you go to bed so it’s safe to say your insides are going to be busy while you’re trying to get a good nights sleep. It’s a bit of a conundrum but don’t worry, it’s one we’ve solved. Valerian root is used around the world as an aid to help sleep disorders because of its sedative-like effects on the brain, allowing you to get a good forty winks and make sure you’re ready to attack your next training session.
That’s everything we’ve stuck in the Bootea bedtime cleanse, eight ingredients in a teabag shaped like a pyramid, but it doesn’t perform miracles and it won’t get you to where you want to be without some serious effort. What it will do is prepare and support your body through your new, healthy lifestyle if you choose to embrace it. So stick the kettle on and while you’re waiting why not hold on to the edge of your worktop and do some squats?