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Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea Side-Effects

By Melinda L. Secor

Among today's many weight loss products is Laci Lebuea Dieter's Tea, which is marketed as a simple and natural addition to a weight loss plan, helping to suppress appetite and cleanse the system. A blend of natural herbs, spices and leaves, this product is caffeine free. However, consumers should be aware that all natural does not always mean harmless, and Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea can produce side effects in some users.

Abdominal Distress

Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea contains senna, which is the active ingredient in a number of laxative products. This ingredient can cause symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, gas and diarrhea ranging from mild to severe.


This product has a diuretic effect, helping the body expel excess fluids. As with any diuretic, care must be taken to ensure adequate fluid intake when using this product to avoid dehydration and its complications.


The use of Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea can stimulate the sweat glands, causing excessive sweating. This is another potential side effect that makes it very important to ensure the intake of plenty of fluids when using this product.

Potassium Deficiency

The use of senna can lead to potassium deficiency in some people. Symptoms of low potassium levels can include unusual thirst, muscle weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat. Sever potassium deficiency can be very harmful or even fatal, so any such symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional as quickly as possible.

Lazy Bowel Syndrome

Products containing senna should not be used regularly for extended periods of time. Using senna for more than two weeks at a time can cause a condition called lazy bowel syndrome, where bowel movements become difficult to accomplish without chemical stimulation. Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea, according to the product website, should not be used for more than 10 consecutive days.

Allergic Reactions

Laci LeBeau Dieter's Tea should be avoided by those who have allergies to cinnamon, spearmint, or citrus products such as oranges or papaya. Should symptoms like labored breathing, hives, or swelling of the face, tongue or throat, occur after using this product, seek emergency medical help immediately.


Some ingredients in Laci Lebeau Dieter's Tea can interact dangerously with certain medications. Those who are taking heart medications, such as digoxin, diuretics or blood thinners should not use this product without first seeking the advice of their health care provider.

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