7 junio, 2024

Piñalim: what it is, ingredients, what it is for, contraindications, effects

We explain what Piñalim is, its ingredients, what it is for, contraindications and possible side effects

What is Pinalim?

He pinalim tea is the brand of a tea, registered and manufactured by the company GN + Vida in Mexico; it is a dietary supplement. It is made up of a mixture of linseed (Linum usitatissimum), pineapple (Ananas comosus)green, red and white tea (camellia sinensis) and senna or senna leaves (cassia senna).

Part of the ingredients are conventional teas, but pineapple, flaxseed and senna are not as frequent under this commercial presentation. Even senna is not always present in the preparation, flaxseed is high in fiber and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, and senna has laxative properties.

Pineapple contains bromelain, an association of digestive enzymes that also has anti-inflammatory properties. Piñalim tea is offered as the right combination to help people lose body weight. The ingredients with which it is made have antioxidant qualities.

In addition, they stimulate metabolism and improve the digestive process. However, there are no clinical studies done with the product that show its effectiveness for weight loss. The amounts used of each ingredient are not included in the presentation.

In the formulation there are no other important components for weight loss, such as thermogenic agents and appetite suppressants.

Pinalim ingredients


Historically it has been used in the form of capsules or infusion as a laxative, and also serves as a fungicide. The active ingredients are anthraquinones and the natural derivatives of this substance are various glycosides.

These compounds found in senna are also found in other plants with laxative properties. Among these are the cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) and rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum).

Currently, senna is freely sold to combat constipation and is an ingredient in several commercial laxatives.


Flaxseed tea and flaxseed contain omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, lignans, and fiber, all of which are biologically active compounds.

Fiber promotes proper intestinal function; however, excessive consumption of flaxseeds with inadequate amounts of water can cause intestinal obstruction.


Raw pineapple is rich in manganese and vitamin C. It contains a mixture of proteolytic enzymes called bromelain.

This proteolytic activity, responsible for its traditional use in digestive disorders, can be degraded by the effect of heat. However, the amount in the tea is likely to be negligible.


White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, and black tea are harvested from varieties camellia sinensis var. sinensis and its subspecies, camellia sinensis var. assamica. The differences in their processing cause them to present variable levels of oxidation; hence its coloration.

The fresh leaves contain about 4% caffeine, as well as related compounds, including theobromine. Tea contains polyphenols, which are phytonutrients with antioxidant activity.

What is Pinalim used for?

In principle, the effects of Piñalim tea are associated with those who provide its ingredients individually. Among these are the following:

Improves intestinal transit and acts as a detoxifier

Senna speeds up bowel movements, unlike other laxatives that only soften the stool. When taken at much higher doses than recommended or when used for long periods, side effects may occur, such as decreased potassium levels in the blood.

Fiber improves intestinal function. This makes flaxseed very effective as a detoxifier by promoting the expulsion of toxins from the intestinal tract. An organism free of toxins is less likely to suffer from fatigue and weakness.

Has antioxidant properties

Polyphenols present in tea have shown strong antioxidant capacity in studies in vitro. Its effect is up to five times higher than that of other known antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.

Raw pineapple is a source of vitamin C, antioxidant compound and manganese. In addition, it has various phytochemicals, including a wide variety of polyphenols.

Pineapple has the ability to reduce joint inflammation, especially that related to arthritis. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect at the muscular level.

Helps in the loss of body weight

The fat and fiber in flaxseed help decrease appetite and increase satiety, so people eat less frequently and in smaller amounts. Of course, this characteristic is favorable for the loss of body weight.

Other benefits

Flaxseed can lower total and LDL cholesterol in the blood. Some studies have indicated that long-term use produced small reductions in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

A diet rich in flaxseed has been suggested to be heart-healthy, which could help lower blood cholesterol levels and possibly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and other types of cardiovascular disease.

The components present in the flaxseed infusion can also help lower the rise in blood sugar, which can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

How to take it?

Infuse a tea sachet in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. You can add sweetener, preferably low in calories. Take preferably at night.


– It should not be ingested by children.

– It should not be consumed during pregnancy or when its existence is suspected.

– Anthraquinion present in senna leaves increases uterine contractions.

– It should be taken with caution by people sensitive to caffeine. Although Piñalim tea claims to be caffeine-free, tea has less caffeine than coffee. Perhaps for this reason, some users reported having sensations that seemed to be caused by this substance, such as headaches and stimulation of the nervous system.

– Pineapple bromelain can cause allergies in sensitive people. It is contraindicated if anticoagulant therapy is followed.

Side effects

– Some people have reported abdominal pain after ingesting the product. Others have reported bloating and abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and increased frequency of bowel movements.

– Urine may turn reddish brown due to senna. This condition will return to normal once you stop ingesting the product.

– A very rare side effect, product of senna, is the presence of redness and rashes on the skin, in some part or all over the body. In this case, you should stop drinking the tea and consult your doctor.

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