You may have been told that weight loss products have side effects, but shouldn’t you be aware how bad it can get?
Apparently, the company behind Plexus Slim, Plexus Worldwide, claims that it is harmless because most of its ingredients are natural.
This does not mean that there can be no side effects.
Natural ingredients too can react in different ways.
Apart from chromium there is no other ingredient in Plexus Slim that actually helps with weight loss.
In fact, chromium only helps in weight loss because it regulates hormones responsible for blood sugar and other body processes.
This causes the body to function normally and boosts metabolism due to which digestion is better.
Researchers Do Not Agree
But researchers in the United States and the U.K. have argued that the effect of chromium on body mass and weight loss is negligible and its presence in Plexus Slim does not primarily have much to do with reducing weight.
There are a few studies which have shown a connection between green coffee bean extract (in Plexus Slim) and weight loss, stating that this ingredient actually leads to an odd accumulation of fat in the body.
Though such studies have not been well supported by more evidence, it is difficult to say whether this ingredient is actually dangerous or not.
It is said that Plexus Slim helps in weight loss by reducing hunger after its consumption. But some consumers are of the opinion that it only makes one conscious about food portions and as a result the person eats lesser than before.
Other Dangerous Ingredients
Oxypregnane Steroidal Glycoside is one of the active ingredients in Plexus Slim whose main function is to suppress appetite. Thus an overdose of Plexus slim in one day would mean an overdose of this component.
An excess amount of this ingredient in the body has been linked to liver damage and subsequent liver failure, in a few cases.
Rosmarinic Acid (an extract of the rosemary plant) and Hydroxycinnamic acid are both plant chemicals which are the secondary ingredients in Plexus Slim.
Though Rosmarinic Acid is said to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it plays no specific role in weight loss. The same goes for the other ingredient too, except that it is only an extract and is of no use.
The high content of fiber in Plexus Slim from beetroot, grape and other plant extracts actually makes one feel full after consumption but can be a real problem if ingested in large quantities. It is suggested that one stick pack of Plexus Slim mixed with 600 ml water is the correct dosage.
That adds the required amount of soluble and insoluble fiber to the body. In order to speed up the weight loss if one tries to consume two stick packs a day, there are chances that it may lead to severe bloating and thus damage the gut (outer lining of the intestines).
Deadly Fiber In Plexus Slim
Due to the high fiber content in the drink, one must consume plenty of water throughout the day. 8 to 10 glasses of water is the ideal quantity even when not on the Plexus Slim program.
Fiber absorbs a lot of water to help healthy bowel movements. If one does not consume enough water along with Plexus Slim, in some cases it may lead to bowel movements becoming painful and difficult.
Consuming more than 30 grams of fiber per day may interfere with the body’s ability to absorb essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc. An overdose of Plexus Slim in a single day with the aim of aiding quicker weight loss can lead to this problem.
Too much fiber can cause food to travel through the digestive tract so quickly that there is not ample time for minerals and vitamins to be absorbed through the intestinal walls. Bowel movements less than three times a week is a clear indication of constipation.
Consulting a doctor is always the most important and sensible thing to do before starting a weight loss program that includes health drinks and diet pills.
According to them, no matter how natural any such product is claimed to be, a balanced diet and sufficient exercise always will get the first place.
So in case the doctor decides that Plexus Slim is not meant for someone, it is best to pay heed to that advice and save some trouble.
That’s that then!
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