(UPDATED November 2018)
First of all, NO, I am NOT a Plexus ambassador.
So fortunately, on this page, you WILL NOT find a pitch so you can “contact me for more info”!
In fact, the whole Plexus Slim products and their MLM scheme is ridiculous.
And it’s 2018 for crying out loud. By now, someone should have exposed them.
But the number of Plexus “ambassadors” versus people who had horrid experience with it is highly skewed. That’s why you do not see any true Plexus reviews unless you hunt for hours.
Well, better late than never, so let us start by unearthing some of the ugly facts of this product and company.
Plexus Worldwide is a company formed by a guy called David Brown. Originally, the company’ aim was to create products for the type II diabetics out there, to help them reduce blood sugar and reduce their dependency on insulin.
But when they realized that some ingenuous folks were experimenting with their products and using it to lose weight, they suddenly found out that the “weight loss market” was probably worth pretty much thousand times more than the diabetes market!
And lo and behold, they shifted their entire product line to target the obese folks!
Now they won’t even talk about diabetes on their website, or in their promotional material.
Shady? You decide.
Plexus Slim is the company’s flagship product, a powder that you mix with water to create the (in)famous “pink drink” that’s supposed to curb your appetite and bring about dozens of other changes in your body.
Almost sounds like a miracle drink, eh?
It’s not, sorry for shattering the hope.
Plexus Slim is just a concoction of various ingredients which are speculated to help in losing weight.
There’s no unrefutable scientific proof behind any of the ingredients individually. The only “clinical studies” ever done are by the company itself! :S
Plexus Slim contains some ingredients that have been proven to be extremely dangerous in the long run.
Of great concern is the amount of Chromium. Chromium is a biologically active chemical that is often used to lower blood sugar.
Although a lower blood sugar level often translates to an increased rate of metabolism, it also means a less energetic person.
Some of the people taking plexus have found that their energy is greatly reduced, and while they may attribute this to the smaller portions of food, it is caused by the high chromium portion.
Another popular ingredient is “Citrin K”.
What? Never heard about it?
Of course you have!
Just that it’s called "Garcinia Cambogia" commercially. Garcinia scams have literally reached every household in the entire country (and moving fast to the rest of the world).
But, apart from all the hype, scientific studies have shown mixed results, all anyone can say is “MAYBE the stuff works”.
But in the real world, it hasn't shown any significant results. Or more simply - correlation does not imply causation.
On a scarier note, we DO NOT currently know what the long term effects of this stuff are. What I get from that is – your body doesn’t need it.
The drug has been known in extreme cases to causes intestinal and digestive problems such as severe constipation, nausea, vomiting (see the comments section below or see over 375+ comments here, some women have experienced horrendous side effects.).
Some of the users have developed issues ranging from problems digesting specific foods, to extreme cases where a complete shutdown of the digestive tract occurred.
Other problems include chronic diarrhea, which is reported by an increasing number of users with excess gas and increased dehydration.
Although many of the symptoms may seem manageable and not “serious”, continued exposure could lead to more serious problems and in fact may result in chronic illnesses.
Unlike majority of the slimming shakes in the market, Plexus slim has been known to be extremely addictive. And that’s because of the caffeine content in it.
Although scientific research has not been done to determine what exactly causes the pink drink to be extremely addictive, although caffeine seems most likely, some users have reported extreme withdrawal symptoms and other problems, being almost unable to stop its use.
Furthermore, for those who actually succeed in stopping the use of the shake, the results (and those are rare) experienced during the periods they were taking the drink are more often than not nullified.
Weight gain is almost imminent once you stop, perhaps even greater and much harder to control once you stop Plexus Slim.
All in all, if you ask me, I would say that it is better to stay away from such “solutions” to get fitter, improve health or lose weight.
All my regular blog readers know that I myself lost over 62+ pounds without the ‘help’ of any Plexus products. And that is one of the major reasons I am still able to keep my weight off!
All these shakes will woo you like there’s no tomorrow, but once you stop taking them, it’s back to square one.
It’s like you have to get addicted to them if you want to “stay fit”… witty, isn't it?
Just think how much the company will earn from people like you who are completely dependent on it. Millions? Nope… more like billions!
It’s 2018, and I don’t see any honest Plexus Slim reviews even though the company’s been around for years.
That’s why I specifically titled this page: Plexus Slim Reviews 2014 (can’t believe it’s 2018 now and the page still holds true!).
Now, before you leave, what if I tell you...
- That you can improve your health, reduce a lot of your weight by adopting a few key habits...
- That you can keep the weight off, permanently, without depending on these shakes or some other pill.
Worth a million? Definitely.
So here's what you can do...
Back in 2008-09, after my second pregnancy, I gained a lot of weight, A LOT.
And like most of us here, I took the route all of us take with diet programs, spine breaking workouts, fat burner pills, and even tried one of those "ab gadgets".
A few things helped, but for a while, eventually failing and bringing me back to where I was.
I think almost 3 years of my life went like this!
And no, I didn’t suddenly stumble upon some “secret” (FYI there isn’t one).
Instead, in these 3 years, I learned (through a lot of failures) some of the MOST important behavior factors responsible for not only weight loss, but better health, a better mindset, more energy, and well, a better life.
Yep it sounds totally clichéd, but it is what it is. Discovering these simple (and free) things almost turned my entire life around.
It led me to Precision Nutrition where I completed their intensive Level 1 course, it led me to become a health coach, and it led me to become a mentor for so many women seeking to lose weight but having no idea (or confused with MANY ideas!) about losing their weight.
In fact, most of the women on this very page have mailed me saying:
So my suggestion to you is…
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See how I lost 62lb. Not with a diet plan, rather with 3 behavioral steps.