Plexus Slim Reviews – 2016… UPDATED for 2017 now.

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”!

It’s ridiculous! The whole Plexus Slim products and their MLM scheme.

And it’s 2017 for crying out loud, by now, someone should have exposed them. But the number of Plexus “ambassadors” versus true bloggers is highly skewed. That’s why you do not see any true 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.

What is Plexus Worldwide?

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 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.

What is Plexus Slim?

plexus slim review 2014 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, nah?

It’s not, sorry for spoiling your dream.

Plexus Slim is just a concoction of various ingredients which are speculated to help in losing weight.

There’s no scientific proof behind any of the ingredients individually. The only “clinical studies” ever done are by the company itself! :S

Why Is Plexus Slim Dangerous?

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 used in the pills. Chromium is a 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 portions in the pills.

Another dangerous thing is “natural flavors”. That’s all they state, no details of what flavors, in what quantity, whatsoever.

I don’t know about you, but I am not putting these in my body. We ingest enough GMO foods these days to add some flavors on top.

Another extremely popular ingredient is “Citrin K”.

What? You haven’t 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.

But, apart from all the hype, scientific studies have shown complete mixed results, all anyone can say is “maybe the stuff works”, but for all real world probability, it doesn’t work at all. Or more simply said, 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

Major Problems with Plexus Slim

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).

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.

Disadvantage of Plexus Slim

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.

typical withdrawal symptoms

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 unable to stop the use of the shake.

Even after the results have been noted, perhaps because of the low blood sugar levels, extreme inertia or any other condition developed, individuals find that whereas they may want to stop taking the drug they simply cannot.

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 the shake, perhaps even greater and much harder to control once you stop Plexus Slim.

Plexus Slim claims to provide an easy and convenient way for people to lose weight, however, the consequences are not only harmful to your health but could in fact lead to severe chronic health problems.

All in all, if you ask me, I would say that it is better for one to stay away from such “solutions” to get fitter and lose weight.

I highly recommend reading my in-depth review on this site, where I also tell you some fantastic alternatives, free and paid. :)

All my regular blog readers know that I myself lost over 60 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”… isn’t that too clever?

Just think how much the parent company will earn from people like you who are completely dependent on it. Millions? Nope… billions!

A Ray Of Hope

It’s 2017, 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 (now 2017!).

Now, before you leave, what if I tell you that you can stay away from all such products and reduce your belly fat by natural methods, something which won’t keep you addicted?

Worth a million? Definitely.

So listen to me, Betty Hartley, and don’t ingest such outright dangerous things in your body, especially when you don’t know how much/what goes in them.

Also, you can read my detailed review of Plexus Slim where at the end I give you a GREAT ALTERNATIVE to Plexus Slim, the accelerator or any other product by this company.

If you have any questions, shoot them below. :)

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Comments (188)

  1. I just purchased the “triplex” and took my second dose of the probiotic tonight. I am in SEVERE pain. No more Plexus anything for me.

  2. Interesting. I have had no problems with it but I am first to say that not every supplement is for every person. We are all unique in our make and it is ridiculous to think differently. I hope you all find something that works for you as well as Plexus products have worked for me.

  3. Rebecca Gildner-Nelson Reply

    Thank you for being a voice out there backing up those of us who haven’t had the success story with plexus. I try a product and have side effects (I have 6dif diagnosis going on) and my “supplier” has some reason why it didn’t work and it always seems to be because I DID SOMETHJNG WRONG. Ugh so frustrating!!

  4. Thank you!!! I have had IBS for almost 10 years. It got really bad about 6 months ago. I have been bombarded with Plexus miracle reviews and FB posts about unhealthy gut and considered trying it. But not since I read your review!! Ive always said there is no magic drink or pill. It’s learning to eat well and exercise that is the best way!!

    • Hi Pam,
      And the really bad thing these days (decades?) is that we’ve been accustomed to more and more ‘speed’ in everything. Instant fulfillment is the need of the day. Yet, that simply is not how our body works. Patience and perseverance can never be replaces by ‘products’.

  5. Here is one definition of candida die off – pay particular attention to the last sentence. This description is not about Plexus in any way, but in reference to Plexus – watch out!!!
    Candida die off symptoms are devastating: brain fog, fever, depression, joint and muscle pain, headache, bloating, constipation, fatigue, yeast infections, acne and many other discomforts. A common misconception about candida die off symptoms is that having them is a sign that the treatment is working.

  6. I used to drink the plexus shakes. They made me so sick! Nausea. Sweating. Shaking. It was horrible! After I got rid of them I ended up buying the block. It says to take two. Two makes me sick so I only take one. After I started taking them I started having chest pain. I’m not saying it’s related but definitely suspicious. None of my doctor’s could tell me if plexus was safe.

    • Rebecca Gildner-Nelson Reply

      Oh my gosh!!! I was just told this TODAY!! I have UC and has a flare up when I tried the pro bio cleanse. My supplier said I needed to stick with it for 6mo because candida flushing is causing my symptoms and I will feel worse before I feel better and actually said I will experience the list you stated above! I ignored her! I’m tired of. Wing at fault for my own illnesses !

  7. this stuff is dangerous. It’s basically a company making $$$ off of what should be medically prescribed products.

    I am a super healthy, slightly underweight individual who tried the probio5 at the advice of a friend to help with sleep and “gut health” For 2 months I have been in and out of the doctor thinking I had the flu.

    I got bronchitis, had chronic headaches, extreme constipation (was regular before) and lost weight (good right? not 4 lbs in a week because you are sick)

    I have been off the probiotics for 1 full week and feel like myself for the first time since I started them. My advice: Do not start this product without consulting your doctor and please notice this RED FLAG – no side effects or warnings on their labels! Who does that!?

  8. To all of you shouting SCAM. Please provide me your business experience and just for fun what other things in this world you consider a SCAM. I’m curious to look through your eyes.

    • You don’t need “business experience” to call something a scam.

      The definition of scam = A fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value.

      People here think that Plexus is a scam because it promises wonders in exchange for money.

      In about 80% of all buyers, forget wonders, they suffer from horrible side-effects.

      Why then should they not call this a scam?

      And don’t try to look through someone else’s eyes because you have already made up your mind.

      • The worst part is if you tell this to your ambassador, you’ll either be forced to buy more of their products, or be told “you’re detoxing!”…

  9. My sister and brother in law were involved in Plexus big time. Diamond Ambassadors or something like that. My sister had already dropped to working only a couple days a week. They both were ready to quit their day jobs and devote all their time to recruiting. They have always fallen into these get rich pyramid schemes with unreal expectations of overnight wealth.

    They even conned my 80 yo parents to each signed up as ambassadors plus had both of them convinced that Plexus products was the cure for everything. My parents were spending around five hundred of dollars a month on Plexus products.

    I never fell for it. Seriously, $40 for a bottle of icy hot. I found it all ridiculous. I never tried any of it despite the constant sales pressure from my family.

    One day, every mention of Plexus was removed from her FB page. She stopped using Plexus Slim, the bio cleanse and all the other ingestible Plexus products she was taking. She took the signs off the sides and windows of her car. The signs were removed from her husbands truck too. They made no mention of this.

    Finally one day I asked her. She told me that her husband was still doing it but she had a change of heart and that the market was getting saturated. I know that is what eventually happens with MLM but I thought this was strange. Her ceasing Plexus was an abrupt full stop.

    Eventually I found out that she had a severe imbalance in her body which was rather serious. She has been going to a Dr for some sort of injection treatment and hormone therapy for almost two years. I’m convinced that it was all the Plexus Slim, the accelerator, boost, plus the numerous other Plexus crap she was doing.

  10. Okay, here’s the deal-eo. Not just Plexus, Dr. Axe, Ty Bollinger etc have identified the mysterious increase in problems in today’s population, showing up especially in younger woman of reproductive age or younger is an identifiable problem. Unusual, what is causing it?

    Could be vaccines, could be vaccines and toxins from all the pesticides (especially roundup – glyphosate), depleted soil so therefore we receive less nutrients and minerals through our foods, even organic, so a situation today of depleted minerals and nutrients..

    This is a verifiable fact if u do your research. We have 2 choices. Take the medications the doctors prescribe, which generally means seeing the GP, for something as simple as low iron chronically, being referred to a specialist. Specialist identifies low iron, but can’t say why — take iron pills or get infusions.

    Sometimes this pathway to help includes a naturopathic doctor as our feeling is they’re more in tune with the nutritional side of disease. But they come up from the blood work sometimes too with a vague answer — try electrolytes, try iron (I know I’ve been this path with a younger daughter in her teens). None of them ever identified gut health and poor flora that can’t deal with all the toxins stored in the body and overloading the liver.

    Does Big Pharma in a sense have a monopoly? Yes. Despite all these drugs is cancer really being beaten — no. In fact chemo and radiation are known toxins to the body — they kill the good and the bad.

  11. Guess who has had phenomenally horrendous periods and could not live a normal life? THIS GIRL! Guess who took the Plexus Triplex and not only gained the 28 day cycle with no heavy days? THIS GIRL! Guess who no longer has carpel tunnel or ganglion cysts? THIS GIRL! Guess who has two young children, a full time job as a Music Teacher with a full Instrumental and Vocal Program, and a thriving business? THIS GIRL!

    • For low iron just go online or to a local health food store and buy desiccated liver tablets. They absorb well in the body because it’s all natural and doesn’t cause constipation. A friend of mine finally started taking them and has had no more transfusions or anemia.

  12. What a horrible joke Plexus is. Not a single R.D., MD, Nutritionist, Fitness expert, nor celebrity supports this MLM product that targets stay at home Christian moms. Vague ingredients, it’s practically a placebo. This pyramid needs to go down. The “Ambassador ” title is a joke some lady getting a free car because she’s conned her friends into buying this bogus product . Spread the word, PLEXUS IS A SCAM

  13. I am stopping the products right now. Wow! I have never felt so awful in my life. Chronic diarrhea, stomach pain, bloating, and my “ambassador” says that it’s just the “die off.” I’m a nurse and this does not seem right. I am set to see my doctor tomorrow to figure out if there is something else going on, but from what I am reading, this stuff is harmful and likely the cause of my issues. Luckily, I’ve only been taking it for a little over a month, so hopefully, nothing that can’t be fixed.

  14. MY grandma in Alaska sells Plexus and puts some of her customers up on facebook.

    She herself is at least 50 lbs overweight so if she takes it, it is not working for her. Also she enlisted her mother, my daughter who is 59 to be a distributor.

    She also weighs about 50 lbs over her best weight. I came her to see what the products really is and I was right all along.

  15. I’m always amazed at how easy it is for people to take things at “face value” without doing any real research of their own.

    (BTW — Google is a SEARCH engine…not a RESEARCH engine.) While I certainly can’t deny there are enough companies out there lacking integrity, we really do have to keep in mind that in any business — network marketing, grocery store, bank, restaurant, whatever — there are going to be people who have bad experiences and blame the business rather than the person representing the business.

    I’ve also found too that when people in network marketing bash other products or companies it’s because that person is a rep for a “competitor.”

    It’s so disheartening when people have to resort to slander instead of just sharing positive information about health and healing.

    If people would just do their RESEARCH they’d find that healing the gut is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things we can to to begin to heal 39 different diseases (including autoimmune) and 12 types of cancer. (RESEARCH Dr. Don Colbert who is the source of this statistic.) And yes, depending on someone’s diet and current state of health, releasing toxins can and will make you feel sick. It’s no different than getting headaches after cutting out caffeine.

    Please folks, take the time to find things out for yourself. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

  16. I’ve been taking Plexus slim for 1 week. After the first two days of it I went through a horrible episode where I could barley stand up from being so sore and a terrible headache. It felt like severe dehydration and I’m sure it was and caused from Plexus.

    I almost passed out in the shower and my husband had to make me some jelly toast to bring my blood sugar back up. My spinal column aches from the base of my skull to my tail bone along with my hamstrings.

    This was an immediate side effect and I’ve been told repeatedly that it’s the “candida die off” in my body and that it will stop after a few days or a few weeks.

    This is from my friends “up line.” I finally asked her what an up line was and if it were medical people (knowing full well it wasn’t) and she said that it was a girl with a lot of experience who was pregnant and has been doing it over a year. Sorry but 1 year is not ANY experience and I can’t believe someone would take this pregnant!

    Thank you for writing this blog. From day one, I knew this was something I shouldn’t do.

    I’m usually totally against this stuff and try to live an extremely healthy lifestyle. I can’t believe I fell for it and I’m embarrassed. Been taking it 5 days and went from 155 to 150. It’s working, but I don’t want it to happen like this.

    Time to put my running shoes back on!

  17. I thought I was going crazy until I look and found this blog. I tried 10 drinks. I was feeling good ,not losing any weight. Felt I had more energy at the gym . When I stopped ,with in a few days.My TMJ started , muscles were hard in the neck area, headaches , teeth hurt -believe that was from acidity in the stomach that caused bloat.I am glad I read this site.I already have stomach meds for acid- Believe this has led me to be sick.Im depressed and tired as well-day 6 off of it.Almost feel I need more to feel better.very odd to me..esp the muscles nervous system withdrawl.

  18. Thank you for this review!! I started plexus and OH it was amazing!!!

    The change in me was fabulous. Then guess what? They changed the product. Not once but many times. They were not honest at all about the changes. They are a shady company and they hurt people.

    I built a team of 10 , not one of us lost weight in 12 months. Then for a year and a half after I was SO sick. My digestive system was screwed up bad. it took 3 years and a lot of tests to figure it out. I have tried to warn people but It is hard.

  19. My neighbor is a Plexus ambassador and very high up in the company.

    Tried numerous times to get me to try the product.

    Wanting to support her business I decided to give it a try. I first tried the pink Drink and immediately after drinking it I felt I did not feel right at all has anxiety increased heart rate and nausea of course I would never take this again. When she wanted to know what you thought I told her the truth she tried convincing me a nurse that I was just getting the bad things out of my body.

    Why do people think they have to feel horrible to be getting better… I’m sorry but you need to listen to your body and do not take things that make you feel horrible. Needless to say since then our relationship has went downhill. Because I do not take plexus she has ruled me out of her life.

    Also none of these ambassadors have any training whatsoever in the medical field and it is very scary that they are telling people that all of this stuff is perfectly fine to take with any medication or if you have any underlying illness or disease. The sad thing is 3 months after her very good friend started the plexus journey she was found dead at the age of 38… her response was that she was starting to get so much better…. she was starting to lose weight plexus was helping her.

    Her family blames plexus and so do I.

    But there is little that they can do to prove as the autopsy showed inconclusive. I’m sorry but you just don’t die at that age 3 months after starting supplements! WAKE UP PEOPLE! IT’S TIME TO GET EDUCATED!

    Oh and our other neighbor directly down the street started plexus a couple years ago under her and she is diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer at age 41! Could it be related? The world will never know and it’s horrible…

    • Oh wow :( I took it for 8 months and became very ill on it. I had severe constipation. I was depressed to the point of being suicidal. It’s about a year since I stopped and my digestive system is still off. Loath the day I started that crap. My digestive system seems to be slowly improving but so not what it used to be :(

  20. I made a big mistake when I decided to use Plexus Slim. After 3 weeks, I could no longer hold my urine. I consulted with my naturopath who told me that the chlorigenic acid can cause bladder damage.

    It took a full 2 months of flushing with water to get it out of my system and get my bladder operating.

    It is still not at 100%. If you want to risk damaging your bladder (think about depends….that’s what I had to use) to lose weight easily, go for it.

    Just know that the risk is there and your Plexus salesperson is not going to warn you. Neither is Plexus Worldwide. They know the risks but they are making too much money to care.

  21. These products are horrific. Im 19 and struggle from an autoimmune disease.

    I started these products thinking they could give me more energy, reduce my inflammation, and cleanse my body of toxins.

    The salesman said they were all natural and wouldn’t interfere with other medications. But what the ambassador didn’t tell me was that it would lower my blood sugar drastically which caused even more fatigue, sugar cravings, pale gums, nightmares, and depression like symptoms.

    It should be a crime to market products under false pretenses to somebody who is already ill. Shame on them.

  22. I didn’t lose one pound on plexus. So I didn’t gain any when I stopped. I took it over a year. The pink drink. Now I have inflammation of the stomach and gastritis. I did not find it to be addictive at all nor did it control cravings.

    • I was also on antidepressants and It severely clashed with my medication. I became suicidal.

      And all I’m told is stick it out!?! It’s just detox?!

      Honestly so angry now knowing what I do about plexus and what it’s done to me.

  23. Like any of the “supplements” out there, they promise miracles. No one wants to do the work required to be healthy and fit. Ingesting unknowns into your body is not the answer. Any diet that requires you to eliminate food from it will not work, you cannot drink supplements forever and you have to get back to eating. Try this – free advice. Eat foods with no more than 3 ingredients – that means cut out processed foods. Cook clean, healthy meals which you eat in specified portions and move your body. Without any scientific, lab rat analysis, I guarantee, without a doubt you will lose weight, feel better and be stronger, healthier and more energized. But, don’t take my word for it, try it for 3 weeks and see the results for yourself. Then, keep it up forever. You are welcome!

    • I agree with your advice. I do want to point out that the pink drink is not designed to be a meal replacement. It is not clear to me if that is how many of these complainers are using it. Of course you will get dizzy and weak if you are not eating regular meals!
      I am neither a critic or a supporter of Plexus. I’ve used it, and don’t feel it is all its cracked up to be. I don’t believe I have suffered withdrawls, but I will say, that the sugar cravings came back with a vengence when I stopped taking it. Some thing to note and be aware of. I would use caution.
      Pink Drink aside, the probiotic is good and the cleanse seems to work.

  24. I’m thoroughly enjoying reading this… I could have all the reasons to start taking this product, mother of 4 with an infant of 5 months that doesn’t sleep through the night. I have very little energy.

    I also have a 6 years daughter with serious bowels problems. I don’t know that much of the product, but I don’t need to. I have seen friends on Facebook going crazy. For what I have observe, I can say it is addictive, these gals starter to acted crazy, from being shy people to go all loud and about this Plexus pink juice that heals all your body and fix all your problem in life.

    The ingredients claimed to be all natural, and maybe that’s right, but so are Marijuana, Poppy seeds and even Cocaine (although some of these require cooking).

    Thank you Betty for posting this, love the question you made: how long are you planning to use this product? Yes, it might help you boost your energy and get the things in your body to work properly, but same thing are doing the steroids my daughter is taking, but when she stopped the treatment she goes back to where she were.

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