PLEXUS SLIM REVIEWS – Things They Don’t Want You To Know!

Disclaimer: I AM NOT A PLEXUS AMBASSADOR!

Review updated on October 14, 2018

In fact, this might be the only one true review of Plexus Slim you can find. Nowhere will you find honest comments by users as on this page (find them at the end).

So with that said... Hellow!

My name is Betty, I am a 40 year old mother of two beautiful kids, living in Denver.

And on this page, you're going to read some really brutal plexus slim reviews by its buyers, including me.

October 2018 Update: I receive many, MANY emails from women everyday asking what did I do to lose weight, especially when I keep saying, "You DO NOT need Plexus Slim!"....

Yes, it's true that I did transform myself...

But people don't know about the countless failures, trying so many shady products, and spending over 3 years of my life in the process!

So what you can now do is, just scroll to the end of this review, and you'll see what I did to lose about 62lb in less than a year... No magic shakes, no pills, 

However, first, read the plexus review. :)

#1 First Things First... What Is Up With ALL Those Glowing Reviews?!

You go to any ambassador's site, and someone or his mother has lost 30, 40, or even 100 pounds with Plexus! :S

(The worst is Facebook! Half of FB is stuffed with Plexus rainbows!)

And what this does to YOU is give way to confirmation bias = when enough people start saying the same thing, even if it's ridiculous, you automatically start to believe it.

But how did you find out about Plexus Slim? An ambassador contacted you, right?

And when you started searching around for reviews, you probably only got glowing Plexus Slim reviews and/or glowing Plexus accelerator plus reviews, right?

Of course! Because it’s all a part of a big (MLM) multi level marketing scheme!

However, I am NOT a Plexus ambassador or promoter.

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    I am not a seller or part of their 'chain'. I am not “one of them”. In fact, I DO NOT encourage you to buy this!
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    I had the worst experience with the pink drink, and that is what you will read below.

Now the company at hand, Plexus Worldwide has been doing crazy marketing for this product through its multi level chain.

In fact, for the past few months, 9 out of 10 comments I get on this blog are total spam by these "plexus ambassadors", defending the product against all odds, and guess what, most are automatically deleted by my website software categorized as "spam"!

The weirdest and most suspicious thing is, how can 99% of all Plexus Slim reviews be positive when there are no third party research or studies done on it?!

If you dig deep, 100% of those positive reviews are from people selling it themselves.

But today, let's slice and dice the product and see if it's really worth 100's of dollars every month!

#2 My Personal Experience with Plexus Slim

I have battled with obesity for a long time.

And like most of us women, I have gone through the usual routine:

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    First, we try popular diet programs like Atkins, Paleo, etc. We don't stick to it for long and quit it, saying "IT" didn’t work.
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    Now when the diet phase goes nowhere, we think workouts should help. So off to the treadmill we go! Of course, that only lasts one month every year - January!
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    Then once exercise and diets have failed us, we move on to the powders and shakes! Yep, I did that too, made Plexus Slim and its ambassadors good money!
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    Finally, desperate times called for desperate measures. So we put the final nail by falling for raspberry ketones or garcinia bottles!

I was introduced to Plexus Slim by one of the I've-used-it-boy-its-simply-awesome "friend" of mine.

A friend I hadn't heard for years, who suddenly popped up and was more than keen on catching up. Weird, I was like "Meh"... (I found it much later that these people make money.)

The Plexus Slim side effects came slowly, but they took a hell lot more time to go away. The most horrible side effects I experienced were:

  • Heartburn
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Constant Dull Headache
  • Dizzyness
  • Dull Chest pain (this was totally scary!)

The worst thing was these things happened when I was trying to get back in shape after a few years of having my first baby.

We were actually planning for the second one and before we did, I wanted to lose my extra weight to start on the right foot so to speak.

But when these side effects hit me, especially the chest pain and constant headache; it delayed our plans by over a year! We had to wait that long for the side effects to subside because there was no way I was gonna be pregnant with these things!

And the reason it took me so long to figure out that Plexus was responsible was that the side effects didn’t start immediately, so we didn’t suspect Plexus to be the root cause!

Imagine my relief and anger when I found out that IT WAS THE CULPRIT!

For that, Plexus Slim – I won’t forgive you, ever! :(

#3 What is Plexus Worldwide And Who is This For?

Now this was the weirdest thing.

When I went to the official plexus website looking for their company info/their story, like any normal person I expected the first thing to be about their company and products that make a difference in obese people.

Guess what?

The first line on their “our story” page completely gives away the primary focus of the company = the MLM money making scheme!

Here’s an actual pic straight from their “our story” page…

So when a company places more importance on the “business opportunity” than helping its consumers, that’s not someone I want to give my money to!

Anyway, this is one company that has developed what I call a catalog of soups!

Plexus Slim, Accelerator, XS, Bio Cleanse, yada yada yada…

Seriously?
Do we really need so many things?

And the funny thing is… once you are ‘hooked’ to one of their products and don’t get the desired results… your ambassador’s response is…

“Oh, you were just using Plexus Slim? Well, you know what, you have to add Accelerator+ to really see the great results!”

Next thing you know, you are using 10 different Plexus products, auto-billed, sucking cash right out of your account every month!

Now, some “might” lose weight (Take the quiz and find out what’s your score), sure, but for the majority, the only weight lost is from our bank account.

And let me also state for the record that I am not against diet programs, pills or shakes in general IF they work AND they don’t have any significant side effects.

For e.g. as you read above, I openly recommend the holistic Beyond Diet Program (a far better long term program NOT relying on shakes/drinks…)

I have personally used both the above (and am still an active member of Beyond Diet) and they did give me the desired results.

#4 So With That Said, Who Is This Product Really For?

Plexus Slim is for those who (STILL) think that some external powder/shake/drink will help them lose weight.

It is targeted at those people who have just quit some diet program, and are looking for an “easy fix”.

It boggles my mind how these ambassadors find you at the “opportune moment”!

So anyway, Plexus Slim is for those people who have lost their faith in diets and workout, and are ready to try this chemical soup.

But, you must buy from their ambassadors (else how can they justify the money-making-model). You cannot even buy directly from their official website. Shady at best.

Another BIG Update:

Previously, you could buy Plexus Slim off Amazon.com, but after unbelievably bad reviews and the presence of the banned chemical dimethylamylamine, Amazon completely removed the product off their site! You cannot buy it on Amazon anymore.

Yep, it’s banned on Amazon now. You can go check it yourself on the above page.

#5 Plexus Slim Ingredients:

The ‘pink drink’ is a proprietary blend of a ton of ingredients. To cut the long story short, the only 2 ingredients 1 ingredient (they removed the Hoodia) worth mentioning and that have at least some scientific research in their favor is the Garcinia Cambogia.

Here’s a list of ingredients in Plexus Slim:

Polydextrose 

Citric Acid

Grape Skin Extract

Lo Han Extract

Stevia

"Natural Flavors"

Chlorogenic Acid

Rosmarinic Acid

Hydroxycinnamic acid

Garcinia Cambogia

#6 Pros and Cons of Plexus Slim

Here are the Pros and Cons of Plexus Slim

Plexus Pros: (And these aren't going to be many...)

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    The packaging looks great! Not really a pro? Well, I got nothing.
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    Availability. The network is huge. Your neighbor might be selling it, go check! ;)
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    The advice they give is well, decent? They ask you to eat clean and exercise while on Plexus Slim. (But then, why not do THAT in the first place!?)
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    It is supposed to help you stop cravings. But I could not find any reputable sources for this...

Now, Plexus Slim Cons:

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    Chemical soup – What’s in there that's helping?! Apart from the hodgepodge of ingredients, no one knows. It’s crazy to believe that “proven” ingredients will work in harmony just because they are all thrown together! :S
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    It’s a HUGE MLM scheme! This is my biggest turn off and the biggest con. Why? Because the only *PROOF* you will get is from people already selling it!
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    Major side effects and health issues. Fluttering heart, nausea, constant headache, nervousness, and if all these were not enough – weight gain! Yep, many, many people have reported an increase in weight after taking Plexus Accelerator. October 2017 Update: One of the commenters below reported that her face swelled up! Yikes!
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    Expensive. $115/month is not sustainable. Now, let me once again state that I am not against pills or shakes in general, because they are “aids”, but when the product works only when you are “ON IT”, that’s the first sign of trouble.For e.g. having a patch to quit smoking is an “aid”, a help. Similarly, diet pills and/or shakes are there to help us by maybe curbing our appetite or boosting our energy so we can stay on the path.But this, focusing more on the MLM business more than the customers… not done.
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    They force you to continuously upsize your order. Like I mentioned before, once you are in their ‘loop’, you will need: Plexus Slim AND Plexus Accelerator + AND Plexus Boost AND Plexus 96 AND Plexus Bio Cleanse AND Plexus X Factor…You know what this is called in plain English?Scam!They get you to buy more and more of their products that don’t work, and once your bank account’s empty… they’ll give you the “business opportunity” to go and empty someone else’s account!
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    Most of Plexus products are banned in Canada and Australia, go figure.
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    Contains Dimethyamylamine (DMAA) which “medically looks” like amphetamines, and can cause you to pop positive on a drug test. Big red flag for me. (Also the reason they took it off Amazon.)
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    Finally, no REAL proof that it works. The only proof is from their own ambassadors or from people with “1” post on popular forums!

#7 When can you expect results (IF any)?

After lurking A LOT on some forums, I could see couple of legitimate reviews of Plexus Slim where these people claim to have got results after using it for about 5-6 months.

The reviews were on the lines of...

“...it takes time for it to work, but it started giving me positive results after about 5-6 months”.

Now, that’s great, but 6 months means spending way over $650, a huge cost, and the dangers outweigh the benefits a lot here.

My advice? Look for other better sources.

#8 How Much Does Plexus Slim Cost?

Here’s a rundown of most of Plexus products and what they cost:

Plexus Slim (30 Day Supply) = $82

Plexus Accelerator+ (30 day supply) = $39.95

Plexus Slim and Accelerator+ combo (30 day supply) = $114.95/month

7 stick-packs of Plexus Slim + 7 capsules of Accelerator+$29.95

Bio Cleanse 180ct = $39.95
(The claim – Plexus Bio-Cleanse oxygenates & energizes your body while detoxifying & cleansing wastes. Oxygenates? really? How about doing that thing you learned on the first day of your life = breathing!?)

X Factor = $39.95
(The claim – Plexus X Factor is our Turbocharged multivitamin and antioxidant. Never before has this mixture of a patented Aloe blend, Blackcurrant, vitamins, minerals been put together in the same capsule. Never before has a multivitamin been so beneficial!)

I am NOT paying 40 bucks for a multi vitamin, are you nuts!?

So that’s how much it costs for these chemical soups.

The reason it’s so costly because you HAVE to buy from middlemen, their ambassadors. So the company has to keep two parties in the profit… at your cost.

In fact, to be honest, if the Plexus thingies would have been even anywhere around a dollar a day, I would have gladly asked you girls to at least give it a try.

But at $114/month, sorry, no question about even trying it.

Instead, I highly recommend you to first take the quiz at the bottom of this page, then on your results page, see how I myself lost 62lbs without buying any of these powders, drink or shake nonsense!

#9 *REAL* Plexus Slim User Reviews

First of all, here are the results of a poll from this very blog. It's been here for a while now, and over 20k women have voted (as of April 2018)!

So here are the results of the single question - Did Plexus Slim work for you?

Did Plexus Slim work for you? How was your experience?


Now, towards the rest of the reviews...

This section took me the LONGEST to research!

First I went to YouTube to see if there are any ‘real’ reviews. But nope, ALL the “reviews” are by either ambassadors who want to *cough* help you *cough*, or by make-money-from-home scammers.

Then, I went to some popular weight loss forums and again, there were only glowing reviews by people who joined yesterday… hmm…

Finally, here are some real reviews by people who have posted this on their own blogs like me:

This was posted by a blogger named Deanna:

Click To Read Deana’s Review

Then, this, below, was a comment on a popular forum:

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Here’s a more detailed analysis of Plexus Slim by a highly respected forum member on 3 fat chicks:

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Want more real plexus reviews?

Here goes… from nola.com

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And I saved the worst review for the last (I feel so bad for this girl)…

Sandie Horton from Tupelo, Mississippi posted this on topix.com:

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You won’t find these reviews on YouTube or searching Google.

These are real people and their woes which are tactfully hidden by the company by doing what is called “reputation management” (which means ‘pushing’ these real reviews to page 5 and below of Google where anyone rarely visits!).

#10 Conclusion And What I Did...

By now, I hope you have realized there are simply no magic products that’ll work ‘automatically’ to get you slimmer.

Plexus Slim MIGHT work for a few. It might be you, yes, it might work for you.

But do you really want to spend $over 600 to find out?

I hope you don't.

When I lost 62lbs of my post pregnancy weight, I was able to do it without any of these “monthly supply” products.

Yes, like most of us here, I tried many, MANY diet programs, popped some of those “fat burning” pills.

And although some things did show potential, the results only lasted for a while, and I’d end up back to where I was (or more).

3 years of my life went like this!

And nope, 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.

Though it sounds clichéd, discovering these simple (and free) things did quite literally changed my life.

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 MANY ideas!) about losing weight.

Most women on this blog who mail me have:

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    Either tried many diets like me.
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    Or have tried workout programs, belts, and even some shady “ab gadgets”.
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    Some women who mail me actually suffer from depression and anxiety.
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    And yet there are those who have are overwhelmed they don't even have a clue where to really begin.

And that led me to write down the EXACT steps I took back then (some were downright crazy!)... 

So my suggestion to you is

  • If you are currently considering Plexus Slim (or any similar) product to lose weight.
  • Or if you have ‘been there and tried everything’ like me…
  • If you can’t do all those back breaking YouTube workouts...
  • And if you simply wish to get some REAL, what I call, “non-diet” and “non-workout” guidance…

Then COPY what I did ... the exact steps that changed me from this...

To this (62lb lighter)...

  • I have written the 3 simple things I did, the exact 3 steps I took...
  • I share it with everyone who seeks them here. No charge, no nonsense. This is my way of ‘giving back’ to my community. :)
  • The first step is behavioral (more of a realization), the second step is internal (it's something that sabotages us even when we do everything else right), and the third is a practical one you can start applying immediately in your life.

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  • Autism Mommy says:

    I know people who had bad experiences with it, but that does not mean everyone does. Yes, I’m an ambassador but I don’t push it on anyone.
    My family does not use Plexus for weight loss. It does what your body needs. My son and myself actually both gained just a little bit of weight because we needed it! It was more for us that it got us healthy again and functioning better. My son has autism and it has been a wonderful tool for us. He’s more focused, calmer, no more meltdowns, happier, learning more and sleeping through the night!
    Just because it did not work for you, does not mean that it won’t work for anyone at all. Yes, it is a MLM but there are a ton of those out there anymore. Just like Rodan and Fields, Mary Kay, etc. Not everyone uses it for that…..have you done recent research on gut health?!

    • Betty says:

      I am happy to tell you that you have been one of the rare ambassadors who didn’t charge at me with a taser!

      I am glad it helped you and your son. The thing is – many people I have spoken with, over the last 4 years, had tried Plexus for losing weight, and had those horrible side effects.

      When I mention this over here, the ambassadors say, “It’s not meant for losing weight!!”. Then I’m like, so why did those customers think it was!? So it’s the experience people have with Plexus Slim and the company is what they come here to write about.

      Yes, I have been reading a lot on gut biome and health.

      Also, being an MLM doesn’t make Plexus the *product* bad. Again it’s what comes as a side-effect is what most women hate (pushy ambassadors, overly friendly neighbors, a product that cures *everything*) <-- that's what people hate.

  • Annie says:

    Thanks for this Betty – I have tried and failed to find an impartial review or any credible review after a friend of mine started selling it and has been spamming everyone I have ever introduced her to. She claims to have achieved incredible results but she looks the same to me?

    She mostly brags about how much money she’s making and the trip to the Bahama’s she got – while she is draining cash out of her friends.

    My sister in law tried it and it did nothing. I started the 5:2 to prove a point and have lost 5kg already and I’m just a few kilos of my ideal weight again.

    Someone loaned me the book so it was free and totally sustainable! I put my sister in law onto it and she has already lost 10kg – she bought the book – cost her $14.95 (Australian dollars). I hate MLM for this reason and I now avoid this friend.

    • Betty says:

      That’s how you do it people!

      Look at what Annie did, she found a good program that worked for *her*… and then she stuck to it.

      Congrats Annie, and don’t worry if you gain some weight back, it’s normal. Just stick to the path, make small changes, and you’ll hit your target weight.

  • Dawn Almonrode says:

    It’s a detox. Of course your going to have those side effects , your purging all the crap you put in your body for years . after the detox you start feeling better and losing weight.

    • Betty says:

      OMG enough with the detox already!

      You do not need to do a “detox”. Your body is a 1,000,000 times better at detoxing the crap you put in it for years.

      FYI, remember biology from high school? Liver, skin, kidneys – they are THE best detox machines on earth. Period.

  • Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for this! I suffer from anxiety and caffeine makes it way worse.

    A close friend of mine swears by all of these products…especially the pink Drink. I tried it for the first time yesterday, and it tasted awesome! The all that afternoon and evening I felt awful.

    Bloated, super anxious, fidgety, drained….it was so weird. I didn’t connect the dots, but as I was about to try another sample she gave me…I came across your review. I poured it right down the sink. I’m so happy I didn’t put my body through that again.

    Never mind the RIDICULOUS price! I’ll stick to my Kombucha!

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