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


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

So with that... 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 recent buyers, including me.

May 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 get an option to see the exact steps I took to go from 200lb+ to under 145lb in less than a year...

However, first, read the plexus review. :)

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…

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.

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, 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.

#4 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:


Citric Acid

Grape Skin Extract

Lo Han Extract


"Natural Flavors"

Chlorogenic Acid

Rosmarinic Acid

Hydroxycinnamic acid

Garcinia Cambogia

#5 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!

#6 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...

“ 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.

#7 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!

#8 *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 reviews?

Here goes… from

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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

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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!).

#9 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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  • Jeannie Noel says:

    A couple of years ago my daughter’s nail lady started telling her, and then my daughter told me, about this “wonderful” product she had started taking. It was called Plexus, and she had become an ambassador.

    The nail lady had a lactose intolerant issue which was eventually “cured” by taking Plexus. Her hair stopped falling out, and she did indeed look a lot healthier.

    My daughter eventually tried the product, which led me to do a little research. The moment I discovered the MLM (Multi Level Marketing) aspect, I was turned off. To me, companies who do this are just legalized “Pyramid Schemes” and they’re in this for the money. UGH. My daughter bailed after about a month.

  • Lee says:

    It increases my energy. But it doesn’t help me lose weight. I won’t be buying it again. Crazy expensive! I did have some digestive problems the first week but that went away.

    • Betty says:

      Why would it help you lose weight?

      Garcinia cambogia and green coffee beans do not have any credible studies (or results) that show participants losing weight.

      • Shane says:

        Dr.Cleek here in Nashville also verified Garcinia cambogia is a false leader and I know green coffee beans do nothing since I loaded up on Starbucks refreshers(when they first came out…about 300 cans) and now they added even more sugar.

  • Alissa says:

    I just started using it 4 days ago. I love it. Lost 6 lbs. Don’t feel hungry and feel like I get full A LOT faster. The first 24 hours was a little rough. A lot of diarrhea but I am using the tripack, the accelerator and the slim powder. I am not an ambassador so those may be incorrect names. My boyfriend bought it for me after I complained to him about weight gain. Basically said he would buy it if I wanted to try it. I agreed. It does seem costly but four days in I think it is worth it so far.

  • Cheryl says:

    I have been taking Ease and Nerve for a couple of months and it has helped tremendously for my RA pain, lower back pain and sciatica pain.

    Before taking this I could barely stand long enough to fix a meal or wash and dry a few dishes at the sink before I had to go lay down for awhile to ease the pain. I love my Slim cocktail with two Ease to get my day started. It has been less than 30 days for the gut health products so to early to tell if that is working or not.

    • Betty says:

      Nice to hear that the Ease worked for you. But I am not so sure about the “gut healing” products. Stick to naturally fermented foods like Tofu, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Pickles. Eat a lot of fibrous foods, decrease your soda (and if possible coffee/tea), try do a fast one day of the week.

      You do all that and tell me if your digestive health hasn’t improved. Unless you have some very real, diagnosed issue, you WILL see a lot of improvement in as little as 4-6 weeks.

  • Mary says:

    I recently started taking this. Not too lose weight, but to help my digestive system. I did sign up as an ambassador just for the discount. I dont see me selling it. I don’t have patience for network marketing.

    So far no side effects and I slept better than I have in a long time. A lady who works for me has been on it 2 months and lost 20lbs. She said she feels great.

    I will pay close attention to some of these changes and issues people are having and report back if I have any.

    • Betty says:

      We’ll wait for your results Mary! :)

      On another note, 20lb in 2 months is not safe. Hope you get good results without the most common side effects…

      • Rosemary says:

        Betty, did you go to medical school? Are you a licensed dietician or nutritionist? Who are you to say that a 20lb weight loss in 2 months is not healthy? You seem like a miserable woman who likes to meddle in other people’s lives and stand on the sidelines judging just to feel a little superior. I hope that no one here is taking your words to heart.

        • Betty says:

          Yes I am a nutritionist, and YES, 20lb in 2 months is not healthy. The thing is, most people with this “lose 20lb in X days” attitude never make it to the 100th day. That’s why, it’s better to lose maybe just about 2-5lb in 2 months, and then keep doing it on the 101st day.

          • Jeannie Noel says:

            Yes. It’s been my experience (personal only) that gradual weight loss is the slowest to put back on. Weight loss should be evolutionary, not revolutionary. I’m in my 70s, and this is the only thing that has ever worked for me. Again, this is my personal experience.

          • Melissa says:

            So you would know then that a human can hold up to 25LBS of waste in there gut! So through detoxing your gut and emptying it out of all the junk that hides in the pockets of your intestinal track within 2 months, you could lose 25 LBS. Just depends on how sick your gut is!

          • Betty says:

            Melissa… no. You can’t hold 25lb of waste in your gut. Don’t believe all those silly animated videos, talk to your physician. Your gut is extremely, get this, EXTREMELY efficient at removing all this waste.

            Unless you have some underlying gut condition, you are NOT, NEVER going to hold 25lb waste in there.

  • Lisa says:

    Should someone take the vitalbiome while on an antidepressant ?

  • Staci says:

    No thanks, after a visit to the ER, I’ll never try anything like that again. Horrible pain and passing out at work is not a career booster. Never want to feel that horrible again.

  • Tracey says:

    I have been taking for almost 4 weeks now and finally put 2 and 2 together that’s why I came searching for this. I have had overwhelming nausea, diarrhea and burning in my eyes that I had a long time ago when I overdosed on vitaminb12 ( not on purpose).

    I no longer was sleeping through the night, which I never had and I am so freaking tired!! I have granted lost weight but didn’t need to…

    I started taking it due to medical issues that someone said this would help a lot and I figured if this is true as so many have said with auto immune issues why not?!! Well I learned a hard lesson and I’m sure the girl I ordered from will be annoyed but my well being is so much more than that.

    Funny the smoke thing mentioned above really rung true.., I smoke and have been actually smelling the smoke smell and almost can’t stand to smoke because of the overwhelming smell now.., I guess that’s not a bad thing but really if that is the only thing…

    I’ll keep working on that one myself!! Thanks for the input

  • Lindsay says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I almost got sucked in by all the amazing results that I saw on Pinterest. I’ll stay away from plexus and it’s dangerous ingredients.

    • Betty says:

      If you can, first analyze, REALLY analyze your nutrition, activity, sleep, stress levels, any nutrient deficiency (9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in potassium. 8 out of 10 are deficient in vitamin E. 7 out of 10 are deficient in calcium. 50% are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium.)…

      And only when you have corrected all of these and STILL you don’t get anywhere near improving your health and body, THAT’S when you start ANALYZING (not buying!) all these alternative solutions…

      This is just what I honestly believe in…

  • Diane Hutto says:

    Thank you for this! I did find it odd that I couldn’t find any negativity on this product. Then I remembered a similar product, Vicallis body by “Vi” They too only allowed good reviews which were obviously written by ambassadors. I know a few people who are pushing this stuff hard. I believe the reason they are getting nowhere with it is because they are all obese and have been on it for months!

  • Mikayla says:

    I started taking plexus products about 3 weeks ago and have had a headache nonstop since I started. The gut cleansing products that I was promised caused huge constipation issues, even when I drank half my body weight in ounces of water every day. This product is disappointing to say the least.

  • Rachel says:

    Thank you! Great info, lots of research to back up!

  • Jessica says:

    Just thought I’d share a quick review. Keep in mind… im 26 yrs old & pretty fit. Not overweight & eat pretty clean…..A friend gave me one of those pills plexus edge, & it gave me great energy for a couple of hours.

    But then i started getting a bad headache. I rarely get headaches!!!….. anyhoo, yeah it’s been 5 days since I took that pill.i have a minor headache out of nowhere, also have weird stomach pains along with chest pains. Came for reviews so i can get informed & possibly buy it, turns out it’s side effects are effecting me lol no thanks plexus. Just stick to dieting & exercise my friends.

    Rome wasn’t built in one day.

  • Anne says:

    I love the products! I’ve been on them for 3 years! I think Slim needs to be promoted for getting ur gut healthy, when that starts to happen usually some weight loss will follow
    I’m 65 and the Probio 5 and Biocleanse has been a God send for my digestive tract!! I take the vitamins, Mega X also.

  • Sharon M Farley says:

    I like the three Plexus products I am currently using. I’ve lost 35lbs. No side effects, actually no problems for me. That being said I don’t use the Slim. Why,because I am hyperactive and cannot tolerate any drinks such as those energy drinks,the 5 hour energy drink. I AM an ambassador. It really doesn’t matter to me,personally whether anyone buys from me. I’m in it for the weight loss and to be healthier. I have found three products that I’m getting great results from for me. I’m sorry you had a bad experience. I feel that my experience is proof that not everyone has had bad results. My results are my personal testimony that Plexus Does work for some of us. I’m proof!
    Sharon Farley
    Plexus Ambassador and glad to be.

    • Betty says:

      I am happy that it worked for you Sharon, to be honest, yours is one of the rare honest comment over here from an ambassador… you’re right, not everything works for everyone.

      But on a further note, how long will you keep taking these products? Wouldn’t you (at least LIKE TO) move to a more sustainable weight management regime?

      • Kim says:

        Plexus is created to get your gut health in check; which is the core root cause of a lot of health issues.

        Just as it takes months/years to become overweight/ unhealthy, it takes just as long if not longer to fully reverse those effects your body has gone through to get to a healthy place again.

        The first 1-3 months are typically the months peoples bodies are detoxing from all the bad that has been put in their bodies. So you have to allow your body to get those negative things out from when you were not giving your body proper care, nutrition, etc.
        So when your body detoxes it releases toxins associated with headaches, etc to the surface and get out of your body.

        That’s exactly what my body did and I’ve never been happier to get my gut health in check and eliminate my headaches for good! I’ll be honest the first two months were tough on me, but I KNEW my body was eliminating what should have never be in there in the first place and 4 months later things are SO much better and I no longer suffer from headaches/ migraines, fainting (which I went to Mayo clinic for), wrestles nights of sleep. All I got in return from doctors were pills that cost me a fortune monthly and just masked the problems, did not FIX THEM.

        You can’t expect immediate results or to drop 30-50-100 plus pounds like others as everyone is different and most likely taking different products to help with different goals, etc.

        I am a plexus ambassador but do not sell to others as I’m doing this for my personal health journey. I won’t shy away from telling others of my personal journey if they ask or want to try to the products to see if they help them as well.

        If you want CHANGE you have to GIVE IT TIME.

        • Betty says:

          First of, thank you for writing this matured comment! Half of the comments from ambassadors are, well, “inappropriate” to say the least! ;)

          Now, as an ambassador I would like to ask you first: WHY do you (and your customers) want to buy this incredibly overpriced, proprietary product for ‘gut healing’ when you can truly do that with some real powerful, adaptogenic herbs (think ashwagandha, rhodolia), or increasing fermented foods and decreasing harmful stuff from our diets FIRST… and only when all natural avenues have failed, try this…?

          You yourself nailed it…

          If you want CHANGE you have to GIVE IT TIME.

      • Mandy says:

        I’ve been on Plexus for 6-7 months for Gi issues. It works amazingly. I have had no side effects, except positive ones. I lose weight the good ‘old fashion way; eating healthy & exercise. It’s not for everyone. And no I do not sell Plexus.

  • Barbara Trent, RN says:

    I was told about this from a client’s family member who claims she went from 250 to 160 pounds in a few months and ‘feels great’ because her immune and gastric systems are ‘in sync’ now. Told her I would check it out as I fight the weight thing all the time, but after this….it is NOT worth my time or money!! Thank you!!

  • Bridget says:

    So, I took the plexus pink drink for about 4 months. I am in my mid 40s and have started having achy joints and some weight gain. Also, I had an issue with plantar fasciitis develop. The plexus slim helped with the achy joints and plantar fasciitis. I signed up as an ambassador solely for the pricing. The triplex wasn’t that great. I dealt with bloating and couldn’t take more than 1 or 2 of the pro bios a day. Anyway….I quit taking all of it. Mainly for cost. But also because I finally found some honest reviews of the product. One stating people actually go through withdrawal? Which possibly could explain why the slim worked so amazingly fast making my joints feel pain free. Now I’m having issues of headache, insomnia, and indigestion.
    Does this sound familiar after quitting plexus and how long does it last??

  • Cyndi says:

    I’m not sold on it although I’ve been taking the slim with Probio 5 and Xfactor and Biocleanse for several months to fight candida overgrowth. I see a specialist soon and hope he can recommend a better version of what I need to replace their products. I started in October this year and it’s the end of December and I am an ambassador and I’ve spent over $600. When you put a price on health it seems worth it but in all honestly I don’t think it is. I think I’d feel different if it wasn’t a MLM, if they truly cared about helping us feel better they’d offer the products at a better price. I’ll also add I have had zero negative effects from the items I am taking (for the time being.) I don’t like padding soooo many wallets, ya know and I’m too honest to lie to people to sell it to them.

  • TD says:

    I have been on Slim, ProBio, and BioCleanse for about 4 months. I have not lost 1 single pound, or inches! My BP and pulse, still high! Headaches, bloating, and today… the most embarrassing of all anal leakage. Has anyone else experienced this? I’m not even having diarrhea! That would make more sense to me if I was!

  • Sis says:

    I read in one blog the woman took it and at first she felt good and lost a few pounds. Then she started having symptoms. She found it was putting her into liver distress. I have been taking a prebiotic and a probiotic and only paid less than $40. I just started, so not sure about it. I don’t have an appetite problem, I have a thyroid problem. So these should help and I don’t have to use one whole paycheck. I found out the triplex would cost me around $150. Not for me.

  • Kimberly says:

    Thank you for posting this! I *almost* got sucked in, and it’s sad how they make you feel that if you don’t do it you are really missing out on a life changing product.

    So much pressure, especially when you are a tired and stressed out mom. Yup, they love to target worn out parents. Oh and don’t even get me started on how they really do come out of the wood works when they have something to sell, and then drop you like a hot potato once you tell them you aren’t interested.

    I can tell you that I’ve had a horrible time with the ingredient Stevia and most of your negative symptoms are things I’ve experienced after ingesting it.

    It gives me rage like no other…it’s like PMS on steroids.

    I have to be so careful that I don’t eat or drink artificial sweeteners. Whatever they put in energy drinks also gives me chest pain, and I’m sure it’s in the pink drink as well. Other horrible symptom of artificial sweeteners for me is yeast infections, bladder issues, and itchy skin and scalp. No fun at all!
    Once again, thank you for your honesty. I hope your health has improved and you are doing well.♥️

  • Alice says:

    I’m technically an “ambassador” but haven’t done anything with it for over a year now would I ever. The only reason I’m still one is because my mom was running it for me since I had no interest in it but she changed it to take out money from her account just so she would still have me as an ambassador.

    I would not recommend these products to anyone. It’s just all around stupid

  • Faye says:

    I have been taking triplex for over two months now. For about 5 weeks, I had a headache and I felt bloated. After 5 weeks, I started to really feel well. More energy. No digestive issues, no heartburn, no gerd.

    Didnt start this to loose weight. Started for well-being and that is what I have been getting. By the way, I was searching for 10 years to find out what was wrong with me. All my tests came out negative. I was the healthiest sick person.

    I finally tried plexis and so far I really feel great. I believe that since all of us are different, different products work for different people. I am only an ambassador so I can get the products.

    I dont know anything about the business and am not interested in selling. If at some point these products stop working for me, I will simply stop taking them.

  • Susan Holder says:

    I quit taking it when I started hemorrhaging in colon a year ago. It almost killed me.. Since finding the following announcement on a Business Weekly page from 2011, I’m convinced this product could contain anything because it isn’t regulated for safety.

    “Plexus Corp. said Thursday that it entered into an agreement to buy land for construction of a manufacturing plant in the Xiamen Xiangyu Free Trade Zone, adjacent to its current facility in China.”

  • Weldon says:

    I use it and wouldn’t go with out it. Nope I don’t sell it I just use it. I was on prednisone and inhalers for 13 years and pulminolagist said deal with it. 3 years on plexus and haven’t been on mess of any type since. Yes I could show you medical records to prove it. Plexus is way cheaper than the 400 a month I was spending on meds and yes I feel much better

    • Kay Benton says:

      Which product/products did you take in place of prednisone? My husband has been on it for 33 years.

      • Mary says:

        Kay, I take cats claw (herbal supplement) in place of prednisone. That stuff was murdering my immune system. Took me a while to ween off but haven’t taken it in a decade. Not sure if it works for everyone, but it’s cheap to try.

    • Courtney says:

      I agree. I think it works for some people, and is a great alternative to medication, but doesn’t agree with everyone.

  • Maria M says:

    How do you refute someone who is using not only the “pink drink” but the [new?] ProBio5, and keeps touting the benefits of a so-called “healthy gut” and how it relates to every other function of a healthy body??!!! Aaaaagh! I’m trying desperately to gather non-Plexus reviews (this was a good start!) so I have my “ammo” ready for an intelligent comeback.

    I don’t doubt a healthy gut is good in general, but I simply like to eat “real” foods and keep it balanced and natural.

    We were designed that way, shouldn’t it be enough?! (rhetorical question.. :) ).

    • Betty says:

      What you can do is introduce those people to a group of foods called “fermented foods”! No human made probiotic pill can match the effectiveness and goodness of fermented foods.

      • Sis says:

        Go to GNC and get a good prebiotic and probiotic. There is something out there called slim stix that are supposed to be comparable to Plexux slim. All way cheaper and tested.

      • Tiffany says:

        Just want to add..(for safety’s sake, not for arguments..) If you have Candida overgrowth, fermented foods WILL cause your symptoms to worsen, and can make you sick..( – I do not take plexus, or sell it, or Ever intend to, Thanks to this website and my own research. – Also, I am so thankful for your honesty, and quite frankly, your bravery and courage in speaking out about Any MLM company.. as we’ve seen with plexus, young living, Lila roe, etc., These companies can be Very manipulative and downright viscous when called out or disagreed with!

      • Rick says:

        That’s funny, because I see my Plexus friends touting the benefits of eating fermented foods. Maybe their health changes are not due to the supplements.

    • Rising Phoenix says:

      Most perceived effects come from other subconscious lifestyle changes being made (better food choices, more exercise, etc). The products are just a placebo.

  • Brian Abel says:

    Question. You said that it took 15 years to rid your side effects? How long has this been around? Or was it under a different name before? I shy away from MLMs. Working with a personal trainer now and learning what my boy responds best to as far as nutrition. Chemicals in any form were never meant to be in our bodies. Some natural minerals like silver have been mined to where they no longer exist in the soil and the nenifits of them are lost.

  • Rick says:

    Yes I take plexus been taking it for year I’m very skeptical about most products a friend of mine talked me into trying before doing it I had my blood work done after a year-and-a-half my blood work was great it works no I don’t try to encourage other people to take it because it works for some and it doesn’t work for others
    I simply give them the information to try it it doesn’t work for you doesn’t work it works for you great cholesterol triglycerides and good cholesterol the numbers are fantastic my doctor has followed the results and can only give plexus glowing review as it works for me thank you

  • mouse says:

    Chest pains??? I’ve been taking the block for a few months and started having chest pains! I even went to my Dr and a cardiologist! Nobody could find anything wrong and none of them could tell me if plexus was safe. I just flushed my block down the toilet!!

    • Chandra says:

      I’m amazed that no one could tell you if it was safe or not… just google B6 overdose and it’ll all make sense

  • Rich Dafter says:

    How do I stop an ambassador forcing my 10 year old to take ProBio 5 for no known reason. She has seasonal allergies and the ambassador is diagnosing her as having leaky gut which causes allergies according to her. She claims that ProBio 5 will cure leaky gut which has been debunked by gastroenterologists.

    • Betty says:

      You tell the ambassador – NO. It’s your child, no one has the right to force things inside a child, especially something they don’t need.

      • Chandra says:

        Amen to that… this product contains an overdose (even for adults) of vitamins C and B6 which could harm your child… if the ambassador is your wife I would get a doctor to talk to her about the dangers of overdosing and possibly seek counseling with her… plexus attempts to brainwash their client base so she might need help to get out

      • Sis says:

        You tell her if she gives your child any kind of medication without your approval, you will see an attorney. NOBODY has the right to give anything to your child without your permission.

  • Nicole says:

    Hi, would like to thank you for sharing this info online, I have my own group on fb and had someone join the group, she said she used plexus and it turned her life around.. I wanted to know and understand what this product was because I want my people to know what they are taking, I had a feeling about it but didn’t know what it was, until I came across your site.. I will be kicking her out, after I collect all info to put up in my group.. thank YOU for sharing this info with us..

    • Chandra says:

      Don’t be afraid to look up their nutrition labels and really dig into what those things actually are and do because people on plexus are essential poisoning themselves to get thin. E.g: Vitamin B6 overdose may cause abnormal heart rhythms, acne, allergic reactions, breast enlargement or soreness, changes in folic acid levels, decreased muscle tone, drowsiness or sedation, feeling of a lump in the throat, feeling of tingling on the skin, headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, nausea, rash, recurrence of ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disorder), stomach discomfort or pain, sun sensitivity, vomiting, and worsened asthma.
      B12 overdose causes reddening of the skin and urine and changes in heart rate and blood pressure
      Chromium overdose causes kidney and liver damage and even failure. Chromium also causes damage to bone marrow and can even damage cells DNA

  • Erika says:

    I love Plexus and Plexus Slim. Helped tremendously with my PCOS and diabetes. In fact I’ve been able to quit taking my insulin and have lost weight with these products. I’m so thankful I was introduced to plexus. And those symptoms you said they gave you was probably just the detox phase. Lots of people get that right at first as plexus cleans their body’s out!

    • Betty says:

      Your body is equipped to “clean itself out”… no company can create better “cleaners” than your liver, kidneys and skin.

  • Deanna Smith says:

    Its funny how people pick on Plexus , but I have tried just about every product out there with other company’s. Maybe you should mention Isagenix, or weight watchers,etc so my opinion is everyone does their home work and decide for themselves.

  • Mike says:

    Hi Betty, I generally agree with the information you provide. My concern is there is somewhat of a conflict of interest since you sold Plexis for years, and only began criticizing the product after leaving the company (and not on your own terms). Also, it is deceptive to state you are not an ambassador, etc. without disclosing your previous relationship with the company. My objective of this note is not to challenge your conclusion of the product but to at least disclose your background with the company and why the change of heart towards the product?

    • Betty says:

      Hi Mike,
      I have never been a plexus ambassador, never sold, promoted, suggested it to anyone through any channels. I have NO affiliation with them other then being their customer, once. That good?

    • Penelope says:

      Weight Watchers does not promote taking unidentifiable ingredients and chemicals. WW is focused on portion control and healthy eating

      • Betty says:

        I second that. WW is really good IF you are going to continue with the point system. For me, WW did work for a while but I got unbelievably frustrated keeping up with the point system. Here’s a small piece of advice that you don’t need to give $ to WW for – “JUST. EAT. REAL. FOODS.”

    • Erika says:

      Can you read? She actually states at the beginning, yes the very top, that she is NOT an ambassador and nothing in her post suggests that she was EVER anything but a customer. Where exactly did you get the idea that she was an ambassador, left the company and on bad terms at that and is deceptive?

      She NEVER stated that anywhere and I read the whole thing and obviously I can comprehend because she stated she was buying from a friend who was an ambassador.

      Geez, I really wish people would read and comprehend before making stupid comments!

  • Terry says:

    Great article. What they ( Ambassadors) always say when you are having reactions to the products, is that it is “die off”.

    They suddenly become medical professionals and coined words to keep the scam alive.

    No long term studies have been done on Plexus and these sheep who choose to take this “natural” product should really look into what is considered “natural” these days. Find a USDA certified organic product, it’s the safest thing to do.

  • Meagan says:

    Hmmm very helpful and realistic. Healthy eating and exercise will always be the answer. Moderation and balance!

  • Mizukithepanda says:

    I found this while trying to look for real opinions on the company and what they do. I have a couple of neighbors who very suddenly tried to shove the supplements (not weight loss products, since in comparison to both of them I’m tiny) down my throat by telling me that they oxygenate the body and the oxygen keeps disease out. That comment made me do a double-take.

    If the way to prevent all disease was to put oxygen in the body, then disease wouldn’t exist at all, because our natural dependency on oxygen to survive would prevent it.

    I don’t know if that’s something Plexus Worldwide told them to say as ambassadors, or if, despite being school teachers during the day, they somehow missed all of their elementary school science classes.

  • Melissa Crabill says:

    I have used Plexus. I did start seeing results within a couple of months. It did help with cravings. But it is like anything it’s not a magic pill. It is an aid when all else fails. I have struggled with weight loss all my life. The key is life style change. I lost 64 pounds and 4 pant sizes. I gained weight back while using the Plexus. But I became very inactive. I suffer from fibromyalgia and two knee replacements. It just goes to show it takes more than a diet aid.

  • Schmitty says:

    Thanks for taking the time to write this article. When you get that uneasy feeling in your stomach when a friend/ambassador starts talking to you, you’ve got to listen to that little voice and steer clear.
    One thing about your quiz, as a sidenote: the only options you gave were all if you *were* trying to lose weight. I am not in that situation, so didn’t know how to answer.
    As some comments have stated before, Plexus is not solely trying to be a weightloss company, but overall wellness/health/etc. (still not buying it.). But maybe change the quiz to address that? Thx again! Great article!

  • John says:

    Plexus products have worked for me. I take Plexus slim and Boost. I have lost over 20 pounds and do not have the desire for coffee and energy drinks like I used too. I feel much more balanced and energetic. I do not have any jitters like I had with coffee. It also helps control my appetite, I do not have the desire to over eat like I used to. I can only speak for me as to how the products have worked. Fortunately I have had a good experience with Plexus.

    • Betty says:

      That’s good John, hope you can continue without them after a while…

      • Traci says:

        I have had great experience… Now when I first started I had a lot of yucky feeling and just in general felt blah…With in several weeks everything I was feeling was gone.. I am no longer taking 5 different meds from my doctor and all of my labs are great now. So i spend $140.00 a month instead of $300 and feel much better… Weightloss? I have lost a little but I do not eat right and nothing is a miracle drug.. I have stopped my caffeine drinks (except coffee in the am).. So what I have lost has been mostly from that. I feel wonderful and I started selling Plexus 6 months after I started using it. I was not pushed into it and heck I even asked the person if I could sign up. I do not push it on others. There is a 60 day money back guarantee even if the bottle is empty. Plexus starts with cleaning your gut. This cleansing process may make you feel like crap at first. After that it is awesome. My favorite part is my doctor agrees with my choice in plexus. The reason? The blood work I have had before and during Plexus. Weight loss is a original side effect of the “pink drink”.

    • Cheyenne says:

      I have been on Plexus almost two years. It’s the best choice I ever made! I have muscular dystrophy and IBS. Plexus is the ONLY thing that has helped the daily pain I experienced with both of these conditions. Unfortunately, not all products work for everyone. However, I hope those reading this blog that have thought about trying it realize that it could possibly help them. I was as skeptic at first, but am so thankful I gave in. Otherwise, I’d still be living in pain every day.

      • Betty says:

        Plexus helped your muscular dystrophy? :S

        • kmav says:

          Betty, why do you only respond the people that actually give nice honest feed back simply telling others how there life has improved bc they are no longer in pain from something?

          • Betty says:

            Please read all the comments, I have not discriminated. It’s just the I don’t see the point in shelling out $100+ every month on a concoction made of Garcinia and other unproven thingies…

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