Plexus Slim Dangers – Find Out Why You Should Avoid It

Plexus slim is a natural dietary supplement composed of a number of powerful chemicals. These chemicals are available in different varieties and therefore allowing a user to have options to choose from while avoiding any risk associated with these products. The supplement is highly recommended by medical experts as it is known to be a highly rated weight loss solution. This is majorly because; the natural ingredients contained in plexus slim provide necessary health benefits alongside weight loss.

The ingredients also promote and enhance natural functions as compared to other slimming chemicals which normally attack various cells in the body. The idea of using diet supplements is not new to many people. However, the major problem is that most of these supplements have diverse side effects. Most researchers examine plexus slim dangers based on the ingredients contained in it. The following are some of the ingredients with the resulting side effects:

Plexus Slim

Citrin K

This ingredient is controversially linked to cause liver problems. This conclusion was arrived that when a study was conducted on people with liver problems. The study showed that a high percentage of people suffering from liver related ailments had used plexus slim supplements. Weight loss patients are always advised to consult with a physician before taking any diet supplement to avoid speculations.


This chemical affects the level of sugar in the blood. This is normally a good thing for most people, though it also means that this chemical with blood sugar lowers medications. Individuals with chronic blood sugar levels face a lot of problems with this chemical. People who want to lose weight and have diabetes are always advised to consult before using the supplements. The healthcare provider will need to monitor the blood sugar levels more often and also adjust the dose of the one’s diabetes medications. People who fall into one of these categories should always take maximum care.

Chromium also affects certain brain chemicals. People with mental illness should seek assistance from a healthcare provider before taking the supplement. The impact due to the effect on the brain chemicals can be adverse as it may cause brain damage.

The ingredient may also cause or worsen kidney problems. This is majorly associated with consuming the supplement in large quantities. It can also be caused when a patient skips doses as opposed to the prescribed one.

Chromium is an essential nutrient or humans and shortages may cause heart problems and disruptions of metabolisms. Nevertheless, taking too much of this ingredient can cause health effects such as skin rushes, lung cancer, respiratory problems, weakened immune systems and alteration of generic material.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

This acid is potentially known to lower blood sugar levels especially when consumed in large quantities. Therefore, if one is already on medications that might lower blood sugar levels, he or she is advised to speak with a medical physician so that the levels can be monitored. Diabetic patients will definitely have their insulin level altered since using this acid automatically influences this hormone.

There exists some speculation that this acid also has the capability of altering thyroid levels in the human body. This means that people who have a thyroid disease of any kind should not use this acid without an approval from a medical doctor. The acid also contains cellulite which is, a problem commonly associated with ageing. It specifically changes how people feel about themselves in a negative way.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is also associated with sulfur backfire, meaning that the detox system breaks down functionally as a result of too much use of the acid. This causes redistributive effects that can really mess one up and it normally takes long time to recover from.

Conclusively, most dieticians do agree that dietary supplements like plexus slim maximally help people to lose weight. But, there is a developing trend which most people feel suspicious towards these supplements as they may have some adverse side effects. Some supplements taken without prescription can be very risky. Contrary to this, it is a good thing to know that the dangers of using plexus slim are so minimal. This is because the product has been subjected to extensive tests in a clinical environment and it normally works in conjunction with eating a healthy diet.

  • Penny says:

    I’ve been using the Plexus products for 4 years now. I’m off 4 prescription meds. I love the results I’ve had but I used the products as directed consistently. I drink water now instead of toxic sodas… I stay away from processed foods because of the chemicals.

    Plexus has changed my life turned back the clock so to speak. I am 60 but feel better than I did in my 30’s. Sad to see all the negatives because you could be preventing others from seeing the results I’ve seen. To go from needing lab work every 90 days to an annual checkup is a God send.

    • Betty says:

      That’s the problem with products like Plexus. What if you drank water instead of toxic sodas… without being on Plexus.

      What if you stayed away from processed foods because of the chemicals… without being on Plexus.

      It’s not Plexus that’s doing the magic, it’s the CHANGE you have brought in your intake.

      Had you tried doing the same things without Plexus first? If they failed, and then later you added Plexus and it brought the change, then you can say “I got results!”…

      Also, don’t worry about “preventing others from seeing results”, there are Plexus rainbows all over Facebook for the last 4 years, so much that people have even started hating some of their friends for it! Not my words, just read some of the comments…

  • Anita says:

    There are NO chemicals in Plexus SLIM. The only thing that is close to a chemical dioxide and that is used to keep the powder from clumping. It is used by major drug manufacturers also.

  • Cassie says:

    Plexus Ambassadors need to stop lying to people saying this is safe for everyone. People should be consulting a doctor before taking supplements.

  • Kim Davis says:

    I have fibromyalgia.and lupus and stage 4 kidney diease.I’m more concerned about making my kidneys worse. So I’m not going to try this.

  • Kayla says:

    I just started doing plexus a week ago and I’m breaking out in hives anyone else have this same problem?

  • Shirley says:

    I drank the original Plexus for a month. In that time I had joint pain in my toes, and started having blood vessels rupture in my fingers and toes, along with excessive urination. I was told that the urination was due to the release of toxins in my body.

    Month two, I started taking the new slim with all previous symptoms intensifying. To the point where a broken blood vessel caused my whole finger to go completely numb. That is when I knew Plexus Slim and I were done. I then ordered the Bio Cleanse ,Pro Bio5, and Accelerator.

    I took the Bio Cleanse and the Pro Bio5 for about a week. Then added the Accelerator.

    That lasted three days when I woke with excruciating back pain. I immediately stopped taking all the products. Fast forward ten days when I ended up in the ER with excruciating pain in my back, chest, and arm. I had a UTI, and fluid on my lungs.

    I go to a Pulmonologist tomorrow to see if I have to have my lungs drained.

  • tina says:

    i’ve never felt ok about plexus, talked to my friend about it last week. she’s pregnant and had been on it. well she died yesterday and left behind a newborn and (luckily he’s ok) 4 other kids and a husband. I’m convinced its from plexus! I think they hide banned chemicals in their products but it’s so few of them that the FDA doesn’t have to list it not to mention other stuff in it. I guess we will see what autopsy says. I’m so sad for everyone who knew her even myself

  • Joy says:

    I was on Plexus for 2 1/2 months. Had severe diarrhea the whole time with nausea. I ended up in th emergency room with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. After testing I had appendicitis and had to have surgery. I am still having nausea and diahrea went to GI doctor and having multiple tests. The other thing that concerns me is that 3 people that I know including myself taking Plexis had appendectomy surgery. Is this a coincident? Or have other people had the same problem? Needless to say no more Plexus for me !!!

  • Lori says:

    I took plexus for 8 weeks. I ended up in the emergency room with excruciating lower back pain.All of my test results were inconclusive, and the only thing different for me was the plexus. The pain was so bad that I passed out when I tried to stand up. I immediately stopped using Plexus and the pain has not returned.

  • Cynthia Sanders says:

    I have been drinking the slim pink drink for about 2 months and have had 2 UTI’s in the past month. I never have had UTI’s before and wondering if this drink could have anything to do with it.

    • Sharon Smith says:

      I currently have a UTI and am reading this article for info on it. Thanks.

      • Kelly says:

        I thought plexus was killing me too and then I realized it was all the dying and dead Parasites that were making me so sick! Not the plexus! It was actually doing its job incredibly and my body couldn’t keep up, so it made me sick! I needed additional support herbs tinctures etc.. Probio5 and BC are perfect accompaniments to an effective parasite cleanse — hope u guys try one and get to feeling better soon!

        • Betty says:

          I got to hand out to you, this is hands-down the most hilarious comment this year! “Parasite cleanse”, that one’s new for sure.

  • Annonymous says:

    I was so excited to use Plexus and was seeing great results. After 3 months, I began having horrible chest pains that turned out to be gallbladder problems. I spent 3 months going to doctors. I enjoyed losing weight obviously but it wasn’t worth the pain. Be careful.

    • Vicky says:

      The UTI’s are die off. Get the toxins out of your body. Not fun, but necessary to get them out. I had the same thing, but none now.

  • Not important says:

    So, Betty, have you told anyone that you can no longer be a Plexus Ambassador because you couldn’t follow compliance guidelines set forth by the company? Just curious.

    • Betty says:

      Seriously? Read a bit more about me, I am far ahead in the fitness world to even think of being an “ambassador”…

  • Sue says:

    I used Plexus t last summer for a month and a half.

    It gave me severe stomach pain, heartburn, nausea. I was told that was “candida die off”.

    Ended up going to my gastroenterologist who did an endoscopy and found gastritis. I brought all the packaging in and he said it looked too acidic and had some questionable ingredients.

    I lost 8 lbs but not from Plexus. It was from the gastritis. NEVER AGAIN!

  • Kimberly says:

    I have been taking plexus since July of last year. Since then, I’ve had nothing but amazing results. I am a long time insomniac who has been prescribed sleep medication. I know longer need them. I’ve also been prescribed vitamins for low vitamin D. I know longer need them. While I’ve only lost 20lbs, I’ve lost so many inches. It’s amazing the results I’m seeing.

    • Betty says:

      Good for you Kimberly, keep it up.

      • Julianne says:

        That is a shame because Polydextrose is a synthetic made in a lab that causes the body a form of diarrhea and robs it of nutrition. It’s a filler for the commercial food supply. A bulking agent. Too much can cause full blown diarrhea.

        Polydextrose is linked to terrible GI symptoms, including gall bladder attacks.

  • Precious says:

    Has anyone experienced rapid heart rate with Plexus Slim?

  • chuck says:

    has anyone had any issues with muscles or joint pain after taking plexus

    • Betty says:

      Yes, some people have reported those too… but to be honest I don’t think those should be related to plexus slim…

    • No more plexus for me# says:

      YES! I felt my heart was going to beat out of my chest! I also have Fibromyalgia and it threw me into a major flare up like I’ve never had, for 3 days and I was in bed the entire time.

      • Shirley says:

        Has anyone ever gotten pleurisy while taking Plexus. I had a UTI after taking the slim for 2 months. Needless to say I stopped taking the Plexus. Now I have full blown pleurisy. Was completely healthy before Plexus.

    • Amy Silknitter says:

      Not at all. Been on Plexus since April 2016.

  • R Vice says:

    I have been using Plexus slim since Sept. and not really having much in the way of feeling very different or had any weight loss. During a routine blood test the results came back that my liver enzymes were elevated. I was shocked, I’m not a heavy drinker and I don’t use pain killers very often, I drink lots of water and eat right. I’m not really even over weight I just wanted to lose about 5 lbs. My doctor said it could very well be from the Plexus which has chromium polynicotinate in it, it’s known to increase liver enzymes and cause kidney problems. It will be months until I am back to normal.

  • Nancy says:

    I’ve been taking Plexus Slim and Accelerator for 2 weeks. I started having lower back pain then realized it’s my kidneys. I’m off of it as of today. Waiting to see what happens.

    • Amy says:

      Nancy, the same thing happened to me!! I took Plexus for a couple of weeks and my kidneys hurt so bad!! I thought I would have to go to the emergency room! Recently, my friend bought into Plexus and after 3 months, he had to be hospitalized with kidney stones so big that he couldn’t pass them!! Not worth the risk!!!

    • Erin M Moore says:

      I’ve been on the plexus trial within my 7 days but kidneys are been hurting 2x since the 7 days! I know it works differently for everyone.. but for me I believe I won’t be ordering again…

  • Morgan says:

    I was on Plexus about a year and a half ago. I began having times that I would dizzy, but I’d eat something and feel better. One day, I was extremely dizzy, clammy, and I had the shakes really badly.

    My mother checked my blood sugar with her monitor and it set an alarm off on it—my glucose level was only 63!

    It took some work to get it back up too! I’m so glad she thought to check it before I left to go to school! I now have my own monitor, but I still seem to be prone to low blood sugar, just not quite THAT low, and my body gives warns me at around 85 that it’s headed down.

    It also makes me uncomfortable that they don’t warn about water intoxication when they instruct people to drink such a large amount simply as a minimum, and say that the more you drink, the better results you’ll have. I didn’t have much weight loss in the months I used it, either!

  • Jamie says:

    OMG. SO glad I found your site.

    Albeit a bit late as LOL I strangely decided to do research yesterday AFTER I ordered the product. Lovely. Anyhow I was on with customer service trying to see if I could cancel my order before it shipped, but no such luck.

    So I got a number to write on the outside of the box and then am supposed to also write return to sender on it. AND apparently it can take up to a MONTH after they get it back for you to get a refund nice. Oh well I figure that money is nothing in comparison to what could have happened if I drank it and got sick.

    So thankful I found this before I drank that junk. I will call my bank this AM and see if they think I should either get a new debit card or if they can block them from getting into my acct. just in case as they did say auto-ship is off, but I don’t believe it for a second HA!

    Thanks again!

  • ts says:

    You mention in this post that “the product has been subjected to extensive tests in a clinical environment…” Where could I find the results from those test, please?

  • Leah says:

    Maybe someone should go look at the ingredients in Slim

  • Sera says:

    Just wondering if anyone had problems with low platelets due to plexus?

    • Betty Hartley says:

      Not heard of that one… but sounds totally scary! :O

      • Susan says:

        I have been taking Slim for a year. About 5 weeks ago I became fatigue and went for bloodwork. I have a low platelet count and elevated B12. Waiting to see hematologist. My instincts are telling me it’s the Slim as my friend had to cut back slim due to high liver count. I’ll report back when talk to specialist. Never had low platelets before

  • laura says:

    I had been on levothyroxin for the last five years. Being hypothyroid. I started taking plexus slim and the accelerator about six months ago. (buy it on eBay. It’s way cheaper than from an ambassador, fyi.) I just had blood work done to check my thyroid level and I actually had them do it again because I didn’t believe the results. Completely normal. My hair is still thinning so I’m going to see an endocrinologist about it. No more thyroid meds for this chick. Just hope the readings aren’t false because of the plexus. Hope I’m actually better as my hair loss is continuing and that strikes as odd to me.

    • Billie says:

      Usually takes three months for hair follicles to produce.

    • Courtney says:

      You should never stop taking the hormones without talking to a dr. I don’t know anything about plexus but if you’re truly hypothyroid you will need that hormone all the time. If your numbers are normal that means the hormones are working.

      Plexus may do many things but it doesn’t replace the hormone your lacking. Just because you feel good doesn’t mean you are. That’s the bad thing about these types of products.

      They tell you that if you feel good, your healthy and that’s just not true. I changed hormone meds and started feeling better but come to find out my levels went dangerously low.

      Blood work and dr’s care are very important to gauge whether or not you’re healthy.

  • Alun J says:

    How can a VERY picky eater lower their blood sugar?
    Do you think cutting sodas out 100% and exercising will help?
    I am such a picky eater and now I feel like I can’t eat anything.

    My score is borderline-high accoring to this chart: )

    Please help!!

    • Jen says:

      Seems like plexus won’t allow you to comment on the side effects of chromium in the Slim drink. Too much can cause hair loss and headaches. Ease back on the pink drink- maybe take it 3X per week instead of daily.

  • Joey says:

    My Mother had took my blood sugar with her monitor. It was 84… on her thing. I was wondering if that was normal or what?

    I hope it is any ways… so am I in the clearing?

  • Hannah says:

    My blood sugar the other day was 88, and I know this is really low, but I’m also worried about my possibility of having diabetes. Are these two things linked somehow?

    • Holly says:

      Normal blood sugar readings for non diabetic individuals are usually between 80-100. I’ve been diabetic for 20 years and Plexus has helped me to regulate my sugars. My highs aren’t as high as they have been and I’m not experiencing as many lows.

  • Juan says:

    I am trying desperately to loose weight. For many years I was very active and exercised loads , but I did enjoy a carb rich diet , which was made up of wholesome carb. Then a few years ago I started with low blood sugar. It is so severe, I have had blood tests and lots of checks but nothing is showing. I have had checks for diabetes and thyroid checks too. Some one mentioned going back to basics a higher protein diet, i asked the doctor about this and he said that he agreed that high protien diets helped people with low blood sugar like mine, although guidlines say they are not allowed to endorse there.
    Has any one tried one? Is there any site with the basics I should follow?

  • Lawrence says:

    Normal blood sugar for a 43 year old?

  • Nick says:

    My doctor told me that my blood sugar was 101 so I should keep an eye on it. I’ve been on diet for 1 month now and yesterday administered my own blood sugar test using the OneTouch Ultra 2 in what would be considered a “Random” testing and received a 92. I thought, “Great, what I’m doing is working.” The problem is that this morning after not eating for about 12 hours I did a “Fasting Blood Glucose” test and the result was 105, a retest showed it at 99. Is there any reason that the fasting test (12 hours no food) would be higher than the random test (4 hours no food)? Does the OneTouch just suck?

    Any help would be appreciated

  • Ryan says:

    Is it normal for blood sugar to be 80 two hours after eating?

  • Lee says:

    My doctor thinks I *might* be diabetic – but I have NEVER had high blood sugar at all….

    It went to 30 before (lowest) and now its at 40 … I am 17 years old .. I am not underweight / over weight either..There are times I get bad anxiety ,shaky , dizy , and throwing up feeling , I am also a bit anaemic … Other then diabetic – what else causes low blood sugar? I test everyday 2 times a day never high and always a small bit low ? …

  • Peter says:

    Hi, I know that blood sugar is regulated by a negative feedback loop, but is there a positive feedback mechanism for blood sugar? If so, do you know any websites with information about the positive feedback for blood sugar.


    • Kristie says:

      Hi I have struggled with low blood sugar my entire life. The term is hypoglycemia. It is NOT diabetes. They are totally different. I have always had to monitor what I eat or drink because that is the key to managing the sugar and not having a shaky episode. For me I realized that processed sugar will cause my blood sugar to drop very low. I don’t eat Frosted Flakes or anything really sugary for breakfast or put sugar in my coffee (I use honey instead). Also protein will help a lot with keeping the sugar levels in check. Just eat a healthy high protein diet and cut out the processed sugars and that should help a lot.

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