Is Plexus Safe? A Careful Look at Plexus Products

Is Plexus safe, or are there dangers you need to watch out for? Here's a look at what's inside Plexus products.

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Plexus Slim, often referred to as "the Pink Drink," is a weight-loss supplement that's been around since 2008. Regardless of how effective it may be, the more important is this: "Is Plexus safe?" Our report examines the available ingredient information.

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A number of people who have seen advertisements and anecdotal reports for Plexus Slim, a weight-loss supplement, have been smartly asking, “Is Plexus safe?” To answer this question, this article briefly explains what is Plexus, reviews the known information about Plexus Slim ingredients, their amounts, Plexus Slim side effects, and any known dangers of Plexus products.

Is Plexus Safe Based on Testing and Research?

When evaluating the safety of a dietary supplement like Plexus products, it is important to know whether the supplement itself has undergone any testing and, if so, what kind(s). Ideally, for evaluating safety, it would be best to see that Plexus itself has not only undergone testing in humans, but that the testing was done in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in which both safety and efficacy were evaluated and the results were published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

While this level of research certainly exists for many supplements and natural ingredients, it does not exist for Plexus Slim. The company, Plexus Worldwide, claims on its website that “Its effectiveness has been clinically proven.” However, the company does not reference this claim and does not provide any additional information on its website to support it.

A search of all the general databases for published medical research, including PubMed and Google Scholar, does not turn up any citations for studies on Plexus Slim® or on any product containing its proprietary blend of ingredients.

Since no published, human clinical studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of Plexus Slim seem to have been conducted, there are some additional important questions that must be asked when evaluating its safety.

First, are the ingredients in Plexus products safe to consume at the recommended dosage level based on human studies? In other words, has each individual ingredient in Plexus been tested in human studies for safety?

Second, if no human studies on the individual ingredients have been done, have there been any animal or laboratory toxicity studies done on Plexus Slim’s individual ingredients?

And third, does Plexus contain what it says it does and nothing more/nothing less? In other words, Plexus could be unsafe if what is listed on the label does not reflect what is actually in the product because of contamination or adulteration.

What Is Plexus?

So what is Plexus? Plexus Slim is a weight loss supplement manufactured by the network marketing company Plexus Worldwide, Inc, sometimes known as the “Plexus pink drink.” According to Plexus Worldwide’s website (accessed on Aug. 13, 2015, Aug. 26, 2016, Jan. 11, 2017, and April 24, 2017), each serving (1 “Slim Pack”) of Plexus Slim ingredients contain the following:

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Plexus Slim label as of April 24, 2017. Click on image to enlarge.

1. 200 mcg chromium (as chromium polynicotinate)

2. 530 mg of a proprietary blend of:

    • Green coffee bean extract (containing an unknown, unlisted amount of chlorogenic acid and less than 2 percent natural caffeine)
    • Garcinia cambogia fruit extract
    • Alpha lipoic acid

3. Other ingredients: polydextrose, citric acid, natural flavors, beet extract (for color), stevia leaf (Stevia Rebaudiana) extract, luo-han-guo fruit extract, guar gum, silicone dioxide.

Are These Plexus Slim Ingredients Safe?

While Plexus Worldwide provides a copy of Plexus Slim’s label on its website that lists the product’s ingredients, it does not provide the amounts of all of the individual ingredients because some of them are part of a proprietary blend. So although Plexus discloses the total amount of all the ingredients within the proprietary blend (530 mg per serving), it does not disclose the individual amounts of each ingredient, which makes it difficult to determine any Plexus dangers.
Without knowing how much of each ingredient is contained in each serving, it is difficult to comprehensively evaluate Plexus Slim’s individual ingredients for safety. Nevertheless, it is still useful to review the scientific literature for whatever safety information is available.

Is Plexus Safe Based on the Green Coffee Extract it Contains?

Plexus Worlwide claims that a derivative of chlorogenic acid from green coffee extract is Plexus Slim’s primary active ingredient.

In 2011, researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK published a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials examining the efficacy of green coffee extract supplements for weight loss.[1] According to the study authors, all of the trials conducted up to that point had been of very short duration, making it difficult to assess the safety of green coffee extract for medium to long term. “Although none of the randomized controlled trials identified reported any adverse events, this does not indicate that green coffee extract intake is ‘risk-free’… the safety of this weight loss aid is not established,” they concluded.

Since then, another small, controlled clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects using higher daily dosages than previous studies (700 to 1050 mg vs. 180 to 400 mg).[2] As with previous studies, there were no side effects or adverse effects based on measurements of heart rate and blood pressure.

In these human studies, green coffee extract used for short periods of time (less than 16 weeks) appears to be safe. However, the studies did not look comprehensively at the subjects’ blood and urine for signs of adverse effects such as kidney or liver damage or elevated biomarkers for cardiovascular disease.

An earlier study found that a daily dose of 2,000 mg chlorogenic acid caused significant increases in subjects’ homocysteine levels.[3] Elevated homocysteine levels increase the risk of heart disease. While we don’t know exactly how much chlorogenic acid is in Plexus Slim because the company chooses not to disclose that information, we do know—given that the proprietary blend contains 530 mg—that it cannot contain more than 2 grams of chlorogenic acid. However, it is possible that even lower levels of chlorogenic acid could have negative effects on homocysteine levels and thus potentially raise the risk of heart disease in some individuals.

Is Plexus Safe Based on Studies for Contamination and Adulteration?

Adulteration of weight loss supplements with pharmaceuticals and other banned and dangerous ingredients is, unfortunately, rampant. The FDA keeps a growing tally of weight loss products contaminated with undeclared drugs and/or chemical ingredients. The FDA’s laboratory tests have revealed the presence, for example, of sibutramine and phenolphthalein in a number of tainted weight loss products being sold over the counter. Phenolphthalein is laxative drug banned by the FDA in 1999 for potential cancer risks. Sibutramine is a controlled substance and the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Meridia, an approved prescription drug to treat obesity.

Some of the tainted products tested by the FDA recommend taking more than three times the recommended daily dosage of sibutramine, putting consumers at risk of serious adverse effects such as increased blood pressure, tachycardia, palpitations, and seizure. Plexus Slim has not been identified on the FDA’s list, but the FDA’s tally contains only a tiny fraction of products on the market. Can the company prove with independent lab testing that Plexus Slim does not contain these adulterants or others?

Finding Safe, Effective Supplements for Weight Loss

Ideally, individuals interested in Plexus products for weight loss should work with a practitioner trained in nutritional and botanical medicine who stays up-to-date with the scientific literature and has experience and knowledge with choosing and prescribing only the highest quality supplements.

Supplement companies who take quality assurance and manufacturing practices very seriously will test all raw materials and finished products for purity and potency using scientifically valid test methods, and their supplements will be manufactured in FDA-inspected facilities and/or in facilities that exceed the FDA’s good manufacturing practices. They will also disclose the amounts of each ingredient or the total amount of a propriety blend.

On its website, Plexus Worldwide provides very little information about its quality assurance protocols or manufacturing practices, leaving questions about whether Plexus Slim is tainted or contaminated. Because of these issues and more, it is not easy to definitively know whether Plexus Slim is safe or not. Supplements can be incredibly effective tools for health and wellness, but it is best not to guess or take chances on supplements that do not disclose even basic information about ingredient sources, their amounts, quality control, and manufacturing practices. Before consuming, consult your doctor before taking any Plexus supplements to discuss any Plexus Slim side effects.

Share your Plexus Slim reviews and experiences in the comments section below.

Learn more about the safety of other popular weight loss options in these articles:

[1] Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2011; 2011: 382852.

[2] Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2012; 5: 21–27.

[3] Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Mar;73(3):532-8.

[4] Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Nov;94(5):1171-81.

This article was originally published in 2014 and has been updated.

  • Just to let you know… your article is already outdated because Hoodia was removed from Plexus Slim in 2013.

  • Stephanie M.

    First of all this article is completely out dated. Second all ingredients are listed on your bottles when you receive them. All you is have to ask for them. Plexus has a disclaimer that’s states these products don’t claim to help, heal or cure medical issues. Third all promotionals are done thru REAL people brave enough to share a testimony. As for products containing unsafe chemicals that’s absurd. Released this year was an omega blend it last 3 days before the CMO and CEO pulled it because of a question they couldn’t resolve.

  • Debra S.

    I’ve been using Plexus products for over a year now and have never felt healthier. I’ve lost 25 pounds, no longer have chronic headaches, fatigue, achy joints, or depression. My mom now uses the products and no longer needs to take cholesterol meds and her blood pressure meds were cut in half. My sister is also on the products and is getting relief from her Lupus symptoms. There is definitely something different about these supplements. I had been taking supplements for years with no effect on how I felt. I have my health and life back again.

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  • My sister has introduced me to Plexus Slim and I can honestly say that I can tell a big difference in the way I feel. I tried a sample of the product for a week, my bouts with depression have subsided, my cravings for sodas has been reduced from 4 to 5 a day or more have decreased to 1/. I do not have big cravings for food like I use to. I went to a restaurant, placed an order, I ate a few bites of my food, asked for a tray to put it in I did not want it. I ate it when I got hungry. I am also on the biocleanse and the probiotic 5 along with 1 pack of the Slim each day and I still feel great, no side effects. I am also taking several medications, it has not interacted at all with my medications. I finally found something that I can take for weight loss and still feel good and it is all natural. I am now a Plexus Ambassador. it has helped my sister with her fibromyalgia, it has also helped her husband with his diabetes, his blood sugar levels are down to normal range. He has come off of his diabetes medication. Plexus has worked wonders for me and it will work wonders for you if you would give it a chance. It takes time for a product to work. It is not a quick fix. To make it work, you have to consistent and take it every day and take it like it should be taken. I take 1 pack of Slim at breakfast 30 minutes before I start my meal, then two hours later I take a Bio Cleanse tablet and at bedtime I take a Probio5 pill at night. I have been sleeping better at night. If you want you can check with your doctor. It has been working for me, my sister and brother in law.

  • Patricia

    I’m grateful for the information in this article. Particularly, the possibility of the effect in homocysteine levels! This was an unexpected bit of info that is of extreme importance for one with already elevated levels. Thank you.

  • I love Plexus, I know longer take my arthritis med because It no longer bothers me. My husband also takes Plexus because of me, and has dealt with psoriatic arthritis since 2004 and tried he took Emeral shot that about killed him. He was in the hospital for 3weeks thank the Lord he survived, But anyway since he’s been on Plexus he has had no pain with that arthritis. We started Plexus in April and I lose 20lbs in 1 month and my husband lose 10 we’ve never felt better he went to his Oncologist last week for his routine follow up cause he has high blood pressure and high Cholesterol, thyroid problem diverticulitis and was having gout flare ups every 2 weeks. So last week was his regular 3 month visit at his Oncologist well his blood work was all good except told him to start eating more salads and to stop eating a lot of red meat. My husband show him all the Plexus he has been taken for 3 months and the doctor said Plexus is a good product and it was fine to continue using it cause it was really good for his Diverticulitis and other gut issues. Look people of America the FDA cares about CASH not lives. If there not getting anything money out of Plexus there going to try and convince people that it’s not good for them. Look all I ever heard that Plexus is great and it has help thousand of people with all kinds of health problems. Us your own judgment not the FDA’s no one is forced to take Plexus.

  • Christy M.

    All the remarks above supporting Plexus are ambassadors supporting their Pyramid. I am an MD and Plexus IS NOT SAFE. I have treated several patients and many preemies as a result of Plexus. Anyone selling this product should be prosecuted.

  • callingchristy m.

    Christy m I think your full of it! I’m sure you’re not a doctor, and I’m sure you have never had to treat anyone including preemies as a result of Plexus.

  • Plexus IS safe and many doctors and specialists approve it.

  • Avery S.

    Christy M you should be prosecuted for injecting children with known neurotoxins, aborted fetal tissue, animal dna, aluminum, formaldehyde, and mercury…just to name a few. Have youbreaf a vaccine insert? You prescribe medocations everu day thst have known side effects. Prescriptions are pulled all the time for excessive damages. Sorry plexus doesnt line your picket and is taking away your pateints. I dont believe anything you say your PHARMEd sheep.

  • Heidi T.

    Would you mind elaborating, Christi M.? How is it unsafe? What are your experiences with it and what have you observed?

  • PlexusProud

    Very outdated material!! There are now clinical trials on the Slim and several of the Plexus products! With proven weight loss and health benefits. I’m very thankful for the products…it’s saved my mom and her diabetes & neuropathy! And as for the earlier comments — how does the slim effect premies?? #youronypurownlevelofcraycray

  • Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good blog with interesting content, that is what I need. Thanks for keeping this website, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it. aegdeaeafacf

  • Plexus is accused of knowingly selling products with unsafe levels of lead. I had considered trying it, but my trust is forever broken with that bright red stop light. Add that to the FDA warning, and the mysterious numerous unnamed doctors and untraceable clinical trials and research, the rather odd cult like behavior of the re-sellers and it just keeps building a poorer picture of this company. The long long long list of dis satisfied customers will not include me. Thank you for this article, it has helped considerably.

  • @Plexusproud- I have dug a bit, but cannot find the clinical trials for Slim or any Plexus product. Can you please share where they can be found? Thanks

  • Christy M. Could we by chance get your full name? Christy M…..? MD. I’d love to look into your practices. Are you an obgyn? Do you induce babies to fit your schedule? Do you allow your patients to choose their delivery dates? Since you know so much and us simpletons know so little I’d love to hear more about your views on Plexus. I myself have been taking Plexus products for over 2 years and am no longer an ambassador. I’d truly like to know as of this date, if I am putting myself at risk. Sincerely Danica

  • I should also mention the products have been approved by my obgyn, primary care physician, my nurse practitioner and even my chiropractor. Just to name a few.

  • I have been taking Plexus for 4 months. I’ve regained health backk. I know people that were able to go off of multiple medications, my friend lost 8 lbs in a week. It’s a lot more than a weightloss supplement. It was originally designed for diabetics. There has been clinical trials of the Slim and Triplex. The results were emailed to Ambassadors and I have those emails. The weightloss compared to the placebo test were at least doubled in weightloss. There was multiple clinical trials. I hate when people don’t try Plexus and then do a review about it,telling how it is. Plexus has given thousands of people’s lives back but then there’s sites like this that says bad stuff but never tried it. It’s like if I were a food critique and rated a restuarant that I never tried. Don’t lie to your readers and give them false hope about something that can help give them their health back. Everyone who’s reading this, Plexus works. Believe a user, not this blog that hasn’t touched the products.

  • With all the outdated reviews on companies such as Plexus, where so-called “experts” are making false statements, I’m thinking it’s time to start a website that reviews the reviewers. UHN is not the only site that puts out this defaming information. I’m thinking Plexus should start looking into these false attacks. There mus be some law against making such insinuations, including by our mysterious doctor above, because they harm the company’s reputation. The date on this is 8/29/16. FYI: Plexus just released a clinical study NOT done by them, but rather a “multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial, done by an independent Contract Research Organization in accordance with the International Conference Harmonization Guidelines on Good Clinical Practice.” About 40% of the people around the world who take Plexus supplements are NOT ambassadors. 94% approval rating of the products. Wonderful compensation and easy business to run (MLM, NOT pyramid…which are illegal), which is why there are so many ambassadors. Company execs are ethical and care about the human population, which is why they developed these products in the first place. Staffed by MD’s and scientists, wonderful CS and terrific ambassadors. Company has grown to almost a billion dollar company in 7 years due to the effectiveness of the products. Do you really think a company could grow at that rate if the products didn’t work or were “harmful”? You should see the number of testimonies that come back from people who have improved labs, where they doctor says, “Keep on doing what you’re doing.” Many health practitioners, upon seeing the good results, are starting to take it themselves. Nothing is perfect, but I’d rather go the route of getting my body healthy inside rather than having to take prescription drugs for something I may have been able to avert through proper eating, supplementation and exercise. And BTW: it is NOT a weight loss company; it is a wellness company. If your organization would bother to actually research before making these false reviews, you might learn a thing or two.

  • This product and all weight loss products are a joke! If you want to loose weight in a healthy way. Try actually eating healthy! Stop looking for products to do the job for you! Arthritis? Really? I mean this is a weight loss supplement and everyone is saying it helps with so many things. Sounds to me like plexus has an array of hypochondriacs taking this. Non steroid meats organic fruits and veggies balanced out properly would settle most of your issues along with discipline! Nothing and I mean nothing is ever good when coming out of an un known packet of wonderland! Again, you have blood sugar issues, thiroid issues, stomach issues and even arthritis GOOD FOODS people solve those problems and so does a little exercise!

  • Clinical trials have been done and were released this year. You can look them up and see them posted on the numerous facebook Plexus groups. As I recall, the purpose of folic acid is t break down homocysteine and it can be found in the multivitamim sold by Plexus. It works,so why argue this fact based on all the positive responses here. You should try it and see…. I’m sure Slim could be tested for impurities and you know it…… Did you test it????????????????????????????????

  • I personally know three people who ended up in the hospital requiring treatment because of adverse reactions to plexus. I do not take anything that has not been tested in a clinical setting. Don’t get sucked in people.

  • Tracy- what “emergency” caused 3 people you know, personally, to end up in the ER?

  • I am a diabetic (that’s what they say ) I took plexus for 2 months my blood sugar went down tremendously my A1c is under 6 with 6 been normal I honestly don’t know if it’s bad for your health or not I just know it helped my sugar I stopped using it because I honestly can’t afford it I never believe reviews because I know companies pay people to lie for them but I would never do that let me state my sugar is great now as well and I am using metformin

  • At the date of this blog posting, the study findings had only been released for a couple weeks to Plexus corporate persons and top level ambassadors. If you are familiar enough with research to know anything, you might know that the study had not likely been released in print yet so you won’t find it yet on pub med or any other research site yet. As for persons sent to the hospital because of reactions to Plexus products, this is possible with ANY supplement, medication, food, or allergan the human body comes into contact with as allergies are possible to everything ! As for Christy M, she is likely a bogus from a competiter because Plexus would have been under high investigation and removed from the market or bankrupt from lawsuits if what she has said was true!! Now let me tell you what I think. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner, with three degrees, ADN, BSN, MSN and Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. I was a registered nurse for 16 years and have been a nurse practitioner for 10. I have been using plexus myself for 7 months because of health problems that all the pharmaceutical medications were not helping. After using the Slim drink alone, I felt better in one week. After using the Slim, BioCleanse, and ProBio5 for a month, I felt like I had a new lease on life. I have recommended these products to many friends and families. Yes I am a wholesale ambassador so that I can get the best price on the products for myself because I have GIVEN these products to family , friends, and former patients who I have thought would benefit. Guess what? Every single one of them felt better in some way or another!! The scientific reason behind the ” miracle” of plexus products is simple. If any of you cared to study why it might actually work, you would figure it out !! It is called gut health and insulin stabilization. Plexus products help to heal the unhealthy gut and they help maintain stable insulin levels. If you google gut bacteria , you will see tons of research, done by reseach faculty at many renowned Universities accross the world, which has connected gut bacteria as being the cause or suspected to be the cause of many diseases. These include Parkinson’s disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimers just to name a few. Additional health problems result from ouroverweight society which is why insulin level stabilization helps so many people. Wise up people!! Just because you have not been affected by some of these awful conditions, do not have pain or fatigue, or other problems, does not mean that they are not real health problems for others. Plexus offers health and wellness products for a wide array of issues besides weight loss. I personally trust my friends and families when they tell me to watch a certain movie, try a certain resteraunt, shop at a certain store, etc.. So I trusted them when they told me to try Plexus!! Why would you not trust someone you know and respect who recommends a product verses a total stranger, who is paid to get on tv to tell you they take a product or wear these shoes ? MLM is not a pyramid, it is simply advertisement by the persons who use and promote rather than millions paid to advertising firms. Just because a health problem has not affected you does not mean supplements are not needed by others !!

  • It appears that adequate research has not been conducted on Plexus….the Ambassadors should be sued for selling the products if their clients have medical issues…unfortunately the mighty dollar pyramid which feeds off of friendships…is more important than the harm they may be distributing to their own children and friends…doctors have prescribed alot of products thatcwere later pulled off rhe market due to deaths, heart attacks, liver failure, kidney failure, or birth defects that could be passed down generations…examples…benedictin, xarelto, factive, minocin, etc..lots of pain meds, and even something as simple as taking too much aspirin can cause problems…WAKE UP PEOPLE!! when the ambassadors get sued for making someone sick…the money wont be so alluring…how will theyvfeel then? Do they have dr degrees, or medical credentials…well all the drug companies have more researchers…and they are still being sued every day! Is the money worth hurting your flock???

  • Jennifer

    I am here to tell my personal experience. I am sharing my story in hopes to help others out there. I began having pain issues since I was 12. So many misdiagnosis, one was being told I had cancer then being told I didn’t. I had surgeries that were not needed. Age 18, they removed my appendix because they thought that would help my pain, it didn’t. Then age 25 they said if I had a total hysterectomy that would take away my pain, it didn’t. I have tried every prescription medication out there just hoping it would help me. I had seen every doctor in all different departments just hoping for something to get my pain down enough so I could function. My biggest problem is severe fibromyalgia. It runs in the family. Not sure why I never got breaks from pain like other members of my family did, but I kept fighting trying to get better. I have 2 kids and couldn’t do anything with them. I would be stuck in bed or on the couch. I was on meds but they didn’t seem to make a difference. My family, friends, and I were all looking for new things for me to try. I have tried so many products out there that my family paid out of pocket for and everything failed! My pain was so bad that I needed a chair so I could take a shower, help with walking, struggled to climb stairs. I’m 36, I hated everyone seeing me like that and feeling helpless. I don’t like being the center of attention. Doctors were just suggesting to me that I should get a mobility scooter and handicap parking so I could go out more. I am here to tell you that in my personal experience, I bought the Tri-Plex Combo. I did not think this would work. Everything else failed, why would this help? I needed to rule it out just so I didn’t keep wondering “what if”. Did we have the money….no, but we made it work. Within 4 days, I was feeling better. I can also tell you that I ran out of the Pro Bio5 which was my fault for not paying attention but my pain started coming back. I thought the ProBio5 was keeping my pain away. Later, I ran out of the Slim. I believe in these products so much, I was sharing my Slim but didn’t pay attention to what I had left. My fibro pain came back again. My hands were hurting, couldn’t sleep, I was tired, my anxiety was coming back. What did I learn from this? It is NOT just the Slim, or the ProBio5 or the BioCleanse keeping the fibromyalgia away. They work as a TEAM. Had I only purchased just one item by itself, its safe to say that I never would’ve stayed on these products because it wouldn’t have worked for me. The Tri-Plex Combo is helping me.

    I’m able to be a mom again. I can play with my kids, I’m smiling all the time, I sleep all night and feel refreshed in the morning, I can concentrate, I don’t have post it notes all over my desk because I can remember things, I’m no longer crying everyday because I felt alone, helpless and useless, I even lost weight and inches. I take measurements every week so I can share my experience with others. I am obese and doctors always wanted me to lose weight. When you can’t move, its almost impossible to do. I did try and my doctors even tried medication but they didn’t work for me.

    I’m sure Plexus isn’t for everyone but for someone like me, it has given me a second chance at life. When my son tells me he thinks I’m going to die because he sees me struggle and he felt doctors couldn’t help me, I fought. I never gave up hope or looking for something. Honestly, I never expected this to work for me at all, but it did. I never want to go back to being in that much pain and struggling to do even the little things people take for granted.

    I put chemicals into my body for how many years and had so many side effects. One medication even caused me to have suicidal thoughts which was so scary, another I would become frozen in so much pain I couldn’t even call out for help, I’m the one that figured out it was the medication. I would rather take these products because they are safer and they work. Plexus is doing things for me that no medication, shots, or doctors could fix. Everyone has opinions but I have searched for over 20+ years for what Plexus has done for me. Its so much more then just products for weight loss. My diagnoses are severe fibromyalgia, costochondritis, migraines, ADHD, anxiety, depression, obesity, intestinal issues, fatigue, PTSD. These are what Plexus helps me with. Again, this is my story, my experience and I wanted to share.

  • Plexus has been a life send for me… I did not start the products to loose weight, it was purely a health standpoint. My sister in law introduced me after she had read other people with fibromyalgia were having pain relief. Since starting in march of this year I have not had a major flare up. I havent called on sick to work, came off six medications, daily headaches removed, depression and anxiety (i got sick every morning) relieved. Thats just a few things. I actually have my life back. Its not all about weight loss

  • sincitylife

    Methinks Plexus works via the placebo effect. The only proven way to lose weight is by a caloric deficit via eating less or exercising more.

  • I started Plexis slim. Every time I take it causes me to have diarrhea. Is this normal? Should I continue or stop. When I stop I don’t have the problem.

  • Sandra V.

    Are there any kind of estrogens in some sort of way in plexus? I have had breast cancer is why I am asking.

  • thebaldeagle

    Ingredients: Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). STOP right there. That alone is the number 1 reason to STOP taking the Pink Drink. ALA chelates mercury. Chelating means it picks up and moves mercury in your body. ALA crosses the blood brain barrier, taking mercury with it. ALA has a half life!!!!! If you are using too much ALA (and the Slim pack doesn’t even tell you how much is in there), or if you don’t take it on a CONSISTENT schedule – ever 3to 4 hours for at LEAST 3 days… it can and will leave mercury in your brain that it found elsewhere in your body. Mercury is one of the the most toxic elements known to man. It is a neurotoxin. Every wonder why so many people have neurological diseases like MS, Autism, or immune diseases (too many to mention) ?? Maybe it’s Mercury. It is in some vaccines (thimerosal), it is in amalgams (silver dental fillings) which is why they are being banned in Europe, it is in auto exhaust, it is in seafood such as tuna, it is found in many, many places. We all have mercury in us. So, ALA can harm you if you do not use it properly, and it should not be taken randomly; once, twice, whatever times a day at irregular intervals. Do yourself a favor and STOP taking ALA until you understand the safe protocol to use it. Have your metal fillings removed by a biological dentist. Look up: Maybe it’s mercury, and also AI (Amalgam Illness). Many people who use ALA report health benefits, but the LONG term consequences are very unsettling to consider. Just because some products make people fell healthier does not mean that they are OK. People eat a drink and smoke a lot of stuff that makes them feel great! But some have immediate bad consequences, some take years to manifest. Beware. Be smart. Be informed.

  • Jennifer november1, 2016…how do you have a total hystorectomy and then get pregnant? I would say you lost all credibility right there! I was thinking of taking this as I have diabetes, artheritis, and psorisis but after reading these statements I have decided not to.

  • I took Plexus in 2013 loved it, lost 14 pounds. I though it was wonderful but stopped taking it after I got where I wanted to be. Now I am having major issues, heart issues. I know supplements that are not regulated by FDA should not be used for hard work but I fell for it and now I wonder if I just ruined my way of living. Lots more testing and not sure if Plexus is the reason but it does make we wonder….

  • Jessica B.

    Wanda…..she never told you she got pregnant after the hysterectomy. She obviously had her 2 children BEFORE that surgery DUUUHHHH

  • Gee, it’s no surprise that the pro-Plexus crowd would immediately jump all over this and claim that their lives are amazing now because of this miracle product. Sales pitch much? Are women really this gullible? Notice how guys rarely post this kind of stuff? Home “business” marketing at its finest, along with a placebo effect. Same with that “Thrive” junk and “It Works.” A lot of the ingredients are pretty much the same thing as that MiO stuff you squirt into a water bottle to make it tasty.

    Basically, Plexus Slim = tap water with MiO, and drink some tea later. Way cheaper too. Plexus/etc are just pyramid schemes and placebos. You’re losing weight because you’re drinking more water and eating less McDonalds. Simple as that. God people are gullible.

  • For janey. I don’t find any of the people in Plexus gullible- even if they are staying at home as moms they research all the time – of course, not all are keen readers, but the ones that are — this company has sparked their scientific side of their brain — it’s sort of called ethics. If you want to promote something, you want to know as much as you can about why things were put in it — and what can’t be mentioned is to keep the product proprietary, though the ingredients are mentioned, just not the literal amounts. Re gullible — that’s not my experience either, reps and even customers want to understand how in hell’s bells does this stuff work so well for most people, and why maybe not as well for a few — I am one of the few. I don’t think it should be called SLIM as it doesn’t always work for weight loss (or healthy weight gain for those with unhealthy weights). Balance would be a far better name for the product. I am not eating less, but craving less bad things esp. pop. I can tell you right away I started “wanting” water (because my body was cueing me) — drink more water — so that’s a win-win — but it should have been pure water not tap water with additives that disrupt the thyroid hormone for one. Love the SLIM because of the hormone stabilization that my daughters are seeing — one day, one month at a time, it gets better and better – and for the one daughter her hubby needs none of the antidepressant support (he would get mildly morose and to himself — less social) – gone with SLIM and the men esp. seem to be energized (steady energy) all work day. For me the sugar balancing affect is noticeable, and again not any weight loss. I sleep like a rock and I was a good sleeper before — but I notice way more dreaming and lighter sleeping though I thought that was good sleeping — nope, SLIM has shown that. The bottom line, I am not losing weight because of something undetermined in me. So I had a full thryoid panel done and that includes the TPO and TGa antibodies. That doesn’t seem to be it. I am still working on it, changing to a paleo thyroid support diet (using a provided meal plan from another vendor), and will watch if that plus SLIM makes the difference. We are all so unique, but SLIM has peeled the pounds off many so it’s not the product. Of my daughters I mentioned, one doesn’t really need to change weight and the other is post-pregnancy weight, and it is coming down slowly. But again the value of lack of cravings and loss of cravings for coffee to keep the one going comes from SLIM and is worth the slow weight loss. Neither of the 3 of us respond well to a stimulant type product to lose weight either — again, it is something unique to all of our family (that have tried SLIM so far) and not the product. I mean in a 21-day trial with SLIM a gal who posted both pictures in our private group lost something like 20 pounds and I didn’t consider her that heavy in the beginning. So it works — just look to tweak other things about yourself, eat to blood type, eat more cooked, hot veggies, keep tweaking — it will come.

  • mariana

    the effects of drugs addiction or addiction of any such are never husband was an addict for 10 years. this got him rehabilitated twice and sometimes in trouble.i almost gave up on him until he got prayed for by diviner peterson, who helped in getting him free from addiction.i got to contact him after i saw a testimony of a lady on a blog who also faced similar issue with her son until he got prayed for. now my husband is free from addiction and is being the best husband and father to our kids and i i’d urge anyone on this blog facing similar or any problem to also contact him via

  • Yisela R.

    If you want to lose weight, eat healthy and exercise. If you need a supplement try Unicity products they have more than 16 products on the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) book. I use the products myself and I’m fascinated!

  • Kadence A.

    I developed hogh blood pressure and a few other issues a few months into taking the slim. After reading this article it makes more sense why that happened. After stopping a few weeks later my high blood pressure went away. Do not try this product over a long period of time.

  • Snake O.

    Drink some coffee and take a chromium supplement. Save your money. Why do “fad diets” always disappear? Because they are driven by hype and hope. There is no shortcut or magic pill for healthy living. … Dont believe the hype.

  • Leisa

    This comment is for the bald eagle. Alpha-lipoic acid is not the same as alpha linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that may help heart health. Alpha-linolenic acid is a kind of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is found in flaxseed oil, and in canola, soy, perilla, and walnut oils.

    Alpha-linolenic acid is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids that are in fish oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Your body can change alpha-linolenic acid into EPA and DHA. However, some researchers suggest that less than 1% of ALA is converted to physiologically effective levels of EPA and DHA.

    Omega-3 fatty acids — especially EPA and DHA — have been shown to reduce inflammation and may help prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis. They may also be important for brain health and development, as well as normal growth and development.

    There is good evidence that fish oil containing EPA and DHA may help treat heart disease, prevent heart attack and stroke, and slightly reduce high blood pressure. Some researchers think the same may be true for alpha-linolenic acid. There is evidence that this may be so, but the evidence is not as strong as it is for fish oil.

    Note: Alpha-linolenic acid is not the same as alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant that helps the body turn glucose into energy. This can be confusing because both alpha-linolenic acid and alpha-lipoic acid are both sometimes abbreviated as ALA.

    I am just showing that these can be confused with one another. I have been on Plexus products for 3 months and I promise you it is very real and has growth potential as any fortune 500 company where they were posted in the top 5. I was very skeptical and sat on the information for several weeks as I watched you tube videos and searched for good and bad reviews. I find it interesting that most individuals that have posted bad reviews had no medical information to back up what was medically found while undergoing surgery or a trip to the ER. These products are amazing and have FOREVER CHANGED MY LIFE. I have spent a lot of money on GNC vitamins, Nutralite and many others more expensive than Xfactor by Plexus which is cheaper than the ones listed and by far a better vitamin.

  • Christina

    I take the plexus pro-bio 5. Its an amazing probiotic!!! I went for almost a year and could barely eat anything without vomiting it up. I saw three gastro doctors, family doctor and had 3 hyda scans, multiple colon and endoscopy test with no answers. I had spent hundreds of dollars on probiotics and nothing helped. My friend gave me some plexus pro-bio 5 and after 3 1/2 weeks I could eat. My doctors were amazed and I am a firm believer in it. Their products are not just for weight loss. I have helped many of my friends that have stomach troubles with them taking this. I do not sell plexus or use any of their other products but I will take their probiotics as long as I live. Its the least expensive one I have bought also, which makes it even better. I can’t tell you about anything else but this works!!! It is also safe to take with my auto immune disease medicines and all my doctors think its great.

  • plexus like all the other MLM companys work just like a religiuos cult, they prey on uneducated house wives to sell there products, that alone should tell you something, they prey on the uneducated and the vunerable to sell there garbage, i personaly talk to lots of people who get sick and toxic from there crap but then again you wont read those reviews , always remember those miracle reviews are alway people who sell the stuff, save your money and your health

  • Hans G.

    You know you can trust a website article when you get an immediate pop-up that implies that if you aren’t interesting in signing up for what they are offering, you “Don’t exercise” — LOL

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