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After my posts on Advocare and Isagenix, I got bombarded with questions about Plexus. I do not mean to be harsh, but I am blown away that people actually buy this stuff.

“Drink pink and shrink” is the Plexus catch line. “Half an hour before a meal — it does not matter which meal, it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner — pour the Plexus Slim powder into a 12 ounce glass/bottle of water, stir/shake and drink. That’s all there is to it!” It’s just that easy….

Let’s take a look at what these supposed fat burning ingredients that can negate poor eating choices consist of. The first ingredient in Plexus Slim is chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid can be found in bamboo and many other plants including peaches, prunes, and green coffee bean extract. There are absolutely zero valid, long term, quality studies to even suggest this extract can promote weight loss or is safe. 

 

Confused-BabyLeaving the fact that there is absolutely no quality research to support the claims of this ingredient aside, let’s just go with the common sense approach. Do you really think a small amount of extract from a coffee seed can erase poor eating choices and lack of exercise and create a healthy body? Sometimes common sense isn’t all that common.

The next ingredient is garcinia cambogia, a tropical plant that looks a lot like acorn squash. This product does have some research: A clinical study concluded that garcinia cambogia has no effect on weight loss or reduction of fat mass.  In fact, the placebo group, or people taking the fake pills, actually lost more weight than the group taking the garcinia cambogia! To make matters worse, a meta-analysis published in 2010 revealed that gastrointestinal adverse effects were twice as likely for users of garcinia cambogia. Therefore, adverse gastrointestinal effects, such as diarrhea, could be the cause of some people’s weight loss.

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This advertisement really annoyed me. Who needs to workout when you can just pay for some overpriced gimmick that has been proven not to work? Exercise has so many health benefits; to not exercise on a regular basis is insane. To even suggest not exercising, eating what you want, and then adding a pink drink per day will lead to weight loss and improved health is criminal. This recent study suggests that exercise is far more likely to determine a woman’s future risk of heart disease than any other factor, including smoking, obesity and high blood pressure!

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Now this would be a proper advertisement because that is exactly what is happening. I found 30 servings of Plexus Slim costs $99.99 on Amazon. Just think of the amount of amazingly healthy fruits and vegetables, that will guarantee improved health, you could buy with that money. This comes directly from the Plexus slim product page: Fat metabolism —Chlorogenic acids are one of the major classes of phenolic compounds. They are present in a large variety of fruits and vegetables.”  Exactly, go buy  a variety of fruits and vegetables!

 

I am sure some of you already have been or will be approached by a distributor who has lost weight while taking this product. I guarantee the seller changed lifestyle habits as well, which are the true cause of the weight loss. New distributors are extra motivated to lose weight so they can use their own stories to improve future sales. If you are truly serious and want to lose weight the healthy way, find someone who will teach you proper diet and exercise.