Plexus Slim … you may know it as “the pink drink.” It is another product that you can not avoid on social media. Since it seems to have some popularity behind it, we wanted to know what all the hype is about! Plexus has thousands of ambassadors that rule the forums and blogs on their product. This makes it difficult to find real reviews from people not associated with the the company. So we tried Plexus Slim for 30 days to put it to the test.
We will give it to Plexus’s they sure make it easy to take their product. The directions are 30 minutes before any meal, put a packet into water and drink it. Does not matter what meal. That was pretty convenient because sometimes you get busy and forget to take you supplements. With Plexus no worries, just take them at the next meal. Another benefit is that we never got jittery! There is only trace amounts of caffeine in the product from the active ingredient Green Tea Extract. The positives unfortunately stop there.
When looking at the ingredient label we were less than impressed. There is a Plexus Slim Blend that is trade marked and therefore proprietary. Once again, we understand why companies do that but when the blend is 530 mg and the first two ingredients are Green Coffee Bean Extract and Garcinia Cambogia. Depending on where you look, the efficacious dose of Green Coffee Bean extract are reported from 270 mg to 600mg … Which is the majority of the Blend. Then, Garcinia Cambogia and all of it’s controversy takes up the second most space. In all fairness, we have never tried or reviewed Garcinia Cambogia so I can not confirm or deny its effectiveness. What I can say is that the recommended serving of Garcinia Cambogia is 500 to 1500mg a day …. Plexus Slim does not come even close to the minimum efficacious amount of the ingredient. The third ingredient in the Plexus Slim Blend is ALA (Alpha Lipoid Acid). Now ALA has a solid amount of research behind it but like all ingredients you have to take an efficacious amount to get the benefits. Want to know the efficacious dose? 200 to 400 mg. Now, even if you had the minimum or 200mg with the minimum of Garcinia Cambogia at 500mg the Plexus Blend would need to be 700mg and that is not including Green Coffee Bean Extract. Instead the Plexus Slim Blend is 570 mg which is severely under dosed. This might be the reasons we did not see any noticeable weight loss results in 30 days of taking the product.
Plexus does not say that it helps with appetite control but does claim to “help increase will-power over food.” While taking the product we did notice that we felt less hungry going into the meal after we drank this. But, keep in mind you are drinking 12 oz of water with the packet of Plexus Slim in it. Which drinking a bottle of water before a meal is a phenomenal way to naturally help curb appetite right before a meal. You can do this whether you add Plexus Slim to your water or not.
Money Back Guarantee
We do want to applaud Plexus for having a 60-Day Guarantee. “Plexus is so confident in the power of their products that they guarantee you will notice a difference in your life. There is no risk. If you are unsatisfied with a product purchased from Plexus, you have up to 60 days from receipt of the product to receive a full refund. You literally have nothing to lose. Plexus offers the ultimate product guarantee. Experience the Plexus difference and have the full confidence that if you don’t see results, you will get your money back.” – http://www.plexusworldwide.com/products/plexus-slim – you have to click on the tap labeled “Guarantee” to view the guarantee.
Plexus slim has some great features such as the flexibility on when to have the pink drink. The fact it is stimulant free and there for is not like other fat burners that will make you jittery. Also, since it has to be put in water it does help curb appetite before a meal. Which if taken before a meal you typically over eat at, can help cut back on calories. The downside is that the product is severely under dosed. Which you may think, “I will just drink a few packets!” Couple things wrong with that … you will be getting a ton of chromium which can lead to toxic levels. Plus that would become very expensive very quickly. At the end of the day there are many options that are more effective than Plexus Slim.