What is Plexus Slim?
Plexus Slim is a powdered drink mix of weight-loss ingredients that comes in a packet. You mix it in a glass or bottle of water. The ingredients include green coffee bean, garcinia cambogia and alpha lipoic acid.
Plexus Slim made its appearance in 2011. The official website carries the product. Products are available both online and via its independent distributors. Plexus Worldwide, the makers of Plexus Slim, and has a good BBB rating. The products have some good ingredients. However, there are a couple of concerns. According to the company website, you can drink it twice a day to help you lose weight faster. The packets make the product portable which is a good choice for active people.
Price – “Too High?”
The first thing I had to consider was Plexus Slim’s price. Though the product has a couple of good weight loss ingredients the problem is you have to buy one or two packs a month and that could cost you more than $170.”
One Plexus customer said, “This stuff is expensive. I can’t believe you didn’t comment on the price of this product. It’s $80 for two weeks if you drink two shakes a day… and another $30 a month if you want the accelerator.”
“I have considered Plexus but it is too pricey for me. I would love options that are a fraction of the cost,” says one dieter.
It would be unfair to say that everyone dislikes the price because there are those who are not bothered by it. Some even like the price:
One Plexus consumer says, “As far as costs go, compared to others out there, Plexus is really affordable!”
One customer says, “I also am a proud ambassador for Plexus, I joined to save money.”
Does Plexus Have Enough Clinical Research?
I was slightly concerned by the limited amount of research supporting Plexus Slim. A representative of the company has stated, “Drugs need to have clinical trials,” but there is definitely. scientific support for a couple of the ingredients.
“When you take [a product] that has not been clinically tested, in addition to not knowing where the product is manufactured, there is a good chance you are going to feel [bad],” said a customer.
Even though the product has not been clinically tested, there is some positive support.
One customer said, “I’ve been on Plexus for about a month – no weight loss for me (some inches maybe) but I do feel better.” Inch loss without weight loss is a common with weight loss clients who are exercising.
Another customer says, “I have been using Plexus Slim for little almost 2 months, I take the drink and Accelerator and my energy level is up and my hunger is down… “
In my nearly five years experience marketing weight-loss supplements, I’ve found that any small negative, like high price or lack of support can keep the customer from staying on the program for the long haul. Plexus Slim’s high price and lack of customer support may be problematic for the customer.
More On The Science
Some ingredients in Plexus Slim have been tested. The results of garcinia cambogia testing is split. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.” Green coffee bean, on the other hand, definitely has support for assisting in weight-loss. The journal Gastroenterology Research and Practice says, “It is concluded that the results from these trials are promising, but the studies are all of poor methodological quality.” Though alpha lipoic acid, has been proven to assist in weight loss when taken as 1800mg daily, Plexus Slim does not contain nearly this much.
Does It Work?
This is the most important question. Plexus Slim has a few good ingredients in the formula. There were plenty of positive comments. But what concerns me most are three things. First, the price may be either high for people to either initially start the product or to stay on it. Second, the results of research seems to be split, both for and against. Lastly, and this is no fault of the company, some of the people I have met who have been on Plexus Slim were using it as a meal replacement rather than as a supplement so they were starving themselves. When the body senses starvation, it does everything it can to hold on to fat rather than shed it. Also, those people were not getting the nutrition the needed.