Plexus Slim is a weight loss powder that includes Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, and Garcinia Cambogia.
On paper it seems like it could a be worthwhile purchase, especially due to the inclusion of Garcinia Cambogia. The real let down is the lack of ingredient information (quantity) plus the fact that it is not cheap!.
Is the ‘Pink Drink’ a product to invest your weight loss hopes into?
Plexus Slim Review
Plexus Slim is weight loss powder produced in Arizona by Plexus Worldwide. Simply open up the sachet, mix with water, and the so called “Pink Drink” is promised to provide:
- Safe, effective weight control
- Burns fat not Muscle
- Helps regulate blood sugar
- Promotes beneficial cholesterol and lipid levels
- Fast and easy
- Saves time
Making a shake is never going to be as quick and easy as taking a capsule, so it’s hard to say where the time saving comes in. Perhaps Plexus are saying their shake is fast acting, but the overall sales pitch is rather lackluster.
The pink drink is also touted as providing healthy blood pressure though; so if Plexus were hoping for an unusual marketing concept they get full marks for effort.
Sales and Marketing
Plexus Slim is disturbed via a network of multi-level marketing (MLM) distributors, referred to as “Ambassadors”, and although the company website contains a token amount of product information, it shows a definite bias toward selling the virtues of the Plexus business opportunity:
Ambassadors can purchase from the Plexus website, but non-business partners have to buy from Ambassador-run sites, where they will be presented with two ordering options.
- Retail (a one off order)
- Preferred Purchase (automatic monthly billing and shipping)
A one off purchase of Plexus slim will cost $84.95. Choosing the company’s Preferred Purchase option will secure a $5 reduction in price, but even with the saving, Plexus Slim remains an expensive product and the cost increases if customers allow themselves to be persuaded to add additional items to their order:
In marketing terms this is called an upsell and, bearing in mind the already high cost of the product, it seems like a slap in the face, but it’s not all bad because a 60 day money back guarantee is offered.
How to Take Plexus Slim and What to Expect
Sachets are mixed with 12 Oz. of water and taken half an hour before any meal (it is not intended as a meal replacement), and the recommended dose is just one shake each day.
Moderate exercise will be required, but Plexus claim the weight loss benefits provided will be “subtle yet effective” and should normally be apparent within two weeks. It doesn’t sound like a lot of oomph! for the money, but let’s take a look at the ingredients and see if they create a better impression.
Key Ingredients – Whats In It
The formulation contains a rather long list of ingredients, but no inclusion rates are stated, so it is impossible to say how good this blend might be.
|Natural Flavors||Beet Root & Grape Skin Extract|
|Stevia Extract||Lo Han Extract|
|Chlorogenic Acid||Garcinia Cambogia|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||Table Cell|
|Oxypregnane Steroidal Glycoside||Chromium|
If it is included in sufficient quantity chlorogenic acid has the potential to encourage fat burning, and citrin K may provide appetite suppression, but although the other ingredients might look good on paper, they are unlikely to provide the kind of results most dieters crave and, without any inclusion rates to go by, any benefits are purely hypothetical.
Plexus Slim Success Stories
The official website contains some glowing testimonials, but it is easy to take them with a grain of salt because many of them were placed Plexus Slim Ambassadors.
Some Ambassadors also distribute the product on Amazon. This has allowed for independent feedback, but whenever a reviewer makes a statement like:
One or more Ambassadors jump in and try to manipulate the feedback with positive comments:
Potential Side Effects
Neither Plexus nor its army of ambassadors draw attention to the potential for side effects, but there is a small print disclaimer on the official website that states:
That seems like good advice because some of the ingredients have known side effects, so pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid using this product, as should anyone with known health issues.
The Bottom Line – Do We Recommend
Multi-level marketing ventures all share one thing in common—the promise of financial success. Big promises are common place in the dieting world as well, but MLM and dieting are an uneasy mix and Plexus is more likely to produce successful Ambassadors than successful dieters.
The product is not proven, it may not work, and even the promised benefits are not as promising as those offered by competing products. This and many other factors suggest Plexus Slim is best avoided:
- No inclusion rates for ingredients
- Possibility of side effects, but the only warning is hidden in small print
- Ambassadors trying to manipulate Amazon feedback
- Expensive to buy
- Customers may be coerced into an upsell
Where To Buy Plexus Slim
Can be purchased online from the official website. Does not appear to be available to buy in the high street at stockists such as Boots, Holland and Barrett or Superdrug
Recommended Slimming Product
Garcinia Cambogia is the standout ingredient – it is a natural fat burner that can also halt the production of new fat cells. It has been vying raspberry ketone for the accolade of best natural burner.
Garcinia Extra contains both garcinia and raspberry ketone in equal amounts – it is our recommended and preferred natural fat burner.