I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be trying a 30 day experiment with Plexus Slim to see if it would help alleviate some of my Hashimoto’s symptoms. I gave a brief description about the supplement, but thought some of you would like to know more about the ingredients and what they do.
Plexus Slim is a natural drink that contains a variety of plant extracts. It is helpful in balancing blood sugar, hormones, cholesterol, and lipids. Many have had success with relief from auto-immune issues (such as those connected with Hashimoto’s, and psoriasis) fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Plexus Slim was originally designed to help patients with diabetes regulate blood sugar, but when it was noted that all test participants lost weight, it was then decided to market it as a weight loss product.
To be completely honest with you, I avoided it because the packaging made it look like a chemical concoction. At least that was my perception.
I didn’t consider it until I saw a few natural living mama’s I respect recommending it.
Plexus Slim comes in powder form and is mixed with water to create a light, refreshing drink. It tastes quite sweet, actually. It is not a meal replacement, but rather a food supplement.
So, what is in Plexus Slim?
Here is a run down of the ingredients and a brief overview of their benefits:
Found in bamboo, prunes, peaches, and other plants. Is known to aid in lowering blood pressure and may have antioxidant effects.
Plexus uses a proprietary blend of Choloregenic Acid Extract from Green Coffee Caffae arabica bean which contains less than 2% natural caffeine.
Citrin K (Garcinia Cambogia)
Garcinia Cambogia is found in a plant grown in Indonesia. It may help block fat absorption, reduce appetite, improve mood, aid sleep, and help with emotional eating.
Alpha Lipolic Acid
Is found naturally in the human body and also in foods such as spinach and rice bran. Known as a powerful antioxidant, Alpha Lipolic Acid may aid in blood sugar control. Could also help with brain function and age-related conditions.
Chromium (Amino Nicotinate GTF)
Is known as an essential trace element. Chromium GTF is used to help control blood sugar for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Also used to support those with depression, to lower and cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, aid in weight loss and muscle gain, improve athletic performance and increase energy.
A form of soluble fiber. Used to take the place of sugar in beverages and as a thickening agent and stabilizer.
A organic acid that acts as a natural preservative.
Beet root extract
Used for coloring.
Stevia leaf extract and Lo Han extract
Stevia leaf extract and Lo Han extract are both natural sweeteners that don’t spike the blood sugar.
My experience so far
The first thing I noticed after taking Plexus Slim for a few days is that I was sleeping better (much more deeply). I have also lost a few pounds, but am not sure I can attribute it to the Slim, since I am also working on eating an auto-immune diet. But, many, many people are losing tons of weight. You can read their testimonials here.
I did sign up as a distributor so I could get the products at a lower rate, since I figured I would actually try my experiment for three months instead of one.
I’m hearing lots of people experience a decrease in ailments of all kinds when taking this supplement. Balancing blood sugar is helpful for the body as a whole and allows the body to deal with whatever issues it’s facing.
One mom even said she is less irritable and no longer yelling at her children. Which makes total sense since blood sugar issues wreak havoc on the mind as well as the body.
I’ll keep you updated.
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