There’s a ton of hype about the new & improved Plexus Slim—with good reason! I’m gonna share my review of it along with taking you on a deep dive of every single ingredient in it. Before I get into that though, I want to share real quick why I chose Plexus as my product partner in 2013. As a holistic health coach, these products were a no-brainer for me to personally take and feel confident sharing them with my friends, family, and clients.
I have spent thousands of dollars on supplements over the years. After all, I believe supplements make a big difference in my health and fitness goals, and not a day goes by that I don’t take something. There were times I spent $500 a month (or more) on supplements! So believe me when I say, I’ve nearly tried everything. Thank God that Plexus is not only good quality, but its a more affordable option too. A lot more cost effective than some of those cheaply made over-the-counter products loaded with nasty fillers. Plus, our products truly work. 🙂
Even though it doesn’t say “organic” on the labels, rest assured that the ingredients are good quality. One of the first things I did before I ordered Plexus for myself was take a good hard look at every single ingredient in every product. After all, I’m a researcher and love TMI (too much info). After that, I put my skepticism aside, and placed my very first order in late October 2013. A month later, I’d signed up to be a product partner with the company (and get whole sale prices of course :)).
Plexus products are unique and feature ingredients that a lot of other supplements don’t have.
When I first heard there was a newly formulated Pink Drink coming out, I was like, “Wait, what?!? I love my old Slim just the way it is! Thank you very much!” I’d already taken you on a deep dive of its quality and ingredients here along with my review. I was a fan of the old one and now my cheese was being moved to something new…and I needed to find out what was changed immediately. After all, I’m a supplement snob that only shares the best, most cost effective products with my people.
There were two big changes I noticed with my new Plexus Pink Drink:
1. The flavor—instead of pomegranate/cherry it’s now watermelon/raspberry with a hint of lemon
2. Added in PreBiotic Fiber—which is what caught this health coach’s eye the most! I was totally happy dancing…especially since my main focuses are gut health and weight loss!
Before I dive into why Prebiotic Fiber is so amazing and now I’m tickled pink it’s in the new Slim, here’s a quick video of me having my very first taste test. 🙂
Prebiotic Fiber Vs Probiotics—why they’re both incredible for your Gut Health
Prebiotics and probiotics are completely different things. You need a probiotic to help replenish the healthy bacteria in your gut and pre-biotics are like the miracle grow for that healthy bacteria. So what exactly is Prebiotic Fiber? It’s basically the food that Probiotics (aka good bacteria) eat. It is indigestible fibers that are in certain foods and supplements. When Prebiotic fiber is in the system, it makes the environment more conducive for Probiotics to flourish. Feeding them is necessary for a healthy micro biome. Any one who isn’t getting enough healthy fiber in their diet should consider supplementing prebiotic fiber.
New Plexus Slim Details
Plexus Slim® is the delicious, power-packed health drink your body has been waiting for. Slim features a premium microbiome activating formula that contains ingredients clinically-demonstrated to improve gut health and promote weight loss. Feed your gut with beneficial prebiotics, support a healthy glucose metabolism, and lose weight – with one great-tasting pink drink.
- Clinically demonstrated to help you lose weight
- Promotes the growth of good gut microbes
- Increases Lactobacillus by 365 times and Bifidobacterium by 290 times- contributes to overall health
- Increases the metabolism enhancing Akkermansia microbes by 250 times
- Supports healthy glucose metabolism
- Clinically studied XOS prebiotic
- Patent pending formula
- Delicious raspberry, lemon, watermelon flavor
- 5 Calories
- No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors
- 30 single serve packets for on-the-go convenience
- Gluten Free
- 100% Vegetarian
Deep Dive Into The Ingredients
—CHROMIUM PICOLINATE (scientifically derived)—
Chromium polynicotinate is a combination of chromium and niacin. This form of chromium has been found to be a more bioavailable source. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is for energy and healthy glucose metabolism. Chromium polynicotinate also helps facilitate glucose transport into cells.
XOS is a prebiotic fiber that feeds good bacteria. XOS is derived from a Non-GMO corn-derived form of oligosaccharide called Xylooligosacchaide. In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that daily doses of XOS as low as 1 gram strongly fosters the growth of bifidobacteria and other good gut microbes, while helping reduce bad bacteria in healthy people. XOS is effective in promoting the intestinal health and is found in Plexus Slim®.
—GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT—
Green coffee bean extract is derived from coffee that has not yet been roasted. Green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid compared to regular, roasted coffee beans. Chlorogenic acid is a phytochemical that acts as an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. That means that chlorogenic acid can help decrease the absorption of sugars and thereby help promote healthy blood glucose already in the normal range. Chlorogenic acid may also induce body fat loss via increasing body heat produced. Plexus Slim uses a Non-GMO Green Coffee Bean extract standardized to 50% chlorogenic acid and less than 2% of natural caffeine.
—GARCINIA CAMBOGIA FRUIT EXTRACT (natural)—
Garcinia Cambogia is a citrus fruit tree that grows in Southeast Asia. Plexus uses a standardized extract from the fruit rind contains a phytonutrient called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is bioactive compound. Plexus Slim uses a Non-GMO Garcinia Cambogia extract.
—ALPHA LIPOLIC ACID (scientifically formulated)—
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a fatty acid, found naturally inside every cell in the body. ALA is a potent antioxidant and helps recycle other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E and glutathione. Alpha Lipoic Acid is found in Plexus Slim and Plexus Nerve.
—WHITE MULBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT (natural)—
White mulberry fruit has a long history of medicinal use in China and Europe, and contains health promoting
phytonutrients. White mulberry extract is considered a superfood and a potent antioxidant. Plexus uses Non-GMO
version of White Mulberry which is found in Plexus Slim.
—CITRIC ACID (naturally derived)—
Citric acid can be found naturally in citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges. It is used to enhance the flavor of foods and beverages. Plexus citric acid is Non-GMO.
—BEET ROOT EXTRACT (natural)—
Beet root is the red or purple root vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Beets provide a good source of anthocyanins, natural antioxidants that contribute to its deep red color. Plexus uses Non-GMO beet root which provides natural color in Plexus Slim.
—STEVIA LEAF EXTRACT (natural)—
Stevia is a perennial herb native to South America that has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb and a natural sweetener. The extract is prepared from the sweet-tasting leaves, and is standardized to 99% Rebaudioside A. The extract is then purified by filtration and crystallized into a compound that is typically 200 times sweeter than table sugar, and has zero-calories. Plexus uses a 100% pure, Non-GMO Stevia rebaudiana.
—CELLULOSE GUM (naturally derived)—
Cellulose Gum is made from plant fibers (cellulose is the main fiber of plants) including trees and cotton. It’s highly water absorbent, inexpensive, and abundant. A natural, Non-GMO version of cellulose is modified to form a gum that helps give a well-rounded mouth feel in Plexus Slim.
—SILICON DIOXIDE (scientifically formulated)—
Silica is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. In Plexus Slim, the form used is a food grade Silica that is ultra-pure and free of contaminates and helps powders mix more easily.
The only other ingredient listed is “natural flavors” and since I don’t know specifically what they are, I can’t get more detailed with my research. But I’m not too worried about it since like I said above there are no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors…Slim is gluten free, 100% vegetarian, and non-GMO.
And here’s one of the clinical studies (yes! more scientific research!) **Participants in an independent, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, human clinical study who used one pack of Slim a day lost an average of 5.45 pounds in 8 weeks, while the placebo group lost an average of 3.12 pounds. There was a trend to weight decrease with Slim group (p=0.059).
I love sharing everything I’ve learned to help you reach your health & weight goals and to have a better understanding of how certain ingredients work. Not all health, fitness, and nutrition experts agree on how to achieve optimal results (me included) so I encourage you to do your own research and to experiment with diet, fitness, and supplement protocols to learn what works best for your unique body.
We’re all different and it’s important to have as much fun as you can with your healthy lifestyle.
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or shoot me an email anytime. I’m happy to help you out any way I can. I have years of experience helping people with their health and weight goals! Learning the best way to fuel your body and using your nutritional supplements as tools in making healthier lifestyle and diet choices is essential for your longterm success.
Cheers to our rock’n New Pink Drink!
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“For this review, Plexus sent me a free bag of Slim, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.”