When Should I Drink Plexus Slim?

Reviewed on 12/4/2020

Weight Loss
Plexus Slim is a powdered weight loss supplement, which you need to mix with water before consuming.

You should take Plexus Slim 30 minutes before the meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) once a day with a glass of water. Plexus Slim is a powdered weight loss supplement, which you need to mix with water before consuming. It turns the water pink; hence it is also known as “Pink Drink.”

Plexus slim products help in weight loss by making you feel full. It also claims to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Kindly note there is no reliable clinical data on Plexus, so physician opinion is recommended.

What is Plexus Slim?

Plexus Slim is a mixture of all weight loss ingredients. The Plexus Slim comprises of:

  • Chromium polynicotinate (a combination of chromium and niacin): 200 mcg
  • Plexus Slim Blend (531 mg): This is made up of
    • Green coffee bean extract
    • Garcinia cambogia
    • Alpha-lipoic acid

There are two varieties of Plexus Slim products:

  • Plexus Slim Hunger Control: It contains 20 calories per drink and is available in blood orange, lemon, and lime flavors. The benefits of this product are
    • Improving weight loss
    • Making you feel fuller for a long time
    • Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level

Besides the two components of Plexus Slim, Plexus Slim Hunger Control also contains a type of fiber called polydextrose (6250 mg), which replaces sugar in food products.

  • Plexus Slim Microbiome Activating: It contains 5 calories per drink and is available in raspberry, lemon, and watermelon flavors. The claimed benefits of this product are

Apart from Plexus Slim Blend and chromium polynicotinate, this product also contains xylooligosaccharides, a prebiotic that feeds an important type of gut bacteria known as bifidobacteria.

What are the benefits of Plexus Slim products?

The benefits of Plexus Slim products may be attributed to the ingredients of the products because there is insufficient evidence about the product being effective in weight loss. The benefits of individual ingredients are:

  • Garcinia cambogia extracts (hydroxy citric acid): Some evidence shows that Garcinia cambogia extract shows little to no effect on weight loss. The proposed mechanisms by which it causes weight loss are
    • Suppressing food intake
    • Inhibiting the formation and storage of fat
  • Some safety issues have been found with this ingredient, they are
  • Green coffee bean extract: Some poorly conducted studies reveal that green coffee bean extract initiates a modest improvement in weight loss, although the outcomes are unreliable. The proposed mechanisms by which it causes weight loss are
    • Changes in glucose metabolism
    • Inhibiting fat storage
  • Some safety issues are reported for doses up to 200 mg/day for as long as 12 weeks, they are
  • Chromium: Several clinical trials have claimed that there is a minimal effect on weight loss. The proposed mechanisms by which it causes weight loss are
    • Increases lean muscle mass
    • Promotes fat loss
    • Reduces food intake
    • Reduces hunger levels and cravings
  • There have been no safety concerns reported for consumption between 20 to 45 mcg/day for adults.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid: Some studies have claimed that alpha-lipoic acid promoted a small but significant weight reduction. One review suggested a weight loss of 1.27 kg (approximately 2.5 lbs) compared to placebo with alpha-lipoic acid.

Plexus Slim products, when taken under the limit, poses no main side effects.

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References
Hanan M. Do Plexus Products Help? A (Monster) Evidenced-Based Review. Diet vs Disease. https://www.dietvsdisease.org/plexus-products-review/

NIH. Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/WeightLoss-HealthProfessional/

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