Is Plexus Safe?
Could Plexus Slim be causing major health issues? There are many rumors floating around the internet about Plexus products, specifically Plexus Slim, being unsafe. Clinical trials results are in, and we’ll see for ourselves by examining the safety of each and every ingredient in Plexus Slim.
About the Clinical Trial
There was a clinical study for Plexus Slim and Triplex Combo, and the objective of the study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements on weight loss in both men and women. It was a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial with 196 subjects.
Plexus Slim Ingredients
Plexus Slim is composed of all-natural ingredients. Take a look at the Slim nutrition label.
Before looking at the ingredient list, here are some terms you will need to be familiar with. There are 3 different categories of ingredients.
Ingredients in this category are primarily obtained directly from a natural source, or they may be obtained through an extraction process. Such reactions do not significantly alter the chemical structure of the original natural ingredient.
NATURALLY DERIVED INGREDIENTS
When an ingredient may be found in nature, but doesn’t occur in a concentration that is high enough for formulations, these ingredients are used. These ingredients can often be derived from natural sources through a series of chemical processes, which is the process used by Plexus Worldwide to obtain such ingredients.
SCIENTIFICALLY FORMULATED INGREDIENTS
Sometimes, a sufficiently concentrated source of an ingredient cannot be found in nature, or derived from natural sources. In these instances, highly bioavailable ingredients are used to formulate biochemical building blocks.
A Careful Examination of Each Ingredient in Plexus Slim
Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) (Naturally derived)
XOS is a chemically demonstrated prebiotic that feeds the good bacteria that is essential for our health. XOS is derived from a Non-GMO corn-derived form of oligosaccharide called Xylooligosacchaide.
Green coffee bean extract (Natural)
Green coffee bean extract is derived from UN-ROASTED coffee beans, which are high in Chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is a phytochemical that acts as an alphaglucosidase inhibitor, meaning it work to decreaser the absorption of sugar in the body, keeping blood glucose 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 (Garcinia Cambogia Desr) 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 a bioactive compound. Plexus Slim uses a Non-GMO Garcinia Cambogia extract.
Chromium polynicotinate (Scientifically formulated)
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.
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.
White Mulberry (Morus Alba) 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.
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) 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.
Beet (Beta vulgaris) 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.
Cellulose gum (Naturally Derived)
Cellulose gum comes from natural cellulose obtained from wood pulp and cotton fibers. Plexus Slim uses a natural, Non-GMO version of cellulose.
Silica (Scientifically formulated)
Silica is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. Plexus Slim uses ultra-pure and free of contaminates Silica that helps powders mix more easily.
Clinical Study Results
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