Is Plexus Safe During Pregnancy?
An OB/gyn and Pharmacologist carefully examine it’s ingredients
The simple answer, most Plexus products are completely safe to take during pregnancy, but there are some to avoid as well, which I will dive into in this article.
“It’s positive”, I shouted to my husband who was anxiously waiting for an answer. The pregnancy test was positive. We already have two little chickens who we love oh so dearly, and we were not planning on growing our family until our oldest (3 years old) was at least in Kindergarten. But God’s timing is always interesting… and perfect. But I now had a question that needed to be addressed immediately about the safety of Plexus products while pregnant.
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably researching like crazy the way I was before I talked to my OB (and a couple of other medical professionals) about the product ingredients. It’s so scary to think about how what we put into our bodies during pregnancy affects our growing and developing fetus, and it’s perfectly understandable to be extra-cautious about every supplement and ingredient that enters our system.
I read online that Plexus was completely safe to take during pregnancy, and I have many, many friends who have taken the products themselves while pregnant, but I wanted to know firsthand from a medical professional that the supplements were completely safe to take throughout my pregnancy and right into breastfeeding.
Why I Started Taking Plexus Supplements In The First Place
Just a quick background story — I battled major PPD (postpartum depression) after the birth of my first, which carried over into my second pregnancy and for the year after I delivered my youngest. Plexus, however, saved me. I was in a very awful place, relying on prescription medications to make me feel somewhat normal, but I lost a sense of “me”, my personality, as the antidepressants took over. Within a month of taking the Triplex Combo (Plexus’ bestselling product), I was completely off of antidepressants and over-the-counter sleeping pills. See, Plexus for some may be a health statement or an aid in weight loss, but for me, I NEED IT! It’s essential to my health as well as my sense of well-being…so addressing the questions about the safety of the Plexus products during pregnancy was a top priority.
I quickly scheduled an appointment with my OB when I found out I was in fact pregnant, especially since I didn’t know how far along I was.
My OB’s Close Look At The Ingredients
At my first appointment (about 5 weeks pregnant) I brought a huge sack with every one of my products. I originally started with just the Triplex combo, which consists of Plexus Slim, BioCleanse and ProBio5 (an amazing probiotic if you’re looking for one:), but after being “sold” I was all-in, adding the XFactor Vitamin, MegaX (plant-based omega supplement), VitalBiome (goes hand-in-hand with probiotics), and occasionally Plexus Edge (I occasionally used as a pre-workout).
My OB impressed me. I feel like most doctors would jump to “it’s better not to take anything…”, but he actually took the time to look at each and every ingredient on the labels of each of the products. My husband and I were shocked at how much he actually knew about the individual ingredients.
My doctor gave me the double thumbs up on taking Plexus Slim, Biocleanse, Probio5, MegaX (said it’s great for the developing fetus, and actually encouraged continuing throughout my pregnancy), the XFactor vitamin (which he told me to use in place of an over-the-counter prenatal because it has everything in it that the baby needs…and them some), and Vitalbiome.
What My OB Said To Avoid Taking During Pregnancy
My doctor did not recommend taking Plexus Edge, or any other Plexus products that do anything to my heart rate, which also includes Plexus Accelerator and Plexus Boost. Understandable.
What A Pharmacologist Said About The Safety Of Plexus During Pregnancy
I was very pleased with my doctor’s explanation about Plexus products, and their safety during pregnancy, but I took it one step further and met with a pharmacologist.
Pharmacologists are medical professionals who are extremely knowledgable in the medicine department, as they study drug affects on the human body (the specifics). They normally work in labs dealing directly with chemicals, but many also study natural supplements and their affects on the body as well.
The pharmacologist I met with took a very careful look at every ingredient and individually checked each one to make sure the potency and strength was completely safe for the fetus for the duration of my pregnancy. She, too, gave me a double thumbs up to take everything (except products changing my heart rate).