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Warnings About Plexus Slim

Trying to decide whether or not you should try Plexus? Read this first.

Most people learn about Plexus from a friend or through a post on a social media site like Facebook. Many people have questions about whether the stories they hear a legitimate or not. So many things can be said on the internet, that it’s hard to tell what the truth is, and it can seem difficult to get an unbiased opinion. While many Plexus Ambassadors might seem passionate about the Plexus products, some people might say things, or give reviews or warnings on the internet that sound negative. After all, there are scams that people obviously need to watch out for. And how can a person know if scam warnings, reviews or opinions on the internet are legitimate or not? Are the people saying those negative things unbiased, or are they actually working for another company? Certainly, there is no such thing as a perfect product or company. No company has ever pleased every single customer. On this blog, we do not pretend to be unbiased. We believe wholeheartedly in Plexus because of our experience. We put our names to this website because we are real, regular folks. But, when it comes to Plexus, you don’t have to take our word for it. Here are some facts about Plexus that every person should consider, point by point:

  • Plexus Slim Reviews and Scam Warnings
    Plexus Slim Reviews and Scam Warnings

    Plexus products come with a 60 day money-back guarantee for all retail and preferred customers.

  • Less than 1% of Plexus products are returned under the 60 day money-back guarantee.
  • Plexus was ranked the #2 most popular diet of 2014 in Shape Magazine, even though Plexus is not technically a diet at all.
  • Plexus made INC Magazine’s “Inc 500” two years in a row (2014 & 2015).
  • At least 43% of all Plexus sales are to customers, not Plexus Ambassadors, which means that it is not just people “selling the stuff” who use it.
  • Many Plexus users are ambassadors because of the low cost to join. Joining is only $34.95 a year. For this price one can purchase the Plexus products at wholesale price, and also receive a website from which they can promote and sell Plexus products should they want to take advantage of the Plexus business opportunity.
  • Regardless of what one might say, the proof is in the pudding and Plexus has made it easy to “test” them out. Whether you start as a customer with the 60 day money-back guarantee, or you start as an ambassador and get the wholesale price, you run little to no risk to try Plexus.

Below, watch a candid interview with the CEO of Plexus, Tarl Robinson, my wife, Plexus Diamond Ambassador, Michelle Thomas, and myself, Plexus Emerald Ambassador, Tim Thomas. Check out more videos from us on our YouTube page by clicking on this link.



The XFactor Ingredient “Folate”

Another important B vitamin that is found in XFactor is Folate. Folate has been shown to be important for cell growth and metabolism. WebMD says that it has been shown that there are plenty of Americans that are deficient in Folate. 


Folate and Folic Acid supplements are common for pregnant women and for women who are trying to conceive. Folate “reduces the risk for birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine -- spina bifida and anencephaly -- by 50% to 70%” says WebMD. The same article also relates that Folate can also lower the risk of preeclampsia and early labor. It is commonly recommended that any woman at childbearing age should take a multivitamin or a Folate supplement, because they can help protect against birth defects that may form before a woman knows she’s pregnant.


Folate can be used as a measure to treat and prevent deficiencies that can cause types of anemia and other problems as well. When trying to treat these deficiencies it is recommended to use Folate along with Vitamin B12, another vitamin in XFactor.

The XFactor Ingredients “Thiamin”

Thiamin, a B vitamin found in XFactor, is almost commonly known as Thiamine and vitamin B1. Thiamin is known to be involved in “several enzyme functions associated with the metabolism of carbohydrates, branched-chain amino acids, and fatty acids,” says MIC; a Micronutrient Information Center based out of Oregon State University.


Severe lack of Thiamin can lead to many organ system problems, mostly in a disease called beriberi, explains MIC. Being deficient in Thiamin has been shown to go hand and hand with Alzheimer's disease. Other problems of insufficient levels of Thiamin include psychosis, fatigue, nerve damage, and weakness. Severe lack of Thiamin can even cause brain damage, says NLM

NLM (National Library of Medicine) says that the many foods that Thiamin is found in include “enriched, fortified, and whole grain products such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and flour, beef liver and pork, dried milk, egg, legumes and peas, nuts and seeds.”

The XFactor Ingredient “Inositol”

Inositol, a vitamin-like substance found in many plants and animals, is also found in the Plexus multivitamin XFactor.

The many uses of inositol include “diabetic nerve pain, panic disorder, high cholesterol, insomnia, cancer, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, promoting hair growth, a skin disorder called psoriasis, and treating side effects of medical treatment with lithium,” says WebMD.


WebMD explains that when used by the mouth inositol can be helpful for treating conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, high levels of testosterone, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure.There’s also evidence that when a patient uses inositol by mouth for six weeks see drastic improvement in their Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

The ProBio 5 Ingredient “Vitamin C”

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is NECESSARY for growth and development. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIT), “Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet.”

vitamin c

NIT also states that Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repairing of tissues in all parts of your body. The same article goes on to say that Vitamin C helps to form an important protein that makes skin, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. It also heals wounds and forms scar tissues along with repairing cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. According to NIT, “Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis.”

The body is not able to produce Vitamin C on its own, it’s therefore important to have a healthy amount of Vitamin C in your everyday diet.

The ProBio5 Ingredient “Grape Seed Extract”

Grape seed extract, which is literally what it says, has been a traditional treatment in the Eastern world for thousands of years. It’s known as the ancient “Tylenol”. The extract is taken from smashed up seeds of red wine grapes. It’s sort of new to the U.S. but is used for treatment on numerous diseases, says WebMD.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract has been used for many cardiovascular conditions, according to WebMD. WebMD also states that “grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. “Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes.”

You couldn’t guess what grape seed extract has in it, antioxidants! Nothing like your good ole’ trusty friends, antioxidants. All antioxidants are are substances that defend from cell damage and are linked to helping stop many diseases. Everyday foods that also have antioxidants include avocados, apples, cabbage, pomegranates, and two weirder ones; red wine and chocolate (even though they sound unhealthy, small doses are in fact healthy.) All of which are on EveryDayHealth’s 13 super foods.

The Plexus Slim Ingredient, “Chlorogenic Acid”

Chlorogenic Acid may well be considered the superhero sidekick to the Chromium in Plexus Slim. According to Examine.com, an unbiased, independent encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition, Chlorogenic Acid is a phytochemical extract found in coffee and coffee beans. A phytochemical is any of various biologically active compounds found in plants. “It has been touted as being able to reduce blood sugar levels and potentially exert an anti-diabetic effect,” states the same article. The extract has also been used in weight loss products and has been known to have an “anti-obesity” effect.


Chlorogenic Acid can be found in carrots, apples, strawberries, potatoes, and pineapples, all of which are normally considered ‘healthy’ foods for any regular diet.

According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, an institution known worldwide for studying everything to do with coffee, Chlorogenic Acid can be used as a stimulant. This could explain the “extra energy” people sometimes feel after consuming this ingredient. The group also reiterates the importance of Chlorogenic Acid to the human body as a bioactive antioxidant.