Plexus Slim Review 2018: Ingredients, Results, Side Effects, Where To Buy It & Best Alternative

In this article (Last Update 2018) we will explain to you what is Plexus Slim, how does it work, what are its ingredients, side effects, show you real customer reviews, give you prices, where to buy it & recommend best alternative.

I have seen quite a lot of Plexus Slim reviews, and I became quite interested because of the polarization in viewpoints on whether it works or not.

Some people said it was brilliant, and some people said it doesn’t work, and that Plexus Slim side effects are really nasty.

It was this polarization about whether Plexus Slim products work or not, plus the accusations of some pretty significant side effects that have made me decide to write a detailed Plexus Slim review, and put the findings online here to help people make an informed choice.

Plexus make several diet products, the two main ones being Plexus Slim and Plexus triplex.  Triplex is basically the same main product but bundled up with two lots of pills, BioCleanse and ProBio 5.

So in this review I’m just going to concentrate on the main product, the dissolvable powder product that makes up the main part of the supplement.



I will talk about the side effects reported specifically in a moment, but suffice to say at this point some people have reported quite nasty incidents. This made me really want to dig into what is contained in this product.

So the first part of this review is to look at the Plexus ingredients, which are:

  • Chromium polynicotinate
  • Xylooligosaccharide
  • Green coffee bean
  • Garcinia cambogia
  • Alpha lipoic acid
  • Mulberry fruit extract
  • Polydextrose
  • Guar gum

I’m not going to go into massive details about every ingredient on that list. However, I will make some key points here.

1. Green coffee bean has been the target of both the FDA and the FTC. Both of these bodies have targeted companies who have made weight loss claims around products containing green copy being, as there is at present virtually zero evidence it helps.

2. Polydextrose is a synthetic glucose extract. It is found in processed foods and I suspect has been added as a covert laxative. The problem is that it causes uncomfortable flatulence.

3. Alpha lipoic acid is meant to help in metabolising energy. However it can dramatically reduce blood sugar. Even more concerningly, studies have found that ALA could be liver toxic.

4. The final ingredient I want to talk about is Guar gum. This has been found in diet products for a long time because it swells in the stomach and therefore makes you feel full. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to digest, can swell up and cause blockages in the digestive system and has been banned by the FDA in dietary products.

Side Effects

side effects

So having looked at the list of ingredients, let’s look at the reported Plexus Slim side effects.

You basically mix powder with water to make what is known as the plexus pink drink. This actually sounds a bit ominous to me, and having read about the side-effects I’m beginning to see why.

Reported side-effects include:

  • Feeling jittery
  • Exhaustion
  • Frequent urination
  • Fast heart rate and palpitations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Flatulence

That’s a pretty worrying list of side effects for what is basically a diet drink.

What’s even more worrying is that this product has had no scientific testing and although individual ingredients have been tested, none appear to aid weight loss and no research has been done into the concoction that is Plexus Slim.

Plexus Slim Results: Does It Work?

I have to conclude from everything I have looked into, including a significant number of reviews from people who have tried it is that the answer to question, does plexus work, is no.

Although some people report feeling better, or experiencing minor weight loss, these incidences could be explained away by other things.

I’m yet to see anybody report significant and sustained plexus weight loss, backed up by evidence that stacks up. On top of that, there is literally zero scientific study around this product.

Is It A Scam?

pink drink in glass

This is a difficult one. The Plexus results don’t appear to be significant at all. People are simply not reporting weight loss in a positive manner with this supplement.

In terms of a Plexus scam, I’m going to stop short of saying it is.

But the bottom line here is that none of the ingredients in its have been proven to aid weight loss. There is also no evidence that combining these ingredients gives any significant advantage, and the fact that the company has not commissioned any proper research into their product so that they can offer people some tangible information is suspicious.

And I have also got to say here that multilevel marketing is in evidence with this company. You can make money from promoting this product and selling it yourself, which means that the scope for abuse of creating positive websites and reviews about this product is high.

Plexus Slim Customer Reviews


It doesn’t really matter where you go to look at the comments left by people who have tried Plexus Slim, or Plexus Triplex.

The reviews are almost invariably negative, once you discount the blatant attempts to talk the product up through fake reviews. Here are some examples:

“I took Plexus Slim and other Plexus products off and on for about a year and then I started to develop kidney problems …my doctor suggested to me that I get off of all Plexus products …my kidneys are slowly getting better.”

“I considers this another scam giving false hope for people that want to loss weight or have more energy. I well balance diet will give you all those beneficts”

The positive reviews on Amazon for example are mostly blatant fakes:

“Won’t go without! Way cheaper from an independent Ambassador with Plexus! The Plexus products are so much more than weight loss! Overall health and gut health are the real focus!”

Video Testimonial

Price And Where To Buy It

Plexus Slim costs  an eye watering $114.30 for 30 days supply (although the picture on Amazon says 60 days supply).

Even more absurdly, a month of Plexus Triple costs $203.

If you’re wondering where to buy Plexus Slim, then probably the best price you will find is on Amazon, where I got these prices from.

But I have to say that the average person, the Plexus Slim cost alone should put you off, before you even start considering side effects and a lack of evidence it works.

Final Verdict

I think it’s safe to say you probably already know what my final verdict is going to be in this review of Plexus Slim & Triplex.

I don’t think it works.

On top of that, I think it’s insanely expensive. You can also buy the active ingredients separately at a far lower price. For example, on Amazon you can buy 60 capsules of garcinia cambogia for just $17.97.

I looked at the active ingredients and worked out that for the same price as a months worth of Plexus, I could buy two months worth of the active ingredients, and at a far higher dosage, more in line with the doses stated in research that has noted any weight loss at all.

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10 thoughts on “Plexus Slim Review 2018: Ingredients, Results, Side Effects, Where To Buy It & Best Alternative”

  1. Alexis says:

    You need to proofread your articles before you post them. I found a few errors that make it difficult to understand the subject and point you are trying to get across. Otherwise, this really is just a personal view on a product and not really scientific in any way. I think people should go by personal reviews from people who have taken the product and not someone who claims to know these products or their ingredients. Thanks for your opinion though.

    1. Christi says:


    2. Tracy Lynn says:

      I did take this product for one month. I experienced every single one of the side effects listed. I did lose weight due to feeling awful. I am a registered nurse and the original reviews were good, so I gave it a try. NEVER AGAIN! The company called me and did give a full refund. However, they seemed to imply I was faking to get a refund. Horrible product for me and my fiance’.

  2. Christi says:

    I am looking at Plexus as an addition to my health care. Can you please include citations with your findings? On your guar gum claim alone I’m not finding information on you liver claim, and some of your other citations are extremely exaggerated. Guar gum is highly used in the US in many processed foods. I haven’t even gotten to your other claims because they aren’t valid without citations… they’re just opinions & misguided reasons at that point.

  3. aAnita Kriete says:

    I have taken something like this. Very expensive. It did nothing for me. No weight lost or more energy. They wanted me to sell it. It was as just another scam. I feel this one is too. Carol

  4. Rosalie Ginter says:

    First of all, the symtpoms you list can be detoxification. Second, it does not sound like you have tried the products. Third have you even looked around you to check if people actually lost weight on these products? For 2.5 years I have had feeds pop up on my facebook about people claiming weightloss, feeling better on the products and other real life experiences. The experiences i read are pretty impressive.

  5. Nancy says:

    I have been taking the products for almost 3 years now. I havent lost much weight, but thats no longer my goal. I now have much better health. Let me list all the good it has done for me…. the biggest thing is I DONT CRAVE SUGAR ANYMORE! Desserts dont bother me anymore! My hair is nicer and I loose less when showering, my blackheads have disappeared and I have next to no acne, I am regular, and I mean REGULAR!!, I have more energy, I am 50 now and my periods are regular, I dont get hot flashes anymore, I dont retain fluids like I did before, when its time to eat and Im really hungry its not a hunger that is ravishing, but a very controlled hunger ( kinda hard to explain that one!) I do go to the bathroom more but thats because Im drinking water to flush toxins out. I know a few people that have had great success with weight loss, so I know it works. Not everything works the same for all of us.The way I feel now, I will take the product for as long as I live unless something drastic changes my mind! There are alway skeptics and negativity for every product and not everything works for everybody. However if you have only used this product for a month or so, than you really cant judge it fairly. Our health problems dont come in a months time so they dont go away in a months time either. You need to give it fair try, like about 6 months, and than judge it!! I love Plexus and will continue to promote it.

  6. Meckinzie Campbell says:

    I also want to point out that Plexus should not be purchased from Amazon because the company does not allow that. If you purchase from Amazon you have no way of knowing if product is old or whatever. There is no 60 day guarantee as well from what I hear. You should purchase directly from their site plexus worldwide or from an ambassador that way you have the 60 day guarantee and also have someone you can reach out to with any questions and they will help you along the way. Just a reminder on that.

    1. amy says:

      You can purchase Plexus from Amazon if you don’t want to be badgered by an ambassador to sign up as an ambassador. Actually….I am an ambassador but don’t use the product any longer. I do, however, sell it to any of my friends who want to try it. But….I give it to them at my cost so that they don’t have to sign up to be and ambassador.

      No matter how you look at it, there is no quick fix to health. Hard work, good eating habits and supplements when necessary…but supplements should not cost you more than a car payment each month.

  7. Peter says:

    Testimonies are interesting and I don’t discount what some people believe and their experiences. But in the end if their is no independent scientific evidence or peer review studies or double blind studies done to prove the claims of the manufacturer or the user. All the testimonies in the world have little value without the back up of the scientific evidence.

    This lack of evidence is typical of multilevel marketing companies that push these kind of products. Almost all of them have no independant research to back up the claims of the user let alone the company.

    Do your own research first before you buy or commit to any product or multilevel marketing product.

    Ask the question. Do you have independent research to back up what you say this product can do?

    You will probably find the answer is no.

    I welcome anyone from plexus to prove this wrong by providing the independent scientific evidence to back the product up.

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