Thread: Plexus Slim
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #5
Suzanne 3FC
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It's a very expensive MLM product and as you all know, we don't support those here for good reason. That info aside, here are a few of my thoughts

The ingredients are the usual and somewhat sketchy, as nelie pointed out. Take the hoodia - It's highly unlikely that it contains real hoodia because there's very little hoodia out there and it's illegal to export it from Africa for weight loss supplements. If it IS real hoodia then you should avoid it. Two major companies, including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Unilever, spent quite a few million dollars researching hoodia to try to come up with a product that could be proven both safe and effective. The result? Neither. They found that hoodia actually did not work to help weight loss. They also ended their studies early because it made the subjects very sick. This was real hoodia that was researched by the best experts out there. Do you trust any product that lists hoodia as an ingredient? Either it's fake or it's potentially dangerous.

It also contains green coffee bean extract. There's been a lot of hoopla about this ingredient lately and it was thought that it might help a little bit. However, a new study published last week showed a link between the ingredient and several unhealthy conditions, including an odd build-up of fat in the liver. Lab results also called into question the effectiveness of this product on weight loss.

It's my opinion that the ingredients Plexus Slim are not impressive. However! When people take products like these, even products that have been proven not to actually help weight loss, the people consciously and/or subconsciously pay more attention to what they eat and they end up eating less. How much less varies by person, so results will vary. Also, success with MLM products also comes with a bonus - $$$ So those who test out MLM weight loss products have an added incentive to 'make' it work for them. Are the products any more effective than their inexpensive drugstore clones? Not really.

I'm closing this thread because every time MLM products are mentioned, their distributors get notified via Google Alerts and they rush over to try to sell their products.
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