I started using Plexus products back in August 2017. I had tried a trial pack of the pink drink, and I really could see a difference in my energy. I was skeptical if it was really the Plexus products, or if it was just a placebo effect. After my trial pack ended, I waited and debated for about 3 months before jumping in an ordering the Triplex. The Triplex includes the famous Pink Drink, BioCleanse, and their probiotic.
I was very hopeful starting out. I was 10 months postpartum with my second and still had some baby weight to lose. I was always tired because I had a 10 month old who still did not sleep through the night. Also, I was suffering with postpartum anxiety. I saw many posts on how Plexus could help anxiety.
Let me state again, I was very skeptical when I started. I had done a great deal of research on Plexus, but most of the reviews I found were from their own ambassadors. I researched gut health and it’s link to anxiety, energy, and many other ailments. My first week was just me drinking the pink drink. I wanted to ease my body into the supplements. In the first week, I experienced headaches and weight GAIN!!! I was so discouraged. Yes, I didn’t eat the best, but I hadn’t started eating more. If anything, I would have expected to maintain my current weight. One positive, I did notice that I had more entergy. I was able to stay up later. My ambassador messaged me to ask how my products were going. I told her my frustrations, and she assured me that it was just detox symptoms. I needed to stick with the products, and soon I would start to see my weight drop.
Again, I took to the internet to try and find some answers. Detox symptoms are real if you have Candida, I told myself that I just needed to get through the first couple of weeks, and I would start to see results.
Week two – I was feeling great. Less bloating and more energy, but MORE weight GAIN.
Each week, my weight slowly started to creep up. Again, my ambassador told me that this can happen to some people. Depending on how bad my candida was when I started could make my detox symptoms last longer than others. I also mentioned that my blood pressure had actually gone up since starting the products. I was told that the products are actaully supposed to help blood pressure. I was told I just needed to give the products more time to work.
Again, I believed her. I saw testimonies of women who had little to no weight loss until almost a year on the products. A YEAR!!!
Fast forward when their new Hunger Control pink drink was released. This was the only change in my life at this point in time. Within two weeks, I started to have stomach pains and my hair started to shed like crazy! I went to the doctor to get m thyroid checked because that’s how much hair I was losing. Think postpartum hair loss, but without being postpartum!
During the visit, I learned that I now have borderline hypertension! I was up 13 pounds from when I first started the products, and two pants sizes.
Luckily, my tests came back normal. I stopped all Plexus products about 4 weeks ago at this point. My hair shedding has slowed down. I have actually lost some of the weight I had gained. I was unable to lose any weight while on the supplements.
I took to the internet one last time. If you really dig, you can find testimonies of ladies who used the products and ended up with a hormonal imbalance. That is scary to me. I was putting something ‘plant based’ and ‘healthy’ in my body for almost a year, and it was harming me.