A few weeks back I taunted on my instastories that I was on a super secret mission. I didn’t say anything other than that. Well it is has now come time for a reveal. In July, I was approached by an amazing momma friend who is an Plexus Ambassador and has been for awhile now and has seen great results on it. She wondered if I would be interested in a free 30 day trial with no obligation to say anything one way or the other about the product. My only obligation was to post here what happened.
I have talked with her about it a few times over the last year because there are some who say it is great for my guys’s TN and let’s be honest their two most popular claims are weight loss and feeling less tired. So what mom of any kids could not want this. And if I am totally honest I have been skeptical, but also researching like crazy because read the two above claims.
If you have followed me over the years you know I believe in clean eating and natural weight loss with no gimicky concoctions. I don’t even drink shakeology from my beloved Beachbody company which is more of a dietary issue. Herein lies probably my biggest issue with any sort of powder, pill or regiment that is sold similar to Plexus. I make this proclamation loud and clear I have the moodiest of moody digestive tracks and they are easily upset by these sorts of products.
I was given what I believe plexus ambassadors call the triplex which is a combination of three of their most popular products. The first, of course, is the pink drink. The second is the ProBio 5 and the third was Biocleanse. I likely would not have done this had I not just had my hysterectomy because I knew my gut health was a mess. I went into this with a terrible bleeding ulcer, a messed up digestive track from massive amounts of meds and a severely unbalanced diet.
It was also important to me to include how going off of these things felt for my system. So we are a month and a week out of the start, so I have been off of them at this point 8 days. One of the biggest complaints I ran into (besides the cost) in my research were the withdrawal like symptoms ones experiences when no longer taking the product.
Now in my honest opinion, I liked the taste of the pink drink. I have actually tasted the older version and the newer one has a much better flavor. The positives of this drink were it easily became a part of my daily morning routine. It fit nicely into my life and I was able to take it while traveling. I definitely felt a huge energy burst that lasted throughout the day from the pink drink. I would actually equate it with pre-workout feeling if you take one. The one thing it didn’t have that pre-work has is the buzzy feeling. That is a bonus if that is what you are using it for.
Now for the downside and likely the one reason I wouldn’t continue on in this part of the plexus journey is the jitters. I am extremely sensitive to caffeine and honestly I am not even sure if this has caffeine in it, but I felt like it did. I would be jittery for about an hour and half to two hours after drinking it. Then the energy burst just stayed which was nice. But I have battled a caffeine addiction basically my whole life and in the last three years got myself down to a point where I no longer struggled with adrenal issues because of it. The most evident part of this boost was the week after the trial was over. I was super jittery and super foggy and had about three days of a headache I couldn’t get rid of. I felt like I was coming down with a cold. Not a migraine and not miserable, but enough to be present and accounted for.
Now can we talk about what I was really interested in trying and the main reason I jumped on this free trial? The probiotics (and I think they may call them prebiotics). My system was out of wack, with overgrowth of yeast, hormones all over the place, over production of cortisol because of stress to my system with the surgery and my sleep was a mess. I was stuck in a battle of antibiotics, anti-fungals and digestive distress which made me not hungry at all and left depleted of energy.
I basically started the ProBio5 right away because my friend had brought by a bottle of this in February of last year on the hope that maybe it would help my guy with his TN. She said, “You don’t have to have him take it, but at least you know it is a possible option. Just keep it.” I remembered it when my family physician suggested a probiotic to try and get some balance in my system.
I started the biocleanse two days later. Two things about these products, they work. The positives for them is you can feel the balance that begins to happen. As I said, I had a bleeding ulcer that was bad because of the meds I was given for pain during my surgery. An issue I have been plagued with most of my life and usually requires a 90 day treatment for. I only needed the treatment for two full weeks after I started taking these two pills. I was able to stop my ulcer med a month after I started and I haven’t needed it since.
I can’t prove that it was the combination of the two, but I can say that my stomach ulcers have never cleared up that quickly and they have never ever been that bad before, so they had their work set out for them and it feels as though they were a success. I was back to my usual self within two weeks time and then after that it was like it never happened which I didn’t think would happen.
There is the claim that they help with sleep and I can tell you that is totally common that after a hysterectomy it is completely normal to have insomnia and I did struggle with it multiple times this summer. However, I have had no issues what so ever since starting it. Again I cannot prove it is the combination of these two things because I know how important sleep is to healing and I have been working extremely hard to make sure I am getting sleep. But yes I slept better. I have continued to sleep better since being off as well. No sleep disturbances happened after going off either if that is important to you.
There was one downside that I noticed specifically with the biocleanse and that is if I took too much I struggled with IBS. I have IBS and I manage it mostly with my diet and watching my stress levels. I could never get over more than two biocleanse pills or I would struggle with the symptoms of my IBS. But overall, my IBS has been non-existent since the trial began which I imagine with what I put my system through with the surgery is unheard of.
So the question is…is this a good review or a bad review. My goal is to not do either. My goal is to tell you what the experience was like for me. I saw definite improvements in my health and mental clarity. I am not sure I would continue with the pink drink not because I don’t like it, I just don’t feel like I need it. I do fairly well with my energy levels because I have worked so hard to try and master that for myself since I overcame my pop addiction three years ago.
I do think a lot of the benefits I saw with these Plexus products are ones that I see when I really hone in on my dietary needs. But I do like that I didn’t have to think as hard about what I put into my body with these other two products. I can see the convenience of that. I think this is probably a great way to catapult you into a new health and fitness regiment because it is all spelled out for you. I also have been able to exercise every single day with no rest days. Not sure if it is the plexus or if it is just my mentality right now because even after stopping it has stuck.
I cannot speak for cost of any of these products. It was important to me to not look up the prices, though I was tempted, because that is one of the complaints I saw often in my research. I wanted to give it a fair chance no matter what. But what I do think you want to hear is what kind of body results did I get from this and in interest of being honest I must say I started a ketogenic diet at the urging my GYN doc to help balance my very unbalanced hormones. She wanted me to start this immediately to try and fire up my ovaries, so I started it halfway into the Plexus trial. As well, I exercise every day, but I always have. At the beginning of the trial, I was only allowed 30 minutes of cardio with minimal jumping and bending, but by the end I was doing extensive cardio work outs and 3 mile runs. I can’t say one way or the other if plexus contributed to my weight and inch loss. But here at the photos. Most of the weight loss did happen after the diet began, but I did lose three inches before the diet.
I did lose 11lbs. I lost 7.5 inches over all.
I can say I think others should try if they are looking for the positives that I mentioned in this post. I also know some people who have tried it and had amazing results and can probably speak much better to the scientific backgrounds of this product. I also know others who have tried it and not had as much luck. I do know I would be interested in seeing and researching a bit more the type of chemicals that are in the product especially as it relates to TN. I am still kinda hanging out waiting to see what happens with the diet and the being without Plexus. I will likely try and update again in a month to see if I can make some clearer distinctions on what is Plexus and what is the keto diet and exercise.
I was not compensated in any way for this review other than a 30 day free trial of the three plexus products mentioned. My review and opinion of the product is all my own and not a guarantee of any result you will have on the product.