Friday, January 2, 2015

Shakeology vs. Plexus





Plexus Slim, is basically a Crystal Light drink, that you mix with water. You also are supposed to take a bunch of pills throughout the day to help "accelerate" you. This is far from healthy. They promote their company as a weight-loss company, but you will get as much luck if you simply cut your sugary foods and increase your water supply. You are supposed to drink it twice daily and supposedly it manages your sugars, cholesterol, and lipid levels. But how? How can an expensive Crystal light do just that? Let's find out! It is a stimulate, similar to caffeine in coffee, only it has been created in a lab somewhere and formulate with that pretty pink dye to make your eyes glitter over and say "okay I will try that!" Don't. Don't waste your money on it. Diet pills and drinks do not work long term and can have negative lasting effects on your body! Plexus does not advertise their prices, but from what I have found it will run you about $120-$150 monthly drinking and popping pills a couple times a day... That is some pricey Crystal Light right there.

Here are Plexus Slim's Ingredients:



Plexus Slim's main ingredient is Chromium. What is chromium? It is metal. Its that simple. Chromium exposure is safe for some adults up to about six months. Extended Chromium exposure is directly linked to dizziness, headaches, liver damage, kidney damage, and is NOT safe to be consumed when pregnant or breastfeeding! Plexus is QUICK FIX! That's all!! It is not healthy, it is not good, and certainly is not safe for more than just a couple of months. Also, if you do happen to loose any weight from it you will gain it all back very quickly when you stop taking it. You have not established any healthy habits while drinking the "pink drink" and in the process of drinking that you are slowly destroying your insides. I highly recommend not consuming this quick fix weight loss drink. If you do choose to do so make sure please stop by six months. The lasting repercussions could be far more damaging than a few added pounds! 

Shakeology's Ingredients:



Shakeology can't even be compared to it, honestly. I would love to break it down for the way I did with my Body by Vi or Herbalife comparison, but they can't be compared because Plexus is a non-nutritional drink. Shakeology is a meal replacement full of quality foods like Chia, Quinoa, Flax, and protein! You can't find any of that in a "pink drink"! There is NO magic pill! Heard work, clean eating, and healthy nutrition is what is needed for health and weightloss! Shakeology improves overall health and well-being! Shakeology has real ingredients that are natural and non-GMO. Contact me if you are interested in adding Shakeology to your diet today, here


33 comments:

  1. This appears to be a very uneducated comparison. Everyone do your own research on Plexus. Better yet, contact me! Normally people that slam a product based on little information have a personal agenda, such as increased sales.

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    1. You are right Sarah, this post is not as educated as my two previous posts comparing to other products. I even said that in my post!!! I clearly stated that your company HIDES all information on nutrition and ingredients and I could NOT find any without ordering it myself. That is completely sketchy to me. I hope you enjoy consuming chemicals daily and I will enjoy my nutritious S

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    2. Shakeology! It is full of real ingredients that I can pronounce, non gmo and no artificial pink fake like Plexus!

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    3. The FDA regulated Plexus closely so all the ingredients are on the labels. There is lots of research on these individual ingredients including the benefits of Chromium. Please extend your research without being so bias. Thanks

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    4. The FDA also said at one time that tobacco wasn't harmful. Point being, the FDA doesn't care about our health. They only care about their bottom line...who gives the most $ to keep them in office.

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    5. Despite the side you're on, I did my own research into what the FDA actually did with regard to Plexus. If you follow the link I've provided, you'll see that the FDA simply called Plexus Worldwide out on some erroneous and overreaching language on their website. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the government establishment "regulated Plexus closely".

      http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2014/ucm411287.htm

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    6. Chromium is a mineral that humans require in trace amounts, although its mechanisms of action in the body and the amounts needed for optimal health are not well defined. It is found primarily in two forms: 1) trivalent (chromium 3+), which is biologically active and found in food. So saying that it is metal as if it is something that will end you in not only uneducated but blatantly juvenile and irresponsible. BOTH of these products are actually great products but both created for two totally different reasons and purposes.

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    7. The "pink" in Plexus Slim comes from pomegranate and cherry. Real fruit. The products are all natural. And Plexus is not considered a "weight loss" company. It's all about gut health. And the other pills....like a probiotic? Everyone benefits from getting your gut healthy. Do you know that is where your autoimmune issues stem from? Another pill would be a multivitamin with aloe to help with absorption of the nutrients.

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    8. Ni the pink comes from beet root extract

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    9. fix the typos and some may read what you have to say.

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  3. sarah, I updated my post for you and added in the ingredients. I would stop drinking it ASAP before you permanently damage your liver. Good luck! :)

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  4. I did research as well and found the same info. I can see how plexus could make you lose weight but I can buy healthy groceries and do it the right way with the same cost. There is no nutritional value in plexus based on its ingredients.

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    1. I agree Britney! Thanks for the post!

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    2. Heather R Berchtold, CHHCJune 7, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      I just came across this post and all I can say is, you do not have your information correct at all!! I am a Plexus Ambassador but first and foremost I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Plexus was originally a breast health company and Plexus Slim was created for type 2 diabetics this is why one of the ingredients is chromium. Chromium is a trace mineral that is the most beneficial in helping diabetics. It makes the body's own insulin production go further. The chromium that your speaking of which is industrial chromium is toxic, and is completely different than the form that is found in foods, which is what is used in Plexus Slim and is safe and needed by the body. Also you said people taking Slim needed to take it twice a day and also needs to take "a bunch of pills" throughout the day. This is completely false, Slim is only taken once a day, some people choose to take it twice a day but that isn't necessary or recommended unless it's a special circumstance, and you do not have to take anything other than slim. We do have an accelerator pill for those who want to take and it's only 1 to 2 pills one time a day. Slim does not need it to work but if they are taking it for weight loss ( not what it was designed for but it is a happy side effect) the accelerator has been shown to speed up results a little. Plexus is all natural plant based and they do use non GMO ingredients, it is not a quick fix!! It is only to be used as a tool to help you change your lifestyle, because it levels out your body it helps you start eating better without craving junk food. This is NOT a diet. I work with people in my practice that have all kinds of health issues and a lot of them change their diet and change their health without any help but there are others that deal with horrible cravings and addictions and their blood pressure, cholesterol, hormones, blood sugars and gut are completely out of control or maybe they have chronic pain or nerve damage, Plexus products have proven a great tool to helping those reach their health goals. Plexus Ambassadors should be helping their customers get healthy by teaching them about the products and letting them be a help in changing their lifestyle. And for the record Shakeology uses some not so healthy ingredients like fructose, refined sugar, whey protein isolate and rbGH( growth hormone) etc.... Moral of this story is please don't bash a product when you don't know the facts or the dangers of your own products!!

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    3. Correct me if I am wrong Heather but you make extra money off of referring your "clients" or "patients" to Plexus as an Ambassador which seems very self-serving if you do work in a medical or health care field. I do not sell or work for any company that sells any health or weight loss products so I am not speaking from a bias or competitor point of view. I am speaking only from the point of view of a non-medical or non-health care related job that if I went to a doctor or CHHC or any other "professional" in the industry I would not want to find out later you were getting "kickbacks" for referring me to a product that has not been tested in a full out in writing with peer review tests and deemed a cure for such things as seizures, diabetes, etc... Personally anyone including drug companies, MLM companies, and friends or family that want to sell me a "cure or fix" to anything creates a cause for distrust. As with all things you never know the side effects until you try it and they could be minor or so major and irreversible; so they aren't worth the "try" just to line the pocket of someone. I would not trust any medical related person that pushes one product that they get paid for by any means - if they offered an array of options to include natural products, companies that compete such as Plexus and Beach Body and list benefits and harmful effects of all along with modern medicine so that I know all my options and make a more educated decision I would probably feel more comfortable and trust that person. As for friends and family that sell anything I am sure the get caught up in the Multilevel Marketing (MLM or pyramid scheme) to make money and win free things like trips, cruises or car to name a few - they do it for themselves and seem brainwashed to me but for a medical professional to do it crosses the line of ethics with a patient who is trying to fight off something much larger than them and needs honest help and trust. In your case to be holistic on top of that and promote a specific company for personal financial gain makes me wonder who is worse - big drug companies or someone with a personal agenda hiding behind the front of a certified medical title - hopefully that doesn't include you and you refer people to more than one single direction that includes compensation for yourself as an Ambassador as that would seem to be an ethical issue to me. In the end I am not saying you are or are not anything as I know very little about you except what you posted above – hopefully you are not part of the greater evil in search of money over the health and well-being of mankind and if you are it is never too late to tweak a few things and change but that is only known to you so please don’t take my post as a bashing.

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    4. I have family members who battle auto-immune diseases and struggle with medical issues that can’t seem to be explained or treated with just one form of treatment nor is any one patient like the next so each requires personal care and personal health plan tailored to them as no two humans are alike (closet thing being identical twins maybe – but I am not in a science field to go past that thought). I have never seen a cure-all, fix-all, or anything of that nature product or we would all be “skinny”, healthy, or “perfect”, just please don’t mislead people in a get rich scheme if they come to you as a health professional of sorts as and hopefully you aren’t and others can just read this and know to check it out themselves and never trust that any one product or person can make you all better. It is a minimum of mental and physical health with as needed help from other sources in a case by case basis, starting with things as simple as clean water, simple natural foods anyone could grow in a garden or raise, movement and activity in life, personal relationships that help you grow in a healthy and happy way and finding happiness with yourself. If anyone does choose to supplement themselves with any products please read pros and cons from all angles as yes people are human and promote or sell what they feel or are taught is best so in your own self-interest – read and research more than just one source (read blogs, read testimonies on company websites, read reviews on others pages of products, and look at what your friends, family, or anyone else posts) then make the most educated choice for your personal self and know if you don’t “need” it to live maybe you don’t need it at all, if you want it do not take only the word of someone making money to make you want it - if you do try something monitor yourself and make sure you are getting what you want from it and don’t ignore little signs that something may be wrong as anything (especially man-made or processed) can have a side effect (some positive, some negative) and don’t let yourself be fooled as you are the only one that knows you and can sense when it isn’t right for you.

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  5. You're comparing shakeology (which is a meal replacement) with the slim (which is not). To do a fair comparison, you should compare shakeology with plexus 96, which is a meal replacement. :-)

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    1. CHROMIUM IS IN SHAKEOLOGY TOO.....RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BASH ANOTHER COMPANY JUST BC YOU ARE A COMPETITOR. WOW. YOU JUST BASHED YOUR BELOVED SHAKEOLOGY ALL IN THE SAME BLOG POST. NICE.

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  6. You're comparing shakeology (which is a meal replacement) with the slim (which is not). To do a fair comparison, you should compare shakeology with plexus 96, which is a meal replacement. :-)

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    1. Sarah is right! Plexus does not believe in meal replacements daily. The pink drink is Not a meal replacement. Seriously please research before you bash. Plexus for life!

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  7. Richard A. Anderson, Ph.D., C.N.S. Lead Scientist, Nutrient Requirements and Functions Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA

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    Chromium is an essential nutrient involved in the regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Normal dietary intake of chromium in humans and farm animals is often suboptimal. In addition to its effects on glucose, insulin, and lipid metabolism, chromium has been reported to increase lean body mass and decrease percentage body fat, which may lead to weight loss in humans. The effects of chromium on body composition are controversial but are supported by animal studies, which increase their validity. A subject's response to chromium depends on his or her chromium status, diet consumed, type and amount of supplemental chromium, and study duration. There have been no confirmed negative effects of chromium in nutritional studies. Chromium is only a small part of the puzzle in the control of weight loss and body composition, and its effects, if present, will be small compared with those of exercise and a well-balanced diet.

    © 1998 International Life Sciences Institute

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    1. LOVE IT. CHROMIUM IS IN SHAKEOLOGY AS WELL SO THIS ENTIRE POST IS BOGUS.

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    2. LOVE IT. CHROMIUM IS IN SHAKEOLOGY AS WELL SO THIS ENTIRE POST IS BOGUS.

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  9. That is from 1998.....Almost 20 year old research shouldn't count.

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  10. Here's a link to info on Plexus 96 from the Plexus website for those who want to look at what should be compared to Shakeology since it it a meal replacement.

    http://www.plexusworldwide.com/products/plexus-96

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    1. Maltodextrin is the third ingredient in your shake. That is an artificially manufactured GMO sugary and fatty substance. It is used as a food stabilizer In cheap products. It's also linked to Chrones Disease.

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    2. Straight from the Beach Body website:
      All Shakeology formulas contain maltodextrin

      I don't represent either company, so I say this un-involved. This is a terrible review/comparison. You cannot compare two products that are not at all related. Plexus does not make any meal replacements (their shake is a snack according to their website, not meal)...they frown on meal replacements, whereas Beach Body suggests up to two a day. Not remotely the same. An Plexus is not made to lose weight, whereas Shakeology is.

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  11. Wow! I've come to the conclusion that you don't know who to believe. That in all the research on both products, how do you know if that information is true either. MAN! I GUESS I better just eat right n hit the gym n keep my system clean of anything. Thanks for this enlightening dialog. WOW!!!

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  12. This post is so unbelievable have never laughed so hard in my life

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  13. Fix the typos and some may read what you have to say.

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  14. Hahahahhahahahahaahahahaaha!!!! Nona is very sad.

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