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    Has anyone tried this? My friend is raving about this. LOL So I'm tempted to try it (as I have stalled in weight loss and am super frustrated).
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    I have a sister in law who takes this and sells it and so I looked into it but didn't like the look of it. I am not saying it is bad or good, I haven't personally taken it but my research made me decide it wasn't right for me. I wouldn't personally recommend it to anyone based on what I have learnt about the products, especially someone who has pcos, but I will try to explain what I learnt without being too biased (I hope).

    According to what I found out online and talking to my dr and pharmacist the 'pink drink' is a combination of green coffee extract, garcinia cambogia, chromium, fiber and a few other natural products. The fiber is what makes you feel full and the chromium is what regulates the blood sugar (two of plexus' claims). There is no research that my dr or myself could find to show that plexus actually works for weight loss any better than these individuals supplements might. If these supplements are what you are looking for the plexus does seem a little steep in price for what you are getting but that's a personal choice. Also, my dr told me I was not to take the 'pink drink' with my Metformin as the chromium would interfere with it and reduce my sugar levels to potentially dangerous levels.

    The Accelerate has DMAA in it which is named by the company as GeranX and is also referred to as geramium root extract. According to the research I did this stuff isn't too good for you. This portion of the Plexus program has been banned in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Association and Australian Customs. To me, as I live in Australia, if our government agencies have banned it I am a little wary. Some of the sites I read about this product-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylhexanamine

    http://www.australasianscience.com.a...dope-dmaa.html

    http://www.fda.gov/food/dietarysuppl.../ucm346576.htm

    You could probably find more if you search for DMAA.

    The Bio Cleanse is, according to my pharmacist, essentially a laxative. Same as I said before, it seems a little expensive for a laxative.

    This is just what I personally found out and why I decided not to try Plexus. I am not saying don't, just wanted to share my own Plexus thoughts. Others may not agree with me and who knows, maybe I am wrong and it is great and really works. The best of luck with your weight loss efforts no matter which way you decide
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    My cousin use this and he often told me to try. He used it and I seen a major changes in his body before and after. That change force me to suggest this product once. May be it is also help you too.

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    My coworker sells this too and says its improved her fibromyalgia and caused weight loss. She also said her friend's pcos is better bc of it. But I just have a bad feeling about it. For one, these things might work while taking them, but once you stop you usually gain the weight back. They aren't eating any different or working out. Just seems like they are setting themselves up for failure. Second, the ingredients, like pp said, are a little iffy. Anything that makes you spontaneously lose weight doesn't seem natural to me. Then add that unnatural pink color . . . Top that with a price tag of approx. $100 a month and I'll pass on it. Best way to lose weight and keep it off is the old fashioned way in my opinion. Of course, easier said than done lol
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    I'm totally a skeptic. I decided I would give it a 6 day trial. The first 3 days I ate every single thing that I wanted. It's been Halloween, afterall. So I ate a half of a pie in 2 days. I ate a piece of cobbler. I ate ice cream. LOL I ate pasta. NO WAY CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT LIKE THAT. Right? But I did. 3 pounds. Now. I've had a trigger shot and that amount of HCG may interfere, but I've seen enough to know that I want to give plexus a real shot - with healthy eating and moderate exercise.
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    I used it and lost 14 pounds in 6 weeks. I did feel that it helped to stabilize my sweet cravings and appetite. I thought the product tasted terrible. I know that I am in the minority on this. LOL As an aside, I just wanted to mention that I do not sell the product.

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    Update: In first 8 days I am down 7 pounds and 4.5 inches.
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    Angela are you still taking the Plexus? I'm wondering what the overall results have been! I'm new to this site and i've been looking into plexus so id love to hear from you!

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    I stopped taking it. I bought a month supply and didn't drop anything else. I added a probiotic and that seemed to help - but I kind of questioned that my body needed a probiotic to be able to handle the pink drink. :/ To top that - I started getting major headaches. Like laid-up-on-the-couch-near-migraine-level headaches. And who's got time for that?! LOL So I stopped it. My friend (who initially got me on it) stopped taking it too because she started getting nauseated by it.
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