People often ask questions about the many health benefits of the Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator weight loss products, often conveying a sense of disbelief that a single product set can yield so many health benefits. At BSGH, we can relate to their skepticism since there are many weight loss products on the market that make exaggerated claims, and the numbers of people who say they’ve tried this or that with no luck seems to outnumber those who have successfully lost weight. Like the old saying about the “bad apple” that spoils the bushel, these exaggerated claims made by “quick fix” products have made people overly cautious about trying even the most clinically proven therapies

So, in essence, people are afraid to take chances on safe and effective health approaches – therefore remaining “stuck” in an unhealthy state. At BSGH, we hope to explain as clearly and completely as we can the multiple health benefits one can expect to see from the synergistic formulas of Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator, and identify the botanicals used to successfully achieve these results.

What are the benefits most often experienced from Plexus Slim and Accelerator customers? When used as part of a daily hydration regimen (1 stick pack per day), Plexus Slim promotes: Loss of weight and inches by burning fat – not muscle, Healthy blood sugar levels, Healthy cholesterol and lipid levels, Healthy will power over food choices, Free radical scavenging (reduces oxidative stress), and more! Plexus Slim is safe, non-stimulatory and non-thermogenic, and Diabetic friendly!! Check out the video below to hear from Dave Brown, the scientist responsible for formulating this all-natural product set.

The Plexus Slim and Accelerator products were designed as companion products, but can also be used alone. Leveraging the research and experience of one of the world’s largest natural ingredient compounder, Plexus Slim harnesses the beneficial essence of 2 plant extract concentrates, and provides proven effectiveness in slimming. The two principle active ingredients in Plexus Slim are derivatives of chlorogenic acid and oxypregnane steroidal glycoside. The new Plexus Accelerator capsule provides a healthy way to speed up weight loss and/or break a weight plateau when taking Plexus Slim. The combination of ingredients in these two products works synergistically to help people lose weight.

Among other benefits, these two products have demonstrated the following benefits;

  • Help with weight loss
  • Help to balance blood sugar
  • Help to lower bad cholesterol
  • Help maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Help control the appetite and prevent food cravings
  • Help strengthen will-power over poor food choices
  • Help boost energy levels
  • Help maintain long-term weight loss

As you can see, the benefits are numerous and, quite frankly, pretty amazing. So it’s understandable to encounter some skepticism when discussing the Plexus weight loss products and program. However, as natural health professionals with a greater understanding of the power of botanicals (a.k.a., plant extracts, botanical medicines, or phytomedicines) – and the right kind of formula – it’s easier for BSGH to accept and appreciate the power of the Plexus products. Because the success (or failure) of botanical products rely heavily on the synergistic influences of the individual ingredients, the “formula” or recipe of plant-extracts is critical to the effectiveness of the product. This is primarily due to the fact that botanical components may display synergistic or antagonistic influences on one another, thus strengthening (or weakening) the desired effect. The formula behind Plexus Slim & Accelerator is based on many years of research, and has been recognized as one of the safest and most effective formulas on the market.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help someone lose weight?

Plexus Slim and Accelerator work synergistically to promote weight loss through a special formula of plant-based extracts which have been proven to improve fat metabolism, control the appetite, and balance blood sugar levels. Specifically, ingredients such as chlorogenic acid (a plant extract), citrin k (an herbal extract), alpha lipoic acid (a natural antioxidant), chromium (a trace element), and oxypregnane steroidal glycoside (another plant extract) work together to improve the way the body processes food. The chlorogenic acid in Plexus Slim is most commonly found in green tea and green coffee beans, and is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body to use fat for energy. It has also proven to help in lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. The citrin k in Plexus Slim also works to increase fat metabolism and decrease fat storage. It has also shown to help control the appetite. Alpha lipoic acid is another antioxidant that helps turn blood glucose into energy, thus aiding in the prevention of fat storage. The chromium in Plexus Slim is of the “Amino Nicotinate GTF” kind (the safe and good kind!) and also plays a role in glucose metabolism (the way sugar is used by the body). Chromium has also shown to enhance the action of insulin, thus increasing insulin sensitivity and aiding in the processing of sugar. Oxypregnane steroidal glycoside (an extract from an African cactus plant) is the primary appetite suppressant in Plexus Slim, and is an effective way to reduce the appetite, helping to control portion sizes, thus supporting the reduction in size of the stomach muscle (helping people to feel “fuller” faster!).Plexus Accelerator, while it is a companion product to Plexus Slim, is not a required component in the Plexus weight loss program (Slim can be taken alone). However, Accelerator helps to expedite weight loss by increasing the metabolism, decreasing the appetite, and further improving the metabolism of fat. Accelerator ingredients such as calcium (research shows calcium helps adjust your body’s fat-burning processes), vitamin B6 (which has shown to help with the production of energy at a cellular level), and green tea extracts (shown to boost metabolism and help burn fat) work to enhance the Plexus Slim formula, and increase the rate of weight loss.

How your body processes sugar (glucose) plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy weight. While some people have optimal sugar-burning processes, others find themselves challenged in breaking down ingested sugars, managing the glucose levels in the blood, and getting the glucose into the cells where it is used for energy (rather than stored as fat!). Multiple processes have to work properly in order to effectively process sugar in your body. This is the underlying focus when working with Diabetics, which is why the Plexus products are much more effective in weight loss than other products. Remember, Plexus Slim was originally formulated to help Type 2 Diabetics control their blood sugar.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help to balance blood sugar?

Your body performs best when your blood sugar is kept relatively constant. If your blood sugar drops too low, you become lethargic and/or experience increased hunger. And if it goes too high, your brain signals your pancreas to secrete more insulin. Insulin brings your blood sugar back down, but primarily by converting the excess sugar to stored fat. Also, the greater the rate of increase in your blood sugar, the more chance that your body will release an excess amount of insulin, and drive your blood sugar back down too low. Therefore, when you eat foods that cause a large and rapid glycemic response, you may feel an initial elevation in energy and mood as your blood sugar rises, but this is followed by a cycle of increased fat storage, lethargy, and more hunger! Plexus Slim and Accelerator contain ingredients known to have a low glycemic index, meaning that it will not raise blood glucose levels quickly after consumption, and therefor not create large fluctuations in blood glucose levels. Therefore, the Plexus products help prevent food cravings and binging, fat storage, spikes insulin levels, and dips in energy levels. Plexus Slim and Accelerator address blood glucose management from THREE perspectives; 1. The first is through all-natural sweeteners, such as Lo Han (a fruit) extract, with low glycemic indexes that help maintain a balanced blood sugar level throughout the day. 2. The second is through ingredients such as alpha lipoic acid (a natural antioxidant) that help turn sugar into energy (metabolize glucose). 3. The third way Slim & Accelerator help maintain healthy glucose levels is through ingredients that increase insulin sensitivity, such as chromium, stevia, and magnesium. By helping insulin get the glucose out of the blood and into the cells where it can be used for energy, Plexus Slim & Accelerator help prevent elevated blood glucose levels. By addressing blood glucose from a holistic perspective (1: breaking down ingested sugars, 2: managing the glucose levels in the blood, and 3: getting the glucose into the cells where it is used for energy), Plexus Slim and Accelerator provide a more complete approach to blood glucose management than any other weight loss product on the market! On a side note, excess weight increases insulin resistance (when your muscle and fat cells are resistant to your body’s insulin and cannot use the sugar available in the blood). Since Plexus Slim and Accelerator help you lose excess weight, it also helps lower insulin resistance so your body’s insulin works better thus helping manage glucose levels.

Cholesterol is a type of fat made by your liver and carried in your blood. You also get cholesterol from certain foods. Cholesterol readings measure your total blood cholesterol levels and your levels of the two main types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because it carries cholesterol from the liver to the rest of the body. When too much LDL is in the blood, it becomes plaque along the artery walls which can lead to heart attacks and/or stroke. HDL is known as the “good” cholesterol because it carries cholesterol out of the blood and into the liver for elimination. The higher your HDL level, the more cholesterol can leave your body thus lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help to lower bad cholesterol?

Plexus Slim and Accelerator contain all-natural botanicals that help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Chlorogenic Acid (a plant extract), for example, has been known for its anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to help prevent atherosclerosis (when plaque forms on the arterial walls). Chlorogenic acids, such as those found in certain fruits and green coffee beans, help reduce LDL cholesterol thus improving cholesterol ratios. This dietary polyphenol is also found in apples, blueberries, and pears. The vanadium chelate (a plant extract) contained in Plexus Accelerator has been shown to improve insulin utilization, as well as inhibiting cholesterol synthesis. It has been shown useful in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting fats from being stored along arterial walls. As such, it also helps inhibit fat from being stored elsewhere in the body thus aiding in weight management.

Your weight and your blood pressure are closely related. When weight increases, blood pressure often does too. Achieving a healthy weight is a major factor in preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Excess weight increases one’s risk of obtaining high blood pressure by 2 to 6 times! A 1998 study involving more than 82,000 woman found that women who gained 11 to 22 pounds during adulthood had a 70% increase in risk for high blood pressure compared with women who didn’t gain weight after age 18[1]. What’s the link? When you gain weight, you gain mostly fatty tissue which requires additional oxygen and nutrients to survive, thus increasing the demand for more blood to bring those nutrients to the tissue. The more fatty tissue, the more demand for nutrients, which mean more blood supply, which in turn increases the amount of blood circulating through the body. This adds pressure against the arterial walls which can be measured as an increase in blood pressure.

[1] Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure, Sheldon Sheps, M.D., copyright 1999.

Another reason blood pressure commonly increases in overweight people is that additional weight typically increases the level of insulin in the blood, which is associated with retention of sodium and water, which increases blood volume and leads to an increase in blood pressure. Lastly, excess weight can increase your heart rate as your heart beats faster to adjust to the demands of a larger body. However, the capacity of your blood vessels to transport the increased blood supply may not be able to keep up. This also increases arterial pressure. As you can see, excess weight can significantly impact blood pressure.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help maintain healthy blood pressure?

Ingredients in Slim and Accelerator that specifically address healthy blood pressure levels include beet root and grape skin extracts. Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C. Beetroot juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and thus help prevent cardiovascular problems. Research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension showed drinking 500 ml of beetroot juice led to a reduction in blood pressure within one hour. Grape Seed Extract is a natural plant product made from the grape seed. Grape seed extracts have compounds called procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs) which have been shown to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Other sources of PCOs are berries, green and black teas, and red wine.

While it’s not possible to physically shrink the stomach beyond its normal size without surgery, it is, however, possible to feel full eating less food – which is generally the aim in wanting a smaller stomach. The way to accomplish this effect is to train your body to get used to accommodating smaller meals. “Eating less won’t shrink your stomach”, says Mark Moyad, MD, director of preventive and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, “but it can help to reset your appetite thermostat so you won’t feel as hungry, and it may be easier to stick with your eating plan”. Training your body to feel satisfied with smaller portions is an important objective in successful weight loss programs – and something that leads to long-term success.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help control the appetite?

Your stomach will adjust to proportions suitable for the needs of the average quantity of food you’re used to taking in, in a single serving. Over time, eating smaller-portioned meals reduces the size your stomach is accustomed to inflating during mealtime. Feeling satisfied with smaller portions enables you to consume less calories thus aiding with weight loss. All-natural ingredients in Plexus Slim and Accelerator help control the appetite by sending the same messages to the brain that a “fuller” stomach sends. Ingredients like Citrin K (an herbal extract known to help curb the appetite), oxypregnane steroidal glycoside (another plant extract used to suppress the appetite), dark chocolate (known to help decrease the appetite), B-Phenylethylamine HCl (known to be the cleanest natural stimulant ever researched, naturally present in human fluid and tissue), and others work synergistically in Plexus Slim & Accelerator to control the appetite.

One of the biggest habits we usually need to adjust in order to lose weight is our portion sizes.  Today’s super sizing of food servings has really hindered many people’s weight loss efforts. Managing your portion sizes is one of the most important ways to lose excess weight.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help strengthen will-power over poor food choices?

Because “choice” is something difficult to scientifically measure, it’s a difficult question to answer. Through appetite control and smaller portion sizes, Plexus Slim/Accelerator help “reset” your appetite thermostat so you simply don’t feel hungry as often – and when you do, you’re satisfied with smaller portions. Also, your will-power over food is not challenged as much when blood glucose levels are managed properly. We weren’t surprised when happy Plexus customers informed us that they no longer reach for chips, pretzels, candy, or other “unhealthy” snacks that once before were staple items in their daily diet. A young woman we interviewed, who had only been using the Plexus Slim/Accelerator products for a little over a month, told us she no longer thinks about driving through McDonalds because her stomach “turns” if she considers a cheeseburger for lunch. She was delightedly surprised, and amazed at how the Plexus products had “altered” her eating habits – she now chooses a salad instead.

People who have tried different weight loss programs have all heard the warnings “In order to lose weight and maintain your ideal weight once you reach it, you are going to have to change your eating habits.  We’re talking about a lifetime change, not just a change for a few weeks.” For most, that sounds so intimidating. However, in order to maintain your ideal weight after you achieve your goal, you will have to make better choices about what and how you eat.  If you don’t, you may lose the weight then go back to your old eating habits and gain it back. Luckily, Plexus Slim & Accelerator help to re-program the body to make better choices, thus helping customers lose weight and KEEP IT OFF!

Another component in the weight loss formula is Metabolism.  Metabolism is the rate at which your body creates energy by breaking down nutrients and converting them to energy that can be used by the body. In the process, it burns calories. Your resting metabolism is the number of calories required to keep your body “living” and breathing, and all the organs processing “normally”. This can also be referred to as your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or the rate at which your body burns calories while at rest. The goal for people who want to maintain their current weight, fitness experts say, is to adjust your calorie intake to equal that of your BMR – making the calories you ingest equal to the calories you burn. While that concept has much merit in weight management, it’s not the whole answer to weight loss. Digestion, glucose management, elimination of waste and other processes must also function properly in order to lose weight. However, for the sake of completing our weight loss analysis, we’ll switch our discussion to energy, metabolism, your BMR, and caloric expenditures.

While everyone’s metabolism works the same way, the rate at which it metabolizes nutrients is unique to every individual. Some people are blessed with “high metabolisms” (which means they burn a lot of calories without really trying!), while others suffer from “slow metabolisms” often feeling lethargic and struggling with weight gain. Many factors affect your metabolism, including things you can control (i.e., stress levels, thyroid conditions), and things you can’t (i.e., age). Aging in particular has a noticeable impact on your metabolism, due to changes in hormone balance. That doesn’t mean aging makes weight gain inevitable. A 2001 study by the USDA Agricultural Research Service showed that older people can significantly improve their metabolism and fend of weight gain by participating in strength training (using weights or other resistance) exercise because both exercise and strength training can help build muscle mass. Muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat; the more muscle you have in relation to your body fat, the higher your metabolism will be.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help boost energy levels?

If your body has been living in a scenario where there’s been a large gap between the calories you eat and those you use up, your body’s weight regulation system will adjust upward. Your body basically settles in to maintain that higher weight. This is when the metabolism needs a little “adjustment” so it starts burning more calories throughout your day. Through all-natural ingredients such as citric acid (a natural organic acid important in the metabolism of virtually all living things), vitamin B6 (an important vitamin that helps supply fuel to the cells which then creates energy), green tea extract (known to boost metabolism), and vanadium chelate (a plant extract necessary for cellular metabolism and shown to improve insulin utilization), the Plexus products help provide that added boost to a sleepy metabolism. B-Phenylethylamine HCl, a natural stimulant found in Plexus Accelerator, has the remarkable ability to stimulate the central nervous system without causing nervousness, and has been shown to increase your body’s resting basal metabolic rate. Plexus Accelerator also contains Magnesium which also plays a role in metabolism because it is used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

As we discussed above; Everyone gains (and losses) weight for different reasons. But one thing remains fairly constant, and that’s the way our bodies work inside. We all have the same digestive processes – but whether or not they work properly is a different story. Similarly, we all process consumed sugar (blood glucose) the same way, but some people’s process is “broken” (Diabetes). In summary, we all share the same bodily processes, but our processes may work differently from one another. So helping someone maintain long-term weight loss requires you to address their specific cause(es) of weight gain – and take a total body approach to permanent weight loss.

How does Plexus Slim & Accelerator help maintain long-term weight loss?

The human body is a wonderful, complicated machine. Your digestive system, your brain and your fat stores all work together through a highly complex biochemical interaction to help you maintain a stable weight. These different parts of your body communicate with one another through various feedback mechanisms in an effort to coordinate the various activities that maintain your weight. Plexus Worldwide has demonstrated they understand the importance of this complex biochemical process(es) and addresses weight loss with a holistic (total body) approach. By working synergistically and “fixing” the inter-related components of healthy weight management, the Plexus products help take weight off – AND KEEP IT OFF – more permanently than any other product on the market today!

If you have specific weight loss questions we can help you with, please email us using the Contact Form provide Our helpful staff at BSGH will be happy to provide additional information to help you reach and maintain healthy weight levels. For a complete copy of this information, contact us and we will email you a detailed copy of this article.

Drink Water During Weight Loss Programs!

Drink lots of water! Drinking water speeds up fat loss. When you drink plain water during each meal, you will get rid of about 75 calories during that meal! Drinking water before your meal boosts your metabolism which is really helpful in losing weight. It is also advisable that you rehydrate yourself with at least one 8-ounce glass of water once you wake up in the morning because the body typically dehydrates at night when you’re sleeping.