It’s not a secret that I am excited about a certain nutritional supplement because of the way my health has been so wonderfully changed during this year! I didn’t talk about my health much, but my husband and I knew something was physically wrong because of how emotionally overwhelmed I’d become over small things, and because of how exhausted I was all the time.

But seriously, this has been a game-changer for me. I went from being an exhausted mother of three, dealing with extreme fatigue and sugar issues, having terrible “brain fog” and thinking this must just be normal, to feeling wonderful and better than I have in 5-6 years. It has been incredible for me, and for my family! Because when the mom feels better, the whole family benefits. In huge ways! :) I talked more about why I tried it in this post. 

I’ve had a lot of people contact me and ask about it, and a question I’m often asked is,
“What actually IS Plexus?”

what is plexus

So I want to talk about what Plexus is, what these products are made of, and the science behind why it works. Today I’ll talk about the Slim (a.k.a. Pink Drink – and no, it’s not just for girls!). What got me excited about Plexus is not just that it is helping so many people, but WHY. I like to know the why behind something, not just blindly believing and having no idea what is happening in my body.

In a nutshell

The Pink Drink is becoming wonderfully famous. I mean, what other supplement out there comes in a powdered drink form that tastes wonderful (my kids BEG for it), contains stevia for sweetener, is jam-packed with nutrition, increases energy, decreases the “munchies”? There is nothing else like it!

It is not a magic potion, an overnight-cure-all, or an instant-fix; it is a loaded supplement that enables your body to come to health, and that is not an overnight process. There is a reason for the 60-day money-back guarantee the company offers on all their products: because they believe in the products, and because health isn’t fixed overnight. In a culture of instant-everything, of medications that offer instant results (even if it’s just masking the real issues), Plexus is a totally different mindset; it is that of healing the body from the inside out, of healing root issues, not putting a band-aid on surface problem.

The Slim was originally created by two doctors who were wanting to help diabetics regulate their blood sugar naturally. Through keeping blood sugar at healthy levels, they found it also helps with healthy weight loss, and many other things. Blood sugar levels are connected to many other areas of health in the body.

The body naturally stores fat. The most common areas are the stomach, thighs and buttocks. These excess fat stores contain toxins that cause havoc with our immune system. Ultimately this can lead to heart disease, diabetes, loss of energy, depression and many other debilitating conditions.

Plexus Slim:

-There is no sugar, sucralose (just google how sucralose is made – scary), artificial sweeteners or substitutes.
– It is a powerhouse of nutrition and works for the cellular health of your body (healthy cells = healthy you)
– It includes trace minerals from plant-based ingredients as well as vitamins and amino acids.
– It contains no stimulants; all energy you feel is real and produced from your body.
– It contains no MSG, no gluten, and  is vegetarian and vegan safe.

The extended version…

[for those who want the details]

Well, let’s talk about what Plexus IS NOT first….
Plexus IS NOT a meal replacement or shake.
Plexus IS NOT a magic potion or miracle that will make you lose 50 pounds overnight with no effort.
Plexus IS NOT meant to replace a healthy diet or exercise.
Plexus IS a natural health supplement that is gluten free, with no artificial flavors or colors, sweetened with stevia for a zero glycemic index.
Plexus helps regulate blood sugars.

So, what are the ingredients, what are they made of, and what do they do for the body?
Let’s talk about that.
The ingredients are plant-based, and have some big names. These are scientific names(scary!) so we’ll break it down and talk about what they do and the science behind it (which I LOVE and find so fascinating!).



Chromium GTF is known as an essential trace element. It is used for blood sugar control for people diabetes, pre-diabetes, and high blood sugar due to steroids. It is also used for depression, lowering bad cholesterol, and raising good cholesterol; aids in weight loss, fat loss, and muscle gain; improves athletic performance and increases energy, and potentially helping to curb cravings for sweets and carbohydrates. Balancing blood sugar also leads to hormones reaching healthy levels as well.

Chlorogenic Acid

This is known to aid in lowering blood pressure; and it contains a very important antioxidant for our bodies. Chlorogenic Acid will help to slow the release of sugars (glucose) into the blood stream after you eat. This is very important in helping people lose weight. Typically when you eat a meal, all the glucose that is found in the meal goes into your blood stream and get carried to different organs. Once your body gets all the necessary blood sugars, it will store the rest as fat cells to be burned off later. The problem arises when most people eat a high sugar diet, which means you never truly burn off these fat cells that are being stored for “later.”

Citrin K

Citrin is aa standardized herbal extract from the rind of the fruit of the Garcinia cambogia plant. This reduces the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fat by inhibiting certain enzyme processes. You experience a curbed appetite, have fewer tendencies to “nibble,” and an increase in energy. It also helps your body by increasing serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good. Having low levels of serotonin may make you feel depressed or anxious.  By increasing serotonin levels, it improves mood and suppresses the drive to react to stressful situations with food.

Alpha Lipolic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as lipoic acid, thioctic acid, or ALA) seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes. Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body.The antioxidant effects might also be helpful in certain liver diseases. Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the good fatty acids produced in every one of our cells. One of its main functions is to help convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Besides taking ALA for its general benefits as an antioxidant, studies have shown that alpha lipoic acid can help with the following conditions:

High Blood Pressure 
Coronary Heart Disease 
High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol
Peripheral Neuropathy (caused by diabetes and other conditions, such as Lyme Disease, alcoholism, shingles, thyroid disease and kidney failure) 
-Diabetes (improving glucose metabolism and helping diabetics utilize insulin better)
Liver Disease
Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (increasing long-term survival)
Impaired Brain Function (as a treatment for stroke and other brain disorders involving free radical damage, including Alzheimer’s disease)
Effects of Aging!!!!!! (improving blood flow and enhancing immune function, restoring levels of glutathione, a protective antioxidant and detoxification compound)
Degenerative Diseases (ALA is a strong anti-inflammatory agent)
Glaucoma and Cataracts


A form of soluble fiber that can take the place of sugar in beverages.It is frequently used as an ingredient in low-carb, sugar-free, and diabetic cooking recipes. It is also used as a thickening agent. Polydextrose has shown healthful prebiotic benefits when tested in animals. It contains only 1 kcal per gram and, therefore, is able to help reduce calories.

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative/conservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks.

Beet Root Extract

Beet Root is used for coloring and is a potent and nutritious source of natural energy and vitality. It is a great way to purify and build healthy blood and normalize the pH balance in our bodies (which helps reduce the risk of cancer).

Stevia Extract

Stevia is derived from natural substances, unlike other sugar substitutes, such as Equal or Nutrisweet. Stevia extract is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as a dietary supplement and for use in food.

Lo Han Extract

Lo Han Kuo is the fruit of a plant cultivated in the mountains of southern China. Mogrosides, which are water extracted from the Lo Han fruit, offer a pleasant, sweet taste without elevating blood sugar.

And that is a detailed explanation of the Slim!
If you’d like more information, I’d love to tell you more. You can find me on Facebook, send me an email here, or ask a question in the comments.

If you’d like to try the Slim, you can order here: The 60-day money-back guarantee is awesome: you’ll either feel better, or get all your money back. It’s such a win!

drink it

Okay, so the giveaway! I am giving away a 7-day trial pack of the Slim!
To enter the giveaway, please
1. watch this short video from a southern belle, or this one, or if you want some humor, this one.
2. Leave a comment telling one thing you learned from the video

The winner will be announced next Monday, the 15th!

Because of the number of comments, I decided to give away TWO trial packs of Plexus Slim instead of one. The two winners are Sonya and Natalie! Congratulations, you two! I’ve contacted you personally, so look for an email in your inbox. :)

This giveaway is now closed.

Have a great beginning to your week!

124 thoughts on “So, What is Plexus? [and a giveaway]

  1. chris

    I watched the funny one, and learned that Plexus helps you sleep better. I’ve been interested in trying this so it would be great to win!

  2. Deborah

    I’d love to win! But when does the first commenter ever win? Oh well. And I learned that I may be emailing you to ask some more questions. :) and that the comp plan looks doable to me. Thanks!

  3. Kayla

    Wow, I learned that Plexis can help restore good bacteria in your body, that antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria alike {i can’t remember if i already new this:P} and how very important it is to have that healthy bacteria living in your colon. Very informative. :)

  4. Mindy

    haha. the funny video just made me laugh. I learned that if you don’t want to be happy, DO NOT take plexus. :) lol.

  5. Natalie

    I watched the funny one and learned that plexus helps you not fight with your husband. :-) I am tired of being tired and hormonal and would love to see if it helps me.

  6. Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered

    Well this is truly and only the 2nd time of ever – EVER – hearing anything about Plexus. My sister just recently mentioned to me if I’ve heard about it. No… I hadn’t.

    I’m certainly intrigued and that 2nd video was spot on with info that I’m interested in… because I’ve been dealing with planter warts for way too long.

    It really would be a blessing – if I were the winner. One never knows…. but this just may be my life-changer.

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      Yes, the information is so interesting, isn’t it? And makes so much sense. If you’re interested in a sample I’d love to send you one! Just message me your mailing address and I’ll send one out to you!

  7. Angie

    I watched them all; very interesting about the colon (bacteria, antibiotics effects) that I didn’t realize before. I get excited to find information that makes sense. I told my husband the other day that I thought maybe I should try something for my lack-of-energy and brain fog issues.

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      Yes, I can relate to that! I don’t want to hear that something is a great product; I want to know WHY. And when it makes sense is when I can get excited about it. :) If you’d like a sample, feel free to message me and I’d love to send you one!

  8. Dora

    I learned that 80% of our immune system lies within our colon. Thinking maybe I should give Plexus a try.:)

  9. Darby

    The company is on an upward spiral and such huge benefit to folks. Would love to try as I battle with hormone imbalance as well as fatigue constantly.

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      I’d love to send you a sample of the Slim if you’re interested! It is wonderful to have more energy and have my hormones functioning so much better as a result of Plexus. Feel free to message me if you’re interested!

  10. Rachel

    80% of your immunity lies in the colon…what!?! I knew that sugar feeds bacteria in your teeth/mouth but never made the correlation with the rest of our body. Yikes! It is a little scary like the next “best” thing…but if I had a trial run, now that would be great! That’s a lot of great side effects that would be awesome to have. As they say… “the proof is in the pudding.”

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      I know, isn’t it just so fascinating to learn how the body works? It’s amazing how it’s all tied together, and makes sense to why there is so much sickness and disease. If you’re interested in a sample of the Slim I’d love to send you one. You can message me with your mailing address if you’d like!

  11. Jolene

    I learned that Plexus helps your hair and nails grow. I’m interested in these products so I’d love to win!

  12. Marissa Oberholtzer

    I watch the funny one and I learned that you sleep better and fight less!! :) who doesn’t want that! Thanks for letting me learn more.

  13. Danielle

    The funny video was hilarious, thanks for giving us that option! I learned that if you don’t want to workout, you shouldn’t take Plexus. And that Plexus also stabilizes hormones and makes chronic pain go away. Thanks for the education Clarita!

  14. Krista

    I think we’ve talked about most of these “side effects”. =) But really like how it has helped people with increased energy and has helped you with your brain fog. Those are two things I really struggle with!

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      I know, isn’t that couple just so funny? :) And oh, I’d love for you to feel better!! It sounds miserable. If you’re interested in a sample I’d love to send you one! Message me if you’re interested. :)

  15. Anna M

    I watched the funny one, and learned that plexus can help with hair and nails. I really can’t wait to try this!

  16. Rhoda Meza

    I watched parts all 3 clips,it’s sounds amazing,I would love to have more energy and have less pain,I also need it to regulate my sugar levels and blood pressure,hope I win

  17. Abby

    I watched the funny one… I’ve heard most of those things already, but not sure I knew it helps hair and nails grow. Being in the post-partum-hair-falling-out-stage, I could use that! =) Love to win.

  18. Verna miller

    I’ve heard a lot about plexus, but never much about the compensation plan. My mom in law is looking to place an order and I can’t wait to see how it helps her health!!

  19. Charissa Mason

    I learned that it helps with bacteria, and with your sleep!!! I’m ALWAYS tired, and my Dr has tested everything. So maybe this would be great to try!!’

  20. Janelle Raber

    I learned from the funny video that plexus boost energy level! Now who doesnt want that? I do, I do, pick me:)

  21. Bethany

    They say it eves out hormones, which is what got my attention. Would love to try it–thanks for the giveaway and info. Also, is it healthful for kids?

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      Yes, it helps so much to balance healthy hormones. That was one side benefit I didn’t even know about when I started with the products, it is wonderful! The products are made for adults, but I split 1 pink drink between my three kids several times a week, and give them some of the Probio5 every day to help with their immune systems. There is also a kids’ multi-vitamin that is really good. I’d love to send you a sample if you’d like! Feel free to shoot me a message with your address if you’re interested.

  22. Chelsy Renee

    I watched the funny one. {naturally, hehe}
    And what I am really intrigued about is that this drink is supposed to give energy! {in the video they talked about feeling So much better + having extra energy/stamina} I don’t feel like I’m getting enough energy-I have to sleep WAY too much too actually feel semi-rested right now. I’d definitely love to win this giveaway + try this product!!

  23. Amy

    loved the funny one! I could use the “happy and the hormones”. Sleep would be AWESOME! If these are just some of the sides effects of taking this, I would give it a try!

  24. Alinda

    I watched the funny video. :) I learned that there are many wonderful side effects from plexus and I wouldn’t mind experiencing some of them!

  25. Cheryl

    I learned the Plexus giveaway is not a car giveaway ;) but a nutritional drink with with a lot of benefits. Would love to try it!

  26. Rach

    For some reason I can’t watch the video’s.. I am very skeptical on things like this but I am ready to try it!! If I win I WILL try it!!! ;)- & if I don’t win I might be ordering from you!!

  27. Elizabeth

    Like any mommy, the sleep thing gets me. It’d be nice to get a good night’s sleep, expecially those nights that my babies don’t wake up

  28. Patrina

    I watched the humor one… The sleep thing sounds awesome! Would love to be able to sleep all night long!

  29. Dorcas Siegrist

    I learned one of the side effects is energy. :) I’m thinking that would be an awesome side effect!

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      It IS an awesome side effect! And it’s your body producing natural energy, not because of a caffeine high. I’d love to send you a sample – feel free to message me if you’re interested!

  30. Jenn

    I am liking the idea of better sleep, waking with energy, and no more crazy hormones! Would love to try it!!

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      I’ve had so much help in all three of those areas. :) It’s wonderful!! If you’re interested in a sample you are welcome to message me your mailing address – I’d love to send you one!

  31. Jan

    Good morning! Of course I watched all 3 videos! I learned a lot of things. Plexus can help with balancing hormones, make hair grow, cause a good nights’ sleep:)
    I’ve actually been wanting to email you regarding Plexus after your post on it to ask you some questions. Now I have a chance to win! I would love to try it.

  32. eunice b

    Hmmm…sleep better, balancing hormones, less pain…sounds too good to be true. :-) But you’re proof!

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      That’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about it – “it’s too good to be true!” But I tried it, and well, it IS true. :) I’d love to send you a sample if you’re interested! You can message me your mailing address if you like.

  33. Dionne Hershberger

    I can’t imagine waking up in the morning and feel rested and full of energy to get my day done! So that would be amazing to try this out and see how it works:) thank you so much!

  34. Jodi Martin

    In the third video I learned no pain, more energy, and more sleep when drinking the “pink drink”! I would love to be able to try it.

  35. Carla

    Learned it helps stabilize blood sugars, and one of the side effects may be weight loss, but the intent is for it to be a wellness program! Sounds great.

  36. Alli

    Would LOVE to win this!!! I learned that Plexus offers different products, which I didn’t realize before, as I had only
    heard of the Slim. Also learned that it helps burn fat-always a plus!

  37. Tiffany

    Having already heard so many good things about Plexus, I was also glad to hear how the product sells itself and that the company has such a good reputation. :)

  38. Aimee

    I learned about the ProBio5 another of their products I would love to try. I am very intrigued by plexus…could really use the “boost” you’re saying it gave you!

  39. Annabelle

    Sounds amazing! I learned that Plexus, rather than being a generic weight loss product, will target the health issues that CAUSE weight gain…and a host of other symptoms. Thanks for doing this, Clarita…your passion is inspiring!

  40. Chelsey chiesl

    I watched the southern belle video and I learned plexus is plant based all organic and helps to regulate blood sugar and glucose…therefore helping you to burn fat. I am so skeptical about stuff like this but I would like to try it to see if it does work so it would be awesome to win!

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      It is amazing stuff, otherwise I could NEVER promote it. :) The only reason I do is because it has helped me so much, and brought me to better health than I ever imagined I’d have again! I’d love to send you a sample – if you’re interested shoot me a message!

  41. shelogic

    I watched all 3 videos and was very impressed to learn that Plexus is a debt-free company. In the 3rd video I learned that there are some great and happy side effects to taking Plexus :)

  42. Heidi

    I love the fact that there are so many amazing “side affects” to plexus… Especially several that I’d love to have! I have been watching this product for a year now waiting for the fad to be over but it still seems to be helping people like crazy. : )) Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned and for a great giveaway!

  43. Heidi

    I love the fact that Plexus has so many amazing “side affects” that I’d love to experience after dealing with adrenal fatigue, brain fog & sugar issues for years. I’m very skeptical on “fads” but after watching this product for a year, it truly seems to help many people! Thank you for sharing your story and for a wonderful giveaway. : )

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      I was very skeptical about this too for a long time, but after being helped so much it’s really hard to still be skeptical. :) I’d love to send you a sample if you message me your address!

  44. Jenifer

    I learned about how important the colon is to our overall health. Hope I win and thanks for this offer!

  45. Linda

    Plexus is a debt free company. Didn’t know that! Count me in on the skepticism.. :) But the longer I listen the more I wonder. :) Would 7 days of the pink drink be enough to convince me?

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      7 days of pink drink would be a great start! :) A lot of people like to do the trial pack to test it, but the 60-day guarantee is there because health takes time to repair, so to see results 7 days might not do it. ;)

  46. Marita

    I learned that candida lines your intestine and begins to eat your immune system…sounds scary to me. No wonder we have a myriad of health problems in our society! Would love to try Plexus!

  47. Melody Bergey

    I’ve been hearing about Plexus lately and like what I’ve heard, but I didn’t realize it helped you sleep better. :)

  48. Judi Robinson

    I watched the last one, ‘Why I have jumped ship’. I learned it is so much more than weight loss. To be honest, weight loss would be nice but it was you stating how much more energy you have that caught my attention!

  49. Joanna

    I’m already on Plexus and loving it; I didn’t realize before what a business opportunity it is though! Very interested. If I win I would gift the trial pack to someone that I think would be helped by it that I’m having a hard time convincing because of the price. :)

  50. Michelle

    Love the way it gives you more energy and helps you sleep better! Definitely a plus for my full-time job! I watched the short one.

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