What is Plexus Slim?
Plexus Slim was originally created by three doctors looking to improve blood sugar regulation in their diabetic patients….probably not news to many people who have started taking the products. But, you may be asking yourself “how does Plexus work?” If you have read some of my previous posts, you know that widespread inflammation from a leaky gut is the root of many issues in the body…allergies, migraines, weight gain, fatigue….unfortunately, the list goes on and on. But did you know that stable blood sugars help to decrease this inflammation? First, lets talk about blood sugar regulation and insulin resistance.
What is Insulin?
This hormone made by cells in the pancreas, and it controls the amount of sugar in the blood. Poor glucose control stems from the body’s inadequate use of insulin. When insulin isn’t used properly, the body becomes less sensitive to insulin. This insulin resistance is linked to widespread inflammation throughout the body. It ends up being a vicious cycle of insulin resistance, followed by inflammation…which results in more insulin resistance. What’s your result? Development of abnormal blood sugar levels and diabetes.
Excess fat storage is also related to both insulin resistance and inflammation. When you have poor blood sugar control, your fat cells tend to have higher pro-inflammatory cytokine levels. So what does this mean? The presence of excess fat cells causes chronic, abnormal inflammation that decreases how well your body uses insulin. Once again, you are placing yourself at risk for diabetes, as well as all those issues that arise from chronic inflammation, like fatigue, brain fog, migraines, arthritis, allergies, food sensitivities…
So, What Does Plexus Slim Do?
Every body has fat…right? Fat stores are natural and they tend to creep up on our butt, abs and thighs. Plexus Slim works to target fat cells, decreasing their pro-inflammatory properties….the chlorogenic acid found in Plexus Slim (which is a natural compound found in many plants) decreases the production and storage of glucose in the body. Chlorogenic acid ultimately helps the body get its energy from your fat cells and reduces a spike in blood glucose levels after you eat.
Plexus Slim also contains Alpha-lipoic acid, which is an antioxidant naturally made in the body that helps turn glucose into energy. This acid lowers blood sugar levels and has also been shown to decrease neuropathy (numbness, burning, tingling) in those with diabetes through the killing of free radicals. (Free radicals are toxic byproducts of oxygen metabolism that can cause significant damage to the body’s cells and tissues.) You will also find a plant extract called Garcinia Cambogia. This extract inhibits the enzyme citrate lyase, which converts carbohydrates into fat stores. Clinical studies have also demonstrated a link between Garcinia Cambogia and appetite suppression.
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Is Plexus Slim Right For Me?
Every person is unique, and each body responds differently to inflammation. If you’re looking for a product free of artificial dyes and sweetners, this may be the right choice for you. The ingredients in Plexus Slim may help to suppress your cravings for sweet treats, while regulating your blood sugars and leaving you with sustainable energy.
Remember, there are no quick fixes when it comes to health. Progress takes time! I’ll finish by sharing one of my favorite quotes from legendary yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar:
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”