The Great Plexus Experiment.
I decided to just go for it.
Against the whisperings of all my own cynical and skeptical judgmental thoughts I pulled the trigger. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t hesitate for like three hours and then come back to it.
I signed up for Plexus.
Yeah, I did it.
Here’s my reasoning, because if you know me you know I never do anything without over analyzing it and researching the hell out of it, then obsessing over what my gut feeling is on the subject.
1) 60 day money back guarantee!
2) It’s non GMO. It’s supposedly all natural. (Skeptical of the “natural flavorings”, but I’m not a purist, I drink Coke for crying out loud. So whatever. I’ll be ok.)
3) I got the paperwork in the mail for my GI doc referral. My primary care doctor told me that she thinks my gut is just destroyed from years of giardiasis. The giardia guys are dead now according to the last test I did, but I have leaky gut from the damage. It’s why I’m developing new allergies to stuff I frequently eat, like peanuts and grapes.
(Yes, I’m allergic to f*cking wine you all. Life is cruel.)
Part of what happens when your gut is damaged is that bad bacteria and yeast can take over, and good bacteria doesn’t flourish.
This leads to a ton of problems. And this isn’t pseudo science, it’s actual medical fact. It causes diarrhea, constipation, belly aches, sluggishness, brain fog, food allergies and intolerances, heartburn, headache, and it just generally makes you feel like crap. Everything gets out of whack, basically.
There are a ton of different ideas about how to heal the gut and re-establish good bacteria. It’s overwhelming to me. So I finally decided to just pick something and try it before spending hundreds of dollars at the GI doctor on tests and prescriptions that may never help in the end.
Plexus it is!
From what I understand, Plexus products restore missing vitamins and minerals to your body. The probiotic has something proven to breakdown biofilm. Biofilm is like the shield that surrounds nasties such as Giardia, and candida/yeast, and other bad bacteria and parasites.
Once the biofilm protection is destroyed, then these nasties can be conquered and flushed out of your system. After that the good guys in your digestive tract will be replenished by the probiotic, and everything will flourish nicely with the proper vitamin and mineral balance from the other products in the pack.
Not many products out there break biofilm. It’s tough stuff. This is a big selling point for me with the Plexus ProBio5.
4) My fourth reason for trying Plexus? A dirty little secret–I am so tired all the time. Partly from not sleeping well due to kids, partly from…I don’t know what. Plexus is supposed to help boost energy levels naturally, by getting your body healthy and restoring nutrients with help from v. So maybe, just maybe, I can stop drinking Coke for the caffeine and replace it with the Pink Drink, as they call it.
Plexus helps people lose weight, yes. However, I don’t need to lose weight–I’ve gained 30 pounds in the past year after my battle with giardiasis ended. Woohoo! I needed that 30 pounds and I want to maintain it. But..I also want to feel good, and Plexus is supposedly helpful for that.
We shall see.
I do not think Plexus is a scam, per say. If I did, I wouldn’t have bought it. I do think it contains quality vitamins and minerals that our bodies are lacking with typical American diets.
Can you find some other way to get those vitamins and minerals? Probably. Can you find some other probiotic that breaks down biofilm? Probably. But you know what?
Plexus has it all laid out in a neat package with support of others who are using it. I don’t have to search around and try a bunch of stuff on my own. So, I figured I would just give Plexus a try.
While I’m waiting on this stuff to come in the mail I will review my symptoms for you. I’m interested to blog about each step of the process to trying these products just to see how clearly there is a difference, or if there is one at all. I’ll include poop TMI, since that’s a main part of my issue I hope to resolve. (Sorry, not sorry. Hah!)
-Allergies: seasonal allergies (runny nose, sinus congestion and headaches, drainage, sore throat) I have had awful allergies to the outdoors my entire life.
-Worsening food allergies. Not fun.
-Bloating. Like whoa.
-Horrible constipation (teeny tiny turds, giant concrete block turds, PAIN!)
-Too much poop once the constipation is relieved. I can poop every 15 minutes for hours. Then I get constipated again and the cycle repeats itself. It’s very unpleasant, and no other things I’ve tried (and believe me, those things are numerous) make it better or even things out.
-Pimples, at age 29…what the heck? Where did these come from!?!
-Lethargic, foggy, tired feeling
-Intense cravings for sugar!!
So I’m probably dying, right? Logically I know all of these problems are centered in my gut. (Except maybe the hereditary outdoor allergies, those are just sucky luck.)
I’m interested to see if Plexus can help remedy any of these things. I’m not getting my hopes up, but if all the other success stories I’ve heard are even near true then there’s a teeny, tiny possibility…
I did notice that the probiotic has grape seed in it. If I’m allergic to grapes, am I also allergic to grape seed extract? I hope not, but maybe? Then again surely it couldn’t have that much grape seed extract in it…I’m going to tread carefully with that one.
And just so you know…
I hereby solemnly swear not to become someone who talks about nothing but Plexus and why you should buy it. I SWEAR.
(Yes, there’s a but…)
I am going to post my referral link in case anyone wants to test this stuff out with me. And if I try it and like it, if it’s miraculously life changing, well then I will also post my referral link because you should buy it and try it if you are having any of the problems I’m suffering from. But of course whether the products are successful or not remains to be determined…stay tuned!
That’s the link. If you use this link to become an ambassador you get to join my special team. WOO!
There’s like this whole Facebook page with the people above us (erm, me) on the team with info and chatting and stuff.
Anyway, most of all if you decide to try it and use that link then any money I make goes straight to my Vladik fund because I still owe $850, plus plane tickets to pick him up from the Orlando airport, and I also have to buy him things like clothing.
So there’s that.
But honestly? I’m not here to be like some kind of super pushy sales person. Try it if you want, and if you don’t then just read along and see what this pink drink and the accompanying supplements do to my poor screwed up digestive system. It’s like a win-win situation!
Oh, just because I don’t think I ever clarified: I purchased the recommended Tri-Plex Combo (welcome pack). It was something like $134 with $4.50 shipping, plus tax.
Yes, I died a little at the cost too. But I’m going to end up with bills a lot higher than that if I choose the GI doctor route first, so might as well try this out as a last ditch effort before poking and prodding and all that misery.
There you have it. The Great Plexus Experiment is beginning. Miserable people are welcome to join my club…