Have you wondered if Plexus Products and Keto can work together?
As you all know I am a firm believer in using TriPlex Combo (Slim Microbiome Activating, ProBio5 and BioCleanse) and I use this exact combo each and every day. My son uses the MegaKids Microbiome and XFactor Kids Combo each day. We both of course follow keto as does my husband.
Along the way, following my journey and meal plans, many of you have asked about the Plexus products and if they truly are keto or not keto.
Almost all of the Plexus products can be used with the Keto way of life. However some of them may not be suitable for those doing strict keto due to ingredients. Below I will share with you the ins and outs of each product as it relates to keto.
Plexus Products Perfect for All Forms of Keto
Plexus Slim Microbiome Activating: Delicious raspberry, lemon, watermelon flavor drink mix you add to your water once per day that contains xylooligosaccharides which are a prebiotic fiber for gut health and to help prevent constipation on keto. This prebiotic feeds the Butyrate that we naturally have in our system. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that’s like a superfood for your intestines. It keeps your colon cells healthy, reduces inflammation, boosts your immune system, and improves gut health. What does this mean for you? Your body goes into fat-burning mode more easily. It also contains chromium which may help stabilize blood glucose levels, reduce cravings and provide energy and lessen irritability as your body enters ketosis It is Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, non-GMO. This is a great addition to the keto life. It is good for all types of keto.
ProBio5: Contains Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium which are both very important on keto. Studies indicate that having a balanced microbiome rich in Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium can significantly support the way your body deals with glucose, helping you maintain your blood sugar levels already within a normal range Also contains a blend of enzymes consisting of Proteases, Cellulase, and Serrapeptase. Your gut microbiome is a key in your digestion, which includes how your body responds to being on a keto diet. This product is Gluten-free. It is the perfect form of probiotic for the keto way of life and it is good for all types of keto.
BioCleanse: High quality magnesium supplement you will need when following keto. Those following a keto may be at a higher risk of developing a magnesium deficiency Magnesium is a mineral that boosts energy, regulates blood sugar levels and supports your immune system. Supplementing with Magnesium is very important on the keto diet. This can help reduce muscle cramps, difficulty sleeping and irritability. These are all symptoms commonly experienced by those transitioning to keto. This product is Gluten-free and Vegetarian. It is the perfect magnesium supplement for all types of keto.
Plexus VitalBiome: Probiotic with clinically-demonstrated ingredients that help improve your health and your mood. As discussed above, probiotics are very important for keto and overall gut health. Now you may be wondering what the difference is in VitalBiome vs Probio5. The Probio5 addresses yeast overgrowth and candida control. VitalBiome addresses mood, stress, anxiety, immune system, relaxation and GI issues. Taking them both is a powerhouse probiotic routine. This product is Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, non-GMO. It is good for all for all types of keto.
Plexus XFactor Plus: Multivitamin for balanced immune function, helps support healthy blood pressure levels, boosts energy levels and supports metabolism, Can help with symptoms of menopause including hot flashes. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, non-GMO)
Plexus Balance: Helps maintain blood glucose levels already in the normal range. There’s some evidence that carb blockers can help regulate ghrelin, your body’s hunger hormone. This means it’s possible that white kidney bean extract may reduce food cravings. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, non-GMO)
Plexus MetaBurn: Helps boost metabolism, helps reduce stubborn fat from hips, thighs and waist, and helps support healthy energy and mood. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, non-GMO)
Plexus MegaX: Broad spectrum plant-based Omega that delivers the heart-healthy benefits of fish oil, without the unpleasant aftertaste. Research shows using 4 grams daily of Omegas-3 in conjunction with the ketogenic diet may significantly reduce triglyceride levels. (Gluten-free, non-GMO). Note: You can also get similar benefits by having 2-3 servings per week of fatty fish.
Plexus XFactor: Multivitamin and antioxidant supplement for the well-being of your body that helps fill nutrient gaps with 10 key nutrients. This multivitamin delivers support for the body’s functions and metabolism as well as antioxidant protection to combat free radicals (Gluten-free, Vegetarian)
Plexus Block: Reduces the glycemic index of foods and helps maintain blood glucose levels already in the normal range. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, non-GMO). This is helpful to have on hand for a planned “treat meal” or if you are doing carb ups with your keto way of life.
Plexus Accelerator: Helps jump start your metabolic rate and helps your body burn fat more efficiently. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian)
Plexus Ease Capsules: Designed to soothe away the occasional discomforts due to over-exertion and fatigue. For keto this can be especially useful to have on hand when first starting out to help combat the symptoms of keto flu. This product contains highly concentrated extract of New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel. Green lipped muscle extracts have shown anti-inflammatory benefits at doses lower than those of NSAIDs and fish oils. (Gluten-free)
Plexus Nerve: specially formulated combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and amino acids to help support healthy nerve cells and nervous system that may help reduce occasional nerve discomfort. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian)
Plexus Edge: Gives you healthy, sustained energy and increased mental focus with natural caffeine equivalent to one cup. (Gluten-free, Vegetarian, non-GMO)
Perfect for Keto Kids
MegaKids Microbiome: A delicious drink mix that includes a unique blend of brain-healthy ingredients, plus 1 gram of gut-friendly prebiotic fiber, that supplements many nutrient gaps in kids’ diets. Includes DHA (Omega-3), Choline, and Lutein. Dietary DHA intake is associated with cognitive function and behavior. Lutein, an important nutrient that helps support cognitive function in kids. The best part is it contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives like other kids products on the market.
XFactor Kids: A high quality, sugar free, multi-vitamin and probiotic chewable for any kids and teens following keto. As stated above probiotics are important for everyone on keto and kids are no exception to that rule. This product is Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, non-GMO. Also there are no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives which is rare to find when looking for a quality kids vitamin. It is perfect for all kids follow any form of keto or low-carb way of life.
Plexus Products that Depend on Your Style of Keto
Plexus Slim Hunger Control: Contains 6250mg of Polydextrose which may or may not raise blood sugar and increase insulin response. Most people doing strict keto try to avoid any product with fillers that increase blood sugar levels (including maltodextrin, dextrose, and polydextrose).
Plexus Active: Contains honey powder which is listed as 3g of added sugar. But it should be noted honey powder is very low on the glycemic index. Makes for an excellent workout drink if you choose to add this to your day however strict keto followers would avoid this ingredient.
Joyōme Multi-Action Collagen Complex: Contains maltodextrin in an unknown amount. Maltodextrin has a high glycemic index so it can raise blood glucose causing insulin spikes depending on how sensitive you are to the amount used in this product. As stated above, most people doing strict keto try to avoid any product with fillers that increase blood sugar levels (including maltodextrin, dextrose, and polydextrose).
Not Recommended for Keto
Plexus Lean Vegan Vanilla, Plexus Lean Vegan Chocolate and Plexus Lean™ Vegetarian Mocha: Contain Quinoa, Buckwheat and Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (10g net carbs and 5g added sugar in vanilla; 8g net carbs and 4g added sugar in chocolate; 10g net carbs and 7g sugar in mocha). Grains and added sugar is now allowed on keto.
Other Plexus Products That Are Offered
Joyōme Illuminating Day Serum: Skincare for daytime formulated without questionable, damaging, or irritating ingredients.
Joyōme Intensive Overnight Repair: Skincare for overnight formulated without questionable, damaging, or irritating ingredients.
Plexus Ease Cream: Provides fast soothing comfort and is quick-absorbing, non-greasy formula providing relief you want within minutes.
Plexus Body Cream: Formulated to combat the harmful environmental factors that affect the appearance of your skin. Works to protect and purify the skin, improving the appearance of skin texture and tone.
Plexus Breast Chek Kit: Designed for women to easily perform monthly self-examinations to help detect changes in their breasts.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These product are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**The above statements are from an Independent Plexus Ambassador who is a Certified Keto Coach and are not statements made by Plexus Worldwide regarding Plexus and Keto.