By Carolyn Waygood, CNHP -
With diabetes diagnosis on the rise, and the link between excess weight and elevated insulin levels to a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, it is important we all learn how to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Plexus Slim was initially formulated to help Type 2 Diabetics regulate their blood sugar, and metabolize carbohydrates. It was soon determined the Plexus Slim formula had other health benefits including lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, balancing blood pressure, reducing excess body fat, helping control the appetite, and improving metabolic processes. The end result: healthy, more permanent weight loss! Why more permanent? As Plexus works at the cellular level re-programming bodily functions to better process sugar and control food portions, more long term weight management becomes a natural by-product. The body simply starts to process sugar better!
Excess Weight is a Major Contributing Factor to Many Diseases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excess weight and obesity are linked to “heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.” Risks for these and other chronic illnesses, such as pain, joint dysfunction, arthritis, and more, can often be improved with weight loss. Recently, in October, the link between excess weight and increased risk of breast cancer was widely publicized. Why? “In the case of postmenopausal women,” explains Carolyn Waygood, CNHP and a local breast health specialist, “the primary source of estrogen in the body is fat cells, and estrogen plays a primary role in the development and growth of breast and other cancers.” High blood sugar and insulin levels (the hormone produced by the pancreas to help escort glucose into cells where it can be used for energy) have been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Women with high blood glucose and insulin levels have a 283% greater risk for breast cancer than those who maintain healthy glucose/insulin levels. According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, elevated glucose and insulin levels have also been linked to colon and other cancers – making maintaining healthy glucose/insulin levels just as important for men as it is for women.
Natural supplements and food sources that help reduce the amount of sugar in the body (and thus support healthy levels of insulin) help reduce a person’s risk of these sugar-related diseases. Many of these natural ingredients are included in the effective formula of Plexus Slim, and its companion product, Plexus Accelerator, and work synergistically to help the body manage blood sugar while also providing the added benefits of appetite control, immune boosting effects of antioxidants, support for healthy cardiovascular functions, weight loss, and more.
How Does Plexus Slim & Accelerator Help to Balance Blood Sugar?
How your body processes sugar (glucose) plays a vital role in maintaining healthy insulin levels, as well as healthy weight levels. 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 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 weight-loss-specific products on the market,” explains Ms. Waygood. “Plexus Slim was originally formulated to help Type 2 Diabetics control their blood sugar, not just suppress the appetite, cut calories, or stimulate the metabolism like most other weight-loss products and programs.”
In order to better appreciate the process of managing blood sugar, one should consider a number of different activities including; limiting sugar consumption, improving sugar metabolism, increasing insulin sensitivity, and maintaining balanced blood sugar levels throughout the day. Breaking down sugar sources (the process of digestion) into usable glucose, and then turning glucose into energy (the process of metabolism) are functions that are often deficient in the case of Pre-Diabetics and diagnosed Type 2 Diabetics. Plexus Slim and Accelerator, formulated with over two dozen botanicals (plant extracts), such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, helps the body turn glucose into energy rather than storing it in fat cells. Other plant extracts, such as Citrin K, help control the appetite and reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Still other natural ingredients, such as Chromium, help enhance the action of insulin and increase insulin sensitivity at the cellular level. The result: a biochemical tune-up of the body that leads to healthy glucose/insulin management and weight loss!
“Plexus Made a Lot of Difference in My Life!”
Ronnie Grubbs, LUTCF, owns and operates an independent insurance agency in Bradenton, Florida, and has struggled with managing diabetic symptoms most of his adult life. Working long hours to build Ronnie Grubbs & Associates, located on 26th Street West, and entertaining clients frequently, led Ronnie to a life of unhealthy food choices, over-sized portions, and Type 2 Diabetes. This month, Ronnie turns 80 years old and is celebrating because he’s lost a total of 61 pounds, and is off his diabetic medication completely! “Plexus helped me overcome my food cravings, and has enabled me to make healthier food choices,” explains Ronnie. After drinking Plexus Slim and taking one Accelerator capsule daily for almost a year, Ronnie feels great, has incredible energy, and has been able to reduce his blood pressure medication. “I never imagined I would feel this good when I began the Plexus program,” Ronnie admitted. “The Plexus products have truly changed my life!”
Who Wouldn’t Want More Energy?
While blood sugar (glucose) is required to fuel cellular energy, 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 food cravings. If it goes too high, your brain signals your pancreas to secrete more insulin. Insulin brings your blood sugar back down by escorting sugar into the cells where it can be used for energy, but also by converting the excess sugar to stored fat. The faster the increase in blood sugar (caused by eating foods with a higher glycemic index), the more chance your body will release an excess amount of insulin. Therefore, when you eat foods that cause a large and rapid glycemic re-sponse, 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 better manage glucose levels throughout the day,” Ms. Waygood points out. As a result, the Plexus products help prevent food cravings and binging, fat storage, spikes in insulin levels, and dips in energy levels. “What I admire about the Plexus products,” notes Ms. Waygood, “is that Plexus Slim and Accelerator address blood glucose management from a holistic perspective.” These include:
1. The use of all-natural, low-glycemic sweeteners, such as Lo Han (a fruit) extract, that help maintain a balanced blood sugar level throughout the day,
2. The inclusion of ingredients such as alpha lipoic acid (a natural antioxidant) that helps turn sugar into energy (metabolize glucose) and prevent the storage of fat, and
3. Special ingredients that increase insulin sensitivity, such as chromium, stevia, and magnesium, which help insulin get glucose out of the blood and into the cells where it can be used for energy.
A Complete Approach to Glucose Management and Weight Loss
By addressing blood glucose from a holistic perspective (1. breaking down ingested sugars, 2. balancing glucose levels in the blood, and 3. getting the glucose into cells where it is used for energy), Plexus Slim and Accelerator provide a more complete approach to glucose management and weight loss than any other product on the market!
For more information about Plexus products, contact Carolyn Waygood, CNHP, at
(941) 713-3767 or email her at Carolyn@BeSmartGetHealthy.com.
You can also visit www.MyPlexusProducts.com/
WAYGOOD where you can learn more about Plexus products – All Natural Products for your Health and Well-Being! Ms. Waygood provides FREE health education seminars to groups of all sizes, and free weight-loss and diabetes coaching
to Plexus customers.
You may also contact Jamie Brown,
Plexus Representative and Bradenton resident at;
(941) 720-7075 or JbrownPlexus@gmail.com.
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