What is Plexus Accelerator Plus (+)?
The next product I will be looking into is the Plexus Accelerator Plus. I work out on a regular basis and I love products like these. Plexus Accelerator is a blend of quite a few things that provide an added boost of energy. Some people have their coffee, some have their monster and some have their red bull. It’s what wakes us up in the morning, what sharpens our senses and clears the mental fog.
I want to take a deep look into this product because I suffer from a lack of energy on a regular basis. I give myself little boosts with red bull every day to help compensate. On average I spend about three dollars a day on red bull, so if this works better, it is obviously cheaper. Something that will personally benefit me and if you are like me, it can benefit you. Even though I am partial to the idea of this supplement, I will try to maintain a biased opinion and just present the facts.
The Product description on the Plexus Accelerator Plus reads:
If you thought Plexus Slim was a terrific way to lose weight, just wait until you team it up with Plexus Accelerator+. When taken with Plexus Slim, the Accelerator+ helps speed up weight loss or helps people overcome weight plateaus. Simply take one capsule with one stick pack of Plexus Slim 30 minutes after breakfast. The combination of ingredients in the Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator+ work synergistically to help you lose weight—easy and fast!
From looking at this description, It seems that it is best to combine Plexus Accelerator Plus with Plexus Slim. Apparently the combination of ingredients in the Plexus Slim and Plexus Accelerator Plus work synergistically to help you lose weight. As far as I know, anything that acts as a stimulant is also an appetite suppressant. So, just going off of that fact, it should be able to help you lose weight. Before I jump to any conclusions, let’s see what the Plexus Ambassadors say the benefits of taking Plexus Accelerator Plus with Plexus Slim.
How do I use Plexus Accelerator Plus(+)?
Directions: Take one capsule in the morning with Plexus Slim. Take with food rather than on an empty stomach. Another capsule may be taken with lunch if desired. If desired, an additional Plexus Slim may also be taken with lunch. Avoid taking later in the afternoon as sleep may be impaired. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Accelerator+ should be taken only to help jump-start the weight loss benefits of Plexus Slim. If you are taking Plexus Slim strictly for non-weight related health benefits, Accelerator+ is not necessary. Do not exceed suggested use of Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products
Features & Benefits
- Boosts weight loss safely and effectively
- Proven ingredients — to boost metabolism, suppress appetite and accelerate weight loss
- Increases energy
- Suppresses appetite
- Speeds up weight loss in fat and inches
- Synergistic benefits help increase the effectiveness of Plexus Slim
- Convenient and easy to use
- Great 3-day and 7-day packs to sample the products
- Gluten Free
Now we have the same knowledge that Plexus Worldwide provides to their Plexus Ambassadors (affiliates/distributor/sales reps). The thing that immediately caught my eye is the sample packs. I like the fact that you can try it before you buy it because most companies don’t offer this as an option. I really don’t want to spend my money on something and not use it. Other than that, it has all the expected claims. A list of benefits that help you lose weight and provide energy. Now that we have seen the hype of Plexus Accelerator Plus(+), let’s do some digging into the ingredients to see exactly what we are putting in our bodies.
Niacin (as Niacinamide): This is a very common ingredient in energy supplements. It is a part of the vitamin B family (B3 to be exact). According to webMD it is generally well tolerated in usual doses.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride): Another vitamin B. One fun fact is that B6 is in most (if not all) foods you eat, and is a key of proper function of sugars, fats and proteins in the body. All in all, this is a helpful vitamin in the mix that will increase your energy levels.
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin): This is my favorite form of B12. I love using it because it’s mainly in the B12 dissolvable tablets that you place under your tongue. Whats special about this form of B12 is that it’s the advanced active version that easily absorbs in your body. It gives you a decent boost of energy and supports everything from your energy metabolism to the normal formation of blood cells.
Folic Acid: B9, seeing a trend yet? This is another common ingredient in many things that we eat every day. It is also used in higher doses to prevent a wide range of things from memory loss to colon cancer.
Calcium (as Calcium Glycinate): Helps with bone health.
Chromium (as Chromium Piccolinate): Chromium again! You can see what I posted about Chromium in my article on Plexus Slim.
Now we can move onto the good stuff, the proprietary blend!
Yerba Mate (liex paraguariensis) Leaf Extract: These leaves are crushed and made into a tea in large populations in South America. Research on this plant has confirmed its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and lipid-lowering activities.
This medical study was done on mice. The results are impressive though. Yerbe Mate Leaf Extract has very potent anti-obesity activity.
Another study shows that this extract is used to increase the effects of supplements which may be the main reason it is used in this blend, also a key reason to take the Plexus Accelerator Plus(+) with Plexus Slim.
Higenamine: This appears to be another stimulant. On webMD it notes specifically that there is not enough evidence to tell if this supplement should be used if breast-feeding or pregnant. It should be avoided.
This Study shows that in a group of 16 young men and women (mid 20’s) increased their caloric burn, resulting in more fat being used for fuel.
This article by Dr. Spencer Nadolsky states that Higenamine is known as a Beta-adrenergic receptor agonist, a mechanism shared by Ephedrine and Synephrine for their ability to reduce Fat Mass.
Hordenine: This one was a little tricky to track down. It is an alkaline found in the bitter orange (used for weight loss). It shows similar properties to ephedrine in medical studies. It shows fewer ill side effects than ephedrine, so when taking it you will see the normal effects of a stimulant.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Leaf Extract: This is an interesting ingredient because it is known as a cardiosedative. It seems that this ingredient is used specifically to counter negative side-effects of the other ingredients. Simply put, this ingredient is there to give your more positives and less negatives.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophane from Griffonia simplicifolia Seed Extract): This is cool because it is a mood elevator. 5-HTP is used to make serotonin in your body, so taking this should put you in a better mood while you are taking this supplement.
I did find a few shocking double-blind studies on 5-HTP. In one study, there was a 2% body fat loss over 6 weeks with no exercise as well as a 3% loss in those that did exercise. This acts as an appetite suppressant as well, naturally causing people to consume fewer calories a day due to feeling satisfied. So, it makes you happy and lose weight? I like it!
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Leaf Extract: It’s common knowledge that green tea is helpful with weight loss. Even though I feel that way about it, here is a study showing that it does help.
Other ingredients are listed under all of the main ingredient portion. Let’s see what they are and why they aren’t listed with the main ingredients.
Vegetable Capsules: As soon as I read the first result on Google, I felt stupid. These are the capsules that hold the ingredients. They are made completely out of vegetable sources.
NuFLOW: This is an additive that is completely organic. It is used to prevent caking, and provide even disbursement of the ingredients.
After reviewing all of the ingredients, this seems like a fairly advanced stimulant. I love the fact that it includes ingredients to counter negative side effects. Plexus Accelerator Plus(+) would actually fit pretty well with Plexus Slim. I see now why they recommend you to take Slim if you will be taking Plexus Accelerator Plus(+).
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.***
Is Plexus Accelerator Plus(+) safe for breast-feeding?
As always, I am not a doctor so I can’t tell you if it is safe for breast-feeding or while pregnant. My suggestion is that you don’t. In the disclaimer below, that comes straight from the Plexus Worldwide it says it is not intended for expectant or nursing mothers.
Warnings: Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products are not intended for expectant or nursing mothers. If you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or any other cardiovascular condition, please consult with a physician before taking this product. Not intended for children under the age of 18. Avoid taking Plexus Worldwide, Inc. products with cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, PPA, or products containing high amounts of caffeine. Before starting this or any other supplementation, consult a physician first. If unpleasant effects occur, discontinue use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Are there any side effects?
There are a few side effects that you may experience. These side effects may happen when taking any stimulant such as coffee or an energy drink. They are appetite suppression, sleep disturbance (why you take it in the morning), headache and upset stomach. The upset stomach is something that may happen when you first start taking it and then lessen until you don’t experience it anymore.
Okay, so I covered what Plexus Accelerator Plus(+) is, how to take it, what it claims, it’s ingredients, side effects and if you should take Plexus Slim while breast-feeding. I know in the beginning I said that it would be hard to stay unbiased and after doing the research it’s even harder. It really all comes down to if you personally like what it does or not because everyone will experience it a bit different. I really enjoy the stimulant supplements because they give me energy all day, and I know that I will be ordering Plexus Accelerator Plus(+). As I will always say, I try to give the most accurate and most interesting factual information as possible and I truly hope you enjoy the read.
If you want to get more information on Plexus Accelerator Plus(+), you can always shoot me an e-mail. You can find my information on the Contact page. I am as thorough as possible, but I am constantly learning more about these products as of now, this is the most up-to-date info. If you want to buy Plexus Accelerator Plus(+) feel free to go to my product page on my Plexus Store.