We all have THAT friend. You know you have one selling something she claims to be life altering one way or the other. One that posts stories about how this particular product helped her (or her friend) lose 30 pounds and feel amazing because she no longer needs 5 cups of coffee to get through the day. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying the stuff doesn’t work, but I usually read over the testimonies because I’m not looking to lose weight, or rely too heavily on caffeine or sugar for energy.

I DO LOVE sugar, and I definitely justify one (or three) cookies, cake, or the extra bowl of cereal because I workout and stay fairly fit, but even that wasn’t what actually caught my attention. When I moved to South Carolina from Ohio 10 years ago (dang), I had very few issues with my sinuses. The longer I lived here, though, the more I began to notice problems. For awhile I only needed the occasional OTC allergy med in the heat of spring/summer. Then I needed one daily through the spring and summer, but not the winter. A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with asthma, which (though its not proven) I’m 99% convinced is allergy related. Even then though, while I was given a prescription for a daily inhaler I rarely needed it, or the albuterol. The last 18 months or so have gotten much worse. I now take Allegra, Singular and Flonase at night, and rely on a daily inhaler in addition to albuterol before I exercise. If I don’t use ALL of these, EVERY DAY, I wind up wheezing – up in the middle of the night reaching for the rescue inhaler. This is year round – not just in the spring. As an avid runner and newbie triathlete, the asthma in particular DRIVES ME CRAZY. I CANNOT leave the house without my inhaler, and sometimes on a really bad day, even if I use it before I go, I have to use it again afterwards. I’m sure that less than fabulous lung functioning doesn’t help my speed either.

An old high school friend of mine sells and uses Plexus, and has posted many testimonials about how its worked for her and others. Most were looking to lose weight, which is why I scrolled by many of them as I mentioned above. The story that got me was the one where she (and others) mentioned that after a couple months, they NO LONGER NEEDED allergy medicine or inhalers (if they were used). I’ll be the first to admit I’m a skeptic. I read several stories and dismissed them. Eventually though, the thought of the possibility of no more runny nose, sneezing fits, or better yet, inhalers, piqued my interest enough to ask about it. And I decided to try. And of course blog about it.

Here is what I am using (excerpts taken from handouts downloaded on plexus power tools)

PLEXUS ProBio5 -a probiotic (in bold is what I am looking to target) ProBio5 features five extra strength probiotics, added enzymes, intestinal flora, B6 Grape Seed extract and vitamin C— all in one effective delivery system that supports the breaking down of hostile organisms that negatively impact your health. ProBio5 may provide the following results: Relief from typical Candida symptoms, which may include anxiety, recurring irritability, heartburn, indigestion, lethargy, extreme food and environmental allergies, acne, dry, flaky, itchy skin, jock itch, migraine headaches, recurring cystitis/vaginal infections, premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems.

PLEXUS BIOCLEANSE As a result of the modern lifestyle, most of our bodies are burdened with toxic waste and slow metabolism. A specially formulated Magnesium compound with Oxygen Enhancement and Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids. Many people are in a low oxygen/toxic state. This is caused by poor diet, stress, low activity levels, polluted air and shallow breathing. The body cannot keep up its metabolism in this state, and begins to gather waste products more rapidly than it can eliminate them. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogenic microbes thrive in this condition, and can lead to diseases such as flu, Candida, chronic fatigue, etc. Plexus Bio-Cleanse can increase the oxygen levels around these microbes, causing them to die due to their high-oxygen environment. Plexus Bio Cleanse oxygenates and energizes your body while helping cleanse wastes, pathogens and plaque in the gastrointestinal tract, colon, arteries, blood, etc.

Plexus Slim is the most natural, healthy solution to help you lose weight and inches by burning fat not muscle. Slim also helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels. It comes in a powdered form. Mix it with water to create a light, refreshing drink and use once a day. There are no stimulants in Plexus Slim and at 10 calories per packet; it is not a meal replacement.
My friend can attest to this because I specifically asked “why add the slim because I am NOT trying to lose weight”? In response I was told that Slim is not just for weight loss, but also helps decrease sugar cravings and increase energy. It is also supposed to decrease inflammation in the body and per her experience, helped her reach a point where she was able to stop taking allergy medication. On top of that, I asked a couple fitness freaks such as myself what their thoughts were and both reported faster workout recovery times, better performance and more energy. I am going to be the first to admit that I am still a little skeptical. But truthfully, even the hope that I could get rid my issues with allergies and asthma made me think it was worth a try. I don’t like taking so much medicine, nor do I like the idea of depending on them for the rest of my life. And even with all the medicine, I STILL have residual sinus issues, coughing, throat clearing and sneezing. I had zero asthma symptoms until my allergies went berserk. Workout wise, recovery from hard workouts has gotten harder as I’ve gotten older, and as a competitive person I’m always interested in ways to improve my times. Here goes nothing.