LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's a trend gaining popularity and it seems to be everywhere you turn. From testimonials on Youtube to Facebook and even Twitter, about how Plexus Slim is changing lives. Connie Slayton said, "More energy, you will rest better. You won't binge eat."

Connie Slayton, of Conway, began using the product in October of 2013. Slayton takes Plexus Slim on a daily basis and says she has noticed drastic results. Slayton said, "You don't have to exercise. You don't have to stop what you do. You just try to be a normal person."

While Slayton has experienced such results, UAMS dietician Betsy Day warns against losing weight by means of this dietary supplement alone. Day explained, "Based on everything I've read, ingredient-wise, there's nothing unique, nothing special, nothing that would aid in weight loss."

But Slayton said her experience with Plexus Slim has been a positive,life-changing one. "I have lost 15 pounds. I have more energy. I sleepbetter at night," Slayton said.

THV11 reached out to Plexus Slim, and were referred to the supplement's website which reads, "Plexus Slim is the most-natural way to lose weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle." The site lists several features and benefits of the supplement, but also reads that the statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Day said, "The ingredient that they're promoting as a fat burner is chromium, and there's really no science to support that claim."

She suggests eating more fruits and vegetables, reducing your intake of processed foods and increasing your physical activity. She said, "If you're just doing that on its own you don't need an extra product to enhance your weight loss." Day teaches her clients it's more about making a permanent lifestyle change rather than a temporary alteration.

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