Q&A

Plexus Slim

I am on prescription medication, can I take Plexus products?

Nobody in the Plexus home office is qualified to give medical advice. You should always take the ingredients list of the individual product (listed on the Plexus Slim website) to your doctor for review if you have any concerns.

Do I have to take the Plexus Accelerator with the Plexus Slim?

No, you do not. While the accelerator does help speed up the weight loss in most cases, taking the Plexus accelerator with Plexus Slim is not required.

Does Plexus Slim contain any MSG?

Plexus Slim does not contain MSG or other proven red-flag ingredients. Although some manufacturers play label games to hide MSG and other controversial ingredients, all of the chemical names used in labeling Plexus Slim are the chemical break downs of the various plant extracts used. No MSG, no artificials, no synthetics. Monosodium Glutamate has been used as a preservative in many foods. There is also a theory out there that it has been used in fast foods and grocery store foods to cause people to want to eat more, thus purchase more of the product. We have never seen any empirical data to support the claim. Of course, none of that applies to Plexus Slim because there simply isn’t any in our product.

What is the sweetener in Plexus Slim?

Much time and effort has been expended in developing the taste of Plexus Slim. The goal was to create a good tasting product without using harmful or controversial ingredients. The final formulation that produced the desired taste uses a combination of Stevia and Lohan. Stevia being a leaf extract and Lohan being a fruit extract. During product development, several variations of the formula were created using only Stevia. The result was a bitter aftertaste considered by most test subjects to be unpleasant. Stevia and Lohan are both safe and effective alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

What are the fillers in Plexus Slim?

Maltodextrin and fructose are both commonly used fillers. There are many variations of these two ingredients. The maltodextrin variation we use is among the lowest glycemic index available. We use it rather than other fillers because it does not adversely affect the taste of the product. Over the years, some product companies have put taste on a back burner when it came to the formulation. Even though some people do acquire a taste for these products, most do not. We have seen many drinks that are very healthy but people stop taking them because they can’t gag them down day after day. We have seen drinks that taste fabulous but have extremely high glycemic indices, thus the taste deters from the product’s health benefits. Plexus Slim strikes the balance between tasting good and refreshing while still carrying a relatively low glycemic index.

What are the ingredients in Plexus Slim and are they safe?

Plexus Slim’s ingredients are all natural i.e. plant extracts, and they are completely safe. Ingredients are – Proprietary Health Blend*, Low Glycemic Index Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Beet Root & Grape Skin extract, Stevia Extract, Lo Han Extract *Proprietary Health Blend: Chlorogenic Acid (plant extract), Citrin K (Garcinia Cambogia), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Oxypregnane Steroidal Glycoside (plant extract), Chromium (Amino Nicotinate GTF). All ingredients are natural with no artificial coloring or flavoring.

When can I expect to experience weight loss?

Because Plexus Slim contains no stimulants, it is a very subtle yet effective product. Most people begin to recognize benefits approximately 2 weeks after starting the product. Some experience benefits sooner, others, later.

Are there any stimulants in Plexus Slim?

No. Plexus Slim does not contain any stimulants such as caffeine, ma huang, ephedra or any other type of stimulatory ingredient.

When is the best time to drink Plexus Slim?

Preferably 15-30 minutes before a meal. However, Plexus Slim can be taken anytime and will still benefit the consumer.

How often do I have to take Plexus Slim?

Most people only need to take Plexus Slim once a day to get the desired results. However, people who struggle with weight loss or people who have a lot of weight to lose, may find that taking Plexus Slim twice a day works better for them.

Can pregnant or lactating women take Plexus Slim?

Plexus Slim has not demonstrated any harmful effects for pregnant and lactating women. As with all supplementation, a health care practitioner should be consulted before taking the product.

Can children and teenagers drink Plexus Slim?

Plexus Slim has demonstrated no ill effect on children or teenagers.

How is Plexus Slim sweetened?

Plexus Slim is sweetened with Stevia Leaf Extract and Lo Han Fruit Extract. Both of these ingredients are natural, completely safe and do not lend themselves to invoking a blood sugar spike when consumed.

Whenever I go on a diet, I seem to lose fat from my breasts first. Will Plexus Slim cause the same thing to happen? Is there anything I can do about preventing the fat from coming off my breasts?

Breast fat is different than the adipose body fat that accumulates around the waist, hips and thighs. Plexus Slim tends to go after the adipose fat and leave the Breast fat alone. However, if you want some added assurance, we recommend the use of Plexus Breast Cream. If you apply this cream twice a day to your breasts, the product will help your body to detoxify your breasts and, in the process, keep them fuller and firmer.

Besides weight loss will I notice anything else from taking Plexus Slim?

Based on the feed-back from people who are taking Plexus Slim, we are hearing four pretty consistent things: first, people say they feel calmer throughout the day; second, people tell us they are sleeping much better at night: third, people notice their appetites are down; fourth, people tell us that they aren’t snacking as often; some have told us their snacking, especially sweets like chocolate and candy, has totally stopped.

Do I need to exercise on the Plexus Slim program?

According to the developers of the product, it is not necessary for you to exercise as part of the Plexus Slim program. However, they also say that any moderate exercise – like a 20 to 30 minute brisk walk every day – will dramatically increase the speed with which Plexus Slim works.

Do I need to eat differently when I am taking Plexus Slim?

This is a really important question and here is a very simple thing to keep in mind: if you keep on doing what you have always been doing, you will keep on getting what you have always been getting. In reverse, if you want to lose weight permanently, you will need to eat differently than before. Plexus Slim is formulated to help you make a life-style change to your eating habits.

Plexus Slim contains natural ingredients that have been shown to reduce appetite. However, some people just ignore their body’s new messages and keep on eating like before. Some people eat emotionally; they eat because they are stressed or upset. Most people are trained to eat with their eyes and eat by the clock. What do we mean by that?

Has this ever happened to you? You look at the clock and realize it is supper time. You sit down to eat your supper and realize that you really aren’t hungry. But, because it is supper time, you eat your supper anyway. That’s what we mean by eating by the clock.

Some people sit down for a meal and fill up their entire plate with food. Then, they eat until everything on the plate is gone. They are not listening to their bodies. Weight loss specialists tell us that the stomach is really designed to consume a meal that is about the size of a clenched fist.

If you go to a restaurant, try ordering an appetizer for your main meal. Wait a few minutes after you finish eating. If you are still hungry after you have had your appetizer, you can always order another appetizer. Our guess is that if you listen to your body, you will realize that you are full. And, one other thing, your pocket book will also appreciate the lower cost of the meal.

If you are looking for a restaurant and you see the sign “All You Can Eat” or if you see “Buffet Dinner Tonight”, please drive on. We have been trained to always get the best deal we can for our money. When we are at a buffet that means that we need to go back at least three times AND go for dessert as well just to make sure we get full value for what we have paid.

Make a decision: Do you want to lose weight and keep it off by making a small life-style change? If so, Plexus Slim is designed to help you do that. On the other hand, if you want to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for you buck by stuffing yourself at the buffet, you can forget about permanent weight loss.

Will Plexus Slim cause me to notice a loss in pounds or inches?

Every person is different and what happens with one person is not necessarily what is going to happen with another. Most people report that they lose inches first. That is why we urge you to take your starting measurements. That may be where your results first show up. On the other hand, we have had people reporting a loss in weight before the loss of inches show up.

Do I have to give up drinking alcohol to lose weight with Plexus Slim?

This is a very individual thing. Some people have told us that, throughout their adult life they have never been able to lose weight unless they give up drinking.

The developers of Plexus Slim say that, for most people, moderate drinking will not stop the weight loss from occurring.

You need to use your own judgment. Alcoholic beverages are very high in calories. Consume too many calories and you are going to be working against the Plexus Slim program.

Is Plexus Slim gluten-free?

Yes.

Can Plexus Slim and Accelerator be taken with blood thinner medication? (Coumadin, Plavix, Aggrenox…)

We have intentionally engineered a product that does not contain large amounts of stimulants. Nonetheless, it does have some stimulatory ingredients. These ingredients will not react negatively with blood thinner.

Does Plexus cause liver damage?

There is nothing in the Accelerator or the Slim that can harm the liver. If anything, the Slim may improve liver function.

What affect does Plexus have on diabetes?

Plexus Slim was originally engineered to help regulate blood glucose levels in diabetics. Common results for diabetics are the ability to take less insulin due to a combination of fewer blood sugar spikes and improved pancreatic function in type 2 diabetics.

Is Plexus FDA approved?

Slim is categorized as a food supplement therefore it is neither approved nor disapproved by the FDA.

Can Plexus be taken with anti-depressants? (Welbutrin or other mood altering medications)

Yes, Slim is perfectly safe to take with and will not interfere with anti-depressants.

Can someone with Crohn’s disease take Plexus?

Yes, Plexus will NOT aggravate Crohn’s disease.

Is Slim/Accelerator is safe for people with Lupus or Hypothyroidism?

Plexus will not have an adverse effect on Hypothyroidism. It may even help this condition over time.

Is the Citrin K in Plexus harmful?

Slim has a very tiny amount of Citrin K in it because it serves as a catalyst for some of the other ingredients. The amount in the product is so small it almost met the criteria to not have to list it at all. There is no health risk associated the Citrin K we use in the Slim.

What if I gain weight while taking Plexus?

Plexus Slim by its self in not designed to be an appetite suppressant like most weight loss supplements. We have seen people who are taking the Slim that assume because they are taking the product they will not have the urge to over indulge, somewhat like a placebo effect. While Plexus Slim is designed to help shed unwanted fat it will not act as an appetite suppressant in most cases.

What is the “artificial flavor,” in Slim?

The natural flavors are cherry and pomegranate.

What do you mean by All Natural?

The extracts we use in Slim are from organic sources, coloring from beet root, active ingredients are all organic plant derived, sweetening is from the stevia leaf, etc. It is an all natural product. The Accelerator is also from plant origins, but due to the processes used, we technically can’t call it all natural or completely organic. It is a much safer product than thermogenics or other typical weight loss capsules or pills.

Plexus Accelerator

Do I have to take the Plexus Accelerator with the Plexus Slim?

No, you do not. While the accelerator does help speed up the weight loss in most cases, taking the Plexus accelerator with Plexus Slim is not required.

What ingredient in Plexus Slim Accelerator might cause a false positive in a drug test?

In the accelerator, the GeranaX (Geranium Flower Extract) can show up in some urine tests as an amphetamine. It is not an amphetamine and a blood test will show that it isn’t in the amphetamine family. If you are subject to drug testing please indicate on your pre-screening questionnaire or notify your examiner that you are taking a dietary supplement containing geranium.

Are there any warnings with Plexus Slim Accelerator?

Plexus Slim Accelerator is 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 this product with cold medicines or caffeinated drinks such as coffee, black tea, caffeinated sodas, etc. Each capsule contains caffeine equivalent to one cup of brewed coffee. If unpleasant effects occur, discontinue use.

What are the ingredients in Plexus Slim Accelerator?

Proprietary Weight Loss Formula* 342 mg Trace Mineral Blend 50 mg Calcium (Seaweed-Derived) 30 mg Magnesium (Seaweed-Derived) 15 mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 5 mg *Dark Chocolate, GeranaX, Natural Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, Vanadium Chelate, B-Phenylethylamine HCl

What is the suggested use for Plexus Slim Accelerator?

In the morning, take one capsule with one stick-pack of Plexus Slim. This product is not intended for long term use. It should be taken to help jump start the weight loss benefits of Plexus Slim. If you are taking Plexus Slim strictly for non-weight related health benefits, this product is not necessary. Recommended: Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Do not take too late in the day as sleep may be impaired. Do not exceed suggested use.

Plexus Bio Cleanse

How is Plexus Bio-Cleanse made?

Through our advanced proprietary process, ozone, peroxides and magnesium are merged and bonded into a crystal lattice matrix (similar to air bubbles trapped in ice). Vitamin C and a whole-fruit bioflavonoid complex are added to help break the bond and provide a more sustained release thus creating optimal assimilation. Most people’s primary nutritional focus is on foods and liquids, but the nutrient given the highest priority by the body is oxygen–the lack of which will kill a human in a matter of minutes. Oxygen is essential to the life sustaining process of full oxidation– the optimum burning of fuel (food).

In the past twenty years there have been over 5,000 articles available in medical journals confirming the action of oxygen products on pathogens. Numerous human conditions have been addressed by the use of ozone and oxygen-enhancing compounds. These include excess weight, Candida, arthritis, and Epstein-Barr among others. In the case of obesity, the primary cause of the excess weight is inadequate oxidation of food, leaving it to be stored in lipid form for later use. The added weight compresses the body cells further, restricting their oxygen supply and intensifying their sensation of undernourishment, to which the usual response is greater food consumption. A higher oxygen level allows the body to oxidize its fuel more electively, including fuel that was stored away as lipids. More efficiently oxidation provides greater energy nourishment, eliminating inaccurate hunger signals and allowing the body’s weight to normalize.

Now, because of an innovative breakthrough in activated oxygen technology, people will be able to benefit from using supplemental sources of oxygen in addition to the air that they breathe. Through our proprietary process, magnesium, peroxides, super-oxides and ozonides are merged into a crystal lattice matrix (similar to air bubbles trapped in ice). This formula is enhanced by the addition of a pro-oxidant vitamin C/bio-flavonoid complex providing more sustained release function creating optimal assimilation.

When orally ingested, this stabilized bonding process is broken on contact with stomach acids releasing large amounts of activated oxygen. As these poly atomic gases are simultaneously dispersed, several events occur:

•The ozonides assisted by the oxidant break into oxygen (02) and singlet oxygen (01). This creates hydrogen peroxide in the stomach which is carried into the intestinal tract with the stomach chyme, softening the impacted fecal matter on the intestinal wall, softening arterial plaque, and killing pathogenic microbes throughout the body.

•Molecular oxygen is introduced into the bloodstream where oxygenation continues to purify and energize all the cells.

•The nascent oxygen is also available as a free radical scavenger. Without the free radical oxygen (01), counterproductive free radicals cannot be effectively eliminated. The nascent oxygen combines with the toxic-free radicals. These destructive molecules accumulate due to the absence of the healthy free radical oxygen. (This imbalance has hindered the whole oxidative cycle of our aerobic bodies.)

•As the liquefied plaques and dead pathogens move toward leaving the body, the magnesium creates a colon flushing reaction in the bowels to prevent re- absorption of the toxins.

•The high amount of oxygen/ozonides/peroxides released can be measured with peroxide test strips and more sophisticated potassium iodide testing.

•When viruses or bacteria invade a cell and begin to replicate, all new cells are compromised; they are not perfect like the parent cells. Their cell membranes (a lipid “envelope” of protection) are structurally weakened. When ozone is introduced into the body at specific concentrations, any cell that comes into contact with the ozone is affected. The ozone breaks down into activated oxygen and water in the bloodstream and oxidizes almost everything in its path. Activated oxygen’s are only attracted to weak cells because of their electric and chemical make-up and, therefore, attach only to the ones with pathogenic microbes inside them.

•Ozone effectively oxidizes the damaged cell membrane. This releases the virus and/or bacteria into the bloodstream (now a highly oxygenated environment) where it cannot survive and where it is oxidized (metabolized). Our formula’s magnesium, vitamin C and bioflavonoids also add to nutritional balance. Many people are deficient in magnesium, vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Magnesium takes part in the duplication of RNA and DNA. It activates many of the enzymes that speed up chemical reactions that occur in the body (including catalase used in the dismutation process of oxidation).

How does Plexus Bio-Cleanse work?

As the material reaches the stomach’s acid environment and continues into the bloodstream, the vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and bioflavonoid complex break the magnesium peroxide bond releasing the ozone and peroxides, softening the intestinal and arterial plaque, and killing pathogenic microbes throughout the body. The ozone and peroxides further breakdown into oxygen which continues to purify and energize all cells in the body. As the liquefied plaques and dead pathogens move toward leaving the body, the magnesium creates a colon flushing reaction, increasing bowel activity and preventing re-absorption of the toxins.

Why do you need Plexus Bio-Cleanse?

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.

How does Plexus Bio-Cleanse help you?

Plexus Bio-Cleanse oxygenates and energizes your body while detoxifying and cleansing wastes, pathogens and plaque in the gastrointestinal tract, colon, arteries, blood, etc.

 ProBio 5

What are the ingredients in ProBio5?

Enzymes. Yeast and fungal organisms are comprised of proteins, chitin, and cellulose structures. Proteins are broken down by protease enzymes, and cellulose is broken down by cellulase. The chitin structure can only be processed in the presence of the chitinase (chitosinase) enzyme. The enzyme profile in ProBio5, which is micro encapsulated, is designed to process away the protein-based outer layer of yeast and fungal organisms. This then exposes the interior of these organisms to the cellulose of the chitosinase in the ProBio5. Enzymes are efficient and effective in the destruction of yeast and fungi. ProBio5 Friendly Flora In addition to enzymes, ProBio5 contains very beneficial “friendly bacteria” that assists in supporting the body’s need for a balance of probiotics (micro flora) in the digestive tract.

This “friendly bacteria” is delivered in a micro-encapsulation system to ensure that they reach their intended destination in the digestive tract to help rebuild the damage done by the yeast and fungi overgrowth. Vitamin B6 The probiotics and enzymes in ProBio5 are assisted by the addition of vitamin B6. B6 is required by enzymes involved in protein metabolism and is also essential for red blood cell metabolism. In addition, vitamin B6 helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by the blood. A well oxygenated body is resistant to yeast and fungi. Grape Seed Extract is one of the most powerful of the antioxidants that will fight free radicals. It is 20X more powerful than vit C and 50X stronger than vit E. Grape seed extract is a potent anti -viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory substance. Grape seed extract has been extensively researched in universities around the world. ProBio5 Probiotics Without sufficient probiotics, your body’s nutrient absorption is impaired; this can result in producing an environment that is supportive of yeasts and fungi growth.

ProBio5 contains five powerful probiotics: Lactobacillus Sporogenes, L. Acidophilus, L. Planterum, B. Longum and S. Boulardi. Bacillus Sporogenes is a spore forming probiotic that is able to survive the manufacturing process and caustic stomach acid so it can establish itself in the intestinal tract. Bacillus Sprogenes requires no refrigeration; it has a 50 year history of safe use. Bacillus Sporogenes produces the preferred form of lactic acid which is capable of releasing energy to resynthesize ATP without the involvement of oxygen and is called anaerobic glycolysis. Lactobacillus – Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus Acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it produces vitamin K, lactase, and anti-microbial substances such as acidolin, acidolphilin, lactocidin, and bacteriocin. L. Acidophilus – This is a powder form of the normal, friendly bacteria that live in our intestines (called flora).

Taking acidophilus replenishes our bacterial flora and reduces overgrow of yeast, especially some bacteria which grows well in an acid medium. L. Planterum – Derived from sour dough (used to ferment sauerkraut and salami) has been demonstrated to improve the recovery of patients with enteric bacterial infections. This bacterium adheres to reinforce the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa, thus preventing the attachment of the pathogenic bacteria to the intestinal wall. B. Longum – One of the most important residents in the human gastrointestinal tract, B. Longum keeps the digestive system running smoothly, blocks the growth of harmful bacteria and boosts the immune system. The organism ferments sugars into lactic acid and has many health benefits for humans.

It is often the dominant bacterium found in humans. It is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, branched rod-shaped bacterium. Researchers have identified a number of proteins that are specialized to help B. Longum interact with the human host and persist against harmful bacteria. Future research will now look closely at which genes allow B. Longum to live in different environments such as dairy products, vegetables and the human gastrointestinal tract. S. Boulardi – The intestinal micro flora are important for maturation of the immune system, the development of normal intestinal morphology, and in order to maintain a chronic and immunologically balanced inflammatory response. The micro flora reinforces the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa, helping in the prevention of the attachment of pathogenic microorganisms and the entry of allergens. Some members of the micro flora may contribute to the body’s requirements for certain vitamins, including biotin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B12.

What is the suggested use for ProBio5?

Take one capsule with evening meal or at bedtime for maintenance. Optional: Take two to four capsules with evening meal or at bedtime, until desired results are achieved. One bottle = approx. 6-8 weeks supply.

What is the Saliva test?

First thing in the morning spit into a glass of water. If your spit remains floating in a nice, cohesive “blob”, you’re probably pretty much Candida-free. However, if after a few minutes, your spit begins to develop long strand-like tendrils that dissolve down into the water, or if your spit spreads out over the surface of the water, you probably have a Candida condition.

Why would I need ProBio5?

Do you suffer from sugar cravings, inexplicable fatigue or bloating, anxiety or a “brain fog”? If you answered yes to even one of these symptoms you need to take the easy in-home saliva test. ProBio5 can provide relief from these symptoms and more.

Dr Spencer’s Breast Cream

I am on prescription medication, can I take Plexus products?

Nobody in the Plexus home office is qualified to give medical advice. You should always take the ingredients list of the individual product (listed on the Plexus Slim website) to your doctor for review if you have any concerns.

Is there any fine print with Dr. Spencer's Breast Cream?

There are provisions within the FDA that allow for health benefit claims to be made with oral nutrients. The FDA, however, does not have the same provisions for nutrients that are administered topically and thus no claims are allowed at this time. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. If pregnant or breast feeding consult a physician prior to use.

Will I experience any discomfort with Dr. Spencer's Breast Cream?

It has been reported that some women experienced temporary tenderness of the breast tissue with regular massaging with the cream. It has been speculated that this may be a result of triggering lymphatic drainage as a result of regular massage or the active ingredients entering the skin may be facilitating a detoxifying reaction, although there is no proof that these explanations are correct. If you feel any discomfort, stop using the cream until the sensation has completely subsided. At that point start the cream again. If the tenderness returns after initiating use of the cream, again stop using the cream. Do not return to use until all tenderness again has dissipated. As you go through this process the tenderness should become less with each return to use of the cream or it takes longer for this to show up. Eventually tenderness does not return. If you are an exception whereby discomfort always returns with use of the cream and it is not becoming less with each attempt, it is advised to discontinue the cream entirely and consult your physician for a breast exam. To date there are no reports of such an experience. However, if this does take place please contact us and report your experience.

What are the ingredients in Dr. Spencer's Breast Cream?

The first ingredient in Dr. Spencer’s Breast Cream is Love. It also contains the essence of a dozen roses. Other natural ingredients include: * Spirulina Algae extract (water base) * Aloe Vera Juice * Glyceryl Stearate * PEG-100 Stearate * Safflower Oil * Octyl Palmitate * Cetl Alcohol * Stearic Acid * Optiphen plus natural preservative * Allantoin * Vitamin E * Opa natural preservative * Essential oils Lavender/Rose This is an all-natural cream. However, some of the ingredients have names that would seem to indicate otherwise. The following is a description of the ingredients in lay terms.

1) Spirulina Algae Extract in Purified Water The Spirulina in this cream is a special strain of algae developed specifically for this product. The uniqueness of the algae is a result of how the algae is grown. Spirulina is a fresh water blue green algae that is commonly ingested as a super food. Spirulina is considered to be one of the most concentrated and health giving super foods on the planet. There have been more studies on the benefits of this super food than perhaps any other food. Multitudes of benefits have been ascribed to this very special algae. Spirulina is a blue green algae. The light green color of your cream comes from this ingredient. This algae is not harvested from a lake where there is no control of contaminants or pollution. This algae is grown in man-made ponds containing fresh pure water that is regularly monitored so as to insure the purity of the growing environment. Nutrients are specifically measured. There are no pesticides or harmful chemicals used in the growing process. Spirulina in the growing process keeps its own pond free of bacteria. These biological contaminants are not able to grow in its presence. This makes it very easy to maintain a pure growing environment.

2) Aloe Vera Juice The Aloe Vera plant is well recognized as a plant with healing qualities. Many studies have verified its benefit for skin as well as the immune system in general. Ancient drawings of the plant have been discovered on cave walls making it the oldest plant documented as having healing qualities.

3) Glyceryl Stearate and PEG-100 Stearate These are variations of similar items as the names suggest. Glyceryl Stearate comes from natural stearic acid and glycerin that is derived from either Palm or Soy oil. Glycerin and stearic acid are discussed below.

4) Safflower Oil This is a cold pressed oil extracted from the seeds of the Safflower plant. Safflower oil is flavorless and colorless, and nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. Other than its use in cosmetics, it is used mainly as a cooking oil, in salad dressings, and for the production of margarine. It may also be taken as a nutritional supplement.

5) Octyl Palmitate This ingredient is made from palm oil. Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the palm tree. Recently Palm oil has surpassed soybean oil as the most widely produced vegetable oil in the world.

6) Cetyl Alcohol This is not an alcohol like you think of an alcohol. Cetyl alcohol is a white solid that in this product is derived from naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil.

7) Stearic Acid Stearic Acid is a fatty acid that comes from vegetable fats and oils or animal fat. The vegetable form is used in this product.

8 ) Allantoin Allantoin is a naturally occurring compound found in a variety of foods such as wheat sprouts and beets. This form is from the comfrey plant which has been observed to help wounds heal and stimulates the growth of healthy tissue.

9) Tocopheryl Acetate This is another term for Vitamin E.

10) Opa Natural Preservative This is a blend of Plant Glycerine, Citric acid, Ascorbic acid and Sodium Chloride. Plant Glycerine is a natural syrupy liquid found extensively in cells of plants. Natural Glycerine is derived from oils and fats from plant sources. Glycerine is prevalent in higher plants and seaweed and in animals. Citric acid is a natural compound that is classified as a weak organic acid that is used as a natural preservative. Ascorbic acid a monosaccharide classified as a Sugar acid. In this form is it is commonly referred to as Vitamin C. Sodium Chloride is simple table salt.

11) The Essential Oils of French Lavender & Bulgarian Rose (Otto) are in this cream. Lavender is used as a natural fragrance whereas Bulgarian Rose is used because of benefits reported with its use topically. Since fragrance is a personal preference, the amount of Lavender used is intended to merely mask the boring scent of the base cream.