WHAT YOU SIGN UP FOR MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU GET!
Here's one of the "active ingredients" they removed: oxypregnane steroidal glycoside
This was directly from their website in 2013:
Appetite management — Oxypregnane steroidal glycoside is a benign plant extract. Several varieties of the plant exist, however, one species in particular exhibits extraordinary appetite management qualities.You can read more directly from the packaging here. (will need to scroll about 1/2 way down the page and the "new" label was in 2014)
Oxypregnane Steroidal GlycosideThe hypothalamus is the part of the brain that regulates certain metabolic processes and other activities of the autonomic nervous system. It synthesizes and secretes neuro-hormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones, and these in turn stimulate or inhibit the secretion of pituitary hormones. Its basic function is to control body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger and circadian cycles (the body's clock).
When food is consumed, blood sugar (glucose) levels increase, prompting the body to start sending signals to the brain that it is full. This causes the hypothalamus region of the brain to cease sending out signals that the body needs a further source of energy. Scientists in cooperation with the British company Phytopharm isolated a steroidal glycoside active ingredient they designated as P57. They discovered that the brain interprets the molecules in the chemical structure of P57 as molecules of glucose. This has the same effect on the hypothalamus as consuming large quantities of food.
The unique steroidal glycoside extract used in Plexus Slim is estimated to be 100,000 times more potent than glucose, so as soon as it is sensed by the hypothalamus, the body is 'told' that it is full, thus inhibiting overeating."
Deception? Greed? You tell me! Read more about their ingredient changes here: