About Gundry MD Primal Plants

Gundry MD Primal Plants is an apple-flavored supplement that promises to deliver an “authentic solution” to your facial redness. Not just this, but Gundry MD claims Primal Plants is also effective for addressing discoloration, age spots, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, ingrown hairs, dry patches, and—in some cases—premature aging.

How? Using only 100% natural ingredients, this “revolutionary, cutting-edge” formula is designed to target your skin problems from the inside out. Packed with polyphenol-rich superfruits and other ingredients, Primal Plants also claims to provide improved digestive health, faster metabolism, younger-looking skin, boosted energy, healthier cholesterol levels, and more.

According to Gundry MD, all you have to do is mix one scoop of Primal Plants into the beverage of your choice, and drink one glass per day on a consistent basis. Doing this, you might feel a “distinctive and noticeable charge of energy” as soon as the first day, although maximum results will manifest over the course of 2-3 weeks.

Despite Primal Plants’ ability to solve your “frustrating skin issues,” it comes with no reported side effects.

Facial redness or other chronic skin issues can be devastating to your self-esteem, so you’re here to find out if Primal Plants is the real deal. In other words, have you finally found something that works, or is the company only targeting your emotions? We’ll help you find out.

What Causes Facial Redness?

While millions of people suffer from facial redness, not everyone’s symptoms are triggered by the same underlying cause.

In other words, similar to asking “what causes a headache,” there can be dozens (or even hundreds) of different causes of facial redness, also known as flushed complexion, including rosacea, acne, hormone fluctuations as a result of menopause, certain diseases like lupus, medical conditions like hyperthyroidism and anxiety, and much more. And as you might imagine, each of these conditions likely involves a different treatment approach.

However, Gundry MD claims their Primal Plants supplement can address your facial redness, apparently regardless of the cause. In fact, Primal Plants’ promo video indicates that the supplement has been proven to reduce facial redness by up to 77% in one month, regardless of your skin type.

Does the clinical evidence for Primal Plants’ ingredients support these claims?

Are Primal Plants’ Ingredients Clinically Proven?

Based on Primal Plants’ label, here’s what we’re told it contains:

Of these ingredients, taking thiamin by mouth may help “correct metabolic disorders associated with genetic diseases,” although there’s no evidence it can boost metabolism.

Niacin (1,200 to 3,000mg per day), selenium, citrus pectin, and berberine (when taking 500mg twice daily for three months) may be effective for reducing some measure of cholesterol. However, for selenium, the data appears to be of questionable quality.

Vitamin B6 and folate might help reduce high blood pressure, biotin may address a specific type of rash (seborrheic dermatitis) in infants, and bitter melon may help reduce blood sugar and ease some gastrointestinal problems.

Capros is a proprietary ingredient manufactured by Natreon that’s claimed to provide cardiovascular support. The company provides a handful of studies to back up their claims, although it’s important to keep in mind that a few studies doesn’t mean something is clinically proven.

Finally, as we’ve discussed on many occasions, probiotics are well understood to help balance digestion, reduce bloating and gassiness, and even boost immune function. For more, be sure to read Probiotics 101.

Outside of these, there doesn’t appear to be sufficient evidence that any of Primal Plants’ ingredients can provide any other reliable benefits. Gundry MD also doesn’t provide any evidence to support their “proven to reduce facial redness by up to 77%” claim.

Are There Any Potential Primal Plants Side Effects?

While they might not provide the “revolutionary” benefits claimed by the company, the positive news is that you likely won’t experience anything worse than mild digestive upset from Primal Plants’ ingredients. Assuming you experience anything at all, that is.

However, flushing (the very thing you’re trying to get rid of) is a common side effect related to niacin. Probiotics can also temporarily cause gassiness, which should balance out within a few days of regular use.

Lastly, selenium might not be safe for long-term use. Here’s how WebMD puts it: “Poisoning from long-term use is similar to arsenic poisoning, with symptoms including hair loss, white horizontal streaking on fingernails, nail inflammation, fatigue, irritability, nausea, vomiting, garlic breath odor, and a metallic taste.”

Hold on a second, though. What about the polyphenols mentioned repeatedly in the Primal Plants video?

Are Polyphenols Good for You?

Technically, polyphenols are “secondary metabolites of plants [that] are generally involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens.” Some fruits, like grapes, apple, pear, cherries, and berries are especially high in polyphenols, which are thought to contribute to their “bitterness, astringency, color, flavor, [and] odor.”

Over the past several years, polyphenols have been studied for their ability to deliver antioxidants to humans, which could help fight free radicals, thought to cause diseases like cancer. Other common antioxidants you likely consume regularly include vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, beta-carotene, and more.

Now, the important thing to remember here is that, while consuming antioxidants (whether derived from polyphenols or other substances) can certainly be beneficial to your health, eating more doesn’t necessarily translate into better health. This is because, as WebMD puts it, “Benefits depend on how the food's antioxidants are absorbed and utilized in the body.”

How Much Does Primal Plants Cost?

Gundry MD’s Primal Plants supplement is available in the following quantities:

  • 1 Jar: $46.99
  • 3 Jars: $125.97
  • 6 Jars: $233.94

Important note: These prices were pulled from InnerSkinFix.com. However, another Gundry URL indicated the price was $99, although both images referenced a 5.2oz jar.

Regardless, all Gundry MD orders come with free U.S. shipping and a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, less S&H. In order to request a refund, customer support can be reached at (800) 852-0477.

The reality is that you’d probably pay just about any price to end your facial redness or other skin problems. Is this what Primal Plants’ customers are experiencing?

Are Primal Plants Customers Leaving Positive Online Reviews?

As is the case for many of the nutritional supplements we review, Primal Plants was a brand new product without any customer feedback at the time of writing.

Fortunately, we’ve reviewed several of Gundry MD’s other products, including Vital Reds, Correct + Calm Redness Relief, and Lectin Shield. Overall, HighYa readers seem pleased with their purchases, with common compliments referencing effective results (increased energy, reduced redness and cholesterol, etc.) and great taste.

On the other hand, what few complaints there were seemed to cite failure to experience results and billing concerns. The company appeared to respond directly to many of these complaints.

We’ve already given you a lot to think about when it comes to Primal Plants, but let’s provide a few more key points as we wrap things up.

Should Gundry MD Primal Plants Be Your First Choice for Skin Problems?

As someone who’s suffered from eczema as long as I can remember (not to mention ultra-sensitive skin and frequent flushing), I can empathize with much of the pain and embarrassment that led you here today. But have you found a solution to this very real problem with Primal Plants?

On one hand, like many of Gundry MD’s other products, it seems that the available clinical evidence doesn’t directly support many of the company’s claims for Primal Plants. And for those that are supported, it seems like the supplement’s ingredients might be most effective for reducing cholesterol—not for reducing facial flushing or addressing any other skin concerns.

On the other hand, it seems like most customers (at least among those who took the time to leave a review) are highly pleased with their results, clinical substantiation aside.

Where does this leave you? If you feel like giving Primal Plants a try, you can always take advantage of the company’s 90-day refund policy, although you’ll lose a few bucks in S&H in the process. Before you do, there are a couple more things we think it’s important to address:

Are Primal Plants’ Marketing Messages Mixed Up?

We made it about 30 minutes of the way through the Primal Plants promo video before moving on, but we noticed in several places that the narrator referenced topical probiotics (specifically, Bonicel and “eight additional ingredients”). However, Primal Plants doesn’t contain Bonicel or any other topical probiotics, so it seems the video was referencing their Correct + Calm cream instead.

Given this, we can’t be sure which marketing claims are supposed to apply to Correct + Calm, and which are intended for Primal Plants. After all, outside of this video, neither Primal Plants websites referenced anything other than boosting “skin health”—no facial flushing or other types of skin problems.

Is Primal Plants Meaningfully Different Than Vital Reds?

If you compare the Primal Plants and Vital Reds formulations side-by-side, you’ll find that the only differences are:

  1. Their superfood blends (different food-based antioxidants, which, as we discussed previously, might not provide any better benefits), as well as
  2. Primal Plants’ addition of a Heart Health blend, which only involves a single proprietary ingredient.

Despite these relatively minor differences, they’re advertised as addressing vastly different conditions.

Can You Trust Dr. Steven Gundry?

Prior to developing his line of skincare products and supplements, Dr. Steven Gundry worked within the medical field for more than three decades, including as a heart surgeon, inventor, and most recently, founder of The Center for Restorative Medicine.

Dr. Gundry also authored the best-selling book titled Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline, and he appears to have positive online patient feedback.

Did you use Gundry MD’s Primal Plants supplement? Did it deliver any benefits—skin-related or otherwise? Whatever happened, give us the inside scoop by writing a review below!

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420 Consumer Reviews for Gundry MD Primal Plants

Average Consumer Rating: 4.6
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Bottom Line: 97% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Cleared my rosacea

    Hi Dr. Gundry,

    I am a 53-year-old female. During my mid to late 40's, I started to develop rosacea. It was getting worse, so I went to my dermatologist. He prescribed doxycycline, which I took daily. My skin looked great! But, as you know, antibiotics are not good for the gut. So, I would try to take breaks from doxy, but then my face would explode. So I would take probiotics to help, but never really felt that great, but my face looked good.

    After about 5 years of taking doxy, I had a bad reaction and had to stop taking it. I tried other antibiotics, but also another bad reaction. So then my doc told me I can no longer take them. I was upset because now my face was beginning to look horrible and it's also very painful. I started searching for something, anything that could help with this inflammation. And that's when I found you! I ordered Primal Plants and started right away. Then I bought your book, The Plant Paradox and starting changing my diet.

    I cannot believe what was happening to my face! My rosacea was disappearing. I still can't believe it! I hope this is the cure. I can't thank you enough for this product. I also have IBS, which is gone also! Thank you!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product as always

    I was introduced to Dr. Gundry's work after buying his book to understand how to get my weight loss back on track while I was living in California (I am now back in London). I hit 50 a couple of years ago and simultaneously went into my menopause, had a sedentary life in an office and I was already 15 pounds overweight. Suddenly I was 40 pounds overweight.

    I started off by purchasing the Prebiothrive to improve my gut function and then realized it would be optimal to turn my morning shake into the ultimate nutrient drink by adding Primal Plants and Vital Reds to it

    I have been blending that DELICIOUS combination every morning in a glass of water with a raw organic pasture egg as my breakfast. I follow Dr. Gundry's plan as best I can and do a 20-minute HIIT workout on my cross trainer every other day. I am two months in I am down 23 pounds!

    I straight away joined Dr. Gundry's VIP club and bought the maximum jar offers; it is so much more cost-effective, ensuring the best price and a steady stream so you never run out

    I have masses of energy, am sleeping better, my skin is amazing, and best of all I am losing weight where I am losing weight on my bum and thighs, and the skin is tight and firm, not saggy.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product

    Easy to use. Enhances and improves energy. Improves mental clarity. Is assisting weight loss effort and improving digestion. I am seeing changes in and a reduction in my responses to allergens. There seems to be improvement and reduction in my joint pain, so I am able to move and do more. I am seeing some changes to my skin.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Was happy at first

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Oct 7, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I liked the greens. Very easy to drink. I read and re-read all the ingredients. I am very allergic to Chlorella, and it is not in these greens. However, after the five days, I had the greens drink, and within 20 minutes I had an allergic reaction; hives, itchings, high blood pressure, rapid heart, etc. I needed to take my epi-pen. Now I have two full containers and cannot use them.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Oct 9, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Sandra! I'm Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you so much for leaving us a valuable review. I am so sorry to hear that you had this experience while consuming Primal Plants. We always suggest that you consult your primary physician prior to consuming any new product to ensure that you do not experience any interactions. I would love to offer you a full refund. Please email me directly at Aria@Gundrymd.com and I can begin the refund process right away!

    • Oct 14, 2017

      David Carmel

      I tried Primal Plants and it gave me a lot of energy, probably too much. It really wired me to where I couldn't sleep at night.

    • Oct 15, 2017

      Blanca benavidez

      I want to buy the product.

    • Oct 19, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi David! Aria from Gundry MD here. Thank you so much for letting me know about your experience with Primal Plants. I am sorry too hear that it gave you too much energy. There is green tea extract in Primal Plants so if you happen to have a sensitivity to caffeine then Primal Plants may not be right for you. I would love to offer you a full refund just for giving our product a try. You can email me directly at Aria@Gundrymd.com and I can begin the process right away!

    • Oct 19, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Blanca! I'm Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you so much for your interest in Primal Plants! You can order Primal Plants on our website, www.gundrymd.com. Please let me know if I can assist you with anything else. You can direct all of your questions to my personal email at Aria@Gundrymd.com.

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Feedback

    I have had more energy. My dry skin is slowly improving. I have several bowel movements per day, like detoxing. Please tell me what I can expect the longer I am on this formula. Thank you.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Not sure yet how much difference it makes

    I have been taking Primal Plants for two weeks now. Since I am also taking Vital Reds, I cannot tell what makes more of a difference. I have an increased level of energy and sleep better. What I did notice is that taking Primal Plants on an empty stomach before a workout in the am is not the best choice since my stomach started feeling mildly upset. I have started taking it about 30 minutes before lunch, which works better for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Excellent products and helpful for better health.

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Oct 5, 2017
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    I am big into seeking a healthy life without the use of drugs and sugar. It's not easy in good old America to avoid illness and multitude of challenges that stem from ingredients in processed foods. Dr. Gundry seems to have products devoid of hidden ingredients. His products are increasing my energy and mood levels. It's almost like I am a kid again except for changing my birth year from 1942. Too bad.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I'm finding it to be helpful in my overall ability to start the day.

    • Overland Park, KS,
    • Oct 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it is making a major difference in my overall ability to move comfortably. The taste is taking some getting used to, but the results are worth the few minutes. I use a straw, and it makes it have a slightly sweet taste, which is a definite help.

    I have it in the morning and evening.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I feel great

    I have tried many supplements over the years that people claimed made them feel great or gave them energy only to find they did nothing for me. But I look forward to drinking Primal Plants every morning because it DOES make me feel great. I can't believe it. I love this stuff!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • I think generally feeling better

    I am taking the Gundry Red at the same time, for about 10 days and I think that I have more energy but I cannot be sure. One thing, however, the taste is fantastic and refreshing. I suppose that I need to be taking both longer in order to make a more accurate assessment.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Primal Plants

    I have been using these for a week now. I ordered the Primal Plants, Vital Reds and the Prebiotic, hoping that they would help supplement Dr Gundry's diet. I love them all and especially these Primal Plants. I take them in the am with Vital reds. They have given me back my energy!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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