Bode Pro review – is it worth joining?

Bode Pro is a new multilevel marketing program set up by BK Boreyko, an MLM pioneer who started the firms New Vision and Vemma, which both blossomed into massive MLM industries.

Though it’s still in the pre-launch phase, the company plans to offer shake-style canned health drinks designed to burn fat, improve your mood, and give you more energy.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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According to search engine trends, the number of people searching for Bode Pro has ticked upward recently, though the absolute volume is still pretty low.  Given the success of BK Boreyko’s other forays into the MLM industry, though, it’s a smart bet for rapid growth once it fully launches and catches on.

Products

There are three core products offered by Bode Pro at present: Bode Pro Burn, Bode Pro Happy, and Body Pro Strong.  Each of these is, at its core, an energy drink with special supplements added to each target their namesake qualities.  The drinks come in canned, bottled, and powdered forms.

Bode Pro Burn, for example, is geared towards burning fat.  It contains a number of fat-burning supplements like green tea extract EGCG, caffeine, and theanine.  It’s also high in protein and fiber, which are both connected with improved weight loss.

A study published in 2008 in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism, for example, found that obese subjects who consumed a whey protein supplement daily were able to lose fat mass while burning excess fat.

This supplement was used in conjunction with a diet that reduced the subjects’ caloric intake by 500 calories per day, so this suggests that Bode Pro Burn would work best if you are already on a diet–it can’t do the work alone.  You will also have to watch what you eat.

Bode Pro Happy, on the other hand, is designed specifically to boost your mood and improve cognitive function.  Unlike Bode Pro Burn, it is much closer to being a true supplement versus a meal replacement; it has almost no calories and contains mostly vitamin and mineral ingredients, alongside a small blend of nootropic supplements.

These include caffeine – a known neuro-enhancer in addition to its fat-burning properties.  Another major contributor to the mind-calming effects of Bode Pro Happy is the inclusion of kava extract.

As reported by researchers Clare Stevinson, Alyson Huntley, and Edzard Ernst, there is promising evidence for its effect as an anti-anxiety treatment.  It tends to be well-tolerated, though they did highlight a potential for rare adverse effects, and noted that it can interact with some other psychiatric drugs.

As for Bode Pro Strong, contrary to the name it’s not actually a muscular strength booster.  It works to strengthen the inside of your body: your immune system, your resistance to aging, and your body’s antioxidant capabilities.  It is low in calories, but not calorie free.  The vitamin and mineral ingredients pack a strong antioxidant punch, but the star of the supplement ingredients is mangosteen, a fruit extract native to tropical regions.

Mangosteen appears to be a particularly potent antioxidant and immune system booster.  According to one study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, mangosteen extract has a strong impact on the human immune system.  In the experiment, researchers studied how a mangosteen supplement or a placebo affected the levels of several blood markers of immune system function in 59 volunteers.

They found that the supplement boosted levels of several of the important immune system compounds, while also improving their own perception of their well-being.  A separate study by researchers in China found that a mangosteen extract boosted the antioxidant power of the blood by 20% within a few hours of ingestion.

Given that oxidative free radicals are associated with chronic disease and aging generally, Bode Pro Strong seems like it’d be a good solution for people looking to prevent or reverse the negative health effects of aging.

Compensation plan

In many ways, Bode Pro is a classic MLM setup.  You need to become a customer first, which involves purchasing a product at full retail prices, then referring another person to also become a customer and buying the $29.95 “starter pack,” plus signing up for the $9.95 monthly internet marketing suite.

As you might guess, this formulation tends to work best for people who already have a strong network of potential customers, and are themselves consumers of the products in question.

The compensation model is unilevel, meaning that you can add as many distributors as you want to sponsor.  As your sponsors add more distributors themselves, the benefits cascade down the line.

How far depends on your ranking–you need to increase your ranking within the company to have your number of levels which grant you commission increase.  For a “3 star platinum” ranking, the highest level, your commissions cascade down seven levels.

Autoship is an option, but is not required–this helps keep this MLM design compliant with the latest federal regulations. You can sign up for an automated monthly shipment if you are a big consumer, or a big distributor, but it is not mandatory.

Recap

In summary, since Bode Pro is a new MLM network, it is tough to gauge what its earning potential is.  The flagship products look solid, and it’s got a fairly standard unilevel compensation model with no big red flags, but the start-up costs make it such that there is a very large benefit if you can drum up a customer base before jumping into the program.

If you can’t refer another retail customer, you can’t become an influencer, and you’re stuck on the retail customer side of the plan.

Basically, if you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling products to your family and friends.

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4life review – everything you need to know

4life is a well-established multilevel marketing network that provides advanced nutrition supplements focused on improving your “internal health”—strengthening your immune system, fighting aging, and improving your cardiovascular health.

They have a dizzying array of products, so this network is designed for people who become believers in the supplement designers behind their suite of products who are looking for a total solution for their health.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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Given its long history, 4life is a strong, consistent, and popular performer in the MLM world.  It’s trending neither up nor down in popularity, so it’s a safe, stable bet. However, this also means that it could be hard to crack into the top performers, since the hierarchy is well-established and there isn’t a tremendous amount of growth.

Regardless, if you know you can deliver a constant stream of sales, the reward structure can be pretty enticing.  As with many MLM setups, though, it’s vastly advantageous to be able to have this framework ready to go before starting the program.

Products

As mentioned earlier, the range of products offered by 4life is impressive.  They offer everything from antioxidant drinks to fiber supplements to immune system boosters.

Their flagship products, however, are based around their core innovation: the 4life transfer factor.  In biology, transfer factors are small messenger molecules that help the immune system regulate its responses and its ability to fight off infections. 4life claims it has isolated a transfer factor from cow colostrum and chicken yolk that has powerful effects on the human immune system.

Products like 4life’s Transfer Factor Plus make use of this transfer factor compound.  While the formulation includes a few other elements, like a polysaccharide mix from several different natural sources, the core is the cow colostrum transfer factor compound.

4life’s own marketing material claims that this product can increase the circulating levels of several blood factors related to the immune system.  Levels of killer cell activity, for example, are claimed to increase by over 400%.  Killer cells are special structures that seek out and help destroy invasive cells, like viruses and bacteria, that get inside your body.

In support of this, 4life cites research conducted on behalf of the company by a private clinical research firm in Russia. However, these findings were never published in a peer-reviewed journal, and as such, have not been vetted by the broader scientific community.

This is a point worth looking at in more depth: Because there’s only been one study of 4life’s transfer factor formulation, and because the results were never reviewed by independent scientists, you have to trust the company’s own marketing material to know whether the product actually works or not.

Other scientists and supplement experts have pointed out that there could be substantial differences between the transfer factors isolated from cow colostrum and chicken yolk versus the kinds of transfer factors used in the human body by your own immune system.

Given the complexity of the biochemical reactions going on behind the scenes to boost your immune system (or not), it’s a hard sell to trust only one study done by the company selling the product, and never vetted by independent researchers.

The potential of the transfer factor isolate from cow colostrum and chicken egg yolk when it comes to boosting the immune system are described in the patent application made by the founders of 4life, but this suffers from the same peer review problem—the claims in a patent aren’t necessarily reviewed independently for scientific accuracy.

Compensation plan

To actually make money from 4life, you need to become a distributor.  This involves a $40 distributor kit, which is your subscription fee for the entire first year.  There are minimum volume requirements for sales per month, so this kind of setup strongly rewards those who move a large amount of products and can sell a large volume of products consistently.

You’ll lose your ability to earn commission from your distributor sales if you fall below the minimum sales requirements.  As you increase your monthly sales, you become entitled to higher levels of compensation, and deeper cascades of earning commission–the first level (associate) earns you only two levels of commission compensation, but as you advance upward, this increases to up to 10 levels deep.

Recap

Though it’s quite popular and a well-established MLM industry, 4life has some issues that prevent it from being a good recommendation.  Most pertinent of these is the simple question of whether you’d want to buy their products if it was just a regular retail offering.

Given how heavily their flagship products depend on the function of their patented cow colostrum and chicken yolk transfer factor, it would seem tremendously important that the functioning of this core ingredient be tested, proven, and reliable.  Unfortunately, it is none of these.

While 4life cites one study which found an increase in the circulating levels of some immune system markers of activity, like killer cell activity, it was conducted under the supervision of the company making the supplement.  Further, the results were never independently verified, so it’s very hard to verify the efficacy of their transfer factor formulation.

If you are interested in MLM networks, you might want to do your homework and choose another marketing network that’s more suited to your ability.

The sole exception would be if you can deliver a strong, reliable stream of orders of 4life products on a recurring monthly basis.  In this case, the rewards structure of 4life is fairly promising, but you’d need to get that framework set up before you jump in head-first.

If you’re just doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling products to your family and friends.

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ReZealiant review – is it worth the hype?

ReZealiant is a nutrition, muscle building, and weight loss focused multilevel marketing company.  It was founded by MLM guru Uri LeBaron, who has had a hand in Uri International and the now-defunct Nuriche network marketing ventures.  After Nuriche was disbanded, distributors transitioned over to ReZealiant and continued their business.

The Utah-based company looks like your classic health and wellness/nutrition MLM, but it does have a few flagship products that it puts a unique spin on.  Its best-seller is ReZealiant Feast, a fruit and vegetable “superfood” green powder drink.

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Unfortunately, the company is not very popular when it comes to internet searches, which means it’s got essentially no brand name recognition.

If you are an optimist, this could mean that it’s still a good time to get in early and get in near the top of the pecking order.  This assumes, of course, that the company will take off, and to say that the health and wellness MLM market is saturated is to put it lightly.

There’s tough, cutthroat competition in that market, and for ReZealiant to succeed, it needs a unique angle for its products.  Does it provide one?

Products

ReZealiant’s flagship product is Feast, which belongs in the ever-popular superfood green powder category.  It comes in both bulk powder (intended to be mixed with water or into a shake) as well as in capsules for easier consumption on the go.

Many of the ingredients in Feast are organic; nearly all of the fruit and vegetable concentrates are grown without pesticides and herbicides.

The ingredients list reads like a who’s who of popular superfoods.  The fruits include acai berry, goji fruit, raspberry, acerola cherry, and a number of other dark-colored fruits, both common and obscure.  The same is true for the vegetable ingredients.

The formulation includes the ones you’d most likely guess, like broccoli, spinach, and carrot, as well as some less-common veggies: kelp, oat grass, dulse, cayenne, and ginger root, to name just a few.

The good news is that green drinks do have some fairly well-established health benefits. As a rich source of antioxidant compounds, fruit and vegetable concentrates appear capable of raising your body’s level of defense against oxidation.

A 2004 study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition investigated the effect of a seven week supplementation program in 59 healthy test subjects.  The participants were given either a fruit and vegetable concentrate supplement or a placebo, then followed for seven weeks.

Afterwards, the groups were switched, so that the researchers had data on all subjects in both conditions (both taking the green drink and taking a placebo which contained no fruit or vegetable ingredients).

At the same time, the researchers tracked the blood levels of antioxidants in the volunteers, monitoring how, if at all, they increased or decreased throughout the study.

The researchers found that the fruit and vegetable concentrate—which, though it was not ReZealiant’s formula, contained many of the same ingredients—was able to increase levels of the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and selenium.  In addition, blood levels of folate (a B vitamin) increased.

So, Feast at least looks like a pretty easy sell.  Other research even shows that similar “green drinks” can directly decrease blood markers of oxidative damage, as reported in 2011 study in the scientific journal Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise.

But what about the rest of ReZealiant’s product lineup? It’s got the usual suspects: vegetarian protein for meal replacement shakes, various fruit and vegetable-based slimming drinks, a fiber supplement, and a probiotic supplement. Pretty standard fare for this type of MLM.

Compensation plan

To become a distributor for ReZealiant, you need to pay an annual $50 fee.

This entitles you to a 20% wholesale discount, but to earn commissions on people in your downline, you need to sign up for an autoship to the tune of 40 product volume per month, and move a volume of 200 products per month on a consistent basis.

These requirements are somewhat higher than average for a health and wellness MLM, but not outrageously so.

The good news is that if you can break into the sales levels that award commission, the rates are pretty good.  5% for your first six downstream levels, which is a lot better than the competition.

Of course, to make it to the point where you’re eligible for that many levels, you need to be moving a lot of product.  Can you sell 25,000 group volume per month? Well, you’ll make a ton of money.  But that’s a huge number of orders for a company this new.

Recap

ReZealiant’s greatest strength is its fairly solid product line that focuses on fruit and vegetable concentrates.  These do have some proven scientific benefits, so it’s easier to sell them than some supplement with unknown herbal extract ingredients.

On the other hand, it’s going to be very hard to pitch an unknown brand name, and ReZealiant isn’t exactly equipped to help you out very much.

There’s little in the way of marketing material available to you, and the compensation plan only rewards you if you can move huge volumes of product on a consistent basis.

It’s going to be very hard to do that without the proper support structure from the company, so you’ll need to build a bulletproof business plan that allows you to scale up pretty rapidly, recruiting an organized set of distributors below you and selling a high volume of products on a consistent basis.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling products to your family and friends.

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Lifeplus review – everything you need to know

Lifeplus is a nutritional supplement multilevel marketing company that focuses on health and wellness without any major areas of focus or uniqueness.

In fact, if you could come up with a stereotype of a health and wellness multilevel marketing company, it’d look a lot like Lifeplus.  It’s definitely one of the older-modeled MLMs in that it doesn’t exactly have a specific focus, niche, or unique product pitch.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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Their company philosophy proclaims the value of supplements, vitamins, and healthy living in addition to a healthy diet and activity, and they have plenty of products available, ranging from Chinese herbal remedies to standard vitamins and minerals.

Of this wide range of products available, though, nothing really stands out.  Lifeplus comes across as a jack of all trades, but a master of none.  Their lack of a unique hook or an interesting spin on their marketing strategy makes it hard to distinguish from an Herbalife clone.

Despite this, interest in Lifeplus has been ticking upwards markedly over the last several years.  Search engine traffic has been on the rise since early 2014.  Traffic hit a peak in early 2016 and dipped slightly after, but has been rebounding and rising again.  This is definitely a good sign if you are looking to get into this company.

So, if there doesn’t appear to be any immediately attractive unique angles that Lifeplus offers, there’s got to be some substance to it, because otherwise there wouldn’t be such an impressive upward search traffic trend.  To figure out what that is, we’ll have to look at the products.

Products

One advantage that Lifeplus has is that it offers “winning combinations,” which are prepackaged sets of several supplements to take that address specific needs.

For example, the “Everyday Wellbeing” package, which is one of the top-selling products across all categories, is a two-pack of antioxidants and multivitamins.  The multivitamin ingredient, TVM-Plus, looks a lot like many other naturally-derived vitamins.

The product provides 100% of your recommended daily intake for pretty much every vitamin and mineral your body needs, and much of these vitamins and minerals are derived from natural products like fruit and vegetable concentrates.

To be sure, all of the vitamins and minerals aren’t from the fruit and vegetable ingredients; some inorganic ones are present.

Proanthenols, the antioxidant supplement in the Everyday Wellbeing package, contains a select number of fruit and vegetable concentrates that the company literature claims have a substantially stronger antioxidant potential than standard vitamin antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E.

Proanthenols features in a number of the other winning combinations, so it’s worth examining the antioxidant benefits in-depth.  Oxidative stress, a process by which highly reactive chemical compounds cause damage to cells in your body, is strongly and inextricably linked with both the aging process and chronic disease.

On the aging front, a 2010 article in the Journal of Nephrology discusses the role of oxidative stress on the body.  In it, the authors cite several scientific studies showing that oxidative stress damages cells, which in turn causes more oxidative stress.  Because cells are damaged, they produce more destructive oxidizing compounds, and the cumulative effect causes aging in the human body.

Similarly, oxidative stress is implicated in chronic disease processes. A 2004 study by Balz Frei at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute discusses the potential of nutritional supplements when it comes to treating or preventing chronic disease associated with oxidative damage.

The scientific research cited by Frei shows that oxidative damage, and proxy markers for it that can be tracked in the blood, are associated with diseases as diverse as cancer, heart disease, and cirrhosis (a condition characterized by chronic scarring of the liver).

Unfortunately, traditional antioxidant supplements like vitamin C and vitamin E have failed to have a significant impact in clinical trials on their ability to modulate disease outcomes.

If indeed Lifeplus’ antioxidant supplements are more effective than standard vitamins, they could be more efficacious when it comes to treating or preventing the chronic oxidative damage associated with aging and disease.  Nevertheless, if this is the case, rigorous studies would be needed to prove it.

Compensation plan

Despite these potential advantages and the rising interest in the company, the compensation plan has a decidedly backwards feel to it.

You need to sign up for a 40 product volume autoship to be eligible for distributor status (earning commission, getting wholesale discounts), and that’s going to cost you about fifty bucks a month.

Their wholesale discounts are okay–about 25%, sometimes less depending on the product.  The good news is that the products aren’t outrageously expensive, so you can at least move a decent amount of product.

The bad news is that advancing up the ladder requires a lot of work.  To get “bronze” level, you need 3 downline distributors and a monthly volume of 3000.  Yikes.

Recap

Lifeplus is a bit of a mystery.  While it’s got a convenient strategy in its pre-packaged “winning combinations,” it’s not a particularly strong or different MLM setup, and the compensation plan feels like it’s trying to hold you back and keep you from advancing.

Given all this, it’s hard to pull the trigger and become a distributor.  Who knows, maybe the upward trend in interest in Lifeplus is just a bubble that’s going to pop soon? Plenty of other MLMs have had their fifteen minutes of fame, then faded back into obscurity, preventing all but the very early adopters and distributors from ever seeing real money.

If you’re set on MLM, LifePlus is not terrible, but probably not the best, either.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling overpriced products to your family and friends.

http://bodynutrition.org/lifeplus-review/ http://bodynutritionorg.tumblr.com/post/159875431529

IDLife review – should you join?

IDLife is a network marketing model company that focuses on nutritional foods: shakes, rehydration products, snack bars, and energy drinks make up its core product line.

It is committed to pure and hypoallergenic ingredients, and as such does not include GMOs, soy, hormones, or gluten in any of its products.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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In terms of popularity, IDLife spiked to popularity in early 2014, and has maintained fairly stable name recognition since then.  Search engine trends show search traffic that’s trending slightly lower in the last year or so, but it is not a precipitous decline.

It still does not rate nearly as high as some of its MLM competitors, which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tolerance for risk versus new market penetration opportunities.

Products

The main line of products for IDLife is their various drink powders.  They make formulations for everything from protein shakes to energy boosting sports drinks to pre-workout supplements.  Their flagship product is definitely the IDShake—a meal replacement shake that’s a combination of whey protein and chia seed.

Whey protein is known to have a solid weight loss effect.  This might sound a little strange—protein shakes are also consumed by bodybuilders looking to put on weight in the form of muscle mass.

But whey protein is indeed a good idea for weight loss: this much is demonstrated in a 2008 article in the scientific journal Nutrition & Metabolism.

In the study, researchers studied a whey protein meal replacement shake and a placebo drink in obese volunteers over the course of three months.  The two shakes were identical in their caloric content, but the placebo was carbohydrate-based instead of protein-based.

Both groups were given dietary instructions on how to reduce their caloric intake by 500 Calories per day.  At the study’s conclusion, the researchers found that the protein-based meal replacement shake resulted in substantially greater weight loss than the placebo shake.  Moreover, the protein shake helped maintain muscle mass, so the weight loss was strictly fat.

The researchers hypothesized that this was the result of protein increasing metabolism directly, or perhaps by increasing muscle turnover, which itself is an energy-consuming process.

While chia seeds are a popular health food, they don’t seem to help promote weight loss.  According to a study published in 2009, ingestion even of 50 grams of chia seeds per day had no discernible effect on body mass, fat mass, blood lipids, or blood pressure.

One of the more unique offerings from IDLife is their Sleep Strips, dissolvable supplement strips you put on your tongue before bed that are supposed to aid with your sleep length without causing grogginess.

The main active ingredient is melatonin, which is indeed known to aid with sleep quality.  Each strip contains 1.5 mg of melatonin, along with L-Theanine and the neurotransmitter 5-HTP.

Studies on these other two ingredients with respect to sleep quality are limited, but a 2007 study on a 2 mg dose of melatonin found that it improved sleep quality and reduces grogginess in elderly subjects.

One particularly attractive property of melatonin, according to this study, is that it has no withdrawal symptoms.  In other words, when you stop using it, there isn’t a rubber-band effect where your sleep quality declines.  This is good news if you want to use it for adjusting to jet lag, but don’t want to take a sleep supplement every night.

Compensation plan

There are several startup cost options to join IDLife.  The cheapest, at $99.99, is the “Member” startup kit, which entitles you to a 10% wholesale discount.

Over time, as you accumulate distributors underneath you or move a large volume of product (500 total lifetime volume), you can advance to “Independent Associate” status and gain access to the 30% wholesale discount.

Or you can cut the wait and buy your way to Independent Associate right away.  For $199.99, you gain access to the 30% discount immediately, and you gain access to $200 worth of products immediately.  Because you’ll need to be buying products anyways, this seems like the most logical option.

There are more expensive starter kits, too: one for $499 and one for $999, but all these do are enable you to spend the additional money on products immediately.

As with any MLM, you can earn the retail markup right away.  After you’ve advanced to the rank of “director” (which requires a total volume of 100 sales units per month), you can start earning commission on distributors below you.

The number of downstream distributors you can collect commission from increases as a function of product volume; the compensation plan strongly rewards high product volume even if your total number of distributors is fairly low.  The compensation plan eventually scales up to ten levels deep.

The compensation plan also rewards consistency: To maintain your rank, you need to keep your product volume higher than the minimum level.  So if you fall below 100 volume in a given month, you aren’t eligible for any commission  at all (though you can still earn retail profit).

Autoship is optional, but strongly encouraged (as you might guess from the aggressive monthly sales requirements).  It qualifies you for a number of bonuses, and signing up customers for autoship has additional bonus incentives.

Recap

IDLife is a hard sell.  On one hand, it has some reasonably efficacious products, but the startup cost for optimal profits is very high, and the brand has no name recognition to speak of.

On top of that, the compensation plan requires you to maintain very high sales volumes on a consistent basis to earn any money.  You’d better have a solid business plan and a great market opportunity if you take up IDLife as your MLM of choice.

If you’re set on MLM, this one’s not terrible, but probably not the most profitable option out there.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without the Facebook spam, home parties, or peddling products to your family and friends.

http://bodynutrition.org/idlife-review/ http://bodynutritionorg.tumblr.com/post/159875280059

Forever Living review – legit or scam?

Forever Living is an Arizona-based network marketing company that specializes in products derived from two natural sources: aloe vera gel and bees. They’re also known for their three-part nutritional cleanse called F.I.T.

The company is quite old as far as MLMs go. It was founded in 1978 in Arizona and now does business across the world.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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 When it comes to search engine traffic and popularity, Forever Living has been steadily trending upwards over the past five years.  There’s been a slight downturn since late 2015, but search traffic is still 75% of what it was at its peak.

Slow, steady growth is what you want to see when you’re looking for long term growth potential.  The fact that the company focuses on a small niche of products means that you can pour more time and energy into expertise related to the product categories offered by the company (aloe vera gel and bee products, in this case).

Products

Breaking down the product categories of Forever Living is pretty easy.

The honey bee products are all derived from bee activity byproducts. This includes the obvious (honey) as well as bee pollen, bee propolis, and royal jelly.

While honey is great, you’re going to have a hard time selling it in a network marketing scheme.  Royal jelly and propolis, however, have a more interesting story.  Royal jelly is what bees use to feed their larvae and their hive queens, and propolis is a resin-like substance that bees use to seal the holes in their hive.

According to a 2008 review article in the Journal of Food Science, propolis has been used historically as an herbal remedy and medicine.

More modern, rigorous scientific investigation has identified several useful properties for this bee byproduct.  Propolis appears to have antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory products, and it may even be useful for fighting ulcers.

The same scientific article suggests that royal jelly has many of the same properties, though other research suggests it is not quite as effective.

A 2001 study by researchers at the Department of Food Science and Technology at the National Fisheries University in Japan tested the relative antioxidant properties of propolis, royal jelly, and other bee byproducts.

After studying the antioxidant properties of all of the bee-related compounds, they found that propolis had a higher antioxidant activity than royal jelly, and royal jelly was in turn superior to standard honeys.

Notably, both royal jelly and propolis seem to have superior heat resistance compared to honey.  When honey gets heated up, it loses its antioxidant properties, but the same is not true for propolis and royal jelly.

Forever Living’s aloe vera products have a variety of uses as well.  Though it’s more well-known as a skin soothing salve, it can also be used as a dietary supplement.

Aloe vera has some interesting properties with respect to risk factors for type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.  A study published in 2012 in the scientific journal Planta Medica examined the effects of an aloe vera supplement in people with type 2 diabetes and high blood lipids.

The study, which used a double-blind protocol, involved some sixty patients who were split into two groups.

One group was given an aloe vera gel supplement while the other was given a placebo pill to function as a control.  The researchers tracked the blood lipids, cholesterol, and blood sugar of both groups for the duration of the two month study.

At the study’s conclusion, the authors analyzed the data and found that the aloe vera group had a statistically significant drop in their LDL cholesterol (the “bad” type that increases your risk of heart disease) as well as their blood glucose level.

Other markers of interest, like blood triglycerides or HDL (the “good” type of cholesterol) remained unchanged.

Since high LDL cholesterol is a substantial risk factor for heart disease, and high blood glucose is a risk factor for both metabolic syndrome and its more sinister cousin, type 2 diabetes, the researchers concluded that aloe vera gel could be a useful adjunctive treatment for people who are at risk for these conditions, or, in the case of this study, for people who already have type 2 diabetes.

Compensation plan

Forever living has been blasted by other reviewers for its obscure, difficult to understand compensation plan.  Sales are converted to “cc” units, which are used to determine the compensation structure.

When you decode it, the structure is pretty standard as far as MLMs go: distributors can get a wholesale discount, plus sign up additional distributors for a commission.

How much money does the average Forever Living distributor make? It’s impossible to say.  For unknown reasons, Forever Living does not have an income disclosure statement available to the public and posted online.

This alone should raise suspicions.  Many other MLMs, even those performing poorly and with bad numbers, still post their income disclosure statements.  The absence of Forever Living’s income disclosure statement is one reason to be wary of their business model.

Recap

Forever Living has some interesting products that you can get a lot of good information on.  Their focus on bee honey byproducts and aloe vera gel allows you to accumulate a good depths of knowledge on the potential problems that their products can help fix.

However, there are some red flags that you should be aware of.  First, the incredibly complex and difficult to understand compensation plan isn’t good news.  If it was easy to make money, wouldn’t they make it easy to understand how?

Second, the lack of an income disclosure statement means you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into.  Exercise real caution.

If you’re set on MLM, it’s not terrible, but there are definitely more profitable opportunities out there.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling overpriced products to your family and friends.

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Nerium review – should you join?

Nerium is an international multilevel marketing company that is focused on skin care products that fight the aging process.

Many of their products prominently feature an extract from the Nerium oleander plant (hence the company’s name), which is a shrub native to Southeast Asia but found all around the world.  The company claims that its Nerium extract has a strong anti-aging effect.

Did I get on board? This explains everything:

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Nerium has been involved in some legal wrangling, but not for the usual reasons MLMs run afoul of the law.  Nerium is tangled up with their competitor Modere, claiming that the company pilfered some of its top sales representatives and their customers.

This corporate sabotage story is rivaled by the dispute between Nerium and its former executive Dennis Windsor, who was terminated by the company and sued.

The good news is that none of these lawsuits have anything to do with deceptive marketing practices or pyramid scheme accusations, which are usually why MLMs find themselves in court facing a lawsuit or criminal investigation.

In terms of popularity, Nerium has been trending downward in search engine traffic on Google since its popularity peaked in April of 2015.  This could be deceptive, though, since this could reflect waxing and waning interest in nerium oleander the plant, not necessarily Nerium the MLM company.

Indeed, the search engine traffic predictably rises every spring and declines after that, as you’d expect with plants (being planted in the spring, of course).

Products

Nerium’s core product line consists of a night cream, a day cream, and an eye serum.  These core products are sold in a package, which can be augmented and upgraded by adding a body contour cream.

The night cream is applied, as the name suggests, before bed, and contains rice bran oil, vitamin E, a peptide matrix, and a number of other herbal ingredients, as well as the NAE-8 extract from Nerium oleander.

The day cream shares some of the ingredients, like the NAE-8 and the peptide blends, but swaps out other ingredients for green tea, vitamin C, and jojoba esters.

The eye serum contains a number of specially designed chemicals intended to improve the skin around your eyes, as well as a few of the same ingredients as the day and night blends.

Nerium claims they base the ingredients on science, but as is almost always the case with cosmetics products, there is very little scientific research to look at to determine the efficacy of the product.  There are a number of positive testimonials and reviews online, as well as some complaints about burning side effects or less than promised results.

Perhaps in response to the smattering of negative reviews, Nerium touts the tested safety of their products, noting that they have exacting purity standards and testing procedures.

Compensation plan

The compensation plan for Nerium is, in a word, tough.  As experienced MLM veterans know, maintaining a high product volume month to month is difficult as a distributor that works only for a company that offers a small range of products that have a high cost.

Nerium’s products are quite expensive: a standard package of the day cream, night cream, and eye serum is nearly $400, and comparable packages are on the same order of magnitude when it comes to cost.

Unfortunately, the compensation plan does not take these things into account.  To earn any money beyond retail profit, you need to maintain a monthly product volume of at least 200.

This can include yourself, of course, but it’s still a very tall order when it comes to selling this kind of product.  In terms of dollars per product volume, a high cost low count deal like Nerium (where each individual product is very expensive) does not work out too well when you do the math.

The amount of sales you do, in dollars, does not translate nearly as well into earnings for you until you can start earning commissions.

This much is reflected in the company’s income disclosure statement.  Of some 24,000 active distributors in the “business opportunity” category, 4200 (or 17%) make no money at all.  Above this another 11,000 (nearly half) make less than $1,000 per year.

Worse, these people represent only about a third of the total number of people enrolled in Nerium’s program.  The “savings seekers,” who aren’t maintaining 200 product volume per month, earn an average of $138 per month, according to the company.

Only when you check the fine print do you find out that even this is misleading; a third of the savings seekers actually earn $0 per month.

Recap

Depending on your level of trust in the company’s scientists, the anti-aging products may or may not work.

The degree to which they do work, and your commitment level to maintaining a young look (i.e. how much you’re willing to spend to look good), will dictate whether the products are worth it for you or your customers.

The problem is that it’s going to be really tough to keep your product volume high enough to maintain good commissions.

While Nerium does have a better track record than other MLMs in the skincare and anti-aging space, it’s still got a compensation plan that does not line up with their product sales strategy.

With an MLM with the high cost, low volume model, you want a sales commission plan that directly rewards you for how much money you make, versus the number of products you sell.  This is just not the case with Nerium, so it’s not my cup of tea.

So if you’re just doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling skin care products to your family and friends.

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