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Whitney, TX

#1 Feb 16, 2011
Wish I done research before blowing money on this.. found tons of sites claiming it's a scam & this person on this site pretty much covered all the grounds I do believe and I feel scammed.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...
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Whitney, TX

#2 Feb 16, 2011
Just go to the site and you will see that it says, "all natural." That's not a true statement. Look at the ingredients very carefully and you will see for example, the Pine Bark Extract is only 7 mg. That's ridiculous amount. The inventor of that product recommends a minimum of 300 mg. per day for the average size person.

The list of "Other Ingredients:" Kosher Gelatin, Glycerin, Soybean Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Pharmaceutical Glaze, Magnesium Stearate, Rice Powder, Dicalcium Phosphate and Water.

Gelatin comes from cow hooves; I'm not sure how you get Kosher Gelatin? Does the Rabbi bless it as they cut the hooves off the cows? Glycerin inhibits the absorption of nutrients. Many capsules are made of this and it has been shown that much of the nutrients in gelatin capsules never get absorbed in the body because the gelatin makes a barrier that won't allow the absorption.
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Whitney, TX

#4 Feb 16, 2011
Each one of the so called "super charged antioxidants" contain 355 milligrams of the TRANS FAT - Magnesium Stearate.

The anti aging pill contains: 39.5 milligrams of TRANS FAT.

The Omega vitals contain: 80.21 milligrams of TRANS FAT.

So, if you take just one pill each of the garbage, you will get a total of: 708.2 milligrams of TRANS FAT each time you took them! This chemical is an immune suppressant.

Magnesium Stearate is a "TRANS FAT." It inhibits the absorption of nutrients up to 80%. It is not put in the pill for your health, it is to make pill making easier for them. Each one of these pills also has a talc residue on them if they use standard pill making machinery; this is a known carcinogen. And each pill is subjected to 20,000 psi pressure to squeeze the pills into a form. This high pressure generates a lot of heat that alters the pill contents.

The rice powder is most likely a filler and made from the low grade waste in milling rice.

Dicalcium phosphate is a tableting agent. It's an inorganic substance that was never alive and is just a chemical activator.

Water. It doesn't say what kind of water or where they got it. Tap water? Is it purified? Don't you think that if they went to the trouble of purifying it they would want to brag about that?

They claim this product is all natural, but that statement is obviously not true when you look at the excipient ingredients listed above with the explanations.

I suggest, unless they specifically tell you the origin of each of the ingredients, they are just synthetic vitamins. Synthetic Vitamins are not vitamins, they are chemical activators that have some of the characteristics of true, natural vitamins you find in nature. However, nature does not make just one vitamin that stands alone, it always comes in a package of cofactors and other nutrients that support it's functions. In fact, synthetic vitamins when photographed in Kirlian photograph's show very little light emissions, where as natural vitamins show huge bursts of light, indicating high energy values.
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Whitney, TX

#5 Feb 16, 2011
Additionally, the single chemical activators listed are not clearly specified as to their origins. A good example of this is the Thiamine (B-1). The synthetic origin of this is no doubt, coal tar.

When you take an individual chemical activator without it's cofactors, the body has to give up nutrients to the make up the matrix for it to be absorbed. This depletes the body of these nutrients!

What has now been proven, to put the nail in this coffin, is that synthetic vitamins only help you a little at first, but then damage your DNA. Multi-vitamins have been shown to shorten your life, not extend it. People who take multi-vitamins live about 5% less time than those who don't! When you damage DNA, the cells die prematurely and so you won't live as long.

Look at all the synthetic vitamins they are putting into foods trying to make people think they are doing some good for them! Why not grow nutritious food that contains all the good nutrients instead of loading them up with garbage that shorten's people's lives? Profit over health. Simple economics.

The answer is obvious, this Vi-Pak is total garbage. I would not even flush them down a toilet for fear of contaminating fish. I would suggest taking them to a hazardous waste dump.

good luck
Source(s):
years of nutritional studies - B.A. Biology & Chemistry

Sorry only could have so much on each post...
HokeyPokey

Ashland, KY

#6 Feb 17, 2011
I hope more people figure this out. Just google it, it's all out there. As far as this crap being all natural, of course it's all natural. Loosely defined, everything is all natural. Dishonest people are making loads of money off of this stuff and nobody is losing weight, the people who sell it are all still huge but they have "excuses" why the product is still good. Save your money! Dont take my word for it Google visalus shakes and see for yourself what kind of product this is.
from one who knows

Broken Arrow, OK

#7 Feb 18, 2011
If you really want to know all the truth about the visalus shakes why do u not take the time and find out all your info before posting. For Fact, there has been 3 million pounds lost in two years with this product. People are getting off their blood pressure medicatons and diabetics are having great success. There are some people who do not have success with this product but there are so many more that do. Cabell Huntington Hospital adopted this as their weight loss program and Doctors are endorsing it. So to this I say you may not have been successful but there are millions who have. There are other medical issues this has helped. Personally I have had great success on these products and feel great. Lose weight and get your product for free what other company does that?

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friend

Detroit, MI

#8 Feb 18, 2011
Typical pyramid scheme..... Just like the other ones that gave u a portion of someone elses bills..... Get smart people.
Sara

United States

#9 Feb 18, 2011
Any product that has to be sold this way is a scheme, otherwise you would buy it at GNC or Kroger. Skinny Coffee, Monavie, body by Vi. All pyramid schemes.
Fake

Lebanon, KY

#10 Feb 18, 2011
Its all fake!!! People that are tring to sell it are taking before and after pics and look the same in both! I think if you want to scam people then its on your shoulders! You dont get a car for free like they say you have to get approved for credit and if you dont stay at a level then you are stuck with a car! The shakes cost you about 200-400 bucks a mth! What a bunch of crap!
Tony

Ashland, KY

#11 Feb 21, 2011
if she wants to spend all her money on this garbage then more power to her altho youd think somebody would wise up, the people that sell this al;l way 450 pounds for real and nobody is lost any and as faras i no nobody has called her out on it why she is still fat somebody plz ask??
I know

Owensboro, KY

#12 Feb 22, 2011
I know people that sell this. Kim and Victor. They whole heartedly believed this would work and they have sunk their hard earned money into this company. They truly believe they will get a new car from this, all expenses paid (like insurance, gas, tags, etc). This company not only sells a bogus, low quality product, they practically brainwash people into buying and buying and buying so that they meet certain goals, then they encourage you to "recruit" everyone in your circle of friends into becoming a distributor also. They want you to sign up every customer you have to sell the product also, so you are left with no customers, only with more sales people for the company. It is sad how Kim has become so obsessed with this and you can not explain to her that its a scam. She is hooked bad. REALLY SAD, my friend. I wish you would come back to the land of the living and end your zombie fascination with this cult like company. I can't talk to her anymore because all she will have a conversation about is visalus. I try to talk to her about anything and she will cut me off and say, "Boy, my Visalus shake I am having is delicious. You should try adding peanut butter, it makes the taste better". To me that is nuts. THis company has brainwashed her! Plus, she has sort of stopped talking to any family and friends who aren't on board. This is nuts and these companies should be illegal.
Umm

Ashland, KY

#13 Mar 4, 2011
from one who knows wrote:
If you really want to know all the truth about the visalus shakes why do u not take the time and find out all your info before posting. For Fact, there has been 3 million pounds lost in two years with this product. People are getting off their blood pressure medicatons and diabetics are having great success. There are some people who do not have success with this product but there are so many more that do. Cabell Huntington Hospital adopted this as their weight loss program and Doctors are endorsing it. So to this I say you may not have been successful but there are millions who have. There are other medical issues this has helped. Personally I have had great success on these products and feel great. Lose weight and get your product for free what other company does that?
I did find out the info. That's why I posted. Of course you will lose weight if they tell you to work-out and eat right.. Wow those shakes are miracle weight loss. Duh, it's not the shakes it's the diet and work-outs. If you get out and move and eat less you will lose weight. They just put all the fancy advertising in this product to make money. I heard the woman tell me when I was buying this product that if I lost enough weight they would put me on as a spokes person and make LOADS of money and that she gets a check every week for doing practically nothing. Yeah, no thanks. I think I'll just stick to green veggies and walking. It's a lot cheaper than 300-400 a month on this slop.
prj

United States

#14 Mar 4, 2011
I know wrote:
I know people that sell this. Kim and Victor. They whole heartedly believed this would work and they have sunk their hard earned money into this company. They truly believe they will get a new car from this, all expenses paid (like insurance, gas, tags, etc). This company not only sells a bogus, low quality product, they practically brainwash people into buying and buying and buying so that they meet certain goals, then they encourage you to "recruit" everyone in your circle of friends into becoming a distributor also. They want you to sign up every customer you have to sell the product also, so you are left with no customers, only with more sales people for the company. It is sad how Kim has become so obsessed with this and you can not explain to her that its a scam. She is hooked bad. REALLY SAD, my friend. I wish you would come back to the land of the living and end your zombie fascination with this cult like company. I can't talk to her anymore because all she will have a conversation about is visalus. I try to talk to her about anything and she will cut me off and say, "Boy, my Visalus shake I am having is delicious. You should try adding peanut butter, it makes the taste better". To me that is nuts. THis company has brainwashed her! Plus, she has sort of stopped talking to any family and friends who aren't on board. This is nuts and these companies should be illegal.
For the record, TWO women at my gym have a BMW courtesy of Body By Vi and one of them has done so well that she's pulling in $25,000 per month. Yes..PER MONTH.
It works

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Mar 4, 2011
I bought this and it really works in almost two weeks I have lost 12 pounds and my work out is just regular house chores.
Coach

United States

#17 Mar 15, 2011
Ya know, I am a health and lifestyle coach, so I really check over ingredients and things whenever I plan to either use product or recommend it. I was told this was an all natural product (the VI Shake) and of course I had to see it for myself, because there are a ton of comparisons of shakes VS Vi on the internet (just google it) I got a sample, and the first thing I notices was the long list of vitamins. NOT whole foods, synthetic vitamins. Red flag. Then when I looked at all the comparisons online, it was all done by VI in the first place AND they talked down to the other companies who were using HERBS in their shakes stating they had side effects. HUH??? So far the only shake Ive tried and liked is Shakeology from Beachbody...but still, even though it tastes somewhat decent, the VI shake, in my opinion is just a bunch of synthetic vitamins. SO the, why are people feeling better? Because they have lousy diets in the first place, and changing the way they eat and getting some exercise in general is going to make them feel better anyhow...regardless of this synthetic shake. Yeah, they'll lose weight if they eat better and exercise. There IS no magic pill folks. Weight loss, and keeping it off requires work. So in my opinion, thumbs down to VI shake. They are doing a lot to market this. Thats why we see it around so much.

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Grayson, KY

#18 Mar 15, 2011
Uhhh, it's a pyramid. duh.
Musak Man

Wagoner, OK

#19 Mar 15, 2011
The fact that they have BMWs and are making "$25,000 per month" should tell you something right there. Where does the money come from? From the peons under them in the pyramid scheme. They must really be ripping a lot of people off for these people to be rolling in it like they are. But even so, our economy is based on capitalism so more power to them, right?

Except, THE PRODUCTS DO NOT WORK. Look at these woman. Don't listen to their lame attempts to explain why the product works but it just doesn't work on them. This product, by itself, won't do a thing for you. If you exercise and eat right then wow, you will lose weight.(With or without this expensive crap.)

Think about it this way. If there were a magic potion then Oprah would have bought up the company and be touting it as a Favorite Thing. There is no easy way to lose weight, but there IS an easy way to get rich, it would seem. Take advantage of an entire town by talking them into sinking in so much money that AFTER THE COMPANY DIVYS UP THEIR PROFITS they can STILL buy 2 women in Grayson alone a fancy car and give out huge royalty checks. And the women all still weigh 400 pounds, and the sad people in Grayson are so taken in that nobody is questioning anything.

Shame on these people taking advantage of an entire town in these terrible economic times, and shame on the little man for not questioning anything and getting sucked in.

Does anybody remember the Fortune Hi Tech Marketing scam a few years back? Think about it, people. Google "Body by Vi" and see what shows up. SCAM. PYRAMID SCHEME. LAWSUIT. Please don't waste your money.
prj

United States

#20 Mar 16, 2011
People bitch about pyramids because they're unwilling to put in the hard work to build that client base and are jealous of those who do.. It's as simple as that. It's just a damned supplement shake. It's calorie restriction. Calorie restriction works. But they also have a big support system and resources to help their consumers, which counts for something too.
haters

Russell, KY

#21 Mar 16, 2011
It worked for me.
Hillarious

Warren, MI

#22 Mar 26, 2011
Sara wrote:
Any product that has to be sold this way is a scheme, otherwise you would buy it at GNC or Kroger. Skinny Coffee, Monavie, body by Vi. All pyramid schemes.
Remember hydroycut and metabolife and the many other dangerous ephedra-based products? Those used to be sold at my local area Kroger store!:-) Trying to determine if a product is good or bad shouldn't be based upon whether it's sold at GNC or Kroger.

Ever buy household items (toiletries, etc) from Amazon.com like millions do? Unbelieveable...buying deodorant from a bookstore - that sounds like a scam!

Are you grasping my sarcasm yet?

In case you haven't deduced it yet, I actually am on the Vi-Shake, a weight loss product from Visalus. And SHOCKING, I am not (nor have I ever been) a seller/retailer of these products. Moreover, I'm not some fat slob that would obviously see an immediate impact from taking anything because their eating habits are atrocious to begin with.

I'm in my early 30s, run several miles daily (five days a week), have a balanced diet that includes 6-8 glasses of water a day (purified for the poster that made the snarky comment about water in the products), and don't drink carbonated beverages. I supplement with two Vi-Shakes a day and they have had a significant impact on my overall health since I started using them.

The problems with forums like these is that there's no camera to see who is hiding behind the computer screen making these accusations against a company with great products. I usually picture someone who is likely overweight, sipping on their diet coke (deluding themselves into believing the diet will somehow offset the bag of doritos sitting next to it), letting wild accusations fly with no basis of education or credibility behind what they say.

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