val

Dunedin, FL

#127 Jul 14, 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?
Cabell Huntington hospital... what a joke... A Podunk little hillbilly hospital in west Virginia...they will adopt a turd if they think they can make a dime off of it... and yes I can say this..im from Huntington...podunk hillbilly hell.. And that's the good stuff...
Kates

Edmonton, Canada

#128 Jul 16, 2011
I hate pyramid schemes and how all these fake people try to force every person they know to buy their crap. This stuff should be illegal. It's in such poor taste. So classless and brainless.
Star

Saronville, NE

#129 Jul 17, 2011
I sell Body By Vi & I think what most people should keep in mind is that some of us just choose to take a shake while on the run or traveling (I spend over 1,200 miles on the road a month), so grabbing a shake over eating out at fast food was my lesser than two evils. I love the product & do promote it. There are always concerns & things that you question and don't like in products. I haven't found ONE yet that there isn't SOMETHING I could do w/out.

I still talk to everyone even if they don't want the product. I ask them once about it & that's it. No hard feelings. Some people (as with ANY business) will try to promote to you, hell you even get bombarded by schools trying to get you to buy EVERYthing the kids sell (just cut to the case & ask for tuition). lol. It's America now.

Another thing that I've come to realize is that so many people talk about how un-healthy this shake is. I guess in comparison to what exactly. Most people use it to lose the weight (Drinking a shake on the go vs porking out at an unhealthy place), adding water to it as a protein shake for after workouts or just getting the nutrients they don't get in their daily life. No product is perfect.

As far as the pyramid scam. I work a full time, part time & then do 2 home based businesses. If you work at a department store, don't you get paid an hourly wage & some places pay you a commission like a car dealership (selling you the BEST car?=) I'm not saying that you should cut people off if they don't like what you're selling, I don't do that to the Girl Scout girls asking me to buy cookies. Just politely say "no thanks".

And, isn't ALL of America/World on some type of pyramid format? From legislation to general work. I promote it because it suits my chaotic lifestyle & it's really not that expensive compared to other products, and I promote it in hopes that someone else can get results from it as me (not just the shake but their vitamins too), my friends & family do, but I don't shove it down someone's throat like a religion crazed person does.

Body By Vi is a 90-Day Challenge & yes they give away trips & prizes, but doesn't Biggest Loser do the same? I believe I've seen many of people on Biggest Loser's before & after photos show not much change. It's America, so many are unhealthy, this is just another option out there for people.

Doesn't mean you have to like it, but doesn't mean you have to try and crucify those who are with the program. I don't hate on people who drink energy drinks, drink alcohol or smoke cigs. It's not my place. Just food for thought.

Have a good one guys & more freedom of speech to you!=)
Star

Saronville, NE

#130 Jul 17, 2011
JasperRed wrote:
<quoted text>
Visalus is no different. Not only will the distributors be charged a buy-in fee, a monthy autoship, website, promo material etc... but they are also going to be highly encouraged from their upline (normally a friend) to purchase any number of company "success" tools. And, of course, if they really want to be successful they are going to need to attend some of the upcoming seminars. Oh, itÂ’s just an extra $140. Whats that you say? You don't think you can afford to go? You can't afford not to go! And the money pit just keeps growing...
You're also right about needing to have a certain percentage of sales from customers. By law, an MLM has to sell 70% of their product to customers. The problem is that since most of the product goes through the distributors hands, there is no way to enforce it, and almost all of it ends up being bought by the distributor. Take these people driving around in their leased BMW. To qualify for that each month you have to maintain three active legs and a group qualifying volume of $12,500. Guess what these people are going to do if they only have $12,000 at the end of the month. Yep, probably buy $500 worth of products. There goes their profit for the month. And the money pit keeps growing...
And this is going to happen month after month because the market will become saturated. The only people buying the products will be the distributers. From what other people are saying it sounds like there are a lot of Visalus BMW's being driven around here. Well, let's say there are 10. Since they each need three people to qualify that means there must be a minimum of 40 Visalus reps in the area. Now, if you buy into the dream, each one of these people believe they can get three other people to join. If so, that means there are suddenly 130 reps. Do it just one more time and there are 400 Visalus reps in the area. And that's just the ones directly downline from the BMW drivers!
Really, how many people do we need selling meal replacement shakes? The only way to keep the system going is to sell a false dream with the knowledge that the people on the last few tiers will always lose their money because they are the only ones buying the product. That's why 97% of people LOSE money in an MLM.
I just wanted to pop this in here while I was glancing. You don't have to get the BMW. They give you a $300 bonus to maintain the qualification, but most go for the $600/month BMW bonus. They have partnered w/BMW for their sales too obviously & it has to be a BLACK BMW. I have my dream car of a Honda Element, but I do see where it's a smart thing of Visalus using the BMW Bonus as a way of advertising-cheaper than billboards! lol. Plus, I don't know about you, but if you're making $12,000/month & you don't hit your sales of $12,500/month; I could afford a $600 car payment. I could live with that...I think!
EatRight

Canada

#131 Jul 17, 2011
Star wrote:
I sell Body By Vi & I think what most people should keep in mind is that some of us just choose to take a shake while on the run or traveling (I spend over 1,200 miles on the road a month), so grabbing a shake over eating out at fast food was my lesser than two evils. I love the product & do promote it. There are always concerns & things that you question and don't like in products. I haven't found ONE yet that there isn't SOMETHING I could do w/out.
I still talk to everyone even if they don't want the product. I ask them once about it & that's it. No hard feelings. Some people
..........
Doesn't mean you have to like it, but doesn't mean you have to try and crucify those who are with the program. I don't hate on people who drink energy drinks, drink alcohol or smoke cigs. It's not my place. Just food for thought.
Have a good one guys & more freedom of speech to you!=)
I couldnt agree more!! Well Said!!
Especially the fact that 'YES there are better things out there!" There always will be unless your eating a completely natural diet mainly consisting of fruits and veggies... But this does seem a lot better than what most people are eating as a replacement (fast food, etc)...
Eagle35

Lithonia, GA

#132 Jul 19, 2011
I spend $99 a month for two shakes a day. They replace my breakfast and lunch. I eat a reasonable dinner and walk on a treadmill. I spent a lot more than $99 a month for breakfast and lunch, so I am actually saving money! I have type II diabetes and was concerned I would have to start on insulin shots. My blood sugar has stabilized. I am losing weight at a reasonable pace. I also feel better. So to sum
up, I spend less, not more money, am losing weight, feel better, my diabetes is under better control. Now will someone tell me why am I the rube and the fool? If it works for many people why is it your job to tell me how "stupid" I am? I do not sell the product, I just buy it. If it didn't work I would not buy it! Some of you critics are just like our current government. You know what is best for everyone, and if someone does not agree with you they are brainwashed, stupid or foolish! If this product did not work for me I would not buy it anymore. I do not need a bunch of know it all critics to make decisions for me! Who died and made some of you the arbiters of truth?

Since: Jul 11

Snellville, GA

#133 Jul 19, 2011
Read the article below and judge for yourself:

http://logosnutritionals.com/articles/natural...
johnnyrotten

North Vancouver, Canada

#134 Jul 21, 2011
prj wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
The car is most likely leased. Body By Vi pays a partial lease payment for a BMW. They all fail to mention that, and like to create the impression that you get one for free. However, what happens when you no longer have all of the people buying shakes from you? you lose your Body By Vi contribution and your stuck with a BMW lease payment you can't afford. I would bet she is probably lying about how much she is making, as it sucks people in with illusions of getting rich. Think about it. It's multi level marketing, meaning that the money flows up and a portion is taken at each level. So if I had a bunch of people below me, they would funnel their money up to me, I would take a cut, and then funnel that money up to someone above me, who would take a cut, and so on and so on. The reason real companies don't operate this way is because it's unsustainable. The true cost of the product is peanuts, but you're paying for the markup for everyone that touches the product all of the way up. If you sucker your friends and family into it, you probably will get a BMW lease payment for less than a year, and you might make up to $1000 a month for about 4 months (if you work hard). After the 90 day challenge, most will not renew their order for overpriced shakes with false claims, and you will be left scrambling. Your credibility amongst your friends will be gone, as you tried to profit off of your friendship.
ginger man

Grayson, KY

#135 Jul 21, 2011
SuckerBornQMinute wrote:
<quoted text>
Funniest thing I have ever read on the internet and truest! Go look at Mrs. Jone's pictures on her facebook page. Oh wait. You can't. She doesnt have any new ones posted. Wonder why that could be? If u were losing all that weight wouldnt you be showing off a little, i mean I would!
This is a SCAM and if all of you want to continue giving away your money that is fine, just know that there aint no magic potion and if there was everybody would be skinny. At the very least the people SELLING this stuff would be...they are the fattest of them all. Watch out for the BMWs, all that static electricity from the sparks might cause the cars to spontaneously combust, if the tires dont blow first.
I have been on the vi shakes for 2 months. I have lost 15 lb.s.I have all kinds of energy i work all the time, my blood pressure is 115 over 60. Thats pretty good wouldn't yousay especially sin im 64 years old. If this is a scam we could use more scams like this one. You pay over $200 for e-diets or one of those other diets.
Tawny

Carnduff, Canada

#136 Jul 23, 2011
prj wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
I find it hard to believe anyone is making $25,000/month considering if that was the case EVERYONE would be doing it, give your head a shake, if you believe them then you deserve to lose your life savings
johnny361

Fergus, Canada

#137 Jul 24, 2011
it is a known fact that to lose weight....water and excercise are the 2 key components.there is no magic formula that you can drink while you watch tv all day that will benefit you.diet is also key....but in natural form such as fruit and vegetables.to be in peak health....what you put in your mouth along with an active lifestyle is the only thing that works.
Pyramid Scheme

Edmonton, Canada

#138 Jul 25, 2011
ViSalus Body By Vi shakes is not a health product. It is a pyramid scheme just like Amway and all the other scams out there. Fact: Any caloric restriction will help anyone lose weight. Here is how it works. You buy this product for $500/month. If you can find 3 customers, your product is free. RED FLAG #1: Even before people try it for themselves, they are already promoting and endorsing the product to earn money. RED FLAG #2: If the 3 people you've scammed, also scam 3 people, you can qualify for a BMW (monthly lease). (If someone pulls out or if the company goes under, you are suddenly having to pay $600/month to BMW). RED FLAG #3: The product IS NOT FDA approved. All qualified health nutritionists and experts say this product is a complete waste of money. RED FLAG #4: ViSalus is under investigation by several law enforcement agencies across North America.
yeranus

Ashland, KY

#139 Jul 25, 2011
Body by Vi plan works for me. As with ANY diet plan...you have to follow it...that goes without saying...I've followed it and lost 60 lbs so far and hunger is never an issue...I pay 99 per month plus shipping for the shakes and I use my own supplements that I was using anyway before the Visalus. No it's not some kind of damn miracle! It's a solid eating plan that works and supports in a responsible way...all this other is hype as a result of fast talking marketers who can and do misrepresent the product...READ THE DIET MEAL PLAN AND FOLLOW IT TO SUCCESS. Hell's Bells people. Some can make money in the system and more power to them...just like them to emphasize the diet more than the product..in the long run this would be better for everyone associated with it.
johnnyrotten

North Vancouver, Canada

#140 Jul 25, 2011
"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."
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You seem like you already live a healthy life and that is great. I believe the question asked is what is the difference that those two shakes make? Is it better than using some fresh fruit, blueberries etc, and other healthy fresh foods to get the calories, protein, complex carbohydrates and proper lipids into the system? Some background from me, I was a international level athlete on a team sport, and we had access to team nutritionists etc, to maximize our performance. Science has proven the difference in synthetic vitamins vs naturally occuring vitamins. There is always someone who will say something for money, but generally, I would suggest that 90% of nutritionists with degrees in food science would disagree that Body By Vi is a long term solution to healthy living. That shake can be reproduced for a fraction of the cost, by purchasing fresh produce or other foods from a grocery store that is not subject to the costs of multi level marketing. Think about it, every time it is handled from each level on the marketing side, there is a cost. Remember there are still costs like transportation, manufacturing etc, like any other product. But the marketing side is not a one cost item, it is a multi cost item. In other words, you are overpaying for your product. I would argue that what the nutritionists are using to benefit the Olympic athletes, the NFL, NHL,NBA,World Cup soccer is not Body By Vi.
p.s. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/07/15/medical-...
dustin allen kincer

Henderson, KY

#141 Jul 25, 2011
i took the challenge and lost 27 lbs in a month and a half...

and i stand by the product 100%

over 10 bmw's given away everyday

2.5 million in prizes every 90 days.

we are having a party in grayson in august
johnnyrotten

North Vancouver, Canada

#142 Jul 25, 2011
"isn't ALL of America/World on some type of pyramid format? From legislation to general work."
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You're kidding right? Do you really want to stand by that statement? Someone has suggested that the financial structure of Body By Vi is along the lines of a pyramid scheme, or in nicer words, multi level marketing. You try to suggest in its defence that legislation and general work fall into that same category? NO THEY DON'T. A company organizational chart is shaped in a pyramid but that has absolutely nothing to do with a financial structure. Please point out the companies in the world, literally hundreds of thousands, that use multi level marketing. Perhaps Body By Vi is smarter than General Electric, Apple, Ford and any other large company? Please explain in detail how the financial side works. Let me guess. You sell me an overpriced product (overpriced because someone has taken a cut at every single level of the marketing stage). I pay you, and now try and get people under me to buy the product that then pay me. The money gets cut each time on its way up to the top. To be able to have profit taking at every level, the product needs to be drastically marked up.Walmart works its butt off to reduce costs at every single stage, so does Mcdonalds, because they know success is in cutting out waste, and that offering the best price is the true successful long term financial strategy. The true genius is the guy that started this out, and made himself rich by getting suckers to buy in. I'm sure after this runs its course, he'll use the same platform and come out with another product. You sold your soul.
levi

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#143 Jul 28, 2011
I love it I have saved $$$ and I have lost Wight and I feel great. I have never been told that the V-shape shake is a all natural product and if you look on the back you will see (artificial sweeteners). I knew what I was getting myself into when I purchased it and I have no regrets. If I would have not bought a $49.00 bag of shack mix to have for a healthy and nutritious lunch for a month than I would have spent $180.00 a month on crap food for lunch like months in the past. You do the math
Numbers

Levelland, TX

#144 Aug 4, 2011
If you do the math on the recruting you will run out of clients and everyone is selling in a very short time. Example
If you recrute 10 people and they each recrute 10 people and they each recute 10 people and they each recute 10 people and they recute 10 people you are already at 100,000.00 people hmmmmmmm
Samuel

Jacksonville, FL

#145 Aug 5, 2011
If it crap why is it that if you have bcbs as you med ins.they are giving you Up to $300.00 under there wellness plan
jennifer

Pinellas Park, FL

#146 Aug 5, 2011
AMEN SISTA!!!!!!
Eagle35 wrote:
I spend $99 a month for two shakes a day. They replace my breakfast and lunch. I eat a reasonable dinner and walk on a treadmill. I spent a lot more than $99 a month for breakfast and lunch, so I am actually saving money! I have type II diabetes and was concerned I would have to start on insulin shots. My blood sugar has stabilized. I am losing weight at a reasonable pace. I also feel better. So to sum
up, I spend less, not more money, am losing weight, feel better, my diabetes is under better control. Now will someone tell me why am I the rube and the fool? If it works for many people why is it your job to tell me how "stupid" I am? I do not sell the product, I just buy it. If it didn't work I would not buy it! Some of you critics are just like our current government. You know what is best for everyone, and if someone does not agree with you they are brainwashed, stupid or foolish! If this product did not work for me I would not buy it anymore. I do not need a bunch of know it all critics to make decisions for me! Who died and made some of you the arbiters of truth?

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