MonaVie FDA Warning
Kevin H

Cedar Hill, MO

#21 Sep 2, 2008
Kay wrote:
As far as your comment on a real job. MLM recruiting 101 at best. That is such an old saying, that you must be new to the industry.
Then I guess best selling author of the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" series Robert Kiyosaki is a blabbering fool for saying that network marketing is a fine way to earn money while helping people.

He only wrote a book called "The Business School for People Who Like Helping People".

But he must know less about a 50+ year old career field than a random internet blogger right?

LOL
Wake Up People

Birmingham, AL

#22 Sep 3, 2008
Someone once said that is "better to let people think you're ignorant than to open your mouth and confirm it". I have no need for a response about this. This lesson my have been taught, but how many people actually learn. For an example, read what is above my post. And yes I do have a real job. It does require me to get out of the bed daily and put forth effort. I am responsible to pay taxes. And no I will not make more than my bosses, but I know that it is a legitimate business. I don't have to worry that I am cheating my family or friends out of money. I don't have to continue to seek encouragement about selling a product because I know it is a fraud and my life reflects it. Actually selling fruit would be a satisfying job. And it would actually be a legitimate job, but at this point in time I have to stick with my current job. I gotta work because someone has to support the ones in America that don't. Wake up people!
On Point wrote:
I've always been taught that it's better to let people think you're ignorant than to open your mouth and confirm it. It seems folks are not aware that the FDA controls prescription drugs, not food supplements. And if you can purchase the 19 fruits in MonaVie for $10 per daily dose, then you need to quit your "real job" and try owning your own fruit business. I'm calculating if you're selling your doses of fruit for $10, then you'll be purchasing your fruit at wholesale prices which will be about $5.00 per dosage. But since common sense isn't sold in most supermarkets, I'll take my chances with a $40/$45 bottle of a quality food supplement & do some research on how I can minimize that cost from a wholesale point of view. The real scam is the one at your "real job." I guess in your "real job" you'll soon be making more than your supervisor, your manager, your director, your VP, your President, and lastly, your CEO. So tell me, where's the scam? Life ain't hard people, use common sense.
john

United States

#23 Sep 5, 2008
FDA is government, Mona Vie is not. the government will lose money if we get away from there DRUGS, thats why FDA are pricks.

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Stephen Massari

French Camp, CA

#24 Sep 12, 2008
How to enroll in Monavie: First, go to www.monavie.com . Next, click on "enroll". You will need SOMEONE'S distributor I.D.# in order to enroll. If you don't know anyone's, feel free to use mine.(1246756):) Finally, enter in your information, autoship a case or two to your address, and go to www.brighart.com to get your free online training! Congratulations, and welcome to Monavie!:)
Balls

Draper, UT

#25 Sep 13, 2008
Stephen Massari wrote:
How to enroll in Monavie: First, go to www.monavie.com . Next, click on "enroll". You will need SOMEONE'S distributor I.D.# in order to enroll. If you don't know anyone's, feel free to use mine.(1246756):) Finally, enter in your information, autoship a case or two to your address, and go to www.brighart.com to get your free online training! Congratulations, and welcome to Monavie!:)
Any "dsitrubutorship" based in Utah is a scam:

10855 South River Front Parkway
Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah
84095
USA

Just another snake oil company.
Dak

Huntsville, AL

#26 Sep 15, 2008
LosAngeles CA wrote:
Every day I have patients ask me about these "super-fruit" juices. All I have to say is this... There have been very few truly unbiased clinical studies and all of them have shown that the "benefits" obtained from these fruit juices are no better than a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables. There is nothing in any of the medical literature to support any other outlandish claims.
Additionally, many companies mislead and exaggerate their claims about antioxidants. Yes, the Acia fruit may have nearly 10 times the antioxidant levels of the blueberry but most of those antioxidants are in the inedible thick rind of the fruit! You get more antioxidants eating a fresh apple and a small handful of blueberries than an ounce of any super-juice.
Regards,
Dr. J. A. Sorenson
Here we go again people spitting out statements without knowing the facts. The rind is NOT inedible. The natives to that area have been eating it for centruries. Infact Monavie has the rind and the seeds in the product. The rind an pulp are flash freeze dried (patent pending) and ground into a powder. I would have though a "doctor" would have checked it out before making a statement like this. You present yourself as a "Medical Doctor" but are you really? I have some doubts by your statements and your signature at the bottom of your message. If you are a "medical doctor", you will know why I question.

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Dak

Huntsville, AL

#27 Sep 15, 2008
Balls wrote:
<quoted text>Any "dsitrubutorship" based in Utah is a scam:
10855 South River Front Parkway
Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah
84095
USA
Just another snake oil company.
Gee...very intelligent. This is like saying all black people are criminals or all white people are racist. Both of which are completely untrue.

Generalizations are typical of the idiotic.

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Brent

Folsom, CA

#28 Sep 26, 2008
What a joke!!!! Buddy.....get the fact before you trash a company like Mona Vie!That is all a sham. Read the facts, Its actually Approved by the fDA. And we can leagally make those claims because it HAS been tested and Approved.

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Brandon

Hamilton, Australia

#29 Oct 2, 2008
Dallin Larson left that company precisely because they were making those claims and didn't agree with their ethics. He left long before it was closed down. Investigate the facts before you pretend to know what you are talking about. The rest of your comments are just evidence to the fact that you know nothing about Mona Vie and the science behind their products. Mona Vie is a direct sales/network company that gives back to the Brazilian community(where the acai berry comes from) through the M.O.R.E. Project, it sustainably harvests the acai berry and promotes the saving of these palms insted of cutting them down,it has third party double blind, placebo controlled testing done on its juices that prove efficacy, it provides a generous compensation plan for it's distributors(someone at the bottom can make just as much as someone at the top-that's impossible in a regular business model-can you make more money than your boss?-it's definitely not a pyramid). This company was built on the science behind its products. If you had any integrity you would gain knowledge on a subject before condemning it. It is intellectually lazy and quite telling of your bias. [email protected]

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Ruth

Roswell, GA

#30 Oct 3, 2008
Brent wrote:
What a joke!!!! Buddy.....get the fact before you trash a company like Mona Vie!That is all a sham. Read the facts, Its actually Approved by the fDA. And we can leagally make those claims because it HAS been tested and Approved.
Brent, please don't ruin it for the rest of us MonaVie distributors. MonaVie is *NOT* FDA approved. We *CAN* use the FDA approved statement that "Foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Two servings (4 oz) of MonaVie Pulse juice supply 0.8 g of plant sterols."

Don't shut a good thing down by saying "MonaVie is FDA approved" because it's not. The FDA approves DRUGS and supplements. MonaVie is a whole food product
Jay

United States

#31 Oct 15, 2008
On Point said "I've always been taught that it's better to let people think you're ignorant than to open your mouth and confirm it."
You really should have listened.
On Point also said "And if you can purchase the 19 fruits in MonaVie for $10 per daily dose, then you need to quit your "real job" and try owning your own fruit business."
Okay this is always an amusing Monavie distributor claim that Monavie somehow replaces 5-9 or even more servings of actual fruit. Really? Hmmm looking at the label on Active it says that 1 ounce (the serving size) contains 25% of the RDA of vitamin C, 12% of the RDA of vitamin K, and 2% of the RDA of Iron. Four ounces daily would then translate to 100% of vitamin C (hooray) 48% of vitamin K, and 8% of iron. If I were to eat half a grapefruit (one serving) I’d get as much vitamin C and 35% of my RDA of Vitamin A. That’s just 1 serving of actual fruit, and it’s only half of a piece of fruit. When confronted with this question I’ve seen distributors say well it’s the ORAC equivalent. Pure nonsense. None of them really know what the ORAC score is. Sure they'll all throw out high numbers, and different numbers which is comical, but none of them actually know what's in the bottle.
These are snake oil salespeople plain and simple. 70% drop out of the program almost right away. Distributors will say that's because the business is hard and they aren't committed. Total BS. If this were everything they like to claim it is people would be lined up around the block and price wouldn’t even be a factor. Unfortunately it's just hype and no substance so most people quickly realize this cut their losses and move on. The ones that don’t are either a) greedy and sleazy b) too embarrassed to admit they’ve been suckered c) too embarrassed to admit they’ve attempted to sell this overpriced fruit punch to friends and family or d) just too dumb to realize it’s a scam. I only have pity on D.
Newman

Boucherville, Canada

#32 Oct 24, 2008
Jay said
<<<<If I were to eat half a grapefruit (one serving) I’d get as much vitamin C and 35% of my RDA of Vitamin A. That’s just 1 serving of actual fruit, and it’s only half of a piece of fruit>>>>

So if I eat a grapefruit and get others to do it too would I get a Mercedes from the fruit company?
Ever met anyone who makes 5000 a week?

Which MLM do you work with? Most people who bash other companies are competitors.

And by the way snake oil worked. The problem is the compensation plan was bad and unfortunatly the opportunity meetings were dangerous.
Newman

Beloeil, Canada

#33 Oct 25, 2008
My questions to all of those who are down on Monavie MLM making money or anythong associated with this industry is the following.

Unless you have a vested intrested and you are a competitor what business is it of yours?
Do you pay our expenses? Feed our Families? Pay our education? Why would you try to put down people who are trying to better themselves in life financially or otherwise.

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Jay

United States

#34 Oct 28, 2008
Newman said "So if I eat a grapefruit and get others to do it too would I get a Mercedes from the fruit company? Ever met anyone who makes 5000 a week?"

Nope and since over 90% of Monavie distributors make less than minimum wage I won't meet many in that company either. Plenty of people at my real job drive a Mercedes and they didn't earn it from fleecing people.
And no I don't work MLM. That's for the gullible and scam artists, I'm neither.
It's our business because Monavie and other "super juice" companies are preying on desperate people. It's disgusting and they should be closed down.
Cheryl

Glendale, CA

#35 Oct 30, 2008
Have you drank this juice? Are you involved with this company? There is no pyramid scheme. I know because I drank this juice for about a year before anyone ever heard of this and I was in serious pain from a severe car accident. I tried everything from medical to alternative and nothing helped. I drank this amazing juice and in three months of drinking it, it helped me tremendously. I have had friends and family drinking and it helped them long before I ever even thought of doing it as a business. I have only been doing this business 6 months and am already making good money for a stay at home mom. Did I say I had loss my job because I couldn't work because I was in too much pain.....That's how I became a stay at home mom but now I am a stay at home mom making an income...
You could read all kinds of things out there and interpret them to fit what your looking to find, but if you haven't really given something like Monavie some honest evaluation then I really feel sad for those of you who have not. Because had I given up in a week or a month. I wouldn't have the benefits that I do today....besides Monavie is very stricked on making no claims! In fact you hear it all the time. But there is over a million people drinking this juice. It's very difficult to tell a million excited people because they are feeling better from getting good nutrition to be quiet..... We are told we need 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables. Are you getting that as a live source every day? Monavie gives you the equivalent of that a day in 2 servings of 2oz. I tried to buy organic source of fruits and veggies at whole foods for just one day. I could only find 9 servings and they weren't all organic, it cost me $35.65 for just one day. This is a bargain.... If you think your getting your nutrition thru pills you only get about 20% of what you take so make sure your taking a lot and still do you really know because most nutrition can only be assimulated by eating the foods that contain them
Kay wrote:
If you’re a sales rep for this over-priced juice called MonaVie, be careful, the FDA is cracking down on the business you’re a sales rep for. Here is the link to MonaVie FDA Warning: http://www.fda.gov/cder/warn/cyber/2007/UTVok...
The part that stood out to me was.
“The therapeutic claims on your web site establish that the products are drugs because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. The marketing of these products with these claims violates the Act.”
“MonaVie products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions and therefore, they are also “new drugs” under section 201(p) of the Act [21 U.S.C.§ 321(p)].”
All I can say, it’s the beginning of FDA warnings. If MonaVie does not comply, the FDA and FTC will step in and force action upon MonaVie. FDA reviews their warning for a year and if claims are still being made, then bam,,,,, They will shut them down and lots of sales reps will be fined and some will go to jail. MonaVie uses 3rd party info for health benefit claims and people on posts, MySpace.com and meetings are making false health claims that cure health problems. That is a no, no with the FDA!!!
Then, I read a test was done to see the effectiveness on MonaVie to measure the antioxidant levels in the juice. It appears Blueberry Juice is more potent and is a fraction of the cost of what Monia Vie would cost and without the pyramid scheme tied to it.
It just goes to show you MonaVie is a marked up product to support a pyramid scheme to pay their sales reps. The focus is on recruiting not the sale of the product. The Customer base are the Reps. Another No, No according to FTC.

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Jay

United States

#36 Oct 30, 2008
Wow another Monavie distributor making claims about the healing power of the magic juice and comparing it to 9-13 servings of fruit and vegetables. It's nothing but a juice blend from concentrate. Nothing special at all. Even if it had 100% juice it still wouldn't be the equivalent of 9-13 servings of actual fruit. You aren't doing your credibility any favors when you insist on making this easily debunked false claim.
Rick

Ottawa, Canada

#37 Oct 31, 2008
Been reading up on mona vie (Iwas approached
but I'm not buying it,however calling it a pyramid
scheme is not accurate, as pyramid schemes,scams,
whatever you want to call it is illegal in all 50
states and involves money changing hands without
goods or services being exchanged.Be informed before voicing opinions.
Pam

Pawleys Island, SC

#38 Oct 31, 2008
LosAngeles CA wrote:
Every day I have patients ask me about these "super-fruit" juices. All I have to say is this... There have been very few truly unbiased clinical studies and all of them have shown that the "benefits" obtained from these fruit juices are no better than a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables. There is nothing in any of the medical literature to support any other outlandish claims.
Additionally, many companies mislead and exaggerate their claims about antioxidants. Yes, the Acia fruit may have nearly 10 times the antioxidant levels of the blueberry but most of those antioxidants are in the inedible thick rind of the fruit! You get more antioxidants eating a fresh apple and a small handful of blueberries than an ounce of any super-juice.
Regards,
Dr. J. A. Sorenson

I wonder if he is actually a doctor either?? To suggest an apple in the grocery store, that has been shipped and stored for some time, then loses most all of the nutritional value it had when picked from the tree, can compared to the acai berry that is freezedried, in less than 24 hours off the tree, skin, seed and all? I PRAY others research more doctors before taking advice from him on health and nutrition!!

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XanGo Juice

Salt Lake City, UT

#39 Nov 2, 2008
Shout our for the great XanGo Juice, and their new Green, clean and Toxic free facial cleansing line.
This company has a great track record and their owners have research and experience to back their product. They also have a great compensation plan. 50% goes back to the distributors. Plain and simple.
Happy Juice hunting.
If you would like to try their new facial line email me. [email protected]
Gilk

Winnemucca, NV

#40 Nov 2, 2008
I wonder just how many MD's sit on their Board of Directors?

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