Founders: Jim, Kathy & Erik Coover/ John Anderson (Master Formulator of Nutritional Supplements)
You are here because you wanted to know if Isagenix is the real deal.
It certainly seems so because they have been around for a long time.
Although the longevity of a company is always a good place to start there is something else that I find interesting about MLMs in this niche.
First of all, Why are there so many health and wellness MLMs?
There is no single answer but the first and foremost reason is that its growth is exponential and at this point at least 68% of all adults in the United States take some sort of dietary supplement.
This is the main reason that there are so many MLMs in this niche; because there is always room for one more.
There is also a few more reasons why Isagenix and MLMs like it have become so popular.
There is no need to prove that your product works.
I recommend reading this New York Times article that paints a pretty clear picture about the major problems with this industry.
Although the article is about GNC, the products of Isagenix fall under the same scrutinization because there is no difference whatsoever.
This is where I come in.
I review MLMs so that I can relay the truth to honest people trying to make a living.
I feel compelled to help people because there are a lot of people out there that will take advantage of you at the drop of a hat.
In this review, I will provide background information, product & service details and compensation plan analysis.
An Isagenix Overview
Isagenix was founded in 2002 by Jim and Kathy Coover.
Their site claims that they started the company to “impact world health and free people from physical and financial pain.”
I’m wondering if making millions of dollars in the largest growing niche in the world had anything to do with it as well.
Jim Coover has over 35 years of experience in this market and considered to be the pioneer in the health & wellness niche and has led several MLMs during his long career.
Kathy Coover decided to quit her job as a Dentist in order to join her family in Isagenix.
She became one of the top sellers in 3 different MLMs where she “generated millions in income and
helping tens of thousands of entrepreneurs achieve success.”
Look at this point, I should tell you that it sounds all nice and peachy.
However, when millions of dollars are involved, that is the reason people get involved.
Especially considering none of the Coover’s are nutritional experts. I mean, they aren’t scientists and don’t really know what their products do.
They leave that up to paid specialists to create and manufacture the products.
In this case, that person is John Anderson. Anderson has worked as a label supplement maker and formulator for at least 600 companies, and has created 2300 nutrition and weight control products.
I am no expert but how can 600 companies and over 2300 products all be the “magic special pill.”
In my opinion, and the opinion of real scientists throughout the world, it sounds like Anderson has is getting paid to make products that are not backed by any real science.
Products & Services
Isagenix provides customers with hundreds of products including:
• Weight Loss Solutions
• Snacks & Mini-Meals
• Energy Solutions
• Performance Solutions
• Healthy Aging Solutions
• Targeted Solutions & Daily Health
• Age-Defying Skincare
• Business/Value Paks
If you want to see more of a breakdown of Isagenix Products, then you can follow the link provided for the entire list.
I encourage doing this because it is very important to know what you will be selling if you decide to become a member.
Here is what Isagenix claims in regards to their compensation plan: “Home-based business opportunity with one of the most generous compensation plans in the industry.”
Now this may be true, let’s take a look at it in greater detail before we concede this point.
Here is the pdf version of the Isagenix Compensation Plan so you can follow along as I provide information.
Or you can take a look for yourself to answer any questions you have afterward.
First of all, there is a ranking system that each member has the potential to reach.
RANKS OF ACHIEVEMENTS
There are 6 different ways to earn with Isagenix:
• Retail Sales Profit
• Introducing Product Bonuses
• Team Bonuses
• Executive Matching Team Bonuses
With the basics already provided the claim that the Isagenix compensation plan is strong can be backed up by their 50% PAYOUT GUARANTEE.
It’s true, this is a really nice opportunity to make money.
The only drawback is that if you join, you arrived late to the party and it is more friendly to the members that have been around for 25 years rather than newbies wanting to take a chance.
Just food for thought.
What I Like About Isagenix
I have already provided details into the things that I like about the company. ***Spoiler Alert*** They have nothing to with their products.
The compensation plan is one of the better ones I have come across while writing many reviews. If you have been a member for a long time, you are probably making a very nice and steady income.
The second thing I like about Isagenix is that it has been around since 1990.
You don’t really have to worry about it going out of business considering this is one of the fastest growing niches.
Let’s take a look at the things I didn’t enjoy about the company.
What I Don’t Like About Isagenix
I am going to try something new with this section and provide a top 5 list of things I don’t like about Isagenix.
I think it is easier to demonstrate why it will most likely lead to a MLMers failure.
Let’s take a look at the most important factors for this failure.
1. ALL MEMBERS GET PAID – I already know what you are thinking. This is obvious and has no relevance. On the contrary, the person telling you about all of the benefits of the product are getting paid to do so. This makes all of their efforts bias and this is something that you have to take into consideration because you will be doing the same things if you choose to become a member.
2. MEMBERS PRETEND TO BE EXPERTS – You will be able to see proof of this on social media platforms like Face Book trying to prove to you that the products are backed by science and like nothing else seen before. The reality of the matter is that none of it is true. They are nothing more than multivitamins and also true with Isagenix. Go ahead and look at the World Health Organization’s take on health. Nothing to do with supplements and magic formulations.
3. SELF FUNDED STUDIES AND PROPAGANDA – Isagenix members and management use propaganda and the results of the self funded studies to shame consumers if the product fails to produce. Hear me out real quick. Saying things like “follow 100% of the direction or it won’t work,” for example, is a way to take away the burden of proof from the company and put it on the consumer. How many times have you heard members trying to sell to you say things like, “the product is backed by science.” It is hard for me to keep my laughter back.
4. MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF INGREDIENTS – There is nothing worse than putting things into your body, especially if you have to trust the word of someone that you don’t know. I don’t trust any product that isn’t needed by the body. Why use products that have been manufactured in the past 30 years when humans have survived tens of millions of years without them? Using products like these has no basis in reality.
There are plenty of other issues with this company but I think you get the picture.
The Final Verdict
My verdict may seem a bit strange to some readers because I have been mostly negative about the company.
Isagenix is not a scam in the typical way.
What I mean is that there is a product and there is a compensation plan, but the scam is the product.
The company has been around for nearly 3 decades so if it was illegal, it would have been shut down by now.
What I’m trying to say is that the product is a sham and nothing more than a multivitamin.
The second reason that I cannot recommend joining this company is that the Isagenix Earnings Statement has some startling statistics.
Only 5.2% of all member or affiliates earn money.
That’s right…. That figure scares me.
What scares me more is that 43% of the 5.2% that make money, earn less than $1000 a year.
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