Founder: Paul Gravette and Jason Camper
Welcome to my review of Le-Vel Thrive Experience!
We have a lot to cover in this review but before we get started I want to let you know that you are doing the right thing.
Independent research on MLMs that you are considering is essential to make the right decision for you!
So that means you are on the right track and hopefully my review helps you get there.
I consolidate a lot of information in my review so that you can see what the company is really like rather than relying on hyped reviews from company affiliates.
I do not have any connection to this company which allows me to take an objective stance.
In this review I will provide a overview of the company which focuses on the leadership of the company.
Then I create a list of products and try to add price points if available.
The compensation plan is a major section but I only provide the nuts and bolts with a link to the PDF version.
If you plan on joining the company, you will want to read it anyway.
There’s fundamentally two sides to this MLM, both of which will be covered in this article.
There’s the product side, which includes cognitive enhancing, and weight loss supplementation, which has been cause for concern, according to recent media reports.
And there’s the business side, which is aimed at folks who want to make money selling the products.
Although, both sides will be discussed in this post, the main focus of this article is on the business side and whether it is a good way for you to make money.
MLM’s can be a pain in the butt, as most programs expect you to not only buy the products for yourself, but also to promote the use of those products to your friends and family (your warm market).
And depending on how many MLM programs you’ve joined in the past and tried to off load on to your friends and family, it could be a fairly easy process (until your warm market drys up), or it could be met with a little resistance.
And if you’re reading this article from that perspective then in my opinion, you needn’t read any further, the answer is, NOPE, this is not a good way to make money.
The last part of the review is a list of things to be careful of when considering Le-Vel, which will show a number of comments from people that have tried the product.
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Le-Vel Thrive Experience Overview – What is the Company?
In 2013, Le-Vel Thrive was launched by hyping a self proclaimed “premium grade” product line.
What is even more cunning is that they are pushing their brand rather than just the products.
This is a clever way of making it easier for consultants to market the products.
The company was originally founded by Paul Gravette and Jason Camper but added Justin Rouleau after launch.
There seems to be a lot of experience between these 3 guys so that is not a bad thing.
Le-Vel Thrive is a Health & Wellness niche MLM and the entire product line makes some pretty bold claims.
They make claims that promises that the product help you with weight management and accomplishing your fitness needs.
Let’s see if they really do.
Le-Vel Brands, LLC
Warren Pkwy #200, Frisco, TX 75035
Le-Vel Thrive Experience Product Line
Thrive is a line of health supplements which include Thrive M, Thrive W, Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix & Thrive DFT.
Thrive M is a supplement for men and Thrive W is a supplement for women.
The Premium Lifestyle Mix is a protein powder and the DFT is a skin patch for weight management.
What is shocking is that Le-Vel is the only major MLM company that sells the DFT patches.
All 4 of these products are the so called Le-Vel Thrive Experience.
Ok, here is what Le-Vel claims their products do:
• Better Cognitive Performance
• Inflammation Support
• Lean Muscle Support
• Weight Management
• Joint Support
• Anti-aging And Antioxidant Blend
With all of that being said, this is the disclaimer directly from their website: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. Keep of out reach of children. Not suitable for individuals under 18 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a doctor before using this product. If you are taking any medication, or have any type of medical issue, consult with a doctor before using this product.”
Wow, that is the most extensive disclaimer I have read for any MLM and I’ve done over 100 reviews.
If you break down their disclaimer I notice a really odd mistake for such a self proclaimed top notch company.
One sentence says, “Keep of out reach of children.”
That is verbatim and it is clearly a typo.
Maybe the person that put the disclaimer in, missed their daily dose of “better cognitive performance” juice for the day?
Sorry for the poor attempt at humor but I am already seeing the writing on the wall.
Let’s take a look at a few comments I found from customers or furious affiliates.
This poor customer is having issues in regards to withdrawal symptoms.
What the heck?
The product also makes her experience a “wired SPEED feeling.” I just don’t get it to be honest.
Why take stuff like this if you are going to experience something this substantial.
If you think this women is just spewing conjecture, she is simply stating her personal experience which is much more credible than a company trying to hype up a product.
The next image is a bit more alarming because it why you need to see a doctor before using these products.
Follow this link to an article from the University of Maryland Medical Center.
This is a viable question to ask because aspirin is not good for some people.
With that being said, the article specifically mentions back pain, which is exactly what this person is talking about.
I wish there was something good to say but the only positive comments I can find online are from actual affiliates, which are meaningless in regards to finding the truth.
Sorry but the “trust me, take this product and I’ll take your money” trick is starting to lose its popularity.
The Compensation Plan
This section will be a lot shorter than usual because all I do is list the number of ways to make money through the Le-Vel Compensation Plan.
WAYS TO GET PAID
1. Retail Sales
2. Vanishing Autoship – 2 For Free
3. Infinity Fast Start
4. Infinity Fast Start Match
5. Fast Start Match Accelerator
6. GO VIP Bonus
7. iPad mini TM Bonus
8. Uni-Level Team Commissions
9. Team Commissions Matching Bonus
10. VIP Auto Bonus
11. Lifestyle Getaways
Now this looks like a massive numbers of ways to make money but only a few translate to actual money where the rest are cars and getaways.
There is nothing here that I have not seen before so there is nothing unique to report here.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
As you can see, BBB has given Le-Vel a fantastic grade but that does not necessarily mean that they are legit.
It simply means that they take care of customer complaints in a timely manner.
The next image shows me a troubling trend with Le-Vel; I have never seen so many complaints with a company.
In fairness of objectivity, I will include a few positive comments/reviews.
I mean, I have to at least have show you what some affiliates are saying about the product they push.
This first review is positive saying that they are happy with the energy increase and other health benefits.
The customer even lost a few pounds, which is a good thing but so can walking or eating properly.
Not really convinced at this point.
Let’s take a look at a negative review of the product.
This second review is a much different beast.
As you can see, the customer had to return the product because of health reasons.
What we don’t know is if the recommendation came from a doctor or because there was some sort of adverse effect that the product created.
Either way, this is not a good look for Le-Vel.
Things I Don’t Like About Le-Vel Thrive Experience
This first comment is a bit scathing but it hits on an important issue.
We have seen other comments from people saying they feel racy after using the product.
The blame is put on the caffeine content.
This customer is also saying that it made her blood pressure higher.
This information ties into another comment I found.
Since I am not a doctor I cannot verify this information but this is a common complaint that I see with almost every Health and Wellness niche MLM.
Take it for what it is worth.
I have a few questions for the leadership of Le-Vel or Top Earners:
Do you have a yearly Income Disclosure Statements available?
Can you provide any scientific evidence other than from companies that you pay to conduct “research?”
Why go through all of the issues I have raised when you could simply eat properly and exercise?
A proper diet and exercise have been proven time and time again as the answer to many of human health issues.
I am starting to wonder if Le-Vel wants us to work hard at selling their product but put no effort into guaranteed health through diet and exercise.
Is this a money first type policy; you decide?
The Final Verdict
One thing I would like to deal with before I make any sort of comment as to whether or not Le-Vel Thrive Experience is a scam or not has to do with a legal matter. During my research I found this disclaimer in another 3rd party review.
I can only speculate as to why Le-Vel is taking the author to court but it is most likely something to do with Libel or Defamation.
At this time I would like to invoke the 1st Amendment and say that I have done nothing in this review to tarnish your reputation.
You are doing a fine job of that yourself.
If you want to start a business, why not start your own online business.
There are plenty of opportunities and all you need is a bit of training.
Some training programs are really expensive but there are some reputable programs that are free to try out. One of those companies is a company called Wealthy Affiliate, check out the review.
As with all of my reviews of Health & Wellness niche MLMs, I do not think the companies themselves are a scam.
I think the products are nothing but hyped concoctions otherwise known as “snake oil.”
I hope this review helped you in some fashion.
If you have any experience with Le-Vel, would like to ask a question or leave a comment, fill out the form below.
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44 thoughts on “Le-Vel Thrive Experience Review – Legit or Scam?”
I was told by a THRIVER who is a Big promoter that Thrive was perfectly SAFE to take with the medications I’m on! A)She isn’t A Dr or pharmacist & isn’t qualified to make such claims B) SHE’S WRONG!! I work in pharmacy and The White Willow Bark ABSOLUTELY HAS AN INTERACTION with 1 of my Meds. I’m also on ADDERALL XR, THRIVE IS A NO NO WITH THAT ALSO!!! People Need to be EDUCATED but instead All they see are $$$$ Signs. GreeD plain Greed
Thrive did nothing but as to my panic disorder and push me over the edge. I was bugged eyed and wired the whole time. It took my boss pulling me in his office and asking me if I was on drugs. I finally went to the doctor and my blood pressure was threw the roof. It was actually conflicting? with my medications for my panic. My doctor says no to thrive.
It shouldn’t come as surprise that ANY of the “miracle weight loss products” have a stimulant. It has ALWAYS been that way. The whole point of these is to boost metabolism (STIMULANT). While some people can benefit from the add boost, there will always be with drawls and issues even with coffee.
I did some research on thrive a while back as some friends of mine were pushing it on my friends and family. They were also promoting it to children.
I posted on Facebook about some troubling findings and was quickly removed as a friend by all the thrive pushers who refuse to accept there could be anything wrong with a product and all feel more qualified than doctors on health matters now, cause they thrive. My sister in law was taking thrive premium ultra mega patch deluxe for about a year and stopped a month ago. She’s now in the hospital and is suffering severe vertigo like symptoms and hasn’t been able to walk for a week. I’m trying to find if any ppl who took thrive have experienced similar like things. I’m concerned it may have led to this, or at least masked the symptoms she was having and prevented her from dealing or noticing them, till she stopped taking it.
My husband suffered the same vertigo symptoms after taking thrive then stopping. Hearing this makes me to believe his vertigo was from taking thrive.
I seriously used thrive for my first time this morning and got this weird feeling in my whole body where I went numb and my legs didn’t work for a short period of time. Scared me so bad. Then when I could move I was weak and shaky! Will never try this stuff again!
I took Thrive for 1 day. Yes, 1 Day and ended up in the ER. BP was 180/120 and I thought I was going to explode. 2 shots of Adavan to counteract my heart feeling like it was going to come out of me, chest xrays, heart monitors, IV bags and a $600 copay and I’m good. The ER Dr couldn’t believe the ingredients and that people were actually taking it. He said he had someone else come in with liver failure from Thrive. DON’T DO IT! IT’S NOT SAFE!
This JUST happened to me. I was begged for a year to try Thrive for premium nutrition. So I finally caved and ordered. I took only one of the two suggested capsules, had one shake, and skipped the patch. Fast forward a few hours and the paramedics were at my house because I thought I was having a heart attack. Stabbing chest pain, heart rate over 160, and blood pressure 160/90 (way high for me). I have follow up with a cardiologist tomorrow. While in the ER, I texted a friend to have her send me a pic of the ingredients on the back of the capsules. I was shocked by the number of sources of caffeine. It really chaps my toosh that it’s being marketed as ” premium nutrition” by “brand promoters” and I certainly feel foolish for not checking the ingredient list first! I can’t imagine what would have happened if I took the recommended two capsules and put on the patch!
Is this product FDA approved ? and is the facility where this stuff is made a FDA approved facility ? can’t seem to find my answers. Thank you
Supplements are not the jurisdiction of the FDA, so the answer is no. Nor is any other supplement on the market. However, it is Health Canada approved.
The facility is 100% approved by the FDA.
Canceled a promoters subscription set up for me as it gave me rashes. This was over a year ago. My bank investigated and refunded monies taken without my permission. Today oct 1 I received I got a letter from level thrive mlm collections department.
I need a customer number to talk to a person
Im on thrive just started my second month i get no jitters ive lost 11 pounds so far feel better than i have in years i eat a regular lunch and dinner as i always have. If people read directions it says to drink shake 40 minutes before workout if your doing nothing youre not burning the energy also you have to drink plenty of water cut out other sources of caffine and high doses of sugar they also recommend starting out on half doses for the first four days for your body to get adjusted and to see how it affects you. Im not a promoter can only tell you of my experience so far and i have no complaints i follow the directions and have never once felt this super jittery people are claiming its a pretty mellow energy that just allows you to go and to be more focused at tasks this past month on thrive ive lost 11 pounds ive gotten more done at work and at home than i have in the past 6 months combined so far my results are great but will let yall know if anything changes.
I have been using Thrive for about 10 days now. Not everyone’s bodies are the same, if you do have medical issues it says to talk with doctor first. If you try it and it’s not a good fit move on, it doesn’t mean you are required to keep going. I have had good results from it so far, my focus is better, energy is good where before I was dragging everyday, I sleep good and my hunger has been suppressed. Yes diet and exercise play a part as well, not everyone has the time to exercise for an hour a day. Use it at your descretion, again we are not all made the same.
I took thrive for weeks. The first few days I felt the worst I had ever felt, zero energy. Days later not much had changed. Not sure what was in it, but I knew it wasn’t right for me. I also keep a headache. I know a few people on it and it seemed like it worked for them and gave them extra energy, which was the selling factor I was looking for. Shortly after stopping I got a Gastrointestinal virus. Not sure if it’s releated but I am usely the person who never gets sick and certainly not with the stomach bug. Wondering if anyone else had same experience?
I started and stopped taking Thrive a couple of different times. The first time I took it was a couple of years ago, a girl from high school was promoting it and it enticed me somehow. I took it for a 5 weeks this time and had no issues at all. The first few days I did feel a bit more energetic, or maybe “high” is more accurate. The shake and all the fiber and probiotics in it really kicked my digestive system into gear. I had like 3-4 bowel movements a day the first few days. So I did notice a bit of weight loss, but it was probably just fecal matter and water weight. I stopped taking it because I couldn’t justify the cost.
I decided to try it again in July 2017, and I took it for 14 weeks this time. So I spent a ton of money on this stuff. Overall it was about the same as the first time. Lots of pooping and a little bit of an energy boost for a couple of weeks and then a whole lot of nothing. I tried the new fancy DFT Duo and I am not convinced that the DFT is worth the money at all, it seems to me that it is just another marketing tool. So you pay them to market it for them… I would buy the shake on it’s own to enjoy as a meal replacement for breakfast, because it is pretty tasty and I like the texture. But the whole system is just too expensive for long term use.
I didn’t have any adverse health problems, but I am a pretty healthy 27 year-old with no children and a pretty decent lifestyle. The main beef I have with Le-Vel is that they market it to the obese and the physically unwell as a solution to their health problems. The people who should be seeking medical guidance from a physician or dietician take this thinking it will help with their pains and debilitating weight issues rather than getting proper care. And that IS dangerous.
Your review was exactly what I was searching for. Clear, well written and informative. Usually reviews can be disorganized, sloppy and attempt to present things in such a way that the reader needs a PHD in one of the sciences to understand.
I needed to make a decision, but I didn’t want to base my decision on information from people who are in it for the money.
A relative of mine just began the Thrive routine. I asked them if it had caffeine, and they said no. I them told them the ingredients from the label on the Thrive website that have caffeine in them, and they said they would look for a “caffeine-free” version. I have a feeling they won’t find it. I feel bad for people who aren’t skeptical enough to check these things out, because companies like this will take advantage of them. If Thrive has true confidence in their product, they shouldn’t have a problem with educating their customers on what is in it.
The ingredients are listed for all to see, people just need to take the time to read them.
I have Thrived for 1 full year now, I am a Promoter because I do feel through my experience and others I know of, what their experiences are. I disagree with the negative comments I read on here. I do agree with Not Everyone can Thrive, as I have learned through asking interested ones, questions, asking if they have health issues if they have skin issues or allergies, then advise them to show their Dr. the ingredients and see if their able to Thrive. I have come across interested parties, that one couldn’t have Niacin due to a skin condition, so I consulted with another and was advised that Vitamin D has Niacin in it, who knew that, Vitamin D is on store shelves and does not list that it is Niacin, so No Thrive is not for that Person. I could go on but if you have any issues you do need advise from your Dr.,
My experience has improved my Life, I did consult with my Dr., who approved me and told me that my health could improve, this being said I don’t have health issues, just the normal aging issues and i can say, “I am very happy with my life change”
I tried thrive for one month, yes lots of energy, no to the shake I do not have a sensitive stomach but every time I drank some it would come right back up. The morning pills made me feel jittery and had a hard time sleeping. The patch did boost my energy levels but I ended up with a horrible rash plus a severe case of diarrhea, I barely had time to make it to the restroom most the time.
I ended up in the hospital for several days with chest pain, racing pulse, high bp. Assaulted with an untold number of tests and lab workups. Addreall and Thrive do NOT mix! And long term willow consption is not safe, either! Lesson learned.
I took Thrive….as soon as I put the patch on I had trouble breathing. Was weak and exhausted and short of breath all day. Afternoon came and I removed the patch. The following day my heart was racing all day. Heart rate was on the high side. After supper my heart rate shot up over 100 and after that I couldn’t count it anymore as I couldn’t breathe and my heart started pounding in my chest so hard it almost hurt. I thought I was having a heart attack and went to hospital in an ambulance. My blood pressure was 180/85 and I’m normally 130/70. The following day my heart raced all day again. Three days of this and only one Thrive patch. Thrive is not for me. Also witnessed one girl swearing to a lady who has heart problems that Thrive would absolutely be safe for her to take. After my experience that is just so wrong.
Was just pitched a glowing review by a user which prompted my researching Thrive. I’m thankful for this un-biased review. I realize each person’s experiences are unique to them but I am not willing to risk my health and have decided against using this product. Thank you!
Thank you for this review. We had a suicide in our family. She was a THRIVER. We think it has something to do with THRIVE. Is there anyone else who has had irrational mood changes or thinking? Keep this page up please… we need a forum to discuss this since THIVE won’t acknowledge the risks. I tried it and the patches discolored my skin, I was allergic to them I think and the rep told me they had never experienced a problem like mine before and that I should drink more water… ummmm, did you see the marks on my skin left by thrive patches???? More water???? There’s something off about this stuff….
Hello, I also had some weird mood changes that weren’t normal for me. I became angry and also have very vivid fear-fueled dreams. I had a serious appetite reduction which was not beneficial for me at all since I work a very physical job and need all the calories I can get on busy days. The caffeine only gets you so far.
This may be totally unhelpful but caffeine (especially in large amounts) can cause mood changes, jitteriness, irritation and suchlike. I actually just read that some people who consumed over 1000 mg of caffeine a day can experience symptoms that are almost indistinguishable from anxiety. It’s also totally possible to become addicted to caffeine, and actually experience withdrawals from it.
Chris Watts. He was doing thrive and using 2 patches a day. He murdered his family.
Have used this off and on. Blood pressure has been higher. Jitters with W caps. Love the shakes- great taste, few calories. Patch gives me awful rashes. I’ve tried many versions. Le-Vel wanted medical records on this- never brought up remedying my loss. Company has been a pain to deal with. Held all have more sugar than they should for a health product. Also gels don’t list ingredients amount so maybe that’s why I’ve tried all of them and seen no difference. After the way I have been treated I am turned off by the company. Expand did nothing for me. Balance was the only other product I cared for.
I’ve been a Thriver for almost 3 years now. I hit the 3rd highest pay rank within a year. I LOVED my Thrive Experience and thought I couldnt live without it. But something has changed. When 2.0 came out and the packaging changed, I started feeling worse. I tried to ignore it and thought I was maybe it was just in my head. Until I was driving my son to school and suffered chest pains and a racing heart. I immediately drove right to my doctor’s office very close to my son’s school. They took my vitals and my BP was 150/110 and a HR of 120 bpm. Every alarm on their machine went off. I went thru all sorts of tests, EKG, blood work, etc. I was okay but told to immediately stop the Thrive. Since I have stopped my BP/HR is back to normal and I’m not having any heaviness in the chest.
Has anyone else noticed they feel worse after 2.0 and did they change the formula and not tell us? I need to know because I put my entire heart into this company, my team, and my customers. I cannot promote a product that clearly makes me feel terrible now. 36 months later I am questioning everything.
Holly, I honestly feel like 2.0 is terrible. They definitely changed the vanilla shake mix. It does not even taste good now. I have often wondered myself if they changed the formula because after 2.0 launched, I lost all of the amazing benefits for the original. I feel NOTHING
I tried Thrive for about 3mo. It made me jittery and agitated. If I took the shake too early after the pills I felt sluggish all day. If I took it too late I felt like my heart was going to burst out of my chest. I chase 2 small kids around all day so I get in no less than 8k steps a day. I am on a low carb diet and do small exercises every day and I lost ZERO pounds. It was infuriating. I spent $200 on a bunch of stuff that did NOTHING for me. When I tried to ask why it wasn’t working I was told to buy a different product. The promotion part of this stuff is ridiculous. I hadn’t even received my order and I was already being added to sales groups and asked to tell my friends about it so we could try it together. I’m sorry but I’m not about to ask my friends or family to try something I have no experience with. I wanted to at least try it before I was asked to sell it. It was always about a sale no matter who I talked to. Ill never do it again that’s for sure.
I just started Thrive and really like to to far, just a quick question…
When I take my patch off at the end of the day there are dark brown and green dots all over it where my pores are. Are those toxins being pulled out of my skin? Just seeing if this is normal?
I cannot get Any response from anyone! I followed directions and returned 2 shipments as they continued to send after I canceled. Le-Vel now owes me more than $300. I have been waiting for my refund since Nov 20÷17DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY!!!
I also WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this company. They are horrible with customer service and take advantage of clients. They have not refunded me either as I noticed from the prior customer, she is having the same issue. I even emailed the CEO and he NEVER responded to my email, guess he doesn’t care either.
Very disappointed !!! I can’t get anyone one to return my calls or email. The person/rep I orginally started with will not return my emails. $150 for the product and I gained 1.4 pounds. I can’t seem to find someone to cancel the auto shipment. Don’t do it !!
The man who killed his wife and 2 little girls in Colorado last week is seen wearing the thrive patch…wondering if this could have caused him to do this?
Thrive is JUNK! No results what so ever with their wonderful watered down Shakes, Patches and vitamins. Patches always fall off. Too much money! Hope they go out of business.
shannan watts worked for level and there are photos of her wearing a patch. did her husband chris use thrive? he has been arrested for the murders of his wife and 2 daughters in colorado this past week (august 2018).
Yes he did use thrive
I was thinking the same about that case and how the side effects of this patch is anger and feeling emotionally numb ?
Now I am worried. This sounds scary. My dearest cousin is using the shakes, pills and patch. She thinks she is becoming healthy etc. This lovely woman is in her 70’s. I will be watching her. I have just sent for a sample for myself, I will be keeping a journal. I hope to God all is well here. I do not understand why/how a company would willingly send a product to desperate people that could harm them.
Second day on this program. Ive been experiences irregular heart beats today lots of weird flutters, sever lower abdoninal pain, I feel like I am on drugs and sick to my stomach. So while I feel like I could run a merathon I also feel like throwing up. . Yesterday wasnt this bad. glad It was a trial sample and I didnt purchase it.
Just about every single comment I’ve read has been really negative. I have used this product since July, 2017 and have felt absolutely fine. I was told initially to start it slowly and gradually over the first few days. Both my husband and I have lost weight, it has provided energy, and we have maintained a healthy lifestyle without any issues. We are both in our 60’s. In addition, the FORM product has also helped my husband with his arthritis and prevented him from a second knee replacement (of course the weight loss is a major factor here too). I am a Promoter, but not in it at all for the money, and I have referred it on to others. Frankly, I feel terrific for taking the 3-step nutritional process and it has helped us both maintain good health. Thrive is a health and wellness SUPPLEMENT to enhance your own well being and lifestyle.