Legit or Scam?
Sciences, Inc is one of Americaís
leading health supplement
Multi-Level/Network Marketing companies.
Currently USANA Health Sciences distributes
products in the United States, Canada, the
UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and
The problem with MLM companies that focus
on health supplements is that itís near
impossible to find out if the products
actually work. The business models of USANA
and similar companies prevent this
for several reasons.
First off, companies like USANA Health
Sciences are usually founded by people with
doctorate degrees in the sciences. This allows them
to boast about the chemical make up of their
supplements using terms that average folks
products are not FDA approved these experts
conduct independent research for all their
results. It becomes hard to tell if their
information is biased or truly accurate. Itís hard to get a straight
answer from distributors of health
supplements because these people have a
vested interest in selling these products.
In regards to the USANA Health
Sciences business opportunity there have
been mixed reports about the profit
potentials. USANA entered legal proceedings
against an individual that reported on the
failures of the majority of USANA
There has been back and forth
slander between both parties complicating
the issue even further. However on the USANA
website it states that the average earnings
for North American distributors in 2005 were
If you look at MLM companies that have
posted income results for their distributors
this number seems very accurate. The general
breakdown for MLM companies will usually
reveal that between 80-90% of the people are
barely clearing costs of running the
business. Around 5-10% make an average
living something like 40-60k a year, and the
illustrious <5% are making serious
Despite the pervasiveness of these facts
many people still join MLM programs like USANA Health Sciences. Usually itís
because they are referred by friends or
family who they trust or simply because they
believe that they can be in that tiny elite
group making money.
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Usana disappoints United States
12:50am on February 23rd, 2014
Dreadful company that puts unnatural ingredients in their "pharma grade" products. Look at the ingredients. Almost none are natural. Usana sellers tend to know nothing about their products. They just babble about some book written by Lyle who used to work for Usana. Their medical advisory board is on a paid stipend. The Linus Pauling Institute gets grants from them. Is there anyone that recommends them that isn't financially entangled with them? Probably not many! Almost everything online that is positive towards Usana is from Usana distributors and Usana itself that often helps its distributors set up what looks like unbiased websites offering their opinions. This is an extremely deceptive company! They, like many unscrupulous MLM companies are situated in Utah which has laws in place that welcome them there because those laws make it very difficult to sue them.
Darren Missouri, USA
11:40am on January 10th, 2014
MLM - success and failure is based on the individual and the training that they receive. One personís attitude is not necessarily the attitude of a whole industry. I have been with Usana as an inactive Associate for a few years. My lack of failure is on me. Not the company.
If you did into the policies and procedures you will see a solid, legitimate and moral company.
Kathy Depra Dallas Texas
10:07am on January 8th, 2014
USANA is a big scam. Nothing good comes out of it. I was taken to a meeting once. The location for the meeting itself was a bit sketchy and questionable it was not in the best area especially at night if you catch my drift. I got there and was there with about 10 other people. They all had regular BASIC jobs most waiters or working behind the counter at some average paying job. The type of people were either really young or mid 40s with no good income/career going for themselves. I was a little bit disappointed in what I saw after hearing all the hype. The place the amount of people and the amount of interest... I just wasn't feeling it. At the end the man giving the presentation asked what I thought I pretty much told him I wasn't interested. He didn't "wow" me at all. He talked more about the money then the actual products. After telling him with all do respect I can not find the time to invest in this Business he then kinda looked the other way and walked off. I have a couple of friends still in the Business and when I am ever brought up I'm looked at as someone who "takes you away from succeeding" in their eyes. Why? Well I guess it was because I wasn't interested. It's also kind of hilarious and almost entertaining seeing how these "usana distributors" are when you question their Business just like you should always question anything your about to invest your time and money into it's like questioning them is almost insulting to them the amount of defensiveness makes me laugh. These people are way too pushy for comfort. I wouldn't waste one penny on this place. I've done my research. If I were to ever meet Dr Wentz I would never criticize him but actually congratulate on being such a successful Business owner. THIS IS BUSINESS PEOPLE. Let's not stray away from the definition of a Business. You tell the people what they want to hear to accomplish what you need to in the end. dr Wentz isn't anything but an amazing Business owner. His strategies and tactics are far from amazing look how many people he has working and doing the dirty work for him now as he parades around preaching this useless never true but maybe 5% theories on getting wealthy with a no 9-5 basic job. He's a beyond intelligent man.
5:54pm on December 12th, 2013
ok I will go fair, I know you guys are great people and successful in the business so far. Lets say that the product is good or great but can I ask a simple question and just answer it honestly. How many of your down lines quit? Just give a percentage of what we can say FAILURES. When I got the answers I will give a simple thing to make things best for every body.
Caroline Maple Ridge BC
2:30pm on November 22nd, 2013
USANA goes above FDA, if you have done any real research aside from checking other people's blogs that have no knowledge of the real business of USANA. They adhere to pharmaceutical standards, which is milestones above FDA which allows a certain amount of contamination and what it says on the bottle doesn't really have to be true about what is in each pill. Pharmaceutical means that what it claims on the bottle MUST be true. every pill is exactly the same, where FDA you may have more in one pill than another.
As in every business there are good people and bad, it's unfortunate if you came across bad associates. USANA products are tested by reputable outside organizations like consumerlab.com and they always confirm what USANA claims. I know that I wouldn't put anything else in my body as it's easy to feel a difference when you actually pay attention to your body instead of coming into it with a negative attitude and expect some kind of magic to happen and change your whole life. Cheap vitamins equal cheap health. Take what you want, let's sit down again in 50 years when I'm still running around enjoying life and those that wanted to save money and have a victim attitude are in their walkers and wheelchairs spending hundreds of dollars on medications. Want to build a solid USANA business? Put in the work. You don't sign up and expect money to fall into your hands. And people in your downline can make more money than you if they want to put in more effort, and same goes for you making more than those in your upline. Fair playing field for those that want to play. Love life and live it.
12:49am on November 10th, 2013
How is it some people dont have any common sense?
MLM is not a scam helping others help themselves is not a scam when you help others build their business you are helping yourself they are getting a head and you are getting a head. Building a network of people duplicating what you do buying and consuming the products yourself and showing others to do the same and also do sales. Where can you go and start a business for a few hundred dollars? It is like any business it is not a get rich scheme you have to be positive and a go getter. People have to know,like and trust you. You are looking to build genuine friendships and business partners it is a team effort you reach the top faster as a team rather than being by yourself. You have to be genuinely wanting to promote a healthy lifestyle you cannot just pop vitamins and expect to be healthy you need to eat well and exercise it is a lifestyle change plus from business point of view you are evolving and changing becoming more tardy, more mindful of your money ect. You cannot just go cold turkey and quit you job it takes time you need your job so you can keep reinvesting into you business your goal is to get to a point where you can work part time then eventually leave your job you have to have goals and dream big
3:15am on October 11th, 2013
USANA products are EXCEPTIONAL! My husband and I are new associates and I must say, before, I was also one of the many close-minded & skeptical people in the world when it comes to MLM but when USANA nutritionals was introduced to me everything changed. I am a mother of 3 girls and my mother died of leukemia. It was this realization that made a change of heart for me. It was never the business opportunity that made me believed in USANA coz like most people with employee & poor mindset; I was afraid to get out of my comfort zone. I myself have tried USANA nutritionals: essentials, biomega, proflavanol c100 for that matter & it made wonders coz all the diseases that has made my body weak (migraine, asthma, heart ailment & the fear of developing leukemia coz of anemia) are all controlled now as if I'm a new person. To all those negative people on the efficacy of the nutritionals I pity u coz u lack the heart to BELIEVE! My motivation in doing the USANA business is way out of my comfort zone, all I believed in are the benefits of the products that can DO HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING RUBBED OF ENJOYING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. MLM in general is way out different from PYRAMIDING; lack of knowledge & educating urself in any buss one gets into makes a lot of people victims to scammers bcoz in reality most people become greedy when it told about how to get EASY MONEY. MLM is a business that needs hardwork like any kind of employee work or buss. 1 should act on it. If u fail as a network marketer then its ur fault not the company u represent. Lastly, this is what I can say to those who are negative about USANA associates: not all of us focuses on the money we can earn, we are not forcing people to join us to make money out of them. Most of us just go and spread Dr. Myron Wentz' vision of having a healthy world; a healthy life lived at its fullest w/c denegenerative diseases. Most of the USANA associates BELIEVED BECAUSE WE WANT TO HELP, if in case those people who have met the opposite it is that individual you should be saying those "bad" comments & not ALL the USANA community. I leave you this: Hebrews 4:12
4:45am on September 8th, 2013
Both business and products are great.
Open mind Philippines
9:02am on August 14th, 2013
USANA is a great company. Wondering why is so negative about it. Have you tried the products? Have you studied and researched about it? Or are you angry because you dont have the will to start your own business? Many people are close minded that they question things without understanding first. Maybe, its better if you start making. And finding ways to earn your money NOW than just saying negative things about this company. As they say, people are afraid of what they dont know. So, these people are afraid of accepting the fact that USANA is a great company because they DONT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THEM!!!
Poor people stay poor because they are satisfied of what they have right now and living by the day NOT EVEN THINKING IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT TOMORROW!!!
For you negative people, good luck with your future. :) i hope many people will be open minded soon ..God bless!
12:27pm on July 29th, 2013
Amen, James Phil.
Its what you make of it.
3:26am on July 28th, 2013
Why is that crab mentality is always in our mind? USANA is a great products i don't care if this is a networking or not, all that i can say is health is the only precious wealth in this world.
Its up to you to join the networking or just to buy the products for better living and for better life ahead.
6:32am on July 25th, 2013
the product and company is good.
but beware of the uplines you are working with. Cause most of them are money and power driven. they will do everything to reach their what they call goal, be it director, silver up to diamond director. and that includes using credit cards without your authority. Your upline might scam you like what they did to us. Its a shame because they use lifestyling and worst of all they use God to attract people.
Its a shame how these people do dirty works. Im glad im already out its just bad that they've scammed lots of money from us and our other members.
Beware in giving credit card details. Its my bad and i dont want anybody to be a victim of the same thing that happened to me.
11:17pm on June 14th, 2013
If there are people on top there are also people on the bottom. The people on the bottom is lifting the people on top. Go figure!!
husayn Vancouver canada
4:30am on May 30th, 2013
I am a new associate and I have started using the products and i must say i am very happy awesome vitamins plus skin care oh and rev 3 awesome stuff quality products
6:24am on May 9th, 2013
From: Joel Philippines
"Nice point there. It's all about making money huh? WHen this was presented to me I was looking for people's testimonies, and there is none. Well, they have 1 who loss weight but I am seeing a lot of fat people in their office."
9:37pm on April 11th, 2013
I signed up for USANA as it was recommended by a friend.
USANA products are good quality as far as I can tell, however it appears to be an MLM organization and as a consequence their products are way more expensive than equivalent products from your local supplier.
Further more their customer service folks are all show, no go, unless it's about collecting your hard earned $'s, at which point they become remarkably efficient.
AVOID THIS COMPANY, SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY PRODUCTS FROM ANY OF THE TRIED AND PROVEN MANUFACTURES THROUGH YOUR LOCAL "VITAMIN" STORE.
AVOID USANA IT VERGES ON SCAM, IN MY OPINION.
4:04pm on April 11th, 2013
I would like to ask if Myron Wentz is really a Albert Einstein Award recipient?
I surf the net and with the help of wikipedia, there is no information about Albert Einstein Award in his bibliography. and when I try to search the recipient of Albert Einstein Award, I can't find the name of Myron Wentz???
Though there is a lot of link that telling that he is a recipient but i dont know if it is fake.
8:37pm on March 31st, 2013
This is so interesting to read. I just hope that this blog will not be used as "research" to someone who is considering Usana as a stream of income or a nutrition supplier because obviously this is NOT research to read a whole bunch of opinions, especially not knowing who the person is. With all this negativity about Usana as company..makes no sense..if your "friend" who referred you to the company did not take care of you, then it's your "friend" who scammed you, NOT the company. If you are not educated about the value of high quality nutrition, then it's your "friend" who did not educate you on it, NOT the company. If you didn't make any money with Usana, it's your "hard work", not Usana! Get it straight..millions of people go to college, not everyone graduates, is school a scam? Haha. It's only logical that in life, they're are percentages for everything..because there are always going to be people who put in more effort than others. There's always going to be people who are more willing to learn and change than others.
If you are saying all these bad things about Usana's marketing system or simply how they generate income..what are you comparing it to? A job? A traditional business? Don't compare an apple to an orange! Get educated about the direct selling industry. Get educated about entrepreneurship. Get educated on nutrition. It's 2011, it's a new world now, traditional jobs will take you no where.
This post is no means to "persuade" anyone to join Usana because it doesn't benefit me at all if you join. I was just expressing what I've come to learn about society..when someone is not educated about something, they're scared. When something is new, they're scared. Get educated about what you're talking about before you speak. Your negative, biased opinions can be a lot more damaging than you know. Usana changes lives, if you allow it to change your's!
10:56pm on March 20th, 2013
usana distributors are really unprofessional. in terms of the way they do invite in their scam business. they lie to meet with people that they know in a small place then after youve come then boom its a meeting of usana scam!! and the place my god i wont join myself with those kind of people who look like a scammers the way they dress themselves. im partnering with a company who is really big, legit .. accredited by DSAP..
11:10pm on February 27th, 2013
I tried to use USANA products as it was referred to me by a friend. I can say that the nutritional products are EXCEPTIONAL. It helped my family, relatives and friends in terms of health, a lot. I have tried almost all the products, but it's not like other products in the market as it's the best that we have used. No product comes close to the quality of products they provide.
Don't mind those people saying negative things about USANA since they only have known little things about the company and the products.
I dont care whatever negative feedback they give and dont believe them because for me, USANA products are the best. They're simply the BEST. Thank you USANA for making such quality and superior products.
You Rock, USANA!
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