The products themselves are also very dangerous so take them with caution, there are so many ingredients in there that don't even make sense, you are better off following the body reset diet which is natural smoothies which are a balanced meal none of this radioactive crap!! Herbalife operates with the highest ethical and quality standards, and our management and our board are constantly reviewing our business practices and products. In China, the company's manufacturing sites are located in Suzhou , Nanjing. To learn more, see reviews below or submit your own. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. And another thing that won't go away? Retrieved 6 December
Just have anger issues with using Herbalife products. Remember these Herbalife products don't change people's life, they just made it worse by forcing them by buying more and more of these expensive and never works even exercising or workout.
What real thing that a fit normal person would have a much better workout and eating the right foods without Herbalife because they have much better self control by not getting involved with them. I started Herbalife in March I was 21 years old. I took it for about months. I developed back problems. One day it was so bad, the pain of walking made me feel paralyzed. I had to leave work and take myself to the hospital. It's been 1 year and I haven't used the products since.
It works with weight loss, sure, but the pains it brings isn't worth it. Now I have a ton of this product in my house, never touching it again. It's just spoiling away in a shelf somewhere. My doctors do not recommend. And another thing that won't go away? The people who sold it to me. They keep texting me to this day about new Herbalife products.
I'm not buying it. For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs. I tried the weight loss programme a couple of years ago. With exercise I did lose weight. I had to stop products as I had bad cramps after a couple of months. I assume it's to do with the intake of milk.
A then close friend of mine was a seller, once he found out that I found someone locally selling Herbalife, rather than being happy I was trying this product he stopped talking to me. The lady I used was found on the Herbalife website. She came, took my measurements and weighed me. I made a note of all measurements for myself. She came out almost each week to check up on me.
Then after 4 weeks sent me my progress, entering a larger weight to start off with showing a big loss, she was very happy for me and thought continuing product will help me further.
When I corrected her she said she made a mistake, but still by continuing the products will help me lose weight. After the cramps got worse, I stopped Herbalife. After 2 years now, I see on Instagram and other social media all these different programmes they offer now. The breakfast plan, free trial they send you some sachets of shake and small sachets of tea.
I had now gained weight and thought rather than purchasing 2 big tubs of shake I'd ease myself into with the breakfast shakes. I again had cramps, went to the doctors was told maybe it was the milk. That she will get more tea sent out to me. As the almond milk worked better for me. I decided to go all out and place a weight loss program order. I placed order on the Sunday, sent her a text to let her know. She replied to say she will get product out asap.
Wednesday came I still had nothing. By now I am talking myself out of this whole healthy thing we know it take motivation to want to lose weight. Thursday I have message her asking where the products are. I was told she was still waiting on them. She replied that's fine send her my bank details as she will need to process refund now because in the evening she was going on holiday for 2 weeks. I tried another seller and was told as I've used someone else before I can't use them.
Now 2 months later messaged and placed an order. She had the nerve to call me and say I wanted to check your definitely going to use the product and not cancel again Well I again have paid for postage so ask her to post products to me was a Thursday so I can start on Monday.
She told me that's fine. She will come and see me Monday today to take measurements and have a chat, and that I can drop her off at her house so I can see where she lives in-case I ever need to know.
Monday morning I get a text saying she hopes I have an amazing week, and how she will bring the products with her after 4 pm! I've replied saying I thought we agreed they would get posted so I can start today, she replied saying she sent products to her friend and royal mail have lost them and she should've messaged me to let know she wasn't posting them. It feels like all the seller want is your money.
I have expressed how annoyed I am. As there's always something. Wish me luck if these product's turn up. I requested a refund from Herbalife due to the fact I had an adverse reaction to their products.
I'm being told it takes up to 4 weeks to do a refund. How in the world is this possible when it only takes them a few seconds to debit your account when you become a member. They received their product back a week ago and I haven't heard anything else from them. This company is very shady and their distributors are no better.
They push these products and make you believe that they are best products in the world. They lie like a rug to get you to purchase them. The distributors are wolves in sheep clothing. I will never ever do business with this company again. I lost 13 pounds in 3 months. I changed my lifestyle. No diets so I was not hungry or without energy.
I started using Herbalife products before. I never thought it worked but now I can only recommend it. Be warned and do not believe the 30 day money back guarantee that they advertise as this is completely untrue.
I bought the products and used them for a week but throughout I had a reaction to them and suffered massive stomach pains, I was very unwell and my doctor advised me to stop taking them. I am still waiting for my refund and she now refuses to give me my money back, I have called the customer services number and no one got back to me after they said 48 hours.
This is literally the worst experience I have had. The products themselves are also very dangerous so take them with caution, there are so many ingredients in there that don't even make sense, you are better off following the body reset diet which is natural smoothies which are a balanced meal none of this radioactive crap!!
I found this product to be extremely helpful. I have a motor neuron disease and am physically unable to maintain exercise programs due to other health issues, including epidermolysis bullosa simplex and PCOS etc. None of the diets recommended by doctors or specialists were having any results. I spoke to a nutritionist and a weight specialist and they both said they were sorry, but it seemed that I could survive on a peanut and there was little hope to lose weight.
These diets and processes were costly and disappointing. I decided to try this product after the birth of my child, it was breastfeeding friendly and instead of gaining a kg per week as on other diet programmes, I lost a kg per week. I had so much energy and felt great. I have had to stop purchasing this product however as it is not affordable. If you have the income to support it, it's fantastic.
Worth every penny if you can afford it. But I watched others without my health issues shed easily 10 kg in the first month and feel great for it. I found the consultant I dealt with to be money oriented and it made me uncomfortable. I later met another consultant that was lovely and in the business for the right reasons. This fellow in totally unprofessional, arrogant, ill-mannered. He is a cheat of the highest degree and sells these products at very exorbitant rates compared to other associates.
If confronted, never returns them. Even forcefully sells its products and hardly picks the phone when tried to return them. These Herbalife guys are cheats. Product is good but the associates are very cunning and money minded. I gave money for a product with one associate in Bangalore and he never delivered the product. I stopped the product itself and moved to Amway. Else you need to be an associate yourself but it is not worth it. I have done business with Herbalife for many years.
Their customer service has gone way downhill in the last year. My credit card company kept blocking my order so I tried to change the card on Herbalife's system but it did not work on the recording. I was told that it could not be changed. The order was blocked five more times.
Herbalife did not even call to let me know. I finally got them to change it but the next month they used my old card and the result was it was blocked again. You would think I could get help. I waited 30 minutes for a supervisor who then changed the card but I was told my order would take a while to get.
They refused to send it out in a quicker way even though it was their fault. I am considering using another company. Thanks for letting me air this complaint.
Herbalife is a good product. The formula one, which is your meal supplement, taste more like smoothie than a diet shake. In overall the products are of good quality.
If you take as recommended you should have results. I lost 40lbs my first round, it is a lifestyle change but the results are great. The people who sell it can be a bit pushy but if you overlook that and get to know the products offered you can understand why it has been in business over 30 years. I tried to support my friend by buying some product.
She was close to throwing all her products away since she could not sell it. She spent thousands of dollars and was stuck with the inventory. As for me, I had rectal bleeding for 2 days. I went to my doctor and he couldn't figure out why and we decided to go back to the same diet before Herbalife and my rectal bleeding went away.
I told my friend and she did not believe me and gave me some meal replacement. I was reluctant to take it but tried it again. After two days I was urinating blood and my hemorrhoids returned.
I broke out with blisters on my lips. My friend who sold me the product told me her aunt was urinating blood as well so I don't think it was a coincidence. Please avoid this product as much as possible. I need urgently to be help by Herbalife USA as my membership is from there, when I came to South Africa try changing address and send all documents necessary but they insisted that I need it IRS number which I don't have here.
So just like that no more option were given to do transfer. And now I'm about to lose even the faculty to buy because they ask me to listen to a training in the Training Center with we don't have access in this location. So no more Herbalife for me??? It's incredible after almost 12 years of giving to a company. I was Get Team and this situation only discourages us to try building a business here as was no point. I have always defend Herbalife as I had so good time in Latino America but sad to see a lot of what is sale to promote business as wild wide opportunity is not true!!!
I bought some products online from Herbal Canada distributor and I didn't receive it for long period of time hours base on the site. In the web, there isn't any option for contact like fishing sites except an email address never heard back. When I called main office in Montreal, they couldn't do anything and they confess they don't have any authority or power to do anything.
I strongly recommend to prevent putting your time, money and mind on pressure for nothing. I was kg after 2 months, lost 14kg. My father use this shake for control blood sugar.
His body weight is idle, only controls blood sugar. It means there is no side effect in this product. Herbalife products are very good for my family. Herbalife has decent shakes and their teas are good, but the group of people in this business are immature and uneducated!
They are selfish and it is all about making money for themselves and not to actually help people with their health issues. I've been doing Herbalife for only a week now and it's amazing how much energy I have.
I NEVER exercise but since I've been doing the shakes twice a day and the tea, which I think helps the most, I've been running about three miles a day and hiking in the mornings. I don't have a scale so I'm not sure if I've lost any weight but I do know that I feel really good and confident and my skin hasn't been breaking out as much I have really bad acne.
Also, it all tastes delicious! Update on my review concerning the Herbalife supplements. After a visit to my primary care doctor, I learned that some of the supplements I was using were interacting with the prescription drugs I was taking. While I still am not convinced my friends are actually going to make any money in this business, the supplements are actually good. Some supplements can cause bad interactions with certain drugs. I have been using Herbalife products on and off for a few years.
But, I watched my friends and family members go broke while the "big guys" in this company made money hand over fist! Since starting these products, my energy and mood greatly diminished. At first, I didn't link this to Herbalife. But, before starting Herbalife, I ate sensibly, took a few Ayurvedic herbal tinctures, and exercised vigorously times a week. My hair was thick and lustrous, and I felt the best I have felt in my life! After about a year or so on the products, however, I noticed my energy levels were declining, my hair was falling out, and I started having problems with my digestion again.
Upon further review of the ingredients in these products, I saw they had a lot of artificial ingredients in them. I have spent a fortune on these products, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to throw them away and go back to my simple lifestyle; eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, along with vigorous exercise, and meditation practices.
Sadly, I feel as though I have lost a lot of ground not to mention money. It will take a lot of time to get my hair back in shape, and my fitness level back to where it used to be. Herbalife's customer service is extremely lacking, too. They would take forever to deliver my products and didn't even send me an email letting me know they had been shipped. I am so sad and disappointed with this whole experience. I joined Herbalife in January this year, got on trial package on 10th.
I lost inches, I felt amazing, they were very positive. I didn't lost anything but water weight, which happened because I started eating right. Everything was great, I became a member in March, or end of February, I'm not sure. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do it as a business or just stay a VIP client, my mentor, as they call themselves, tricked me into getting into business. I most definitely spend dollars, more or less, in 4 months. I did see progress, but that was because of healthier diet, not the shake.
I started getting hungry, they told me to get proteins to add to the shake, so I did. It tasted sweet, now it started tasting like it got bad. Then they told me to get aloe, I did and added it to my tea, I couldn't drink tea without aloe anymore.
I doubt it's a healthy product, and I tell you this as a distributor, as it contains artificial sugars which have a bad impact of your brain from what I know. But all that aside, the club and the team It was great at first, but I decided to also find tips and workouts online since we only had boot camp twice a week and no one there knew anything about right dieting, so I looked at websites of certified dietitians and nutritionists, and found other kinds of workouts, which makes me think my mentor didn't greet with enthusiasm, her ego is prevailing.
I didn't ask her to help me with anything too much, I knew what I was doing and if something wasn't clear I asked, and I didn't go to the STS because I was sick, after which I felt she is keeping me there for volumes. I started distancing myself from them.
My boyfriend visited and we went to see them, all they asked him about was Herbalife. And all their stories come down to or are about Herbalife. As of , 58 percent of the company's nutrition products were manufactured at Herbalife owned facilities. In China, the company's manufacturing sites are located in Suzhou , Nanjing. Herbalife's claims of health benefits from its products have met scrutiny from the medical community, consumers, and government agencies. In May , an organization known as the Fraud Discovery Institute reported that laboratory test results of Herbalife products showed lead levels in excess of limits established by law in California under Proposition Multiple independent labs reported finding lead in Herbalife products.
On May 10, , a civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who developed lead-related liver complaints that she claimed were a reaction to a combination of Herbalife products. In , Israel's Health Minister began an investigation into Herbalife's products after four persons using Herbalife's products were found to have liver problems. Herbalife was accused of selling products containing toxic ingredients such as Qua-qua, Kompri, and Kraska. D , to a private U. A study of the cases funded by the Israeli Ministry of Health concluded that a causative relationship  is suggested by the evidence, which included the temporal association between exposure to Herbalife products and the development of liver injury, the negative evaluation of other potential causes of liver injury, the normalization of liver function when Herbalife products were discontinued, and the return of liver injury symptoms in three patients who resumed using Herbalife products after recovery.
Herbalife withdrew one product, which was only marketed in Israel, but not all of the Israeli patients had consumed this specific Herbalife product. The Israeli Ministry of Health advises individuals with compromised liver function to avoid dietary supplements. Scientific studies in by doctors at the University Hospital of Bern in Switzerland and the Liver Unit of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Israel found an association between consumption of Herbalife products and hepatitis.
Hospitals in Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Argentina, and the United States had reported liver damage in a number of patients, some of whom had used Herbalife products. After reviewing cases implicating Herbalife products in Spain, Switzerland, Israel, Finland, France, Italy, Iceland and Portugal, the member scientific panel issued a report concluding: The panel attributed the cases to metabolic changes from overzealous and unsupervised dieting.
A July peer-reviewed study published in the World Journal of Hepatology reexamined known cases of hepatoxicity that had previously been linked to consumption of Herbalife products and concluded that using "the liver specific Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences scale, causality was probable in 1 case, unlikely and excluded in the other cases.
Thus, causality levels were much lower than hitherto proposed. Herbalife is a multi-level marketing company. As a result of the FTC settlement, the company is required to prove that at least 80 percent of its sales are made to individuals outside of its distributor network.
Distributors are responsible for providing receipts for sales and proving they have legitimate customers. In the past, company management considered the number and retention of distributors a key parameter and tracked it closely in financial reports.
By January of each year, sales leaders are required to requalify. In February of each year, individuals who did not satisfy the sales leader qualification requirements during the preceding 12 months are removed from that rank. For the latest month requalification period ending January , approximately In a California class action suit Minton v.
Herbalife International, et al. In a West Virginia class action suit Mey v. More specifically, the plaintiffs' complaint alleges that several of Herbalife International's distributors used pre-recorded telephone messages and autodialers to contact prospective customers in violation of the TCPA's prohibition of such practices.
Herbalife management insisted they have meritorious defenses in both cases and that, in the West Virginia case, any such distributor actions also went against Herbalife's own policies. Management also contends that any adverse legal outcomes Herbalife might suffer would not significantly affect their financial condition, particularly since they have already set aside an amount that they "believe represents the likely outcome of the resolution of these disputes".
As of April , a series of commercials featuring a large red animated fox advertising home-based business opportunities has been running on American television. The advertisements direct viewers to a website that allows them to purchase a "success kit". The kit also provides no information about how the business opportunity works.
These advertisements have been found to be run by independent Herbalife distributors, as a method of recruiting new downline distributors. A settlement resolved a class action suit on behalf of 8, former and current distributors who accused the company and distributors of "essentially running a pyramid scheme.
Einhorn said the short had been closed before the end of On December 20, , Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital presented a series of arguments outlining why his firm believed that Herbalife operates a "sophisticated pyramid scheme". Ackman claimed that Herbalife distributors "primarily obtain their monetary benefits from recruitment rather than the sale of goods and services to consumers.
Herbalife operates with the highest ethical and quality standards, and our management and our board are constantly reviewing our business practices and products.
Herbalife also hires independent, outside experts to ensure our operations are in full compliance with laws and regulations. Herbalife is not an illegal pyramid scheme. Herbalife also countered that Ackman based his accusations on a misunderstanding of the company's distributor base.
At an investor conference in January , the company released results of a Nielsen Research International survey showing 73 percent of Herbalife distributors never intended to make money by reselling the product. Instead, they wanted to buy products at a discount for personal use. Shortly thereafter, Icahn bought shares of Herbalife Intl. As Icahn continued to buy up HLF shares, the stock price continued to show strength.
In March , Federal prosecutors and the FBI revealed that they were investigating whether or not individuals paid by Ackman and otherwise had made false statements about Herbalife's business model to regulators and others in order to lower the company's stock price and influence authorities to conduct an investigation. In November , Ackman closed out his short position replacing it with a less aggressive put option.
In March , the FTC opened an investigation into Herbalife in response to calls from consumer groups and members in both houses of Congress. We are confident that Herbalife is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The documentary Betting on Zero is about Herbalife, exploring the allegation from Bill Ackman that the company is a pyramid scheme and personal stories of Herbalife distributors who have lost their life savings due to the company.
Filmmaker Ted Braun says that he "was making a film that looked at all sides," but believes that "the company instructed them [current Herbalife distributors] not to talk. Oliver criticises Herbalife for its exploitation of Latino communities,  and overstatement of their product's health benefits. The book When The Wolves Bite: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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