I'm posting this as a warning hoping ATS ers will pass it on.
Here is a link to a video sent to me by someone desperately trying to get me involved in Network Marketing/ Pyramid selling magic Monavie juice.
I have recently been contacted by a Monavie rep, trying to entice me to become a rep as the product is due to be launched in the UK.
Some years ago I stupidly got involved with network marketing so could smell a rat straight away when this dude showed up to present his case about
the squillions that can be earned.
My immediate thoughts - Snake Oil salespeople dressed up as doctors out to fleece the gullible and vulnerable.
The product is a bottle of fruit juice, one of the ingredients being the alleged wonderfruit called Acai, the manufacturer Monavie so far won't say
how much or little of the berry is actually in the bottle.
The product retails for a very hefty $30 or more which will last a week or less and you are encouraged to use 4 bottles a month.
I'm trying to keep this post short, which is difficult as it is a long winded tale if you're not familiar with Network Marketing Scams.
If you do happen to get approached by this company either to sell for them or buy their juice, please please use your brain and research their
There is NO peer reviewed evidence showing that this product has any greater benefits than fruit juice from your local grocer let alone curing
The Acai berry is actually good for you. But i'm not sure how good. i actually know someone who has a Juice that has 7 "superfruits" one of which
is the acai berry. Of the top Network Marketing companies, the "super juices" are 3 of them. Interestingly enough, 7 of the top 10 Network
Marketing companies is based in Utah. Go Mormons Go. i do believe we are going to cure our own body, without drugs. How and when? i'm not sure.
Network Marketing is a viable business model. Over 200 colleges teach network marketing as a business course, including Harvard.
I personally despise network marketting. I had a great deal of exposure to Amway growing up and it always left me feeling all slimy and branwashed.
My parents are still Amway reps, but they use it more like a shopping club than anything else and don't recruit anyone.
As for the Acai, it truely is an amazing fruit. My wife was 180lbs, diabetic taking 36 units a day of insulin and a huge amount of prescribed thyroid
supplement. She started a regimine of 2tbs of acai juice every morning in 8oz. of fruit juice. She is now 130lbs. her insulin needs have dropped
almost in half and her thyroid supplement dose has dropped by 1/3. She has more energy than she's had in years and many of her diabetic
complications have gone away. Our doctors are impressed.
Course, YMMV, but Acai worked out for us. That being said, the only reliable form I have found is juice, and not all brands are the same. You have
to find a brand that works for you. Our brand costs $20 at our local Sprouts market and lasts for a month.
I'm not disputing the properties of Acai whether they be genuine or placebo, what concerns me is the snake oil salespeople that tout their product as
cure alls just because it may have 1 atom of Acai.
I'm truly sorry to hear that you were raised in "The Business" and I believe that these bogus MLM/Networking/Pyramid schemes are truly repulsive
with far too much lobbying power.
It would appear that the company in question Monavie has more than a smattering of Amway reps involved in its' hierarchies whos' sole function is
to recruit more people to use the juice an pay big money on books and seminars.
To be honest I can't see Monavie doing very well in the UK, perhaps the Brits are too skeptical to be taken in by get rich schemes .
Needless to say after the Amway fiasco Monavies' business practices will be kept an eye on by the departments of trade etc.
Network Marketing creates cults and destroys lives, this is bad enough, but for the people involved to allude to their products curing cancer without
any evidence in order to enrich themselves disgusts me.
Interesting stuff Moo Cow Man. Too bad the Acai plant takes about 5 years to grow before it can produce berries and the fact that Acai plants cost
around $50 dollars each and can only survive at temperatures above 50F degrees.
For those people living in warmer areas of the globe, it might be a good little investment to buy a plant or more and see what happens in 5 years down
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