When considering possible problems with Herbalife, it’s important to be clear on what problems we may be referring to. Herbalife is a $3 Billion Dollar company offering nutritional supplements and weight management products that are distributed through a system of network marketing by independent distributors; currently over 1.9 Million strong. So when talking about possible problems with Herbalife, one could be referring to the actual products, or the business of marketing and selling the products. Let’s take a look at both.
Are There Problems with the Herbalife Business?
Well, it depends upon who you ask, doesn’t it? Someone who is currently working the business and making a significant income doing so, will definitely say that there are no problems with Herbalife. And that statement will be backed up by personal results. On the other hand, there may be someone who has been in the business for some time, but has struggled throughout and has still not produced any results. These people may feel that there really are problems with Herbalife.
Due to the nature of network marketing, there are usually a large number of people who struggle. Some push through and achieve their goals, others quit. It’s the reality of the business. But I will say that many of the people who did quit, are better off simply because of the experience and skills they acquired during the process.
The question is, who’s to blame when it isn’t working? The problem may be with the individual, and some will blame Herbalife. The fact is, it’s a business and there are challenges. It can be argued that because the health and wellness industry is becoming so huge (projected to become a $1 Trillion industry), it is immensely competitive, making it more difficult to make money at it. If someone is considering Herbalife as a business, it can be rewarding, but it’s important to understand the industry you’re getting into.
Network Marketing certainly has it’s up’s and down’s. Is Herbalife’s marketing plan any less attractive than other network marketing companies out there? Does one company require less effort than another? This is a debate that can go on for hours. My advise is to consider whether you are passionate about the products. Did you achieve results taking them? Ultimately you have to love what you do and believe in the company. That has a lot to do with success.
Problems with Herbalife Products
With literally millions of success stories across the world, there is no doubt that Herbalife works. However, some people may experience problems with Herbalife when taking the weight management products. Many times, if someone is feeling sick on the program or experiences headaches or nausea, it’s because of a normal detoxification process that the body goes through as it’s being cleansed of toxins.
When Herbalife first started in the early 1980’s and through its formulation and early years, there were certainly problems that the company experienced. For example, Herbalife was involved in an issue over Ephedra, a supplement that was found to have caused heart problems in some dieters. However, Herbalife ultimately adopted a new Ephedra-free formulation after the FDA banned the use of Ephedra. Herbalife has a scientific and medical advisory board comprised of respected doctors and scientists. There is so much research that goes into the development of the products.
The only other reason I believe someone may believe there are problems with Herbalife is if they experience certain side effects after taking the products. You can read more about that on the post, just click the side effects link above.