Isagenix Review — Is it a scam?
Isagenix is a health & wellness MLM focused on the younger generation of health-conscious individuals.
The company was founded back in 2001 and really seems to target the Millennial audience. 12 core values make up the foundation of the business, products, and opportunity provided. All of them have a flashy and appeal to that same core demographic.
A lot of talk about “being you” and “unleashing potential”. Could be a great idea for someone in that age group with a lot of friends.
(An example of one of the core values)
Like many other companies in the network marketing game, Isagenix has several product lines in a handful of categories.
The focus seems to be on packs, but individual items are available.
Instead of having several different brands, like Ariix, all of the product lines rest under the same name (Isagenix). All of the offerings are also closely related. Some companies offer a wide array of items, which can be confusing for distributors and their customers.
The four categories are weight loss, energy, performance, and healthy aging.
In the weight loss realm, there are three packs designed to do different things. There is a 30 kit that is made for a longer-term and helps users lose weight consistently month after month (when you reorder).
There is a short “shake and cleanse” kit as well as a 9-day system.
The cleanse is just that. Meant to help you lose a bit of weight, but more so detox over a few days of using the product. The 9-day system is meant to boost your already existing weight loss efforts and nourish your body properly.
Energy has a package, but the most popular product seems to be the coffee. It’s fairly-traded Arabica bean coffee that has green tea extract and other nutrients blended into it.
You can also get a shake that can completely replace a meal while helping build muscle mass and a shot that is made entirely from naturally-sourced plant caffeine sources (kinda like a healthier version of five-hour energy).
In the performance category, it’s all for the gym hounds.
The package deal here is called the “Athlete’s Pak” and includes many of the products in the performance line. There is a pre-workout (actually two types), a mid-workout, and a post-workout all specially designed to help your muscles and body get the oxygen they need to keep moving.
IsaPro (still in the performance line) is Isagenix’s whey protein powder. There are 18 grams of protein in every serving, making it great for muscle repair.
Healthy Aging is the final category and it’s seemingly out of place a bit. Like we said, the company may be pushing toward that younger audience. Then again, some of the older Millennials are beginning to show those signs of aging and it could be an early play on a soon-to-be booming market.
There are more packaged deals in this category than any other. The most popular seems to be the “Total Health and Wellness: 4 Pillars of Health Pak”. Funny thing is, this pak is full mainly of products that are found in other categories.
Five individual products can be found in the aging line.
IsaGenesis is a drink designed to support your telomeres (really not sure what that is) for healthier, more youthful aging.
There is also a multivitamin, that doesn’t necessarily scream anti-aging, but it does come in a convenient package that helps you take it both day and night. Another multivitamin is available that includes the anti-aging supplement, called IsaGenesis.
In addition to these, there are two other supplements. One that helps with bone and joint health by providing you with all of the fatty oils, and another supports your cell structure to fight the common symptoms of aging.
If the supplements with Isagenix don’t impress you much, take a look at LifePlus.
As far as how to get paid, Isagenix isn’t the worst we’ve seen, but it’s also not the best.
The comp plan starts out with a full page ad basically that shows the possibilities of working with the company. That doesn’t sound that bad at first, but it’s basically a “dream big” and make lots of money pitch.
While you do have to entice visitors, it’s not likely you’ll be paid $1 million dollar bonus anytime soon (which they literally flaunt on the front page).
There are five levels in the company (with sub-levels)—associate, consultant, manager, director, and executive. In the last three levels, you can become “crystal”. All this means is that you reached that level within a certain amount of time. Crystal levels get bonuses for achieving the status.
Startup costs are really low here. It’s only $29 (an annual fee) and an initial purchase.
How you get paid may seem a bit weird for some. They have their own wallet program and give you a Visa card. Your payments are automatically put on their system. You can withdraw the funds or spend them directly from the account.
The products are ok and the target market seems to be one that hasn’t been tapped yet. However, there are some concerns. There are people who make money at all of the MLMs, but the results are never common.
Isagenix doesn’t do a great job of letting you know how much work it will be before you see large checks in the mail (or their wallet system).
With so many other options, some really try to help you build a business that will grow over time, and yes, could result in a decent income. If you are and only want to sell to Millennials, this one could be a good choice.