Zurvita Review — Is it a scam?
Zurvita is a health MLM that produces drinks and weight loss products.
Started in 2008 by a couple of direct selling magnates, Mark and Tracy Jarvis, the company seems to be geared more towards the distributors than it is the customer. Products seems cool, but according to the “about” page:
Create an environment where people can win at every level. The culture at Zurvita celebrates all successes with Independent Consultants at every level.
It seems to be geared more around faith than other MLMs, too. Which could be a plus, depending on what kind of business you’re looking to start.
Not a ton of products here.
To be honest, with the focus being on distributors and helping people make money, it seems like the things they’re selling take a bit of a back seat. It’s not to say the things they sell aren’t good, but it could be why there are only a handful of items.
If you want a company that offers similar stuff (just more of it), take a look at our FreeLife International review.
First up is “Zeal for Life”.
This is a line of supplement drinks and drink mixes full of vitamins, minerals, micro nutrients, amino acids and antioxidants. There are a few different flavors including Bold Grape, Tropic Dream, Wild Berry and Kiwi Watermelon.
What’s it do? Here’s what Zurvita says:
Zeal unlocks the power of nutrition from nature so you can be and feel your best, living a life filled with doing what matters the most to you. It’s the simplest, most affordable, food-based nutritional solution you’ll find that delivers clinically proven results at the highest level.
It can boost energy and help maintain weight, among other benefits, and is available in a vegan version for those who are on that style of eating.
Next up on the product list is “Zurvita Protein”.
As you may be able to guess, it’s a supplement to help increase the amount of protein intake in those who use it. The product is only available in a powder and has two flavors—Vanilla Creme and Chocolate Delight.
Again, the products don’t scream proprietary. The benefits of the powder are listed and it’s said to build muscle, maintain strong bones, boost metabolism, and several other things.
Fiber is included in the mix to leave you feeling a bit more full and satisfied, maybe curbing those eating binges.
Other than those two product categories, there is a weight management program that includes a mix of those two product-types as well as a few other items—including two additional supplements.
These other supplements seem to be offered as regular items and can be sold separately if desired, or part of the kit, but the bottles are simply labeled “Burn” and “Cleanse”. You’ll also get some of the “Zeal for Life” and the protein powder to act as sort of a meal replacement.
One of the unique elements of the weight loss program are the added benefits. Looking at the site, it says:
The “inspiration engine” of the Weight Management Program includes motivational, inspirational and educational elements that keep participants excited, energized and engaged in their healthy pursuit of better fitness and improved lifestyle…
Many other MLMs (like PM International) have a weight management product or even program, but we haven’t seen anyone with added materials and motivation to help you beyond the physical needs.
And that’s it as far as products go. Having so few can be an advantage in certain aspects, but it’s typically going to mean fewer people you can interest in signing up under you.
One of the benefits of having a few products to keep track of is the ability to understand the compensation plan of these MLMs.
Note: Here’s the link to the most recent comp plan we could find for Zurvita.
Multiple ways to get paid seem easier when you clearly understand what you’re selling. When you sell Zurvita Products, it gives you business volume (BV) points. These points add up to determine rank and commissions.
Take a look at this screenshot to understand the volumes a bit.
There are nine different levels that distributors can earn through selling and gaining these BV points. Everyone starts out as a “Business Consultant” unless you purchase a certain starter pack that would allow you to start at the next title, which is called a “Managing Consultant”.
The ranks top off with what’s called a “Crown Ambassador”.
Supposedly, if you get four actively distributors under you, you’ll no longer have to pay for the product you receive. Unfortunately, the products don’t seem to offer the wow factor that others in the same niche seem to do.
There are four ways to sign up and three of them will get you started as a managing consultant.
Just the basic sign up is called a “Website Only Package” and it’s $29.95 a month. And pretty much, you just get a website.
Next, there are three monthly programs ranging from around $275 all the way up to around $550. Each has a differing amount and type of products. There are also four different versions of the weight management kits, if you’re looking to work on your figure as well as your business.
From what we’ve seen of the comp plan, there are some serious commissions that are possible. Add that to the fact that the company really seems to want their distributors to make money, it’s an appealing option.
That said, the products just don’t do a good job of convincing people to buy. If you have some serious sales skills, it could be for you. If not, you may want to look elsewhere.