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Amy Miller

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#402
Aug 9, 2012
 
Oh, and one last thing...the product DOES speak for itself. Just look at its figures in the last months...it is going crazy!:)
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Oh chill out don't get your panties in a bunch! I never claimed to know everything... However, I have done my research, have you? What exactly is soy protein isolate? How does it go from soybean to soy protein isolates. Well let me tell you, Soy protein isolate is a waste product of soy oil manufacturing. The industrial process of extracting soy protein isolate leaches the heavy metal aluminum into the product which is "toxic" to a person's nervous system and their kidneys. The spray drying process creates a large percentage of nitrates which are believed to be cancer causing agents. It also contains trypsin (an enzyme) inhibiting content which prevents the digestion of protein. The FDA has never approved soy protein isolates as generally recognized as safe. It was first approved for use as a binder in cardboard boxes. You are right that sound healthy! I'm just not willing to take that kind of risk! I'm looking for long term health not right now health!
As far as the Dr promoting this product I would rather get advice from an actual medical Dr that is not being paid to promote it...
I'm not questioning that the product works and it's great that you found something that works for you! However, I want to not only play with my kids but also my grand kids and maybe great grand kids. I prefer to work hard and change my lifestyle by learning good foods and bad and healthy replacements for bad food such as olive oil for butter and working out as often as possible!
As far as not trying it you are right I have not tried it and I probably never will because first and foremost I don't feel it's healthy or safe and no one can say what long term affects it could have on your body, second I don't agree with their choice in marketing. No one can hands down guarantee it's safe!
I have a PH.D and I make my own hours and have the ability to be with my kids all the time. I make 6 figures and although i don't drive a BMW i've never been a fan I prefer Lexus and Cadillac. And I have no involvement with an MLM. My husband also has a PH.D and he's a stay at home dad by choice. How you choose to make your money is your business however, I chose to make mine through my education and hard work.
I believe in hard work and dedication to whatever your passion is and if MLM scams and easy Weightloss is your thing then go for it, I wish you nothing but the best of luck!! However, your defensiveness of the product is a little overwhelming if it's such a great product then let it speak for it's self...
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#403
Aug 9, 2012
 
I just started the doing the shakes to gain weight to bulk up and it is working for me. You don't have to do it to lose weight. It helps all the way around.
shayne

United States

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#404
Aug 9, 2012
 
It really works. People just need to stop the B.S. and let other people make up there own minds.
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Duckster, just because I have tried every MLM business out there doesn't disqualify what I wrote. Actually, using the product and it working for me made my testimony an endorsement to the product. Also, the fact that I am heavy and that I have tried lots of products with no results until Visalus does put me up there with experience in telling people, who struggle like me, that this works and is good for you. I was hesitant to join, but that was cause I had been burned by other MLM companies and didn't want the same mistakes. I spent over 10 months watching Visalus, as well as researching their product, and saw nothing that showed facts that this is mid grade stuff. In fact, I read opinions like these that were backed strictly by MLM haters that had never tried it, say that this product was crap while all the positive responses were only by users of the product. I am not naive to think that a company can blow up their product so they can make money hence the research. These people truly want to see people change their lives, and it has changed mine. I have never seen anything like it. You don't like it...your opinion, but it isn't going to change my own personal experience and opinion about it. Sure, I can work a 9-5, but than I have to kiss some bosses' butt to excel, as well as spend thousands for a degree that might get me to the top to pay me what I "think" I am worth. This company...it is up to ME to make the money I want to make and I can take a break whenever I want, spend as much time with my kids as I want, etc. Why would I want to give up that?! How so "sheeplike" of the average person! I will just close with this again...if you have never tried Visalus or ran it as a company, then you have no testimony to give. Try something before you knock it, or better yet, say nothing at all!
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I apologize, I was a bit harsh. Sincerely.
I have tried the product out of curiosity and I wouldn't presume to comment if I hadn't. It made me sick. Perhaps I had an allergic reaction to something it, although I don't have any known food allergies. At the very least, I was intolerant to something in it. However, it isn't something I would use in my daily life in anycase.
I can understand you wanting to be your own boss and spend more time with your kids. I'm a mother too. I have a university degree. I have worked 9 to 5. I can understand all of that. But, an MLM is not your own business. You still depend on a company to pay you a commission. If they go bankrupt your distributorship and everything you've worked for goes with it. If you you want to work on commission get a sales job with a non-MLM company. They actually pay a higher rate of commission than an MLM because everybody above you is not skimming off your earnings. Or better yet, start your own company! Then you will truly be your own boss and get to decide what to do with your earnings. I have two small businesses that I started on my own (neither are MLMs). I work my own hours and can take off to be with the kids whenever I want and I'm a single Mom! If I can do it, anyone can. You need to be willing to work your butt off to get to the top of an MLM. It takes money, invested in someone else's products. Why not invest that same money in yourself and something that is 100% yours. You call the shots. Then your only working your butt off for you and you are not at the mercy of a company's fortunes or misfortunes. Anything that comes up can go down.
Duckster

Toronto, Canada

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same ole, who do you work for? Don't you make your boss rich? You do all the work and get a minimal check for it. Don't you realize that all jobs are multi-level? How do you think all stores and business work? They little people are on the bottom working 40+ hours to make their boss have more money, more trips, more vacations yet you don't have that unless you have put in 20 plus years. Think about it... I would much rather work with people that help me build my business than to punch a time clock...
Seriously, I take vacations. I guess that's because I'm the boss. Start your own company then. If you are so against working for other people then why would you work for an MLM? It's a company, your still paying for those above you. Are you invited on all their trips? Of course not! The ambassadors get special trips. Those under them aren't invited. And it's not your company. It's not even a business. It's a distributorship. They can cancel it at whim and stop sending you your checks. Does it not bother you that there are career MLMers out there who are being offered higher up ranks in this company if they bring their downline with them? That's okay? You need to buy your "business" but these guys are being offered money just to come over from another MLM? Well, if that's your idea of living the dream...
Duckster

Guelph, Canada

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Amy, you don't prevent diabetes by drinking shakes. Diabetes runs in my family too. All four of my grandparents had it. And heart disease as well. The way you prevent those diseases is through healthy eating and exercise. That's it. It's not easy. It's not a magic potion. It doesn't give you extra income. It's about making a decision and doing the hard thing.
What happens if this company goes out of business? Where will you get your shakes? Where will you get your income? Where will your time, money and health go?
And comparing the unkowns in this shake to processed foods "that we feed our children" doesn't help your argument. You shouldn't be feeding your kids either. You have a choice, but you seem to throw up your hands and say it's okay because other foods are processed? A company shouldn't be regulating your food intake, you should be.
It's taking the easy way out. You give the company X number of dollars and they provide you with a diet, a car and an income. Nothing in life is free. You are paying for this with your health, your time and your money. You think you are getting a deal, they are selling you a lifestyle, an aspiration at a bargain price and they say you can have it in 90 days! Truth is you are paying for all of it and then some.
There is nothing wrong with hard work. There is nothing wrong with working for something that is worth it.
jim

Perth, Canada

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#408
Aug 9, 2012
 
Look at the comparison charts you can find on line ! the vi-shake blows slim fast and the other competitors out of the water ! And it only costs around $1.50 per serving !

Please define a "Pyramid Scheme" ???
Yes the structure is like a pyramid , but its not a scheme ! You get a great product for your money ! Everyone gets paid for selling the product ! Its like any other business where there are bosses above you who make more $$ than you ! and people below you who make less $$ than you ! No scheme here !

Where else could you start a home based business for $500.oo ! and the company Visalus pays for everything for you ! from the lawyers who get the products approved ... the scientists who develop the new products .... the company maintains all the web sites and your back office which is on line to allow you to build your business ,,, and finally to Blyth who is the finacial backer of this company and worth billions as well as being a publicly traded company on the stock exchange !

Hmmmm yes that looks like a scam or pyramid scheme to me ???????? Notttttt

Take a look at www.jimkim.myvi.net and drop me a line if you want to change your life and your health today !
Duckster

Toronto, Canada

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Aug 10, 2012
 
jim wrote:
Look at the comparison charts you can find on line ! the vi-shake blows slim fast and the other competitors out of the water ! And it only costs around $1.50 per serving !
Please define a "Pyramid Scheme" ???
Yes the structure is like a pyramid , but its not a scheme ! You get a great product for your money ! Everyone gets paid for selling the product ! Its like any other business where there are bosses above you who make more $$ than you ! and people below you who make less $$ than you ! No scheme here !
Where else could you start a home based business for $500.oo ! and the company Visalus pays for everything for you ! from the lawyers who get the products approved ... the scientists who develop the new products .... the company maintains all the web sites and your back office which is on line to allow you to build your business ,,, and finally to Blyth who is the finacial backer of this company and worth billions as well as being a publicly traded company on the stock exchange !
Hmmmm yes that looks like a scam or pyramid scheme to me ???????? Notttttt
Take a look at www.jimkim.myvi.net and drop me a line if you want to change your life and your health today !
What saddens me is that I know more about your company than you do. I would go point by point and refute everyone of your claims, but is obvious that you didn't post to prove a point. You just wanted free advertising.
Duckster

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Aug 10, 2012
 
jim wrote:
Look at the comparison charts you can find on line ! the vi-shake blows slim fast and the other competitors out of the water ! And it only costs around $1.50 per serving !
Please define a "Pyramid Scheme" ???
Yes the structure is like a pyramid , but its not a scheme ! You get a great product for your money ! Everyone gets paid for selling the product ! Its like any other business where there are bosses above you who make more $$ than you ! and people below you who make less $$ than you ! No scheme here !
Where else could you start a home based business for $500.oo ! and the company Visalus pays for everything for you ! from the lawyers who get the products approved ... the scientists who develop the new products .... the company maintains all the web sites and your back office which is on line to allow you to build your business ,,, and finally to Blyth who is the finacial backer of this company and worth billions as well as being a publicly traded company on the stock exchange !
Hmmmm yes that looks like a scam or pyramid scheme to me ???????? Notttttt
Take a look at www.jimkim.myvi.net and drop me a line if you want to change your life and your health today !
Blyth is not the financial backer of Visalus. Blyth Inc. is the owner of Visalus. The three gentlemen, Mallen, Blair and Sarnicola have decided to stay on and continue to run Visalus as part of the deal. Not an uncommon situation when one company buys another. The thing that should concern you as a distributor is that they have taken their money and invested it in Blyth restricted shares. They are the second largest shareholders now in Blyth Inc. They have a vested interest in ensuring that Visalus continues to remain profitable, however, should anything happen to Visalus their money is protected. Their money isn't in Visalus, it's in Blyth. So, why is it okay for your money to be in Visalus and not theirs? It's a smart move on their part. They are the second group to get paid out of what is left of Visalus if it crumbles. What do the distributors get? Nothing. So, they are willing to gamble your money but not theirs?
They get rich when Blyth stock rises in price. Do you? Sarnicola is the smartest of all three because he decided to become a distributor again. He gets the money from his downline and the profits from his shareholder stake in Blyth.
So, these great leaders who only want to help people lose weight and make money, change lives and share their fantastic message of success so you can do it too...not so much. If they are such great business men then they should know best that it's all about making a profit. Business is no place for mushy feel good generosity. No business that is worth anything gives it's product away for free. It's about turning a profit. That's a successful business.
If you really want the lifestyle these guys are leading then take your money and put it in Blyth not Visalus just like they did.
BGM

Mount Vernon, WA

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Aug 10, 2012
 
First of all, they weren't talking about knee surgery. They were talking about choosing to have gastric bypass so that you don't have to work out & you can still eat whatever you want.(The lazy way out, and a lot of people end up stretching their stomach back out and gaining all the weight back anyway.) Secondly, don't blame your knee if you're overweight. That is an excuse. Plenty of people have surgeries on their knees, ankles, etc but they change their workout and find lower impact exercises until they are healed. My grandmother had one leg that was shorter than the other due to hip displasia. She didn't use it as an excuse, she swam, because that was the only workout she could do. So yes, you do CHOOSE to be overweight. I'm not saying it's easy to lose weight, but sitting around feeling sorry for yourself and making excuses only makes your situation worse. Visalus isn't for everyone. It is a pyramid marketing scheme that many are successful doing and others are not. Sounds like a good plan, but it is a bit expensive. You can get the same results by eating healthy and exercising.
Oh I see how it is wrote:
So, V says, you can't just stop the burgers and fries and just say exercise and lower your fat and carbs or good grief have a life saving surgery in some events..no wonder people are deleting FB people and saying this stuff..funny this is posted I was just looking yesterday to find out information about it..but, I guess with this attitude from people..NO THANKS.. that's all I need.. I guess someone will tell me.. I choose to be this way..because I had to have surgery on my knee..I wasn't exercising enough..lol
Quoted Text: Tis better to have gastric bypass than do something actually good for your body and if u want to ( no one forces u) you can make money or drink your delicious shake free Of charge...?
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#412
Aug 10, 2012
 
Im all for success and progression!!! Its a free country, and the name is money... dont hate..lol but its obviously not a necessity to participate in the program.. so dont.. find something better to do with your time... btw im just browsing and researching the product.. im a neutral (non-hating) party... get money!!
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Visalus is not a scheme..most of y'all talking crap about the company are more than likely over weight and stuffing your fat self with greasy food...and visalus is not expensive it actually saves you money you bunch of idiots and oh yea really slim fast???? Look at all the sugar in slim fast..why don't y'all do a comparison chart and its funny how I know so many doctors, nurses, lawyers and judges on it and they're in better shape then they have every been and confidence through the roof ...go to visalus.com and read and watch videos...the company is not hiding anything from anyone open your eyes people because visalus is not going anywhere....and look at all the celebrities on it as well......and the Autoship is for people convenience you can cancel anytime......I lmao at y'all.....Have a good life with not being health and successful....
cobra

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i read one of theas saying that it is so expensive i porsonally have lost 25 lbs on visalus and feel great so heres the thing you can get one shake a day a month for around $50 or you can have 2 shakes a day for a month for a total of about $130.now if you calculate just breakfast one bacon eggs tost yeada yeada what is that going to cost i bet its more than $50 and if you do the 2 shakes what do you think it would cost do you think it is less than $130 think about it
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Visalus is not a scheme..most of y'all talking crap about the company are more than likely over weight and stuffing your fat self with greasy food...and visalus is not expensive it actually saves you money you bunch of idiots and oh yea really slim fast???? Look at all the sugar in slim fast..why don't y'all do a comparison chart and its funny how I know so many doctors, nurses, lawyers and judges on it and they're in better shape then they have every been and confidence through the roof ...go to visalus.com and read and watch videos...the company is not hiding anything from anyone open your eyes people because visalus is not going anywhere....and look at all the celebrities on it as well......and the Autoship is for people convenience you can cancel anytime......I lmao at y'all.....Have a good life with not being health and successful....
Turns out I'm both healthy and successful and Visalus had nothing to do with it.
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Read their SEC filings (Blythe). Their increase in revenue is from an increase in sales to promoters. They aren't selling a successful product to consumers they are in the business of selling startup kits to promoters who want "their own business."
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Read their SEC filings (Blythe). Their increase in revenue is from an increase in sales to promoters. They aren't selling a successful product to consumers they are in the business of selling startup kits to promoters who want "their own business."
It's true!
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Reality wrote:
Read their SEC filings (Blythe). Their increase in revenue is from an increase in sales to promoters. They aren't selling a successful product to consumers they are in the business of selling startup kits to promoters who want "their own business."
ha! I've dropped over 15 pounds now using the product. So why would you say it is not a successful product? How would they get ANY revenue from selling promotion kits if the product didn't work? and whooppee-doo! my selling kit was only $49. I have my own business and you are just barking away like ignoramuses.
Ambassador

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Aug 12, 2012
 
I have never been in MLM because my parents told me it was bad. I went ahead and started Visalus and in 13 months I have created an income exceeding $20,000 a month. Helped 122 people qualify for a car bonus that they didn't get already from their jobs. Kept off the 38 pounds I lost in the first 90 days. Decided to quit smoking after 23 years and thus far have not started back. Met many great people that I otherwise would not have met. Get paid to party, share my experience, drive a 750LI for FREE, and have one hell of a savings! The reason you don't believe is because these things are impossible for you! On the path you have chosen these things I speak of are not options. Your choice doesn't come with these benefits. The choice I have chosen does have these options. It is becoming the NORM. I used to own two businesses prior to starting Visalus. By choice I closed one and sold the other. The choice was mine, not yours or anyone else. I chose to become successful. I choose to write this to you. I also will tell you one more thing. If it is not you writing negative things about Visalus it would be someone else. In the same way I believed when first introduced to the challenge if it was not going to be me whom was successful it would have been someone else. I chose ME!
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Obviously, because you've tried every MLM known to man and drank lots of protein shakes it qualifies you as an expert. And you've been in every MLM known to man, so this failure to create any success in previous MLMs suggests to you that MLM is a viable business model?
I'm sorry, but with all due respect, given your "testimonial" it's not exactly a ringing endorsement of this company, therefore I can't take any of your comments seriously.
So, Thumper aka Amy, I leave you with a quote in return which may speak to you:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Albert Einstein,(attributed)
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955) 
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ViSalus has soy in it which can cause breast cancer due to the female hormones in it. Plus, if men drink it, they can become more effeminate. It tastes good but the bottom line is, just eat things that are good for your health & eat the goodies you like occasionally. Moderation in all.
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Aug 13, 2012
 
I know people who have lost lots of weight in a short time and the energy it gives you. Have you tried something this healthy before. I actually know people who are using to get healthy and also give it to their kids. I want healthy and I want to share it why is that such a big problem you don't like it don't sell it but don't put people down for doing it.

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