Why I decided to do a Visalus Sciences review.
Well if your Facebook is anything like mine you are hearing a lot about Visalus Sciences. Whether you want to or not. I’ve been approached by several leaders from that organization multiple times so I figured I look a little deeper.
1st off a little about me and why I might be a little more qualified then most to review a product like this . I used to be a personal trainer and worked in the health and wellness industry for about 5 years. I have a certification in personal training and as a nutrition consultant.
First off if your wondering if you can lose weight with Visalus Sciences the short answer is yes. But here is my professional opinion on supplements for weight loss.
- Most likely you didn’t take any pills or powders to gain weight.
- The results will go away when you stop using the product that got you the results most of the time.
Losing weight is relatively easy compared to keeping the weight off. I actually do a similar blog post over at Friant Fitness go check it out.
The 1st thing I’ll say about Visalus sciences is their marketing is very good and they’re a direct sales MLM company. Like most companies they skew the numbers to say what they want them to say, most marketing involves a bit of smoke and mirrors. For instance the chart below-
- # of calories that are being called a meal
- The actual purpose of the product
- What’s being charged for the product
My understanding is with Visalus Sciences your doing 1-2 shakes a day and then depending on what program your on there is other supplements that get added to that base program. OK I have a problem with a meal that ranges from 90-170 calories unless your doing 4-6 meals a day. I have never recommended less then 1,200 calories for women or 1,800 for men a day. Even those #’s depend on a person’s body weight.
Now another thing is a couple of the products in the chart above are for gaining muscle mass, not necessarily for weight loss. So your comparing apples to oranges. When you increase the protein the calories have to go up. Also generally if you increase the protein the fats tend increase as well. Remember not all fats are bad we need a certain amount of fats in our diet as well.
Last point I’ll make while referring to the above chart- After comparing some but not all of the products, the costs are skewed. Now it doesn’t mean their wrong. I just don’t believe everything is comparing best price to best price.
Now all that being said I’ve just scratched the surface and most of it has more to do with the way things are presented then the actual product itself. Now I believe Visalus Sciences implemented as part of a nutritional regiment could be quite beneficial. I’d say in a six meal a day plan using the product mixed with skim milk to increase the calories and protein intake it’s a good product. Still my preference is to build a nutritional plan around food not supplements. So I’m a little biased in that regards.
I think the biggest selling point for Visalus Sciences is there comp plan and the 90 day challenge promotion. Both of which I’ve been brutally beaten over the head with on Facebook on regular basis. Now that is not a reflection of the company or internet marketers in general. Some people just don’t know any better. Besides I’ve seen some people market Visalus on FB really well to.
Going back to the 90 day challenge and comp plan, their very good. The marketing message of get three and yours is free is powerful. Also the 90 day challenge is a very strong built in call to action for some one looking for a product to market. Visalus Sciences also has a good comp plan.
All in all I think Visalus Sciences as a whole is a great network marketing opportunity with a solid product, it just isn’t for me.
If you want more on Visalus Sciences shoot over to Cynthia Social Cowgirl for more info. If you want to check out some of the other reviews I’ve done-
- Does ViSalus (Body by Vi) Really Work??? (awahmomspointofview.wordpress.com)
- Health Company Seeks to Add 1000 Employees to Detroit’s Workforce (growdetroit.com)
- My Visalus Experience Begins (chronovorevi.wordpress.com)