Monday, April 3, 2017

Xyngular review – is this MLM worth a try?

Xyngular is a multilevel marketing company that sells weight loss products and health supplements.

Its products are grouped into packages that address a specific need, so the company takes care of selecting which of its supplements you need.

Xyngular is known for their Ignite weight loss package, a 30-day body transformation program that advertises results within eight days. 

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The company was founded in 2009, and has experienced a long stretch of upward growth, both in terms of sales and in terms of search engine traffic.

As reported by Business for Home, the company was identified as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Utah in 2015, with nearly $50 million in sales annually.

Internet traffic searching for the company is trending up too: since 2009, users searching for Xyngular have increased markedly, with searches currently at an all-time high.

All of this indicates that Xyngular is one of the hottest weight loss MLMs on the market right now.  What are their products like, and how does their compensation plan look?


Without a doubt, the most popular Xyngular product line is the Ignite weight loss and weight management package.  It contains seven different supplements that attack the range of potential causes of weight gain.

The first component of this package is the Global Blend, an antioxidant drink that also features prominently in Xyngular’s Wellness and Complete Transformation packages.

Global Blend includes many of the powerful antioxidants you’d expect in a drink like this: blueberry, blackberry, grape, acai fruit, tart cherry, and green tea extract, to name just a few.

Antioxidant drinks are known to improve your blood levels of antioxidants and vitamins, according to a 2004 study published by researchers at the University of Vienna.

In their study, a fruit and vegetable juice concentrate was fed to 59 healthy volunteers over the course of 14 weeks.  When compared to a placebo supplement, the antioxidant-rich supplement led to an increase in blood levels of beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and selenium.

To boost your metabolism, Ignite also includes Accelerate, a supplement which contains a high-octane mix of weight loss supplements.  These include green tea extract, guarana seed extract, oolong tea extract, chromium picolinate, kola nut, and cayenne pepper.

The two ingredients with the most evidence for efficacy as weight loss supplements are green tea extract and the caffeine that comes along with both tea extracts, the kola nut, and the guarana seed.

As reported in a 1999 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, both caffeine and the catechin polyphenols in green tea play a role in increasing energy expenditure and fat burning.

The rest of the ingredients are less convincing: a 2012 review by John B. Vincent asserts that over a decade of research has found that chromium picolinate is ineffective as a weight loss supplement, and may even lead to oxidative damage to your DNA.

Evidence is scant on cayenne pepper supplements, but heavy usage might be associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, as reported in one disturbing case study.

Axion, the next component of the Ignite package, is a souped-up multivitamin.  It includes all the basic vitamins and minerals, in amounts ranging from 50-250% of your recommended daily intake in most cases.

The supplement also includes several vegetable powders and concentrates.  Like the fruit concentrates mentioned above, these have an antioxidant-boosting effect in your body when consumed regularly.

The supplement also includes four probiotic strains, though the number of CFUs, or colony forming units, is not reported.

The Lean protein powder is very similar in ingredients to the Axion supplement, except the vitamin and mineral ingredients are mixed into a protein powder that contains soy and whey protein.  Combining this with Axion fulfills more of your daily vitamin needs, and then some.

Xyngular’s Cheat+ pill is, as the name suggests, supposed to allow you to “cheat” your diet by eating weight gain inducing foods without the ill effects.

It’s a glucomannan fiber and green tea extract combination.  The effects of green tea are augmented by the fiber content of the glucomannan, which is supposed to increase your fullness and satiety.  However, a review by doctors at Harvard Medical School questions the efficacy of satiety-inducing fiber supplements.

Speaking of fiber, the Flush supplement contains a good bit of it, along with the laxative Senna and a few other herbal ingredients.

The name here might be a little too literal, but this supplement is supposed to cleanse your system.  It will work, but using a laxative to do it seems like a pretty blunt tool.  Medical organizations like WebMD caution against long-term use of Senna, though short-term use is okay.
Finally, Xyng is a heavily caffeinated appetite suppressant and metabolism boosting supplement.  It’s practically a what’s what of popular weight loss ingredients.

This mixture seems positively dangerous, given the fact that a) caffeine is the first ingredient, though the label does not disclose how much is included and b) it contains three separate weight loss supplements that have been associated with serious side effects: bitter orange extract, hydroxycitric acid, and cayenne pepper extract.

Medical case studies have reported dangerous side effects associated with all three.  Steer clear of this one.

Compensation plan

To become a Xyngular distributor, you have to pay a $49.95 sign up fee, and to earn any money, you must be on an autoship.  The retail discount is about average, at 25%, and the commission structure is a flat reward bonus instead of a percentage.

Here’s how this works: you earn $12 for every 120 product volume sold by your first line distributors, and $8 for every 120 product volume sold by your second level, all the way down to $5 per 120 PV at level eight.  There are some big pool bonuses for higher-ups, but you’ve got to move a lot of product to make this happen.

The disappointing compensation plan might explain the poor earnings of Xyngular distributors.

To begin with, only 24% of all Xyngular members qualify as distributors (meaning they are on a qualifying auto-ship), and of these, 82% of all active distributors are stuck at the lowest rank, and they take home an average of $62 per month for their work.

If you can climb up the ranks even a few rungs, your monthly income gets better, but the proportion of people who can do so is vanishingly small


Xyngular’s package deals on weight loss solutions mean it’s easier to move high product volumes, but there is wild variation in the quality, efficacy, and safety of their supplements, and their compensation plan leaves a lot to be desired.

The company is still growing fast, though, so the right business plan might be able to make it work.

So if you’re set on MLM, it’s not your worst option, but probably not your best.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling overpriced health supps to your family and friends.

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