is valentus a scam

Valentus Review – Slimroast to a fat wallet?

Valentus is a multi-level marketing company. Not all MLM companies are evil and trying to scam you and the customers who buy the product. But is Valentus a scam?

In this 3rd party review of Valentus, I will show you the payment structure when you are a distributor for Valentus and the products of Valentus.

Let’s find out if this is an MLM company you should join.

 

Overview of Valentus

Company: Valentusvalentus website

Website: www.Valentus.com

Owner: Dave Jordan

Price: Basic – $59.95 + other levels of membership

Rating: TBD

 

What is Valentus about?valentus logo

The word “Valentus” means to “prevail” in latin. Joining Valentus means you are going to prove to be superior in strength, power, and influence. Really? Can a diet coffee offered from an MLM company really help people “prevail”?

Valentus is a multi-level marketing company. You can join this company to become a distributor of their diet coffee products. It is not free to join this MLM company because you will have to buy inventory to distribute.

Valentus offers 4 different diet coffee formulas. The coffee packet is in a powder form and only needs to be mixed with a glass of water to help people lose weight.

As someone who is dedicated to going to the gym 5 days a week, I understand proper weight loss is achieved by proper nutrition and exercise. Does this company have a secret formula in their drinks to help weight loss? Or are they just trying to scam people who want to lose a few extra pounds without having to exercise and eat a healthy diet?

 

Valentus Products

There are 4 different products offered by Valentus. All of these products come in powder form and need to be mixed with water. Valentus claims that these products contain ingredients that cause weight-loss.

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What Valentus says these products will do.

Prevail SlimroastThis is supposed to be a natural appetite suppressor. This drink will help in regulating appetite, control sugar absorption, as well as fat absorption. This drink also helps in aiding brain health and function.

Prevail Energy – This is a great energy drink that works in minutes and lasts for hours. This drink is intended for mornings or afternoons when you hit that two thirty feeling.

Prevail Immune Boost – This powder mix is packed with antioxidants along with vitamins and minerals that will help improve your overall immune system.

Prevail Trim – This product is for appetite suppression and detoxifying your body. This product is supposed to work alongside any other weight-loss program you are using.

 

Issues with the claims of these products

Valentus says that these products contain only all natural ingredients. These ingredients are formulated into a powder form for us to drink. The problem with these ingredients is that there are only claims of them actually working. There is not scientific evidence that these ingredients work in any way.

 

Chlorogenic Acid – Valentus claims that this is thermogenic that will help weight-loss. Thermogenic’s are supposed to help weight-loss. This is just a marketing ploy that sounds great for a weight-loss product. In actuality, these claims have no evidence that supports such a thing.

Chlorogenic Acid has a MINOR effect of controlling blood glucose levels. The studies done on this ingredient for weight-loss are poor and have inconsistent results. The findings from the studies are basically inconclusive.

That means this product should not be promoting chlorogenic acid as a thermogenic that will aid in weight-loss.

 

Garcinia Cambogia – Valentus Slimroast claims that Garcinia Cambogia helps increase your bodies fat burning. This is simply not true. There are no supplements the burn fat for you. Dr. Oz made false claims about this dietary supplement causing weight-loss and fat burning capabilities. Since then, companies have been trying to market this product as such.

No company has a secret ingredient that is going to burn fat for you. This is only done with proper nutrition and exercise.

 

Cassiolamine – Slimroast claims that this ingredient blocks fat absorption and carbohydrate intake. This is a complete LIE. There is zero evidence or research done that backs this claim up. Google this ingredient and you will not find 1 trusted website that claims this ingredient will do such a thing.

 

There are other ingredients that I have issues with but these are the main ones. Valentus cannot be trusted because their products do not work. Do you really want to join a company as a distributor when the products are not legit and will not work for your customers?

The testimonials on Valentus do not matter. When you research into the products and see that the active ingredients will not support the claims that Valentus says they do.

 

Compensation Plan for Valentus

Multi-level marketing companies love to make their payment structure to their distributors complicated to understand. The payment plan always shows different levels with earning potentials and each level increases higher and higher.

Why do MLM companies have to make it so complicated to understand? Probably to trick you into thinking recruiting people and selling products is going to be pretty easy to climb the MLM latter to the top. But that is never true.

payment structure of valentus

These are the levels you can buy into at. When I look at this all I see is how Valentus is going to be making money. You as the distributor have to buy these products. Valentus is not selling to retail customers but to their own “employees”. Of course, the company wants you to sell as many bogus weight-loss powders as possible because then you will buy more. But, these are overpriced buy-in levels for a company whose product is a complete shame.

That being said…

Retail Sales 

You will earn a 25% commission for every sale you make from your website. You will have to pay an initial fee of $20 to set up your website. You only qualify for this if you have a 50BV minimum.

Fast Start Bonus 

Every time you recruit someone and they buy the products you will earn a fast start business. In order to be able to receive all of the fast start bonus, you need to be at the Business Builder Level. If you are at Starter level and someone buys the Advanced, this is a level that is above you and you will not get the fast start bonus.

Legacy Enrollment Bonus

You need to be at the Business Builder Level. When you have your system in place and people begin to join under you. You can earn an extra $100 every time someone buys the Business Builder kit.

Your first 3 enrollments will be passed up to the person who recruited you. You will not earn the bonus until the 4th recruit who buys the Business Builder. That means everyone under you who recruits their first 3 people into the Business Builder level will pass the $100 up to you also.

Dual Team Cycle Commissions

Again, another complicated commission structure. For this, you will have 2 teams. When your one team reaches 200 points and your other team reaches 100 points, you have reached a cycle. You will earn a bonus of $20. As your teams grow and you have more recruits under you then the more cycles you will complete.

 

Verdict on Valentus

Rating: Not worth the trouble of joining this MLM.

The payment structure of Valentus is too complicated and complex. Working for a company and earning money should be a simple process. Not one that needs to be studied to understand how you will earn a paycheck.

I would stay away from working as a distributor for Valentus because of the products, though.

The product line from Valentus is horrible. The drinks make false claims about weight loss. The ingredients will not help anyone lose weight.

If you want to lose weight you need to exercise regularly and eat a proper diet. Not buy some bogus coffee weight loss drink online.

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26 comments

  1. I can see the potential in it, and I can see what they are trying to do, it does sound like it could be beneficial, but like you said their payment structure is too complicated, there are a lot of hoops to it. If they work on making it an easier way then I am sure this can be a program that can benefit a lot of people.

    1. Bassam,

      I mean this is a “legit” company. But, selling supplements that are for weight-loss are BS. Supplements do not make you lose weight. If you want to lose weight you need to have a proper diet. Buying these products to sell them to your friends and family, which you will start out doing since it is an MLM company, is not right. People will not lose weight from drinking these drinks.

      No one is going to benefit from this company besides the people who started it and got in early. The people at the top of the MLM company.

  2. So many MLMs out there to get lost in. This is probably the 5th one I’ve seen that had to do with coffee. At some point more people will realize that while MLMs aren’t “scams”, there’s just no longevity to them. Nice article.

    1. Eric,

      You are right there is no longevity because they are using their so-called “employees” and “partners”. Most the time these MLM companies are offering products that are sub par. They are usually low quality products with a high price tag. People catch onto the overpriced products that MLM companies push pretty quickly.

    1. The commissions are confusing and it is a mess. The products are bogus. There is no such thing as a drink or powder mix that is going to cause you to lose weight. The ingredients in these powder mixes have no scientific evidence of weight loss.

  3. Great job on the review. You mentioned that Valentus is not really worth spending your time on. But if I was a customer, do you know if their products actually work?

    Also, I used to buy YOLI products. Not sure if you have heard of them. The products worked for me but were deciding whether I should join their MLM or not.

    Hoping you could do a review about them too? Yoli Better Body System is the name of the MLM.

    1. Von,

      I will look into Yoli. I have not heard about them before.
      I cannot find any real testimonials from customers about the product. All the testimonials on Valentus.com seem to be fake. All the websites that promote Valentus are affiliate websites that offer ridiculous claims.
      It is pretty safe to say that the products do not work.

  4. Thanks for this post Kurtis. losing weight by just drinking and sleeping does not sound healthy to me, I think these drinks might cause undesirable side effects in the long run. The irony however, is that I am actually looking to gain weight (lol). If you could review a weight gaining product I’d really be thrilled. I definitely keep an eye on your site.
    thanks again.

    1. Pro1,

      If you are looking to gain or lose weight, you need to do this. Forget about supplements. It is all about diet.

      To gain weight. I assume you want to gain muscle. You need to be eating clean first off.

      You need to calculate your how many calories you need daily. Then determine how much weight you would like to gain a week. 1/2 to 1 pound. Then eat an excessive of food in order to gain weight. You will be eating about 5-6 meals a day. SHAKES DO NOT COUNT AS MEALS.

      Pro tip. buy the book – everything you need to know about weight loss. It is short and you will understand what dieting really is.

  5. I understand why people would like to buy into this and sell these products, everyone wants quick and easy weight loss results, but it really just won’t work. And the payment structure does seem complicated. I guess if you are willing to understand it then you might go for it, but even then the product isn’t great so you aren’t really helping people.

  6. Thanks for the warning. I am always trying to figure out how to lose weight and keep it off. Over the years I’ve met a few people who’ve harmed themselves by taking diet products with stimulants in them. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s good for you or effective as a weight loss aid. I appreciate your advice where this product is concerned.

    1. I think you are much better off learning about proper nutrition for weight loss. Think about your diet as a way of life and not something short term. You have eating habits that need to be changed in order to be healthy. Health is the overall goal of a diet not just weight loss. Start thinking this way and companies that offer these weight loss supplements will stop popping up.

  7. I was quite interested to see whether this MLM actually would be good for me or not. I have never really gone into MLM as I dint know too much about it. Are there any good companies out there at all?

    Looks like I will be giving this one a miss. Seems that this company is just like others on the internet. They make claims to sucker people in but don’t go into the details. They are just after a fast buck.

    1. Owain,

      I don’t really believe in working with MLM companies. When you work for them you really don’t succeed much unless you are one of the first people to join in. That being said. The Bootcamp Aspect of Wealthy Affiliate is sort of an MLM company. There you will actually have all the tools, resources, and support to build your own online business.

      If you don’t want to recruit then I would suggest doing the Entrepreneurship course which will teach you affiliate marketing. It is fantastic training.

  8. Those who say that diets are what one needs to loose weight is saying that purely as an opinion. Shakes/smoothies with protein and made with whole fruit and vegetables are a meal and a perfect way to get ALL your daily requirements, along with vitamins and minerals. This coffee is interesting with the ingredients in it.

    1. Diets are what you need to lose weight and be HEALTHY. The overall goal of a diet is to become healthy. Learning to eat the right nutrition is going to provide you with health and weight loss because you will be eating the correct amount of calories. It is not opinion Marie, It is a fact.

      Eating healthy food at a caloric deficiency is going to help you lose weight! Some people don’t have the willpower and will cheat on their diets.

  9. I have been part of different MLM over the years and some I have made money with and some I have not. What I have found is that it is a constant struggle to maintain a good income. I love your review and your honesty, very well written. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hi there, thank you for revealing these facts here. I always think this kind of products with this kind of marketing strategy should be avoided at all cost. It is better to gain advice from professional or reading from a reliable source if we really want to lose weight.

    Thanks

    1. I could not agree more. My point is that if you join this MLM company you will be peddling this product. If people want to lose weight they should be doing the research into HOW to do that and not trusting some product to do all the work for them.

  11. Thank you for this review. I will keep my eye out for this MLM. I do believe that there are legit MLM company and products that work. One thing I resent is false advertising. Weight loss product is a big industry, but false advertisement is not the way. Again thank you for the headsUp.

    Have a great day!

    1. Jonathan,

      I am not so fond of MLM. There is not enough support and longevity in MLM. The turnover ratio is unbelievably high. Wouldn’t you prefer to find something better than that?

  12. Great Review! The product does seem overly complicated. Thanks for the warning that not much research was found on the “secret ingredient”. I never really believed that only supplements could allow you to lose weight alone. It does take some physical exercises and healthy eating.

  13. Thank you for the review on this company. As someone who has done multiple MLM’s, all I need to know anymore is that 95 percent of people fail at network marketing. That’s TOO high a number for me. The odds are against you, period. I cannot in good conscience then recruit someone knowing these awful odds. I want to make money for my own efforts and WA is a great venue for that!

  14. I have to say, probably the best part of the compensation plan for this company is the legacy bonus. Everytime a rep sells a the large package they get $100. After the third business pack, it is $200. A lot of companies make you recruit many before paying. At least the reps get some cash in the bank to pay some actual bills when they sign new reps.

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