My Review Of The Le-Vel Thrive Business Opportunity

Hello and welcome to my review of Le-vel Thrive, a health and wellness MLM company that claims to have “ultra premium products” and a great business opportunity to go with it.

Is it the real deal?

Well, after doing some digging, I did find some good points with this company, but I also found some things I didn’t like. And in this review, I’ll show you what I found.

Company Overview

Le-Vel Thrive is a health and wellness multilevel marketing company that was co-founded in 2013 by Jason Camper and Paul Gravette. The company claims to give people the products and opportunity to live an “ultra premium lifestyle with ultra premium products.”

The company doesn’t have a physical headquarters which I feel is a little odd for a network marketing company, but they say they are operating with state of the art cloud technology. And apparently, they’re one of the fastest growing wellness companies in North America.

So they must be doing something right, right?

Maybe. But there’s no shortage of controversy out there. Some people call Le-vel Thrive a scam and pyramid scheme, while others practically worship the ground the founders walk on.

What should you believe?

Well, I think it’s important to make your own mind up. And the best way to do that is to start by looking at the company’s products and compensation plan, because these are the foundational components of the Le-Vel Thrive business opportunity.

Le-Vel Thrive Products

To understand what kind of opportunity this offers, it is important to look at the products.

The company claims that millions of people within the United States have started the ‘Thrive Experience’ so no doubt it’s getting attention, the health and wellness industry is huge so there’s money to be made. So what exactly is this “experience” about?

Thrive Experience Products

The Thrive Experience is their flagship health and wellness system and it comprises of three main products designed to be consumed every day over an 8 week period.

#1 Premium Lifestyle Capsules: Health capsule designed for either male or female. It costs $74 for a one off purchase for 60 capsules or $60 if you choose the monthly auto-ship option.

#2 Premium Lifestyle Mix: This is a supplement shake available in various flavours and costs $52 for a one off purchase or $40 if you choose the auto-ship option. This is for a 16 serving pack and I’m pretty sure you are supposed to take this every day for 8 weeks, I could be wrong here though.

#3 DFT Patch: This is a ‘Derma Fusion Technology’ patch to put on your skin each day and costs $62 for a one time purchase or $50 on auto-ship for 30 patches. They also have an ‘Ultra’ and “Black Label’ patch which apparently provides better results.

  • 8 Week Cost Without Auto-Ship: $406
  • 8 Week Cost With Auto-Ship: $320

I was unable to find pricing info or purchase the products from their website, no matter where I clicked I kept on getting this message:

Could Not Purchase Products

Turns out you must find a distributor and access their replicated website, otherwise it’s no go. This is fair enough I suppose but it would be nice to give people an easier way to find a rep or something of that nature in my opinion.

They also have other products available and some combo packs to reduce the price overall. One thing I did find is that you can purchase these products directly through Amazon for less than you could if you buy through a distributor on their website.

Thrive Products on Amazon

So you can buy the DFT patch for $50.40 delivered through Amazon but it’s $62 through the company website? You can buy the patch for $50 on auto-ship which is cheaper but after shipping I’m not sure if how it works out.

This could obviously reduce a distributors chance of making a good income promoting the products which isn’t cool. I don’t know, maybe I am missing something here?

Are The Products Worth Buying?

Before I attempt to answer that, I just want to point out that I am not a health expert. I think this goes without saying but I wanted to be clear about this.

I’m simply sharing my opinion based on what I found.

So, how do you know if the products are worthwhile or not?

Well, probably the best way to decide if they’re worth at least trying is to research as much about the products as possible. Learn about the ingredients, learn what others are saying (positive and negative), and try to decide if you think the products are worth trying from there.

I found two quite passionate schools of thought with respect to the products. On one hand there are some positive reviews and on the other hand there are quite negative reviews.

So that’s probably a good place to start, by reading thoughtful reviews of the product.

Then, if you decide to give them a try, the key would be to analyze the results you are getting as objectively as possible over a period of time. And perhaps even consult a medical professional or dietician to see what they think.

Either way, I think it pays to do your homework on the facts instead of just buying into a companies word for it. Obviously, as with any company, they are wanting your money, so they are most likely only going to tell you how amazing the products are.

If you’ve tried the products and you love them, awesome. I personally haven’t tried them so I can’t say for sure how good they are or aren’t. But hopefully the information I’ve shared here, and the links I’ve provided, help you make a more informed decision though.

Le-Vel Thrive Compensation Plan and Business Opportunity

The general idea behind the business opportunity is to try the products yourself and if you love them, share your experience with others.

And since the company uses the network marketing (MLM) business model to distribute their products, your main objective will be to build a team under you. So it’s not just about selling products, it’s also about building a team of distributors.

This can be quite powerful if you can get enough people on board.

The compensation plan determines who goes where in your downline and how much each affiliate gets paid. The downline system being used is known as the ‘unilevel’ model.

This places an affiliate at the top of his or her own organisation and each person they refer is placed on their first level, then each person they refer will be on the original affiliates’ second level and so on. See below example:

8 Level Unilevel Downline Example

Basically, the higher your rank within the company the deeper levels you will earn on within your downline. The commissions are based on the product sales of your referrals.

  • Promoter: Earns 4% on up to 3 levels
  • 4K VIP: 4% on up to 5 levels
  • 12K VIP: 4% on up to 6 levels
  • 40K VIP: 4% on up to 7 levels
  • 80K VIP: 4% on all 8 levels
  • 200K VIP: 8% on all 8 levels

​Ways You Can Earn

There are various ways you can earn within the company and I’ll break these down for you now.

Selling Product

You can earn 20% commissions on all direct customers and if you are active and qualified then you can earn on all customer orders 3 levels deep.

Retail Commissions

Infinity Fast Start

When you recruit someone who buys one of four start packs you’ll get a set commission, the same is true if they purchase an upgrade package. This is called the ‘Infinity Fast Start’ (IFS) and it goes 4 levels deep.

Infinity Fast Start Chart

You can also earn between 10-20% bonus based on your direct referrals bonus that they earn. For example, if you recruit John who gets a $500 IFS payment, you’ll make $50-$100.

Team Commissions

These range from 4-8% depending on what level you are at within then company and is based on your organisations purchasing 8 levels deep. Much like the IFS there is matching bonus paid to you based on the team commissions your direct referrals earn of between 20-40%.

Various Bonuses

There are various bonuses according to how well people perform like cars, holidays and iPads. These vary depending on your performance. You can check out the comp plan to learn more about these.

Starting Your Business

Joining the business as a ‘promoter’ is free however, if you want to start earning commissions you’ll need to become an active and qualified affiliate with 100PV.

This essentially equates to buying a minimum of $100 worth of product. As you can see on the chart below, there are various other options to enrol with the company offering 4 main starter packs with varying levels of PV and price.

4 Starter Pack Options

Staying Commission Qualified

To stay active and qualified to earn commissions you will need to purchase or sell $100 worth of product per month. A lot of affiliates end up buying the product themselves on starting out since they don’t yet have the customer base.

This is also why an auto-ship may be the better option as you’ll get your products cheaper. If you are not active you cannot earn beyond the 20% retail commissions.

What I Like

  • They have a ‘waiting room’ function within their system that allows you to sign up reps and then place them wherever you like within 60 days which is cool
  • The back office is very well put together and useful for affiliates
  • You can join for free and earn 20% retail commissions on product sales

What I Don’t Like

  • They primarily teach the warm market technique which I’m not a fan of
  • Lot of controversy surrounding the products and a fair amount of complaints
  • You can buy the products straight from Amazon for almost the same or less price

Final Thoughts

Overall, I think if you love the products and you like the idea of sharing them with those you know, then this could be a good way to get the products at wholesale pricing and make a few extra bucks on the side.

Or if you’re more ambitious, you could possibly even build a thriving online business (no pun intended). Just keep in mind, however, that doing so will take a good amount of effort. You’re not just going to join and make lots of money. Be prepared for a proper, sustained hustle.

On the other hand, I’m not a huge fan of the MLM business model, especially the “warm market” approach of trying to recruit friends and family. So if you do decide to join the Le-Vel Thrive opportunity, I recommend working out a better strategy to build your business.

Whatever you decide, I hope you found this review helpful.

21 thoughts on “My Review Of The Le-Vel Thrive Business Opportunity”

  1. Wondering what sort of compensation a puff piece – with “explanations” from the reviewee that never mention or explain how ppa is calculated – qualifies you for?

    This is a notorious mlm, with a documented record of having lost in court and paid for contesting accurate descriptions of pyramid marketing and ludicrous pricing for mundane supplements.

    I’m thinking your followers have a lot in common.

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    • Hi Jude,

      My goal when I wrote this review almost 3 years ago was simply to help people learn about the products and business opportunity, in as unbiased a manner as possible. I don’t call Le-vel Thrive a scam, nor do I recommend people rush out and join either. I also link to both positive and negative reviews from other sites.

      It’s a funny thing reviewing MLM companies like this.

      On one hand, if the review comes off as too harsh, distributors will come here and bash the review saying “you’re just calling it a scam to promote your own program”.

      On the other hand, if the review comes across as less critical, people like you come here and say something to the effect of “you’re getting compensation to write a positive review”.

      Neither of which is true.

      In any case, when it comes to MLM reviews, I make it my aim to be as neutral and thorough as possible when explaining the company, products and bizopp. Because this way, people can make their OWN mind up about joining/ buying, without me enforcing my opinion one way or the other.

      Is the review perfect? No. But it is my review based on my research at the time, and I stand by it.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    • Go find one Income Disclosure Statement from any MLM, there is more than 1% who make actual money. Le-Vel doesn’t even publish theirs, so that says it all. Unless you’re a co founder, you got in when it first launched or you came from another MLM and were GIVEN a team to start off with, you’re not going to make anything. They recruit these higher ups in these other MLM’s to come to their pyramid scheme and they’re literally given teams, so in return they’ll say ” Listen, we were earning 50k a month within a year of being in this company, so if we can do it, so can you”. They of course leave out the fact that they didn’t start at the bottom of the pyramid.

      Its sad people are still getting roped into these. The FTC even says that 99% end up losing money. You got your start up fee, your forced products you have to buy every month and any other marketing you decide to pay for.They’ll never recoup any of it back. Then you have your upline pushing their downline to buy,buy, buy, so they can make a commission and or rank up. Ugh

      I’m sorry but you really shouldn’t be promoting any MLM’s in any form, to anyone.

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  2. The people getting scammed by promoters like the 200 on the BBB site that were put on autoship they didn’t want ask LeVel for a refund and think they will get one in full but then LeVel says oh it shipped you have to mail it back when u get it and when they do they get shipping, restocking and a percentage off the total refund. Maybe the amazon stuff are just customers trying to get rid of it cuz they read the BBB complaints and know resale gets them closer to the money back

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  3. It is against Le-Vel policy to sell these products on Ebay or Amazon. If they get caught, their selling privileges will be taken away for good. I had a friend who did this and is no longer selling on Ebay.

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  4. I tried this product to help my daughter’s friend get started. I thought the product was living up to its name for the first couple of weeks “during the 8 week experience”. Unfortunately, the results taper off, or at least did in my case, and I heard that from others. As for the DFT patch, I cannot really find anything about the effectiveness. Some information is out there, but not straightforward. I personally think it is a form of advertising. Perfect way to advertise if you ask me.
    I also decided to give promoting a try. I just don’t have the “pushiness” in me even though it supposedly sells itself. It is expensive unless, of course, you also sell. That is their goal.
    I have read numerous comparisons with other products and I think I would rather just buy a good product and not worry about all the MLM tied to it.

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    • Hey Joanne,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      What I’ve found with a lot of MLM companies is they can not (really) back up their claims. They essentially get a generic product, add some ‘proprietary’ ingredients and market the heck out of it. So I think it’s odd how ‘coincidentally’ ALL MLM companies in the health and wellness niche have the “secret”. They don’t.

      I’m not saying this is always the case but it certainly does happen within the MLM world a lot.

      And you are not alone there. The products do not sell themselves in ANY company. The only people who truly make it in MLM are those who live and breathe it. They sell to their family, friends, their friends and family- anyone willing to listen. So everyone becomes a prospect. And unless you are willing to push the product and bizopp down their throat good luck.

      I personally think there are way better ways to build a business. Such as affiliate marketing for example, where you sell products online that people actually want to buy. Products that are competitive on price, products with many good reviews from regular people (AKA non-distributors), products that are not attached to any bizopp.

      Anyways, thank you for commenting and all the best going forward. Cheers

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    • I have been with Le-Vel since October of 2017 and LOVE the company and the products have changed my life! Oh, the products work if you do them correctly and people who say they do not feel anything, they are doing the products wrong. It is so important to follow directions to the “T” and not do any caffeine and drink plenty of water. No weight loss product can do magic, but if someone doesn’t want to follow directions, than the products will not work.

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      • To say someone is “doing something wrong” if the products do not work is ignorant and clearly drank the kool-aid. Everyone’s bodies react differently.

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      • Saying that you can’t have any caffeine is incorrect as well. I’ve been with this company off and on since 2014. I’ve had caffeine while using the products and have had no issues, they still work as intended. I am also not sensitive to caffeine, so it could also depend on each person and their caffeine tolerance. I would let people decide that for themselves and not try to tell them one way or the other since their body may react differently than yours or mine.

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      • The ingredients have caffeine and stimulants naturally in them. That isn’t factored into the caffeine on the label. Of course it works. Those ingredients are the natural energy its a way to say caffeine without calling it that and the fda doesn’t require they tell you that.

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  5. Hey. Just wanted to say that whereas you may be able to find the products on Amazon, the act is actually a breach of the promoter contract. If Le-Vel discovers a promoter is selling products via Amazon and other similar sites, their account will be terminated. It’s stated in the terms, in several places, that it is prohibited as the company is a direct sales company that believes in one-on-one interaction with customers.

    And as far as not finding anything but a login page when clicking around, this is because in order to purchase from Le-Vel you need a FREE customer account. It’s like shopping at Costco or BJ’s, you need your membership cards. And you don’t need a promoter or current customer to get you an account, but it is preferred. By using an existing customer or promoter (which can easily be found on Twitter or Facebook), you’re helping that individual grow which helps support their families.

    I know the above statements are true as I just read the terms myself earlier today. I have several friends that do Le-Vel, and I’m considering becoming a promoter myself.

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  6. I actually was just introduced to this company. I personally believe that you could sell a hollow rock if you are a go getter that will do what it takes to be successful. Alot of people will just sign on to something thinking the money will just pour in… Sadly that is not the case ..this is a business opportunity. I haven’t decided if i will pursue this or not. if nothing else , when in doubt go with what you are good at. I love fitness health and sharing that with others. So this could be right up my alley however it doesn’t stop there for me. I have already started my own thing without any attached affiliations on social media just to help the un motivated. Do what you truly love , that is where you will be most successful and be prepared for long days and late nights because it is not easy and will not come to you over night. I wish you all the best in your successful futures.

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  7. The fact that the product on eBay/Amazon only says that the company is not policing this aspect of the business. In article 4.17, it states specifically: “Promoters are strictly prohibited from selling Le-Vel products on Ebay/Amazon or any similar third party auction site or
    sales site, even if offered at Le-Vel’s suggested retail price. Le-Vel products are intended for direct-to-consumer sales and
    should not be sold online through non-direct sales channels. Such sales dilute our valuable trademarks and diminish the
    opportunities of Le-Vel Promoters by competing in a non-direct sales channel with our Promoters. This activity also goes
    beyond the license we have given to our Promoters, therefore such use constitutes an unauthorized use of our
    trademarks. Promoters who violate this policy will have their accounts temporarily suspended without pay and may be
    subject to having their Promotership terminated.”.

    These distributors are selling the product illegally on these auction sites, and risk losing their promoterships if they are caught by the company.

    Many direct sales companies have specific clauses in their policies & procedures that prohibit the selling of their products on these sites. But unless the companies take action against these “rogue” distributors, there’s nothing stopping them from selling on these sites. It seriously de-values the products and the company’s name by allowing these “rogues” to pawn products on the auction sites.

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  8. What is Jason Camper and Paul Gravette’ experience? I read that they have been in the field for 41 years combined . but in what capacity?

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    • I’m not entirely sure to be honest, just Google their names and do some digging. I’m sure there is info on this somewhere.

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      • “I’m sure there is info on this somewhere.” Don’t you think this is something you ought to have looked into before posting this recommendation? I’ve been trying to dig into these guys all morning and I can’t find any information on them that isn’t sponsored by them. Why is there no Wikipedia article on them? Why are there multiple instances of DMCA takedowns on reviews criticizing their products and practices? Are these questions not important to you when considering creating a post like this?

        I don’t jump on hype trains easily, and I feel like if I’m to start selling these products to friends and family or even compete strangers, I want to be able to look them in the eye and answer the hard questions instead of hiding behind the pitch. Does that make sense, or am I just being too idealistic?

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        • Hi Josh,

          Fair call, but I’m not ‘recommending’ this program to anyone. I’ve simply shown people what it’s about in the most objective way possible, so people can make their own mind up. I go to a lot of effort with the content I publish, but I do not and cannot always go into every detail.

          That being said, I agree that it does seem difficult to find this info so I did some research on this. Here’s a couple of article by a blog I know is not endorsing this company:

          http://behindmlm.com/companies/le-vel-review-lifestyle-capsules-and-patches/
          http://behindmlm.com/companies/le-vel/le-vel-sue-blogger-demand-review-be-taken-down/

          Behindmlm’s articles are unbiased, objective and high quality in my opinion, so that may be worth checking out. There’s not a huge amount of background info in those though, but if you haven’t read either of them, they will definitely give you some more insight into the company in general.

          I did some further research, and I did find some background info on these guys as shown below.

          Jason Camper:
          – President of isXperia which launched in 2007
          – CEO of POWDRemix which launched in 2011 and appears to have flopped (https://rushprnews.com/index.php?/2011/12/31/jason-camper-launches-powdremix) It appears as though in 2011, he touted 15 years of experience, which means he began in network marketing back in 1996. I have been unable to find any further information about his business dealings prior to 2011 though, so I can’t give you any specifics.

          Paul Gravette:
          – Co-founded DrinkACT in 2005 with Mark McKnight (http://www.globalsuccessmentor.com/drinkact-com.htm)
          – Founded Cal Nutra Sciences in 2009 (http://www.npros.com/dir/cal-nutrasciences/) (start date was a best guess based on a combination of articles)
          – Decided to can CNI and roll it into a new startup named Xyngular in 2010 which he co-founded with Ray Grim (http://mlm.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=29236)
          – Co-founded Le-vel Thrive in 2013

          That’s pretty much the extent of what I found. Keep in mind that I found this though my own research, and I am not claiming this as fact. It is correct to the best of my knowledge, but there may be inaccuracies. If you, or anyone reading this, has any more information then please do let me know.

          Lastly, it’s good to want to be sure of something before you promote it, absolutely. I think this is a very good thing actually and I’d be the same if I was considering promoting this. I always make sure I believe in something wholeheartedly before I promote it so I can understand where you are coming from.

          Either way, I hope this this helps with your research. Cheers

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  9. The leader of the cult is Jason Camper who lives at [privacy edit]

    This guy dropped out of college for [inappropriate comment removed] – so he overcompensates in some obvious ways. What a joke. And his wife [inappropriate comment removed] which I guess makes sense considering her upbringing.

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    • Hi Jason,

      I get that you are annoyed at the company/ founders for whatever reasons and I certainly don’t censor strong opinions. However, this comment borderlines on slanderous so I could not rightfully publish it without censoring.

      I haven’t actually published a ‘comment policy’ yet, but basically anything that is slanderous towards another person/s to this extent, breaches privacy and/or is off topic won’t get published. Again, opposing opinions are totally fine (welcome in fact) but I can’t see how an outright attack on someone helps my readers.

      You may disagree, but either way thank you for understanding and all the best.

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