The average American spends $40,000 in a lifetime on supplements, so it’s no wonder why companies like Xyngular hopped on that train and are successful. And maybe you thought you could be successful selling their products.
So, should you become a Xyngular distributor?
That’s a personal decision. Xyngular distributors do seem to earn more money than most others involved with other MLM companies. However, Xyngular’s products contain potentially dangerous ingredients and are very expensive.
Let’s take a closer look to see what Xyngular is all about and whether or not you should join them!
Xyngular is a health and wellness-focused MLM company that was started in 2009 by a guy named Marc Walker.
Walker has been a part of multiple (very successful) multi-level marketing companies prior to this one’s inception, which shows he probably has some knowledge about what he’s doing and is likely to lead this company into financial success.
Xyngular also brings in over $100 million in revenue, which is another reason why many believe this company is here to stay.
Their products are actively selling through consultants in 27 different countries. They’re really similar to companies like Vasayo.
Their goal is to change (for the better) everyone’s health, wealth, and life, which they aim to accomplish through their “Way of Health” and “Way of Wealth.”
So, let’s take a look at what they sell – Xyngular’s “Way of Health.”
What Do They Sell?
Xyngular sells health and wellness products to help people get healthier, feel better, and lose weight.
You can buy any of their products individually, but they recommend purchasing one of their four main systems to get you started:
- Trim Down Trio
I had to chat with a customer service rep online to find out how much each of those systems cost, since it wasn’t clearly listed on their products page (which I found very odd).
This is what I found out: to be able to purchase a product (even just as a customer), you have to create an account. There are three types of accounts you can get started with:
- Distributor: $49.95 per year fee, which allows you to purchase products at a wholesale price and earn commissions
- Member: $14.95 per year fee, which allows you to purchase at wholesale prices
- Retail: no fee, but you purchase at full retail price
And if you want to sign up as a retail customer because you just want to buy their products, you can’t do that online – you have to call their customer service line. And still, the customer service reps will find a sponsor for you to enroll under.
You can, however, sign up as either a member or a distributor online, and likewise you will have to enroll under a sponsor.
Now, let’s take a look at what each of those four systems includes.
The “ultimate” system is the most expensive of the four and contains the most products.
It claims to address all 15 places where most diets fail – the 15 reasons why you can’t lose weight.
It begins with an 8-day jumpstart course – more on that in a little bit – and promises that you will be able to see weight loss results in 30 days.
They claim this one is the best bang for your buck because you get the most effective combination of health and weight loss products. It includes:
- Global Blend
- Lean Vanilla
- Lean Chocolate
- Advanced Omega
- Shaker Bottle
It also gives you a $100 credit towards your next purchase.
If you just signed up with a retail account, you would have to pay the suggested retail price for this kit, which is a whopping $659.
Keep in mind that they’re known for having overpriced supplements – it’s one of their trademarks.
Xyngular’s Ignite system has most of what you’ll find in the Ultimate kit, minus four products. It includes:
- Global Blend
- Advanced Omega
- Shaker Bottle
Like the ultimate kit, it claims that you’ll see results within 30 days, and it begins with an 8-day jumpstart program.
Which is convenient, seeing as this kit only gives you 8 days worth of product for an astounding $419. Which, by the way, is more expensive than the average monthly cost of a personal trainer.
Xyngular’s core system is their introductory system, having only five products and being much cheaper than the other two we just mentioned. It includes:
Even though it only contains five products, it still costs a shocking $287.
Trim Down Trio
This option isn’t like the other systems, whose products focus on losing weight, curbing appetite, improving sleep, and boosting overall energy levels. This focuses mainly on slimming down.
It is offered in two flavors: chocolate and vanilla.
This system includes:
You would think that, for only three items, this would be significantly cheaper than the others – maybe around $100. Nope, guess again. It costs $216.
What is the 8-day challenge
The 8 day jumpstart, or the 8 day challenge, is a key part of some of Xyngular’s systems – and chances are you will notice real results from it really quickly. But don’t get too excited, that’s actually not a good thing.
Basically, the eight day challenge is where you essentially starve yourself by not eating enough calories.
The breakdown is this:
- Day One: Protein Day
- Day Two: Protein Day
- Day Three: Eating Day
- Day Four: Protein Day
- Day Five: Eating Day
- Day Six: Protein Day
- Day Seven: Eating Day
- Day Eight: Protein Day
Protein days are where you drink three lean shakes as your meals and you get to eat a maximum of 12 ounces of protein. That’s it.
Eating days are where you get a lean shake and the Global Blend for breakfast, a 500 calorie lunch, and only protein for dinner.
So, it’s easy to see how you could lose weight by eating so little. One website estimated the maximum calories you would get on an eating day would be 1,300 (if you followed their rules), and on protein-only days, you’d be ingesting a measly 800 calories max.
Is It Safe?
Aside from their not-so-safe eight-day challenge, are Xyngular products safe to use?
Well, according to a lot of customers, there have been many complaints of negative side effects like nausea, bloating, feeling “off,” and heart-racing.
Xyngular’s products have not been evaluated by the FDA, and they claim that if you’re pregnant or under the care of a physician (among other things), you should check with your doctor before using their products.
But besides their less-than-comforting words, is there any potential validity to customers’ complaints?
Well, some of Xyngular’s products have DMAA, a compound banned in countries like Canada because it’s potentially dangerous. It has the potential to cause things like heart attacks, strokes, and death.
If that wasn’t enough, the supplement Xyng has synephrine, which is found (in low quantities) in bitter orange. Synephrine has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events, and it’s one of the things Herbalife got cited for by the FDA.
Some people also make claims about it curing diseases (including things like diverticulitis). But the company does formally discourage distributors from making those claims (because they’re false), and that’s good to see.
How Do You Make Money?
The main way you start off earning money with Xyngular is by purchasing products at the discounted price and then selling them for the retail price, pocketing the difference.
You can also refer potential customers to your Xyngular site where they purchase products at retail price. Then Xyngular would give you the difference between the SRP and the member price as your commission.
You can also earn money with your first four “levels” through their rapid rewards program, which is a complicated commission plan. Thankfully, the company has put out this video which makes it a bit easier to understand:
They also offer a Quick Start bonus, which means that within your first 30 days, if you generate 120 PV in sales and help four others in your team do the same, you earn $100.
They also offer a (complicated) unilevel commission plan, where you earn a certain amount of money off of the first 8 tiers of your downline.
So, to put it simply, you can make money by selling products at full retail price and by earning a commission off your recruited downline.
How Much Can You Make?
Most people in MLM companies earn very little, and there’s no exception here.
According to Xyngular’s income summary, over 78% of distributors in 2018 were at the first rank, where the lowest income was, not surprisingly, $1, and the average monthly income was $69. And only about 5.5% of all distributors earned an average of more than $1,000 per month.
So, how much you can make depends on a lot of factors, but most likely, you won’t be earning enough to make ends meet, unless you are putting in lots of effort.
Summing It Up
The decision of whether or not you should become a Xyngular distributor is a personal choice.
There are many people out there who want to lose weight and who want to see fast results, which Xyngular may be able to give.
The problem is that a lot of people who lose weight on their program end up gaining it back, and start a vicious cycle of losing and gaining weight. Not to mention, based on what I’ve seen, their products appear to contain ingredients that may not agree with some people or if taken in too high doses.
If money is more your concern, then Xyngular distributors do seem to be able to earn a little more than other network marketing companies – although personally I think there are better ones to sign up for than this.
Either way, hopefully this article has helped you make an informed decision!