Herbalife - "Cell-U-Loss" and "Total Control" ??

  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 19, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    A friend of mine was an Herbalife salesman but stopped recently and gave me a bunch of his left over product. He gave me a Multivitamin complex which is obvious but there are a few things that I'm not sure what they are - wondering if anyone else has heard of them and/or tried them?

    Cell-U-Loss: Dietary Supplement. Contains 83mg Vitamin C, 77 mg Calcium, 1 mg Iron and 99mg Potassium. It's supposed to help fat cells break down easier or something?

    Total Control: "Promotes Weight Loss, Boosts Metabolism, Builds Energy." Contains 50mg Calcium, 84mg of Caffeine and 479mg of an Herbal Blend which includes "Dried Green Tea Extract (leaves), Dried Ginger Extract (root), Dried Theobroma cacao Extract (seeds), Dried Yerba Mate Extract (leaves), Astragalus (root), Celery (seeds), Fennel (seeds), Hawthorne Berry (fruit), Licorice (root), Marshmallow (root), Parsley (leaves), Suma (root), Dried Cinnamon Extract (bark), Alfalfa (leaves).

    Cell Activator: I don't have this one in front of me to describe.

    Heard of these before?
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    Feb 19, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    mlitsonata saidA friend of mine was an Herbalife salesman but stopped recently and gave me a bunch of his left over product. He gave me a Multivitamin complex which is obvious but there are a few things that I'm not sure what they are - wondering if anyone else has heard of them and/or tried them?

    Cell-U-Loss: Dietary Supplement. Contains 83mg Vitamin C, 77 mg Calcium, 1 mg Iron and 99mg Potassium. It's supposed to help fat cells break down easier or something?

    Total Control: "Promotes Weight Loss, Boosts Metabolism, Builds Energy." Contains 50mg Calcium, 84mg of Caffeine and 479mg of an Herbal Blend which includes "Dried Green Tea Extract (leaves), Dried Ginger Extract (root), Dried Theobroma cacao Extract (seeds), Dried Yerba Mate Extract (leaves), Astragalus (root), Celery (seeds), Fennel (seeds), Hawthorne Berry (fruit), Licorice (root), Marshmallow (root), Parsley (leaves), Suma (root), Dried Cinnamon Extract (bark), Alfalfa (leaves).

    Cell Activator: I don't have this one in front of me to describe.

    Heard of these before?



    No disrespect but Herbalife is nothing but a HUMONGOUS SCAM
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 19, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    Crap, I don't know anything about the company but I don't think my friend would have given these to me if he thought there was a problem with them. Are they dangerous? How is it a scam?

    I'm going to have to look into this more before I take these.
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    Feb 19, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    Herbalife is one of the multi-level marketing things. Basically a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes have to sell something in order to keep things legal and not attract attention from law enforcement.

    So I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the actual Herbalife supplements, but I'm quite certain it's nothing more special than the generic weight loss products you find at the supermarket. It's very likely a white label supplement with Herbalife's own label slapped on it.

    Also, don't waste your time/money on over the counter diet pills. They don't work. Reading the ingredients you listed, it sounds more like a spice for cooking, and not any type of nutritional supplement. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    xrichx saidHerbalife is one of the multi-level marketing things. Basically a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes have to sell something in order to keep things legal and not attract attention from law enforcement.

    So I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the actual Herbalife supplements, but I'm quite certain it's nothing more special than the generic weight loss products you find at the supermarket. It's very likely a white label supplement with Herbalife's own label slapped on it.

    Also, don't waste your time/money on over the counter diet pills. They don't work. Reading the ingredients you listed, it sounds more like a spice for cooking, and not any type of nutritional supplement. icon_biggrin.gif


    So I can grind it up and put in my salad for a little extra flavor? lol. I have no intention of buying it in the future and I got these for free, but good to know. I'm guessing the pyramid thing is the whole reason he left. The multivitamin looks pretty standard, so I'll take those at least. Thanks icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 19, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Herbalife kind of reminds me of the old days of Amway- it seems the only people salesmen have to hock their products are their friends and acquaintances. A friend that sells Herbalife is the kind of friend you pretend you are not home when you see them coming up your walk.
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    Feb 20, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Throw em in the garbage. Thats what they are worth.

    I'd recommend not talking or asking about Herbalife, Amway, or anything you see advertised on QVC, unless it's with biting sarcasm.

    Just sayin.
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 20, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidHerbalife kind of reminds me of the old days of Amway- it seems the only people salesmen have to hock their products are their friends and acquaintances. A friend that sells Herbalife is the kind of friend you pretend you are not home when you see them coming up your walk.


    For some reason he never tried to sell the stuff to me while he was working for them. Not sure why. Maybe he didn't think I would be interested (probably, since I'm only now trying to make a change) or maybe part of him didn't like the pyramid aspect of it and felt bad trying to sell to friends. Either way, he's still a good friend of mine and I wont look down on him for trying something.
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    Feb 20, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidThrow em in the garbage. Thats what they are worth.

    I'd recommend not talking or asking about Herbalife, Amway, or anything you see advertised on QVC, unless it's with biting sarcasm.

    Just sayin.


    Agreed. Didn't know Herbalife was an Amway like thing until this thread, thought it was just another product line.
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    Feb 20, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    Herbalife has been around for decades. If it was a scam or were worthless products, then it would have died years ago.

    And don't discount all of the ingredients.

    Vitamin C has been linked to weight loss. VitC has a direct correlation in fax oxidation in the body.

    Calcium has been shown to help in reducing the production of fat cells.

    Green Tea is an appetite suppressant.

    Caffeine is an obvious stimulant

    Ginger has many help benefits from anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, calming of the stomach, assisting in protein synthesis.

    Theobroma cacao Extract have anti-oxidant properties

    Yerba Mate is a stimulant

    Astralagus supports the immune system

    Celery seeds act as a diuretic which may help flush out toxins in the body

    Fennel seeds can help in digestion and act as an appetite suppressant

    Hawthorn berry supports blood pressure

    LIcorice root has various health benefits

    Marshmallow root acts as an appetite suppressant

    Suma help the immune system

    Cinnamon has anti-oxidant properties and helps control glucose levels

    Alfalfa has numerous health benefits