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Very unhealthy and expensive. This is a cash grabbing company and I'm telling these losers to stop selling me more fraud products. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. HLF Russell Component. Federal Trade Commission and the state of Illinois. My father use this shake for control blood sugar.

198 Herbalife Consumer Reviews and Complaints


A link has directed you to this review. Its location on this page may change next time you visit. The products were manufactured in September, expiring September - in the next few days. Mistakenly, the agent ordered 3 out off the 5 products wrong. I asked the agent to exchange this, but they had no access to a phone so I had to call herbal life myself.

When I called, the lady who answered the phone had no appetite to help. She just told me to give to tell the agent to sell the items to someone else. I tried to explain that the agent is km away. She said sorry there's no return policy, you will have to make a plan and ended the call. So I want to know what kind of business is this where customers are treated like this and sold expired products.

Obviously there's no way I will use up a moisturizer and finish it in 1 week. It's really very bad experience, whereas during purchase they take responsibility that it's good for health and it's not medicine.

They says it's food, but will gain weight if we stop using it. They don't care if you gain weight after using, only suggestion is to take it for 1 more time and place order, if we ask for refund they start showing true colors by asking weight pictures.

How can they think everyone should take weight pictures every day. But really bad service at Hyderabad whom I contact by WhatsApp. My advice is please don't waste your amount by believing them.

I have used Herbalife for the last weeks and lost 8lbs in weight as well as reduced other measures. I strictly followed the plan given and started to go back to the gym most days before work. For me, I needed a kick start, after getting myself into bad habits with eating and being lazy after work, all triggered by a health issue. I found the products to be expensive and I found the referral system to get your products cheaper, another name for a pyramid scheme which is illegal in some countries.

I found my rep to be polite and had no issues with him and the products combined with my new found fitness regime worked. But, I do think it comes down to the same old adage, if you're going to lose weight, you need to make some healthy lifestyle choices, review what you eat, eat healthy, drink less alcohol and exercise a lot more.

I think I could have achieved the same results without the products. I ended up going to Holland and Barrett and buying the equivalent - i. Protein shakes I am reviewing but I won't buy at full price again from Herbalife and I won't be convincing others to get it through me so I can get my already overpriced supplies slightly cheaper.

If you're going to use this product, give it a trial run, everyone is different. Otherwise, don't waste your money. I've just join this company to work for someone else as my job and my supervisor looped hole me into business and making me a business scandal. He made me want me to advertise these products thinking they are the best in the world when people are pretending are excellent when they just cheated it out with regular food in their lives.

I've tried it myself for a month nearly 2 months and horribly hated it over time. They think it works on me, NO way it never and including the people I'm trying to promote on the street and the supervisor told me not to sell anything about Herbalife.

Useless he say so but it's not working if people could like to know the company and the products first before they sign up. This company is terrible for people who have or not have working jobs in Australia or in the world because basically you're just wasting all your money or saving for all buying these expensive and never work products even it's at the highest rating but it's never worked on me so this is the biggest mistake of my life.

This is a cash grabbing company and I'm telling these losers to stop selling me more fraud products. The more they fraud other people in the streets, they get more better awards or achievement for being manipulating others and even friends to donate money to them for the best and from random people that they getting off from rejected application and everyone.

I'll stop working for these busts forever because this basically doesn't work even advertising around the streets by words and putting down the ad posters everywhere I go even on any social media. I never made any money from these idiots and my supervisor never explains enough about how to get clients and made excuses when he phone people about the company when they are in voicemail.

These Herbalife staff members manipulation idiots just pretending that the products working on them giving great life when they don't have proper self control, plus I've tried the products, it's sucks and never changed my life in 60 days ago but same old person as before. Just have anger issues with using Herbalife products. Remember these Herbalife products don't change people's life, they just made it worse by forcing them by buying more and more of these expensive and never works even exercising or workout.

What real thing that a fit normal person would have a much better workout and eating the right foods without Herbalife because they have much better self control by not getting involved with them.

I started Herbalife in March I was 21 years old. I took it for about months. I developed back problems. One day it was so bad, the pain of walking made me feel paralyzed. I had to leave work and take myself to the hospital. It's been 1 year and I haven't used the products since. It works with weight loss, sure, but the pains it brings isn't worth it. Now I have a ton of this product in my house, never touching it again. It's just spoiling away in a shelf somewhere.

My doctors do not recommend. And another thing that won't go away? The people who sold it to me. They keep texting me to this day about new Herbalife products. I'm not buying it. For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs. I tried the weight loss programme a couple of years ago.

With exercise I did lose weight. I had to stop products as I had bad cramps after a couple of months. I assume it's to do with the intake of milk. A then close friend of mine was a seller, once he found out that I found someone locally selling Herbalife, rather than being happy I was trying this product he stopped talking to me.

The lady I used was found on the Herbalife website. She came, took my measurements and weighed me. I made a note of all measurements for myself. She came out almost each week to check up on me. Then after 4 weeks sent me my progress, entering a larger weight to start off with showing a big loss, she was very happy for me and thought continuing product will help me further.

When I corrected her she said she made a mistake, but still by continuing the products will help me lose weight. After the cramps got worse, I stopped Herbalife.

After 2 years now, I see on Instagram and other social media all these different programmes they offer now. The breakfast plan, free trial they send you some sachets of shake and small sachets of tea. I had now gained weight and thought rather than purchasing 2 big tubs of shake I'd ease myself into with the breakfast shakes. I again had cramps, went to the doctors was told maybe it was the milk.

That she will get more tea sent out to me. As the almond milk worked better for me. I decided to go all out and place a weight loss program order. I placed order on the Sunday, sent her a text to let her know. She replied to say she will get product out asap. Wednesday came I still had nothing. By now I am talking myself out of this whole healthy thing we know it take motivation to want to lose weight. Thursday I have message her asking where the products are. I was told she was still waiting on them.

She replied that's fine send her my bank details as she will need to process refund now because in the evening she was going on holiday for 2 weeks. I tried another seller and was told as I've used someone else before I can't use them. Now 2 months later messaged and placed an order. She had the nerve to call me and say I wanted to check your definitely going to use the product and not cancel again Well I again have paid for postage so ask her to post products to me was a Thursday so I can start on Monday.

She told me that's fine. She will come and see me Monday today to take measurements and have a chat, and that I can drop her off at her house so I can see where she lives in-case I ever need to know. Monday morning I get a text saying she hopes I have an amazing week, and how she will bring the products with her after 4 pm!

I've replied saying I thought we agreed they would get posted so I can start today, she replied saying she sent products to her friend and royal mail have lost them and she should've messaged me to let know she wasn't posting them. It feels like all the seller want is your money. I have expressed how annoyed I am. As there's always something. Wish me luck if these product's turn up. I requested a refund from Herbalife due to the fact I had an adverse reaction to their products.

I'm being told it takes up to 4 weeks to do a refund. How in the world is this possible when it only takes them a few seconds to debit your account when you become a member. They received their product back a week ago and I haven't heard anything else from them. This company is very shady and their distributors are no better.

They push these products and make you believe that they are best products in the world. They lie like a rug to get you to purchase them.

The distributors are wolves in sheep clothing. I will never ever do business with this company again. I lost 13 pounds in 3 months.

I changed my lifestyle. No diets so I was not hungry or without energy. I started using Herbalife products before. I never thought it worked but now I can only recommend it.

Be warned and do not believe the 30 day money back guarantee that they advertise as this is completely untrue. I bought the products and used them for a week but throughout I had a reaction to them and suffered massive stomach pains, I was very unwell and my doctor advised me to stop taking them.

I am still waiting for my refund and she now refuses to give me my money back, I have called the customer services number and no one got back to me after they said 48 hours. This is literally the worst experience I have had. The products themselves are also very dangerous so take them with caution, there are so many ingredients in there that don't even make sense, you are better off following the body reset diet which is natural smoothies which are a balanced meal none of this radioactive crap!!

I found this product to be extremely helpful. I have a motor neuron disease and am physically unable to maintain exercise programs due to other health issues, including epidermolysis bullosa simplex and PCOS etc. None of the diets recommended by doctors or specialists were having any results. I spoke to a nutritionist and a weight specialist and they both said they were sorry, but it seemed that I could survive on a peanut and there was little hope to lose weight.

These diets and processes were costly and disappointing. I decided to try this product after the birth of my child, it was breastfeeding friendly and instead of gaining a kg per week as on other diet programmes, I lost a kg per week.

I had so much energy and felt great. I have had to stop purchasing this product however as it is not affordable. If you have the income to support it, it's fantastic.

Worth every penny if you can afford it. But I watched others without my health issues shed easily 10 kg in the first month and feel great for it. I found the consultant I dealt with to be money oriented and it made me uncomfortable.

I later met another consultant that was lovely and in the business for the right reasons. This fellow in totally unprofessional, arrogant, ill-mannered. He is a cheat of the highest degree and sells these products at very exorbitant rates compared to other associates. If confronted, never returns them.

Even forcefully sells its products and hardly picks the phone when tried to return them. These Herbalife guys are cheats. Product is good but the associates are very cunning and money minded. I gave money for a product with one associate in Bangalore and he never delivered the product.

I stopped the product itself and moved to Amway. Else you need to be an associate yourself but it is not worth it. I have done business with Herbalife for many years. Their customer service has gone way downhill in the last year.

My credit card company kept blocking my order so I tried to change the card on Herbalife's system but it did not work on the recording. I was told that it could not be changed. The order was blocked five more times. Herbalife did not even call to let me know. I finally got them to change it but the next month they used my old card and the result was it was blocked again.

You would think I could get help. I waited 30 minutes for a supervisor who then changed the card but I was told my order would take a while to get. They refused to send it out in a quicker way even though it was their fault. I am considering using another company. Thanks for letting me air this complaint. Herbalife is a good product. The formula one, which is your meal supplement, taste more like smoothie than a diet shake.

In overall the products are of good quality. If you take as recommended you should have results. I lost 40lbs my first round, it is a lifestyle change but the results are great. The people who sell it can be a bit pushy but if you overlook that and get to know the products offered you can understand why it has been in business over 30 years. I tried to support my friend by buying some product. She was close to throwing all her products away since she could not sell it.

She spent thousands of dollars and was stuck with the inventory. As for me, I had rectal bleeding for 2 days. I went to my doctor and he couldn't figure out why and we decided to go back to the same diet before Herbalife and my rectal bleeding went away. I told my friend and she did not believe me and gave me some meal replacement. I was reluctant to take it but tried it again. After two days I was urinating blood and my hemorrhoids returned.

I broke out with blisters on my lips. My friend who sold me the product told me her aunt was urinating blood as well so I don't think it was a coincidence.

Please avoid this product as much as possible. I need urgently to be help by Herbalife USA as my membership is from there, when I came to South Africa try changing address and send all documents necessary but they insisted that I need it IRS number which I don't have here.

So just like that no more option were given to do transfer. And now I'm about to lose even the faculty to buy because they ask me to listen to a training in the Training Center with we don't have access in this location. So no more Herbalife for me??? It's incredible after almost 12 years of giving to a company.

I was Get Team and this situation only discourages us to try building a business here as was no point. I have always defend Herbalife as I had so good time in Latino America but sad to see a lot of what is sale to promote business as wild wide opportunity is not true!!!

I bought some products online from Herbal Canada distributor and I didn't receive it for long period of time hours base on the site. In the web, there isn't any option for contact like fishing sites except an email address never heard back.

When I called main office in Montreal, they couldn't do anything and they confess they don't have any authority or power to do anything.

I strongly recommend to prevent putting your time, money and mind on pressure for nothing. I was kg after 2 months, lost 14kg. My father use this shake for control blood sugar. His body weight is idle, only controls blood sugar.

It means there is no side effect in this product. Herbalife products are very good for my family. Herbalife has decent shakes and their teas are good, but the group of people in this business are immature and uneducated! They are selfish and it is all about making money for themselves and not to actually help people with their health issues.

In a West Virginia class action suit Mey v. More specifically, the plaintiffs' complaint alleges that several of Herbalife International's distributors used pre-recorded telephone messages and autodialers to contact prospective customers in violation of the TCPA's prohibition of such practices. Herbalife management insisted they have meritorious defenses in both cases and that, in the West Virginia case, any such distributor actions also went against Herbalife's own policies.

Management also contends that any adverse legal outcomes Herbalife might suffer would not significantly affect their financial condition, particularly since they have already set aside an amount that they "believe represents the likely outcome of the resolution of these disputes". As of April , a series of commercials featuring a large red animated fox advertising home-based business opportunities has been running on American television. The advertisements direct viewers to a website that allows them to purchase a "success kit".

The kit also provides no information about how the business opportunity works. These advertisements have been found to be run by independent Herbalife distributors, as a method of recruiting new downline distributors. A settlement resolved a class action suit on behalf of 8, former and current distributors who accused the company and distributors of "essentially running a pyramid scheme. Einhorn said the short had been closed before the end of On December 20, , Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital presented a series of arguments outlining why his firm believed that Herbalife operates a "sophisticated pyramid scheme".

Ackman claimed that Herbalife distributors "primarily obtain their monetary benefits from recruitment rather than the sale of goods and services to consumers. Herbalife operates with the highest ethical and quality standards, and our management and our board are constantly reviewing our business practices and products. Herbalife also hires independent, outside experts to ensure our operations are in full compliance with laws and regulations.

Herbalife is not an illegal pyramid scheme. Herbalife also countered that Ackman based his accusations on a misunderstanding of the company's distributor base.

At an investor conference in January , the company released results of a Nielsen Research International survey showing 73 percent of Herbalife distributors never intended to make money by reselling the product. Instead, they wanted to buy products at a discount for personal use. Shortly thereafter, Icahn bought shares of Herbalife Intl.

As Icahn continued to buy up HLF shares, the stock price continued to show strength. In March , Federal prosecutors and the FBI revealed that they were investigating whether or not individuals paid by Ackman and otherwise had made false statements about Herbalife's business model to regulators and others in order to lower the company's stock price and influence authorities to conduct an investigation.

In November , Ackman closed out his short position replacing it with a less aggressive put option. In March , the FTC opened an investigation into Herbalife in response to calls from consumer groups and members in both houses of Congress. We are confident that Herbalife is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The documentary Betting on Zero is about Herbalife, exploring the allegation from Bill Ackman that the company is a pyramid scheme and personal stories of Herbalife distributors who have lost their life savings due to the company.

Filmmaker Ted Braun says that he "was making a film that looked at all sides," but believes that "the company instructed them [current Herbalife distributors] not to talk. Oliver criticises Herbalife for its exploitation of Latino communities, [] and overstatement of their product's health benefits.

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