Multilevel Marketing Project
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Since 1980, I have investigated more than 100 multilevel (MLM) companies marketing health products. My earlier investigations were done by obtaining distributor kits and analyzing company literature. In 1997, I began examining claims on headquarters Web sites.
Headquarters Web Sites
During the next few years, as time permits, I will focus on the health-related claims on MLM company web sites and posting my evaluations on MLM Watch. So far we have located official sites for 2Xtreme Performance International, 4Life, Achievers Unlimited, Advantage International, Advocare, AIM, Alive International, All That's Natural, Alliance Technology International, Alpine Industries, American Longevity, AmeriSciences, Amway, Annása, Arbonne International, Awareness Corporation, Bel'Air, Bimini Essentials, Biometics, BIOPRO Technology, Bodies Best International, Body Wise, BodyExtreme, Brain Garden, Cell Tech, Changes International, E. Excel International, Easy Way, EcoQuest International, Eden River, Eniva, Enrich International, Enviro-Tech International, E'OLA International, Equinox International,, Family Health Network, Forever Living Products International, ForMore International, FreeLife International, FutureMart, Gano Excel, Global Wellness Club, Golden Neo-Life Diamite International, Dynamite Marketing, Health Dyamics Research Company, Healthy Steps, Heritage Health Products, Herbalife International, Higher Ideals, Immunotech, Incredible Products, Infinity2, Integris, International Heritage, Jurak Corporation Worldwide, Kaire International, KareMore International, KingsWay, Legacy for Life, Life Dynamics, Life Force International, Life Plus, Life Science Products, Life Sciences Technologies, Lifestyles International, LifeTrends International, Longevity Network Ltd., Mannatech, Market America, Marpé International, Matol Botanical International. Maxxis 2000, Melaleuca, Metabolife International, Monarch Health Sciences, Morinda, MultiPure, National Companies, National Safety Associates, Natural Bodylines, Natural Connections, Natural World, Nature's Gold, Nature's Own, Nature's Sunshine, Nature's Wealth, New Image International, New Sun, New Vision International, Neways International, NexagenUSA, Nikken Industries, Nu Creations, Nu Skin International, NutriCare International, NutriSystem Direct, NutriTech, Nutrition For Life, Oasis Wellness Network, Omnitrition, Oxyfresh Worldwide, Pangea Ltd., Paradigm Health International, Passion Patrties, Pharmalliance, Physicians Research Laboratories, Primequest International, Power-to-Marketing, R-Garden Internationale, RightLife, Qi Technologies, Quantum Leap, Quest IV Health Products, Reliv International, Rexall Showcase International, Royal BodyCare, Sea Energy, Seasilver, SeneGense International, Shaklee Corporation, ShapeRight, Soaring Eagle Ventures, Sparks International, Sportron International, Starlight International, Streamline International, Sunrider International, SupraLife, Sureal International, Symmetry Direct, Symmetry International, Synergy Worldwide, The Art of Better Living, The Coral Connection, The Peoples Network, Tianshi USA Trek Alliance, TriStar, Unique Solutions, USANA, Vaxa International, Viamore, ViSalius Sciences, VisionQuest, VitaBorn, Vitality Corporation, Viva America, Watkins, Waves International, Wellness International, and Youngevity. The ones without hyperlinks have either moved or disappeared since I visited them.
What You Can Do
There are two things you can do to help this project:
- Sites on the above list that are are not hyperlinked have either moved or left the Internet. We are interested in knowing their current URLs.
- If you encounter any other MLM companies offering health-related products, please send me their web addresses. (We are interested only in the headquarters sites, not those of individual distributors.)
- If you have a distributor kit or other MLM product-related literature, videotapes, or audiotapes that you no longer need, please donate it to Quackwatch. My mailing address is Stephen Barrett, MD; Chatham Crossing, Suite 107/208; 11312 U.S. 15 501 North; Chapel Hill, NC 27517. If the shipping cost is several dollars, we will reimburse you, but contact me first.
- If you encounter other sites that provide useful information about the MLM marketplace, please let me know.
This page was revised on January 24, 2007.