Welcome to my Advocare review!
Are you ready to overhaul your body into a more leaner physique, get healthy, or just tone up your flabby body?
AdvoCare has been a well-known company that targets men and women into feeling better about themselves and getting in shape.
This review is based on personal experience and research found through various sources.
Many are skeptical as there have been a dime and a dozen of these companies claiming to get you into shape, take some supplements, eat right, and exercise.
Sounds easy, right?
Let’s take a deep dive into who AdvoCare’s products really offer its consumer, the sales reps gimmicks, and the pricing of these products.
Advocare Review – 24-Day Challenge
Jump-start your body into 24 days of enriching your body into the supplemental and nutritional needs your body required to reach your goals. Whether it’s weight loss, toning your body, gaining weight, etc.
Below are two phases to this challenge with a quick description of what each does.
- Phase I – Cleanse Phase
- Preparation to cleanse, detox, and get rid of harmful and toxic foods, processed junk, sugary madness, and any other unnecessary additives your body does not need.
- Phase II – Max PhaseGearing your body up with the important nutrients that it needs to kick-start a healthy lifestyle while adding critical supplements
- Below is a quick snapshot of what the Cleans Phase looks like
Additional Products: Trim – Active – Well – Performance Elite
- Maybe you’re someone looking to just trim down your physique a bit, AdvoCare offers a large selection of other supplements that allows individuals to manage his or her weight effectively with a balanced diet and exercise.
- Looking to increase your energy while maintaining hydration and your mental focus? Look no more and try the Active line with AdvoCare while on the go. Works great for traveling, sporting events, snacks, and energy drinks.
- Take a peek at the core nutritional value and levels that the Well line has to offer with managing stress, retaining mental drive, and supporting a good digestive system. Between shakes, supplements, and fruit chews; you’ve got all your bases covered.
- Want to bulk up for a lifting competition or just looking to add a little extra weight before going into long-term workout goals? Try the Performance Elite line, it’s bound to add to your enhancement of muscle gain, give your workouts an extra boost, and helps recovery time when workouts are complete.
Like most, many want to know how much AdvoCare costs and whether it works. Well, personally, I did try it and I was a rep selling the products too.
Below is a breakdown of the different types of products, the cost, what’s included, and how much you’re receiving in each item.
To Be a Distributor or Not to be a Distributor
If you want in on AdvoCare and purchase their products, you can only do so by being a distributor (selling person-to-person) or buying from a distributor.
These individuals, groups, or wholesale companies buy a subscription or the license to sell to other consumers based on the MLM (Multi-Level-Marketing) pyramid.
Would you want to purchase products if you could only buy items through another person, wholesales, or distributor? Many are asking how legit this company is and whether I’m being “scammed”.
Let’s be honest, the above table shows how expensive AdvoCare can be, given you do not purchase EVERYTHING listed.
At the same time, you get a feel for how much these products are, how much of the product you’re getting, and how often you may need to continue purchasing your products.
MLM Pyramid – Is it legal?
It shouldn’t be a surprise that AdvoCare and many of its current and past predecessors are considered an MLM company.
It strives and benefits from its customers to market its products and continue amplifying the business.
When consumers set-up themselves up to become independent distributors, these individuals earn commission based on the sales and bonuses from recruiting other individuals under this pyramid.
It’s a difficult sales set-up that not many make much out of it and can quit their normal 9-5 jobs for.
For some, it does work out financially as a part-time job and some can quit their normal jobs and make this commit to this type of work full-time.
For example, as of 2014 there were over 500,000 distributors with 154,000 of those individuals being active.
And of that 154,000, only 2,800 earned more than $10k over the course of a year and only just 300 individuals earned more than $100,000.
Is Advocare Worth the Money, Time, and Will I Get in Shape?
It CAN work but it’s not easy and it takes some individuals quite a few years to get to that point.
Personally, it is quite expensive to start up with this company in losing weight, getting in better shape, etc.
To become a distributor, you’ve got to have the confidence, solid sales experience, and patience.
I’ve sold these products personally, I’ve tried them, and for me, it just was not working.
It was during a time of my life where I did get suckered into it and I never ended up receiving the products I signed up for.
I paid quite a few hundred dollars to start and it put a bad taste in my mouth.
Would I do it again? Probably not.
Complaints from Sales Reps and Consumers of AdvoCare
Without a true review, inquiring minds want to know what others have thought about this company, their vision statement, how well are these sales reps doing, and what do consumers ultimately think about the products?
Did it work?
How did you feel?
Was it worth the money?
Below are a few reviews both positive and negative from the Better Business Bureau.
Complaint: “I purchase products; they made me ill. I requested a refund; Distributor Newton said, “you will get money when I give it to you.” He yelled; hung up.
I purchased products in the amount of $86.12. The products made me ill. I requested a refund with ********, but because items were purchased through Distributor ******* Newton’s web site, they needed his authorization to initiate refund. I explained this to him over the course of three days- calling him, texting him, FB inboxing him, and calling him with an ******** Rep on the phone. He hung up in both our faces after hanging up in my face twice. His up line Kim ******* called after I sent her message as to his rude behavior/ poor customer service. I decided I had nothing to say to her as now I am prepared to go through painstaking measures to be made whole. I am hurt by him for calling me “woman,” when speaking to me- says situation was personal to him. I am hurt as to his screaming and interrupting. I am hurt at him hanging up on me three times. He behavior showed poor communication skills, poor customer service skills, poor resolution skills, and a lack of customer service skills. I received $80 of my money from his Up line Kim ******** I did not ask her anything.”
Complaint: “Products sold with the promise of services that were never rendered. Product blew off complaints and concerns. Blamed sales consultant.
I contacted an Advocare Distributor with the understanding that if I purchased these products I would have daily emails, texts, and group emails coaching me, inspiring me, contacting me, giving me advice, information, etc to help me on my journey to weight loss. I wanted more information and details about this and I was told the best way to do this is to purchase the products and then everything will start. So I purchased these products and emailed the Advocare sales person and heard nothing. Sent multiple emails and finally had a short response. Started products and didn’t hear anything again and no texts and no emails. Emailed my advocare sales rep again and got a short response. I never got any texts, group emails, daily emails or any coaching that was promised as part of this journey. Once I purchased the products nothing happened that was promised. I used all the products without the main reason I purchased everything for the coaching and inspiration and services that were promised to me. I then contacted Advocare customer service and basically was told that it wasn’t their problem and there was nothing they would do and that it was the Advocare Reps issue. I told them that I couldn’t believe they didn’t stand behind their products or their people they employ to represent them. I then received an email from the Advocare sales rep who promised all of this to me and she basically asked me what my problem was and that i was a liar and that she sent me all these emails and I never responded. I sent her an email back that I had every single email that she every sent which was only the ones to sell me the products and then short responses when i was trying to get what was promised to me. I was completely blown off and spent all this money to buy their products with the expectations to receive all this coaching and services and none were delivered as promised.”
Positive: “I have been taking the products for over 2 months and they are absolutely amazing. Not only do they work, but the people behind them are equally terrific. The individual distributors were extremely educational and transparent. The company itself is outstanding. The shipping was fast. The prices are very competitive. There is nothing to complain about. In fact, I have signed up for the business side. That has also been a wonderful experience. There is no major startup cost. You have no minimums or requirements. It’s a breath of fresh air compared to experiences with networking marketing companies. I’ve come to learn the difference between a MLM and a direct selling company. Direct selling does not have the restrictions and requirements as a MLM. It comes down to providing a product and allowing people to make money by sharing their stories and helping others get on the product.”
I find it interesting that there are only 2 positive reviews on the BBB.org website, but there are 2 companies listed under AdvoCare, LLC. But, the one that is “Active” is the company located in Plano, TX.
Unsure as to why there is a second company listed with no information.
That’s all she wrote, in all reality, would I try this or a company similar to this again?
Probably not, but you be the judge!