Is Forever Living A Scam?

Icon_scam1119Or lets not forget the old favourite ……. a “Pyramid Scheme”

It’s true, there are some people who know that it’s either a scam or a pyramid scheme, but the answer in short is no – it is neither. Misunderstood perhaps, but most definitely not a scam.

Surprisingly, many people who know that it’s a scam, can’t explain how a pyramid scheme actually works. I’ll explain in more detail below, but if it was a dodgy scam company (or indeed, an illegal pyramid scheme), there are several facts which should dispel that particular myth. So, let’s take a look at some facts about Forever Living Products (FLP) ……

Fact 1 – Recognised Business Model
FLP operates under a business model called Network Marketing, also known as Direct Selling or Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), which is little understood, sometimes feared and often mistaken for illegal pyramid schemes. Some of the better-known examples of this type of business model (in the UK) include Avon, Pampered Chef, Tupperware or Kleeneze.

Fact 2 – 35 Year Trading History
FLP has been trading since 1978 and more than 9.5 million people in 150+ countries worldwide, build businesses for themselves using this business model. Worldwide turnover in 2010 exceeded $2.5billion. Scams or illegal companies don’t usually last this long.

iipFact 3 – Professional Integrity
FLP in the UK holds both the Investor in People Gold Award & Champion Award. FLP also is a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) In fact, the UK Managing Director of FLP is a Board member of the DSA.

Fact 4 – Little or No Risk Opportunity
After a year, if you decide that the business is not what you expected and you wish to give up, you can return any unopened product and receive 90% of your money back. It is as close to no-risk as possible.

Fact 5 – You Can “Overtake” The Person Whose Team You Joined
If you dedicate enough hard work and commitment, it is possible to earn and achieve more than the person whose team you joined.

Aloe Vera Drinking Gels from Forever Living Products

Fact 6 – You Need End Product Consumers
You can create a good income from simply recommending a physical product (high quality aloe vera products) to a customer base – it is not solely dependent on you recruiting people into a team.

True network marketing is fast becoming the business model of the 21st century. This short BBC News video shows how companies such as Virgin, The Body Shop, Dell and many more are using network marketing. It is now taught in most major business schools and increasingly acknowledged as a viable way for people to start their own business, without having to risk an existing job or make any significant initial investment.

pyramidHow A Pyramid Scheme Works

Forgetting for the moment, the fact that every company you’re ever likely to work for will have a pyramid-shaped hierarchy, the edited highlights of how an illegal pyramid scheme goes something like this:

  1. Person number 1 (top of the pyramid) finds person number 2 to “invest” £100 (which is paid to the recruiter)
  2. Person number 2 (in order to make their money back) must also encourage more people to each invest £100 – if 10 people invest, then the “profit” is £900
  3. Each of those 10 people, in order to get their money back must also recruit 10 “investors” and so on.
  4. This works “well” until there comes a point where there simply is not enough people in the world in order for everyone to make the same profit and the bottom tier of the pyramid collapses as it cannot sustain the levels above it. No products have changed hands, no service has been provided, no investment has been made and no wealth has been created

Granted, there ARE similarities between this business model and illegal pyramid schemes (in as much that they operate in multiple levels of team members) and it is not difficult to see how the two can become confused, but compare these FLP facts against the typical characteristics of illegal schemes:

  • Do not generally sell end products to consumers – members are only paid based on the number of people they sign up, however, this becomes unsustainable beyond a certain level (as there aren’t enough people on the planet!)
  • Don’t offer a refund on any startup kits or membership fees
  • You cannot overtake the person at the bottom of the pyramid
  • Vague information is available about the company and is usually only available upon payment of a fee

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But it still sounds like the people at the top are the only ones who earn all the money
A common misconception of network marketing is that there is one person sat at the top, recruiting people to do all the work and they sit back and “let the money roll in”. The business model does not operate like that; no-one is paid more than you in your team. If you work hard, you will earn more – some people are achieving more in their first year than people who have been in the business for 10 years! Quite simply, you get out what you put in. If you’re looking for a get rich quick scheme, then this is NOT for you.

My friend tried network marketing, but it doesn’t work
If 20 people set out to learn how to play the piano, would all 20 of them succeed? Probably not? Does this mean it is not achievable? The tools, training and support system is in place for you to follow, but, like everything worth achieving, it does require time, effort and hard work. All you need is a willingness to learn, self motivation and a desire to succeed – people not willing to work will not achieve. It really is as simple as that. A bad workman will blame his tools, but is this really where the blame should lie…..?

If you are interested to learn more about the opportunity with Forever Living Products, please complete this short form and Michelle will be in touch for a short chat.

How Can I Work Part-time Hours, But Earn A Full-time Wage ?

A Passive Income stream allows you to earn an income while you take time for yourself

A Passive Income stream allows you to earn while you take time for yourself

Sound impossible? Actually, no it’s not – the concept is called Passive Income and Wikipedia defines it as “an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it”

Interested to know more about this? Then read on …….

Perhaps the simplest example of passive income is through renting out property, but, there could be a potential flaw in that master plan if you don’t have a spare £100,000+ to invest.

But, there is another way and simply requires nothing more than for you to draw and build on the existing skills you have and put them to work for You. Don’t get me wrong, it does require some hard work, initially, and it will not be an overnight success as this is not some illegal, get-rich-quick scheme.

Realistically, you need to allow 2-5 years (possibly less, depending on how focused and determined you are), but, if you do it right and you do it well, the rewards will continue to roll in month after month after month for as long as you choose.

I’ll illustrate the point in a real-world way:

Imagine you manage a coffee shop (or a bar, or a cake shop – whatever takes your fancy) and you run it really well – your customers are happy, they come back each week for your coffee & cake and its making a great profit each month. Coffee Shop Owner: Happy.

The Owner decides you do such a great job, that he wants you to mentor his other coffee shop managers how to run their shops in the same way. But, as an incentive for you to do your best, he will pay you each month with a small % bonus, based on the individual takings of each of the shops you’ve taught for as long as you remain with the company. So just think; if you spend some quality time teaching the managers of 20 shops how to run a tight ship, 20 small pots of commission each month = a significant bonus.

Quite simply, it’s about putting time and effort in now, in order to reap the rewards later.

My questions to you now are: Are you up for a challenge? Do you think, with the right training and support, you could run a small business and then go on to teach others to do the same? If you are interested in the chance to have your own passive income stream(s), fill in the short form below or ring me (Michelle) on 07554 080815 for a quick chat.

Or ….. if you’re happy knowing that for each day you work, you will be paid – but if you don’t work, you don’t get paid, then I sincerely wish you the very best of luck for the future.

Why Do We Need Fish Oil in our Diet?

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Forever Living Product’s Arctic Sea fish oil is a valuable source of omega 3 fatty acids

Many of are aware that fish oils play an important part in maintaining healthy body functions, but how many of us really know just how we benefit from it?

DHA Omega-3 occurs naturally within the body, but is particularly abundant in the brain, eyes and heart and ensures that the brain, retina, nervous system and other parts of the nervous system develop and function correctly throughout our life. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore particularly good for helping to maintain healthy joint function.

There are a number of reasons why you should include fish oils in your diet, however, the three widely acknowledged reasons are that it:

  • Helps to Maintain a Healthy Heart
  • Helps to Maintain a Healthy Cholesterol Level
  • Supports Concentration and Brain Activity  Levels

There are some things to realise about omega fatty acids – there are actually three different types, 3, 6 & 9, but only two of them are essential fatty acids (EFA) and that’s 3 & 6. Omega-9 can  be manufactured by the body from unsaturated fat, so is not considered to be essential.

It is important to get the correct balance of DHA Omega-3 and EPA Omega-6 which should be in the range of 1:1 up to 1:4 (DHA:EPA). Omega-6 in higher concentrations  strikes an unhealthy balance as it is traditionally derived from fried foods, vegetable oils, spreadable butter products and convenience & processed foods.

It’s all very well, taking steps to supplement your health (not just with fish oils), but it can prove to be somewhat of a false economy by buying cheap, low quality products, especially if you have to take more of them to achieve a benefit.

Cod Liver Oil is widely (and very cheaply) available on the High Street; as the liver is one of the organs of the body that filters waste products and toxins (environmental pollutants, known as dioxins) in the body, it stands to reason that a certain degree of those toxins will invariably find their way into the end product and ultimately, into you.

Surprisingly, legally, there is an acceptable level of toxins allowed in products for human consumption (!!) and a high street brand had their cod liver oil product recalled a few years ago following higher-than-acceptable levels of dioxins.

Higher quality products use oils derived from the flesh of the fish, rather than the liver and the fish Forever Living’s Arctic Sea uses is sourced from, you guessed it, the Arctic Sea, which is one of the cleanest waters on the planet. Its unique formulation provides the perfect balance of DHA Omega-3 and EPA Omega-6, the two principal fatty acids which promote health and wellness.

Serving Size: Two tablets provides:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids                  - 435mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)  - 200mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) – 200mg
Oleic Acid (from Olive Oil)       – 100mg
Vitamin E                                          - 1 IU

If you would like further information, please contact Michelle on 07554 080815 or contact me here

Enhance Your Sports & Fitness Regime Naturally

Forever Living Products have specially formulated a number of products with athletes and people interested in sports and fitness in mind. They are designed to work in harmony with the body’s natural functions, enhancing efficiency and performance levels. From your warm up, to your cool down, there’s something for everyone!

ARGI+

L’Arginine & fruit extracted antioxidants work to increase oxygen levels

ARGI+

A great, fruit-flavoured nutritional drink, developed with a Nobel Prize winner. It harnesses L’arginine to produce nitric oxide which helps in the relaxation of blood vessels, aiding blood transfer around the body. Promotes muscle/tissue growth & repair, reduced recovery times and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and cardiovascular health. Learn more about ARGI+ >>

Forever Freedom

anti-inflammatory and soothing Forever Freedom

Anti-inflammatory & soothing Forever Freedom

This stabilised aloe vera drinking gel provides nutritional support for sports and exercise and contains Vitamin C for growth and repair. The added extra ingredients are naturally sourced chondroitin and glucosamine which works in the longer term by helping to slow the onset of joint degeneration (although will not halt it altogether). Perhaps a very valuable property given the extra wear and tear athletes place on their joints and body compared to the rest of us. Learn more about Forever Freedom & aloe vera drinking gels >>

Forever Living Product's Multi Maca

According to legend, Incan warriors used Maca for strength & endurance before going into battle

Multi Maca

Ideal for people on the go, this tablet-based dietary supplement contains Peruvian Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) an edible root, which has been shown to have positive effects on energy and mood, helps maintain stamina, combat fatigue and may decrease anxiety – and improve sexual desire. I appreciate, not strictly sport-related, although you could argue that it can increase fitness levels! ;-)

MSM helps repair the body

MSM helps repair the body

MSM Gel

Clear, fragrance-free, topical gel containing stabilised aloe vera as its base, which in itself is soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties, is combined with MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) which helps to keep joints and muscles in tip-top condition. It’s an organic sulphur found in almost all living things – in fact, its the third most abundant substance in our bodies. It helps soothe injuries and muscle tension which often comes cap-in-hand with sporting activities.

CoQ10 helps promote efficient metabolism & provides nutritional support for cardiovascular health

CoQ10 helps promote efficient metabolism & provides nutritional support for cardiovascular health

CardioHealth with CoQ10

Designed to be mixed with our drinking gels, this special formula contains CoQ10 and herbal extracts including turmeric and olive leaf, providing important nutritional support for cardiovascular health, antioxidants & efficient metabolism. CoQ10 is an enzyme produced by our bodies and is necessary for the proper function of cells including those of the heart and blood vessels.

A natural blend of aloe vera & herbs for deep tissue soothing

A natural blend of aloe vera & herbs for deep tissue soothing

Heat Lotion

A deep penetrating, warming topical lotion, perfect for tired and aching muscles after workout. With an aloe vera base, it’s combined with naturally sourced herbs including eucalyptus, arginine, apricot oil & menthol for deep muscle benefit.  Some products available on the High Street often come with a warning not to apply to the spinal area. One has to question why….?  Ours is perfectly safe to be applied everywhere, should you be so inclined!

A great blend of nutrients in a tasty milkshake

A great blend of nutrients in a tasty milkshake

Lite Ultra with Aminotein

A tasty, low-carb vanilla or chocolate milkshake drink containing 18 amino acids and a wide range of minerals and nutrients. It’s a great way to supplement your diet, ensuring your body gets the correct nutrition it needs. Aminotein is a unique blend of enzymes that work together to help break down protein in your diet, helping you to maintain weight.

Fast Break Energy Bar

Fast Break Energy Bar

Fast Break Energy Bar

Great tasting, peanutty, low calorie snack bar (220 calories), containing significant amounts of your vitamin and mineral RDA’s (Recommended Daily Allowance) to ensure maximum energy and peak performance. Great as either a snack or a meal replacement.

Long-lasting energy from naturally sourced plants and herbs

Long-lasting energy

FAB Energy Drink

Different to other energy drinks, it provides an immediate and long-term (rather than short-lived) boost of energy thanks to naturally sourced Brazilian Guarana and ADX7 – a blend of adaptogenic herbs (for the botanists among us: Eleutherococcus Senticosus Root and Leaf, Aralia Mandshurica, Rhaponticum Carthamoides, Rhodiola Rosea & Schisandra) developed by a leading Russian Sports Scientist.

Lethargy Syndrome / Persistent Leucopaenia in Horses

equine patients respond well to Aloe Vera

Equine patients respond well to Aloe Vera when suffering from conditions such as mud fever, arthritis, ulcers & more

The medicinal benefits of Aloe Vera has been well known for thousands of years; the Egyptians and Ancient Greeks were using it long before us in more modern times started to consider it as an alternative to prescribed medication. Interestingly, an aloe vera plant also features on the coat of arms, on the shield carried by the centaur on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

As we become more resistant to modern medicines, we’re finding that more and more healthcare professionals in the human and animal world are looking to more traditional ways of treating diseases and conditions. Animals are susceptible to exactly the same problems as us; they can suffer from dermatitis, mud fever, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis and more, but, like us, do respond extremely well to the healing properties of aloe vera.

This article from The Veterinary Times, Aloe Vera Extracts in Equine Clinical Practice outlines how top quality aloe vera, taken orally or topically, can help with numerous conditions. This article particularly focuses on equine clinical practice, but clearly, the relevance for other species of animal is extremely high.

The gel used in the study is Forever Living Product’s Aloe Vera Drinking Gel and should not be confused with cheaper “contains 100% aloe vera” juices that you can purchase easily on the high street; these are often blended with a high volume of water and actually only need to contain 15% aloe vera to be called a juice. Think about it: you put 100% pure milk into your tea or coffee, but your drink is far from 100% milk…..

If you think your horse (or other pet) could benefit from a more natural (and potentially, less costly) approach to maintaining better health and would like further information, please contact Michelle on 07554 080815 or email: info@aloe-world.co.uk

Every product comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, so if you aren’t satisfied with the results, you can have all of your money back. What have you got to lose?

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Certain natural dietary supplements can help control and manage diabetes

Certain natural dietary supplements can help control and manage diabetes

In support of Diabetes Week (9 – 16 June 2013) we thought it would be useful to detail some of the products in the Forever Living range that are particularly useful for diabetics in helping to manage their condition and maintain better health.

There are many products in our range which can help manage diabetes, but a few of them and their main benefits are listed here. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is an outline of some of the more popular ones.

aloedrinksAloe Vera Drinking Gel
Aloe vera works on the epithelial tissue of the body (soft tissue such as skin, lining of the digestive system & lungs – there are more, but that gives you the general idea) and helps to rebalance and regulate body functions including blood sugar levels.
As a result of better regulation, the body makes use of nutrients more efficiently and some diabetics taking the aloe drinking gel have found, that over time, their blood sugar levels fluctuate less and therefore they require less help to correct it (ie, less insulin). This can also apply to medication in general where people have found that their usual dose of medication is a little too effective and that they can reduce levels to maintain the same effect. This is a bonus, as long term use of medication can have its own detrimental side-effects.

ARGI+

L’Arginine & powerful fruit extracted antioxidants work to increase oxygen levels in the body

ARGI+

This is a revolutionary new supplement which uses L’Arginine (an amino acid) which boosts production of nitric oxide which helps blood vessels relax and open, enabling greater blood flow  by helps to open the blood vessels, improving blood circulation around the body.

Additionally, it helps to maintain insulin sensitivity and, subsequently, can benefit blood sugar levels.

*Please note that doctors advice should be sought by anyone taking medication prior to taking Argi+, but specifically should not be taken by:

* anyone on drugs for high blood pressure, ACE inhibitors or potassium parting diuretics
* anyone pregnant or breastfeeding
* anyone suffering from kidney disease
* anyone with low blood pressure

gingkoGingko Plus

Forever Ginkgo Plus® is a tablet-based food supplement containing a unique blend of four Chinese plants; the primary ingredient, Ginkgo Biloba leaf is combined with Ganoderma (from Reishi mushrooms), Schisandra berries and cured Fo-ti which all work together to improve general blood circulation and in particular, to the brain, making it a fantastic brain tonic (maybe I should take more of these!!).

The flavonoids and terpenoids contained in the leaf strengthen capillaries and are a source of antioxidants, which fight off harmful free radicals.

All products come with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so please contact us on info@aloe-world.co.uk or Michelle on 07554 080815 if you would like to manage your condition better

How Can I Relieve the Pain of Arthritis?

Relief from the pain of arthritis in a bottle

Relief from the pain of arthritis in a bottle

In support of National Arthritis Care’s Week (Mon 13 – Sun 19 May 2013), we felt it was about time to focus on perhaps one of our most innovative products which has provide millions of people worldwide with relief from the pain and physical restrictions associated with arthritis.

Firstly, a bit of background ……

Our skeleton is held together by a network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments which all work together in harmony to ensure that when we move, we move flexibly and without pain (although perhaps not always first thing in the morning!). Between most (if not all) joints is a shock-absorbing substance called cartilage and as we age and use our joints, this begins to wear out.

Much like two stones grinding together, over time, they will begin to wear down and its this wear and grinding which causes inflammation, and, often, debilitating pain and is known as arthritis.  Although there are many different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis (or degenerative joint disease) is perhaps the most common.

Although nothing can stop the gradual degeneration of joints, there are certain dietary supplements that have been proven to help reduce the pain that sufferers experience.

Why it’s particularly good for arthritis sufferers ….

Aloe Vera on its own has significant anti-inflammatory properties, but, combine this with Chondroitin and Glucosamine (which are proven to reduce pain in arthritis sufferers) and you have a very powerful tool in helping you to lead a normal life.

Forever Freedom is a unique aloe vera-based drinking gel (definitely not to be confused with lower quality aloe vera juices), which helps maintain structure and hydration required for healthy joint function and mobility. It contains more than 80% pure inner leaf aloe vera, together with naturally sourced (not synthetic) Chondroitin and Glucosamine and other nutritional goodies such as Vitamin C which is essential for healing & repair.

Its an ideal supplement for athletes, people who are very active and mature people who are more likely to develop the condition later in life. If you take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen to ease symptoms, you should give this a try. As all the ingredients are naturally sourced, there are virtually none of the nasty side effects that you can get from over the counter medications (have you ever seen the number of possible side effects listed in the information leaflet in a box of ibuprofen??)

Not only does aloe vera have anti-inflammatory properties, it:

  • Contains over 75 different nutrients and minerals so its a great way to give your body an added boost
  • Works to cleanse and balance the body from the inside
  • Helps nutrients (and medication) to be absorbed more efficiently (increased bio-availability)

If you or anyone you know suffers from arthritis and are open to trying something natural as a way to help manage your condition, please get in touch on 07554 080815 or through our contact form

Try it for yourself for 60 days (yes, two months) and if you aren’t happy with the results, you can have every single penny of your money back again. THAT’s how confident we are in the quality of our product.