TruVision Health Review
Company Name: TruVision
Industry: Health & Weight Loss
What Is It
TruVision Health is an MLM weight loss and health company.
The products seem pretty good based on some customer reviews online, but I am skeptical. Everyone will experience different results though, so it's possible that they work for some people.
Weight loss will always be a big seller, no matter if you are doing it through network marketing or any other business model. For this reason, pretty much any weight loss MLM is a potential money maker.
However, there are lots of small complaints I have about this particular company and in my opinion, It's not a great company to work with. Keep reading to find out why!
As a non-affiliate of this company, I am very critical of products they offer. If you are investigating these products, be sure to look at them with a scientific eye, and try to separate them from the ‘biz op' associated with TruVision. Ask yourself, could these products survive on the open market without IBOs hyping them up?
For example, in my opinion, TruFuel is basically trail mix hyped up by some clever marketing.
TruSlumber is a melatonin supplement that can be purchased over the counter for cheaper, and may actually be hurting your sleeping habits if used long term. (notice how that’s not mentioned on the TruVision website).
Heart and Hydration is supposed to be a supplement to hydrate you more efficiently by replenishing your electrolytes. Well, turns out that most people don’t need this (with the exception of extreme athletes), and the same effect can be achieved simply by adding a bit of salt to water.
Simply Fresh is an all natural deodorant you apply with your fingers (WTF?), and Simply Clean is yet another version of the “all natural cleaner” available from so many other companies out there.
TruDefense is a blend of essential oils meant to prevent sickness. I don't believe in the healing powers of essential oils, but I guess some people do.
TruMend is a product that seemed interesting to me. It’s a “first aid balm” which is supposed to help heal cuts, scrapes, and bug bites.
To be honest, the products worth looking at were the TruFix and TruWeight. TruFix is supposed to “benefit blood sugar, lower cholesterol, healthy liver function, and more”.
The slogan on the product page is, “Improving your general health has never been easier!”.
Improving general health is also extremely difficult to measure, so I do not think they actually have any proof that the product does what it says it’s supposed to do. If they do have scientific proof as they claim, they sure don’t link to any studies. Personal anecdotes from users could easily be attributed to a placebo effect or a desire to feel an effect so that IBOs can effectively sell the product. “I just feel better than ever” is not proof!
With regards to TruWeight, I think it’s like any other weightless product out there. It will work for some, not for others. Here’s a screenshot of the Amazon review of TruFix and TruWeight trial supplements.
Hit and miss, right?
I’m not saying TruWeight doesn’t work, but it really depends on the person taking it. It’s not a magic formula to lose weight. After reviewing many MLM companies selling weight loss pills, it’s clear that successful weight loss depends on the person, not the product.
All this being said, I think these are some products you could get people to buy. They have nice packaging, and although I personally believe they are expensive and unnecessary for weight loss, everyone has a different budget. I try not to judge products too harshly based on price alone, and understand that for some people, having the TruVision community and a predesigned regimen to follow can contribute to successfully meeting their weight goals.
Where TruVision Health really starts to break down is in the compensation plan. They really dropped the ball with explaining how it works and how much money you need to spend to actually be a distributors for their company.
A suspicious person might suggest they did this on purpose, but I won’t make guesses as to why they can’t even tell us how much is costs to have an “Active Status”.
But before we get started, here are some of the basics of commissions you can earn by promoting stuff from TruVision Health.
They also fail to mention that in order to be Active and qualify for all the bonuses they talked about, you need to maintain 100PV each month. PV = Personal Volume, and it refers to the amount of product YOU need to personally order each month.
They also do not tell us how much 100PV is going to cost us, how much individual products cost, or how dollar amount is related to the point system. It really bothers me when companies like this are deceptive about how much stuff is going to cost people.
It's also upsetting to find out that sales figures the company reports are not completely legit (as I see it). I want to know how many real customers are buying the products! If you include all the people that are forced to purchase product in order to sell it, that doesn't give us a good idea if the product is good.
Imagine if every single Chipotle worker was forced to eat Chipotle for lunch (and pay for it). The company would make a lot more money!
As with a lot of MLM companies, there’s a lot of dirt to be dug up about the owners of the company. MLMs go bankrupt and get sued left and right, so many MLM owners have a long history of previous companies.
I always do a search for the owners to see what’s up.
I couldn’t find much, but I did find one humorous blogger that has a serious issue with this company. He is quite diligent in his research.
I particularly like this post where he catches the attention of the owners and this post where he discovers the true owner (or should we call her TruOwner) CeLisa Hadlock McRae, and what this means.
You are free to make up your own mind, but that particular blog isn’t ranked very well, so I wanted to point it out to you. I also cannot verify any of the information he posted. If you do check it out, there’s also some interesting stuff about fake success stories being posted by distributors.
I looked at a number of blogs and YouTube channels from distributors. The common story I saw was a blast onto the scene with tons of activity in the first few weeks. “Look at how much weight I lost!”
Activity tends to die off after a while, including weight being gained back or no more updates.
The only real blog worth looking at was Slender Suzy. I can’t see how often she posts to her site, but I did see that her Twitter account is quite active, tweeting several times per day, communicating with her followers and developing a strong brand presence.
Even though I don’t recommend TruVision health, if you do join, I would join her team.
If you want to lose weight, there are many ways to do it without supplements, stimulants, or expensive additions to your diet. There's no real proof that TruVision works other than people selling the product and reporting short term results. Furthermore, without a large network of friends and family to market to, it's going to be very difficult to grow your team and get others to sell this stuff too.
If you want to help people lose weight, you are better off starting your own website about weight loss and promote a variety of products from a variety of companies.
If you’re going to do a weight loss story, or change your life for the better, you need to develop a brand image, and get a website online. You can take photos, document your journey, and be successful without relying on a single company or a single set of products.
It really doesn’t matter how you do it – MLM diet pills, workout videos, or a personal trainer.
If you can lose the weight and tell a story, you can get traffic to your website and make money from that. Teaching people how to make money from websites is what I do for a living. You can learn how to get started on your first website here, and hit the ground running with your first online business.
Don’t want to lose weight? That’s fine too. You can build a website about whatever you want, and still make money from it.
Have you lost weight with TruVision? What do you think about their products? Let us know in the comments!
MLM Critic & Author: Nathaniell
What's up ladies and dudes! Great to finally meet you, and I hope you enjoyed this post. I have to be honest though. I'm not a big fan of MLM. Tried it. Hated it.
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it is 35$ to become an associate… and you don’t have to spend a certain amount to do that. they recommend 2 packs for business builders, but you can join for the wholesale savings and not even sell. we make a lot of our money on the front end marketing ourselves. I have been in dozens on dozens of mlm/ direct selling companies.
This is the first one in 20 plus years i have not gone into debt doing, i have organic customers that stay and have results, and I actually have a true testimony of the products. i have helped dozens of people and i will use these products for a long time! I love how i feel around food now. It really has changed my life.
“This MLM company has changed my life” ummmm, like I’ve never heard that one before. I can appreciate that this may be better than what you’ve experienced in the past, but I just don’t think it’s a company I can honestly recommend.
If you want to earn income also, what do you suggest me signing up for?
Not everything that may not work for a person is a SCAM. It’s amazing how many people love to throw that word around. lol
Personally, I take the time to check ALL of the reviews, read what people have to say .. not just look at their rating .. maybe they’re just whiners, after all. 😉 I make my decision on whether $100 is a good investment or not.
There isn’t an overweight woman out there who hasn’t spent more than $100 on a gym membership she didn’t use, workout equipment used as a clothes hanger, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers or a 100 other opportunities that either didn’t get enough interest or didn’t work for them.
You have to do what works for YOU. Period. If it doesn’t work, SAY THAT, don’t say it’s a SCAM.
I’m getting ready to try my month’s worth of TruVision (TruFix/TruWeight) from a distributor friend (I trust to give me honest information). If it works, great .. if not, then I’m only out $100. No biggie. 😉
And thanks, I will check out Suzie’s blog. 😉
Funny how people come to my website to defend their purchases…nowhere in this review did I even write the word “scam”, so what would make you use that word? Perhaps you didn’t even read my review. If you actually read it, you would see that there are many red flags with this company, and no actual proof that it’s a better diet solution than anything else out there.
As with many MLM junkies, you’ve chosen to ignore any unbiased research (links in my review) and have come out the other end more entrenched in your original ideas than you were before.
People slam me for being biased, but folks like you…folks that can’t even consider the possibility that this is just another Dr. Oz style fad-diet, are welcome to spend your money wherever you want.
PS. I lost 15 pounds in the past two months with nothing but 30 minutes of exercise per day and calorie restriction and protein shakes. Should I start my own “proven system” now?
Wow! Thank you so much for your vote of confidence Nathan. I came across your blog today and while some of it I (of course) would disagree with I do appreciate your shout out to me. I will say that when I work with people I do it as much more than “buy TruVision” with coaching, meal planning etc. For me while TruVision products have helped me tremendously I also want to be sure my customers know that these are a TOOL to jumpstart your journey – but in that process I want them to lean keys to long term success (water intake, better eating habits, and maybe even some fitness). I try to work with my customers as much as I can, when they come to me with issues we work together. If they are having a problem on a product I have no problem telling them to stop, of ever referring them to a competing product if I feel thats is in their best interest to look at.
MLM wise every company has something that people will say is a “flaw”. Every company has people in it just for the money and not for the people. Unfortunately in the home based business world that just comes with the territory.
One thing that is missed in ALL weight loss and health companies by most reps is we should be in this to help PEOPLE not just earn a big paycheck – that check should be earned by hard work and caring for those who trust you enough to come to you for help (but trust me that soap box I will save for my own blog LOL).
Thanks again for the shoutout and have an awesome day.
I do not care if I ever make a penny off of TruVision Health and I am sure that many are in the same boat as me. I feel and look better and that is all that matters to me. As a person with a eating disorder the first time I ever gained weight in my life was the year before starting Truvision. I was then on a search to find a healthier was to lose weight instead of starving myself (2011=79lbs). I love that healthier habits are learned in this wonderful group and we all cheer each other on. I am healthier and feel like doing more so guess what the weight is going away also, in a healthy manner