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by David Harris | Updated on July 28, 2022, at 7:54 AM:
USANA by Dr. Myron Wentz is found at usana.com.
It’s a multi-level marketing business that is just this side of a pyramid scheme, according to the IRS.
So, is USANA a pyramid scheme?
That’s what we’re about to find out.
There are so many complaints registered online about this business that there are even dedicated watchdog sites just for exposing their unsavory practices.
Since USANA does offer nutritional and health aid products, it is barely not a scam.
But I will say that they have been accused of being more interested in recruiting associates than selling the actual products.
And that’s by government agencies.
Among the many issues with this business is the fact that the products USANA sells are at least several times higher priced than in retail stores.
They make their associates waste at least $200 per month on the product.
This means the people above you who suckered you into this are saddling you with a bunch of products that are difficult to sell.
And the people you manage to pester into it have to spend that much too so you can make something as well.
Sadly, the only ones who ever really make any money are the ones at the top in any MLM scheme.
Most people are wise to and burned out by these types of businesses, MLM.
So the only ones that may buy from you will be friends and family that may not be for long if you keep pestering them.
Having attended a USANA meeting once, I can tell you that it has the air of a cult-like atmosphere.
But it really is more of a sense of desperation on the part of those who were talked into it before you to get you excited enough to want to drink their kool-aid.
It was weird and sad.
The animosity you experience when you turn them down is almost funny.
That is until you realize you should kind of feel sorry for them for not being smart enough to not get talked into it in the first place.
You might end up making a little money doing USANA.
But you’ll most likely end up with a small warehouse worth of multivitamins in your garage that you may or may not use.
You’ll eventually end up trying to give away to the same people that may or may not want them that you tried to recruit.
I’m sure Dr. Wentz meant well when he created the product.
But it all went a different way by not selling it in stores and earning real credibility in the health product industry.
However, since he’s at the top of this scheme making millions, I’m sure he could care less.
There will be no really good outcome for you in trying this very risky venture.
When even the IRS is wary, you have to wonder.
I’d love to call USANA a pyramid scheme scam, but I have to state instead that I cannot recommend this scam-like business.
Thanks for reading our USANA review.