Youngevity Review: Products, History, Compensation Plan and Top Earners

Today, I’m going to provide an independent review of Youngevity. Please know that I am not affiliated with the company in any way, nor have I ever been in the past.  All information in this post is from independent research.

About the Company

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Source: Company Website

Youngevity is a multi-level marketing company specializing in health and wellness products.  The company has been in business since 1997. It was started by Dr. Joel Wallach. The company headquarters is located in San Diego, California.

It currently does business in the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. It is a member of the Direct Selling Association and Better Business Bureau.  They are one of the top 100 direct selling companies in the world.

Product Overview

From what I could find online Youngevity offers several hundred different products for sale.  The company has a very diverse product line.  Some of their product categories include:

  • Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Blood Sugar
  • Bone and Joint
  • Digestive Support
  • Brain and Heart
  • Athlete Performance
  • Essential Oils
  • Mineral Makeup
  • Gourmet Coffees
  • Pet Nutrition
  • Home and Garden
  • Lifestyle-related Services

Top 20 Youngevity Products of All Time

What I’d like to do in the paragraphs below is cover what I believe are the top 20 Youngevity products of all time. This list comes from online sales, online reviews and independent research.  Keep in mind this is just my opinion and our views may differ.

20. Projoba Probacillus Plus

This product is a nice blend of natural essential strains, including bacilli, which is especially formulated to promote natural intestinal balance. This bacilli is 4 billion strong and thus helps in naturally strengthening the intestinal flora and promoting healthy digestion and regularity. Projoba Probacillus Plus contains friendly bacteria that promotes a healthy intestinal balance, which can degrade over time due to the effects of aging and candida travel. Apart from bacilli, it also contains lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus bulgaricus, magnesium stearate, vegetarian capsule, and dextrose. You can take two capsules of Projoba Probacillus Plus daily or even more as needed.

19. Root Beer Belly

This easy to use and tasty product is a mixture of 5 different strains from the valuable probiotic bacteria. It is a vital supplement for all those people who deal with, or who want to repair the damage done by using unrestrained antibiotics throughout their life. It is also for people who have consumed foods that are harmful for the digestive system, like pasteurized dairy products, soy, gluten, etc. Root Beer Belly is also beneficial when you want to combat food poisoning or any other kind of stomach bugs. One dose contains 5 billion probiotic bacteria.

18. Ultimate Classic

Ultimate Classic offered by Youngevity provides majestic earth plant derived minerals reaching up to 77 minerals from ancient plants in the form of unaltered colloidal. In addition to this, it also provides a complete assortment of key nutrients and vitamins that are essential for optimal health. Adults can mix one fluid ounce of Ultimate Classic per 100 pounds body weight for one or two times daily and children can take one teaspoon per 20 pounds body weight daily. Remember to not exceed over one fluid ounce.

17. Ultimate Mineral Caps

One dose of Ultimate Mineral Caps includes 60 Organic Trace Minerals that are derived from prehistoric plants, which were preserved and compacted millions of years ago. This gave birth to a rich deposit of mineral shale, situated in Utah. The one unique thing about this mineral shale is that its minerals are not yet wholly broken into inorganic material. Therefore, they are still recognized as organic minerals and can be directly used by the body. Ultimate Mineral Caps provides your body with extra minerals, including 600 mg of these minerals in each dose.

16. Cell Shield RTQ

Cell Shield RTQ helps to maintain adequate levels of telomerase in your body. This ingredient slows down the degradation and even extends the length of telomeres in your body. However, there is much better substitute to this product which is Imortalium, that is also provided by Youngevity. Cell Shield RTQ is only different from Imortalium, as it has two other potent antioxidants, which are turmeric root extract and quercetin. People prefer Cell Shield RTQ over Imortalium because of its low prices. One dose of Cell Shield RTQ consists of a massive 200 mg of resveratrol.

15. Ultimate Killer Biotic Fx

Ultimate Killer Biotic Fx offered by Youngevity is a phenomenal blend of super foods and immune-modulating herbs. This immune support formula is very beneficial for the body due to its ingredients like colostrum, cordyceps, reishi, garlic, propolis, etc. All these ingredients help in improving your immune system, if this product is taken regularly for a long period of time, and not only when you fall ill. Also, you should use this product preventatively.

14. Ultimate Flora Fx

This proprietary blend of pro and pre-biotics is made to promote and maintain optimal nutrient absorption, metabolism, and healthy digestive function. It also comprises of prebiotic GDL (Glucono Delta Lactone), which is a patented naturally-occurring agent that helps in nourishing the useful bacteria in the small intestine and thus promotes intestinal health. Besides these ingredients, Ultimate Flora Fx also contains lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobaterium infantis, bifidobaterium bifidus, vegetable stearate, and vegetable capsule. You should take 2 capsules of Ultimate Flora Fx daily or as per the recommendation of your healthcare professional.

13. Ultimate Enzymes

Ultimate Enzymes promotes good health by assisting the human body to break down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, by supporting absorption of all those nutrients, and by promoting excretion of waste. It is especially formulated to promote healthy digestion, which is necessary for optimal nutrient absorption. Ultimate Enzymes features betaine HCl and other vital enzymes, including ox bile, papain 6M, pancreatn 10X, pepsin 1:3000, rice flour, pepsin bromelain, magnesium stearate, and gelatin capsules.

12. Ultimate Selenium

Human body requires some amounts of selenium, in order to perform various functions like synthesizing antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals, which can damage the cells. Since, selenium is a component that cannot be manufactured by your body, it must be acquired through supplements or diet. Ultimate Selenium does just that and provides the body with selenium vitamins and other nutrients and trace minerals that promote good health. Selenium is a vital antioxidant for your body that protects it against cell-damaging free radicals. Apart from selenium, Ultimate Selenium also consists of vitamin A, vitamin D-3, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, zinc, chromium, aloe vera gel extract, L-aspartic acid, bilberry fruit extract, gelatin powder, vanadium, magnesium silicate, and gelatin capsule.

11. Slender Fx Sweet Eze

Slender Fx Sweet Eze provided by Youngevity is formulated to nutritionally promote the regulation of blood sugar levels in your body. It comprises of supportive herbs and chromium vanadium that assist in regulating the body’s blood sugar levels. Its main ingredients are chromium, which is clinically known for promoting healthy blood sugar levels and the time-tested botanicals, like jambolin seed extract, bitter melon fruit extract, and cinnamon gymnema leaf extract. Apart from these, other ingredients of Slender Fx Sweet Eze include cinnamon bark, gingeng root, L-aspartic acid, vanadium, magnesium stearate, and gelatin capsules.

10. As Slim As Possible

As Slim As Possible, also referred to as ASAP in short, comprises of a proprietary blend of amino acids and protein fractions that help in releasing adipose fat storage from your body, so that they can be used as fuel by your body. It consists of vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B12, grain alcohol, water, stevia, and natural flavors. You can take 0.75 ml of ASAP three times a day. Remember to not eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes after or before taking these drops.

9. Projoba Omega

This natural marine lipid concentrate consists of valuable Omega-3 vital fatty acids, namely DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). These Omega-3 essential fatty acids help in supporting the brain, central nervous system, and heart circulatory system, along with maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and eyesight. It comprises of all natural ingredients that are standardized for steady high potency, including fish oil, DHA, EPA, gelatin, vitamin E, glycerin, and purified water.

8. S.M.A.R.T. Fx

The S.M.A.R.T. Fx product is actually an acronym for Sustained Memory And Retrieval Time. This supplementation comprises of super concentrated DHA, which is a part of the Omega 3 family. It is beneficial in supporting optimal cardiovascular health and neural pathway function. You can take one soft gel capsule of S.M.A.R.T. Fx three times a day or as per the directions of your healthcare professional. However, if you are nursing, taking any kind of medications, or are pregnant, you should consult a professional doctor before consuming this product.

7. Ultimate EFA Plus

Ultimate EFA Plus offered by Youngevity is ideal for those people who want a controlled and consistent dosage of fatty acids and who do not want an excess of polyunsaturated fats. This supplementation has a lot of benefits, including better brain functioning, healthier joints, lower risk of cardiac diseases, lower inflammation throughout the body, etc. All these benefits are due to the various ingredients of this product that mainly consist of the 3 fats, namely DHA, GLA, and EPA, which are required by the bodies of most people.

6. Imortalium

This product by Youngevity is specifically targeted towards various age related processes in an individual’s body. It has a lot of supplements, which are all covered in its one dosage. Largely formulated with whole food derived nutrients, Imortalium has an ORAC score of 10,500 in its single dose. Its several vegetable and fruit extracts that develop a high antioxidant level provide direct benefits to preserve and repair the health of your skin, brain functioning, eyesight, cardiovascular system, and much more. Additionally, this whole food supplement also contains fucoidan compounds, which are extracted from different algae and seaweeds.

5. Ultimate Osteo fx

Ultimate Osteo fx comprises of a rich complex of nutrients that helps in supporting your joints and makes your bones healthy by providing the adequate amount of calcium to your body, in addition to the essential co-factors required for optimal calcium absorption, like glucosamine, zinc, and magnesium. Most of the ingredients of Ultimate Osteo fx are derived from shellfish.

4. Beyond Osteo-fx

Youngevity’s Beyond Osteo-fx is known for restoring joint and bone health, with its powerful antioxidant formula that is targeted to remove free radicals and at the same time addresses nutritional deficiencies that cause inflammation. As joint and bone health has become an increasing concern for most of the adults, Beyond Osteo-fx is perfect for supporting optimal joint and bone health. It supplies your body with more calcium as compared to the daily recommended calcium intake, in addition to several nutrients that help in enhancing the calcium absorption and retention of your body. When you take it, do not go beyond one fluid ounce per day.

3. BTT 2.0 Citrus Peach Fusion

The famous Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 of Youngevity is available in the flavor of Citrus Peach Fusion. It is different from the regular Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 in the sense that it has a unique citrus peach taste. Otherwise, it is just like the normal Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0. The BTT 2.0 Citrus Peach Fusion is one of the most superior multi-vitamin mineral complexes, which provides the highest quality vital nutrients that are required for the body’s optimal health. Its synergizing co-factors, certified natural ingredients, and more than 8000 ORAC provide maximum mineral and vitamin benefits to the body, along with maximum nutrient absorption. Apart from this, BTT 2.0 Citrus Peach Fusion also provides your body with both a prebiotic and probiotic blend, energy boosting nutrients, purigenic antioxidant support, increased potencies of most minerals and vitamins, and over 500 mg of organic amino acids needed for optimal wellness of the body.

2. BTT 2.0 Tablets

BTT 2.0 stands for Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 that is available in the form of tablets. This product is similar to the Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 that is listed on the first number of this list. It’s just that this is available in the form of tablets. The BTT 2.0 tablets consist of essential nutrients that are necessary for optimal health of your body. They have a 160000 ORAC Score that help in supporting the body against free radicals and developing the body’s overall health. These multi-vitamin mineral complex tablets comprise of whole foods, antioxidants, trace minerals, prebiotics, amino acids, and probiotics, in addition to synergizing nutrients that support maximum absorption of the body. Furthermore, these tablets contain non-GMO, pesticide-free, and organic whole foods and they are shellfish-allergen free and gluten-free.

1. Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0

Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 offered by Youngevity is much better than its 1.0 version in the sense that it contains 16 essential vitamins that are extracted from various herb and food sources. On the other hand, in Beyond Tangy Tangerine 1.0 most of the essential vitamins are largely extracted from synthetic supplement sources. Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is one of the most incredible and possibly the most absolute whole food supplements on earth. It has ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, and lots of antioxidants found in different nutritional foods. Additionally, it also contains a few probiotics, which are equal to 1 billion or more probiotics per serving.

There are thousands of testimonies online from happy customers who have used the Youngevity products with much success.

Youngevity Healthy Body Challenge

One of the things the company does to promote its product line is to offer a 90-Day Health Challenge.  This is known as the Healthy Body Challenge.  The challenge is for anyone who wants to lose weight, get in shape, gain energy, get fit or get healthy.   The challenge consists of three different steps, mentioned below.

youngevity 90 for life

Source: Company Website

Step # 1: Set Your Goals

Step # 2: Pick Your Pack

Step # 3: Share Your Commitment

Once you set your goals, you pick from one of their seven health packs.

  • Blood Sugar Pak® 2.0
  • Digestion Pak® 2.0
  • Brain & Heart Pak® 2.0
  • Bone & Joint Pak® 2.0
  • Athletic Pak® 2.0
  • Weight Loss Pak® 2.0
  • Healthy Body Start Pak® 2.0

There are tons of great testimonials online about the Healthy Body Challenge.  I encourage you to check them out. I’ve done several health challenges in the past myself (not with Youngevity) and I know that they’ve worked well for me.

Youngevity Get Skinny Contest

One of the ways the company promotes itself is through their Get Skinny Contest.  In essence, the contest offers a way to create a friendly competition between distributors and customers, to get publicity for the company, and also to offer a great way to generate more sales in your team.

Both distributors and customers can enter the Get Skinny Contest. To get started, all they need to do is to fill out an application online, purchase a Slender FX® Weight Management System, take some before and after photos and provide a testimonial when they are finished.

According to the official website, you must be 18 or older to participate. The Corporate Committee will pick the winners each month. The company gives away lots of cool prizes such as free products, Reebok® gear and even paid trips.

I’ve found that contests are a great way to build momentum and growth in any business. You can leverage the Get Skinny Contest to get more product orders from your current customers and distributors, to create a friendly competition with current distributors, and to make more money.

Best of all, you can participate in the contest yourself to lose weight and improve your health. And you can help others do the same. Simply put, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

If you visit the Youngevity website, you will find lots of testimonials about the products. Many distributors have experienced great success promoting the Youngevity Get Skinny Contest. If you are involved with the company, you should check it out. It might be a great way to give your business that added boost you need to take your business to the next level.

Dr. Joe Wallach

Dr. Joe Wallach is the man behind Youngevity.  His famous book “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” has changed the way that many people think about health and preventative health.  He has his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and he also holds a Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine. He is NOT a medical doctor.

In 1991, he was a Nobel Prize Nominee in the medicine category.  He teaches a lot about nutritional deficiency and the importance of supplementing your diet with the right nutritional supplements.  You can read his biography here.

I’ve also shared a video of Doctor Wallach, so you can learn more about him.

The Compensation Plan

Youngevity is a uni-level compensation plan, which means you can personally sponsor as many people as you would like on your first level. Basically, you get paid to do two different things: retail products and build a team of distributors.  The top earners typically build large teams of distributors and have ten to twenty personal customers.  I believe the compensation plan is balanced for the new person and top earner.

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Source: Company Website

Here are several different ways you earn money with the Youngevity compensation plan.

  • Retail Profits
  • A monthly Mercedes Car Program
  • Dream Car Award Program
  • Global Revenue Sharing
  • Fast Start and Quick Start Bonuses
  • Retail Profits
  • CEO Leadership Coding Bonus
  • Rewards and Recognition

Ranks in the Compensation Plan

# 1 Junior Independent Marketing Director – You purchase 50 PQV per month and get paid five percent on the first level and five percent on the second level of your organization.

# 2 Independent Marketing Director – You purchase 100 PQV per month and get paid eight percent on your first level, eight percent on your second level and seven percent on your third level.

# 3 Regional Marketing Director – You have three Junior Marketing Directors or more on your first level, you purchase 150 PQV per month, and get paid eight percent on your first level, eight percent on your second level, seven percent on your third level, and six percent on your fourth level.

# 4 Executive Marketing Director – You purchase 200 PQV per month, have 1,000 GQV on your first three levels, have three or more Independent Marketing Directors on your first three levels, and get paid eight percent on your first level, eight percent on your second level, seven percent on your third level, six percent on your fourth level, and six percent on your fifth level.

# 5 Senior Executive Marketing Director – You purchase 250 PQV per month, have 5,400 GQV or more on your first three levels, have three or more Regional Marketing Directors on your first level, you get paid on your first eight levels and then get an infinity bonus for levels nine and below.

# 6 Vice Presidential Marketing Director – You purchase 300 PQV per month, you have 7500+ GQV on your first three levels, you have at least three Senior Executive Marketing Director legs, you get paid on eight levels, and get your infinity bonus on levels nine and below.

# 7 Presidential Marketing Director – You purchase 300 PQV per month, you have 10,500+ GQV on your first three levels, you have five or more Senior Executive Marketing Director legs, you get paid on your first eight levels, plus you get your infinity bonus for levels nine and below.

# 8 Vice Chairman Marketing Director – You purchase 300 PQV per month, you have 27,000+ GQV on your first three levels, you have six Senior Executive Marketing Director Legs, you get paid on your first eight levels, plus a two percent infinity bonus on levels nine and below.

# 9 Senior Vice Chairman Marketing Director – You purchase 300 PQV per month, you have 43,200+ GQV on your first three levels, you have nine or more Senior Executive Marketing Director legs, you get paid on your first eight levels, plus a two percent infinity bonus on levels nine and below.

Learn more about the Youngevity compensation plan.

Youngevity Top Earners

I did some research online to find some of the top earners in Youngevity.  Please keep in mind that I do not personally know any of these folks, nor can I verify their income.  They are listed in no particular order.

  1. Corey Gold – He is a six figure monthly earner with the company.
  2. Eugene Mattison – He joined Youngevity in the mid 2000’s and rose through the ranks to become a top producer.
  3. Tom and Denise Chenault – They live in Colorado and have a team of more than 400,000 distributors
  4. Sandy Elsberg – She is a legend in the network marketing industry.
  5. Chris Kinsey – He is a Vice Presidential Marketing Director in the company.
  6. Steve Schulz – He’s earned more than $1.6 million in a month!
  7. Nate Calima – He is a Vice Presidential Marketing Director with Youngevity.

There are many other success stories as well!

Youngevity Success Tips

If I was going to share a few success tips to build a profitable Youngevity business, this is what I would recommend you do:

# 1 Use the Products

Be your own best customer and use all of the company’s products.  Be a product of the product.  This will help build up your belief in the company and products.  After all, if you don’t use the products yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?

# 2 Find a Few Customers

You don’t need hundreds of personal customers, but you should make it a goal to maintain two to five loyal retail customers at all times.  This helps cover the cost of your order and covers some of your business expenses.

# 3 Sponsor 2-4 New Distributors Monthly

Make it a goal to add two to four new distributors each month yourself, if you are doing the business part-time.  If you are doing it full-time, make it a goal to sponsor 15 new distributors each month.  This helps replace people who drop off.

# 4 Work in Depth

Build depth.  Learn how to taproot and work THROUGH the people that you sponsor.  Once you sign someone up, help them sign up someone in their first 24 to 48 hours and then go work with that new person.  Keep repeating this process over and over. The deeper you work, the more secure your team and income.

# 5 Develop a Daily Mode of Operations

You need a work schedule.  You need a daily mode of operations.  You need to plan out each day the night before and determine EXACTLY what you will do to move your business forward.  Make sure you focus on the income producing activities (talking to people) rather than getting stuck doing busy work.

# 6 Be Persistent and Consistent

You must be persistent and consistent for several years.  Most new businesses of any kind take a year or two to get profitable and five or more years to be stable and successful.  Don’t keep starting and stopping.  Being persistent and consistent is key to your long-term success.

# 7 Do a 90-Day Blitz

When you are just starting your business, do a 90-day blitz.  This creates momentum and excitement in your business.  A 90-day blitz is when you dig deep and do more in 90 days than most people do in a year.  Your goal is to sponsor at least 20 to 30 people in that 90-days so you have some people to work with.

How to Sponsor More Youngevity Reps

What I’d like to do with you is share five simple tips to help you sponsor more Youngevity reps.  I hope you find the information helpful.

# 1 Focus on Your Target Market

Every business has a target market.  Youngevity is no different.  Your target market for the products are people already buying health products who have the money to do so.  These are the people you want to approach.  When it comes to the business, your target market is other network marketers, small business owners, and professionals. By all means, you can talk to anyone and everyone, but spend a majority of your time prospecting and marketing to people in your target market.

# 2 Talk to More People

Another way to sponsor more people into the business is to make more exposures.  This business is a numbers game.  What you lack in skills you can make up for in numbers.  If you’re currently approaching two people per day, start contacting 4 people per day.  The more exposures you make the more people you will sponsor.

# 3 Improve Your Skills

People join people, not businesses.  People will evaluate you just as much as they do the business opportunity you are sharing with them.  Improve your skills whenever you can.  Be a person of value.  Fine tune your leadership, communication, and people skills.  Be someone worth joining.

# 4 Do a Better Job Following-Up

Most of your prospects will need minimum five to ten follow-ups before they join your team.  Stay in touch frequently.  Never use pressure or hype, but be disciplined and consistent with your follow-up and always ask your prospects to buy or join every time you talk with them.

# 5 Focus on One or Two Lead Generation Strategies

Rather than try to do 100 different things to generate leads, find one or two strategies that make sense to you and focus on those.  Learn everything you can about those strategies until you master them.  At that point, you expand and also try other lead generation strategies.  Focus is key.

Final Thoughts

After reading this entire post, I’m sure that you can see that Youngevity has a lot of good things going for it.  Based upon my analysis, I would say it is a great company to partner with for the long haul.  They are an established network marketing company.  They have a great product line, a fair compensation plan, a good reputation, good company leadership, and strong financial backing.

If you decide to join this company, I will tell you what I tell everyone.  First of all, start out as a customer first to try out the products. If the products don’t make sense to you, neither will the business.  If you “love” the products and want to promote the business opportunity, find someone in the company who is successful and ask them to be your sponsor.  Choose your sponsor wisely.

What do you think?  If you are/were a Youngevity distributor, I would love to hear your story. Please leave a comment below to tell me what you like or dislike about the company and/or the products.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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8 thoughts on “Youngevity Review: Products, History, Compensation Plan and Top Earners”

  1. Like other commenters here, I am not familiar at all with Youngevity. From everything you wrote about this MLM company, it sounds like it would be a good business to start.

    I do agree with Chuck that a person should try the products before ever trying the business. If you like the products, you are probably a candidate for a distributorship; but if you are not a fan of the products, it wouldn’t make sense in trying to sell them.

    Good job on this review Charles. I agree that Youngevity may be a great MLM to join.

  2. I have been hearing a lot about these health challenges (not necessarily with this company) lately and I must say I am interested. I know I could probably benefit from one of two of them and the fact that you have featured this company gives me a place to start looking. As far as their business model is concerned, it seems that there are many opportunities to be compensated which means that it can fit all different types of people. I also think that being a product of the product is the first thing that has to be done in any company in order for the seller to be believable and do a good job at promoting/marketing.

  3. Interestingly (and maybe embarrassingly), I’ve heard the name Joel Wallach tossed around many times, but had never heard of Youngevity. But now that I know quite a bit about them, the products they sell, and their approach to MLM, I could see myself joining on to a health & wellness company like Youngevity. It isn’t all that common for a major MLM company to have a good reputation, considering so many get their names shoved around in the mud. Also, they’ve got a wide product line that caters to a broad range of lifestyles. Now that I know about Youngevity, I’ll keep an eye and an ear out for news about them!

  4. I haven’t tried Youngevity but it seems like a solid MLM company with a product that users believe in. Their compensation plan is appealing because although it isn’t as glamourous or promise quick wealth, it seems solid and supports the product and distributors. Sometimes less is more and Youngevity has a solid business foundation.

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