You most likely found this page because you are doing your research on Yoli and their Better Body System to see if this is a scam or if it is legit. This page is for you. There is so much confusing information online including a ton of weight loss scams that I felt it important to post my personal review of the Yoli better body system, its company and their products that is a result of a LOT of research and diligence.
Full Disclosure: After significant research and watching Yoli the better body company grow and evolve, I made the decision to take advantage of their products and market their company.
That being said, there are good and bad aspects to every choice one makes and I will outline the positive and negative aspects of Yoli and their Better Body System.
I will apologize in advance. I am more than a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to my research and you may find more detail and cross-referenced links in here than you ever wanted to know. I dont like jumping into anything without doing my homework first and my guess is you don’t either. Hopefully my efforts will help you make an informed decision. If you see any detail here that raises an eyebrow, please contact me and let me know if I missed something. If you are truly wondering if the Yoli Better Body system is a scam, this article should help.
If you are impatient and want to skip to the end, click here to get the bottom line.
Yoli Inc. – The Company
Here is what Yoli the better body company has to say about themselves on their web site:
“Yoli has spent the last two years building an infrastructure for a company built to stand the test of time. Yoli is a legacy company started by five successful entrepreneurs who knew that in order to build a giant, that the right DNA had to be created right from the getgo.
Growing a solid global company requires experience, integrity, courage, humility and resources, all of which the Yoli founding team has in spades.”
Here is what I have learned about Yoli, the company:
First we should consider the founders. Who are they, do they have the experience and backing to make this work? And more importantly, do they “get it”? In other words, do they have the integrity and understanding to make the right decisions as the right time? Here is a list of their founders and what their web site has to say about each of them:
Robby Fender - Founder/CEO, President
Robby Fender is the spark of Yoli. With enormous success as a top entrepreneur and as a top distributor in network marketing, Robby Fender is one of those rare breeds who excels in multiple areas of life and business.
Corey Citron - Founder, Chief Marketing Officer
One of the most recognized names in the entire industry, Corey is one of the most enthusiastic trainers in network marketing. Widely considered an online marketing guru, Corey’s online promotion and recruiting systems are legendary. Corey brings a dynamic that truly gives Yoli the unfair advantage.
Daren Falter - Founder, Executive VP
As one of the most prominent authors and consultants for the network marketing industry, Daren delivers a wealth of MLM knowledge and experience. Based on his twenty-year career in network marketing, ten as a top consultant, Daren understands the needs of both new and established MLM companies.
Michael Prichard - Founder, Chief International Officer
Michael Prichard’s belief in building multiple streams of income has served him well over the last decade as he has amassed a fortune in commercial and residential real estate. Michael is the founder of thirteen successful companies and has built massive MLM downlines in over 20 countries.
Bobby Jones - Founder, Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Logistics Officer
When you are growing a company, you need a leader experienced in managing people. Bobby Jones started and built a multi-million-dollar security and staffing company from scratch that has now employed thousands of people. He loves direct sales and believes it is the best business model for ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results and lifestyle.
I have come to learn that they do indeed have significant experience leveraging the Home Business & Network Marketing distribution model as well as success in traditional business – a very good combination. Daren is the author of the popular book How to Select a Network Marketing Company: Six Keys to Scrutinizing, Comparing, and Selecting a Million-Dollar Home-Based Business considered by many the authority for helping one chose the right network marketing company.
What this means for you is that these leaders not only “get it” but have experienced success in both MLM ( Home Business & Network Marketing ) and more traditional businesses. As I have watched this company grow and evolve, I have been pleasantly surprised as these leaders continue to make good decisions for this company.
Here is what Troy Dooley of MLMHelpDesk.com has to say about Yoli, its product line and the owners
That should tell you all you need to know to see that this Home Business & Network Marketing company is in a major growth mode.
I will give you an example of how they have been able to make the right decisions as the company continues to grow;
When Yoli first came onto the scene, their main product was a powdered juice drink delivered in something they called a “blast cap”. The delivery mechanism was unique – so unique that it came with a whole host of problems.
The idea was a good one. Drinks like Vitamin Water that pretended to be healthy but offered nothing more than sugar and water were and still are all the rage. What is worse, many of them advertised as “sugar free” by using fake sugar that can actually harm the body. Yoli came up with a freeze-dried version of their juice drink to compete with the popular “jungle juice” drinks taking the MLM world by storm ( Thanks to companies like MonaVie, Noni, and Xango everyone, and I mean everyone, in the MLM world had their own version of a juice drink)
If they had left it at that they would have had a nice little MLM to call their own with a nice product. Even their price point was extremely competitive not only with the other network marketing companies but with similar drinks sold in stores. Another great plus. But Yoli wanted to take it one step further – they wanted that “WOW” factor and the blast cap promised something cool, unique and “WOW”.
I think they never realized that the blast cap technology was not quite ready for prime-time. Initially the caps were not air tight so the freeze dried drink mix would absorb the moisture and clump and the hard plastic had sharp edges. Additionally, the cap itself added more cost to the drink hurting their price-point advantage.
Needless to say Yoli had some problems that usually spell the end of a company. I remember another company whose flagship product was shipped in glass bottles and would ferment and explode during their events – never good. What I mean to say here is that these types of problems are common for new companies and it is how they react and adjust to these issues that separates the winners from the losers.
This is where Yoli stood apart from the crowd – they saw the issue and quickly made adjustments. Not only that, they saw that a key ingredient in their drink to improve alkalization was gaining traction. They not only moved to bulk pouches and single serving packages, but they released the alkalization product in a pill form called Alkalete. These decisions and their ability to quickly adapt to market changes resulted in significant growth in both sales and distributorships.
Over time I have watched them continue to make the right decisions and, as you will see in the product section, their weight loss and energy drink products show how they continue to find products that have that special exclusivity which is such a vital element to a thriving home business.
Here is a small negative: Yoli is still young. They just celebrated their second year “officially” in business. I say officially because they were in pre-launch for a number of months. It is more accurate to say they are 3 years old. This is not to say that young companies are not a good choice as their “newness” is often a valuable advantage but generally younger companies do carry more risk. Given the fact that the founders put their own money into Yoli to keep it debt free and considering the positive choices they continue to make, it was an acceptable risk for me.
Yoli Company Support:
If you watch my recorded webinar on Network Marketing/Home Business, you will see that I identify 3 essential elements for any successful Network Marketing home business. Company, Products, and Team. One of the elements that one should consider is the amount of support a company provides their distributors. It is in this area where I have been very impressed with Yoli. Here are some key areas where Yoli’s support is truly top-notch:
- Top-Notch Internet Tools: Yoli provides a wide range of effective capture pages as well as a constantly improving web site with all the essential detail presented in a welcoming and ethical (read: legally compliant) manner possible. Yoli gives you a great autoresponder system with custom campaigns for each type of prospect from potential business partners to product users and preferred customers. You are able to create customer URLs each with a different capture page focused for a different segment of the market and track the individual results. They have thought of everything when it comes to Internet marketing tools to help your Home Business & Network Marketing efforts. What this means to you is that your Internet presence and tools are already there for you. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen Home Business & Network Marketing leaders forced to make their own tools because their company’s version just doesn’t do the job. For the first time, I don’t have to waste time, money, and energy making my own tools – Yoli does that for me.
- World Class Business Tools: Yoli’s back office is like no other. Their Home Business & Network Marketing tools are simple, effective and allow you to quickly and easily manage and communicate with your team as well as track all aspects of your Home Business & Network Marketing efforts. Additionally, the back office give you the ability to provide incentives to your team. This is the same system often credited for MonaVie’s success.
- Exclusive On-Line Community: Yoli’s MyBetterBodySystem doubles as a private community just for Yoli Home Business & Network Marketing distributors where everyone is able to share, help others, ask questions, and get them answered in real time. Think how many times you have been in a bind with either a Home Business & Network Marketing or product question and your upline is nowhere to be found. With Yoli, you can get the help you need right away. Whats more, the leaders as well as the founders are on the discussion boards all the time which means you will be able to get the right answer to your question.
Yoli uses the popular “hybrid” compensation model with some very nice additions. They hybrid model has been proven out by quite a few very successful Home Business & Network Marketing companies. The plan uses a binary model for inventory commissions and a linear model for distributor check matching. What truly sets Yoli’s compensation plan apart from the others is their “break even bonus”. What this means to you is that you can quickly get to a point where your products are free. Yoli takes a portion of the sale from every Home Business & Network Marketing distributor and preferred customer you refer and applies it to your autoship. This means that your autoship can be paid for with as few as 2 to 4 people. Normally you need 15 to 20 distributors on an evenly balanced downline before your check is high enough to pay for your products – Yoli has eliminated this issue and if all you want is free product, Yoli has you covered. I love their tag line: “People don’t quit free”.
An important note: Any business worth owning takes time and effort to build. The best comp plan, company support, and product line in the world will not guarantee success. You still need to do the work. Beware of anyone that tells you that you don’t need to do any work.
Yoli’s compensation plan has the following elements. Click here to get more details.
- Retail Profits
- Fast Start Bonus
- Break Even Bonus
- Binary Team Commissions
- Unilevel Executive Matching Bonus
- Global Leadership Bonus Pools
- Elite Leadership Bonus Pool
- Multiple Business Centers
- Travel Incentive Bonus
- Luxury Car Bonus
Without solid products, you dont have a real business. I spent a lot of time looking into these products before making a decision to market Yoli’s products. Here is a list of Yoli’s products along with some of my personal findings on each.
First let me say that one of the fundamental concepts of Yoli is that processing such as pasteurization kills the vitamins and other good stuff in health drinks. Any drink that comes in liquid form has some form of preservatives and was pasteurized in order to maintain shelf life otherwise it would not be safe to drink. Did you know that the ingredient list on Vitamin Water is made before the pasteurization process? Once it is pasteurized there are few if any vitamins left in the drink. That means Yoli’s beverages come in freeze dried powdered form which makes them extremely convenient.
A popular preservative found in many competing beverages is Sodium Benzoate. When sodium benzoate is mixed with other food additives, such as potassium benzoate or ascorbic acid, it produces benzene, which is known to be a carcinogen. To put this in perspective, Coca-cola is phasing out Sodium Benzoate as they say it is linked to hyperactivity and gene damage.
One other note, many popular beverages claim to be “calorie free” by using fake sugar that can hurt your body. It is best to avoid fake sugars such as aspartame,sucralose (splenda) and others. Currently, the optimal natural low-calorie sweetener you should look for is stevia. Stevia is a natural and very sweet extract from a plant. You can even buy Stevia plants at your local nursery. Next time you see one, snap off a leaf and give it a taste and you will see how sweet it is.
Beware of beverages advertising stevia but actually “spike” their drink with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
This is why it is so important to do your research and read all labels.
All Yoli beverages have no preservatives and are not heat pasteurized. That means you are getting all the health benefits possible from the ingredients with out the harmful effects from the preservatives and fake sugars.
What is it?:
Truth is Yoli’s antioxidant beverage and their first product they released during their pre-launch. It seems every MLM must have their own version of an antioxidant drink. The value add with Yoli is not only the price point (as low as 69 cents for an 8oz serving) but that it is not processed like their competitors. Truth also contains only 5 calories per 8oz serving.
So, how does it taste? It has an orange flavor. Some say it tastes like a melted orange creamsicle and others say it tastes like Tang. I think the taste is somewhere in the middle. Personally, I like the flavor and it was Truth that got me interested in Yoli. Plain water can get boring and I like flavored drinks but it is very hard to find healthy ones that taste good and are not incredibly expensive. Any time I find one that is remotely similar in the stores, they either taste awful or have bad ingredients like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- Pomegranate Fruit - Protects heart and improves cardiovascular function*
- Acai – Increased energy and powerful anthocyanin antioxidant*
- Goji – Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and beto-sitosterol (anti-inflammatory)*
- Oxyphyte™ White Tea Extract – High ORAC and anti-viral*
- Resveratrol – Slows Aging (Nature’s Super nutrient found in red wine.)*
- Proprietary Enzyme & Probiotic Blend for Digestive Heath*
- Alkalete™ – Nutrient absorption and alkalization*
- 200% RDI Vitamin C*
- SteviaReb-A (leaf)
What is it?:
Nearly every sport drink you can find in the stores are nothing more than sugar water. Go grab a bottle of Gatorade and look at the ingredients. Yeah, we are feeding out kids gallons of this junk. The best way to think of FUN is as a healthy alternative to Gatorade. Fun contains just 5 calories and zero sugar. It also has 333mg of Alkalete in it which also makes it an alkalyzing drink and a nice alternative to the high priced water alkalyzers. In the pouch form, Alkalete is only 69 cents for an 8oz serving which makes it extremely competitive and often cheaper than the less healthy alternatives found in stores.
Fun has a lemon lime taste. My wife cannot get enough of the stuff and we go through a couple of pitchers of this a day. When she gets overheated or tired, she finds FUN helps her body recover. Sports nutz love this as well as it actually does what it says.
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- 333mg Alkalete™ – Nutrient absorption and alkalization*
- 825mg Proprietary Electrolyte Blend – Sodium Citrate, Potassium Gluconate,Magnesium Hydroxide, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride
- SteviaReb-A (leaf)
What is it?:
We all know that maintaining a proper PH balance in our bodies is critical to our health. The more acidic foods we eat the harder the stomach has to work to bring the PH to an acceptable level. If the body does not have enough minerals to do the job, it will start leeching it from your bones to compensate – never a good thing. The problem with traditional alkaline products such as the water alkalyziers is that they have to contend with the stomach. If you drink alkaline water, its alkalinity is quickly removed by the highly acidic gastric fluid in the stomach. This means you need to drink a lot of water to overcome the stomach’s gastric fluid to get the health benefits. This is where Alkalete shines.
Alkalete is a mineral complex that helps protect the alkalizing minerals from the stomach’s gastric fluid releasing the alkalizing minerals in the small intestine where they will do more good. The mineral complex is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A) as GRAS and there are patents on the process as well as the mineral combination itself. This means that Alkalete stands apart from all other alkalizing products. This type of product exclusivity is essential for any home based business.
Alkalete comes in both pill form and in a powder that you can put into acidic beverages like coffee or on your foods like acidic pasta sauces. The literature says doing so will not affect the flavor, however, if part of the taste comes from the acidity then the flavor may not be affected but it could taste “flat” since the alkalete will neutralize the acid in your food and beverages.
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- 500mg Alkalete blend – Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide
What is it?:
While there are lots of energy drinks that claim to be healthy and some actually are, Passion is a healthy energy drink with a twist. First, since it is in a powdered form you dont have any preservatives and the healthy ingredients still hold their potency since they were not pasteurized.
Remember, if your energy drink comes in liquid form it must contain preservatives and is most likely heat pasteurized in order to ensure it is safe for you to drink. That means any energy drink that has vitamins and high antioxidant fruits and comes in a liquid form has most likely killed all the healthy properties through the heat pasteurization.
Passion is a dollar for an 8oz serving and in bulk form is even cheaper. Compare that to the prices in the stores and you will see that Passion is much cheaper and arguably better for you than the alternatives.
The taste of passion can best be describes as a “deep berry” flavor. Not just fruity, but a prominent berry flavor. Personally, I cannot stand the taste of any energy drink and there has been only one other that had a decent taste. Passion is the first energy drink that I prefer over the taste of coffee – and for a coffee addict such as myself, that is saying something.
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- Thermo-G Blend: Green Tea Extract, Yerba Mate, B-Vitamins, Paullinia cupana
- Whole Food Blend: Acai, Cranberry, Pomegranate
- Fat Metabolism: Irvingia, Cissus Quadrangularis
- Naturally sweetened with stevia
What is it?:
From their web site, Yoli says Pure is “Yoli’s proprietary digestive health formula to help you gently cleanse and eliminate stored up toxins to prepare for optimum fat loss and enhanced health. PURE™ contains Ganeden BC30, a patented probiotic strain that is endorsed by Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic. GanedenBC30 is the trademarked name for the patented strain of probiotic bacteria, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. GanedenBC30 is not a drug. It is a natural supplement that can help support your digestive health and maintain your immune system.”
Basically this is a high probiotic supplement and digestive aid. Here is what Dr. Roizen , Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic has to say about the probiotic in Pure:
“Bacillus coagulans is one of the most exciting strains of “good” bacteria to come around because it can withstand extreme temperatures and the harsh acid in the stomach.”
Dr. Mercola takes it one step further saying,
Even though I’ve come to the conclusion that no one solution works for everyone, the Bacillus Coagulans strain has been proven highly effective. It’s the one I use personally, and the one we recommend in my clinic. It’s main benefits are that it is present in spore form, and survives the acidic environment of your stomach — making it to your small intestine where it does the most good. They also survive high temperatures and do not need to be refrigerated, which adds convenience.
The one down side is that he pills are not small. While I have found Pure to be very helpful especially at night before going to bed, you will have to swallow them one at a time.
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- Ganeden BC30: patented probiotic endorsed by Dr. Michael Roizen
- Alkasure Blend – Protects heart and improves cardiovascular function*
- Milk Thistle
- Dried Plums
- Digestive Enzymes
What is it?:
It feels like my wife and I have spent so much time looking for the perfect protein shake. Any time we think we have found “the one” there is something about it that just does not work for us. Either it has fake sugar like sucralose (splenda) or tastes beyond nasty. Besides, sucralose has been found to actually make you gain weight – not what we want. A lot of them had soy which is not good for men, and other sources of protein outside of whey just did not agree with our bodies.
For the longest time the best we could find was Jay Robb’s whey protein. But even that only had protein and little else – we wanted a shake that was more well rounded. At little as just over $2 per serving (less in bulk form) YES meets our stringent criteria for what we want in a protein shake. YES has 90 calories per serving, 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein along with a special blend that keeps us feeling full for quite a while. We also liked the fact that is is sweetened with Stevia and does not contain any fake sugars.
The real value add is that YES uses non-denatured whey. This means you that unlike heavily processed protein, which accounts for the vast majority of the market, YES contains the three precursors your body needs to produce Glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant. With over 89,000 medical articles documenting its benefits, Glutathione is the most critical and integral part of your body’s detoxification system. This also means it digests better and has more of the nutrients than heavily processed whey protein.
* According to Dr. Oz, America’s favorite doctor, starting your day with a whey protein shake can boost your metabolism by up to 25%.
** As seen in Men’s Health Magazine
*** International Dairy Journal, November 2010
The one problem with non-denatured whey is that once it is opened and exposed to air, it begins to denature. YES is sold in individual packets and in bulk powder form. While I do not know how long it takes for the protein to denature, we only buy the individual packets. The price is still good and it is easier to carry around.
Here is where the rubber meets the road. Every time we find a protein shake that has all the ingredients we want, it tastes so incredibly bad we can barely stomach a single serving. I am pleased to say YES tastes delicious. Creamy and sweet, it comes in either vanilla or chocolate. One friend described it as tasking like a Wendy’s shake. How can you get any better than that?
Ingredients. Click here for more details:
- 500mg Leanimmune Blend – Pomegranate, Carrot, Olive Leaf, Grape Seed Extract, Cissus, Irvinga, Acel, Alfalfa, Maqui, Spinach, Moringa, Broccolli
- 218mg Omega-3
- Purawhey – native whey protien
- Stevia Extract
What is it?:
The Better Body System is Yoli’s food program leveraging their product line. I say food program because the intention is not a “quick fix” diet nor does it require massive amounts of exercise like P90X. While exercise is important, it is not what makes you lose weight. In the end, it is your food plan that makes the most impact on lasting weight loss.
My wife and I, we have participated in nearly every type of diet known to man. This ranges from popular programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig to what many consider the more extreme ones offered at places such as the Optimal Health Clinic. We have tried massive exercise, Atkins, South Beach, you name it one of us has given it a go. None resulted in lasting weight loss and only a few actually helped us lose weight even for a short time. The problem was that many of them are short-term programs. Besides, no one can eat their frozen foods forever. Besides, if you read the ingredient labels you will see it is loaded with bad stuff like tons of preservatives and fake sugar. What is worse, the “do it yourself” diets such as Atkins can get very complicated fast. Just trying to figure out what you can and cannot eat is enough to give anyone vertigo. Just look at all the books on the subject. If you want to go down a rabbit hole of endless “eat this and not that” details, pick a diet and start your research.
What is unique about the Better Body Sytem is that it is very simple to follow. Basically it is a modified low-carb food plan designed for mega busy people that dont have the time to get a master’s degree in nutrition or buy elaborate ingredients. As much as many of us would love to spend the time to make elaborate healthy meals, our busy schedules mean that our choices get limited very fast.
The whole goal of the Better Body Sytem is to “reprogram” your body to burn fat and I am please to report that is exactly what happens. In my first week I was down over 10 pounds and it continues to come off. Whats more, the food program is set up to allow you to eat your favorite foods. That means that you dont have to say good bye to your favorite buffet – the plan lets you indulge. After all, food is meant to be enjoyed and the worst thing one can do is take away that enjoyment as that is the fastest way to diet failure.
Here is what Yoli’s web site says about the system:
The YOLI Better Body System was developed with the modern lifestyle in mind by experts in the field with over 10 years of professional experience working with people just like you.
Designed for rapid, safe weight loss, most participants experience results in their very first 48 hours & can lose anywhere from 7-15+ pounds in just their first 7 days!
The Bottom Line
As you can clearly see, I am sold on Yoli. What is important to note is that I did not make this decision lightly. I spent a considerable amount of time looking into Yoli – probably more than many would think is needed. In the end, the choice was clear.
Yoli has all the aspects required for a thriving business:
- Their executive team has the experience in both traditional business and Network Marketing and the critical “been there – done that” factor that is so important in an executive team. Their decisions and direction they have taken Yoli show sound wisdom and are are influenced by doing what is best for their teams of distributors. Additionally, their support system and on-line tools are truly world class. That means I don’t have to spend the time, money, and effort doing it myself.
- Yoli’s product line has all the right elements needed for you to succeed. The products are highly consumable, they have real value and live up to their claims, each has a certain level of exclusivity so important for any home business to compete in today’s climate, and the price points make them very attractive. Here is my bottom line – if I could only find Yoli’s products at a store that I hate at higher prices, I would still go and buy them. Yoli’s products are that good.
- Yoli’s compensation plan is very generous and designed for you to quickly become cash positive faster than many competing compensation models. Lets face it, many if not nearly all Network Marketing companies require 10-40+ customers consistently purchasing product before your own product is paid for. Yoli does this with as little as 2 to 4 consumers. Considering how attrition is the one thing that kills most Network Marketing businesses, getting someone free product with a fraction of effort required by other companies means more people buying your products over and over again.
As far as the Network Marketing business model, experience has shown that if one builds a business correctly Network Marketing is a valid and viable option. It also is often the only choice available to those that cannot just quit their day job. Many of us have families to consider and, given the high cost of health care, until another stream of income can be built, we need to keep our jobs. That means many have 2 choices – either give up and work their 9-5 forever or take a few hours each week and start to build something lasting for them and their families.
It is important to me that I chose a business that has all the right elements for nearly anyone to find lasting success. I looked at quite a few different companies before making my decision. I encourage you to do the same. If you come to the same conclusion that Yoli is a superior opportunity, contact me and ask about our free leadership and mentoring program. One truism about Network Marketing that separates it from any other business out there is that you cannot succeed by yourself. Click here to learn the benefits of working with our team.