Ludaxx Review: Sugar blocking weightloss
When Ludaxx first popped up on my radar, I hoped it would be some sort of alien spaceship fusion with network marketing. I have no idea what that actually means, but with the Ludaxx website refusing to divulge any information about the business unless I clicked an affiliate link I let my imagination run wild with all sorts of ideas.
When I bypassed Ludaxx’s silly affiliate referral system, things looked promising as a dramatic score started playing and the Ludaxx marketing video rolled tape (actual screenshot below):
There is a threat…
An epidemic is here…
Everyone is at risk…
It’s in our food…
It is in our drinks…
It is toxic to our body…
We loved it as kids…and became addicted…
But it can hurt us… and destroy our lives…
They had me hooked. Just what on Earth had these aliens done and what was Ludaxx going to have me selling to fight back with? Food and drink cleaning pills? Teleportation devices?! FREAKING LASER GUNS?!? I DON’T CARE, WHATEVER IT TAKES JUST SIGN ME UP NOW!
Moments later however I was somewhat disappointed to learn that Ludaxx had nothing to do with little green men from outerspace, much less an alien invasion.
Well, at least not unless they were invading Earth running around force-feeding everyone sugar. Read on for a full review of the Ludaxx MLM business opportunity.
Ludaxx was founded in January 2010 by Andrew Lu (photo right) and operates out of the state of Utah in the US.
In founding Ludaxx, Lu appears to have gone into business with his father and brother:
During the “Great Culture Revolution” period, schools were closed in China. Most students were sent to the countryside for “re-education.” Jimmy Lu was one of these students.
At the age of sixteen, Jimmy left his family as an “intellectual youth” and was trained as a “barefoot doctor”. He worked under conditions where sanitation, hygiene and preventative healthcare were relatively unknown.
He learned the basic techniques of both traditional Chinese and Western medicine and became an educator, farmer, and healthcare provider for the people and their animals.
After being taught the power of natural herbs, Jimmy began collecting and growing the herbs himself and encouraged the people to do the same. He saw great success, as demonstrated by the healthy changes of the villagers, farmers, and animals he served.
Jimmy’s focus remained primarily on preventative health through proper nutrition and educating people to take control of their own outcomes.
After years of service as a barefoot doctor, Jimmy took advantage of an opportunity to study material sciences and engineering.
He completed that course of study and then became a licensed attorney in China. He was later the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship at the University of Utah where he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration.
Jimmy remains sensitive to his earlier training as a barefoot doctor and has conceptualized a product formulation and business plan that combines the best of his experiences in China with current research and technologies.
Along with his two sons, Andrew and Daniel, who grew up with the benefits of their father’s passion, they formed Ludaxx.
Quite the story there I’m sure you’ll agree (no aliens though, damn).
The Ludaxx Product Line
Ludaxx’s flagship product is the sugar blocker ‘F21’. Ludaxx claim that F21 is an
all natural sugar blocker to help limit your blood sugar absorption.
Active ingredients in F21 include L-Arabinose, Konjac–Mannan and polysaccharide PSK.
A bottle of Ludaxx F21 seems to go for around $70-$80 USD. Ludaxx also market an anti-oxidant pill (‘Pearl’, $80 USD) and herbal tea (‘KonLi’, around $55 USD).
The Ludaxx Compensation Plan
Ludaxx offer their members retail, Fast Start and unilvel commissions. The company also offers two bonus pools for members to participate in as well as a generation bonus to extend the seven level unilevel commmissions structure they use.
Ludaxx offer retail commissions on product sales. Retail commissions are calculated as being the difference between the wholesale cost of products and the retail cost they sell for.
Fast Start Commissions
Ludaxx’s Fast Start Commissions pay out a 25% Fast Start Commission on any Fast Start orders made by a newly recruited company member. A 10% commission is also paid to the recruiting member’s upline and 10% to the upline’s upline (2 levels above the recruiting member).
Ludaxx Fast Start packs range in price from $36 (‘KonLi Promotion Package’) to $1016 (‘Emerald Business Builder Package’).
The residual income component of the Luddax compensation plan revolves around a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places you at the top and each member or customer you recruit is placed directly underneath you (your level 1). Any members your level 1 recruit then form your level 2 and so on and so forth.
Using this unilevel commission structure, Ludaxx pay out their members residual commissions down seven levels. How many levels a Ludaxx member is paid out on depends on their membership level:
- Crown Distributor – 5% on levels 1 and 2 (50 PV a month required)
- Sapphire Crown – 5% on levels 1 to 3 (50 PV and 1000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least three new preferred customers or Crown Distributors)
- Ruby Crown – 5% on levels 1 to 4 (50 PV and 5000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least three new preferred customers or Crown Distributors)
- Emerald Crown – 5% on levels 1 to 5 (50 PV and 10,000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least three new preferred customers or Crown Distributors)
- Crown Diamond – 5% on levels 1 to 6 (100 PV and 20,000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least 4 new preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 3 unilevel legs)
- Crown Double Diamond – 5% on all levels (100 PV and 50,000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least 4 new preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 3 unilevel legs)
- Crown Triple Diamond – 5% on all levels (100 PV and 100,000 QV a month required, must have recruited at least 5 preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 3 unilevel legs)
- Silver Crown Triple Diamond – 5% on all levels (100 PV and 250,000 GV a month required, must have recruited at least 5 preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 4 unilevel legs)
- Gold Crown Triple Diamond – 5% on all levels (100 PV and 500,000 GV a month required, must have recruited at least 6 preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 4 unilevel legs)
- Platinum Crown Triple Diamond – 5% on all levels (1oo PV and 1,000,000 GV a month required, must have recruited at least 7 preferred customers or Crown Distributors and have at least 4 unilevel legs)
Note that PV is ‘Personal Volume’ (sales volume you make yourself) and GV is ‘Group Volume’ (sales volume your entire unilevel team makes). From Crown Diamond level, only 60% of your total monthly qualifying GV can come from any one individual unilevel leg.
FastTrack Bonus Pool
The Fast Track Bonus Pool is made up of 5% of all Fast Start Pack sales and 1% of global commisionable sales volume. The Fast Track Bonus Pool is split between all qualifying distributors up to the Crown Double Diamond membership level.
Ludaxx state that qualification for a share in the Fast Track Bonus Pool involved distributors ‘completing a Fast Track enrollment tree’, but don’t actually specific what this is.
Crown Triple Diamond Generation Bonus
The Crown Triple Diamond Bonus expands the seven levels of the residual unilevel commissions by using distributor generations.
Starting at the Crown Triple Diamond level and level 7 of your unilevel organisation, a generation is defined as all the members between level 7 of your unilevel organisation and the first Crown Triple Diamond or higher member found in your unilevel organisation.
Each unilevel leg operates individually and has no bearing on the other legs in your unilevel organisation.
For example, if on one particular unilevel leg you had 15 levels and a Crown Triple Diamond member on level 12. For this particular leg your first generation would be defined as all the members between level 7 and level 12 of this leg. If there was another Crown Triple Diamond member before level 12, your second generation would be defined between level 12 and this level.
Commissions paid out on members in a generation are an additional 3%, with Crown Triple Diamonds earning on one generation, Silver Crown Triple Diamonds earning on two generations, Gold Crown Triple Diamonds on three generations and Platinum Crown Triple Diamonds on four generations.
Crown Triple Diamond Leadership Bonus Pool
2% of Ludaxx global sales are put into the Crown Triple Diamond Leadership Bonus Pool with the company stating that ‘all qualified Crown Triple Diamond Distributors can receive shares in this bonus pool based on results‘.
Ludaxx do not however publicly clarify what these qualification results are.
Membership to Ludaxx as a ‘Crown Distributor’ is $30 (the cost of the ‘Ludaxx Distributor Startup Kit’). Fast Start Packs can be purchased for at an additional cost but are entirely optional.
The weight-loss niche in MLM is pretty crowded and as a Ludaxx member you’re going to have to work pretty hard to differentiate yourself and Ludaxx’s products from your competitors.
Product wise I think sugar blocking might be a bit of a narrow approach to weight-loss but I guess that’s going to be up to the individual evaluating whether or not Ludaxx’s products are for them.
As far as the compensation plan goes there’s a solid retail offering with ‘preferred customers’ only able to make retail sales. I believe the only qualification to become a preferred customer is a monthly minimum autoship spend (50 PV I think as it’s not specified by Ludaxx in their compensation plan material).
There are recruitment requirements beyond the Crown Distributor membership level however these include preferred customers so I don’t see a problem there.
All in all Ludaxx probably isn’t going to be the easiest product range to market but if you’re confident you know enough people who are conscious about the amount of sugar they consume or feel you could market Ludaxx’s products over the internet, I don’t see any hiccups with this opportunity.
One final bit of advice though, if you do decide to join and sign up as a Ludaxx distributor, you might want to find out why they chose that particular name. I imagine ‘what’s a Ludaxx?’ is probably something Ludaxx distributors get asked quite often.
(Personally I have no idea).
A Ludaxx is a Lorax’s cousin.
Actually, barefoot doctors are rarely if ever trained in Western medicine. Sounds like PR spin to me.
I have no idea if this product works or the company legitimacy but ‘in theory’ blocking sugar could work. Sugar is technically pure carbs and if you cut your carb intake to below 30g per day your body effectively switches from burning carb to burning fat.
The product would need to be more of a ‘carb’ blocker than simply a sugar blocker because eating carbs takes the body back out of ketosis. There i an alternative to this product though which I guarantee work, go on a low carb diet! (Dr Atkins).
I know ketosis works, but you also end up smelling funny. 😉 It’s discussed on, of all shows, “Security Now!” on Twit.tv. Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte talk about it all the time.
But it’s easier just NOT consume the sugar in the first place.
The Jimmy in the article is not this Jimmy. 🙂
In fact, this Jimmy may change his gravatar.
@e The hell’s a Lorax?
I think my alien subconcious might have been triggered by K-pax. Anything that ends with an ‘X’ now has something to do with aliens.
custom avatars are always encouraged, makes reading the discussion a bit easier on the eyes.
In Ludaxx: ‘Lu’ stands for Jimmy Lu, ‘da’ stands for his sons Daniel and Andrew and ‘xx’ stands for two sugar blockers L-Arabisone and Konjac-Mannan.
Polysaccharide PSK is synthetic sugar added to suppress the unpleasant taste of sugar blockers.
Mixture of natural sugar blockers and synthetic sugar in Ludaxx is a dangerous concoction with untested long term side effects on consumer’s health.
Thanks for clearing that up Observer, hell of a way to name a company lol.
@Oz here’s a Lorax http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1482459/
Must not have made it down under yet.
Oh that stupid thing! Yeah seen the promo trailers about but never really paid attention to what it was called :).
You don’t have to insult a lot of kid’s memories…
(I’m testing my new gravatar)
Like the new gravatar.
That is not right.
Ludaxx is an acronym name. Lu stands for the family name. D- stands for Daniel. A-stands for Andrew. XX stands for everyone else.
Not a PR spin.
Umm…I don’t know where you get your information from, but PSK is not a synthetic sugar. Look at wiki: PSK “is a protein-bound polysaccharide, which is used as an immune system boosting agent in the treatment of cancer…” PSKs are derived from the versicolor mushroom family.
How about you guys are both wrong? 😀
Saccharrides are carbohydrates, which is just one step away from true sugar.
PSK, by wikipedia entry, has nothing to do with sugar blocking, unless they claim it’s some “custom formulation / application”.
Which part? About being barefoot doctor, or about western medicine?
It’s promoted as an immune support/antioxidant (PSK) at Ludaxx. Not a sugar blocker.
Barefoot doctor. Jimmy Lu is the real deal. I guess you’d just have to know him. 🙂 They are not trying to sell a false story. Most of their products have been used within their own family before it became a company.
@ K. Chang
True. I was just taking what wiki said. From my understanding, Ludaxx is using L-Arabinose to do the sugar blocking and the PSK as an antioxidant, meant to support the immune system.
Sounds like a pretty cool combination, if you ask me. I have yet to see anything else out there like this.
I met Jimmy in Utah this weekend. He’s quite a character and his theory behind his product is well tested.
All great comments. Ludaxx products really work, I was skeptical until I tried them myself and saw instant results.
This company is in the right time/right place and is a great opportunity.
These guys- if we look further into them, sound like they were Amway IBOs at sometime. They are using all of Amways terms.
I got involved with the company before its launch through a friend of mine. I don’t have any dramatic stories of untold riches. I did however find success and it did a good job at supplementing my income.
As far as the product itself – it does block sugar. I tried it firsthand on my diabetic brother. Sugar is a molecule that is broken down into fructose and glucose – which allows the body to absorb the sugar. The science is pretty straight forward. Block the enzymes that break sugar into glucose an fructose.
I can definitely provide whoever’s interested with video of my brother testing the product as well as answer any questions about the product. As far as the business side – it’s MLM.
It’s all about knowing how to play the game. I’m only interested in selling the product, not so much in recruiting.
I prefer the all natural sugar alternative “Stevia”, which costs about $7 in the supermarkets for 100 tablets.
No need to buy from a distributor in a pyramid style selling group for an inflated price.
It’s a *much* healthier alternative which has been tested by the FDA and is safe for long-term use.
Are there any scientific studies? Peer reviewed? Product sounds good but the ingredients say “all natural…. Don’t recognize any of them as natural.
I’d like to take the product but want to see studies that its actually safe thanks in advance.
I have been on the sugar blocker since June 25 2012. To date I have lost 15.5 pounds and 2 1/2 inches around the waist. No Diet, No Exercise (my bad), no change in life style.
Also my cholesterol has dropped 37 point (Dr. said was huge) and Bilirubin 5 points. I have a friend who is diabetic on 2500 mg Metformin and 17 Units of Insulin, his blood sugar was 126 NOW after 3 months down to 1000 mg Metformin, 7 units Insulin and blood sugar level 82.8. His doctor/specialist says he is no longer diabetic.
Hundreds of testimonials are coming in each day, can you afford not to protect your body from the sugar that is put into 80% of the food we consume????
I think that the concept of Ludaxx is great. However, there are other competitor’s that offer essentially the same l-arabinose sucrase blocker at a lower price. Also, most of the clinical data regarding the use of the sucrase blocker comes from other sources.
I also think that (while effective) the price of Ludaxx is way too high–probably due to the sales strategy employed by the company.
Bottomline: Look elsewhere for althernative sucrase inhibitors at lower price.
Keith is absolutely correct. L-Arabinose is not new and the Ludaxx product is over-priced for what it is.
They should have at least added white kidney bean extract to block the starches too and perhaps some niacin bound chromium to provide glycemic index cleanup for what wasn’t blocked. 😉
I couldn’t help but to post after reading this thread as I have sold nutritional supplements for almost 20 years.
Can any of you recommend any other specific product that does block sugar? What exactly are these Ludaxx products supposed to do? Help you lose weight??
I have friends that are selling these products and would give them a try–but what do they do-block sugar intake..to help you lose weight?
I want to see the science which is nowhere to be found. Don’t get sold down the street on this. As one reader points out its all marketing fluff.
I suspect whatever they are using has been licensed from somebody else which means this company has no longevity whatsoever and all their products are probably co-packed. I see this company gone in 24 months.
No scientific studies on the product itself. Although it sounds like a great concept, putting something in my body that has ZERO studies or scientific proof I’m very weary.
Hopefully the side effects aren’t like prescription drugs…… Especially with a company that is an “LLC” anyone can open an LLC.
Cut back on the sugar and save your life……. Do your research and not on University of Google anyone can put anything they want on google
Good discussion on the posts. Other companies in the carb blocking area have considerable science to back their products, but Ludaxx puts their profits into staff who emotionally testify about their products (to increase sales).
The CEO apparently is a farmer, educator, barefoot doctor, engineer, lawyer, MBA, and now CEO. (When will he make up his mind as to what he really wants to be?) I don’t think that barefoot doctor has much significance with regard to medical knowledge in the U.S.
Also, what is the real background of the CEO in areas of executive management and product development?
I am so glad that I was able to see everyones comments bc I was just going to attend one of their seminars on Monday the 25th.
My dad is a diatbetic and has always been healthy and unfortunatley became a diatbetic after an infection. Now after 8 yrs insulin dependent, his sugar levels have always been from 80 to 110 and all of the sudden at the age of 75, his levels are all out of wack, so this sounded great.
But if the procducts that are FDA approved and we can pick them up at an GNC, why take the chance on these people that we cannot prove who they are. And with all that backround he should have became a doctor in the US.
There seems to be so much confusion about these products and the company. Ludaxx is an MLM company. The previous blogs about how the company came up with their name is true.
The products were prepared to hit the shelves and sell retail but the Lu’s have a long extensive history with MLM and decided to pull it from the retail stores. The ingredients are all natural.
The competitors with other sugar blockers have chromium, which is also a natural trace element but in higher levels can cause multi level organ and tissue damage. This is one of the ingredients used in Stevia.
The Ludaxx products are a whole food and does not have to be regulated by FDA. Most of your GNC and all natural foods are not FDA regulated. The science is behind the formula in which the Lu’s put their name behind the company.
Who does that? Only those who can back up their claims and not worried about hiding. This is how confident they are about the products.
Jimmy Lu did practice holistic medicine in China. Western Medicine does not accept holistic practices as a doctor. He decided to seek an alternative when he arrived because he did not want to practice Western Medicinal practices because he believes in the natural plant based preventative remedies.
They are not here to cure diseases but the products, based on ancient practices and specifically formulated to provide the balance that our body needs.
F21, blocks sucrose only, a type of sugar found in many products. The concept is to not allow blood glucose levels to rise after eating sucrose. The rise in blood sugar levels cause inflammation and vascular damage thus leading to organ over load and healthy cell depletion.
It is an extremely simple concept that works all of the time. We do get enough sugars from carbs and will have a product soon that will help block those sugars but we are still working on the taste because as you know bad sugars are what makes foods and drinks taste good.
About PSK, most of the theories above are absolutely in correct. Do you know PSK is used worldwide to help treat cancer? That’s right! Because sugar feeds on cancer cells16x more. Thus sugar provides a blood supply to tumor growth.
The U.S. is one of the few countries that do not use this ingredient and yet we have the highest incidences of cancer in the world with 1 out of 3 men and 1 out of 2 women will develop cancer.
I can go on about the extensive research with each ingredient and yes we have people everyday lowering their Diabetic medications or even coming off. So if you have a product that is all natural, blocks absorption of sucrose into the body, is an antioxidant, can help prevent tumor cell growth, and you may loose weight then the $50.
Per month price per bottle is relatively inexpensive. If the distributors make the money rather than advertisements and higher corporate CEO’s, CEE’s, Presidents, managers etc. Then so be it. This is an MLM that promotes leaders and we get paid to lead with a product.
I understand there are many skeptics out there and MLM is not for the weak. But if you do not get anything else out of my post, please take this to heart. Don’t let anyone talk you out of something without trying it first, especially if they write a couple of sentences to get their voice heard but has no concept of the company and/or products, does 5 minutes of research and think they have all the answers, or they may be too scared to work hard.
Either way, I currently practice Western Medication but over the past 8 months with Ludaxx, I have done over 200 hours of personal research, know these products inside and out and can tell you they work. If you are looking for a weight loss product this is not the business it is the only side effect that can occur. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, then this is the product.
(Ozedit: recruitment spam removed)
Does the company pay MORE for recruiting distributors than for recruiting preferred customers?
If you recruit a preferred customer, you and your upline (2 levels up) can earn retail commission, 25+10+10%.
If you recruit a distributor, you and your upline will earn similar commissions (25+10+10%), PLUS an additional commission to people in your upline?
* Fast Start Commission (equals retail commission)
* Unilevel Commissions
* FastTrack Bonus Pool
* Crown Triple Diamond Generation Bonus
* Crown Triple Diamond Leadership Bonus Pool
With a compensation plan like that, most people will probably try to sell the income opportunity rather than the products?
Do you need to recruit any customers at all, or can you simply focus on building a downline of distributors?
So changing strategy in mid-stride, makes for interesting story, but speaks volumes about lack of leadership (should have considered this before making a single product) Besides, this is all hearsay (i.e. came from them, has no bearing on business model itself)
So what? Plenty of natural poisons in the world. Ephedra was “all natural” too.
We’re not talking about the competitors. We’re talking about the business model.
Technically, this is a food supplement, and has NO therapeutic value. Any claims to do so will result in FDA classifying it as a DRUG, and since there was no formal tests done, result in it being OUTLAWED. (And please don’t go into a tangent about FDA being “rogue agency”)
There is no claim. They are NOT ALLOWED to make any claims. Read that label again.
Bull**** on two levels.
1) A lot of holistic medicine CANNOT be proven to be effective by science, and
2) It doesn’t need western medicine to “accept” Eastern medicine. it just needs to government to accept eastern medicine, and most insurance companies and governments already have.
Besides, no insurance company or government is going to PAY for this food supplement. (And you can get doctorate of acupuncture and holistic medicine in plenty of university around the US, and even practice as such)
Again, cool story, may have some truth, but it ain’t the whole truth.
Great weasel speak, bravo. I’m not here to cure you, just to restore your balance (which results in you being cured). Muaha-ha-ha-ha.
But are you recruiting buyers (i.e. retail customers), or merely more downlines? Or are you going down Herbalife’s path, in that you have NO IDEA?
That “dare” is so lame… Are you in elementary school?
Don’t shoot yourself in the head. There, try it first. I dare you.
I believe you may need to do some research. There is an abundant amount of research with all natural products. As you will see, I do not get offended with “street talk”. Simply stating my point of view. Anything can be arguable, especially when it comes to any new products and many can make blogs such as this.
When you have spent over 18 years in medical field, have watched hundreds of people die from un-natural causes, performed autopsies, and above all search for alternative ways to practice medicine, then you comments may be more accepted.
I gave you my email, you are more than welcome to contact me and I will forward over the research that has been been concluded with the ingredients we use. Over 40 years of research (Ozedit: email was removed due to recruitment spam spiel, feel free to link to said research).
The claim is the F21 inhibits sucrose from splitting into 2 molecules, becomes a pre-biotic, and is an anti-oxidant. I am pretty sure I was not going into a tangent about the FDA.
Again, I consistently work with the FDA as I am a prescriber of medications and I am well aware of the P & P’s of the FDA, the trademarks, and black label warnings.
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I am about the products. Preferred customers only want to use the products; therefore, as an MLM there is no commission on preferred.
We promote these products in our Family and Urgent Care clinic. While the products are new, the ingredients have been used, some since the BC era. Nih.gov is a website that I have used to research these ingredients among others.
If more people would just take the time and understand the message we are sending we would not be in this healthcare crisis. It is simple, eat less sugar. We all want to do this but it is difficult.
One of the best Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig explains the sugar crisis so well with his speech. I encourage everyone to just listen.
He is not affiliated with this company what so ever but delivers a message for those to become more diligent about the food choices they make. You can find the video on you tube and type in his name, “The Truth Behind Sugars”.
Hope this helps.
Well the good news is they have a 20 patent pending product. I can see this sticking around for a while.
L arabinose is found in fruits. Selectively inhibits intestinal sucrase activity in an uncompetitive manner and supresses the glycemic response after sucrose ingestion by inhibition of sucrase activity.
Polysaccaride Kreston is derived from the versicolour mushroom that is extracted and has been widely studied and used. The properties of PSK alone is over whelming.
Konjac Mannan is a dietary fiber. This has been used to help control rising glycemic levels. These are the 3 ingredients of the F21, all natural sugar blocker. No other additives or preservatives.
The concept is chewing the tablets before eating sucrose. It blocks the damage sucrose causes. Many of us know sugar is bad, but do you really know how it damages the body over time.
I encourage everyone to just research “toxic sugars” and understand the dangers of it. If you can decrease the intake of excess sugars daily, then you do not need this blog or the F21.
If anything, when doing your “research” do not use wiki-pedia. Wiki-pedia is not a scholarly site, use nih.gov, cdc.org, and niosh.gov
Retail sale to a preferred customer should normally have the same profit margins as sale to a distributor?
You’re selling the SAME product to either a customer or to a distributor. Selling to a distributor generates more commission to the upline than selling to a customer.
Do you need to have any external customers at all?
In most of the material I have seen, external customers have hardly been mentioned at all. The company seems to be 95% focused on recruitment. Its vision about being balanced isn’t exactly well reflected on its website.
Here’s the information about its Launch Cruise:
External customers wasn’t mentioned at all. “Enroll” was mentioned directly or indirectly 11 times.
No I don’t. I simply object to your super-simplified implications.
“All natural” does not automatically equal “good for you”. You don’t need “18 years of experience” to know that.
Your argument revolves around alleged effectiveness of certain ingredients in the Ludaxx product, embellished with various “narrative” (marketing speak) from Ludaxx themselves such as origin of founder.
The problem with the logic, that “effective ingredients equals effective product” is that it’s NOT proven at all.
Furthermore, there are serious questions about the business model that seem to emphasize recruiting instead of selling the products.
It seems you are enthralled by the marketing speak touting the product’s potential efficacies, instead of taking a critical look at the claims and the legal implications.
Pectin? (The stuff used to make jam)
I googled some of the ingredients, e.g. L-Arabinose. “It’s all natural” was quite accurate. It’s mostly made of fruit.
Ludaxx operates out of Utah, a location well known for its hands off approach to dietary supplements, fat burner’s, muscle builders, quasi-steroids, and sexual enhancement powders.
Senior Senator Orrin Hatch is a virtual member of this State’s #1 industry and successfully keeps the FDA as well as other agencies from getting too close. Make up any formulation you want, call it anything you want and it can be bottled in Utah.
The last thing that matters is if it works…. so long as it does not kill or incapacitate anyone. Its cheap. Sell it for a lot. multi-level market it. Its all been done a thousand times before.
Snake venom is all natural so are poison ivy and poison mushrooms
L-Arabinose is a relatively common part of fruits and vegetables, along with pectin. Pectin (E-440) is sold for $14-$17 per kilo. Arabinose only had a stub article in Wikipedia, so I checked pectin for more details. Arabinose is named after “Gum Arabic” ($6.50 per kilo in Senegal), another food additive.
Konjak-Mannan is a food additive E-425 in Europe, and in Asia it’s sold as fruit jelly snacks. So Jimmy Lu’s story about his family using the product is obviously true. 🙂
It’s more difficut to find a connection between his role as a barefoot doctor and the ingredients.
The ingredients are grouped as “Thickeners, stabilisers & emulsifiers” in the E-list, the two ingredients I have checked.
Probably jam he pulled from between his toes. Whatever it is, apparently it won’t kill you and it can plausibly be touted as having some benefit. Whether it does or not is beside the point. What matters is if people will buy it.
Barefoot Doctors is another word for the homeless….at least in Santa Cruz, California
I don’t agree it’s cheap, I was told the cost is $65/month. Better to take more soluble fiber in your diet, and there are no good research studies that have been done on this particular product in actual humans, just anecdotal evidence.
Just as with ephedra, sure you will lose weight but buyer beware, we just don’t know what the side effects could be.
Ephedra has nothing to do with this product. These ingredients are naturally occurring, and you are already taking the major one in the fruit you eat. It’s just being packaged in a simple chewable that you consume before drinking your large coke, or eating a multitude of foods that contain an obscene amount of sugar.
Soluble fiber is not going to stop you from bringing in a scary amount of sugar on a daily basis and processing it, because that happens in your stomach. Not your intestines.
And yes, studies have been done on each of the three ingredients in ACTUAL HUMANS, do some research. Everyone here is smart, and I shouldn’t have to educate anyone on what research has been done on each single ingredient, to point out the fact that packaging them together into a tablet that you chew before ingesting ridiculous amounts of sugar DOESN’T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS.
And more importantly, side effects? The FDA flags all kinds of drugs for marketing that have ridiculously bad side effects. THESE ARE NOT SYNTHETIC. THEY DON’T COME FROM A DAMN LABORATORY. Get that through your head, it’s not what you’re thinking it is. Do some research!
The snake poison being ‘All natural’…that was a new level of ridiculous.
Who cares about where it’s from. It genuinely works. Both scientifically and through personal proof of effect. The real truth is WHERE IT’S FROM IS THE LEAST IMPORTANT THING. And stop bringing politics into a product’s effectiveness, they’re mutually exclusive.
And MOST importantly, @K. Chang
Fact being, effective ingredients equals effective product, that’s SIMPLE science. Packaging together three things that are great for your body into a chewable tablet, that with each ingredient shows marked improvement in the health of the body overall, doesn’t somehow make it NOT work when they’re brought together.
I can’t see how you, who speaks so much of practiced medicine, could say that putting together three things that work great by themselves, in a simple ingestion method together, could somehow make them NOT do the ONLY thing they do for the human body. Are…are you kidding me?
Now, I could see that if you were talking about synthetics or cosmetic drugs, but we’re talking about simple natural ingredients. I just don’t understand the logic behind it. Either you’re just a born skeptic and I don’t have enough proof in the world to move you to be a believer, or you’re just a pessimist and it’s not worth anyone’s time to change your mind.
You gotta figure that out for yourself.
Hey, don’t look at me.
YOU are the one parroting what you’ve been told in that “all natural” means something and then YOU go on to infer that “all natural” sugar is poisonous.
FACT being ????
To what “FACT” are you referring ??
“Simple ingredients equals effective product” ???
That’s not a “FACT” that’s a truism
No wonder blogs such as this are needed.
Nothing drives me more batty than walking into a provider’s office to see them promoting MLM products more than anything. I’m not saying the product works or doesn’t work, but here they are helping patients increase their quality of life, but also serving their own self-interests. It just makes it “look” like the provider is caring for you, but more importantly selling you something. Just poor taste IMHO.
And once again, the beautiful state of Utah is pouring out more MLM’s. their saturated with health promoting MLMs. You can’t drive through a single city along the Wasatch Front without having it in your face. You can’t go to church without being hit up for a meeting and being asked to “bring some ice”.
The fastest way to lose friends…