Solex fails to provide ownership or executive information on its website, at least not directly.

Kaj Larsen is cited as CEO on various Solex website blog posts. Loran Swensen is cited as Solex’s President.

Both Solex and Kaj Larsen are based out of Utah.

I wasn’t able to put together an MLM history on Larsen. His LinkedIn profile also doesn’t appear to have any employment history (I wasn’t logged in so maybe it was hidden?).

Loran Swensen’s LinkedIn profile places him in Arizona. In addition to his role at Solex, Swensen is also CEO of Innergy Development.

According to its website, Innergy Development is “a pivotal figure in advancing human wellness and holistic wellbeing.”

Products featured on Innergy Development’s website include:

  • Theta Chamber – “allows your brain to move to the “theta state”” and sells for $78,500
  • Inner Light LED Bed – “encourages relaxation” and sells for $49,900
  • Inner Breath Hydrogen – “provides extensive protection against oxidative stress, inflammation, and allergic reactions” and sells for $5999 to $7200
  • RF Inner Cleanse – “a thermal shock wave depth conditioning instrument that circulates RF (Radio Frequency) vibration energy through the meridians of the feet to the whole body” that sells for $1345
  • Illuma Elite – “create[s] both 99.9% Hydrogen (H2) Or Medical Grade Ozone (O3)” and sells for $21,800
  • Hyper Cube – “offers a gentle pressure ambient air environment, paired with a bed and Aqoustic [sic] Light Wave Therapy” and sells for $82,500
  • Infinity Mat – “provides ergonomic support, recharging capabilities, and energy balancing features”, retails at $2497
  • InnerSlim – “targeted muscle stimulation, triggering profound muscle contractions” and sells for $48,800
  • ReFire Detox – “the world’s first Pressurized application of Transdermal Ozone” and sells for $69,500

Innergy Development claims its products offer “the latest in technology … with a price tag you can afford”. There is no FDA disclaimer on Innergy Development’s website.

Putting together Swensen’s history is a bit of a rabbit hole.

In or around 1993, Swensen (right) opened up a 3D animation video company called Multi-Dimensional Studios in Utah.

In 1998 Swensen, with business partner Jonathan Neville registered BioPulse. BioPulse shared office space with Multi-Dimensional Studios in Utah.

As reported by Norma Wagner of the Salt Like Tribune in February 2001, BioPulse opened up a “hotel clinic” in Tijuana, Mexico.

The Tijuana hotel clinic began taking reservations from patients in January and treats about 15 patients per month, said Neville.

BioPulse patients travel to Tijuana, Mexico, stay in a hotel, and pay $10,800 for the recommended three-week program where they receive as many as a dozen treatments.

Through its Tijuana clinic, BioPulse marketed questionable treatments to patients suffering from “AIDS, cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis A, B and C, other degenerative diseases and chemical dependency.”

Neither Neville, Swensen nor the company’s two other listed officers hold medical licenses with the state of Utah.

And since they do not appear to be diagnosing or treating patients — but instead refer them to the hotel-based clinic — the state Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) has no purview over the organization, said DOPL spokesman Kim Morris.

The BioPulse treatment of most concern to Utah doctors is “colonics,” or intense enemas.

Intense enemas, which are becoming increasingly popular in alternative medicine, can break the wall of the colon, “which is extremely dangerous,” said Jay Jacobson, an infectious disease specialist at LDS and University hospitals in Salt Lake City.

Responded Neville: “We’re careful to have qualified physicians and nursing staff who understand the risks and take all precautions. They know what they’re doing.”

Another treatment that concerned the doctors is “Chelation Therapy” where chemicals are put in a patient’s bloodstream to remove heavy metals associated with such illnesses as lead poisoning.

But medical studies in the 1970s proved that its use for other therapies offers no benefits, [Marc Babitz, a family practice doctor at the University of Utah School of Medicine] said.

[BioPulse’s] web site also uses — often wrongly — medical jargon that the average person cannot understand, doesn’t back up its claims with any statistics or studies, and charges a lot of money for treatments not approved by the FDA, both physicians said.

In describing “Ultraviolet Blood Illumination,” BioPulse staff say the technique uses ultraviolet light as a disinfectant to kill viruses and bacteria.

They say the treatment produces “a custom-made vaccine” for the client and claims it has proven effective in the treatment of such “virus-causing diseases” as AIDS, hepatitis A, B and C, pneumonia, mononucleosis and herpes.

“It’s a misuse of language, it’s nothing like vaccines because vaccines don’t kill pathogens, they protect against them,” Jacobson said. ”

And these are not virus-causing diseases, these are diseases caused by a virus.”

“It’s sad when you can’t offer hope in traditional medicine. Often the normal response for patients is to search out other remedies,” said Babitz.

“But this is way off the map. This is harmful psychologically, physically and financially with absolutely no foundation for  success. It’s preying on unfortunate individuals.”

Neville said during the next few years, 25 other BioPulse rejuvenation centers will open throughout the world, but not in the United States until the company gets FDA approval to perform its therapies stateside.

Three months after it opened, BioPulse’s Tijuana clinic was shut down for offering “unauthorized treatments”.

BioPulse International, was prohibited from continuing an unauthorized treatment in which it used insulin to induce a coma-like state that it believed could work as a cancer treatment, Gruel said.

Loran Swensen, president of the publicly traded company based in Salt Lake City, said he is applying to the Mexican government for permission to continue the treatment.

BioPulse’s Tijuana clinic never reopened. At some point the company appears to have relocated from Utah to southern California.

A year after its Tijuana clinic was shut down, BioPulse appears to have been selling a “magic water” formula going by the name MICOM.

In April 2002 Joyce Brown was convicted of second-degree manslaughter. The charges followed the death of Edward Steward, a “health guest” Brown was “treating” with MICOM.

As reported by the Daily News, Brown had been dripping MICOM “into the veins of terminal cancer patients at her Kelso home.”

Brown claimed she was taught how to administer MICOM by Reynaldo Maldonado at his Mexican clinic.

Maldonado claims to have learnt about MICOM from then California resident Bobby Simpson.

Maldonado now says that he saw MICOM mixed with a 2-by-4 in a horse barn in Norco, Calif., by Bobby Simpson, who claimed that spiritual guidance and vast learning allowed him to invent this miracle cure.

“I stopped using his technology shortly after I found out that the quality controls were well below health standards,” Maldonado wrote in an e-mail to The Daily News.

Bobby Simpson’s son and business manager, Kim Simpson, laughed at Maldonado’s assertion.

He said he and his father, who suffered a stroke a year ago, mix the MICOM in a “facility in Norco, four walls, a roof, nice floor.”

Kim Simpson said he cut Maldonado out of the business after Steward died because Maldonado was packaging MICOM in IV bags in Juarez and shipping them to the United States.

“It was not supposed to come across the border, especially in IV bags. We didn’t want to go there,” Kim Simpson said. “We’re trying to stay away from any intrusive therapies.”

Outside of their dispute, Maldonado and Kim Simpson both chastised Brown after learning of Steward’s death.

Maldonado and Kim Simpson do agree on blaming Brown for treating people with intravenous infusions.

She should have stuck to dispensing MICOM as a drink, they said.

As part of their story on Steward’s death, The Daily News reached out to Loran Swensen.

MICOM hasn’t been tested in clinical studies, though BioPulse International, a small medical research company based in Salt Lake City, talked with the Simpsons.

The problem with MICOM was that it came in varying strengths, BioPulse president Loran Swensen said. Diluting it, he said, “wasn’t our job.”

In July 2002 the FTC filed a lawsuit against BioPulse, Jonathan Neville and Swenson.

Citing multiple violations of the FTC Act, the federal regulator alleged BioPulse’s treatments were fraudulent.

BioPulse International, Inc., BioPulse, Inc., and their principals advertised in print and on the Internet that their therapies – “insulin-induced hypoglycemic sleep therapy” (IHT) and “Acoustic Lightwave Therapy” (ALW) – could effectively treat a wide variety of cancers and other serious diseases.

The U.S.-based company offered its purported treatments in a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.

The FTC alleges that the defendants did not have adequate substantiation for the safety and efficacy claims the defendants made for these treatments.

“In any language, health fraud trades on hope,” said J. Howard Beales III, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Instead of providing the FTC with proof their treatments worked, BioPulse, Neville and Swensen settled the FTC’s claims for $4.3 million.

Based on sword financial statements and provided balance sheets, the BioPulse settlement amount was suspended.

In addition the monetary component, the BioPule settlement also saw Swensen was subject to compliance reporting for five years.

Things get a bit strange after BioPule’s FTC settlement. An April 2016 ABC “sponsored segment” cites Swensen as the owner of Theta Wellness Centers.

The Theta Chamber at Theta Wellness Centers was developed for a very personal reason for the owner, Loran Swensen.

Now, after 25 years in business, Theta Wellness has helped more than 1,000 people with so many different things from anxiety to depression, brain trauma and addiction by using the chamber.

25 years prior to 2016 takes us back to 1991. I ran a Google search for “Theta Wellness” across January 1990 to January 2000. Not a single result exists.

I thought maybe Theta Wellness Center was a reboot of BioPulse, but BioPulse didn’t exist till 1998.

Given the source on this claim is a marketing puff-piece, perhaps claims about the origin of Theta Wellness Center are best taken with a grain of salt.

Today Theta Wellness Center operates out of northern California. As per the company’s website;

At Theta Wellness Center, we use a drug-free, scientific , neurological approach to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which are the root cause of common problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, video game addiction, and other unwanted behaviors.

Theta Wellness Center combines several cutting-edge technologies in each individuals program that has been clinically shown to produce results with a much lower recidivism rate.

“Therapeutic technologies” featured on Theta Wellness Center’s website are Innergy Development products. Loran Swensen isn’t mentioned anywhere on Theta Wellness Center’s website.

According to its website, Solex the MLM company launched in 2021.

Although he’s credited as the developer of Solex’s “AO Scan Technology”, Swensen is not credited as owner of the company anywhere on the Solex’s website

Why Solex ownership information is hidden from consumers is unclear.

As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.

Solex’s Products

Solex markets what it calls “AO Scan Technology”. This is from Solex’s website;

Our unique AO Scan Technology is truly one-of-a-kind and changing the way people approach their health.

The scans empower you with information to be more in tune with your body and its frequencies.

Solex’s “AO Scan Technology” is sold as a software subscription costing $149 a month.

The AO Scan Subscription is a global license to use the AO Scan software for one month.

This life-changing technology now fits in the palm of your hand and is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection.

Solex’s software appears designed to run on cell phones. Solex claims its software transforms any device capable of running it into a scanner for “bio-frequencies and electromagnetic signals”.

The software purportedly also enables the device it is running on to “erase, imprint and broadcast frequencies for objects and spaces”.

Solex claims reports generated by its software “can help you learn about how your body is performing”.

It communicates with the body via subtle bio-frequencies and electromagnetic signals to identify the areas that may be out of balance.

By identifying those areas that may need assistance, you can then make the proper lifestyle changes to optimize your health and reach a state of harmony and balance.

Unfortunately $149 a month only gets you AO Scan lite. Full functionality costs an additional $939.

Solex sells its AO Scan DLC as “Solex University”.

Solex University is a series of educational courses dedicated to teaching you about AO Scan Technology from our top frequency and medical experts, giving you perspective on what is taking place in your scanner and reports, and suggesting ways in which you can improve your lifestyle for maximum wellness.

Basic training is free but then you have:

  • Phase 1 – “refreshes your understanding of the AO Scan™ while connecting you with deeper knowledge about what is taking place in the background” for $149
  • Phase 2 – “dives further into understanding your AO Scan and comes with the unlocking of more additions to your scanner” for $295
  • Phase 3 – “unlocks new additions to the scanner such as the full database Comprehensive Scan, Homeo-Energetix, Dental, TMJ, AO Functional Infrared, and MORE”, retails at $495

How does AO Scan utilize infrared scanning if cell phones on the market haven’t had IR blasters for years you ask? It doesn’t.

To enable infrared scanning you’ll have to cough up an additional $7500 (not a typo). This includes the Phase 3 $495 cost.

And if all that wasn’t confusing enough, there are seven types of AO scans to get your head around. The following is quoted verbatim from Solex’s website.

  • Quick Scan – includes a Morning scan, Midday, Evening scan, a Custom scan, Pet scan, Clearing and Shielding for Energetic Auras, and 3-minute boosts such as Super Charger, Focus, Relax, Grounding, and Neuro Aerobics
  • EZ Scan – performs Inner-Voice, Vitals scan, Comprehensive scan, and the associated optimizations all under 6 minutes
  • Inner-Voice – uses sound harmonizing technology that generates a balancing audio frequency derived from our voice spectrum to supplement frequencies that we lack
  • Vitals – performs a complete scan of over 600 Blueprint frequencies associated with each bodily function and performs the analysis in under three minutes
  • Body Systems – performs a complete and thorough scan of over hundreds of Blueprint Frequencies associated with 13 body systems and performs an optimizing analysis
  • Comprehensive – performs a detailed scan of the frequencies from over 130 organs, bones, and chromosomes
  • SEFI – designed to capture, amplify, and imprint frequencies that can either be broadcasted or imprinted into any element or item

For some reason Solex locks some of its products behind “packs”.

While these packs are marketed as Confusingly Solex also sells “packs” which, confusingly, omit both an AO scan subscription and device to run the software on.

  • Starter Pack (wired) – includes AO Scan wired transducer headset, lightwave glasses, 660 band and SEFIdots for $300
  • Starter Pack (bluetooth) – includes AO Scan bluetooth transducer headset, lightwave glasses, 660 band, SEFIdots and Power Patches for $450
  • Builder Pack (wired) – includes AO Scan wired transducer headset, lightwave glasses, 660 band, SEFIdots, SEFI dog sharing kit and 6 packs of Alpha3 passes for $400
  • Builder Pack (bluetooth) – includes AO Scan bluetooth transducer headset, lightwave glasses, 660 band, SEFIdots, Power Patches, SEFIdot sharing kit and 6 packs of Alpha3 Passes for $550

And if you’re wondering what all those individual products are (quoted verbatim from Solex’s website):

  • AO Scan transducer headset – bone conduction headphones with inline mic
  • 660 band – supplies every organ with oxygen and the nutrients needed to maintain optimal health … [by] primarily impact[ing] the bloodstream using 660 nm and 605 nm red lights”
  • SEFIdots – plastic discs that Solex claims can be “programmed with the specific energy frequencies you need that can enhance your body’s own energy field”
  • Power Patches – infused with a unique and powerful blend of Si Bin and high intensity Black Tourmaline powder to create powerful Negative Ions
  • Alpha3 Pack – 3-day trials to AO Scan

These products only appear to be available in Solex’s packs.

Now is also probably a good time to mention that if you don’t want to use your own cell phone or tablet, Solex will sell you a massively overpriced “AO Scan Tablet” for $1243.75. This includes one pair of wired bone conduction headphones.

Note the same tablet can be found on AliExpress for $355 shipped (it’s the exact same device, I cross-referenced the specs).

Other products that Solex sells outside of the AO Scan subscription and packs include:

  • AO Tune Transducer – portable bone conduction speakers that retail for $87.50
  • Sleep – sleep supplement that retails at $31.25 for 30 servings
  • Black Onyx Beaded Bracelet – “promotes energy that can absorb and transform negative energy, providing stability and inner strength”, retails at $62.50 a bracelet
  • AO Infinity Mat – looks the same as Innergy Development’s Infinity Mat ($2497), sold by Solex for $1600
  • AO Infinity Foot Detox – looks the same as Innergy Development’s RF Inner Cleanse ($1345), sold by Solex for $1200
  • AO Infinity Wand – “the only device in the market with technology that emits Terahertz frequencies, gold and silver ionic exchange, frequencies from semi-precious stones, and red and blue light benefits all in one” (no benefits cited), retails at $1250
  • Blue – blended methylene blue supplement that Solex claims is “a powerful antioxidant that properly reactivates oxygen at the cellular level”, retails at $62.50 for 60 servings

Finally Solex also sells branded apparel and merchandise.

Solex’s Compensation Plan

Solex refers to its affiliates as “Quantum Living Advocates” or QLAs. To keep things simple we’ll be referring to them as “affiliates” in this compensation analysis.

Solex’s compensation plan combines a mandatory monthly order with retail and residual commissions. Rank-based bonuses are also available.

Solex Affiliate Ranks

There are nine affiliate ranks within Solex’s compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:

  1. QLA – sign up as a Solex affiliate and commit to a monthly purchase of at least 100 sales volume
  2. Bronze – recruit and maintain three QLAs
  3. Silver – recruit and maintain six QLAs
  4. Gold – recruit and maintain nine QLAs, one of which must be Silver or higher
  5. Platinum – recruit and maintain twelve QLAs, one of which must be Gold or higher
  6. Pearl – recruit and maintain twenty-five QLAs, two of which must be Platinum or higher
  7. Sapphire – recruit and maintain forty QLAs, two of which must be Pearl or higher
  8. Ruby – recruit and maintain sixty QLAs, two of which must be Sapphire or higher
  9. Emerald – recruit and maintain eighty QLAs, two of which must be Ruby or higher
  10. Diamond – recruit and maintain one hundred QLAs, two of which must be Emerald or higher

Commission Qualification

To qualify for commissions Solex affiliates must be “active”.

Solex’s compensation plan documentation defines being active as follows:

You must be personally qualified or “active” with 100 points from your personal purchases.

The exception to this requirement is first retail orders, which can be qualified for either with a mandatory affiliate order, 100 points in monthly retail volume or a combination of both (so long as the total reaches 100 points a month).

Note the dollar value of a 100 point mandatory monthly purchase isn’t specified in Solex’s compensation documentation. It is however assumed to be equal or near to the monthly $145 AO Scan subscription.

Liftoff Bonus

The Liftoff Bonus is paid when newly referred retail customers or recruited affiliates meet specific criteria.

  • new customer/affiliate must purchase a Solex pack
  • new customer/affiliate must sign up for AO Scan
  • new customer/affiliate must sign up for an ongoing AO Scan subscription

If all three criteria are met, the referring/recruiting Solex affiliate receives a 60% volume bonus on the order.

Note the Liftoff Bonus only applies to the order in which the three required criteria are met. Subsequent orders are excluded.

Retail/Recruitment Commissions

Solex affiliates earn a 40% commission on sales volume generated by personally referred retail customer and recruited affiliate orders.

The exception to this is first orders placed by retail customers, which is paid out as the difference between the wholesale and retail price of products orders.

Rank Achievement Bonus

To qualify for the Rank Achievement Bonus, Solex affiliates must rank-qualify for at least three months.

These qualification months can be any three months, provided they are within a six-month period of each other.

To then continue to qualify for the monthly Rank Achievement Bonus, the same rank must be qualified for each month the ongoing bonus is earned.

  • qualify at Bronze and receive $50 and then $25 a month
  • qualify at Silver and receive $100 and then $50 a month
  • qualify at Gold and receive $200 and then $100 a month
  • qualify at Platinum and receive $400 and then $200 a month
  • qualify at Pearl and receive $2000 and then $500 a month
  • qualify at Sapphire and receive $3000 and then $750 a month
  • qualify at Ruby and receive $5000 and then $1000 a month
  • qualify at Emerald and receive $8000 and then $2000 a month
  • qualify at Diamond and receive $10,000 and then $3000 a month

Residual Commissions

Solex takes 42% of company-wide revenue and places it into a bonus pool.

Solex affiliates earn shares in the pool based on downline ranks:

  • a downline QLA ranked affiliate = quarter of a share
  • a downline Bronze ranked affiliate = half a share
  • a downline Silver ranked affiliate = one share
  • a downline Gold ranked affiliate = one and a half shares
  • a downline ranked Platinum affiliate = two shares
  • a downline ranked Pearl affiliate = two and a half shares
  • a downline ranked Sapphire affiliate = three and a half shares
  • a downline ranked Ruby affiliate = four shares
  • a downline ranked Emerald affiliate = five shares

Note that within each recruitment leg, downline affiliates are calculated up until a higher ranked affiliate is found in the leg.

By higher ranked we mean higher than the affiliate shares are being calculated for (i.e. if you are Gold shares are calculated in each recruitment leg up until a Platinum or higher ranked affiliate is found in the leg).

If no such higher ranked affiliate exists in the leg, shares are calculated on the entire downline for that particular recruitment leg.

Note that recruitment legs form part of a unilevel compensation structure, which tracks personal and downline recruitment on levels:

Additionally, Pearl and higher ranked Solex affiliates receive a multiplier of the total number of shares calculated:

  • Pearl ranked affiliates receive a 1.5x multiplier
  • Sapphire ranked affiliates receive a 2x multiplier
  • Ruby ranked affiliates receive a 2.5x multiplier
  • Emerald ranked affiliates receive a 3x multiplier
  • Diamond ranked affiliates receive a 4x multiplier

Bonus pool shares are paid out monthly. Shares are calculated each month based on downline rank structure each month and share multiplier if applicable.

Joining Solex

Solex affiliate membership is $49.

To fully participate in Solex MLM opportunity, an affiliate must maintain an order equivalent to at least 100 points of sales volume each month.

Solex Conclusion

Solex as an MLM company can be broken down into three core concerns:

  1. Solex’s MLM opportunity encourages autoship recruitment
  2. Loran Swensen is violating his 2002 FTC injunction
  3. the nature of Solex’s products lends itself to affiliates acting as pseudo-doctors and diagnosing “clients”

Solex’s MLM opportunity Concerns

The biggest red flag with Solex’s compensation plan is the mandatory 100 point sales volume spend.

I quoted it before but here is the commission qualification (active) criteria again:

You must be personally qualified or “active” with 100 points from your personal purchases.

Coupled with there being no retail volume qualifiers, this leaves the only guaranteed sales volume each month being affiliate orders.

This lends itself to autoship recruitment (affiliates on autoship recruiting affiliates on autoship), which is a form of “pay to play”.

The presence of mandatory affiliate autoship, or pay to play of any variety, lends itself to an MLM company operating as a pyramid scheme.

As per FTC guidelines, MLM companies without significant retail sales operate illegally as pyramid schemes.

In addition to the monthly mandatory affiliate purchase, the sole qualifier for Solex affiliate ranks is recruitment (both direct and downline).

Solex ties residual commissions to rank, meaning a core marketing point of being in an MLM company in Solex is recruitment-driven.

Retail viability outside of AO Scan is also an issue. Obviously all but a handful of individuals are going to drop $1000s of dollars on Innergy Developments devices that have no medical certification or backing (none are provided specific to its devices on Innergy Development’s website).

For the cheaper physical products offered through Solex, a few of them seem to be grossly overpriced Alibaba inventory.

Put all of this together and I’m not seeing anything that indicates the bulk of Solex’s company-wide sales volume is majority retail.

Loran Swensen violating his 2002 FTC injunction

As part of his previously linked 2002 FTC injunction, Sensen was prohibited from committing further violations of the FTC Act.

Specifically, Swenson’s 2002 settlement injunction states;

“Defendants” shall mean BioPulse International, Inc. (“BioPulse”), BioPulse, Inc. (“BI”), and each of their divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their successors or assigns; Loran Swenson, individually and as an officer and director of BioPulse and BI; and any combination of the foregoing.

“Covered product or service” shall mean any dietary supplement, food, drug, or device, or any health-related service or program.

“Competent and reliable scientific evidence” shall mean tests, analyses, research, studies, or other evidence based on the expertise of professionals in the relevant area, that has been conducted and evaluated in an objective manner by persons qualified to do so, using procedures generally accepted in the profession to yield accurate and reliable results

IT IS … STIPULATED AND ORDERED that, in connection with the advertising, promotion, offering for sale, sale, manufacturing, labeling, or distribution of IHT, ALW, or any other covered product or service, the Defendants and their participating associates are permanently enjoined from making any representation, or assisting others in making any representation, in any manner, expressly or by implication:

(1) That such product or service is an effective treatment for cancer;

(2) That such product or service has any effect on cancer tumors;

(3) That such product or service is an effective treatment for any disease or health condition, including, but not limited to, arthritis, candida yeast infection, influenza, headaches, parasites, lyme disease, or pneumonia; or

(4) About the health benefits, performance, safety or efficacy of any such product or service;

unless, at the time the representation is made, Defendants possess and rely upon competent and reliable scientific evidence that substantiates the representation.

At time of publication, Solex and Innergy Development fail to provide consumers with peer-reviewed studies backing medical claims used in marketing. On information and belief there are no such studies.

With respect to Swensen himself, both Solex and Innergy Development offer clear examples of injunction violations.

Solex literally markets itself as a “health technology company”. AO scan is pitched as a diagnostic tool to determine health problems (including medical conditions)…

…which other Solex products can then address through “frequencies”.

And there doesn’t appear to even be a focus with these frequencies. Solex appears to have just copy and pasted every known medical condition into its app.

Outside of scanning and magical frequencies, Solex’s also markets its other products on the basis they can treat medical conditions:

I don’t want to focus on it too much as this is a Solex review, but Innergy Development is no different.

This is how Innergy Development markets its Inner Breath Hydrogen device on its website:

Everybody can benefit from Hydrogen Therapy. Inner Hydrogen Therapy provides extensive protection against oxidative stress, inflammation, and allergic reactions.

Among these free radicals, the hydroxyl radical is the most dangerous, having significant impact on essential structures like our DNA, fats, and proteins. It’s implicated in over 70 diseases such as cancer, vascular disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart ailments, stroke, and diabetes.

Molecular hydrogen, when used medicinally, can notably reduce hydroxyl radical levels in all our cells, substantially decreasing disease risk.

With this coming from the top, it shouldn’t come as a surprise affiliates are using illegal unsubstantiated medical claims to marketing Solex.

Here’s a Solex affiliate marketing Blue on social media:

This Solex affiliate markets Solex’s frequencies as an alternative to “western medicine”:

Paige Maurer Wheeler claims she’s a “Global Team Leader” and runs the website Solex Life.

On Solex Life, Wheeler claims Solex’s AO Scan enables phones and computers to perform dental scans that allows

dentists, biological dentists, naturopaths, chiropractors, biohackers and YOU to see the root cause of illness quite easily.

A number of illnesses may be raised by chronic oral infections, foremost among them is a stroke, but also rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, respiratory infections, cancers, and pregnancy problems.

We have found that each tooth acts as a store house of information that can be directly correlated to disease process and dysfunction throughout the entire body.

Wheeler markets Solex’s AO Scan as a medical diagnostic tool repeatedly on her website;

The AO Scan Technology emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering a non-invasive, energetic education tool to doctors and individuals seeking a comprehensive assessment of their health.

By scanning the body’s frequencies, it identifies potential energetic imbalances, providing insights into a wide range of pathogens, including those associated with a variety of cancers.

The FTC’s regulation of MLM companies sees companies and owners held responsible for claims their affiliates make.

This is just a small sample of Solex related FTC Act violations out there with a few simple searches.

It’s noted that Solex’s official FaceBook group numbers 8200+ members and is private. If this is what’s out their publicly, what is discussed behind closed doors is likely even worse.

Solex affiliates acting as pseudo-doctors and diagnosing “clients”

Solex marketing its products as diagnostic tools inevitably leads to affiliates playing doctor. This begins with spruiking AO Scan as an alternative to lab testing.

Allyn Newton, a “traditional naturopath” who cites herself as a doctor at Creekside Wellness Center & Shoppe in Texas, markets Solex’s AO Scan to people who are “always feeling sick, but are never able to find out why”.

Some people may spend hundreds of hours at the doctor’s office, but the best ultrasounds and blood tests cannot determine the root cause of their symptoms or recommend the right kind of treatments.

Radionics may be the answer. Radionics is a healing method that aims to discover imbalances in the body’s electromagnetic field, and then improve that ailment with the use of energy waves.

This form of energy medicine has been used to address a number of conditions, such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, and Lyme disease.

One way to harness the healing powers of radionics is with the AO Scan Mobile.

The AO Scan mobile is a noninvasive bioresonance device which uses radionics to detect abnormalities in the various energy frequencies of cells, tissues, and organs throughout your body.

Disturbances in these frequencies is often a key indicator of distress and disease.

The AO Scan procedure evaluates the entire body’s natural magnetic field to detect illnesses and abnormalities.

A vital scan report establishes the body’s baseline by scanning over 3,000 items, referencing over 80,000 points, and analyzing over 250,000 pieces of data that are broadcasted back and forth into the body.

The points are queried 15 different ways to confirm their accuracy. This phase only takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

Once the frequency optimization is complete, a 24-page report is produced. This report divides 650+ areas of our health into 47 categories like environmental and food allergies, bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases, heavy metals, genetic problems, hormonal problems, GI problems, eye health, kidney function, and reproductive function.

The report also specifically looks into amino acids, vitamins, minerals, parasitic load, and collagen index; this information helps to determine the correct nutraceuticals that are needed to bring the body back into balance.

How effective are the treatments?

Most clients say that they can feel the difference immediately! You will leave feeling rejuvenated and energized.

Furthermore, you will leave with a comprehensive plan of action to address your physical and emotional needs.

Camille Jackson Jones claims to be a “lymphatic frequency expert” and runs the website CEJ Images.

On CEJ Images, Jones also compares Solex’s AO Scan to ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans.

What if there was a self-diagnostic tool that is more accurate than Ultrasound, MRI, or CT Scans, that you can perform on yourself, in the privacy of your own home in less than 15 minutes?

And what if you could print out a detailed report on your specific ailments, targeting the root causes and review that report with your health practitioner and apply an immediate response therapy? Well now you can!

Scans can be run on all of the following:

Allergen Sensitivities, Amino Acids, Bacterial Diseases, Basic Physical, Blood Lipids and Blood Lipoproteins and Apolipo Proteins, Blood Abnormalities, Body Reproductive System, Bone and Muscle Condition, Bone Growth Index, Bone Mineral Density/Disease, Brain Nerve, Cardiovascular/Cerebrovascular, CBC Report, Chinese Meridians Standard, Chinese Meridians Extraordinary, Chakras, Collagen Index, Digestive Enzymes, Endocrine Glands, Eye Health, Fatty Acids/Omega 3, Fatty Acids/Omega 6, Fatty Acids, Fungus/Mold, Gastrointestinal Function, Genetics, Hormones – Moods/Sex/Stress/Sleep, Human Toxins, Immune System, Inflammation/Oxidation, Kidney Function, Liver & Gall Bladder Function, Lung Function, Microminerals, Macrominerals, Minerals/Heavy Metals, Molds, Pancreas – Beta Cell, Pancreas Glycemic Control, Parasites, Skin Index, Thyroid Function, Viruses, Vitamins/Coenzymes.

Scans can [also] be run on all of the following:

All Arteries of the body, Body Parts (Ears, Eyes, all of the muscles of the body), All Connective Tissues of the body, Organs (Heart, Lungs, Adrenals, Base Ganglia, Organs in the Neck, Brain Sagittal, Cerebral Cortex Functional, Meninges, Digestion, Blood Cells, Human Cell, Kidneys, Liver, Reproductive, Pancreas, Rectum, Skin, Small Intestine, Rectum and Large Intestine, Teeth, Thyroid, Urinary), All of the Nerves of the body, Skeleton – all the bones of the body, All the Veins of the body.

Jones charges “clients” $350 for a “scanning session” (3 scans over 3 months).

As per Solex’s website, a device can run AO Scan provided it has:

  • 64 GB 4 GB RAM [sic] (4 GB RAM is required, the tablets Solex sells have 64 GB of ROM (data you can’t change))
  • a 40Mbps minimum internet connection and
  • 2 GB free space (for installation of AO Scan)

There’s no mention of a camera but most phones and tablets come with one. Theoretically though, AO Scan should work on any device that meets the above criteria.

And I’m sorry but you can’t just turn any old electrical device into a “better than CT, MRI and ultrasound” scanning device. That’s not possible from a technological standpoint.

Software can interface with hardware and allow it to perform functions it was physically built for. In other words, I can’t download software to turn a mouse into a monitor. The screen needs to be present in the mouse for that functionality.

Similarly, a device can’t scan anything unless physical scanning hardware is present that software can access.

Playing devil’s advocate, phones and tablets do come with scanners (e.g. cameras), but they are in no way capable of producing results Solex and its affiliates claim AO Scan is capable of.

Even if you believe in magical energy healing, what AO Scan is attributed with  is simply not possible on existing hardware on a technological level.

And before anyone accuses me of having a closed mind etc., I’m happy to be corrected on this. Drop a link to peer-reviewed studies pertaining to the accuracy AO Scan specifically, with specific relation to medical diagnostic imaging in the comments below.

Final Thoughts

Solex as an MLM company is hugely problematic.

From a compensation perspective Solex is most certainly operating as an autoship recruitment pyramid scheme.

From a product perspective Solex markets software that magically enables hardware to perform tasks it is not physically capable of, and a good percentage of sold hardware appears to be dropshipped Alibaba inventory (note Solex might not have necessarily specifically used Alibaba to acquire its hardware).

From a regulatory standpoint and in consideration of the FTC injunction in place prohibiting Loran Swensen from doing precisely what he is doing with Solex, Innergy Development and his various clinics, Solex is regulatory timebomb.

People who don’t like their diagnosis are particularly vulnerable to fraudsters like Loran Swensen (reminder: The FTC classified Swensen’s conduct as “health fraud” in 2002, and instead of clearing his name Swensen settled).

That Swensen’s conduct has now been shrunk down to an app, spruiked by people with no medical training on social media, is absolutely appalling.

If you’re wondering why the FTC hasn’t taken action to hold Swensen liable for violating his 2002 injunction, that’s a great question.

While I can point out and document Swensen’s violations, I can’t speak for the FTC.

The good news is the FTC is ready to field your questions about Swensen and Solex over on their website.