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Le-Vel Thrive Experience Review – Biggest Scam Of 2018 Or Totally Legit?

You are on this blog post because someone has approached you about this company or you have searched for it and all you see is BIASED reviews based on distributors.  I was checking this company out and I noticed there isn’t one third party review.  So I decided to do my research and present the FIRST Le-Vel Thrive Experience Review that is completely unbiased.  I won’t hold anything back, find out if this business is legit or a scam.

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Le-Vel Thrive Experience Review – The Company

level thrive

Website:  www.le-vel.com

Launched in 2013, this is a fairly new company.

What Le-vel Thrive did was clever, they branded themselves to be a premium lifestyle company with innovative product line, brand culture, rewards, recognition, events and getaways.

Thrive Level isn’t just pushing products, they are pushing their brand which in the long term can be a great thing.

The company was founded by Paul Gravette and Jason Camper and later on brought aboard Justin Rouleau.

After doing some background checks, they are very experienced in the direct sales industry and have excellent leadership.

Now let’s take a closer look at their product line…

Unlike other thrive reviews, I want to get you as much information as possible…

Alright let’s look at the products inside of this level thrive review…

Thrive Level – Product Line

Like all of the best mlm companies out there, the product line is very important.  It has to be unique and in demand.  It has to do exactly what it says it does and Thrive level is on the right track.

I have seen only positive testimonials with their products which is a great thing for a new company.  Most companies don’t make it past 5 years, but it looks like Le-vel Thrive will last the test of time.

Level Thrive Products

  • THRIVE|M – This is for Men
  • THRIVE|W – This is for women
  • THRIVE Lifestyle Mix
  • THRIVE Lifestyle DFT (Weight loss)

Level thrive products

They company recommends you doing a 8 week challenge with their products to get the most benefits.

They also claim that overall you will save on snacks and food because you won’t have to spend as much money on due to their high nutritional products.

Now these are the company claims and not mine.

I personally haven’t tried the products, but like I said earlier, I only seen good stuff from them.

However, they are best known for their Thrive Patch.

Even if you check out level thrive reviews on YouTube etc on the products, it’s really all good stuff…

Now, like any other network marketing company, I am going to show you how to get paid with this company…

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Let’s tale a look at the compensation plan inside of this Level Thrive review…

LeVel Thrive Reviews – The Compensation Plan

Unlike all the other Thrive reviews, I wanted to be as detailed as possible…

The cost to join this company is free, but you have to maintain 100 PV which means personal volume to be paid in their compensation plan.

I was looking for a video to help you better understand their compensation plan, but all I see is people bombarding this opportunity with sales videos.

Courtesy of Le-vel: https://justdothrive.le-vel.com/Rewards/Compensation

Here is the Level Thrive compensation plan

Le-vel Thrive Experience Compensation Plan

Thrive Experience Reviews
Thrive Level

The compensation plan is actually pretty good and is comparable with the best mlm companies out there.

Like any business, you just have to put in the work and actually take massive action because without that you won’t get anywhere with ANY company really…

Most of the time it’s never the company that is the issue, it’s the actual people…

Now the moment you have been waiting for in this level thrive review…

Thrive Experience Reviews – Conclusion

Alright, the moment you have been waiting for, is Le-vel Thrive legit or a scam…and the verdict is in…

And it’s not like what the other thrive reviews are saying…

It’s NOT a scam!

But there is a big problem with it and this goes for all network marketing companies in general, well at least most of them.

Level Thrive has great products, fair compensation plan and I believe in the actual leadership.

Let’s face it, if it was a scam, it wouldn’t exist anymore…

Unlike the other Level Thrive reviews out there, I am not going to bash it because I am not part of the company…

Best thing to do is check out the products if you are VERY interested and see how you like them.

From there you can decide if it’s something you want to do on the business side or you can just become a level thrive customer.

Because of all of that, I rate this company the following: 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my Level Thrive review and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below…

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 675 comments
Lee - December 11, 2014

I have been doing the 8 week Thrive experience for 5 weeks and so far not impressed one bit!! I feel that I have wasted $430. of which I really didn’t have to waste! They keep pushing me to find one other person and get the product for free. Why would i want to push a product on someone else for what it costs when, currently, I feel like it is a waste of money?!?! I am not going to try to make money off something that does not work or that I do not believe in….I CANNOT and WILL NOT do that!!!! I will finish out the 8 weeks to give it the benefit of doubt…I am giving it a fair shake and still have hope that it will work and is just taking longer with me than most people!! If it doesn’t kick in at 8 weeks, I am DONE!! I don’t have the money to spend on a product that doesn’t work and will not promote it even IF I could make money. Not going to promote a product that I don’t believe in! I tried it for what was “claimed” to be life changing…mental clarity, relieve aches and pains, weight loss etc. Well, here is MY experience…I am more tired and draggy feeling (my hubby and kids ask me if I got any sleep because I look like death warmed over when i get up in the morning)…I ache all over like i got hit by a Mack truck and I have CRS just as bad as always!! My 22 year old daughter has also tried it and she definately doesn’t have the money but took a chance and she has had minimal results, so she will also done with it! That is my 2 cents worth which might not be worth much but it is the truth!!!!

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    Jesse Singh - December 15, 2014

    Hey Lee,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with my readers.

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      Sandy - May 5, 2016

      I am a 55 yer old woman this is my third day. I am waking in the night hungry and I felt okay at 7 am this morning now feeling sick to my stomach. The first week days I was lighted headed and some dizziness. Is this normal? I had no other way to contact you

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        ❤Thriver - May 23, 2016

        I had that problwm when i first began too but quickly went away once i got the hang of it. Since Thrive suppresses your appetite it’s important to be mindful that you are not going too many hours without eating. Eating small healthy snacks throughout the day and make sure to drink plenty of water 🙂

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      Elizabeth Cornell - December 9, 2016

      You are obviously a shill for this company. Nice try.

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        Jesse Singh - December 9, 2016

        Ummmm…

        No I am not actually, but thanks for coming out.

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    Thriver - January 3, 2015

    Can I ask why and how you spent $430? The basic starter is only $150. Also, follow up with whoever referred you. If you are feeling as bad as you claim, you aren’t following the steps correctly. The products work synergistically together. The only reason you should ever feel bad from it is if your body is detoxing in the beginning….and even then you don’t really feel bad.

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      Jesse Singh - January 4, 2015

      Hey Thriver,

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

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        Nic - March 22, 2015

        I am studying health and nutrition now just because its interesting so with your company coming to my attention I would like a break down of your company from the man himself as noone else knows your company better than you Jesse. If i am going to become a distributor i have to believe in the product. With that said shoot me an email at mixxspade@gmail.com. ive seen some of these reviews now so it hasnt lost my attention. Make me educated about your service and you may end up with a strong distributor. 🙂

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          Jesse Singh - March 24, 2015

          Nic,

          Email sent 🙂

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          Bill - April 14, 2015

          Scam, Scam, Scam. They are not concerned about people being healthy. They only care about $$$ they were willing and advised my friend to take even knowing his Medical condition and it made it worse. Shut this BS Down.

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          tracey - November 13, 2015

          100%
          Pure Safe Beneficial

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          D Hardinger - December 1, 2015

          I like the product. I can’t take the pills because it makes me on edge but the shake I like. The problem I have is the customer service. Very poor customer service. You can NOT contact this company by phone everything is done through the portal customer service site. The impression I get is they are all about the money and not customer satisfaction. They just lost me as a customer. BUYER BEWARE when customer service is bad, product is bad!

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        Bill - April 14, 2015

        It gave me High BP and is a waste. Thrive is a glorified 5Hour energy drink loaded with caffeine and more caffeine. Nothing about Thrive is Natural. If this stuff really worked and Healthy they wouldn’t of turned it into an MLM. They are all over Facebook telling everyone that they are going to be rich and taking pictures with Cadillacs saying you can have one too. Which in reality it is only a marketing scheme that gets pushed down your throat. These people have no idea what long term effects this will have and is only a matter of time before it gets shut down. Biggest scam. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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          Smile - May 8, 2015

          The energy in thrive comes from b12…not caffeine..it has very very very little amount of caffeine. And actually the products are all natural. They list the ingredients that are in every product all over the Internet for proof. Also the Cadillacs and vehicles also are not a scam. I have a close personal friend that has one just from a year of promoting..

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          Daboisterous1 - May 11, 2015

          Bill,
          Thst stinks you didn’t have the ultimate Thrive experience. I’m not sure who your promoter was, but obviously they did not do you any favors. Thrive is 100% natural, and has minimal caffeine, which is derived from a natural product. I’m not a promoter, just a 100% happy customer of Thrive. I’ve received nothing from Le-vel, but my friends have, and why not?! In no way is this company a scam. Again, I’m sorry for your bad experience, but maybe with proper instructions, or given a better chance, I honestly believe you would’ve had a better experience.
          #keepcalmthriveon #youthrivin #getitgotitgood

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          Nathan - May 12, 2015

          I am confused about Bill’s complaint that the company only wants to make money.. Am I the only one? Bill just so you know, that is why companies go into business… Is to make money. Unless your starting a non-profit I guess. The fact that the company wants to make money likely means they are doing their best to make a good product, cause then they will have customers. I was just looking into this company, I have never taken the product and I side with everyone else because your post just doesn’t make sense. Yes Bill, companies want to make money, and yes they want you to buy their product and will tell you how great it is even if your experience hasn’t been perfect. It’s a business, not a health charity. Unfortunately while it’s too bad you don’t like the company, you should be ashamed of yourself for attacking it like a child. I assume your an adult, present your arguments like one.

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          CCTG - July 6, 2015

          I agree with Smile to Bill. If you do not check with a physician (before starting any healthcare product) then you should really not comment. The products are fantastic, I was talked into trying them against my will, did my 4 weeks as I promised, cancelled, then 3 weeks later became a promoter. If you don’t like the product & are taking them correctly, you are in the minority. Smiles & Nathan are right – of course they’re in it to make money- isn’t that what everyone is in business to do?

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          Doris - July 13, 2015

          The ingredients in Thrive are not very different from Red Bull energy drink. Thrive is advertised at $5.00/ day. Red Bull is a whole lot cheaper, though I don’t take either. I don’t think Thrive does more than rev you up on B vitamins and some caffeine. Someone with a healthy diet can do the same and know they’re getting their
          money’s worth along with the benefit of knowing that the benefits of a healthy diet far exceed a patch of ???

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          Dave - September 24, 2015

          Doctors informed me that the concentration of caffeine in Thrive is actually more than a cup of coffee. In other words, the amount is less, but the effects are more from green coffee bean extract and other stimulants make it more potent. It contains a substance known as synephrine. My doctors also warned me not to take synephrine with any caffeine. This can cause high blood pressure and isn’t considered safe.

          Google synephrine and see what you find. Those are doctors and researchers writing about it.

          Personally, I think the representatives should be held liable for not doing unbiased and thorough research before promoting this product as safe. Remember: no one can tell you about a product’s safety except your doctor, and even your doctors don’t really know the concentrations of the ingredients in this product. So, they probably aren’t all informed either.

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          Carrie - November 1, 2015

          I have to tell you your comments about THRIVE are not true at all. It is NOT loaded with caffeine and is filled with amazing PREMIUM GRADE vitamins and nutrients. I have been an educator for almost 23 years and have found sharing this product and company to be rewarding in so many ways. I encourage you to take THRIVE to your doctor. I am blessed living close to Mayo Clinic as I had my physician give it glowing reviews. THRIVE has helped me physically as well as many many close family members and friends. The company is successful because they have a GREAT PRODUCT! Our team is rocking it because we are a group of teachers and nurses, etc that believe in educating and helping others live the “life they deserve.” PLEASE look into the products’ facts before making such statements.

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          Ester Arrowsmith - January 3, 2016

          My blood sugars and blood pressure are better with Thrive than they have been in 4 years………and they have a free customer membership so people can order easily through the iCloud technology/wave of the future to get a better price on the products than if they paid staff to sit and answer phones to take orders in a call center!! If you have a problem, talk to the customer or promoter who introduced you to Thrive and let them email support to resolve it! I am a #happythriver

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          Thrive user - February 2, 2016

          Actually, sir, I take this myself, along with my two sisters. We all 3 have psoriatic arthritis, and we have ALL seen tremendous benefits. No major flare ups for me in 18 months. Digestive issues also resolved for me. And no…I do not sell the product, but I definitely believe in it! Gut health is key to most illness/pain relief, as most of our immune system resides in our gut. This product works. If you haven’t tried it, you shouldn’t bash it. Many people can benefit from this!!! I’d hate to see it go. The meds doctors want to give you for psoriatic arthritis is about equivalent to poison, in my eyes. I gained 25 pounds within a short time, and had high liver enzymes. If you take prescription meds, and hate this product this much, I suggest you do some research on your Rx meds to see exactly what the FDA is feeding you!

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          Michael D - February 21, 2016

          I have been on Thrive for 45 weeks now, this product has helped me lose 50lbs in 3 months, it has lowered my bp, my cholesterol, and raised my good hdl. This have been a god send to my wife and I. My wife has RA and is now able to move her hands with complete freedom. My mother in law has COPD and is moving again. I made the joke that I didn’t think Thrive could fix “Miserable” I was wrong. It may not be for everyone but it works for us. I am glad my wife asked me to try this with her and I am glad I was able to be in Vegas for the incredible get away.

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          Lloyd - February 28, 2016

          I am sorry you didn’t like your experience with thrive . But to answer your coment about the company not caring ? I have been on many MLM’s and never have I came across a company with so much love and respect for their people . They help out, as in hand out to the needy . There is always a charity in place . More then one to be exact . And as for the product Bill ? You didn’t take it properly . And why ? I don’t know . It’s as simple as one ,two,three. How easy is that . And all the products do what they claim to! My wife and I both started three months ago and we will not live with out . It’s helping both of us cope with our day to day life style . As in sleeping much better , not having to wake up due to discomfort , wake up refreshed and awake feeling like it’s time to live and enjoy the day . As a trucker I don’t get much excersise , my joints and muscles hurt . Or they used to . Thrive has and is still changing my life.
          I think you probably never tried thrive , you are probably trying to trash this company because you are in some scamming company that can’t compete with Le-vel thrive so you trashed them . Sorry for your loss. If you did try, and didn’t get a good experience from Thrive, Contact the person that got it for you and ask them why it didn’t work . Or PM me on facebook I can help .

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          Mrs C - March 10, 2016

          I tried and it made my ulcerative colitis worse. It also raised my blood pressure. I had a nutritionist look at the ingredients and she could not tell how much caffeine is in the product. It uses other stimulants that she was not crazy about and also could not tell what strain of bacteria they were using in the probiotic, she said since they don’t make it transparent stay away.

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          ladytrojan1 - March 15, 2016

          Love this post! Whenever there is a “new” fix out, the downfall is the long term effects are unknown. Caffeine is an addiction. If you ask a thrive to stop they can’t because of the addiction…last time I checked addictions are actually unhealthy. People also claim they only got 3-4 hours of sleep but they are thriving so its all good…??? Um that doesn’t sound good at all. The body will eventually crash a d crash hard! If the only way for promoters to get free product is to sell more to people…. $$$ that just means more money in the big bosses hand. I don’t know why people are so blind to these overwhelming facts!

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          ladytrojan1 - March 15, 2016

          Also @Smile I hope you aren’t a promoter hun Cause it says guarana caffeine green tea caffeine and coffee Bean caffeine in list of Ingredients

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          Geraldine - May 2, 2016

          It’s not all natural. Is a “sugar substitute” all natural? No!! It has artificial sweetener in it.

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          Gerri - May 2, 2016

          Contains artificial sweetener. Is that natural? NO!!

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        David C. - September 10, 2016

        You know what’s better than helping someone get rich off others weakness and pushing a pyramid scheme….good ole fashion will power…either you have it or you’re too weak minded and need to waste money ….

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          Jesse Singh - September 11, 2016

          Too many people throw the word “pyramid” around but have no idea what it is.

          What is it David?

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          JS - February 28, 2018

          I love how people say; people and companies are always taking advantage of other peoples weakness etc., what can you say about Doctors and Pharma and few personal trainers, or attorneys, or even the company you work for, JOB and your BOSS? Give me a break. Every company out there is in business to make money and many companies out there are also in it to help others not just make money. This is a limiting belief you have and if you don’t change your mindset you will always think that everyone is out to get you and you will never live the life you are destined to live. Also, it is not anyone’s fault that if you take a product you start feeling sick etc., it’s a choice you either ask your Doctor which in most cases, of course, they will say don’t take it because if its beneficial for you and can help your health it will not beneficial for their pockets because they want and need you to be sick if not how else will they be in business? They instead push trial medications from pharmaceutical reps who don’t even have a medical degree and are pushing for you to take medication that actually make you worse or kill you softly. It’s your choice and your responsibility to do your due diligence when taking a product, go into a business, see a doctor, attorney, personal trainer, nutritionists etc etc… and stop blaming others.

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      Alisha - February 23, 2015

      Could be an allergy to one of the herbal ingredients.

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        Ethan - May 17, 2015

        exactly what I thought too! There are a bunch of vitamins and minerals in the product that could easily cause an allergic reaction! Well said Alisha!

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          Megan - July 11, 2015

          Not to mention, this product line has not been evaluated by the FDA…like many of its competitors, this is a reality making the consumer wholly responsible for their own experience. Checking with a doctor that knows your health history well is the first responsibility of the interested consumer. I have not yet tried this product, but I’m an RN, so I do a lot of research on fads like these before I dive in and would recommend that to any of my patients as well.

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          Jesse Singh - July 11, 2015

          Megan,

          No network marketing company is FDA approved.

          FDA is bought out by the drug companies so they will NEVER approve natural things.

          And a great job the FDA is doing, do you know how many prescription drugs are RECALLED lol.

          FDA is a scam.

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          MeeLee - August 10, 2015

          In my reply to Jesse,
          information from another product:

          Are **** products FDA approved?
          Answer:
          “Is an apple FDA approved? The FDA does not pre-approve nutritional or dietary supplements because they are regulated as foods (not drugs) under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. The FDA does monitor manufacturing practices and labeling for compliance…”

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          TES - September 8, 2015

          First of all, NO nutritional supplements are FDA approved period. Not just DS supplements, even over the counter vitamins from Target, GNC, etc. The FDA simply does not test nutritional supplements of any sort. As with any vitamin, supplement or any sort of meal change, your body takes time to adjust. If you ate a crap food diet for a year and then switched to only fruit and veggies, you’d feel like crap, and vice versa. Your body takes time to adjust, period. I worked at a health care clinic and that was the first thing we told people, don’t give up until 2-3 months in as that’s how long your body may take to change. Water IS (as other’s have said) very important. As a general rule you need half your body weight in ounces, and more if you exercise/sweat frequently.

          No matter WHAT change you make check with a trusted health care professional. Do your research and know what your Rx medications react with because they DO react to something I can guarantee it.

          Lastly, all bodies are different. Just because it didn’t work for someone doesn’t mean it won’t work for anyone.

          And, no. I’m not a rep or “Thriver”, just a business professional with a resume/background and formal education in nutrition and supplementation.

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          Laura - December 28, 2015

          Jesse
          I don’t know about FDA and supplements but they have and do approve and have done studies on whole food organic liquid food supplants functional formularies liquid hope is currently available Medicaid and Medicare approved I’m giving this information just in case someone out there is struggling to live on ensure or neocrate or ……this product is legit no marketing ploys just an alternative for those of us that need liquid diet

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          magan - January 11, 2016

          megan who says its not FDA approved…and anyone else….RIGHT>>because I never see FDA approved drugs on recall or in lawsuit settlements.
          http://www.bbb.org/atlanta/business-reviews/weight-control-services/thrive-weight-loss-in-kennesaw-ga-27330981

          Only 1 complaint in 3 YEARS! Its NOT a scam

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          S - September 17, 2016

          Magan–I couldn’t find a comment that was a reply for the link you posted (Better Business Bureau), but you have the wrong thrive. The Thrive this whole post is commenting on is from a company called Le-vel that is based out of Dallas, TX, not a weight loss clinic in Kennesaw, GA. Just wanted to set the record straight there.

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        Laura - June 17, 2015

        Allergic to shell fish. Why dont they mention that before u buy?

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          CCTG - July 6, 2015

          Must promoters do, there is shellfish/nuts etc in just about everything so the person allergic really should bring that to the attention of their promoter. It does not bother some people with shellfish allergies however.

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          Lean and happy - July 8, 2015

          If you have allergies to something it is your responsibility as an adult to read the ingredients, know if they are relative to the possibility of you having a reaction. Thrive can be tough to make money but if you try, you can succeed and the product has worked wonders for me!

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          Seriously? - July 12, 2015

          As a responsible consumer if I had any allergy I would look into ingredients first. The ingredients are on the website for ALL to see! How can anyone place an order for any product they plan to consume and not look at the ingredients list if they are going to put it in their body?

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          Cherry - September 9, 2015

          If you read the ingredients, completely, you will find that it does say that it contains shell fish. Anyone with any health issue should check with their doc prior to taking any vitamin supplement, good common sense. I am an “older” person who is taking it and although I’m not seeing amazing results, after one week I am seeing results in the way I’m able to climb stairs without feeling pain in my knees and being breathless; I’m not hungry or feeling like I need to snack; my coffee consumption is way down, even though I wasn’t drinking a large amount, I don’t feel the need for it; I’ve lost the feeling that hit nearly every afternoon of needing a nap…not so since taking the Thrive. Major side effect…I feel better than I did without the Thrive. That’s enough to keep me taking it and possibly becoming a promoter.

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          Ryan - February 17, 2016

          Just so you know, yes their IS guidelines that all nutrition companies have to follow .1 they must be either Pharmaceutical grade nutrition, or food grade, or industrial grade… pharm grade is 99.98 % pure, food grade 50% pure(most are these, but still can claim natural),, industrial grade 10%. only 4 companies are pharm grade,, Le-vel isn’t one of them. based on gov filings 2 years ago. Plus the label should have a warning on it for shell fish or other allergens,, I think its the law now. Oh only one company is made at a FDA licensed facility and that company owns it. BodyWise . and its Pharmaceutical grade, all the ingredients are not just one or 2. I’ve taken nutrition classes in college and that’s when I found out about the grades and other secrets about nutrition companies and how they falsify labels and get by with it. I’ve contacted Level and they will not give me a answer on what grade they are. So watch out people, this is a shady company.

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          Amy - June 16, 2017

          It’s on the list of ingredients

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      Kayla - April 9, 2015

      Here’s my experience. it’s turned to the new fad in my town. I thought Id try it since it was supposed to be all natural amazing super vitamins. I Did it exactly by the book and even called the company, all the people above me called the people above them and apparently they all claim “I’m the only one with these reactions” but now I see she did feel tired and drained too. I work 6 days a week 12-16 hour days, eat right, work out a lot, and with that being said here’s my reactions: tiredness, exhaustion, foggy mind, literally would get lost leaving my home going to the post office (this has never happend before), and lastly slurring. By day 5 & 6 I was slurring all day-i couldn’t make it stop. This stuff scared me horribly and even a lady from the company said “oh just keep taking it, no one else had this happen so it’ll go away” or they have been coming at me as oh you have to be doing it wrong or your just lazy. I’ve went over with each one how to use the product and I did it completely right. My doctor recommended me to completely stop it that instant (& thought I was stupid for taking it as long as I did with symptoms). I feel like something is going to actually show up real on this compamy someday if it be because someone dies, gets hurt, I hope not but with the reactions I had and how they all reacted I won’t be surprised

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        Nina - April 10, 2015

        Sounds like you guys need to go to your doctor all the ingredients are natural and if you are not feeling right I wouldn’t see why it wouldnt just be a reaction to something in the supplment that your are allergic to or maybe you are using something else at the same time. I wouldnt advising using any other product at the same time this may even give you an over dose of vitamins and supplements. Also may not work well with something you take everyday for a critical condidtion. This is why I would advise you to take the ingriedents and let the doctor know everything else you injest.

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          Beth - May 4, 2015

          I am sorry, but Sucralose is NOT natural. It is not found in nature. Although sucralose is made from sugar, the sugar molecule is chemically modified to make sucralose which is classed as an artificial sweetener. Sucralose is made through a patented, multi-step process that starts with sugar and selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. The result is an exceptionally stable sweetener that tastes like sugar, but without sugar’s calories.

          One site I found referred to a study (looking for the link) that says “One study on sucralose showed an increase in glycosylated hemoglobin (meaning damage to the oxygen carrying part of a red blood cell). Research in animals has shown:
          **Up to 40 percent shrinkage of the thymus gland. (Critical for the response to disease – the ‘heart’ of our immune system)
          **Enlarged liver and kidneys
          **Atrophy of lymph follicles
          **Reduced growth rate…”

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          patty - August 15, 2015

          These products don’t work and are a waste of your $! Additionally, it caused me to break out in hives and bad itching. This is nothing but a pyramid scheme.

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          Sam - August 24, 2015

          Anybody who has had a bad experience with Thrive, or if you know somebody else who has, Please, please, please tell the FDA about the experience! http://www.fda.gov/medwatch, then click on “report a problem”. Or write to; Med Watch, Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

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          Jerry - November 16, 2015

          Rattle Snake Venom is all natural as well! Being all natural does not equate to being safe!!!

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          oneneverknows - January 9, 2016

          In addition to the basic multivitamin stuff, the proprietary blend includes the following ingredients. The list of them, and their effects:

          Venadium (25mcg): Acts as a insulin regulator, and prevents water retention

          Selenium (90mcg): Selenium deficiency is not uncommon, but one thrive capsule contains twice the recommended daily allowance. 400mcg of selenium is an overdose.

          Chromium (200mcg): regulates insulin, recommended daily allowance is around 35mcg. B. Lactis: digestive aid; probiotic bacteria

          Lactobacillus acidophilus: bacteria to aid digestion

          Lactobacillus casei: bacteria to aid digestion

          Lactobacillus helveticus: probiotic that may reduce blood pressure

          Lactobacillus salivarius: probiotic to aid digestion; used to treat IBS

          Lactobacillus Plantarum: probiotic to aid digestion; used to treat IBS

          Lactobacillus Plantarum: probiotic to aid digestion; used to treat IBS

          Guarana: high in caffeine, used for weight loss

          Green tea: arguable the most beneficial ingredient. Used to treat just about everything, but probably just provides a boost of caffeine here.

          Glucosamine: treats joint pain; after reading testimonials I suspected that there was a pain killer element involved.

          White willow extract: another pain killer, similar to aspirin

          Glutamine: Amino acid; aids in digestion

          Green Coffee Bean: Reduces blood pressure, contains caffeine, touted by Dr. Oz as a weight loss supplement

          PEA Phenethylamine: An amine used to treat depression, reduce appetite, and speed up motor skills; long list of negative side effects

          Kelp: Aka brown algae/ seaweed; a harmless supplement; used to treat enlargement of the thyroid gland

          Irvinga extract: used for weight loss, lowering cholesterol, and control diabetes; may reduce fat cell growth

          BCAA Branched Chain Amino Acids: Used to prevent fatigue and improve concentration, also to improve athletic performance. Sold as a single compound as an exercise supplement

          Thebromine: Found in chocolate; widens blood vessels, diuretic, and heart stimulant; this is what poisons dogs if they eat chocolate; Humans can also experience theobromine poisoning and THRIVE does no indicate the quantity present in this capsule.

          Ginger extract: treats upset stomachs and nausea (Probably required to even out the handful of stomach upsetting “Digestion aids” and diuretics present

          Synephrine: Aka ‘bitter orange’; Similar to ephedrine; a fat burner

          Aspartic acid: Amino acid; increased testosterone temporarily

          L. Serine: naturally occurring in humans; important for metabolism

          Grape Seed Extract: A traditional holistic treatment for poor circulation and high cholesterol

          CoQ10: A naturally present vitamin/ anti-oxident; used to help with recovery after exercise

          White tea extract: Another ingredient that likely has beneficial effects for long term health; generally promoted as a holistic cure all

          In summary- these capsules are a combination caffeine/ pain killer/ diuretic/ vitamin that would certainly be helpful for losing weight in a less than healthy way

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          Dee - August 3, 2018

          Best comments with beneficial information. Great post

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          hoping2thrive - March 7, 2016

          No offense but I am getting a little tired of reading “all natural” and a somewhat attacking attitude towards those who did not have a positive experience. ..I don’t know of One single product or drug on history that works for every single person on the planet☺ Relax and don’t assume someone took it incorrectly. ..there are so many factors that could be at play. As far as being natural. …well there are lots of natural things that can be quite dangerous to some people! Yes, worth the exception of the two proprietary ingredients that no one will have any info on (much less long term stats ) the rest do seem to be very much in line with the current trends in vitamin and nutrient supplementation. It has good sources of caffiene (as opposed to those that give many people jitteriness such as Gotu Kola) and frankly there is Very little B12 and Normal amounts of other B Vitamins. The idea of dermal route of administration is not new and was intriguing enough for me to give it a try despite my two reservations-the unknown 2 proprietary ingredients as week as the inclusion of Synehrine in the capsules…was in some old dangerous diet pills but I am choosing to believe that this is quite different in dosage based on people’s results. If it had even close to doses that would affect your blood pressure, many, many people would be experiencing jitteriness and palpitations. I did extensive or what I considered responsible research on this product prior to ordering…and it was not pushed on me in any way- just family members who were having amazing results and I’m constantly on the lookout for ANYTHING that can help with my Fibromyalgia/ CFS symptoms along with chronic pain due to even more fun disorders? and felt comfortable going for it to give it a fair shot- I did not check with my doctors as let’s face it-they would have no information to go on and therefore would be forced to err on the side of caution in this litigious society and tell me no. I don’t hold out hope for any miracles, but if it helps even an ounce, it will be well worth $200 for a little more than a months worth of product for me. I’m only on the tail end of the first week and nothing negative to report and possibly a small increase in energy which honestly is amazing considering I stopped taking the massive doses of all B Vitamins I’ve needed to function. I’m still using B12 in large doses and in a more bioavailable form, but otherwise may be able to wean off of since of my other vitamin supplements which may counteract the cost…not to mention no longer buying expensive organic high quality protein powders for health drinks I was already using. I simply sub this shake pack in my normal drink, or if I don’t feel up to it, I’ve found this is great alone with 2%/skim milk just using a blender ball cup! Seems to do wonders for my appetite thus far (decreased) but at the same time has seemed to help me keep food down this week though that could be coincidence as that comes and goes for me. Gotta say, so far so good. Yes of course they want to make money and for my family members sake I hope they continue to explode with new users! MLM is not a dirty word people. ..good companies have been around for many years and have proven the possible success! (Hello Mary Kay ladies?) Just do due diligence…obviously if you have allergies as others mentioned, it’s up to you as an adult to make sure you know exactly what you ingest. ..it’s yet another example of this lazy, blame Everyone else society! Can’t make everyone happy either…obviously you have to take some comments/reviews with that in mind! ?

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          Mary oswald - June 28, 2016

          The term natural is just a buzz word and a really dated one at that. It doesn’t mean anything. Now if your company could scientifically back up their products by testing results made outside their own labs you could make some meaningful claims. Any one of us can throw together the latest trend in supplements by using sourcing sites easily found on line. Hire a chemist to put it together and get a good branding expert on board. Voila!! A recipe for harming many human beings. Shame. Shame on you.

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        Valerie - April 29, 2015

        I had the same effects you did. One of my employees even pulled me aside to ask if I had been drinking. Took Thrive for 5 days like directed. Have quit it all for 2 days and finally feeling better, almost normal. I will try no patch and half dose pills and mix. If symptoms come back, I’m done too. All the symptoms of “vitamin overdose ” totally fit. Thanks for posting your comments. Very helpful. I must say that my supplier WAS concerned and not even pushing me to keep on the same regime. I read in a couple reviews elsewhere that those symptoms were your body detoxing. ??

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          Erika - June 19, 2015

          Sucralose is NOT natural.

          For those of us who have been around then industry for a while, this bubble will pop when reality sets in.

          Had anyone heard of side-effects? All medications/supplements can have side effects. People pitching this have lost all objectivity if they believe that it “works” for everyone. Where are the double-blind, controlled clinical trials that hold up these “thrive experiences” passed around Facebook.

          {Grabbing my popcorn to watch the fallout when this bubble bursts)

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          Sam - July 6, 2015

          A friend of mine has been using Thrive for about 8 months. In that time, her personality has completely changed. She used to be very level headed, now she jumps to conclusions and constantly thinks others are attacking her. Her high level of compassion for others is gone. She has become extremely irritable, lost an excessive amount of weight, her face has aged about 10 years, and her previously very high sex drive is gone. When she misses a day taking Thrive she is very moody and feels physically ill, practically bed-ridden. These symptoms sound more like a narcotic than vitamins!

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        Marci - June 11, 2015

        “I work 6 days a week 12-16 hour days, eat right, work out a lot, and with that being said here’s my reactions: tiredness, exhaustion, foggy mind, literally would get lost leaving my home going to the post office (this has never happend before)”

        Just an FYI Thrive does not replace sleep. you still need your required sleep to maintain…

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          Jennifer - June 18, 2015

          You also need to drink a lot of water! Most people do not drink the required amount your body needs. Half your body weight i believe. And with thrive i saw that I needed even more water because of the extra detoxing benefits.

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          Debie - August 31, 2015

          Strange that two of the negative reports used the phrase ” got lost going to the post office ” ! Not saying it didn’t happen, just saying that 2 people having that same horrible thing happen seems weird.
          Also, no matter what anyone, except maybe a medical professional, tells you, listen to your body. You know better than anyone, if you are reacting poorly, STOP !!!
          One more thing, I know of someone who had a horrible reaction to a well known children’s vitamin. Took too much and it was not good. Too much of anything can hurt, even all natural items !

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        I'm not a promoter just a thrive - June 24, 2015

        Sounds like you are having a reaction to something in the thrive that’s what I’m afraid of sounds like vitamin D3 reaction to me, look it up people. I went to the doctor & spent over $20 on D3 and I had reactions to it I waiting to see if I have any reactions. so far so good for me. Don’t just bash people for not getting good results. I’m not a promoter either..

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        Beckaboo - July 18, 2015

        wow this is so scary to read but reassuring as well !! When i first started thrive i felt like i was high.. At night i would act so strange. my husband kept asking me if i was ok.. i would stare off into space, start laughing uncontrollably and feel like i couldnt even get off the couch.. it was like that for days… My promoter kept saying keep taking it .. it is just detox symptoms. I was drinking a gallon of water a day. Doing everything the way i was supposed to. but i started getting more odd symptoms as time went on. I would forget things at work.. I would feel like I coudnt grasp thoughts or strange words would come out of my mouth.. I was saying rude things.. I was dizzy while I was driving which scared me to death. It would come on all of a sudden.. And odd flashes of lights in the sides of my vision. And for years I had migraine headaches that I had finally controlled. With thrive I had two horrible migraines. One almost sending me to the ER. It has made me weaker at the gym which sucks because I cant seem to gain that strength back.. I will not be taking this product again or suggesting it to anyone to take. Very scary stuff and I hate to see what happens to people that have been on it for years when they try to get it out of their systems. I hope i can regain my health again and get this crap totally out of my body..

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          Sam - August 24, 2015

          Please, please, please report your experience to FDA!!! The government won’t do anything about this dangerous substance if they don’t know about it!

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          Debie - August 31, 2015

          Thanks for the info. This is what I have been looking for, bad reviews so that i can know what I may expect. I realize that not everyone has had a great experience. Sorry it didn’t work for you and hope you feel better soon. One question, did you stop at the first symptoms ? if not, how long did you continue using this product?

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          Mariah - October 16, 2015

          This is exactly what happened to me and my whole family!

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        Brian - August 1, 2015

        You are allergic to shellfish. Stop taking it. Simple as that

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          cant do it - August 21, 2015

          The patches left my skin looking rusty& bloody underneath them. I stopped thrive because I couldn’t deal with the patches.

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        Chris - August 16, 2015

        Kayla. Do you even sleep much? I work 72 hour weeks and feel tired all the time from getting only 7 hours of sleep.

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        Deborah Pyle - August 28, 2015

        My son is into this new product and wants me to try……..I’m a bit reluctant as I already have high bp and am on bp meds. I’m almost 64 and a bit frightened I may have a heart attack or stroke. When you get to be my age would’nt you say it’s just better to use good food for weight loss and energy? Thanks! Deb P.

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          ken - September 1, 2015

          I was pressured by a family member try 10 days free and give a testimonial on it. I’m 47 and in quite good health apart from high blood pressure which I’ve been controlling with meds. I’m very careful about what I eat and seldom buy processed foods and never consume anything more stimulating than a morning cup of coffee. This morning I took the 2 pills and 20 minutes later the shake followed by the patch. Which is exactly how I was instructed. I almost immediately started feeding weird. I thought maybe I should check my blood pressure just to see. It was at 150/100. It’s been on the high side lately but not like that. Then things got really weird. I started salivating and sweating and then chills, all the while feeling like I was about to start hovering off the ground. I checked my b.p. again and it was 180/110. I ripped the patch off immediately and spent the rest of the morning in bed pouring over the phoney reviews for this product. Of which there tons! It’s now 6:00 and I’m still zooming with shivers at the back of my skull and a weird feeling in my jaw.
          Obviously this has not been everyone’s experience but I truly think that anyone who believes this is anything other than a glorified energy drink is kidding themselves. And an unnecessarily expensive one at that. And please don’t insult my intelligence by telling me I’m just “detoxing”. By the way… natural does not necessarily mean safe. Get a dog and take for regular walks, you’ll be way better off than taking this crap.

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          Liza - September 22, 2015

          please read my comments below

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          Sharon - July 11, 2016

          A friend taking it ended up in the ER with crazy high blood pressure within a week or two. He’s now on meds for the blood pressure & still taking Thrive. I’ve just been doing some reading because my first thought was the Thrive so I was curious about it. Seems the elevated blood pressure is somewhat common.

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          Jennifer Cepek - April 20, 2017

          My mother is 88. She takes Le-Vel BALANCE which has done wonders for her digestive system. She also takes Le-Vel MOVE for her joints that has given her amazing flexibility. She also takes Le-Vel REST at night which gives her calm and stress free sleep. There is more to THRIVE and Le-Vel products besides the eight week challenge. Sometimes newer promoters think the eight week challenge is the only option. These products are amazing. That the ones that aren’t energy enhancing or weight control first and see how you feel. I have high BP and the only product the spirals me into overdrive is Le-Vel PURE. I don’t care for it but I have many customers that love it!

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        Sherri - December 13, 2015

        Kayla, I’d like to know exactly how you “called the company.” Le-Vel has no direct customer service line. I had a problem getting into my customer account. I got a message that the Username and password didn’t match. So, I tried to set up a new password- email and password are not in the system. I called the phone number given and got a mechanical message to fill out a support ticket in my account. WHAT??? So, how do yo do that when you can’t sign in. Next, I sent an email to their “customer support” address. That was a laugh. I was informed the email wasn’t checked daily and to fill out a support ticket in my account. By this point I was smelling some really rotten fish. What company hides from their customers. If they’re as good as they or you, Jesse, claim, I’d think they’d be more than willing to be available to people dishing out the kind of money they want. My take… I don’t care what kind of glowing lies people tell, this is a substandard company because of their devious runaround they give customers. I guess caveat emptor is the phase of the day.

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          KMF - February 12, 2016

          What company hides from their customers? A pyramid scam company! If I even get wind that a company is a MLM one, I do not walk, I RUN to the nearest exit!!!

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        Vickie - December 26, 2015

        I agree with you about there being something that will show up eventually. I have a thyroid autoimmune condition that is in remission. But I still have to take thyroid medication because I only have half a thyroid. I know for a fact that Thrive WILL interfere with absorption of thyroid meds, and no one ever says that. I did notice that Thrive does warn about medication reaction on the package somewhere. I have never, nor will I ever try Thrive. I figure if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I take a children’s multi vitamin and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, with fish and turkey, various types of grains, fibers, etc, and this works for me. No breads. Only tea and water, good sleep most of the time. And….working out 4 days a week. Lots of energy.

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        Karly - January 25, 2016

        That’s so weird because I have an issue getting my words out… Sometimes I just cut myself out or slur and sound like an idiot. But Thrive actually got rid of it! That was the first thing I noticed. I also have rhematoid arthritis and this actually helped my swelling go down. My Humira doesn’t even do that! I feel like a cleaning maniac (which is very good), I’m happier, and I can focus much better. Thrive works for me. If anyone wants to try this, click the link below:
        karlyshafer.le-vel.com

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          Gerri - May 2, 2016

          Of course you would say that. You’re a promoter. If the product is also a weight management product, why do you all have thousands of obese promoters? I saw them on a video. Sucralose is an ingredient in this product. Very dangerous to you health. All the caffeine is dangerous also I know one lay that said she quit coffee since she has been n this product but why would she need coffee when she’s getting more caffeine in the product than coffee? These promoters are “hyped” up mentally. It’s all a get rich quick” scheme.

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          Mark - July 21, 2016

          I’m with Karly, Many of the day to day symptoms of my epileptic events ( don’t claim that is what she has but I did slur my words or get lost in the middle of a sentence) have disappeared or have been greatly reduced. I have as many acquaintances that have managed to gain weight and muscle because they wanted to as I have that have lost weight, like me, that needed to. According to my Neurologist and dietitian this is a high grade product that works for me. Except for Gerri’s “Get rich quick scheme” since my first 120 days all I have taken advantage of is the free product program they offer. And yes Sucralose is an ingredient…in such a small quantity it doesn’t amount to enough to deserve a percentage on the package and I really wonder, since it contains less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, just why I no longer want the mega amounts of coffee, soda and energy drinks that were a part of my day?

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        Michelle Glover - March 10, 2016

        Although I completely loved my 3 day trial and was ready to become a thrived — I am having major withdrawal from the product. The symptoms are the same as if I was taking an ephedra based product but I’m not taking anything right now at all. All I can say is be careful. Adding anything to your system, whether it’s natural or pharma still affects your body. Thankfully most have been positive effects.

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        ladytrojan1 - March 15, 2016

        @kayla wonderful post! You are absolutely right… I’m so sick of Thrivers using the word ” all natural” lol they really have no idea. They just trying to make money hunny

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        Jean - March 23, 2016

        Some people with genetic mutations (which you may or may not know you have) react to B vitamins in that way. The body does not absorb them correctly. It can make you feel or appear drunk when you are not. I have not tried this product but do have the MTHFR genetic mutation that is one of the ones that can cause this effect.

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      Liza - September 22, 2015

      I want to be fair in what i say about Thrive/ Level~. First of all the people who recruited me were not pushing it on me, in fact they were very laid back, I asked for samples and breakdown of the caffeine containing ingredients.I tried the samples and ordered because i thought i felt a little more energy and a little less pain wherever i put the Patch( DFT) I was getting my product free because i signed up my kids and a friend, but it is very expensive, I realized that after a couple of weeks of using the 3 steps, i was creeping out of bed like i was hung over gulping down my morning dose with one of their Lifestyle shakes and slapping a patch on.I hurt so bad, i ached constantly and felt like i was nauseated, dizzy and almost high until mid afternoon at which time I crashed hard, could hardly keep my eyes open, I was SO exhausted but really believed ” I was not using things together correctly or needed more and extra DFT or DFT Plus( Twice the regular dose.” as i was advised the worst part was I started getting crazy headaches like seriously called my doctor begging for an answer, at one point I honestly thought i would be willing to die in order to alleviate the pain. I want to make it clear I have never had an addiction problem of any kind, don’t drink coffee or soda for the last 30+ years and no diagnosed diseases or ailments other than a neck injury from a car wreck ( 5 years before i started using this product so I was just stumped as to why i felt so crappy. One day I was bending over to pet my dog and i looked down and there was blood EVERYWHERE and gushing, it was coming from my nose. I hadn’t had a bloody nose since i was a kid and this had tons of blood clots in the stream. I was scared and called my husband, he rushed home and when he got there , our floor had 5 large pools of blood and still gushing out, drenching towel after towel. He rushed me to the ER.
      My Blood pressure was at stroke level!

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        Liza - September 22, 2015

        Continued…. They checked me up and down CT scans, Cardio tests and could find NO reason for my high blood pressure( I am not over weight and have never had high blood pressure before)But I now am on a very low does of blood pressure med and my husband made me promise not to use any of their products again until i knew they had not caused this incident and my high blood pressure. I have been Level/DFT free for almost 3 months and i feel so much better than i did taking it. This is a true unexaggerated story, I wanted to provide a real review, because i could not find any feedback before i started using the products, From my research, it seems that there is TOO much caffeine in their products as well as some respiratory stimulants that may have caused my symptoms. By the way, everyone said they had tons of energy and lost weight like crazy, that was not the case for me, I am already within 10% of my ideal weight, didn’t lose a pound, had short term jittery energy, and horrible energy crashes, definitely not worth losing my life to a heart attack or stroke, proceed with caution.

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      Thomss Jefferson - October 18, 2015

      This is a recycled weight loss/nutrition mlm scam… In every single scam, the standard response is “You are feeling bad because you are not using the product correctly.” As Mark Twain said… “History always repeats itself, because no one was paying attention the first time”.

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      Mortimer Ingerbergerman - November 11, 2015

      I felt like crap for a few day I think I was detoxing. I like the products and they work great for me. These supplements are far less than what I was getting from GNC and work far better.

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      Brian - December 31, 2015

      Wow typical MLM pitch. IF a product is not working, you must not be using it correctly… Stop selling this scam crap. It’s ingredients are dangerous in the amounts provided. Stupid stupid stupid.

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      Rebecca - January 1, 2016

      With shipping and taxes, it costs around $200. So that’s two months worth of products…

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        Ash - January 8, 2016

        I spent 100 for a month supply . Well 112 cause of shipping .

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      Suzie Q - January 2, 2016

      Really? Driver I think you are full of dodo! I also think all the people raving on the are the promoters an not the customers! I think is a scam!

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      andrew - January 21, 2016

      scam scam scam

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      SK - May 14, 2016

      It’s 150.00 if you do the auto ship if not then it’s 200.00… Personally I tried Thrive sample a friend gave me. Had no side affects what so ever it gave me energy. I wasn’t bouncing off the walls and over all felt good slept soundly at night. It is a bit pricey and once I recover from my surgery I plan on getting on Thrive. By the way NO the surgery wasn’t caused because of the Thrive it was for other reasons.

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      Matt - June 29, 2016

      You are not a Dr. so you should not be giving advice on nutrition. No one should take a huge amount of stimulants without contacting their Dr.

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      Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

      Really? Wanna bet on that? I took this so called miracle product and ended up with liver failure! It is not tested and my friends that were using it with me had the same results! Beyond tired, stomach aches, and I really didn’t enjoy the yellow color that made me go to the ER! My heart beat was also very messed up! I spent well over that as well, with the daily shakes, boost, the hoyt dft foams, and the Form. I just had my yearly physical and my blood tests were completely normal 2 weeks before I took Thrive. No good!

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      William - December 13, 2016

      This is what I don’t understand. If something goes wrong, the promoter blames it on the consumer taking it wrong. Then, there is the other promoter that says it’s ok to cut the ingredients in half (1 pill and cut it he patch in half). Why is this ok, but if you take the pills after walking downstairs it magically won’t work for you.

      Dietitians go to school for there certification for several years, yet there are Thrive promoters who after 3 days of “Thriving,” suddenly know anything. It is amazing what excuses y’all come up with.

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      William - December 14, 2016

      The 430$ comes from all the up-selling of Thrive products. Along with the 3 Steps there is 6 additional products. By the end of it you look like a 90 yr old taking her daily dose of medical cocktails.

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      NIna - May 29, 2017

      Yep exactly! I agree why so much for only 8 week experience when it’s 150 as she said. I’m a promoter and Lovd The Product! You have to take it right! It does work. If that Bad why continue and give it the benefit of the doubt basically. That’s not normal to have them feeling useless something else wrong. I haven’t wanted a coke or coffee but I believe if you do while on thrive it makes it NOT work 😏

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        Martha - May 30, 2017

        that’s because your overdosing on caffeine. This product has much more than the recommended dose of caffeine, it also has ingredients ‘to combat’ the side effects of ‘other ingredients’ To many ingredients…to much counteracting ….this was NOT created by medical professionals and it hasn’t had ‘outside’ reviews….its actually a copycat name….LifeVantage came out in 2005, has patents, American Heart Association is one of the reviewers. AND LifeVantage is patented.

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      Sue gray - May 30, 2018

      There’s nothing in this product that detoxes your body. It is a synthetic vitamin.

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    Arika Scott - February 19, 2015

    I am a registered nurse and I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to grasp the concept of getting our nutrition simply from the right whole foods as we were intended to do and strengthening our bodies through playful physical activity and hard work…???? Choose simple and easy folks, not rocket science. Quit spending your time and money on these products when it’s meant to be more simple.

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      Martin - February 23, 2015

      The problem with your suggestions is that these day natural foods etc don’t have the amount of good nutrients, vitamins etc in them any more due to our bombaredment of pesticides etc and to get the right daily requirements our bodies needs we would need to eat mountains of it every single day. With todays busy lifestyles we lead and the expense of purchasing that amount of quality products its virtually impossible to give our bodies the daily nutrients etc we require. I don’t see anything wrong with taking natural supplements and vitamins combat the issue of your daily requirements to keep your body at its full potential.

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        tiffany - June 1, 2015

        If anyone wanted to truly easy healthy. You almost have to grow, harvest and raise your own foods and meats. Eating healthy and taking active vitamin ingredient is extremely expensive. If I want to get basic process food for a family of 4 for a week, I could spend 120 a week. To eat whole foods and vitamins for a family of 4 costs is about 300 a week. If I wanted to save some money I could grow and raise my own food. But if you’re in the city like us, 300 a week is almost not feasible for us to afford.

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        Bobbi - July 1, 2015

        That’s actually not true. If you took a nutrition class, you would learn more about it. What you’re saying is what the company wants people to believe. They are master manipulators and you all are the sheep. I’m with the others.. this will crash and hopefully no one gets hurt in the process.

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      Jessica - February 26, 2015

      I entirely agree that we just need to eat whole foods, and screw the micro processed “healthfoods”. A friend of mine is really excited about this product which I why I am here just researching before I think about supporting (financially). I have done everything from eating terribly, eating perfectly, and doing full supplement regimes. With eating whole foods 90% of the time is when i felt the best. Invest in a juicer, get a magic bullet, stock your cupboards with fresh produce. BAM, tastier, healthier and more natural health. Then you’ll discover like I did that “supplements” are a scam.

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        Noelle - March 27, 2015

        Vitamins/Supplements are not a scam. You need to really pay attention to what is being put in our food these days. Why do you think so many people in this country are getting sick. Ever heard of Monsanto? Watch “Food Inc.” or “Forks Over Knives”
        Educate yourself before making such a blunt statement about nutrition. These supplements are not going to harm you in anyway. And I don’t work for the company. I just know nutrition.

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          Patty - May 20, 2015

          However, you have to be careful with nutritional supplements and herbal medications (which Thrive has in it) when you have medical conditions and or you are medications as they can cause chaos in the body if they interact. I’m a nurse and have seen pretty serious side effects due to prescribed medication and nutritional supplements so please check it out before starting anything new.

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          Kristian - May 22, 2015

          Watch “the perfect human diet” supplements aren’t needed. Cut carbs and sugary drinks. I quit drinking soda all at once I drink unsweetened green and black iced tea with lemon and water instead and I’ve lost weight in the first week eating all the same foods as before. I have more energy if I drink tea to late in the evening I have a hard time falling asleep before midnight! Lots of energy to spare no expensive patches or shakes with artificial sweeteners!

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          Scott - June 4, 2015

          Sorry you are wrong. You can’t get your nutrients from a supplement. Any GOOD doctor will tell you that if you are eating correctly by eating fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, and seeds you will get all the nutrients your body needs. Also, cut out meat, dairy, eggs and cheese. You will feel so much better. Those are the things that make people sick. And don’t give me the lame argument about having to eat meat for protein, you can get all the protein and more from eating your fruits and veggies. Also you can get the calcium you need from eating a plant based diet.

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          Cyndi - June 20, 2015

          Ok that is crap, yes organic food does come at a higher cost but once your body is detoxed from all processed food and you are eating all natural foods your body dosent require as much it’s not demanding you to put empty or chemical laden foods into your system! My daughter has MS and has went all natural and looks and feels better then she ever has, to each their own but I feel that is a poor excuse. Everybody wants a quick fix some magical pill, patch, drink something to fix them, use your time eating and researching what foods are good for you, where u can find them and new ways to cook them!

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          Bobbi - July 1, 2015

          I agree with the other poster. They are a scam. People take vitamins because they think they should and most don’t even get their blood levels tested to see if they even need them. You clearly do not know about nutrition. The folate is 200%+ the RDA. Add that to what you are already consuming. Did you know that high levels of folate can be toxic?

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          Sam - July 20, 2015

          Yes, vitamines and supplements are not a scam, but Thrive is a huge scam! Thrive effects people like a narcotic drug, not like a supplement. My friend has been “Thriving” for 8-9 months. In that time she has become exteremly iritable, irrational, paraniod, and has lost both an excessive amount of weight and her very high sex drive. When she misses Thrive for a day she becomes moody and physically ill, even bed ridden. Healthy supplement? More like a dangerous narcotic drug!

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          Debra - December 1, 2015

          Cut out meat, eggs, dairy and cheese from your diet and you don’t really live any longer; it just seems longer. I do not take the shake, but I do the other two products. It hasn’t really energized me or cut my appetite, but I can tell that it helps with my pain in my back and leg. That’s enough for me.

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      Michelle - March 4, 2015

      As a Le-vel brand promoter, I get that question a lot. On thing that drives my passion is that my mom was plagued by knee discomfort. Doctors told her to take some pain meds but it wasn’t bad enough for surgery. Since she started her thrive experience she has been able to come off those OTC meds and is feeling a million times better. She is more mobile and just happier. As am I. This is something that we don’t believe could have been resolved by diet alone. I love what this product has done for me and those close to me. Wouldn’t be a day without it.

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        fiona - March 12, 2015

        If there’s an underlying problem with pains in the knee… Could this product be giving a false high and doin more harm than good

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          thrive promoter - March 15, 2015

          I personally have done every health diet and supplment out there. You are right this product isn’t for everyone, but for those people it is IT WORKS. I have been in pain for years and having yeast issues, kidney issues, but since starting Thrive 4 weeks ago it changed me. My nail fungus has cleared up to. Dermatologists couldn’t help in the 2 years i was going but in less than 4 weeks this product healed it. I love it and will promote it.

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          Sam - July 20, 2015

          Thrive has certainly done more harm than good for my friend. Yes, she “feels” good and is more physically active, BUT she has become extremely irritable, irrational, paranoid, has lost her empathy for others and her very high sex drive. If she misses Thrive for a day she displays symptoms of withdrawal. I see Thrive as a dangerous drug, not a vitamine supplemtent.

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        Linda - July 29, 2015

        I’ve been on Thrive now for over a week and feel fantastic! How nice to look forward to the day and having energy. My pain level has gone from a 10 to a 2, and I’m losing weight and inches. Love it too,that my friends are noticing .. I love Thrive and will continue with it. What wonderful products..:)

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        Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

        Discomfort. Love the brain washing. Everything is a mild discomfort. I took a screen shot of where you said your pain level went from 10-2. You are claiming Linda that because of Thrive you have that big of a drop in pain? Like a pain med? I will have to find out about your verbage. Thank u for the info!

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          Jennifer - October 19, 2016

          No I believe the part about the pain. I am overworked, run to death with kids and don’t sleep well. Everyday I drug myself out of bed, and had body pain. Started doing Thrive. It took about 21 days for it to kick in. I felt on top of the world.I missed it one day and my body hurt so bad it felt like I’d been hit by a truck. Today I didn’t take it because I am out. I can’t even function and my body hurts so bad I can hardly pick my feet up. Everything from my toes to my neck hurts. I can see where Thrive is addictive because if you’re not on it, you hurt.

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      JG - March 4, 2015

      Agreed. Eat organic, non gmo food. No processed food and get a little exercise daily. Simple,

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        Cheryl - March 13, 2015

        I think level is crap. It’s red Bull. In a patch .eat properk and exercise on a daily basis .thats where you’ll Get your energy

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          thrive promoter - March 15, 2015

          I eat right but still wasnt getting enough b12, iron, not vita d in my diet i was still tired and missing out on life i took the challenge and i couldn’t be more happier with my decision.

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          Justin - March 31, 2015

          Yup. But people would rather take the easy route and just slap on a patch. Once you start eating the proper meals and watching your nutrition your body’s energy levels increase naturally. No need for a “high” everyone has to make a buck somehow I guess.

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          Linette - April 3, 2015

          There are no stimulants in the patch and certainly none of the processed junk that is Red Bull 🙂

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          Jim - June 14, 2015

          Organic is a sham. Non-GMO is another joke. There has been no hard science to prove that GMO grown food is unhealthy. If there is, show me the link.

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        AP - April 30, 2015

        As a personal trainer of 9 years with a bachelors degree in kinesiology, I am sick and tired of every “easy button” pill out there. Whole foods that God created, plus a solid, all natural multiple vitamin and some legit bcaa’s, regular exercise and SLEEP!! That’s the secret folks! Joint pain is rough but research what components your joints are made up of and increase those ingredients in your diet (silica, glucosamine, chondriton etc). If you want to be successful in any health and fitness journey, it takes research, hard work, consistency, and, I’ll repeat, education! There may or may not be a problem with this product but again, as a fitness professional, I am beyond tired of the new fad product. I get a lot of complaints that organic food is too expensive. I get it. I am a family of 7 and follow a strict budget. But thanks to the gluten free craze out there, a lot of companies are altering their ingredients and adding zero processed foods to their list! It’s great! Throw the nutrition facts out the window and learn yourself some ingredient terminology. Best part? It’s free! Educate yourself, spend a little time checking ingredients while at the grocery store, and BAM!!! Healthy food isn’t just a nice thought; it’s realistic. This goes for your vitamins as well. No high fructose corn syrup in this chicks multis! Ps. Cucumbers contain silica! Goggle it. You’re welcome, 🙂

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          Tony - June 6, 2015

          Agreed! The job I work in they expect us to be healthy and fit. We have nutritional experts and many staff to provide all the assistance we need to ensure we are educated and on track to being healthy and fit. I may not have had formal training regarding nutrition and kinesiology, but I will say that from the lessons I was taught I have started to make better choices for my health, without the need of these “miracle fixes”.

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          I'm not a promoter just a thrive - June 24, 2015

          I do eat healthy & workout with a trainer (at an exercise science gym) I’m fatigued all the time I don’t see any unhealthy stuff in the Level thrive. I’m also into homeopathic solutions, essential Oils.

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        Bev - August 5, 2015

        This is the truth, no matter how much people don’t want to hear it.
        If you grow a small veggie/fruit garden, & buy locally, you can eat organic for as much $$ as you spend in the regular grocery store. Try it, you’ll be surprised. I sure as hell was. No supplements needed.

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      Joan - March 5, 2015

      Thank you, I was hoping somebody with some common sense would say that!!! You’re right, it’s not rocket science….eat right, exercise on a regular basis and you need the new “fad” diet!!

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        ReynaBurns - March 5, 2015

        I do agree that clean eating is the best way to go but there are people that cannot afford buying Organic/GMO free. I try to purchase organic as much as possible but I often have to chose which products are less toxic than others. if I get everything I want/need, I end up spending a lot of money and I simply cannot do that. It isnt fair that our the food God (or whatever higher power) put on this earth for us to survive has been poisoned for the love of money and we gotta shell out a hell of a lot more for the “organic” kind. On another note monsantos does not even eat their own crap they have all organic in their cafeteria smh

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        CCTG - July 6, 2015

        Hmm 75% of Americans are overweight & “just eat right & exercise” is what’s gonna fix it. Problem solved! What’s the problem with people getting excited about their health? People spend trillions of dollars, trillions, trying to lose weight, be healthy. This is only gonna help you trainers – not hurt you! By the way my personal trainer is about to become a promoter- one of the healthiest people I’ve ever
        met.

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      Brianne - March 8, 2015

      I am HIV+ and Thrive is literally a god send to me. Skeptics, be skeptical, I don’t care! I know how I felt before, and I know how I feel now. Call it a scam, call it what you will. I call it my SOLUTION!
      For the record- I TOTALLY “grasp the concept” of eating while, natural foods, and getting quality physical exercise. For me? It wasn’t enough.
      I’m still near the beginning of my 8 weeks, and am SO GLAD I have Thrive a go!
      I feel euphoric and happy, where before I felt tense muscles, joint pain (still have that- however, feeling more comfortable!) and, well, I DIDN’T FEEL GOOD!!!
      I DO NOW!!!!!!!

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        thrive promoter - March 15, 2015

        Yes indeed. We Thrivers survive together and Jive on you haters be hating all you want you just hate it worked for us and your jealous cause you can’t afford. Sometimes eating healthy isnt enough.

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          D - March 21, 2015

          I am a promoter and don’t really promote….my husband likes it, not loves just likes it, and I myself tried it and took it exactly how it is supposed to be taken and felt nothing for 3 mos so I gave up…..

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          Jennifer - July 1, 2015

          If your a promoter maybe you shouldn’t have hateful things to say to people its their opinion either try it or don’t but you as a promoter shouldn’t be hateful

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          pg - July 9, 2015

          Wow you have showed your character! Is this the character of thrive u hate BC u can’t afford….. Lol ohh yes I can I just seen all negative on my wife when she tried this and you know what thousands have made the same claim. Ohh wait we are all haters? Get some class

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        izabethel - May 3, 2015

        Know what? I had joint stiffness/pain for the longest time. Come to find out i had a dairy allergy for the last 30+ years! Get to know your body before you pit crap in it (and yes, thrive is just another crap scam)

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        Sam - July 20, 2015

        Duh! you feel good because it’s a DRUG!!! Does your body harm in the long run. Sure has had negative effects on my friend.

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      Nic - March 22, 2015

      As a registered nurse you should already be fully aware that we will NOT recieve our essential MINERALS from any food. MINERALS are not the same as VITAMINS and FATTY ACIDS. Unless you find a distributer that is enriching the animal feed with minerals it just isnt possible. Excerise is necessary anyway but grasp the FULL concept of health and nutrition

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        Jonny - May 14, 2015

        The nurse above is right. Exercise and Diet is the key. Not “fixes”

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      brandy - March 30, 2015

      ok first of all its not just about people needing to eat healthy. I have been overweight for many years. I have been on many, many diets. I have worked for physicians, from internal medicine, orthopaedic surgeons, even pain management. When I was given this product I had already witness personally change someone’s life. From taking 5 oxycodone/day and spending nearly 18 hours in bed to an active, happy, motivated and virtually pain free woman. I researched every single ingredient in the capsule, shake, and patch. Here is what I found:
      1.You would gain weight trying to eat all of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. And by the way, exactly how many foods have probiotics in them? This has ALOT
      2. many of these ingredients help your endocrine and digestive system breakdown protiens, carbs, and cholesterol.
      3. If you are someone that hurts, for instance I have arthritis in my kness, and carpal tunnel in both my arms. Half the time you are hurting to much to do anything physical..therefore you end up gaining weight.
      And 4. It would be completely unhealthy to try and intake as much caffeine, for instance guarana which is found in energy drinks, and another caffeine that is found in chocolate. Ya do that instead lol

      Lastly, if you are a parent, and work, lets face it you not only have one job, you have 2, or even 50! Who has ever come home from work just to exhausted to even turn the stove on, forget about cooking a meal on it. Let me tell you I haven’t felt like that since I have started using this product,
      I have yet to have an energy drink, cup of coffee, or even a pain pill since my 5th day into using this system….What diet does that?
      I am not hungry, I am not tired, I am not hurting anymore, I WANT to go out and do things with my kids now, Order pizza for dinner? NO WAY! Momma is cooking!
      It really can change your life. I didn’t believe it either at first, I was told if it’s to good to be true, then it is. I always thought, a lot of things just weren’t in the cards for me. I have never been a more positive person in all my life since using Thrive. If you think you feel ok, you really have no idea how good you truly can feel, on the inside as well as the outside. If you haven’t tried it, you should, if you don’t know contact me
      Brandy Watson
      bkwaton.le-vel.com

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        Jennifer - April 21, 2015

        I started Thrive last Sunday and ended up in the ER with an overdose of Caffeine! In my day to day life I do not consume a lot of caffeine because well it’s plain bad for you! Also I find it very crazy how lots of reviews favor the companies side. Many reviews have completely for gotten to mention the not so great ingredients in Thrive like Maltodextrin and Sucralose these ingredients are in the shake. Both are sugar substitutes and are horrible for you! Do your research on the ingredients in this product you will be surprised all the other horrible stuff you will find out! Oh and I am a parent and I had to have someone come over to take care of my 3 year old daughter because I was so sick!

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        Jonny - May 14, 2015

        Placebo Effect 101

        I quit smoking cigarettes because of Thrive….not gonna lie….its all mental..Kind of a weird way to quit smoking but you put one thing above another and your brain will process it. I still got scammed. The end

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        tiffany - June 1, 2015

        See for me, I know eating healthy whole foods is great for my body, but there are a lot of things I’ve tried to eat, and I just don’t like to eat them. I’m not into cucumbers, I hate lemons, I’m sick of spinach..etc etc people like me, that can’t always easy healthy bc, let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t like the taste or texture of some healthy foods. I need supplements. I’m looking into this company wondering if it could help me…

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          Tami - July 7, 2015

          Try it. I’ve been Thriving for almost 5 wks and it has made this almost 58 yr. old feel 20 yrs younger. My mind is clearer and my body aches are gone! BTW, my daughter is a nurse practitioner who is starting her doctorate program this fall who Thrives also!

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        Jennifer - June 18, 2015

        Loved your testimony!

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        Sam - July 20, 2015

        My friend has been “Thriving” for 8-9 months now. In that time she has felt the same benefits as you, but she doesn’t notice the bad effects. She has become completely irrational, paranoid, highly irritable, lost an unsafe amount of weight, and lost her previously very high sex drive. When she misses a day of Thrive, she is physically ill. Sounds more like a dangerous drug than a beneficial supplement.

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        Julie - April 25, 2016

        I’m just wondering if I do the 8 weeks of thrive and then stop what will happen to my body? Will I go thru major withdrawals or will it be ok to just stop taking it?

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      Jen - April 16, 2015

      I completely agree!!!

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      Brad - June 3, 2015

      I wondered the same also. Eating a good, balanced meal and frequent exercise is what our bodies need…not some quick and easy approach to feeling good. The bottom line is that we as a people have gotten really lazy. Due to this, we find ourselves bombarded with get rich quick and simple solutions to better health. For the good of those using this, I hope there isn’t a long-term negative consequence. Just look at all the health and weight loss approaches of the recent past and you’ll see what I mean. FYI, ever heard the saying that if something sounds to good to be true, it most likely is?

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      Mark Peterson - July 4, 2015

      Listen to a real life human here. In today’s society while attending college because if you
      Don’t then your way behind a lot of morons who shouldn’t be ahead of you. So my point being I have 8 exams coming up and I have to write a 60 page paper on the well being of nucleons vs bioinformatics and I will stop thee but there’s more to it. I must also tell you I was not able to get a single grant or any financial help because my Father makes a shit ton of money but I think I saw him last when I as 6 or maybe 8. Either way that’s the governments view!!!! No soup for you. So I am forced to work a minimum of 40 hours a week which really ends up being 50-60 hours a week just to pay for my food, loans, tuition, rent, ect. With that being said I have no extra money to see a movie,
      Grab a beer and some appetizers, or to even buy a new pair of underwear. They used to be white, now they are greenish, brown-red, rhubarb. Moving on I have had major anxiety all throughout high school but I was to macho to address the issue. When I finally did it took Me 7 visits to doctors and I was in and out in 3 minutes and received a bill for ~$150 and nothing was done for me. He said have you tried deep breathing. I said yes dip shit, did they teach you that in your 10 years of med school. Anyway I wanted to get more opinions from “professionals” . I think it was the 4th Dr. I was wrote a note on my chart for all other Docs to see that said drug seeker? If I was on a mission to seek drugs I could have made one phone call and had any drug in my had without all the hassle and bull shit. Let me mind you I’m a clean cut guy, I dress nice, well spoken, I am not a drug user and I don’t drink. So 7 years later I found a wonder Doc.who sat down listened to me and my background and he prescribed me Kolonipins. I only take them when needed. They are 1mg tablets and that 30 day supply can last me two or three months. Let me say it was a life saver. I couldnt handle being around huge crowds before which made me a recluse and I lost 2 beAutiful women due to this. Both were 5 year relationships with talks of marriage, kids the whole 9 yards. Well then right when life was awesome and couldn’t get better my insurance switched from health partners to United health care. Well the two amazing docs I found that took me 7 years I can’t see anymore due to them not accepting my new insurance. So the long fight continues. America makes a big stink over buying meds from India or elsewhere. So one medication I take in American insurance won’t cover. It costs $554.32. That’s a nice car payment I could use because I have 210,000 miles on a 2005 Monte Carlo. So it’s only s matter of time until this craps out. The same meds which I ordered for $48 did the exact same thing. I went as far as to buy a test kit and I know a cop in Eden Prairie who helped me test it and sure thing the main active ingredient was the same. The main reAson the USA tries to scare you from buying these is because they are so dam greedy. Now every medication reacts differently from individuals. My whole point before I went off topic on a rant that needed to get off my chest wAs, I have 8 exams coming up after the 4th of July. I have a 60 page report on theogony vs universitik. Oh yeah, I also have to work a minimum of 40 hours a week of I’m lucky but since I’m good att job they always need me to stay later so 50-60 hours a week is typical. The times have changed in 1970 you could start as a bag boy at a grocery store and work your way up into the corporate ladder. These days you need thAt 80,000 to $140,000 degree to become a CFO or a VP or a PRESIDENT. With all this said we need a new form of boosting energy. I forgot after work you must entertain your wife and kids. This is what life in America has come to. I should have the option to go talk to my doctor and get what I want. The worst thing that could happen is some moron asks for a dNgerous opiate like OxyContin which is legal in the United States.as of right now the federal law has marijuana a schedule 4 drug which is equivalent as Herion. What a joke. Why? What’s the real reason behind all this? I would love to truthfully like to know. I do know it will hurt the criminal justice system financial but there are easy ways to fix that. Go ahead give your 14 year old Oxycorin but have a sit down with them and say, stay far far away from weed. I started this rAnt because nobody knows my body and mind more than I.
      I do my research, I wouldn’t take something sketchy. So…..why can’t I order cognitive enhancers in Ameriaca without having to pay a doctor to tell me I can. Oh yeah, it’s all a money game. All this revolves around money. The judicial system is the worst most corrupt system I have come across to this day. Here is the most popular answer I get on why cant I order my pills overseas. You don’t know what your getting. Simple solution-buy a drug test kit. It’s a one time fee. #2- What If someone overdoses and dies. In that case sorry buddy but your a moron and I’m sure it will work out better long term that your gone. In all reality you won’t die if your using it as prescribed like i do. I do t do this shit to get High,
      I do it for the mental aspect. Anyone with ADHD knows how frustrating it can be. So instead of taking adderal which has amphetamines in it which can be dangerous and addictive I would rather choose an alternate route from an over seas market. I may need to do some trial and error techniques but overall I thinks it’s way better to experiment with nootropics that actually work than go to 7 more doctored and pay over thousands of dollars to get shit for a response. I’m sorry but this has been my experiences. I’m 30 now and I’ve been trying to take cAre of issues since I was 18. Now I have thanks to nootropics

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        Sam - July 20, 2015

        Your non-sensical rambling, poor grammer, and poor spelling only prove what I’ve told other people; Thrive is a dangerous drug!!! Jolt cola would have the same benefits of keeping you awake through your classes and homework without the other harmful side effects!

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          HR Chick - August 3, 2015

          I don’t know that he ever said he was using Thrive did he?

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          Michael Rel - August 5, 2015

          Yeah Sam you’re an idiot because he never once said anything about taking Thrive, and quite frankly, I’m sick of your repetitive post about your friend who is irritable and blah blah fucking blah. Why dont you ask her for a sample and try it out before you go bashing it and then you can say whatever you want. I had a great experience with a 3 day sample and my wife will attest to the positive affects it’s had on me.

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      trudy craig. - August 9, 2015

      I so agree i was on inly for 10 days i have kidney desease and got scared so i quit it testurday. I dont feel we today. But know that i can eat healthy without this Thrive and spending money which i cant afford. Go natrual. Eat right and you will feel awsome….

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      Deborah Pyle - August 28, 2015

      I agree! Sometimes these products arent healthy for some people. I’m scared to take at 64 years of age because I know my body so well and I do react to some products………..

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    Peter Faiman - March 5, 2015

    Hi I taking thrive for 4 days today, and the first day I had huge euphoria felt very good my food taste improve so much I couldn’t believe it! Next day I had some feelings clear vision, clear mind and really nice experience in evening I played game of squash had lots of energy. 3th day I didn’t know what I feel it was up and down feelings, felt tied and under the weather so I called my mum as she’s nurse all her life and told her I take thrive and how I feel and what happened over the three days. My mum ask if I can email details of the products I take and she will talk to Dr. Two hours later had call and mum said she had look at it and spoke to friend Dr and what’s in thrive is all good and what’s going on with my body is reaction all the toxins I have collected 3 years a go when I was diagnosed with cancer and been treated with chemotherapy I’m over two years clear but some toxins holds in our bodys for over 10 years! I know we all different with difficul life styles so I suggest you contact your Dr and go through your medical history what could be your problem. By the way today the 4 day I know why the company who sell thrive call them selfs Level as I’m absolutely level today did lots exercise which I wouldn’t mange 5 days go and over all feel very good. P.S I don’t know how did you manage to spend that much for thrive I spend £210 that’s more than enough for 8 week experience. Good luck Peter

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      Julie - April 25, 2016

      I’m in Canada and I just ordered my first month of thrive and it cost me $272.96 after the order I was givin a receipt that said $208.69 total after shopping and taxes. So when I asked why I was charged more they said it was because the exchange rate. But nowhere on the website or order form or my account did it say the price listed was American dollars only. I don’t know how you got 2 months of product for so little money but it sure must of been nice cause I know I wasn’t impressed at all and I haven’t even received my order yet.

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    Beckyrn - April 29, 2015

    Lee,
    My input as a RN of 22 years & Thriver of 8 weeks… If you are not properly taking the products, you will not see the desired effects. If you are also drinking large amount so coffee & Diet Coke (these 2 drinks seem to sometimes cause people problems), this may be the cause. Also, depending on your prior health status, you may really be full of tons of toxins that are still being eliminated. (Let me be clear–I’m not trying to “push” another product, but adding Balance to your regimen will help clean your gut making it more able to absorb nutrients. It helped me when I was slow to feel desired outcome.) Drink plenty of h20, continue to push through, take properly, & avoid coffee/diet coke. As another Thriver said, DO get back with the person that signed you up!!! I LOVE how Thrive makes me feel, I love what it is doing for my body, mind, & spirit, & I will be a Thriver for life!!
    Hope you heed my advice!

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    staci - May 1, 2015

    Ok so here is my question…I just signed up as a promoter. Totally skipped the customer part. How do I get out of this mess??!! I feel like I made a huge mistake!! Help please?

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      Mary - May 5, 2015

      Stacy,
      If you do not want to promote Thrive, Le-Vel doesn’t hold you to it. If after a month you still aren’t promoting the product your account will just be changed from active status to inactive status.
      But can I ask, why are you feeling you made a huge mistake? Have you ever tried the product for yourself?
      Thank you! Hope this helps.

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      Sam - July 20, 2015

      Just stop and get on with a normal life.

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      Mischelle - June 6, 2016

      Le-vel does not hold you to anything. Just go to your site and change to 0 for product. That’s it. Sorry you feel this way. I have been Thriving for 4 months now along with my 13 year old daughter who has always been bigger than anyone in her class. She has Procrocious Puberty. This means she is growing at a faster rate than normal. Long story short, this product gave her smile back. I wish you would reconsider.

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    Heather Peterson - May 13, 2015

    I agree. I’ve been doing Thrive for five weeks and noticed nothing. Big waste of money.

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      Jonny - May 14, 2015

      I did it for 2-3 months and felt better off it. I wasted over 1000$. Im 27 and feeling better than ever now!

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      sam - August 11, 2015

      Same here, did not work and the promoters are pushy, I told them I don’t have the money. But telling me go buy it. Will never buy it. I have better use of my money then this product.

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    Jonny - May 14, 2015

    Yep I got scammed. I think it all messed with my head like a girl I “knew” that sold it to me. I quit taking that crap and sent it right back to where I bought it…

    I started working out and just eating better, felt 50x better than I’ve felt in my entire life. Not everything is “All Natural” in the ingredients as they tell you. No one except for a few like me actually take the time to research all this.

    Dont fall for these scam artists people! It does you know good and causes headaches! People just want your money and time wasted because they are SELFISH.

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    Jonny - May 14, 2015

    OHHH One more comment

    The “promoter” I dealt with claimed her friends or roommates or whatever, got off their ADD meds because of thrive, and insisted I try it because they think I could do the same….Ok…

    1. If a person is MEDICALLY diagnosed with a condition and have records to prove it and academic records in school, DONT mess with their head anymore than you have and get them to quit taking the medications! THATS THE DOCTORS JOB! NOT yours, and for sure not your decision.

    I can’t tell you all the pain and suffering I just went through the past 6 months, after I split ties with the “promoter” trying to figure my life out while being on thrive and not my proper medications. I even had to go back to the doctor just to say I was scammed and brainwashed so he would prescribe me again(sad to say, but I told him I had relationship problems before which I DID NOT)

    Ive been taking my ADD meds, still working out, eating properly. I am in tip top shape for someone my age, gaining more muscle with PROPER nutrition, and figuring my life out the AMERICAN and NATURAL way.

    Please learn from my story people, and others above who suffered and know someone who suffered! Dont take this crap or get scammed!!! Learn from my mistake!

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      April - June 12, 2015

      I was also clinically diagnosed with ADD and prescribed Adderall. I quit taking it when I decided to give Thrive a try. Haven’t missed it! It is interesting to me that people have zero issues with prescription medications but question natural supplements.

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        Erika - June 19, 2015

        Prescription medications undergo double-blind, controlled clinical trials. They also state potential side-effects & contraindications and are sdministered under the supervision of s patient’s physician. That’s why.

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          Potential Thriver - March 5, 2016

          That means absolutely nothing. There are a lot of conditions that can be managed naturally. Studies mean nothing. They get forged ALL THE TIME and pushed through for approval when they don’t actually work or have horrible side effects. Why do you think meds get recalled? They hope that no one will be harmed by these pushed through meds but they do and they quietly sweep it under the rug. Pharma is MEGA money and it will always be treated as a money maker first. And I’m sorry, if someone is willing to take someone’s advice, who is NOT a doctor, and stop taking a prescription medication because “someone’s roommate stopped her meds on Thrive” then she has more issues than bad supplements.

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        Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

        So April, are u claiming that Adderil is not good and Thrive will take the place as you stated? Just curious

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      Sam - August 24, 2015

      Report your experience to the FDA!!!

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        Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

        So April, are u claiming that Adderil is not good and Thrive will take the place as you stated? Just curious

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    Olivia A. Ortega - June 5, 2015

    I ordered Thrive from a person I thought I knew. BIG MISTAKE. She told me it was 100% money back guarantee, RIGHT! I ordered on the 30th of the month and then was informed I would be sent a second order the 5th. Jennifer Lynn Krein was the promoter, she personally guaranteed me she would put a hold on this order. Well I had not even received the 1st order and Le-Vel (Thrive) took out an additional $163.99 out of my account and 2 weeks later I had 2 month supply. I did not order the second one and this promoter LIED to me that she would straighten it out. NEVER HAPPENED. I had too pay for postage to and from, plus the company took and additional 10% restocking fee. This company is a rip off. They will not give you a number to call it is strickly computerized messages, the company never would address the fact that I did not order the 2nd order. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT BUY THIS STUFF.

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      Shannon - June 7, 2015

      It sounds like Melaleuca!! Another scam!! Any company that automatically takes money out of you account is a scam!! THATS HOW THEY MAKE MONEY!! DUH!! Melaleuca claims its “all natural” but yet their are warnings on the bottles of vitamins, same as thrive! You want all natural take Shaklee, their vitamins are food you can take the entire bottle!! No warnings! Also Shaklee is rated #1, thrive is nothing more than a shit ton of caffeine and fake sugar!! Oh and if you want to “WIN” a car? You have to purchase it first, I’m sure you all have $50,000, then they will give you money (about half of what your payment is) haha sounds like a good deal hahaha

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      Mischelle - June 6, 2016

      Olivia, the promoter did not do their job. I am a Promoter and I have never done this to a customer. When you decide you want to be a Thriver you are asked when you want to have your autoship taken out of your account to receive your shipment. Then, as your Promoter, she/he should have placed your first order along with your autoship. The Promoter must not have been trained correctly or just did not care. I am sorry you have had this problem. Most Promoters are ethical.

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      Cindy - November 7, 2017

      The same thing happened to me. I just wanted to buy 2 months supply for me and 1 month for my daughter but they kept charging me and even sent it to wrong address. What a nightmare. My promoter also told me she would cancel it after 1st 2 orders.

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    Laura - June 17, 2015

    I have tried le-vel. I had a serious allergic reaction to the product. Because it contains shell fish. Which no one mentioned.

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      Lori - August 1, 2015

      I just started taking the Thrive vitamins without realizing they contained shellfish. I know, my fault for not reading the label. Anyway, so far I have not had a reaction (my throat is a little dry feeling but that could be dehydration). I’m just curious if you are highly allergic to shellfish. I really want to continue taking these however, I have had a slight reaction to shrimp in the past which makes me a little nervous.
      Thanks in advance.

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      Ash - January 8, 2016

      Its on the vitiam box sweetie . Js

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        Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

        My promoter said it won’t hurt my shrimp allergy! It was not shrimp. Explain?

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    Emily - July 3, 2015

    I feel the same way. It did nothing that it promised, and i fully regret using it. I was told i could get a full money back guarantee, and after trying to get the refund it looks like I’m out of luck!

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    The business side of Thrive is as legit as any other MLM company, but the product is a dangerous scam! A very close friend of mine has been “Thriving” for 8-9 months and displays all the symptoms of being addicted to a narcotic drug. Even though the ingredients start out as harmless vitamines, herbs, and minnerals, the fact that you have to take the different parts in speciffic order and timing shows that they break down and re-combine inside the body to become something completely different. Please do yourself a favor, and don’t “Thrive”!!!

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      Denise - October 12, 2015

      Seriously Sam, I am starting to question your mental stability; you have talked about at least 20 friends who have all suffered serious mental issues due to thrive. If in fact this is true, I think there wouldve been a lawsuit by now.

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        Lcdm94 - January 21, 2016

        Thank you! Some of these posts are almost identical! Makes a person wonder who’s actually honest and who’s actually just trying to bash thrive.

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    Anonymous - August 4, 2015

    This product is GARBAGE.. I was convinced to invest OVER 800 with my boyfriend.. At first I felt like everyone else HIGH.. but then I was gaining weight rapidly really rapidly and getting sick. I went to my OBGYN as I thought I could be pregnant. I wasn’t those women that told me they would sponsor me quickly dropped me.. Then the story gets worse. I had to go to a GI SPECIALIST.. who was a pharmacist before he became a doctor. He told me this stuff is garbage… its loaded with Salicytes (the stuff derived from aspirin) which I could die from and the thrive has destroyed my intestines and potentially my colon. I am scheduled next week for both a scope and colonoscopy. I was in PERFECT health before and now since stopping it I am a little better but this product should be banned.. We are working on it and ANYONE that reps this should be ashamed. You are not doctors and could kill someone as it almost killed me.

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    Jeremy Clark - August 5, 2015

    Here is my 2 cents on anything that is supposed to curve hunger or promote more energy or lean muscle gains. Artificially made, boooo! they do not work. People think you can pop on a patch and bam! you will become a supermodel. From experience, the only thing that works, is discipline in the gym and in the kitchen. Set up a meal plan which is high in protein and you will be amazed how much your desire for unhealthy snacks diminishes. Protein fills you up longer and healthier. Complement a good diet with a rigerous training plan, and the fat will shed off of you. If you are paying 430 for 8 weeks, just take that same money and buy healthy foods. Don’t pay for some snake oil idea. better yet, pay for a personal trainer that can motivate and educate you on getting the results you desire. I’ve been bodybuilding for almost 2 and a half years, and believe me, what i’ve put on is staying on, and the fat that i have shed is staying off!

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      Deborah Pyle - August 28, 2015

      I agree I think I would rather use food as a pill!

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    kane - August 7, 2015

    its called detoxing. drink more water. you wouldnt take a multivitamin or eat healthier or start juicing and complain bc you want to see a scam where there isnt one. Anytime our bodies are introduced to nutrition its not had, we will detox and feel crappy. unfortunately, people would rather buy from a store, making the rich richer and call MLM a scam because your friends and family can earn an income.

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    Julie - August 20, 2015

    I am very sorry to hear that THRIVE is not working for you. I just wanted to comment on a few points….
    THRIVE is not a dietary supplement or a weight loss program. The DFT patches help you maintain your weight. If you wanna lose weight, you have to do the work. Thrive won’t do it for you. But it will help provide the energy and motivation! 🙂
    As for you spending $430 on a month supply…. that is crazy. One month of THRIVE (with s/h) is around $170.

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      Deborah Pyle - August 28, 2015

      I’m sorry but I think if you eat the right foods you can lose weight and feel better without spending all this money.

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    katie - September 17, 2015

    I’ve been on it for 2 weeks now…the first week I pooped so much my bottom hurt and I gained 5 pds…week 2 gained 2 so I’m not convinced

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    Kara - November 11, 2015

    I am on my 2nd day and have been so incredibly sick and beyond exhausted. I am not continuing any further with this product. I am glad to know it wasnt just me and that other people are having the same issues.

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    Dave Grosz - December 19, 2015

    It is funny how thrivers are so defensive towards anything other than what they have been brainwashed by level as truth and do no research outside of level. there are multiple “natural” ingredients in thrive that are natural sources of caffeine. Don’t forget synephrine or bitter orange as thrive calls it, and how it is banned by the FDA. Also interesting if thrive is this all natural wonder “supplement” there is ZERO scientific research and or studies about it, which thrive will tell you if you look hard enough for it. Also I find it interesting if thrive is so natural why would it be banned from the NCAA because of several of its ingredients such as synephrine (aka bitter orange) and guarana? Why is it that if thrive is all it claims (and its not) then why is it not used by ANY pro athletes? Bottom line is it is a money making scam by some very good business people selling a very over priced product as a result of it being an mlm scam. It is also taughted as a cure all for basically everything from joint health, inflamation, cognitive performance, weight loss and more all in a product line with NO scientific research or testing and sold by people that shut you out if you so much as question the product which is unproven as being safe, and dangerous if you drink coffee while using it! The crash is from the loss of the time released caffeine high being taken and no natural vitamin regimen would cause any kind of withdrawal symptoms. So a safe alternative is simply going to Costco and take there multi-vitamin pills and save money and gain the health benefits without the crap in thrive!

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    Rebecca - January 1, 2016

    I’ve gained weight in the first two weeks… When you contact customer service, they just tell you to keep thriving.. What kind of company that sells weight loss products does not have a weight loss consultant?? Le-Vel…

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      Nate - May 8, 2016

      First off let me begin by saying that yes I am a Thrive promoter. I can’t help but read a lot of assumptions and disinformation on the comments. First of all let me start with the you are just a promoter trying to push Thrive comments. Guys… we push Thrive because we truly believe in the product. I have never met a promoter that wasnt using Thrive themselves. We promote it because it has drastically changes our lives in someway shape or form and we want others to have the same experience. Does it always work out that way, nope… and thats ok. Next, Thrive is not a weight loss product! Can it be a positive side affect? yes it can, but i have customers that have not lost a pound but still enjoy the product. Is there caffeine in Thrive? Yes there is but its equal to a cup of coffee so to say that your packed full of stimulants or as one comment read, overdosed on caffeine is complete BS unless you were still drinking other caffeine along with the Thrive in which case you should have been instructed not to do to begin with! To the comments on using it while pregnant. Any promoters that says its okay to use while pregnant is wrong, but that you are suppose to consult your DR. And to assume that theres no way they should be taking it is assuming a lot. In fact, my wife is 4 months along and got a 100% blessing from her Dr to continue Thriving but that is between you and your Dr…. not a blog. As far as the pyramid scheme debate. Promoting is free to do so you are not buying into an opportunity. Also, LeVel offers a real product to buy which crushes that debate right then and there. Also, as far I know pyramid schemes dont get the opportunity to advertise in Times Square on New Years Eve 2 years in a row. Listen, if you guys dont like the product thats fine and its your choice but to jump in with comments without even knowing that facts just makes you look silly. Next, supplements are not regulated by the FDA since supplements are not considered a food or a drug. But the factories and wharehouses are! Did you know that Level does VOLUNTARY 3RD PARTY AUDITS on everything! I guess some of you havnt researched enough. I have read about this that and the other has happened to some but nowhere did I read about asking you Dr first and still had serious side affects. Guys if your not sure about something ASK YOUR DR!!!! This isnt rocket science this is your body! And for those of you that did and your Dr said no, THANK YOU for doing what you are suppose to do before starting any kind of program. I stand behind Thrive 100% and if you dont thats fine its just crazy to me reading some of these posts when I know for a fact that SOME are completely made up stories simply because statements were made that simply arent possible. Thank you for your time just wanted to throw in my 2 cents…. and Thrive on!!!!! 😉

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      Marci - November 27, 2016

      Level doesn’t claim to be a weight loss company it just gives you the sustained energy to get your butt moving

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    Suzykazoo - February 12, 2016

    Hi Lee, I am currently in my fifth week as a thrive user too. I did not get instant results. I have a lot of pain issues, fibromyalgia included, along with lack of mental clarity, no energy, etc. I was in my 4th week before I noticed any change in my physical symptoms. And it was not consistent day to day, just like my pain was not consistent prior to using Thrive. I am a skeptic by nature so I will use Thrive for the full 8 weeks before I decide to continue.

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    Sorina - March 16, 2016

    I actually had some of the same issues. A friend of mine gave me a 3 day supply to try for free because I was skeptical especially when talking money. I found that the first day I felt icky, and jittery but got much accomplished, the 2nd went better but still jittery like on a caffeine overdose (though I’m highly sensitive to any kind of energy drink or caffeine). On the last day I took the capsules, followed with the shake, but forgot about the patch. GREAT Morning, got so much accomplished however when I came home from lunch I realized I forgot the patch so I put it on, literally within minutes I felt the jittery feeling and shorty thereafter I took off the patch. It took a while for the effects to calm down but they did and I was good the rest of the day. So I have decided I really enjoyed the shake…because it was easy (no blender required) and did it’s job, the capsule work well in unison though I don’t know about alone so much but the patch was definitely a no go for me. What I’m saying is perhaps it’s an overabundance to something your body is sensitive to and all the pieces are not required. I only plan on getting what I know worked for me. I’m thankful my friend let me try it without the initial cost, no one offered that option after I said I was leery on the price. I didn’t feel obligated or that I would disappoint her if I didn’t like it. I will definitely not sell it….not my thing but I will order through her.

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    Chrissy - April 4, 2016

    I have tried Thrive and after only the second day, I had mental clarity (I was worried I was getting a bad case of dementia), and for the first time in years, I have had a full night of sleep that was uninterrupted!!! My average sleep was 3-4 hours and waking up 2-3 times within that 3-4 hours. I had energy like none before and my appetitie was cut in half. Though I did not do it for weight loss, after only 1 week I have lost 5 pounds. This product has done everything it claims.

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    LZ - April 28, 2016

    I’m honestly having pure exhaustion in the afternoon too! That’s why I got on the web and searched it. I’m following directions to a T. I seriously thinks it’s a crash from all of the caffeine in the pills, patch and shake in the morning. I’ll be a one month and done person. Everyone reacts differently to herbal supplements which is probably why they are not regulated.

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    john - May 3, 2016

    8 weeks…. thats a long stretch.
    Does it contain stimulents?

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    Jess - May 28, 2016

    Have you tried a day without it? I did a three day trial and didn’t buy more the day after my last patch i had a horrible headache and was extremely emotional and depressed if you don’t like the product you may want to stop taking it anyway because the crash when you are done with it is not pretty

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    Brandee - June 9, 2016

    I realize this is old, but did thrive ever work for you?
    I’m on week 5 just like you were when you typed this and I’m scratching my head trying to figure out what everyone is talking about. Just curious to know if it became magical at week 8 for you?

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    Jake - August 12, 2016

    So you said you never tried it? But its not a scam? And you made money off of it? Biased much???

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    Lynn - December 6, 2016

    I feel the same way. Very little change! Into it 6 weeks now. Lost 4 pounds. Something that I can manage on my own without spending my money in this way. Feel more fatigued by mid afternoon. Not impressed.

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    Me - July 27, 2018

    Thank you for your honesty

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Don Hughes - December 16, 2014

Hi Jesse ~ First of all, thank you for this opportunity to get an honest opinion about this product. I am in day 2 of the plan and I am feeling way droggier in the mornings and experiencing indigestion. I have GERDS and for those of you who don’t know what that is… it is GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease Sydrome. Google it for a better understanding. Anyway, it seems to be aggravated by something in the Thrive Products. I know it’s only day 2 but I will see how I feel by day 3 and decide where to go from there. It could be the Soy in the Shakes that is causing my mild discomfort. The other thing is the marketing of this product. Once I joined as a “Promoter” the texts and emails have been unstoppable. Even a flood of tags on Facebook. It is a little aggravating to have that kind of pressure to sell the product put on you when you are not even sure it’s something that you want to do. All you hear are good things about the products but as with any new company that’s all you are going to hear until people experience it over time and you can get a better picture of it’s effectiveness. So in closing, I am probably not going to continue to promote it since I am having issues with the products and the costs of the program is astronomical compared to just eating right and exercising… Thanks again Jesse for this opportunity ~ Don

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    Jesse Singh - December 17, 2014

    Hey Don,

    Thanks for sharing that with my readers, I really appreciate that.

    I get ton of distributors with biased claims, but most of the time it’s far from the truth.

    Anyone that leaves an affiliate link goes straight to spam lol.

    Thank you Don.

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    Clara - December 22, 2014

    Don, have you read up on the GERDS and fluoride connection?
    Reverse Osmosis water may help.
    Clara

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    Mary - July 15, 2015

    Caffeine aggravates GERD.

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    I think you put your finger right on it when you mentioned soy. Soy is very bad for humans, especially the GMO soy that everything is made out of in the USA. Even natural soy contains compounds that agravate people with digestive sensitivities. When Asians make soy sauce they ferment the crap out of it, which breaks down the irritating compounds. Also, they use it only as a condiment, not to make entire foods like fake milk and fake meat, without fermenting it. If you have digestive issues, avoid everything soy! I suggest you read the book “The Virgin Diet”.

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      Jeremy Clark - August 5, 2015

      Soy also contains high levels of estrogen. Not a good hormone to be pumping high levels of into your body!

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Chris - December 17, 2014

May be i missed it but i can not find what thrive is. Appears to be a pre-workout drink? Possibly a diet drink? Someone should write about what it is.

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    Jesse Singh - December 17, 2014

    You can always go on their website to learn more 🙂

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      JoHn F - December 30, 2014

      Basically OK product they just push you way to much so they make more money and in return you make little. Yea you get a CSR bonus big woop if you have a BSD month your stuck with the payment and trying to make your bonus the next month LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN before you jump in this. Those thriving sisters in krum they had money before thrive this company didn’t do all they make it appear to be

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        Jesse Singh - December 31, 2014

        Hey John,

        Thank you for letting us know about your personal experience.

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    camille - March 11, 2015

    Its a 3 step nutritional lifestyle plan. 2 capsules first thing in the am. The shake mix 20-40 minutes later, and the dft patch for 24 hours. They also offer several other items to improve your health.

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      Patricia Dilworth - March 26, 2015

      I completely agree with you. I’ve been on it for 3 weeks now and I feel achy, tired, and just blah all day long. My body hurts so bad and my stomach is so bloated it’s hortible. I’ve gained weight and I eat practical and drink a ton of water and I feel horrible…I was better before I started it. The only thing that it has helped with is my sleeping at night without sleeping meds. That’s it!!!!

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        Lynne - May 27, 2015

        I’ve been on thrive for about 4 weeks (patches only) and yes been very bloated drinking lots of water lol…haven’t lost weight but the pain of Plantars Faciitis I’ve had on my feet is completely gone which is awesome!!! It also makes me sleepy at night which is a God send – I’ve been a night owl my whole life and now I actually go to sleep early. The only other things I take are Omego 3, Ginkgo Biloba and probiotics, Vitamin C and one a day gummy vitamins (these probably are affecting my weight)… I’m 165 lbs and 5’5-1/2 60 years old this year and exercising to get 20 lbs off!!!

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          Lisa - February 7, 2016

          You can’t just the patches and expect results, it is a simple 3 step routine – 1st thing in the morning. The patch by itself is not going to give you the same results. Take the 2 pills before your feet hit the floor, in 20 to 30 mins drink a shake then also on the DFT foam. It’s a premium lifestyle product and it will work for everyone if you follow instructions to the T.

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        Corinne - May 27, 2015

        You need to take it for the 8 weeks to see how you will truly feel since your body is detoxing through these early weeks.

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    Jennifer - July 1, 2015

    It helps with weight loss and gives energy and clarity just make you feel good

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Anthony Cooke - December 22, 2014

I, too, appreciate the honest feedback on this product. I have 2 people pushing me to get involved. Each are very aggressive with it. I’ve been interested enough into searching why they are being so aggressive and knew there was $$$ involved. I do understand that the product could work for me. I will consider it. Still, I am glad I’m aware of the financial incentives as well as the health ones. Thank you!

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    Jesse Singh - December 22, 2014

    Hey Anthony,

    Thanks for your personal experience 🙂

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    Anthony,
    After seeing how Thrive has effected a very close friend of mine, I beg you NOT to get hooked on it. It has effected her exactly the same as a dangerously addictive drug.

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      Jenn - July 21, 2015

      Did anyone experience feeling swollen? I have and its horrible. I’ve gained weight and I am always tired.

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      Take a look! - November 23, 2015

      Sam, reading all these post I have ran into about 16-17 post from you about your friend. It seems you have the problem if they have been on the product for 8-9 months and are continuing they are loving their Thrive experience. From what I can tell by your post, you are very unhappy with the Low Sex Drive, (since you have mentioned that in almost every post) some moodiness. You might want to come to terms with, it just might be you. If they are having a great experience and Thriving, you are the na- sayer or Debbie downer. All your negitivity would get old fast if they are experiencing positive outlook. Sometimes we just need to look at ourself.

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Cori - December 23, 2014

I am a current Thrive user and since I liked it so much I signed up as a promoter. I am a nurse and love helping people and this is why I pursued it. I make a good income and am not concerned about the extra money. I believe the product works. I know it’s not a one size fits all and many are looking for that. I no longer drink coffee, eat as many snacks, and I have cut down to 1 diet coke a day. It should not cost over $400 for 8 weeks. It comes down to approx. $5/day. If you can’t afford it…don’t do it! If you don’t like it…don’t promote it! Common sense. I shared it and yes now I get my product free. I have more energy, am not as crabby, and most of all don’t suffer from back spasms. I have seen and heard many great stories. To each his own.

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    Jesse Singh - December 23, 2014

    Hey Cori,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you for your honest opinion. Yes like you said, it’s not for everyone but to each their own.

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      Matt - June 29, 2016

      This is just a crutch for weak people to lean on.

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    Scott - January 23, 2015

    Cori, as a nurse, are you aware of how this might affect those with diabetes and/or heart disease?

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      Rich E. - February 28, 2015

      One thing we never do is to give out medical advise.If someone has a question if it will work for them if they have a medical condition we suggest they talk to their own doctor and they can also show the doctor the list of ingredients

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        Jonny - May 14, 2015

        Yeah, and one of your “promoters” told me it would help my ADD and depression and get me off medications. Is that NOT a medical claim? This could have resulted in a catastrophe or serious injury to someone. Stop with the BS, and the sketchy sales pitches

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          Rae - May 19, 2015

          Telling someone to stop their meds is not the company’s error but the promoters. And it’s your job to discuss it with your doctor before making any decisions.

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          Maggie - September 23, 2015

          Well, look at that. I forgot about my adderal. I have not taken one Adderal (for my ADHD) since I started Thriving. I also stopped drinking coffee and do not even crave it like I did before but I am just noticing that too. I will save a little money there too since I use a Kuerig. (K cups, distilled water, coffeemate, replacement coffee machine)
          I try my best not to be pushy but sometimes I am just excited and want my friends and family to get it for free too. Auto ship gives you additional 20% off don’t forget.

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      No - June 30, 2015

      So many people claiming to be nurses. Yet I doubt a single one is an actual nurse. Came here curious, leaving decided. If you have to lie to promote a product, it’s a worthless product.

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        Amanda - March 29, 2016

        Not sure why you’d be skeptical about the number of nurse’s who are commenting. I AM a nurse, have been for almost 6 years. My concern with those nurses… unless they had a nutrition intensive nursing program… that I didn’t have… they likely only had 1 semester course on nutrition. Doctors in the US don’t usually get much more than that as well. I do know nurses and doctors have good understanding of disease processes, but usually my doctors have always said: if it works, then do it.
        Basically, we will all eventually find what works for us. There are those who have those emotional urges to eat, or otherwise feel compelled to snack and those high fat, super sweet foods are so very easy and cheap to buy… if someone finds relief from the cravings of the “bad” foods that are making them/keeping them fat… then that’s something that works for them.

        According to: http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-registered-nurses/
        There are 3,966,939 professionally active nurses in the USA as of January 2016. So it would reason that statistically it is very possible for less than a dozen could have tried and liked thrive products.

        We can continue to debate the healthcare system in the US today, how hard it is to get an appointment, and 15 minutes spent on a chronic issue is more valuable to a patient and their provider than debating a nutritional supplement. It isn’t a perfect world, and not all insurance companies would cover a visit for such a “chief complaint”.

        However, I would never advise someone, especially a person with comorbidities, to take a supplement without the blessing of their provider. But I do understand the desire to find alternative methods to ease ailments. It feels that pharmaceuticals are overwhelming our population and thrive won’t solve that. This forum won’t solve the Rx problems either, but to assume ALL promoters are lying, that’s an unfair statement.
        I’ve cringed at several comments posted above that say: you’re just detoxing, or you’re taking it wrong.
        Wow! That’s dangerous. Promoting something you like and works well for you is one thing, pushing someone to put their health in danger is a whole other thing.
        If someone is promoting this, I strongly urge them to stop this nonsense! If someone feels off the first few days, give them the option to stop taking it. No questions asked. If the person wants to continue, urge them to ask their doctor to make sure they’re not having sensitivities to the ingredients. We are all different shapes and sizes with different absorption rates… there is not a one size fits all method to this. To believe that one dose fits everyone is not responsible.

        If you have any health issues (including mental health), or are taking any medications, please consult with your provider or pharmacist to sort out any conflicts.

        With all things in life: be responsible, try it if you want, don’t if you don’t want… free-will folks… an amazing concept.

        *Not a promoter, have been using thrive for a little more than 1 week.

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    Holly - January 30, 2015

    Hi Cori,

    I agree. I am a Thrive user and I have liked it a lot thus far. I have much more energy and i am able to wake up in the morning and not hit snooze 12 times. I like the taste of the shake and they system is simple for a busy schedule. I have been using it for 5 days and have 3 people signed up and people asking me about it. It is not for everyone, but i love it!

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      Jesse Singh - January 30, 2015

      Hey,

      I am glad it’s working out for you 🙂

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    Jake - February 9, 2015

    I believe that the reason it is costing over $400 for the 8 week experience is due to the fact that the person lives in Canada. My first monthly order cost $150 plus shipping and taxes ($178.99) which is in US funds. My credit card was charged $221 due to the exchange rate. I have tried this product and besides getting a rash from the DFT, I have not felt any different.

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      Britt - April 3, 2015

      I had the rash too…. It actually scarred my arm because it blistered up…. And no one can tell me what’s in it to cause that reaction….. I’ve been told to just switch to activate which is one of their newer products…. Has anyone tried active yet?

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        Kim - April 25, 2015

        I wouldn’t recommend Activate in place of the DFT, I would suggest perhaps Balance and Boost. Go on to the Le-Vel site and read about them.

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        Jonny - May 14, 2015

        Oh I had the rash. Forgot about that. My mental sanity that was effected from this scheme was more important to me than a rash, I had to go to counselors to figure out I had nothing wrong with me and it was a huge scam, and that I need to be back on my ADD medications.

        The promoter insisted it would get me off my ADD medications. Bad decision on my part, and Im way healthier today than I was before or during thrive

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        justherefortheknowledge - January 9, 2016

        The DFT patch reaction could very easily be an allergy to Latex adhesive. Sounds precisely like what my reaction is with any Band-Aid style item that has latex involved in the adhesive.

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          Anonymous and fooled - July 29, 2016

          No one told me it had latex!! No wonder I reacted so badly!!!

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      Karen - April 30, 2015

      Thank you for sharing your honest opinion because I was thinking about trying but didn’t want to waste my money so thank you!

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      KGiggles - June 28, 2015

      I am a fairly healthy person that exercises regularly and eats ALL organic food. I was giving the Thrive Experience a try because I wanted to get rid of all the other supplements which I was taking in separate pill form (which was working VERY well btw). Facebook was where I was presented with this and there is a LOT of hype from it. First day…nothing. Second day…broke out in a rash that looked like broken blood vessels under the skin. I went to my doctor and was told to IMMEDIATELY STOP taking Thrive. It was causing cellular damage. It took 4 days for the rash to go away and the broken blood vessels to diminish. I am not a medical doctor and cannot explain why this would happen, and hey, it may just be me but looking at other people’s posts. Maybe the FDA should be taking a better look at this product before someone gets really hurt, or worse dies. Not every product is forthright with what IS actually in their products. That’s why the FDA regulates products with “health claims”. I for one will not be taking anymore “snake oil” products until there are clinical trials, and FDA approval. (by “snake oil” I am referring back to the days where traveling salesmen went from town to town selling remedies that were supposed to cure ailments but were actually molasses, alcohol, and water)

      BTW this is the warning at the bottom of the Level website. Covering their butts with a warning.

      “+ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. Keep of out reach of children. Not suitable for individuals under 18 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a doctor before using this product. If you are taking any medication, or have any type of medical issue, consult with a doctor before using this product.”

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    Leslie - March 18, 2015

    So you take Thrive and still poison your body with DIET soda…anyone else see how ridiculous this statement is. Eliminate processed foods and artificial chemicals and exercise daily. Black coffee is an antioxidant and not unhealthy in moderation. People are so willing to pay for MAGIC PILLS. This is why the health of our young people is declining.

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    My friend is much, much, much more “crabby” than before she got addicted to Thrive. She has also lost an unhealthy amount of weight and lost her previously very high sex drive. Not healthy at all!!!

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      Ginger - July 23, 2015

      Sam it sounds like you are upset because she won’t have sex with you anymore. This is at least your 3rd post about it. Enough already.

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        Sam - August 31, 2015

        LOL! We never had sex to start with! Can’t stop something you never started! Neither one of us is a lesbian!

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        Take a look! - November 23, 2015

        Sam, reading all these post I have ran into about 16-17 post from you about your friend. It seems you have the problem if they have been on the product for 8-9 months and are continuing they are loving their Thrive experience. From what I can tell by your post, you are very unhappy with the Low Sex Drive, (since you have mentioned that in almost every post) some moodiness. You might want to come to terms with, it just might be you. If they are having a great experience and Thriving, you are the na- sayer or Debbie downer. All your negitivity would get old fast if they are experiencing positive outlook. Sometimes we just need to look at ourself.

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      Brian - August 1, 2015

      Maybe sam she doesn’t like you anymore and your blaming elsewhere. Stop posting the same thing over and over. Find another girl.

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Margaret - December 24, 2014

I am a promoter of thrive ! I actually took thrive for 5 months and didn’t mind paying the $150.00 a month plus shipping & handling . I was asked to promote and now make enough money to pay for my husband and I to be on the product . Thrive has given me more energy . I use to be exhausted by 2:00 and could hardly function at work and now I can get through the day and keep focused on work . I have also seen the benefits with other family members and friends . I am not in this to be a millionaire . My goal is free product and a little extra cash . I did not feel instant results as some do but by the end of the 8 weeks I did . It has made me a happier person.

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    Jesse Singh - December 27, 2014

    Hey Margaret,

    Thank you for your honest opinion.

    Everyone has different goals and you should always go for what you feel is right 🙂

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    I’m happy it has worked for you. A very close friend of mine has been on Thrive for 8-9 months and shows ALL the symptoms of being addicted to a dangerous narcotic drug. Yes she has more energy and sleeps better, but she has lost all of her empathy for other people, become exceptionally irritable and irrational, and lost her very high sex drive. When she misses a day of Thrive she is physically ill, even to the point of being bed-ridden. Does this sound “good” to anybody?

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      aly - September 23, 2015

      OH MY GOD WOULD YOU FREAKIN STOP ALREADY?!?!

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Carl - December 27, 2014

I read your review and was enjoying an unbiased read until I got to the conclusion to learn that it’s not a scam but you will only be successful if you follow this link… wtf man,

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    Jesse Singh - December 27, 2014

    Carl,

    Level Thrive isn’t a scam.

    I told you what the problem is and what the solutions are.

    You either become a great recruiter or find a business model that doesn’t require recruiting.

    What do you mean WTF?

    Did I grab your hand and forced you to take my suggestions and click the links?

    NO!

    You can still join Level if you wish, I am not forcing you do anything.
    -Jesse

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      Hope - January 19, 2015

      As of right now I don’t get any financial pluses for telling you: I’m on day 3 and I have noticed a huge difference. I don’t feel exhausted like I usually do. My appetite was out of control, and now it isn’t!

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      Penny - February 17, 2015

      I love this. However, I did get a rash from patch. What can I do?

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        Jesse Singh - February 18, 2015

        Hey Penny,

        I would stop using it if you got a rash.

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        JCP - February 21, 2015

        If you get a rash from the DFT you need to either stop using it or put it on a less sensitive part of your body (legs). The adhesive is similar to that of a bandaid. I can’t wear the DFT on my chest or insides of my arms, but I can wear it on my hip and on the outsides of my arms. DO NOT wear it in the same place 2 days in a row, your skin still needs to breathe! 🙂 I hope this helps.

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        Crystal - April 11, 2015

        You can try the patch on a less sensitve part of the body, like near your ankle. Make sure you move it each day. Also, you can still use the product without the patch if you can’t tolerate it.

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        kierstyn - May 6, 2015

        At first I moved I kept moving my patch around because of it. Then someone told me to put a very little dab of oil before putting it on. This has tremendously for me. I would also consult your dr as I did! Best of luck.

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      Elizabeth - May 11, 2015

      Jesse, I think what Carl was trying to say was that we were looking for an honest, third party, unbiased review, and it turned out to be nothing more than a commercial for YOUR business. Just sayin.’

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        Jesse Singh - May 12, 2015

        Hey Elizabeth,

        I am not forcing people to click any of my links.

        I laid out the information about Level, there are over 200 comments from people that have experience
        in Level so people can make the right decision.

        My business has nothing to do with network marketing.

        Heck if you are in Level, it’s just another income stream that doesn’t require recruiting.

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          Bobbi - July 1, 2015

          How can it be unbiased if you’re part of the company? You are missing the point

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          Jesse Singh - July 1, 2015

          Bobbi,

          I am NOT part of Level.

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B - December 29, 2014

I recently won a free month of Thrive and canNOT find anything on it. How to eat while on it, etc. All I hear is do these 3 steps and you are good to go. Do you change your eating patterns? Do you use the shake thing as your meal replacement for breakfast, etc/!?! I cannot believe how HARD it is to find ANY information on it. All I her is, there are no words you just need to try it and here’s how. THEN I found out people aren’t even allowed to blog about their results ect.. Making me leary about trying it.

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    Jesse Singh - December 30, 2014

    Hey,

    I am not 100% sure about that one.

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    JCP - February 21, 2015

    You don’t have to change anything. What Thrive is designed to do is fill nutritional gaps. MOST of us eat poorly. Most of us are lacking in essential nutrients. However with that being said, you should drink more water and limit caffeine. Exercise and clean eating is always a good choice whether your using Thrive or not. Contact the person you won from and ask for specific details, they will have them. Good luck and I hope you have positive results!

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    Jen - March 18, 2015

    I agree here. A friend gave me some to try. I tried yesterday and today to find out something about it and its hush- hush. Red flag to me. The shake is good. The pills and patch? I don’t feel anything. Too expensive for not spectacular results.
    I am glad I found this blog… it helped me decide to run away from this stuff. Its no different than all the other scam diet supplements out there. Ive tried a whole lot of them. Nothing. The thing is… Most of those don’t have an enormous cost like this. BUT, I lost 40 pounds in a year by baking food and limiting bread. That weight is three years off and still off. I think I am going to go back to that… it works for me.

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      Karen - April 30, 2015

      Thank you for posting I was also on the fence about trying it but so much money and most comments are negative except the ones trying to sell it so thank you for helping me make up my mind.

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    Correnda - April 21, 2015

    I take the pill first thing in the morning. Then 30-40 mins later I drink the shake in cashew milk or almond milk as my breakfast. Then I put the patch on. I eat salads and healthy and exercise throughout the day and night. Im on day 3 and feel great.

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    Jim Kruse - February 16, 2016

    You do not have to change your eating habits. Although it is beneficial to eat healthy. When you are taking the capsules, the package says to take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to help your body absorb all the natural ingredients. (You do not have to take both capsules, you can start with 1 to see how it works for you) Then, after about 20- 40 minutes after taking the capsules you use the lifestyle mix. You can mix the product with milk or water, I would say about 12- 16 oz. I like milk but it’s up to you! Right after the mix you put on your patch. You can put it anywhere you want. The patch is called DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) You can leave it on 24 hours or take it off whenever! You can re-apply every day. The products contain naturopathic formula of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, and amino acids. I see this post is older, but I just wanted to give you my knowledge and information. You should eat like you normally do, it doesn’t replace a meal it just suppresses your appetite and cravings.

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Stephanie - December 30, 2014

I take Thrive, I am a 26 year old stay at home mom. Before finding Thrive I was seriously lacking on the nutrients I needed and therefor I was at a all time LOW of 104 pounds. I am on my 9th week of Thrive and I am happy to say I now weigh 118 pounds. For me, I was malnourished. I had no energy. Headaches almost daily because I was drinking WAY to much coffee.
Everyday is not an AHA moment…but every week I look back and see more positive things happening in my life.

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    Jesse Singh - December 31, 2014

    Hey,

    Thank you for the info 🙂

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    Sam - July 20, 2015

    Nutrients are good, but PLEASE find them somewher other than Thrive! The fact that you have to take the different parts of Thrive in a specific order and timing PROVE that they are breaking down and recombining in the body into something else! Who knows what? A very close friend of mine has been “Thriving” for 8-9 months and shows ALL the symptoms of being addicted to a VERY dangerous drug! Thrive is a BAD thing!!!

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Tracy - December 30, 2014

I just returned my $190 shipment back to Le-Vel. I got a 5 day sample pack before my order arrived and was shocked to see that after all the promotion of “all natural” I was disappointed to see they use Folic Acid and not a natural Folate. Its becoming apparent that Folic Acid can cause breast cancer and prostate cancer.
https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/folic_acid_dangers_and_prenatal_vitamins.aspx
I contacted customer support to ask why the Thrive shake didnt contain a healthy natural folate. They were uninformed and denied folic acid was synthetic. I decided to ask Beach Body the same question about folic acid in their shakes and their support team was knowlegable and said yes folic acid is synthetic and they are aware of health concerns and offer an all natural vegetarian shake without it.
Also what about the synthetic sweetener Sucrulose in Le-Vels thrive shakes. Also non natural and a health risk.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/02/10/new-study-of-splenda-reveals-shocking-information-about-potential-harmful-effects.aspx
if Le-Vel was indeed as interested in customers health as they claim they are and “all natural” maybe they should have used healthier natural ingredients.
To me you would be far better off to buy a juicer and save you $$$ and your health

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    Jesse Singh - December 31, 2014

    Hey Tracy,

    Thank you for letting my readers know about that.

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    chris - January 22, 2015

    Hi Tracy,
    Today I was on a call from thrive and they informed me that the folic acid has been removed. I have no proof l, but I’m sure they wouldn’t lie.
    New this February- pink dtf patches. Limited edition

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      Jesse Singh - January 22, 2015

      Hmmm…

      Interesting.

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      Jamie - March 3, 2015

      I just ordered and received Thrive yesterday(3/2/15) and it says Folate (as a folic acid) on the shake….

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      Bobby - March 13, 2015

      If they lied the first time, they’re gonna lie the second time.

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    Josh - February 2, 2015

    I was curious about Le-Vel and google’d it, coming across your blog. Currently I am a student for my Bachelors Degree in Nursing. As I had to take Nutrition as one of my courses, I noticed someone said something negative about Folic Acid, so lets clarify Folic Acid is found in some of the most healthiest foods to mankind. Since our beginnings we ate greens before we did meets, evidence shows through anthropology. And Folic Acid is in Legumes, leafy greens and fruits (citrus). In otherwords Folic Acid is vegetation! Sounds like “Beach Body” was laughing at you.

    Also Folic Acid is needed to make new cells including red blood cells. You can suffer from not having enough Folic Acid, folic acid deficiency anemia.

    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/folic-acid-deficiency-anemia-topic-overview

    Sucrulose and Splenda are not the same thing, Sucrulose is found in Splenda. However over 4,500 baked goods, sweets and of the sort have Sucrulose in them. I can almost guarantee the vast majority of Americans eat them in a daily stop at the gas station/ grocery store or going out to eat. You have bigger health risks from aspartame in diet pepsi then Sucrulose, since its actually made from sugar.

    So Tracy obviously has no clue what she was talking about.

    I can also tell you, I am a 35 year old disabled veteran who is currently on several different pain killers, trust me when I say I am looking for an answer into feeling better on a daily basis. So if this works or does not work for me “personally” I will respond.

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      Jesse Singh - February 2, 2015

      Hey Josh,

      Great write up, you know what your talking about 🙂

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      Misty - February 18, 2015

      Folate is the naturally occurring form of folic acid (which is indeed synthetic) and is found in leafy greens and vegetables. A simple google search will help you figure this out, good luck with your nursing degree 😉

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      Justin - March 31, 2015

      Wrong. not everyone shoots for the “gas station food” Why? Because some know how to up their energy levels naturally. Not using a patch or SYNTHETIC folic acid.

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    nana - February 11, 2015

    FOLIC ACID
    Other Names: 5′-methyltetrahydrofolate, 5′-MTHF, Acide Folique, Acide Ptéroylglutamique, Acide Ptéroylmonoglutamique, Acido Folico, B Complex Vitamin, Complexe de Vitamines B, Complexe Vitaminique B, Dihydrofolate, Folacin, Folacine, Folate, Folinic Acid, L-…
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    FOLIC ACID OVERVIEW INFORMATION
    Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food, and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin. Since 1998, folic acid has been added to cold cereals, flour, breads, pasta, bakery items, cookies, and crackers, as required by federal law. Foods that are naturally high in folate include leafy vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (such as bananas, melons, and lemons) beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat (such as beef liver and kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice.

    Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folate deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidneydialysis.

    Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back do not close during development.

    Some people use folic acid to prevent coloncancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.

    Folic acid is used for memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related hearing loss, preventing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reducing signs of aging, weak bones (osteoporosis), jumpy legs (restless leg syndrome), sleep problems, depression, nerve pain, muscle pain, AIDS, a skin disease called vitiligo, and an inherited disease called Fragile-X syndrome. It is also used for reducing harmful side effects of treatment with the medications lometrexol and methotrexate.

    Some people apply folic acid directly to the gum for treating gum infections.

    Folic acid is often used in combination with other B vitamins.

    How does it work?
    Folic acid is needed for the proper development of the human body. It is involved in producing the genetic material called DNA and in numerous other bodily functions.

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      Nancy - February 15, 2015

      Hello. I just wanted to put a scientific based research data conclusion on folic acid here. To be informed means you look at all data and not just one source. Here is a review from greened.com. His research references are at bottom of article. Folic acid( man made/synthetic) and folate are not same. Here is the pros and cons for folic acid vs folate.

      In more evidence that messing with nature can have negative health consequences, a new study from Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed that synthetic folic acid supplementation may increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

      This conclusion was determined using the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, which included 88,045 postmenopausal women who were tested and studied between 1993-1998, just following the mandated folic acid supplementation requirement in the United States.

      Most of the folate supplementation to foods utilizes synthetic folic acid, rather than nature’s molecule, referred to as folate (though many incorrectly refer to folic acid as folate).

      The research found 1,003 colorectal cancer incidences among the study population as of 2009. When nutrient consumption was analyzed, the researchers found that those women in the top quarter of folic acid consumption had higher incidence of colorectal cancer between three an nine years after the folic acid mandate.

      The researchers could not determine whether the cause was too much supplementation or due to the supplement being the synthetic form of the nutrient. The two are indelibly tied, however, because a healthy diet that supplies the natural form of folate has been connected with reduced cancer incidence.

      Other research has found that high supplementation of synthetic folic acid can increase malignant tumor proliferation and increase cancer risk in general.

      The folic acid mandate was instituted in 1995 in order to combat a series of birth defects in children, including spina bifida and other neural tube issues. The fortification requirement came from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which required 40 micrograms of folic acid be added to every 100 grams of grains and flours, including noodles, pasta, corn meals and other refined grain products. In 1998, the FDA added the folic acid fortification requirement to breads, cereals and other foods that contained refined flour.

      Whole grain flours and foods do not require folic acid supplementation because they already maintain natural folate content.

      Research has found that spina bifida and other defects may be reduced up to 70% should women of child-bearing age consume at least 400 micrograms of folic acid per day.

      Now the research is showing there is a price to pay for the extensive folic acid supplementation by women. Increasingly, nutritionists are warning against folic acid supplementation over 400 mcg per day. Pregnant women are often advised to double this dose, to 600-800 mcg per day.

      Too much folic acid supplementation can also mask a vitamin B12 deficiency.

      Folate and folic acid are also called vitamin B9. The natural form, folate, can be found in a large number of natural, unprocessed foods, including most leafy green vegetables including romaine lettuce and broccoli; many fruits including citrus, banana, raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew; peas; beans; beets; seeds including sunflower seeds; and many whole grains including whole wheat and oats. Most nutritionists agree that a whole-foods, mostly raw diet with plenty of these foods, will supply sufficient folate. For those with a questionable diet, there are whole food supplements available that produce natural folate.

      In addition, certain probiotic bacteria naturally produce folate, which include Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium adolescentis and B. pseudocatenulatum.

      The research by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center also found that other B vitamin supplementation reduced colorectal cancer incidence. These included vitamin B6 and ribloflavin. Both of these B vitamins are also available in whole foods and also supplied, to a marginal extent, by probiotic bacteria.

      On Thrive , I have just picked up a trial for my SPOUSE with PTSD. I HAVE EXTENSIVE medical background and here is my review. Everyone is a separate organism and depending on age, comorbitities diet, finances, and sun region we are all going to experience different results from any vitamin regime. No 2 people will have same results. I am trying this as many other recommendations and pharmacological treatments have failed. So I am weighing the risks to see if there is any benefits. I think it is very important to all that is going to try it to read and research the proprietary blend. That may be the cause of gastric irritation earlier mentioned. There is a lot of caffeine in this product and if you have any sensitivity to caffeine don’t take it. Go to a herbologist to review your needs and if this product is right for you. Most physicians and pharmacists don’t understand all the ingredients but they will know if there is any contraindications to medicines you might be taking.

      As it is day one with my hubby I will let you know yeah or nay for his condition

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        Nancy - February 15, 2015

        Jesse
        Further just wanted everyone to note that in the men’s tablet PER tablet there is 800 mcg so if you take 2 that’s 1600mcg and then if you add in the shake another 200 mg is there. So notice the study results. A maximum of 400mcg of niacin daily is from the cancer study. With taking two tabs and the shake that’s 1800 mg daily. You do the math. Weigh the risks to the benefits.

        I am enjoying this review on the posts. Can you do me a favour and just delete Paris comments. People do not understand that there are hired workforce out there who are paid to visit sites that are asking for opinions on third parties. These people will use any tactic to discredit, skew and even typographically assault bloggers. Do us all a favour save the top one where you have addressed her bias and then don’t allow any more posts. Neutral and supportive to you.

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          Nancy - February 15, 2015

          Correctioni meant folic acid not niacin

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          Lyndsi - March 5, 2015

          Guess I should rethink my prenatal vitamins, seeing as they are chock full of folic acid. …

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    nancy - April 22, 2015

    Good link……tells you about Aspartic Acid & Aspartame poisoning too.

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    Brian - August 1, 2015

    They switched to folate.

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Robyn - December 31, 2014

Jesse, THANK YOU for this article!!!! I have a few friends that have recently started promoting this stuff and wanted to do some research…. First off, being a baby boomer I am at that age where you just seem to run out of energy quicker , the thought process is slower and the metabolism is definitely slower… I am always leery of things that promises the fore mentioned things being increased, and then when I realized it was MLM, I knew it was not for me!!! I am glad that people found your site and posted their reviews, both positive and negative. Since I am retired and on a fixed income, this is not something I can afford to waste my money on…I will stick with old fashioned exercise and watch what I eat!… Thanks Again and have a Blessed New Year!

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    Jesse Singh - December 31, 2014

    Hey Robyn,

    Thank you for those kind words 🙂

    I wanted to let people know the truth about this company so that is why I decided to write this review.

    I am glad you enjoyed it, God bless you 🙂

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    CJ - February 18, 2015

    Robyn, I am in the same situation. Fixed income and baby boomer era. I cannot afford to pay money to make money. I do have to say I ordered a 5 day sample pack and on the 3rd day I did have more energy. But not $400 more. Someone above commented that most of these gals made money from another MLM before Le-Vel. I just happen to be one of them.

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    Potential Thriver - March 5, 2016

    I am not yet a promoter with Thrive so I am unbiased about their program, however, why such a harsh take on direct sales? I do 2 direct sales companies, Traveling Vineyard & Origami Owl, and they’re wonderful! I am not a DS zombie where I live and breath the companies but there’s nothing wrong with either of them and I am friend with a huge group of direct sales people so I have to say I never really get it when people say things like “they realized it was DS and knew it wasn’t for me!” What’s the difference between direct sales and buying stuff from a store or online retailer like Amazon? If a person buys jewelry from a jeweler, wine from the package store or supplements from GNC then what’s the difference? I make good money with my businesses and have NO complaints from customers about products that aren’t anything other than what you’d normally get from something purchased at Target because nothing is perfect…EVER! I do know there are direct sales companies out there that are HORRIBLE but that’s just a few and not by any means all of us. I mean to each their own but I just don’t get it. I feel like it has to be the people who are approaching you with direct sales products that are off-putting rather than the simple fact that it’s direct sales? I don’t know…confusing to me.

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