What You Should Know
GNLD is a multi level marketing company that sells nutritional supplements and water filters. Multi level marketing companies sell their products through individual distributors who buy their products from higher level distributors and also make money from building a distribution network below them. We are always concerned when first reviewing diet and beauty products sold through this method as we frequently find that the company spend so much energy and time focusing on the distribution network that the quality of the products takes a back seat. We will have a more indepth look below at some of GNLD’s products to see if they live up to the hype.
GNLD’s supplement products fall under four main categories: Nutritionals, Weight Loss, Herbals, Skin & Personal Care, and Home Care. We will focus on GNLD’s Weight Loss line for this review.
We will focus on GNLD’s Weight Loss line for this review. Products include: Bio-Tone Trimming System, Enersine, and several versions of the GR 2 Controller, including shakes, bars, and chews.
Products cannot be purchased directly from the GNLD website but must be bought through a distributor. The website locates local representatives for you. None of the prices are listed on the website which makes it difficult for consumers to determine the c cost or value of the products before discussing it with a representative. We find that most consumers prefer to have as much information as possible before being solicited to purchase.
Varies based on the products chosen.
GNLD’s weight loss products have different ingredients but one common one is arginine. Arginine has some clinical support showing that it aids in boosting metabolism, which in turn can burn stored fat more efficiently. Another common ingredient is ornithine which is an amino acid that works together with arginine. Clinical studies appear to support mixed results as to the use of these two substances on muscle building and fat burning. The GNLD website does not provide any links to clinical studies supporting their effectiveness.
There is nothing that really stands out for us in the GNLD weight loss formulations. The ingredients are common to middle of the pack products and the products lack some key ingredients that we always look for in effective weight loss aids. These ingredients include green tea extract and caffeine, both of which are clinically proven to produce a thermogenic response in the body which increases metabolism.
The GNLD website does not thoroughly explain each ingredient and its function in the formulations. We do like that they have included the Supplement Facts label to outline exactly what is in each product.
- May contain some ingredients which may help with weight loss.
- No money back guarantee offered.
- Does not contain several key effective ingredients.
- Not available for purchase on website.
- No pricing available until after consumer has spoken to a distributor.
We find the GNLD weight loss products to remain buried in the vast mountain of weight loss aids on the market today. The formulations do not appear to be cutting edge or particularly potentially effective. The GNLD website is just as focused on explaining the benefits of being a distributor as it is with the products themselves. We were disappointed to find no money back guarantee offered. We like to see a guarantee because it not only helps the consumer buy with confidence knowing that they can return it if it doesn’t work out but it also shows that the manufacturer stands behind its products.