We’ve heard a lot of people talking about Melaleuca, so we decided to dig a little deeper and see what the fuss was about. We researched ingredient lists, side effects, customer support and clinical research. Then, we read as many forum posts and comments as we could find. Finally, we summarized all that info to give you the bottom line.
What is Melaleuca?
To start off, Melaleuca is a supplement business based in Idaho, with locations all over the world including: China, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Europe. The company doesn’t appear to sell any fat burners or appetite suppressants, but instead sells high fiber food products. While these can help with weight-loss if your diet is lacking, they may not work the way dedicated supplements do. To order, you must be referred by another customer.
The company was founded in September 1985, and is focused on providing healthy products. We like the lineup and longevity, but read on…
450+ Products – “Holy Moley”
First thing, this company offers more than 450 health and wellness products, and yet not a single one of them is a weight-loss supplement in the form of a fat burner or an appetite suppressant. You’ll find an array of nutrition, personal care, home cleaning, and cosmetic products.
”While this can help you live an overall healthier lifestyle, they not only make purchasing difficult, but don’t offer products specifically geared toward weight-loss,” said our Research Editor.
“Meleluca lies to you sending products that you didn’t order then charge shipping and handling fee.Total theft,” said one user.
Poor Customer Service – “Not Supportive?”
It appears as though once you become a customer, you are committed to some sort of monthly order, which automatically ships and is charged to your payment method. Many people complain of issues with service, saying they’re nice on the phone, but don’t follow through. Some complain that when they’ve left a negative review on a product, it never shows up on the website, suggesting you can’t really trust the company.
“Some products are good but the vitamins are not even close to the quality of Amway’s Nutrilite. But customer service is bad. They are nice on the phone. But will not give you credit or work with you and expect monthly purchases and you to be a good customer,” said a user.
Another said, “I wrote a negative review on one their products and it is not showing on that product. In fact, I never see a negative review, so you can not trust their reviews because they seem to throw away the negative ones!”
Our research shows that if something has problems, like if it’s too difficult to place orders, requires auto-shipment, or customer service is poor, users will get frustrated and turn to other alternatives. If Melaleuca is burdened with one, or all, buyers may not come back again.
The Science – “Any Proof Provided?”
Melaleuca doesn’t provide any links to published clinical research. We’re not able to get full information on any of the products in the catalog because of all the hoops you’re required to jump through to become a customer in the first place. We’re a little concerned about the quality since users complained their negative reviews aren’t actually ever posted on the website.
The Bottom Line – Do Melaleuca Products Work?
Have we decided to become a Melaleuca customer? While many of the nutrition products in the line may very well help you live a healthier life, none of them are designed specifically to assist with weight-loss. As such, we have reservations recommending any of the formulas to dieters hoping to shed that extra weight.
If you’re looking to lose a few pounds, we recommend combining a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine with a clinically tested safe and effective weight-loss supplement designed to increase metabolism and suppress the appetite.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is Leptigen. All of the ingredients in the formula are clinically tested and shown to assist with weight-loss. And, as we researched, we found few negative mentions of the product or side effects, which lets us know people are experiencing good results. Review are also out of this world.
The makers of Leptigen are so certain their product works, they’re providing new customers with a Special Trial Offer, which we love to see.