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GNLD Review - Do These Health Supplements Really Work? Are high prices and fad ingredients deal breakers?

  • 106 User Comments
  • Rating: 3.6. From 47 votes.
By Summer Banks Dec 08, 2016

I’m obsessed with finding diet supplements that actually work. Let’s find out if GNLD products fall into this group. We did one of our in-depth reviews, examining the side effects, ingredients, scientific research and level of customer care. We additionally read dozens of user comments and responses that are posted online. Lastly, we compressed all of the data we collected to give you the info you really need.

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What is GNLD?

To begin, GNLD is also known as NeoLife. This is a brand of health supplements for men and women. These products address weight management, vitality, skin care, immune system health, digestion, anti-aging and other concerns. Some of the key ingredients in these formulas include amino acids, gotu kola, vitamins and minerals, protein, garcinia cambogia, gymnema sylvestre, bladderwrack, dandelion leaf and cayenne pepper. You can purchase these products through third-party dealers like Amazon.

From what we gathered, GNLD International, LLC has been around since 1969. This business is located in Freemont, CA. They have a good BBB rating and offer a wide range of supplements. Furthermore, there are some positive customer comments posted on the web for these health products, but read on…

High Prices – “Can You Afford It?”

One issue we have is with the steep prices. “The GNLD NeoLife Shake will cost you $63.99 for only 15 servings. If you use this twice a day, it will only last one week. Clearly this will become very expensive,” commented our Research Editor.

One customer stated, “How does anyone afford the NeoLife Shake? I tried the chocolate, but definitely can’t afford to buy this several times a month. Yikes.”

However, a different user posted, “Makes me a bit dizzy, but I like the taste.”

Another commented, “It’s comparable to other protein shakes. Nothing special, but not bad either.”

Fad Ingredients – “A Problem?”

Another concern we have is with GNLD ingredients. We noticed that some of these supplements contain fads like garcinia cambogia, which are not backed by any solid science. One customer reported, “Tried the GR2 Control Thermogenic Enhancer. Does not help with weight-loss like it claims to. Waste of money.”

On the other hand, a different user had this to say, “This product gives me an energy boost. I’m guessing it has some caffeine in it.”

“Not sure about this diet product. Have experienced a few GNLD side effects like nausea and stomach pains,” mentioned another.

According to our research, if there is a certain aspect of a diet supplement that is quite burdensome or difficult (high prices, fad ingredients, unpleasant taste) the likelihood of long-term success is slim. So, if GNLD products do in fact cost too much for many people to afford, this could be a real dilemma.

The Science – “Any Provided?”

We took a close look at the official website for GNLD supplements, but could not find any solid clinical research to support these products. This is unfortunate, because we at DietSpotlight like to see some actual science that backs up the formulas and the ingredients they contain.

The Bottom Line – Does GNLD Work?

So, should you whip out your credit card and order a GNLD supplement? Well, to start with, we like that all of these products are easy to purchase online. It’s also nice to see that ingredient labels and user instructions are presented on the official website. Then again, we have some reservations about these formulas because they are not supported by any documented research. Also, we’re concerned about the high prices.

If you’re serious about shedding pounds, then we encourage you to choose a product that contains clinically tested ingredients for weight-loss, does not contain any fad components and will not break your bank account.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It uses a combination of four powerful ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical studies to help speed up fat loss and kick-start metabolism. They are not fads. Be aware that we can’t find any negative talk or discouraging comments, and the user feedback online shows people are seeing amazing results.

The makers of Leptigen are so certain of their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.

Previous GNLD Review (Updated September 25, 2012):

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. You can find their products online, and to name a few are GNLD Cleansing and Detox, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Digestion, Fiber and Memory and Heart Health. 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.


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Product Features

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.
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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

Rating: 3.6. From 47 votes.
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what is the use of protein powder?

Hey Kaushi. Protein powder is often used as a supplemental source of the macronutrient (protein). Bodybuilders and athletes often use it, but meal replacement shakes are also a great source.

I have a question…am at arusha tanzania…my question is does this product affect male and female production systeam…second question does it treat bacteria like H. pylori. Does it treat typhoid..amoeba…..is that a medication or what…

Hello. All users are different and can experience different side effects; please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product. And in reference to the uses of this product, please refer to the official GNLD website for more information.

I was told by my friend dat gnld cure hepatitis b n I also visited dere company which they told me the ones I will use can it help

does taking gnld lead to urinery problem like cant stop your urine as my wife started taking a month ago and has started this problem she cant control her self to even reach the bathroom

I took the shake to my nutrition dr. and he discovered that the shake causes inflammation in me, something I have been dealing with and cutting out inflammatory foods. Thankfully I did not take GNLD’s reps word that this would be good for me. It might be greater for some, but not for all..

Does neo life shake really work for weight loss

It does if followed by recommended food that must be taken along with it

The shakes themselves are not meant to make you lose weight. One shake has all the whole food nutrition you need for one meal.
If you are looking to lose weight, the weight loss pack provides shakes for 2 meals a day, breakfast and lunch, for a month. If you stick to this, have small, healthy, organic snacks in between and a good dinner (protein and veggies) then you will lose weight.
There’s also a HUGE emphasis on eating organic. The label should have an outside company verifying that it’s organic. USDA Organic and NonGMO Project are the two most common.

Hi! For detailed product and usage information, please refer to the GNLD official website to learn more.

Will the gnld neo life Aloe vera gel Nutriance help with stretch marks?

Hello KevinY, All users are different and can experience different results.

GNLD Tre-en-en is not meant for weight loss rather use GNLD GR2 Control!

What combination of the supplement can i take for hormonal imbalance or high polactin

Hi! Because of these conditions, please make sure to consult with your physician before starting a new weight-loss program or product.

Hi! Because of possible interactions with other products, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking products together.

I would like to know if gnld drugs can cure chronic bronchitis

Hi, Silas. GNLD products do not claim to cure Bronchitis, nor could we find clinical trials of Bronchitis patients being treated with it.

Can GNLD Biotone be used during the day? it says to use in the evening before bedtime, why?

The company recommends it to be taken at night for mainly two reasons; because, first, you are to take it with a stomach that’s been empty for ideally 3 hours, which would likely overlap with your bed time. The second is because the ingredients set to work on metabolic processes that only take place during your sleep cycle, like repair and growth.

I use to buy TRE-EN-EN product but now am 23 weeks pregnant am I allowed to drink it.

Please ask your doctor if it would negatively affect your body. Luckily Tre-en-en is not known to conflict with nursing or pregnant mothers.

Please someone introduced me to buy neolife tre en en (grain concentrate), for loosing weight, I don’t know if it does or not, though I have no option because I got the drug already, I just want to know if it looses weight.

to use GNLD product and get d required result u need knowledge

I just started taking Formula IV® Plus (60) 3 weeks ago, the first week as okay then i began experiencing shoulder,neck problems and ringing in my ear. i was advised to stop taking it for a week. I resumed this morning and the ringing in my ears is back again.

Am I reacting to something?

Do you have any allergies to speak of, Jaedy? Have your doctor go over this formula with you.

Please I used full motion drug while breastfeeding. my son has a strong bone on his head and Is obvious. he is four years old. what do I do. as he is growing it becomes stronger

Please take him to his pediatrician! Explore surgical removal as an option!

Hi I have a stomach problem on the right hand side it’s very painful and my periods are very irregular i visited GNLD n was given feminine herbal complex and provitality+ bt the problem is i have used it for 26 days now bt my stomach is still painful so I dnt no wot the problem is.

Peris, I don’t wish to alarm you but it would be best to seek professional medical attention regarding this matter.

Pls which GNLD product can cure Gonorreah? I already started taking TRE-EN-EN Which was prescribed after taking the quantum test but I think I need more products to actually cleanse or detoxify my system.

Gonorreah cannot be cured by using vitamins. Only medical doctors can prescribe the proper medications. Remember that medications take time. Also, please understand that there is no such thing as “detoxifying” STDs are serious deseases and have nothing to do with “toxins”

It would be best to see a doctors help to cure an STD.

Is it possible for gnld products to revive chronic kidney failure?

Hi Emmanuel, I know a person who has been living on one kidney for 40+ years and has been doing Neolife that long.

We have not run into this concern before. In such cases it would be best to ask your doctor.

GNLD is a wonderful product, which have make use of it in several occasions and it works, but my question is; what does Neo life SHAKE does to the body, and how do I convince people who wants to loss weight and people that have Ulcer to patronise the SHAKE product ???

Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment. We haven’t reviewed this product yet but we will get right on that for you!

i once got registered with gnld. am still a registered member?

You would have to contact the company directly James to be certain.