MonaVie, LLC — The Monavie Scam Detailed
Let’s look in detail why Monavie is a Scam whos business practices are unethical at best and boarder on criminal:
First and foremost; too many crooks are involved with Monavie at its highest levels, along with the clinical study that was done on the juice.
Dallin Larsen, Monavie CEO, was previously an owner and Vice-President of the company Dynamic Essentials, Inc. This company focuses on health and wellness products, primarily nutritional supplements.
In late 2003, just months before the launch of Monavie, the FDA sited Dynamic Essentials, Inc and forced them to destroy their product. Shortly thereafter, Dynamic Essentials, Inc. was shut down by the FDA for false claims that their product would treat various illnesses like like cancer, arthritis and ADD. These actions are detailed in the following press release:
Mr. Larsen went on to found Monavie, LLC just months after this statement was issued by the FDA. Monavie, LLC is now making nearly the same claims made by Dynamic Essentials, Inc and following the same business model Dynamic Essentials, Inc followed.
Dallin Larsen has a documented track record of promoting fraudulent health claims and business practices associated with his business ventures. An example of this in an audio inks with Dallin Larsen raving about the health benefits of Dynamic Essentials product right before the FDA shut them down for deceptive and unethical business practices:.
January 28, 2002 distributor training conference call featuring Dallin Larsen follows:
*** Note that Dallin Larsen uses numerous deceptive comments on this call, much like he does with Monavie.
Second, and most important, the independent study performed by Dr. Alexander G. Schauus on the benefits of Monavie that every Monavie distributor across the country references in their presentations has be declared by The National Council Against Health Fraud as a completely invalid study.
Not only that, but Dr. Schauss’s company was raided by the FDA where they seized illegally imported drugs, unapproved medical devices and other items at the clinic. How bogus is the Monavie clinical study now?
Recently, the FDA issued a Warning to MonaVie and sales reps for making unethical medical claims. FDA is not done with MonaVie yet, after a cyber warning, they keep MonaVie on the Radar. With all these reps making medical claims and giving their name, phone number and website out, the FDA has a way to hit Monavie hard.
Interestingly, for a privately held company, Monavie, LLC sure does have a lot of complaints on the Better Business Bureau website!
Of even more interest is the very recent lawsuit filed by Quixstar (Amway) against Monavie for making unethical medical claims in order to build their business back in March of 08. Quixstars intent for the suit is to help protect the MLM industry from MonaVies deceptive tactics to build a business. Many examples was provided with Doctors making speeches of falsely claiming MonaVie cures cancer. The docket link does cost 8 cents per page to review the court case.
Finally, Monavie is a sinking ship. Across all of its markets, Monavie distributors are dropping out of the program at an alarmingly fast rate. This dramatic collapse of Monavie started 6-8 months ago and has accelerated over the past few months. What does this all mean? For one, anyone would be foolish to get involved with this company.