Since 2004, Vemma seeks to help people around the world by improving their well-being while improving their financial health. The multi-level marketing company was founded by CEO BK Boreyko and is now in more than 50 countries around the world.

Vemma prides itself in adhering to manufacturing and testing standards. The Arizona-based company has affiliates around the world in countries such as Japan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Iceland.

Vemma was shut down by the FTC in 2015 for pyramid scheme practices.

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The Good

  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • High Glassdoor Ratings
  • High Product Standards

Money-Back Guarantee

Vemma has a 30-day product guarantee. People who are dissatisfied by Vemma can return the product for a 100 percent refund. Along with its refund policy, Vemma distributors do not need to worry about maintaining an inventory unlike other direct sales companies. Vemma ships products directly to customers eliminating the need for distributors to have a separate space for their products.

High Glassdoor Ratings

Vemma has fairly positive employee satisfaction ratings on Glassdoor. Here are the ratings:

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars employee satisfaction rating
  • 58 percent would recommend Vemma to a friend
  • 79 percent of employees approve of CEO BK Boreyko

High Product Standards

Since its founding in 2004, Vemma prides itself in the following:

  • Vemma formula is tested to the gold standard of clinical research - independent, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
  • Vemma's research and development team has more than 100 years of combined experience in manufacturing, biochemistry, and nutritional product development.
  • Vemma owns, operates, and oversees its product manufacturing facility.
  • Vemma's products are independently tested by third-party laboratories for label claim verification, NSF/banned substances, purity and potency.

The Bad

  • Company Complaints
  • Returns
  • High Startup Cost
  • Low Compensation

Company Complaints

Despite Vemma's 100 years of combined experience among its research team, the FTC has received more than 100 complaints about Vemma's products. The Arizona-based company's CEO, Boreyko, is not foreign to FTC complaints. He was under fire in 1999 for a product he sold in another business called New Vision International, Inc. He claimed to cure, treat or prevent ADD and ADHD with a supplement sold by New Vision.

Returns

Unsatisfied customers and distributors need to be aware that Vemma's 100 percent refund policy does not cover shipping and handling costs. They must be prepared to pay the difference. For people who are already strapped for cash, they may experience a greater financial loss if they were not able to sell Vemma products they ordered.

High Startup Cost

Vemma is not the best choice for people who have a low amount of capital to begin with. Here are the rates for the company's two starter packages:

  • Basic: $499.95
  • Bigger pack: $999.95

Low Compensation

Although Vemma allows people to join for free, members do not receive anything until they pay for the packages. Compared to other direct sales companies whose sign-up costs are less than $50. Vemma is very expensive and will most likely put first-time distributors at a loss. Here are two statistics regarding people who make money by selling Vemma products:

  • 75 percent of active distributors make less than $1,400 a year by recruiting others
  • Less than one percent make more than $100,000

The Bottom Line

Vemma's allure of its health and nutrition products can be enticing if you're in search of financial wealth and helping others around the world. Vemma's low success rate and high sign-up costs should be discouraging enough to you if you are already low on financial capital. Our recommendation?

Unless you have at least $500 to invest and don't have a problem being associated with a company under fire from the FTC, choose Vemma. If not, consider other multi-level marketing companies with lower start-up cost and proven health products.

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I bought this drink supplement and used it for a few months. Then I went in for a physical and had blood work done and my liver values were horrible!! I work out a ton, eat healthy and am very fit so I didn't know what was causing it. I old the dr about vemma and they told me to stop drinking it. I did and retested my blood a month later and things were almost back to normal. So scary!!!!!!

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April 11th, 2018 Harwood Heights, IL DETAILS
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Vemma is nutritional drink which really works. Tried myself and I Love it!

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Aly
August 19th, 2015

Best company by far out there! CEO is awesome, products are so good! 500 dollars for a business is cheap. Everyone can find 500 dollars ...

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Gözde
August 10th, 2015

Best products. Best CEO. Best support of upline.

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