Shaklee vs HerbaLife International

Shaklee and Herbalife both share a few things in common: they are both health and wellness MLMs offering breakaway compensation. The two offer supplements, particularly for digestive and immune health.

Where Shaklee and Herbalife directly compete is with their meal replacement shakes, the Shaklee Life Shake and the Herbalife Formula 1. This is what commonly creates the association with the two MLMs as consumers rate this product.

Shaklee has been in business over 65 years, while Herbalife has been in business for nearly 40 years.

Shaklee logo verified_user
#2 Shaklee
9.0 Overall Score
4.9
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(109)
HerbaLife International logo
#50 HerbaLife International
6.8 Overall Score
3.7
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(27)

Overview

Shaklee

HerbaLife International

Industry
Industry
Health & Wellness
Health&Nutrition
Compensation Type
Compensation Type
Breakaway
Breakaway
Time In Business
Time In Business
65 Years
39 Years

Ratings

Shaklee

HerbaLife International

Overall Score
Overall Score
9.0 of 10
6.8 of 10
Review Score
Review Score
4.9
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3.7
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Value for Money
Value for Money
4.9
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4.3
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Quality of Product or Service
Quality of Product or Service
4.9
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3.7
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Customer Service
Customer Service
4.8
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4.3
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Company Trustworthiness
Company Trustworthiness
4.9
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4.0
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Likely to Recommend
Likely to Recommend
9.7 of 10
9.2 of 10

Reviews

Shaklee

HerbaLife International

Number of Reviews
Number of Reviews
109
27
Review Breakdown
Review Breakdown
4.9
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5star
95%
4star
1%
3star
0%
2star
1%
1star
3%
3.7
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5star
52%
4star
15%
3star
4%
2star
7%
1star
22%

Reviews for Shaklee

Helpful Favorable Review

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Edye
September 30th, 2019 Ontario, CA

I became a Shaklee Distributor about 1974. I did not build my business, but have used the products since then. I've watched the company grow and stay the same high quality with costs comparable to other companies. Constant education is available as well as opportunities and tools to build your business. I feel I'm getting the best there is on the market.


Helpful Critical Review

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Betsy Schweers
October 5th, 2016 Glenview, IL

I left a message 5 days ago saying I need to order a product. I'm not a distributor; I just want to order a particular product. No one has called me. Such poor customer we service. I left a message with Dusty someone and she never called back either. This is very bad business.


Reviews for HerbaLife International

Helpful Favorable Review

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Natalia Baldizon
October 22nd, 2018 Memphis, TN DETAILS
Value for your money
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Quality of product or service
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Customer service
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Company trustworthiness
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I have been drinking the nutrition products since 2010! I have been in the best health in my life! I have been helping people getting healthy and help make extra income since 2014! I love Herbalife’s vision and mision! World happier and healthier!


Helpful Critical Review

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Sue Merrell
February 6th, 2017 Palm Bay, FL

I took Herbalife For weight loss years ago along with two friends. We took it for approximately 2 years. This stuff is death in a bottle. Thermagenics killed my one friend, I got Cushings Syndrome and my other friend Pheochromacytoma. All endocrine disorders. Immune system disrupted. I almost died. Be warned!!!


The Final Word

While this information can give you a clearer picture of how they match up, it’s also important to note their lawsuits and compensation information.

As of 2018, Herbalife is in a class action lawsuit by distributors asserting Herbalife marketing events have false claims. While Herbalife and Shaklee have both had run-ins with negative publicity in the past, this current lawsuit could make promoting Herbalife products difficult.

As with all MLM opportunities, view the companies’ income disclosure statements to get a clearer picture of new representative earnings. Shaklee disclosed that their lowest-ranking Business Leader rank, Directors, make an average of $10,227 annually. It does not disclose the lowest ranking Associate income. Herbalife disclosed that 86 percent of U.S. distributors in 2016 did not receive earnings, noting that most people join to receive a product discount.

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