Although MLMs are not high on my list of preferered work at home opportunities, I am always drawn into writing reviews about them. So many of them pop up regularly that I feel compelled to research them so you don't end up stepping in some crap that can be expensive or make you lose your friends.
The last couple of months or so, I reviewed some of the MLMs in the dieting and body care industry and noticed that ALL of them claim to have the Superior Products and provide the BEST business opportunity. I have no problems with those that base their claims on ‘all natural ingredients‘, like Young Living Essential Oils, but some others give me the creeps with their dubious and, in my opinion bizarre secret formulas (LifeVantage – Protadim Nrf2 Activator) or advanced scientific methods (Jeunesse – Stem Cell Growth with Cow Fat).
Well today, let's see where the 4Life Transfer Factor opportunity falls.
What is 4Life and the Transfer Factor?
4Life was founded in 1998 by David and Bianca Lisonbee with the launch of the company's flagship immune system support product, 4Life Transfer Factor ?. The Headquarter is located in Sandy Utah, and the company maintains corporate offices in about 30 countries around the world.
Their products are based on “Vital Immune Knowledge” described as follows:
“While vitamins and herbs provide nutrition to the immune system, transfer factors provide information so immune cells can do their jobs faster and more effectively. Research over the years has revealed that transfer factor molecules are abundant in nature. Through a patented filtration process, 4Life extracts transfer factors from cow colostrum and chicken egg yolks for the foundation of its Transferceutical™ products”.
What Are The 4Life Products?
4Life offers products for the whole family; adults, kids and even their dogs and cats in 11 product lines:
- 4Life Fortify ? nutritional meal pack
- 4Life Targeted Transfer Factor
- 4Life Tri-Factor Formulas
- Additional Transfer Factor Products
- Animal Health 4Life
- enummi ? Personal Care
- Foundation 4Life
- General Health & Wellness
- Healthy Lifestyle Packs
- ShapeRite By 4Life
On their website, they list 21 different functions of their products that range from Antioxidants, Brain Health, Eye Health, Male & Female support, to Skin Health & Beauty, and Animal Health.
How Much Do 4Life Products Cost?
There is nothing out of the ordinary with this kind of stuff. They are damn PRICEY, if you ask me! I don't know about you, but I am very hesitant to shell out $30 bucks for Shampoo and Conditioner, or over $60 bucks for 50 pills I don't know if they work or not. Not that I would ever need Shampoo or Conditioner. lol
Are 4Life Products Any Good?
I don't know because I have not tried any myself. 4Life products are available at Amazon and there are a ton of user reviews that speak very highly of the products.
I read over a hundred and could find just 3 from folks saying that they experienced no difference. All others are from people literally enthused by the products. Of course, I take these with a grain of salt, knowing that some of these reviews are written by 4Life distributors.
But the sheer numbers of good write-ups like these shown above make me believe that the products do indeed work as promised.
What Is The 4Life Business Opportunity?
Well, it is a typical MLM. Although 4Life emphasizes that you can make good money with direct sales (pay whole sale and sell for retail), the bare naked truth is that you need to recruit folks into the network of distributors in order to earn real money. If you ever tried MLM, you know how difficult it is to build and maintain a down line of like minded people, thinking like you, and stay active, not only in direct selling but also recruiting.
The 4Life compensation plan, known as the Life Rewards Plan, has a uni-level structure. This means that all of the new distributors that a team leader recruits are placed, and remain, on their top line. 4Life specifically notes that a leader needs, at minimum, four lines, which are active and growing in order to achieve long-term success.
What Are The 4Life Complaints?
As I mentioned earlier, there are hardly any negative comments or reviews about the products, which is a good thing. So I'm basically grasping at straws here. But here are two complaints in my mind.
How Active Are You?
In order to remain “active” and qualify for bonuses and your share of the commission pool, you need to take out a standing monthly order, worth 100 LP's or about $130, on products for YOURSELF. What if you, your wife and kids don't want to use the product any longer? You better be able to sell it retail. But in my mind that defeats the purpose of recruiting. I should still be able to make money off my recruits even if I don't need the products for a given month or so. This must be our stuff every month requirement has always turned me off about MLMs. I can totally appreciate the need to know the product. But why should I be forced to buy it every month so I can qualify for commissions. I'll tell you why. It's because they need the money to pay my upline I suspect.
Cannot Make Real Profit!
It is undeniable that the majority of 4Life distributors never make any substantial money, but that is a well known symptom with all MLM companies. It all depends on how you, as independent distributor, market the product and go about building your business. It does take solid marketing knowledge, a specific business plan, determination, and a strong work ethic to become successful. Most distributors lack these requirements, and will make no profit at all and lose some money, some will make enough to cover their expenses and keep on trying. Only very few will make it into the 3% group that make a full time, livable income.
Is 4Life A Pyramid Scheme & A Scam?
The company did have some run-ins with the FDA for noncompliance in regards to health claims benefits of their products, made by some of their distributors (see warning letter). An FTC investigation into damning complaints, mainly from former distributors, that 4Life runs an illegal pyramid scheme, cleared 4Life of these accusations. 4Life is a legit direct sales and Multi Level Marketing Company, and there is no scam.
Let me answer the question ” What Is 4Life Transfer Factor – Science Fiction or Real“? The method of Transfer Factor seemed like science fiction and kind of far fetched to me, but after researching this issue, I start to believe that there is indeed some benefits using colostrum to boost the immune system. Only the future can tell if it really works.
Well I hope you enjoyed the my 4Life Transfer Factor Review. If you did I would love to hear your thoughts down below about this company or the article. It's always good to hear your opinion whether you agree with me or not.
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7 thoughts on “What Is 4Life Transfer Factor – Science Fiction or Real?”
I suffer from severe migraines..which make me very irritable the majority of the time…on top of me usually being short-fused anyway 🙁 I decided to try this stuff because a friend swore by it…it was so damn expensive. but it worked. I tried their Recall, Feelrite, and Reflexion at once and went through only one bottle, and I could definitely tell the difference in my mood. Once I ran through the bottles, headaches slowly started coming back…as did the irritability. Now I’m a cra**head with no money to pay for such expensive co**ine…lol
I’d like to point out that the products do not contain cow colostrum. 🙂 4Life owns an exclusive patent (one that big pharma has tried to buy) that allows them to extract just a molecule from the colostrum. The DNA of that molecule is identical and transferable throughout ALL land mammals. This molecule is hormone free, pesticide free, GMO free and chemical free. Because of their patent, they are the only company in the world who can do this and you wont find it anywhere else.
However, I do agree that training and education is always difficult with any type of MLM. Some people think it’s a quick “get rich” scheme and will say whatever they have to in order to make a sale.
Thanks for the clarification Marissa and insight. I agree too often these MLM reps will just say anything or deny any issues with their programs to convert a sale or downline. No one likes surprises. It’s better if reps are upfront and provide the good and bad about their opportunity.
I had a very unpleasant experience with a distributor who hounded me for weeks to get me to buy Transfer Factor Plus, at $60 for a 30 day supply, that she became offensive when I refused. I had investigated the product, and found that the ‘magic’ of the transfer is the immunity provided by bovine colostrum, but that there are several laboratories which sell the same product (in powder or pill form), for a fraction of the price. The company needs to train their distributors a bit better on sales techniques.
I’m sorry to hear that Brenda. Unfortunately, many of these MLMS have pushy reps. They’re not always trained the best way.
I agree with you on this one. It seems like it would cost a mint to get all the products and you don’t even know if they really would work. Sometimes when people receive them they really. Aren’t’ what they seem. You can really get stuck with something that you really don’t want and then it is hard to get a refund.
Sometimes it really isn’t worth.
I hear ya Laura and agree with you. I hate being forced to buy anything on monthly basis I don’t really need or want.