Hello and welcome to my Le-Vel Thrive review!
I decided to share my experience with Le-Vel Thrive for all of you who may be on the fence about whether or not to give the Thrive 8 week experience a try, and for those of you who may be just hearing about Le-Vel for the first time.
Le-Vel hit the market a few years ago and spread like wildfire throughout Texas and its surrounding states which is predominantly dominated by big name mlm companies like Advocare.
Within the first year, Le-Vel had expanded to all 50 states and had made a name in the network marketing community as one of the fastest growing new companies in the industry thanks to their unique product line and cloud based business model which eliminated overhead and allowed for higher commissions to be paid to their promoters.
On the surface, Le-Vel seemed like the company that was posed to shakeup the network marketing industry and steal some serious market-share from the mega companies that have dominated the industry for decades.
I was recruited into the company and was really excited to see what all the fuss was about and couldn’t wait to give the DFT a try.
There will be more about my experience with Le-Vel Thrive products below but first let me tell you a little more about what is Le-Vel Thrive weight loss and more about the company.
What Is Le-Vel Thrive Weight Loss?
Whether you are trying to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, enhance your mental clarity, reduce joint discomfort or just be the best you that you can be, the Thrive weight loss system from Le-Vel is deigned to help you achieve all of your health and fitness goals.
People who have completed the Le-vel Thrive weight loss experience has claimed to enjoy many premium benefits and support in the following areas:
- Weight management and improve mental performance
- Immune and digestive support along with join support
- Support of lean muscle and discomfort management
- Antoxidant and anti-aging support
One thing that you will hear often from those who promote Le-Vel Thrive is that “Le-Vel Thrive is something that is hard to explain or describe, it is something that needs to be experienced”.
It is something I use to say quite often when I was trying to explain how the products worked because I honestly had no clue what exactly they did or how they did it and this is the same thing that I was told by the person who recruited me into Le-Vel.
Does Le-Vel Thrive Weight Loss Work?
How Does The Thrive Experience Work?
Le-Vel Thrive Weight Loss Products
Thrive is a simple 1,2,3 approach to weight loss, pain reduction and enhanced mental performance.
You will be starting your morning each day with the three products that make up the Thrive experience, the capsules, the lifestyle mix and the Thrive DFT.
The Thrive Capsules come in both men’s and women’s formulas and are designed to help with:
- Weight Management
- Cognitive Support
- Joint Support
- Inflammation Support
- Anti-Aging and Antioxidant Support
- Digestive and Immune Support
The Thrive Lifestyle Mix is a gluten-free drink mix which comes in chocolate or vanilla and according to Le-Vel themselves:
This ultra micronized mix was perfectly designed to complement or Thrive lifestyle capsules.
Our blend of vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, anti-oxidants, enzymes, pro-biotics, and amino acids is the first and only ultra premium mix ever developed. Le-Vel.com
These are the two main products in the Thrive product line, they are meant to be taken together as they are supposed to complement each other and together provide your body with the weight management, mental performance and overall wellness benefits you need to really make positive changes in the way you look and feel.
The final product which completes the Thrive 8 week experience is the Thrive DFT Patch which is the first of its kind to use derma-fusion technology to deliver time released appetite control, mental clarity and metabolic support.
DFT is the product that most people get excited about and the main product you see all “Thrivers” wearing in their Facebook posts about the company.
Thrive DFT comes in 3 different sizes and a bunch of different colors and patterns so you can get the specific DFT that meets your needs and personal preferences, the three main options are:
- Original DFT – about 2″ square
- DFT Ultra – about double the size of the original
- DFT Black – about 1″ wide and 4″ long.
There are several other add on items which are available for those who want to take their Thrive experience to the next level including:
- Thrive + DFT Ultra – The same Derma Fusion technology in a bigger, badder, brighter and stronger patch.
- Thrive + Balance – balance your body’s overall health and help your digestive system operate at a premium level.
- Thrive + Activate – activate your core, give your body the premium nutrition it needs to support clean healthy energy, clarity and performance.
- Thrive + Boost – a fruit and vegetable blend designed to alkalize and energize your system.
- Thrive + Move – a gel formula taken orally designed to help with joint support, flexibility and mobility.
- Thrive + Rest – a get formula taken orally that gives you the nutrients your body needs to relieve stress, help you relax, and go to sleep and stay asleep.
- Thrive + Form – the newest addition to the Thrive line, a gel taken orally to support lean muscle mass, weight management, muscle repair and recovery and supports firm and healthy skin.
While on the surface Le-Vel offers a very attractive product line that really has something for everyone regardless of their health and wellness needs, we all know that things are not always what they appear to be and often when something sounds too good to be true it normally is.
My Experience With Le-Vel Thrive
I personally used Le-Vel Thrive for over a year and unfortunately did not see the same results as all of the people in the testimonial videos on the Le-Vel website, in-fact with the exception on a minor increase in energy I really had no results to show for all the high-priced products I was using every day.
When I was using Le-Vel products, my daily regimen was:
- 2 Thrive lifestyle capsules – $60 a month
- 1 Thrive lifestyle mix – $80 a month
- 1 DFT Ultra – $72 a month
- 1 Thrive + Activate – $40 a month
- 1 Thrive + Boost – $40 a month
- 2 Thrive + Balance – $40 a month
I took the products as directed everyday, drank my body weight in ounces of water each day, make good food choices and was busting my butt in the gym 4-5 days a week and did not feel any better than I would have if I was not on the products, did not lose any more weight than before I began using the products.
I would think for close to $350 a month in products I would have noticed a difference but the only thing I ever felt was the killer headaches when I stopped taking the products.
You are probably wondering why I continued to use the products for a year if I was not seeing any positive results, well it’s because I was getting the products for free (will explain how below) and I was an active Thrive promoter so it would be hard for me to promote the products if I was not using them myself.
I also continued to use the products because I did have customers who loved the products and called me regularly to tell me about their results and thank me for sharing Thrive with them.
Each and every one of us are different so what works for you may not work for me and visa versa so I just assumed that I was one of the people who Le-Vel was not effective for.
Why I Decided To Quit Le-Vel Thrive
As I mentioned above, I was an active promoter and a Thrive product user for over a year and in that time I had built up quite the team of promoters and had a huge list of customers but I decided to walk away from what had quickly built up to a $3,000 per month income, not to mention about $400 a month in free product credits and a monthly car bonus.
Needless to say I had built up a pretty respectable business with Le-Vel but I could not continue to promote products and a company that I did not believe in.
I am not completely crazy, there were many other factors that lead to me walking away from that kind of extra income each month including:
- Le-Vel did nothing to explain how to use the products besides very basic instructions on the packaging which often left new customers confused about which products they needed and how to use them.
- The products were very expensive, most people could not afford them and most of the ones that could dropped out when they realized the products were really not that good.
- The company had a C- record with the BBB due to well over 100 complaints.(see the BBB page for Le-Vel Thrive here)
- Their was no mention of the founders of the company on the official www.le-vel.com website until recently, you would have had to do some extra research to find out the company was started by Jason Camper and Paul Gravette who were both involved with failed health and wellness mlms in their past and did their best to not advertise their involvement with the company in the beginning.
These may not seem like enough to walk away from my Le-Vel business but the final things that helped me make my decision were:
The compensation plan was very misleading, they advertise that you earn 20% on all retail sales and I guess technically that is true but you only get 20% on 50% of the retail order before tax and shipping, say what!!!
So basically, on a $100 retail order before tax and shipping you don’t earn $20 as you would think, you only earn $10 since you are only getting paid commission on the business value which is 50% of the retail order, in other words you only make 10% on retail orders.
If you look at any video or documentation about the Le-Vel compensation plan it clearly says “earn 20% on retail orders” but the fine print tells a different story.
That actually makes Le-Vel one of the lowest paying network marketing companies that I have ever seen which to me makes no sense because the limited overhead and cloud based technology was supposed to allow for more money to be paid to their promoters, where was all the money going?
I don’t know for sure but my guess is it was filling the bank accounts of the company and the company’s executive team.
Just to give you an idea of how low this 10% really is on retail orders, most similar companies in this industry pay between 30-50% on the same retail orders.
That was enough for most network marketers to call it quits but I kept going until my phone started blowing up with pissed off customers.
Since Le-Vel is a cloud based company, everything is done online through the cloud office and if you need any kind of support you have to submit a ticket and wait for a response.
There is Le Vel contact phone number that you can call to get assistance or ever talk to a live person, for a couple of years they had a customer service phone number listed on website but it was nothing more than a fax number, what company does not have a phone number?
Not that big of issue for me but since there was no phone number for the company, the search engines found the next best thing, my personal cell phone number that was listed on my Le-Vel blog so my potential customers could contact me.
I am not kidding, I was getting 30-50 phone calls a day from people with questions about Thrive, pissed customers demanding refunds and even credit card companies trying to reach the company about fraudulent charges on one of their customer’s cards from Le-Vel.
People were calling with all kinds of Le Vel complaints and some people actually told me that their credit card statements showed charges from Le-Vel brands with my phone number as the contact number for the company.
That was enough for me and I had to call it quits and move on, which I have done and have gone on too much bigger and better things.
Final Thoughts On Le-Vel Thrive
I honestly feel that Le-Vel Brands will continue to grow and prosper due to the growing demand for products in the health and wellness industry, especially products that are advertised in the “weight loss niche”.
Most people know what it takes to lose weight and get healthy but do not want to put in the effort to get the results they want so they bounce from product to product trying to find products that will be the magic bullet they have been looking for to give them results with having to put in too much effort.
They will search around the internet, probably see a couple Facebook ads about Le-Vel then watch all the people in the testimonial videos rave about how this product has changed their lives only to find out after several hundred dollars invested that they would have been better off taking a multi-vitamin and choosing a salad and water over the super sized burger, fries and coke they normally eat.
I have seen people who claim to achieve phenomenal results using Le-Vel Thrive products but I personally believe that any results they achieved was mainly driven by fact that they started maintaining a proper diet and began following a regular exercise schedule, not from the products.
I hope that my Le-Vel Thrive review provided you with a different perspective, from someone who actually used the products for over a year, than what you have probably already seen online and helped you make your decision about whether or not to give Le-Vel a try, if you have any questions I will be glad to help in any way that I can, leave me a comment below and if you found this review of Le-Vel Thrive helpful, please hit the share buttons on this page.