Limu Review – How legit is this company?

You’ve probably heard of Limu from its group of distributors or come across their products in the search for a MLM to join for some experience. Well, this review from IBuyIReview covers everything there is to know about Limu from its founders and products to its compensation plan.

This is a completely unbiased Limu review, meant to educate you on the company before you decide to join (or not join) the company hierarchy, so I’ve done my best to create a complete picture of the current company standards and expectations.

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Limu Reviews - About the Company

Limu is a company started in 2004 by Greg Bennett and Gary J. Raser, who have extensive experience in the MLM business world. The Florida-based company is a health and wellness business specializing in seaweed-based products for weight loss and health improvement.

The Limu company uses a Multi-Level Marketing business structure, allowing it to sell products and supplements on a personal level while incentivizing distributers to recruit new folks into the company as well.

Limu Products

One thing I noticed going through other Limu reviews is that not many people cover what their health products are, which is something I wanted to do here. If you are interested in the kind of health products they offer, then this is a great place to start.

Something other reviews miss is that the promoters of Limu products are always using anything they can to sell their product because they have a minimum per month they need to purchase to remain at a certain level of commission. Not only does this affect the ratings of the company but its great marketing to sell more and more.

Distributors in the company will claim that their product has done everything from boost energy to cure cancer, all citing independent studies and reports that have illegitimate or scrupulous sources. In other words, don’t expect anything from pubmed.

- Limu Original

This Fucoidan based health beverage is their flagship product and is claimed to contain Tongan limu moui, which is seaweed. It also has Fucoidan, an anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, and extracts of papayas, mangoes, pears, and apples. Fucoidan became popular as a potential cure for cancer. Limu claims to make the beverage without any sugar, sweeteners and added flavors.

- Limu Energy

The Limu Blu Frog line of health energy drinks also containing Fucoidan, again claiming the supposedly anti-cancer benefits of Fucoidan, which uses natural ingredients. Here are two versions of the Fucoidan beverage: Blu Frog and Blu Frog 2. The Blu Frog 2 drink also supposedly contains less sugar, and fewer calories compared to Blu Frog and provide 50% more energy.

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- Limu Lean

These are their protein-rich meal replacement and health shakes, digestive health cleanses and appetite controllers. These are known as the up-and-comer Limu products that many people are looking forward to, and Limu says it will be a big hit for the health conscious. There is no real study behind any of the products to prove its health benefits or the levels of success users will see.

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Limu Review - How to Join

As with any other MLM, it costs money to join the company as a distributor. There are two membership options for Limu, with different costs and packages, and each one provides you with different materials to get started recruiting and also selling their products.

$499 Option

This comes with a Quantity Vol. (QV) of 500 items that include:

  • 2 Free Months of IamLimu.com
  • 1 at-a-glance tear off pad (50 sheets)
  • 1 all-in-one brochure (10 pack)
  • 1 Limu Original brochure (10 pack)
  • 2 Bottles of Limu Original
  • 15 Limu Original Shots
  • 1 Limu Shake Chocolate
  • 1 LIMU 101 Brochure (10pack)
  • 1 LIMU LEAN® Results Tri-Fold (10pack)
  • 1 Shaker Cup
  • 1 Limu Shake Vanilla
  • 12 Cans of Blue Frog
  • 1 Member Kit
  • 1 Blue Frog can brochure (10 pack)

For $499 the company will give you 31 products and some brochures to sell their products and provide more information about their company.

$999 Option

This comes with a Quantity Vol. (QV) of 1,000 items that include:

  • 1 Member Kit
  • 2 Free Months of IamLimu.com
  • 1 LIMU LEAN® Results Tri-Fold (10pack)
  • 1 Shaker Cup
  • 12 Cans of Blue Frog
  • 1 at-a-glance tear off pad (50 sheets)
  • 1 all-in-one brochure (10 pack)
  • 1 Limu Original brochure (10 pack)
  • 1 Blue Frog can brochure (10 pack)
  • 1 LIMU 101 Brochure (10pack)
  • 2 Bottles of Limu Original
  • 15 Limu Original Shots
  • 1 Limu Lean Shake Chocolate
  • 1 Limu Lean Shake Vanilla

The company will give you double the products given with the $499 option for a little over double the price. If you are a big fan of the products, this might be worth it to you, but $1,000 is a little bit too much for my tastes in starting costs for any company with this structure.

Limu Compensation Plan and Ratings

Limu sports several different compensation plans inside the company depending on your member rank, which is easily translated as how much dough you’re spending with the company to buy their product. It quickly becomes apparent that their goal is in recruitment as well, as you will find that there is more pressure to start recruiting distributers into the program with the higher your rank is.

Essentially, the type of rank you have tells you how high your cap for potential revenue is. The Member Rank is the first rank you can become eligible for, and it is the base requirement for remaining a part of the company, separate from any startup or enrollment costs a Limu distributor convinces you to sign on with.

With an autoship each month, it’s astounding how much you might end up spending on top of all the work you’re doing. A Home Detox 5 pack earns you 100 PV and comes in at a startling $217.

That’s each and every month – and it’s up to you to sell each of those for at least $44 worth of commissions to make your expenses back. It’s about now that you start wondering if this is a scam or not. That’s a lot of work to do to make those sales at 20%.

Autoship Requirements: Limu Job Ranks

The Member Rank

This is the base rank that is required to remain a member of the Limu company.

To qualify, you need to:

  • Enroll as a Limu member
  • Sign up for an autoship for 100PV or more

The 1K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a 100PV monthly autoship or more
  • Enroll or sponsor two recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 1,000OV (Organizational Vol.)

The 2K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a 100PV monthly autoship or more
  • Enroll or sponsor two recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 2,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 1,200 OV in one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 5K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a 100PV monthly autoship or more
  • Enroll or sponsor three recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 5,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 3,000 OV in one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 20K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor four recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 20,000 OV (Organizational Vol.)

The 50K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 50,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 30,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 100K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 100,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 60,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)
  • Help five distributors earn 20K

The 200K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 200,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 120,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 300K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five recruits to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 300,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 180,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 500K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five people to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 500,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 300,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 750K Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five people to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 750,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 375,000 OV in one leg and 300,000 in the second leg will be counted towards your qualification.)

The 1M Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five people to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 1,000,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 400,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification, and you should have three legs.)

The 2M Rank

To qualify, you need to,

  • Have a monthly autoship of 200PV or more
  • Enroll or sponsor five people to Limu, each with 100PV autoship.
  • Have 2,000,000 OV (Organizational Vol.) (no more than 800,000 OV in any one leg will be counted towards your qualification, and you should have three legs.)
  • Have at least one person in each of your three separate legs in the 500K rank
  • Limu refers to their compensation plan as the Limu Prosperity Plan.

Customer Commissions

Once you enroll for Limu and enroll in a monthly autoship of 100PV (Personal Vol. worth $100 of products), you are eligible for earning a commission whenever you sell their products. You earn 20% of any sales of your own, and 5% of the sales in your downline (they will earn 20% because it is their sale.)

Very quickly, the name of the game becomes “recruit individuals so you can earn passive revenue” which can sound great at first, but it’s still assuming that you’re hustling and selling product for way more than the normal person is willing to buy it for, and now you have to guide new recruits along the way.

Overall, this commission structure is standard for most MLMs and is geared to have you stuck in a cycle of recruitment and selling just to earn the company more money.  

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Limu 3 for Free Product Plan

If you sell to three people products totaling to 100PV each or 300PV in total you receive the next month’s autopay shipment for free. However, if you sell over 300PV, you will have to charge your autoship order to match that extra amount so you can receive the product.

In other words, this sounds like a great deal, but unless you can deliver to the client by selling exactly 300PV each month, you’re going to be running ahead of a boulder because changing the shipment amount means you are still spending money to match whatever is left.

That is also assuming that you can continue to sell that much each month, rather than having a lucky break for a month, which happens to a lot of distributors, especially when they enter potential markets.  

Fast Track Bonus

You get this if you recruit someone and they purchase the Fast Track Pack (either the $499 or $999 pack.)

There is a catch with this, however; to be eligible for this as a Limu distributor, you have to enroll in the Fast Track Past within your first 30 days in the company. This is paid out according to rank. This means that you would have to have enough foresight or confidence in your ability upon signing up to make an extra investment, trusting that you’ll earn a Fast Track Bonus later on.

2K VIP Bonus

There are more bonuses that Limu sports to give their distributors “an extra edge” that they need to become fast earners within the company. By fast earners, this means you’re on top of your product selling game and you’ve enrolled enough individuals into the company to become eligible; something very few distributors achieve.

The $200 VIP is paid out to those who are in the 2K rank in their first month. To qualify, you need to:

  • Purchase the $499 pack
  • Enroll three people who also purchase the $499 pack

Limu Compensation Cash Bonus

This is paid out to those who reach the 100K rank and higher.

  • 100K rank – You get a dividend of $10,000 paid in full.
  • 200K rank – You get a dividend of $20,000, paid over a 12-month period.
  • 300K rank – You get a dividend of $30,000, paid over a 12-month period.
  • 500K rank – You get a dividend of $100,000, paid over a 12-month period.
  • 750K rank – You get a dividend of $120,000, paid over a 12-month period.
  • 1M rank – You get a dividend of $200,000, paid over an 18-month period.
  • 2M rank – You get a dividend of $250,000, paid over an 18-month period.

Limu Reviews - The Verdict

As many other Limu reviews will tell you, Limu’s products are genuine, but you have to put in extra effort to earn, because the real money is in the recruitment of members.

They just skirt the line between MLM company and pyramid scheme – as it seems all MLMs do nowadays – and it can be difficult to make your money back once you invest it, especially with all the negative press MLMs are getting lately.

Their latest signup fee ($499 or $999) is too expensive for a beginner looking to make money. Their products do not fetch enough profit to make decent money from, so if you are going in with the idea that you’ll just be selling their products, then you’re in for a surprise.

If you are not good when it comes to recruiting people to join MLMs, then I wouldn’t advise you to join Limu yourself.

In fact, I wouldn’t advise joining a company with this model even if you are, because you could make a lot more money elsewhere with that kind of skill – for a lot higher profits and in a much more legit way.

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