Is Zurvita a Scam? (No, but the company is not doing well...)

Is Zurvita a Scam? (No, but the company is not doing well…)

Welcome to my Zurvita review!

Chances are, you've been approached by someone in Zurvita telling you that you can live a healthy lifestyle while making good money at the same time.

So, is Zurvita a scam?

Let me tell you upfront, it's NOT a scam. Zurvita is a legitimate Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business selling nutritional drinks.

Since it's a legit business, should I join Zurvita and give it a shot?

That's what we'll be going through in this Zurvita review. Let's begin...

Zurvita Review Summary

Product Name: Zurvita

Founder: Founded by Mark & Tracy Jarvis in 2008

Product Type: Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company selling nutritional drinks

Price: $39.95 (Welcome Kit) + various different product prices up to $569.95

Best For: People who are concerned about health and want to make money at the same time

zurvita review

Summary: Zurvita is a pretty good MLM company selling patented and unique products. However, my major concern for the company is its extremely low stock price of less than 20 cents per point. This just shows that this company is not performing well and it's probably not making real profit.

Rating: 60/100

Recommended: Not really


What is Zurvita?

Zurvita is a MLM company with the mission of providing healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and enjoy a "higher way of life". That's their mission statement.

Let's understand a little bit more about the background of Zurvita, shall we?

Zurvita was founded by Mark Jarvis and Tracy Jarvis in 2008.

founders of zurvita

Mark & Tracy Jarvis, Founders of Zurvita

Both of them have achieved tremendous success in direct selling prior to creating Zurvita.

This is actually a pretty good sign about this company because the founders themselves have achieved success in network marketing. Which means they should be more qualified to form their own MLM company that can really help people to achieve success as well.

How Does Zurvita Work?

Basically, Zurvita produces its own unique nutritional products which are not found anywhere in the market. (I'll explain the rationale in the next section)

Their signature product is called "Zeal for Life". It's a healthy drink made by their own patented manufacturing process and it costs around $2 per bottle.

They claim that this drink can help you feel happier, more energetic and help you improve your overall health.

So you can purchase their products as customers and/or make money by selling their products as Independent Consultant (IC).

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Science Behind Zurvita's Nutritional Products

If you've read some other reviews about Zurvita, you'll probably realize that majority of them only scratch on the surface of that their products are really about.

I feel that it's necessary for you to understand why Zurvita's products are different.

After extensive research and development, they've found a unique source of nutrients that many people are not aware of.

As you can see in the video above, rice bran actually contains a lot of nutrition but we usually discard rice bran after the rice milling process because we didn't know how to stabilize the rice bran.

Scientists behind Zurvita have found a way to stabilize the rice bran and turn it into a nutritious ingredient. And this rice bran stabilization process is actually patented.

On top of the nutritious rice bran, they've also added in other nutritious ingredients in their healthy Zeal drink, such as aloe vera, turmeric, acai berries, noni and other natural ingredients.

So they've applied this technology to all other products Zurvita has to offer, including Zurvita's protein powder and their weight loss products.

So far so good about Zurvita, right?

Let's take a closer look at their products...

Zurita Product Line

Zurvita has a really simple product line unlike many other MLM companies which have lots and lots of products in different categories. They just make everything more and more confusing.

Here are the effects that Zurvita products can potentially bring to you:

  • Enrich, restore, protect your body
  • Boost energy
  • Optimize health
  • Slow aging process
  • Powerful nutritional components make you feel vibrant, energetic and ready to live a life

These may sound very vague and too good to be true. But studies have shown that Zurvita products really work.

zurvita clinical proof

The screenshot above is taken from this clinical research. It proves that one's quality of life can really be improved by consuming Zurvita products. This is a pretty good news for them.

Here is their simple product line...

1. Zeal for Life

Like I've mentioned earlier on, Zeal or Life is their signature health drink. All you need to do to consume it is to add water and shake it.

If you want to add more taste, you can even add juice. But NO hot beverages because the heat will destroy some of the necessary nutrients.

Many people feel results of being more energetic in the first 20 minutes after drinking it.

Zeal is currently available in Classic and Vegan formula.

zurvita product line

Zurvita Classic Zeal

zurvita product line

Zurvita Vegan Zeal

Classic Zeal comes in great tasting Wild Berry and Kiwi Watermelon flavors. The Zeal Vegan formula is offered in mouth-watering Bold Grape, Tropic Dream and Wild Berry options.

In fact, Zeal is not just clinically tested, they're also very open about their ingredients. You can even view their product fact sheet online!

2. Zurvita Protein

Zurvita has their own protein powder. Their protein also uses the similar nutritional ingredients with their patented manufacturing process.

Zurvita's protein comes with two flavors - Vanilla and Chocolate.

All you need to do is to add water or milk to a Protein Shake bottle for a snack or meal replacement anytime.

You can also blend Zurvita Protein with other fruits and liquids to create your own smoothie.

zurvita protein

Zurvita Protein: Vanilla & Chocolate

3. Zurvita Transformation System

Zurvita Transformation System is also known as the "Weight Management Program".

Basically, it's a full program which includes both nutritional products for weight loss as well as a training package.

There are two additional products in this program:

  • Zurvita Cleanse - an herbal probiotic
  • Zurvita Burn - thermogentic fat burner
zurvita weight management program

Zurvita Transformation System (aka Weight Management Program)

In the box, there are training materials like personal growth & development, healthy lifestyle exercise and weight management balanced nutrition.

Zurvita even hired Peter Nielsen as the "Zurvita Challenge Coach" for this weight loss program.

By the way, I didn't mention any prices here because the pricing system is a bit complicated. There are various combo and packages and the price sole depend on which package you buy.

Just know that one bottle of Zeal is around $2.

4. Welcome Kit ($39.95)

zurvita welcome kit

Zurvita Welcome Kit

This is the package you need if you want to become an Independent Consultant (IC) of Zurvita and sell these health products to other people.

This $39.95 is also known as your "Enrollment fee". Then you'll be given this package to guide you on how to get started with your business with Zurvita.

Zurita Compensation Plan

The video below will explain to you the full detail of Zurvita compensation plan:

Basically, you'll earn a 20% commission for all the product you sell and 5% commission for all the products sold by your downlines.

The more people you can recruit to your team, the more money you can potentially make because you're leveraging the power of a team.

However, the number of downline levels you can earn commission from is based on your current rank in the company:

how to make money with zurvita

As you can see from the screenshot above, the vertical columns represent your rank and the horizontal rows represent the number of levels you can earn commission from.

The higher your rank, the more levels you can earn commission from. These commissions from your downlines are called "Overrides".

According to the video demonstration, you Zurvita business can be classified into 3 phases...

Phase 1: Zurvita All-Star Program (First 30 Days)

The first 30 days is your "Instant gratification" phase where you should focus on:

  1. Getting customers as much customers
  2. Enrolling 2 Like-minded Business Partners
  3. Duplicate the process

Once you get 3 customers, all your business costs will be waived for the following month.

When that happens, you're also eligible for Team Bonus!

Phase 2: Team Bonus

This is when your team starts to grow and have more and more downlines on your left and right. When certain amount of "Team Business Volume" is met (meaning selling a certain amount of products), a bonus will be credited to your Zurvita account.

On top of that, if you trigger your team bonus within your first 30 days, you'll be rewarded with a $320 Team All-Start Bonus.

The bigger your team grows, the more bonus you can earn.

Phase 3: Residual Income

Finally, as you climb up their ranks, you'll eventually have a team that is big enough to automate your business. That's when you start to earn true residual income without having to work.

But definitely, this takes a lot of time and effort.

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Zurita Support

Below are the 4 main types of support you'll get once you join Zurvita...

1. Upline Guidance

Just like any other MLM, the first and most direct support is from your upline (the person who introduced you into this business).

However, this could lead to the problem of "blind leading the blind" since your sponsor may be your friend who don't know much about selling as well.

The first thing you'll be told to do when you join Zurvita is to come out with a list of 100 people whom you want to connect with and sell Zurvita products to.

This is really the most traditional way to run network marketing business. And it has been proven to be ineffective.

2. Online Virtual Office

Zurvita has its own Virtual Office where you can access your own back office and all the digital resources available for your business.

But I don't understand why this costs another $34.95.

zurvita backoffice

3. Personal Website

With the $34.95, you're also provided with a personal website for you to share your business with other people.

When people purchase any of Zurvita's product via your website, you'll earn commission.

However, you need to know that this strategy is ineffective as well UNLESS you have experience in internet marketing.

This so-called "personal website" they provide you is definitely a duplicated website. The problem with duplicated website is that you're not going to be ranked in Google.

So the only way for you to drive traffic and collect leads is via paid traffic methods.

If you have no experience in internet marketing, you're definitely going to lose money in paid traffic and get very poor result.

4. Mobile App

Among all the resources Zurvita provides you, I think this mobile App is the most effective.

Zurvita has their own App called ZMobile. In this App, you can easily track and follow-up with your prospects.

For example, you can easily send SMS or share videos with others, access training videos, traffic your statistics, etc...


Pros & Cons

The Good

1. A Member of Direct Selling Association (DSA)

Direct Selling Association is an organization that regulates Direct Selling companies. They have strict rules in place to ensure its members obey the laws and have certain standard.

It's not easy to to accepted into the DSA. Normally, it takes months or years to be approved.

So the fact that Zurvita is a member of DSA shows that this company is definitely legit and have certain standards.

zurvita legit

2. Explosive Growth

Due to their unique and patented products and manufacturing process, they have little or no competition in the exact same niche.

This has allowed Zurvita to experience an explosive growth over the past few years.

Between 2011 and 2014 alone, Zurvita's revenue grew from $3 million to $69 million. And in 2016, they achieved a milestone by reaching 100 million in revenue!

3. Unique & Clinically Proven Product

This requires no further explanation. I've provided you with all the facts and stats to show you that Zurvita's products are not just unique but clinically proven.

4. No Recurring Costs

This is one of my favorite parts.

Most MLM requires members to continue paying a monthly recurring, especially for the Distributors. You need to keep paying in order to be qualified for commission.

I really hate this kind of system because a lot of people just got into bigger and bigger debt instead of improving their financial situation. I'm sure you can agree with me on this.

Zurvita has their own autoship system which means you can continue getting the products you want every month. And the fee will just be automatically deducted from your account.

However, they make this optional. You purchase products only if you need it. I like this kind of system.

5. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

In addition to having no recurring fee, you even are eligible for a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee if you're not satisfied with the products.

(Note: The 30-Day refund policy does not apply to the Weight Loss Program)

The Bad

1. Low Income Potential

This is a very common problem with many MLM companies.

Let's take a look at their Income Disclosure Statement (IDS). Most of the time, a company's IDS will show a lot about the income potential.

By the way, I've seen companies without an IDS. Stay away from those companies if you encounter them.

zurvita income disclosure

As you can see from the screenshot, 11.6% of all consultants are making an average of $136 per year and 78.1% of all consultants are making an average of $618 per year. 

If you add those two categories together, you'll get that around 90% of all Independent Consultants of Zurvita earn less than an average of $700 per year.

To be completely honest, $700 per year is really little.

BUT, if you compare this to other MLM companies, I would say Zurvita is a lot better. And unlike other companies, you don't have to spend money every month for Zurvita. That's already a pretty darn good thing.

2. Huge Decline in its Stock Price

Another good thing about Zurvita is that it is a public listed company. However, that's also one of its weakness.

Just take a look at the stock price of Zurvita from 2009 to 2018...

zurvita scam

When Zurvita first went IPO, its share was almost 1.5 dollar per point. But as you can see from the screenshot, it's now down to less than 20 cents.

In fact, it experienced a huge drop in 2010, not long after its IPO.

So, what does this mean?

Despite Zurvita may  experience explosive growth in terms of revenue over the years, the perceived value of this company is actually pretty low.

My concern is that what if Zurvita shuts down one day?

Your whole business will be gone and you have to start from zero once again.

That's also why I prefer Affiliate Marketing than MLM.

In affiliate marketing, you can build your own website and sell any products you like. No one can take your "money making machine" away from you.

Even if one product is no longer available, you can still promote hundred of thousands of products in the market.

By the way, let's compare Zurvita with another MLM company, USANA Health Sciences:

usana health sciences stock

This kind of chart shows that this company is performing really well. The price at the time when this review is written is $92.65.

Compare it to Zurvita, 20 cents?! I'm really worried about Zurvita...

3. Hard to Join

What do I mean by hard to join?

Normally, if you want to join a MLM company, you have to be sponsored by one of their existing Distributors.

If you don't have a Distributor, what they normally do is to help you find a Distributor nearby you to help you out and join under him/her.

However, in Zurvita, there isn't such an option to help you find your nearest Distributor. This means that if you don't have a Distributor, you can't join them. Simple as that.

4. Only Available in 7 Markets

I was pretty shocked when I saw the global markets available for Zurvita.

There are only seven of them: United States, Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico & Singapore.

zurvita disadvantage

A lot of major MLM companies all have at least more than 10 markets. Many of them have more than 20 and some 30.

With just 7 markets, it shows that Zurvita is probably not doing very well. And it is confirmed by its stock price.

Is Zurvita a Scam?

Like I've said, Zurvita is NOT a scam! It is a totally legitimate MLM company.

They have their own unique products and even have their own patent. This is unlike those pyramid scheme where all you need to do is to recruit people.

Despite having such great products, their company is really not performing well.

Like you've just seen in the last part, Zurvita's stock price is really worrying. I don't think you want to join a company that is not making money, right?

That's why my recommendation for you is to stay away from Zurvita although it's a legit company.

How I Make a Living Online...

I'm not a fan of MLM, not because it's illegal or not profitable, but because of all the restrictions and the expensive costs involved.

Instead, Affiliate Marketing is my top recommended business model for anyone to make money online.

The reason is simple...

  • You don't have to recruit anyone to make money
  • You have the freedom to promote any products you want and not being restricted to only promote the products from one MLM company
  • It's Free to get started

In fact, with affiliate marketing...

I've personally created a 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income Stream and become financially independent at just 21 years old without any College degree or working experience!

Through my own hard work, I went from a broke restaurant waiter to living my dream laptop lifestyle in less than a year's time...

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Jerry Huang

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Terrence B - August 5, 2018

Nice nice. That income disclosure says it all. Notice how anyone that hypes their own mlm program they are part of will ignore what is in plain view in the disclosure. Many more lose money in mlm than will ever earn success from it. People like Ronald will claim the people are not working it properly. When the reality there are only so many people that will join any mlm system and stick with it to earn massive success. There are not unlimited referrals that will join any one product or program.

    Jerry Huang - August 5, 2018

    Yup, that’s right! I’m glad you agree with me Terrence. MLM is definitely a good way to build passive income for some. But for many others, it’s one of the fastest ways to get further into debt unfortunately.

Shannon - June 1, 2018

You said so yourself, you’re not a consultant. So, how would you know what it really entails? I have been a consultant with Zurvita for over 3 years and I am doing good. In 2008, Zurvita Holdings Inc. sold business services like cell phones and tech support (like WGN or Kairos). But they basically just hit it and quit it, quickly rebranding to the more popular health and wellness industry. Zurvita is now a debt free company. They no longer owe their debtors, therefore, no stock market! What this means for you is bigger bonuses. You get paid through: daily retail sales, weekly builders bonuses, all-star bonus, team bonus, rank bonuses, residual overrides. You also earn a car (Cadillac, Mercedes Benz or a BMW) and trips.

Every decision, every product, every update is inspired by and filtered through these three principles: 1) Build a company that honors and glorifies God (Zurvita Ministries). We do this by not judging people but by loving them right where they are in life. 2) Develop a company with humble leadership. Our philosophy is the higher you climb, the more you serve the brand new person. 3) Create an environment where people can win at every level. The culture at Zurvita celebrates all successes with Independent Consultants at every level.

Even though Zurvita is still a relatively young company, our growth over just the past five years is unbelievable. Between 2011 and 2014 alone, Zurvita revenue grew from $3 million to $69 million. This year, we achieved a milestone by reaching 100+ million in revenue! More and more Customers are using our products, and more and more Independent Consultants are earning substantial income. I really love this company!

*Updated comp plan:

    Jerry Huang - June 19, 2018

    Thanks for the info Shannon! So how are you doing with Zurvita? How much money are you making per month and have you earned yourself a car?

Ronald - May 10, 2018

This is a great informative review but you did not go over the Compensation Plan which you should have. You left out many different ways that money can be made. You also left out many of the bonuses or maybe you just don’t know about them…

You also might want to tell people that in your first 30 days, you can become car qualified for a Mercedes BMW or a Cadillac and the company will pay up to $600 per month for your payment. You can also earn a minimum of $1,600 in your first 30 days and get your product and website for free.

People should also understand that everybody is different, not everybody promotes the same way. The fact that you only need two or three people to get started and help those two or three get there 2 or 3 then the system will multiply and duplicate with or without you doing any more work.

Everybody should study up the Zurvita Compensation Plan PDF or videos. Really study them hard because they have a lot to offer once you understand the full plan then you will find out that Zurvita is the number one money maker in the world. You will have the best chance for success as stated in Success From Home magazine, Zurvita is on the cover page and featured on almost every page of the magazine three times in a row in 2 years and beat every other company help for that spot…

Read Success From Home magazine, Zurvita or Zeal for Life keywords read all three copies and then come back here and give a comment.

    Jerry Huang - May 11, 2018

    Hey Ronald,
    I’m not a Zurvita associate so I definitely don’t know Zurvita better than you. Thanks for your input. I appreciate it.

    The only thing I would disagree with you is that you said “Zurvita is the number one money maker in the world”. Yes, Zurvita may be featured in good magazines before and they may have good products etc, but you really can’t call any company or opportunity the “number one money maker in the world”. It only shows that you’re short sighted and being brainwashed by Zurvita.

    Honestly speaking, there’s no “number one money maker in the world” because there are tons and tons of opportunities to make a lot of money. It’s totally up to you and how you make it.

    So, let me ask you, how are you doing with Zurvita? How much have you earned in the past month? I’m just curious… since Zurvita is the number one money maker in the world according to you.

Ha Roda - April 11, 2018

Thank you Jerry for the comprehensive review on Zurvita. The product sounds amazing but at the same it is too bad that it is not performing well through the public trading.

I would definitely hesitate if you ask me to join. I am not a fan with the MLM financial tier strategy.

I totally agree with you regarding affiliate marketing. It gives me more options for earning money. I’ve joined Wealthy Affiliate for eight months now. I am learning so much and meeting many amazing people. It’s been an exciting journey so far.

Curious, I have not been following with MLM companies. I know Amway is one of them. I wonder if Amway still exist and if it is any better than Zurvita.

    Jerry Huang - April 15, 2018

    Hey Ha Roda,

    Yea Amway is one of the very common one in the MLM industry because it has been around for more than 60 years. Yet it has been sabotaged by its own Distributors because many of them use unethical means to expand their business. They are the ones that make MLM business model so shameful.

    But I’m not really sure if Amway or Zurvita is better. I don’t have first hand experience with both of them.

    Anyway, it’s so amazing that you’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for eight years and are still enjoying the journey. That’s the power of this community. You just never get bored of it. There will always be new things for you to learn.

Norman Richards - April 6, 2018

It is so sad to know that this business that has been doing so well over the years is not one that can help to make a real income. The products sound nice but after your review, it is clear that this would not be the right place to invest both your money and time.

A better way that has proven to be effective in helping many to find job independence online is Wealthy Affiliate. It is making such a huge and wonderful difference in the lives of so many people.

    Jerry Huang - April 8, 2018

    Hey Norman,
    Thanks for your comment!

    Yes, I definitely agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is awesome 🙂

Anne - April 6, 2018

Hello Jerry,

Thank you for this very informative post. It is very comprehensive. Most MLM companies have their uplines take a percentage from their downlines. I don’t really see that anywhere on your post.

Is 20% profit really what someone makes or does it go towards their Distributors? I would think that if it is 20% profit then a lot more people would be getting more than $700 a month.

Take care,


    Jerry Huang - April 6, 2018

    That’s a great question Anne!

    I’ve actually missed out on that part. Thanks for reminding me.

    Basically, you’ll earn 20% commission from the products you sell and 5% commission from all the sales made by your downlines. And the number of downline levels you can earn commission from depend on your current rank. The higher the rank, the more levels you can earn commission from. And these commissions are known as “overrides”.

    I’ve just added this information in the compensation plan section. Thanks again 🙂

Brian - April 5, 2018

Hi Jerry, I’m not a fan of MLM companies at all. I agree with you that they have a product to sell and it was successful. It is unfortunate that once again this MLM company has a profit distribution policy that leaves the bottom tier participants scrounging for pennies. $700 per annum?

One good thing as you mentioned is that they don’t have a monthly membership fee like so many others. I’m still not enamored by MLM and never will be regardless of the exclusivity of the product.

Thanks for a thorough review and all the best,


    Jerry Huang - April 5, 2018

    Hey Brian,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    What do you mean by the “profit distribution policy”? There isn’t any policy about this I think. It’s just the system is not suitable for many people to succeed.


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