Youngevity is the Champ of MLM: Find Out Why it's the Best Direct Sales Company to be Involved With.  

By Shannon D. Smith of

Everybody is hustling their own products, company or opportunity in order to make a buck.  Times are tough.  I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy making money.  But some of us really do believe in what we are offering.  Some of us actually believe we are helping people in an incredible way.  Some of us even believe that people are lucky and should feel blessed to have found what we are offering.  I'm one of those people.  Now, I know in the modern world, we all have a short attention span but stay with me as the details are vital.

I believe in the power of nutrition.  In the early 1990's I read a book called "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss.  This was one of the first natural remedies books or at least one of the first that became popular and had a long popular publication life.  One of the things that really struck me in this book was that it stated that much of the farmland has been stripped of its nutrient value.  The other major revelation was that using natural sources or means, we could support the body’s own healing processes.

Youngevity isn't just a bunch of vitamins and supplements that may be a bit better than average.  Youngevity’s vitamins are the best I’ve found in over 20 years of searching- and it’s much more than even that.  


Youngevity starts with one man's journey as healer.  This person is Dr. Joel Wallach.  It's hard to sum up the work of Dr. Wallach but his story a very important reason why Youngevity is the best MLM to get involved with.  

  • Dr. Wallach began as a veterinarian doctor, researcher and held many key positions with universities and leading zoos in the U.S. and Africa including the Director of Research at the St. Louis Zoological Park and the Director of the Jacksonville Zoological Park. 
  • He is a prolific author of thirteen books and many published papers.  He authored a famous textbook called "Diseases of Exotic Animals" which is still used today by leading veterinary schools and is prized by the Smithsonian Institute.  
  • Dr. Wallach was funded $25 million dollar for a 12 year study in which did 26 thousand autopsies of animals and humans. 
  • Dr. Wallach spent decades observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health and human health. Dr. Wallach has explained that they were able to eliminate many diseases from the exotic animal world by diet and nutrition.   
  • He traveled around the world researching and studying the longest lived peoples and their secrets.
  • While a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the world’s first known case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey.  This was important because at the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to be the result of a human genetic disorder. Dr. Wallach’s monumental discovery set him on a 20-year path of research surrounding the health benefits of selenium and other trace minerals. As a result of this work, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor.”
  • He obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1982.  Dr. Wallach is famous for his research, often groundbreaking, on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals.  Today he has dedicated his time to lecturing all over the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals.  He ran his own clinic for 12 years.
  • "To live as long as possible, with the highest quality of life, you must get these 90 essential minerals every day," said Dr. Wallach.   He had developed a list of nutrients from his years and years of research and practice.  These are the 90 essential vitamins and minerals that are the base foundational product from Youngevity.  He founded American Longevity, the network marketing company known today as Youngevity in 1997.
  • He wanted to make sure people had access to the purest, highest quality vitamins and minerals as possible.  The nutrients would have to be of the highest quality and bio-available.  

In short, Dr. Wallach is the unheralded superstar of science based; clinically verified naturopathic medicine- there is no naturopathic doctor, no MD, no research pathologist, that has more research experience and more clinical experience than dr. Wallach (much of this information comes from Dr. Glidden).  It’s because of his resume, what he knows about nutrition and its effect on human health.  No other company in the world has the backing of a naturopath with this much experience and passion. 


  • Bio-available vitamins and minerals.  Most nutrients on the market are only 9 to 12 % absorbable because they are raw.  The best thing to get is plant-derived minerals.  He found an ancient, pure, preserved deposit in Utah.  Youngevity has an exclusive access to this mineral deposit and uses a proprietary extraction process.  The result is a bio-availability score of 90 to 98%. He became known as the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”
  • Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro.  The ORAC score of the main vitamin/ mineral complex of Youngevity (Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0- BTT 2.0) is over 8,000 which is fantastic.
  • BTT 2.0 favorably studied by prestigious University.  In 2013 BBT 20 was studied by Clemson University – Institute of Nutraceutical Research (“INR”) - INR is a national leader in nutritional research and one of the most highly regarded organizations in the field of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.  The results of the experiments showed that Beyond Tangy Tangerine® and Ultimate Classic® at various concentrations did not show any genotoxicity; showed inflammation protective properties and heightened the body’s protective responses to possible inflammation; killed 60% of cancerous colon cells, 65% of cancerous liver and stomach cells, and 30% of cancerous breast cells.  
  • 2015- Youngevity’s BTT 2.0 and Fish Oil- quality verified by prestigious third party testing groups NSF International and IFOS.
  • Dr. Wallach isn’t the only Doctor working with Youngevity now.  There is a whole Scientific Advisory Board as well as a Athletic Advisory Board. 


  • Easy to understand!  I’ve been involved with several direct marketing companies and the basic Youngevity compensation plan is the easiest to understand of them all.
  • Top direct sales leader Barbara Pitchok (author of the best selling book “No Guts- No Story!”) has stated that nobody can compete with the compensation plan of Youngevity and she will debate that with anyone.  There’s no plan more lucrative not only for those at the top but also for those just getting started.


  • Everyone needs the essential vitamins and minerals for life (according to Dr.Wallach).  People needed these essentials 100 years ago and they will need them 100 years from now. 
  • Everyone needs the essential vitamin and minerals each and every month and Youngevity makes it easy to do so with their autoship system.  Other companies and products come and go but not Youngevity- everyone needs the nutrients for life.  Think about the power of that and how it can build!


  • I feel bad if I DON’T share information about these essential vitamins and minerals from Youngevity!   You don’t have to pressure anyone to buy anything.  You only have to mention your passion for the products you take.   You can feel great about helping folks get the nutrition they must have.
  • You can really help people support their health initiatives.  Dr. Wallach even puts out a radio show in which you can listen to archives for free on which he discusses health situations and nutritional support- you can even search the archives by keywords.


  • OMG! Fantastic resources for your Business.  Youngevity gives all distributors a dynamic website and estore (there is no extra cost just for this).  I’ve seen 3 other direct sales companies “free” replicated websites for distributors and they were all complete garbage!  You would never send a prospect to one of these others.  Youngevity’s is state of the art, modern, beautiful and organized.  The sites are personalized with  Use it in your flyers, emails and business cards.  See the Youngevity Site they gave me and ….see the estore they also provided- linked.
  • Youngevity provides a variety of optional products for sale in which you can expose people to the 90 for life ideals in a fun way- by wearing Youngevity gear.  They have caps, t-shirts, polo shirts, yoga pants with the logos.  You wear them and people ask you what it means.  They also have cups, mugs, bags, blankets, pens and lots of colorful booklets/ pamphlets. Give inquiring folks a business card (Youngevity sells these too but you can get them cheap online) and send them to the dynamic website Youngevity provides to all distributors.
  • Conference Support Calls.  I’ve never seen another direct marketing company with so many and such a variety of conference calls!  There are daily calls and different calls every day of the week.  Many are recorded so you can listen to them anytime.  You have to see the list to believe it.
  • Youngevity has a lot of classy physical meetings in many cities, all the time.
  • Business Resources.  Youngevity has great video and powerpoint presentations such as the “new distributor orientation” videos, compensation plan videos and more.  Even better is they have an extensive collection of professional product videos on their youtube channel that you can refer your prospects to.
  • Dynamic Back office.  The back office is a great help in keeping track of your business, sales and customers.  There’s up to date news, promotions and product highlights.  It’s all there in an organized fashion.


  • Dr. Wallach’s tireless efforts and dedication to the public’s First Amendment rights to complete information on the therapeutic benefits of nutrition prompted the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium (“may reduce the risk of certain cancers”) and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (“may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease”). Only a few Qualified Health Claims exist, placing Youngevity in a unique position among dietary supplement and direct marketing companies.  
  • The company has been around for 19 years.  That’s a very GOOD thing.  It has a solid reputation and has proven its stability.  I live in a very populated, educated and health conscious city and up until a few years ago, I never heard of Youngevity and only heard it by chance on an internet radio show.  There’s no one I know of that had heard of it.  That means there is a never ending supply of prospects everywhere.  After all, everyone needs these essentials!
  • Youngevity is committed to growth in all areas of its business and in staying modern.
  • They ship to over 65 countries and has offices in many of them.


Youngevity doesn’t just sell the base 90 essential vitamins and minerals.  They have expanded and continue to expand to so many products.  Some of these include detox cleanses, premium natural coffees, essential oils, natural mineral makeup, immune system products, antioxidants, hormone support, herbal products, organic beauty products, natural makeup and anti aging skin products, gourmet on-the-go foods, realistic health weight loss, and many others.


Think about this.  There are some direct selling companies that have focused on just some niche products and now Youngevity gives you the opportunity to do that too.  You could focus on one niche or two or everything!

  • The worlds’s best vitamin/ mineral packs and other essential natural nutrients including some products that have been niches alone:  fucoidan, beta glucan
  • VersaStyle Jewelry
  • Natural Mineral Makeup
  • Fashionable Apparel, Accessories
  • Scrapbooking and Photo
  • Deregulated, renewable green energy (not available everywhere yet)
  • Coffee and Energy Drinks
  • Essential Oils
  • Weight loss System
  • Storable/ On-the-Go Food

Another note of interest:  Youngevity is one of few, perhaps even the only company of their kind that pays for the shipping on nearly every autoship order, and they even subsidize the shipping expenses for non autoship orders.

BONUS with Shannon D. Smith (

  • Signing up with me you get an exclusive downline website that is amazing.  It's a Dead Doctors Don't Lie (Dead Doctors Radio) website in which prospects can actually search the archives of the show for various health concerns and he recommends Youngevity products and it connects to the products right there in the site to YOU at no extra cost.  See MINE HERE.
  • You get access to an exclusive downline Facebook private group page in which they share news and info and you can post questions!


Blog entries are supposed to be short and concise.  Youngevity doesn’t cut corners and neither should you when you are deciding on which nutrients to take and if which company you may want to get involved with as an opportunity.

I hope this helps clarify why I think Youngevity is the undisputed champion of all direct sales companies and your best choice to get involved with.

Disclaimer:  Do I promise you will make money?  No.  I don’t make any promises that you will make any money- not even a dime.  Don’t listen to anyone who does make such a promise.  The real truth is, most people do not make a substantial amount of money with direct sales.  A few people make an outstanding amount of money.  Others make a nice, steady supplemental income and that’s goal enough.  Much of it depends on the individual and how hard they work.  What difference does it make?  You need to have the essential 90 nutrients in a highly absorbable form anyway (according to Dr. Wallach). 




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