Herbalife Signs

The secret behind all those WORK FROM HOME signs. I’ve had a few encounters with Herbalife myself; some involving a guy in Ateneo (in my brother’s batch) who went all over the campus with a “LOSE WEIGHT NOW / ASK ME HOW” button. More recently, I met an enthusiastically wide-eyed Herbalife distributor on Dela Rosa Street, right outside their Makati office. She was quite crestfallen when I told her that MLM scams are evil and intrusive and that she should get out of Herbalife quickly before it destroyed her life.

My mom occasionally used Herbalife at one point, but not for its health benefits. Rather, she got a pleasant jolt out of the huge quantities of caffeine in each tablet — that’s what’s in the pill to inhibit your appetite and drive down your weight.

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  1. Raffy says:

    You told her MLMs were evil and would destroy your life?! Pau, were you serious or were you just being sarcastic? MLMs may suck eggs but that statement strikes me as pretty outlandish.

  2. Paulo says:

    I’m just kidding; of course I didn’t say those exact words! All I told her — and purely in passing — was that Herbalife was an MLM that wouldn’t work for her, and that I wasn’t interested.

  3. Raffy says:

    Uh, I knew that. Yeeeah…I knew you were kidding. Hehe.

    I tried Herbalife for a while, but all it did was make me hyper and I ended up using the guarana pills as a substitute for coffee.