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.