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Herbalife Health and Lifestyle Center A minor ditching school to sell caffeine stimulint drinks, Lowell, Massachusetts
27th of Sep, 2011 by User505067
I was walking down Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts when a young gentlemen approached me and asked me if I was interested in weight loss. Being a statistically typical overweight American, I am interested and so said yes. He took me into this "private club" as it was called. He gave me a typical alternative healthy lifestyle speech about how nutrition is important and their products were designed to increase energy and metabolism. He said that I would feel like I had more energy than normal by the time I finished an "aloe water" (which smelled and tasted like honeydew melon water), a tea which tasted well, and a chocolate shake which was delicious. I tried it because he said it was only $4 per visit, so I figured I could try it once and not come back if I didn't like it. I'm NOT going back. It's only been an hour since I left this place and I don't have "increased" energy, it is the same. I do however, have extreme dehydration which is very unusual for me as well as a migraine that I only usually get when I'm overly stressed out. I just looked up information about the Herbalife company online. Caffeine overload, Lead, Ephedra, Silicon dioxide, and other food additives which are found in processed food. The Herbalife company claims their products are "all natural". It's false advertising. :( What disturbed me the most though, was the fact that I found out the young man who brought me in was a 16 year old kid, who was not in school at noon on a weekday. Why is a minor selling souped up products on a Wednesday afternoon instead of learning about math in high school he could use later in college to get his own business degree? I realized after hearing everything he said to me that he believes that this "private social club" was a good way to make friends and make money. He even got me to buy the cheapest product from their catalog, a $20 "Cell-U-Loss" dietary supplement because I felt sorry for him. The young man really believed in this "alternate way of life" like he was helping people to help themselves. It was exactly like every weird cult I've ever seen or heard about that plays on the emotional insecurities of teenagers. >( When I read the truth about the whole Herbalife parent company 20 minutes ago, I got so angry I decided to finally join this website. I've been a fan of consumer watchdogs web sites for years and, unfortunately, $24 wiser I now have something to report. Herbalife is not only guilty of false advertising and fraud, they now combine their tactics to sell their products through cult-like facilities by the exploitation of children! I wish Attorney General Martha Coakley would get in on this!

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