Note: the following comments are not from a physician and are the author’s opinion. Consult a health care professional before taking any nutritional supplements.
I wanted to write briefly about these products. One is called “Beyond Tangy Tangerine®” and I find it to be a good overall supplement. Steady low dosage of this (i.e. diluted at about 2 times the recommended concentration) along with frequent exercise led to an increase in energy level and weight loss. There was a definite difference in these results compared to other supplements (at least in my case). The supplement tastes good and in my opinion should be easier for your body to uptake since it is already solubilized. One thing that I have noticed is occasionally insoluble material will still remain (although it is minor) and this appears to be Mg(OH)2 if I had to give an educated guess (no I didn’t try to analyze it). The other Youngevity product I like is Osteo-FX plusTM. It tastes good, has no sugar or other harmful sweeteners, and mixes well with both water and milk. I would highly recommend this to anyone with young children or older adults who absolutely need to support healthy bones. I’m also guessing that this would be an excellent supplement for pregnant women as well (again, consult a doctor first).
Given all that, I need to comment on two negative aspects of this company. First is the high price of the products and second is their terrible customer service. As for the first I believe you get what you pay for (usually). So with that line of thought, superior supplements should (potentially) come at a higher price. As for the second, I absolutely do not understand how a company can offer such high quality products and yet have such sucky (excuse this adjective; however, it adequately describes their service) customer service. Here is just one example of several interactions I’ve had with them. Not long ago I requested my auto-ship to be sent to a new address. I went online and changed this myself and then I called Youngevity® and was told by their customer service that everything was good to go with the new address. Well, guess what? The package went to the old address. So I attempted to contact Youngevity® by email (to both their customer service as well as Dr. Wallach). Both emails bounced back due to problems with the mail accounts as provided on their website! I then called Youngevity® and got a recording saying that it was outside their normal business hours and to leave a message. So I left them with all my information and requested a return phone call but never received one. When I began to explain this to the customer service representative (on my second call some days later) there was no sympathy, apology, or attempt to correct all these wrongs. The best they could do was arrange for UPS to pick the package up to where it had been incorrectly delivered and reroute it to me (at my own cost of course). So, if someone knows of a company that offers similar products at similar or lower cost with better customer service please let me know and I’ll review them as well.