A “life changing opportunity plus products that work.” I think they might have that backwards; as if their products’ effectiveness is secondary.
Xyngular—perhaps a name that’s a play on the word singular because of these products’ uniqueness— “offers its Members and Distributors a way to improve their health, earn extra income, and improve their lives.”  That’s the lead.
Hmm. If I’m looking for a weight loss solution, that might put me off.
“The Xyngular way can truly change any individual’s health, wealth, and life.” We’ll soon see what’s what.
Xyngular is—wait for it—a multi-level marketing company based out of Lehi, Utah (the state seems to have an awful lot of MLMs, just saying). Its president is Mark Walker, according to the Better Business Bureau profile, and CEO is Russ Fletcher. Member service contact (yeah, members only, it seems) is (801) 756-8808 or [email protected].   
Oh, and by the way, there’s only three ways to purchase:
- become a distributor (requires sign-up and paying fees)
- become a preferred customer – “member” (requires sign-up and paying fees)
- or buy directly from the company website or a distributor. (requires sign-up)
This is the standard track for multi-level marketing weight-loss and dietary/nutrition-hawking businesses—what many consumer blogs and websites call a pyramid scheme. You could order from a site like eBay, likely through distributors who have set up their own little webshops. Amazon no longer sells Xyngular products; I was able to find a listing with comments, though nearly all the critical reviews are missing. Very curious. But we’ll get to that.
A way of health and wealth, it claims. This MLM offers its weight-loss plan and product line only to people who register on their site. It’s very clearly a distributor-driven business, but we’re focusing on its diet claims.
Xyngular products help combat some of today’s most common health concerns. If you are looking to be more energized, slim down, or simply maintain overall wellness, then Xyngular has the perfect combination of products to help. These products are truly for the rest of us, simple and effective. The best way to try Xyngular products for the first time is by taking advantage of our specially designed kits. Xyngular Kits are simple, complete systems. Each kit includes products that work, easy to follow diet suggestions, and simple exercise options. Don’t wait any longer to start to feel, look, and live better. 
Starting with the Xyngular Ignite Kit, designed to help change habits, burn fat and increase energy.  Where have we heard this before?
A NEW YOU IN ONLY 8 DAYS! The Xyngular Ignite Kit provides a simple system that will break old habits and help anyone get started on their own personal health journey. From weight loss to overall wellness, the Xyngular Ignite Kit helps accomplish common health goals by increasing metabolism, protecting the body from free radicals, and helping change bad health habits! 
This is a lot of claim.
Each Ignite kit includes:
- the Xyngular Global Blend, the alleged anti-aging and antioxidant liquid supplement that neutralizes free radicals, provides wide spectrum antioxidant support and promotes a healthy immune system and supplements
- Axion, for overall health and digestive support,
- Xyng, for energy and better mood,
- Lean, a snack replacement that helps build lean muscle,
- Accelerate, for appetite control and thermogenesis,
- Cheat+, which “mitigates calories” with appetite control, (you sprinkle this stuff on your food)
- and Flush, a cleanse for “gut” health.
- Plus a Shaker Bottle for smoothies
It costs $325. That’s a lot of money, especially for eight days, but what if it works? Xyngular’s Ignite 8-day program says this fat-burning, metabolism-increasing, no hunger, muscle-building, energy-packed program will, in 8 days: “Lose 8-15 pounds …See your waistline shrink dramatically…[and you’ll] Learn how to turn your body into a fat burning machine anytime within 24 hours.” 
Contrary to what I’ve seen in some articles and reviews, the Xyngular meal plan does not look any more extreme that similar plans where you replace meals with bars, shakes and the like. So you have all the products and you’re ready to give it a go.
- Wake up, take a Xyng,
- then an hour or so later, a Lean smoothie (50 calories) and the Global Blend and the Axion.
- For morning snack a few bites (4 ounces is not a lot) of fish, or other lean meat.
- At lunch, another Lean smoothie and an Accelerate supplement.
- Mid-afternoon snack, a few more bites of fish or turkey or steak and another Xyng.
- For dinner? A Lean smoothie and a Flush with “warm drink” (not sure about this).
Day 1 done. Day 2 looks the same. Day 3 the same, except you get to have a healthy lunch of about 500 calories and you can eat some lean protein for dinner. Yes, Day 3 you get to eat some food.
Days 4 through 8 alternate. So, the first two days is a deep cleanse, detox, and protein, completely eliminating anything resembling a carb. Days 3, 5, and 7 a little “real” food and days 4, 6, and 8 are back to the products and protein-only. 
I’m not going to lie; I’d be starving. You’d have to have incredible willpower to stick to this. But people do it. Also, I did the math and the calorie content for each day; even the days with actual food, is very, very low. Nutritionists say anything under 1000 calories a day is unhealthy. This program is far less than that. Far less. Then again, it’s 8 days. Can you make it? And is it worth it?
Assuming it’s worked and you want to continue with Xyngular, next up is the Ultimate Transformation weight loss and weight management plan (retailing for almost $700) that Xyngular says has the “ability to promote balanced energy, healthy blood sugar levels, and overall wellness. By taking these products and following the nutritional recommendations of the Xyngular Healthy Plate, you will empower yourself to become the person you want to be.” 
Of course you will.
Lean Meal, Spryng and TrimStyx come in this kit.
Lean Meal is meal replacement shake with “fruits and greens, proteins, adaptogens, and probiotics.”
Spryng is an energy drink.
TrimStyx (also known as Xypstix) drink mix is supposed to help control blood sugar levels with Xyngular’s “patented proprietary blend of all natural ingredients,” called My Sugar Defense, created to help you fight your carb (sugar) cravings. This mix contains 50 milligrams of caffeine per serving, the same as about half a cup of regular coffee.
Let’s talk about what’s in these products.
By the way, unless you are on Pinterest—the social platform of choice for Xyngular—it’s hard to find the full ingredient list for all Xyngular products. But I did from a EU source, HealthinEurope.eu.
Flush is full of senna leaf and a slew of plant-based powders including cinnamon, ginger and slippery elm. 
You must be careful with senna. WebMD says too much for too long can cause myriad and possibly dangerous side effects and ill health effects including electrolyte disturbances, potassium deficiency, dehydration, diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems and should not be used by pregnant, nursing women, people with any stomach issues. Plus, the disturbance of electrolytes can worsen heart disease. So if you plan on taking this regularly, definitely talk to your doctor first. 
Accelerate contains a lot of the usual ingredients like cayenne, green tea extract, Kola Nut (caffeine) and Guarana seed extract (more caffeine), plus oolong tea extract. 
Axion is packed with ten-dollar-word ingredients that include myriad acids, plant-based powders, and extracts, plus numerous compounds often found in weight-loss supplements and meal replacement products including chia, cocoa, flaxseed, and green tea leaf extract. Also chock-full of vitamins and minerals. 
Cheat+ contains cellulose, Konnyaku root, and green coffee bean extract. Hydroxypropyl , which is essentially cellulose and phytosterols, which, according to the Cleveland Clinic is akin the body’s cholesterol and are absorbed in the digestive system. 
The Xyngular Global Blend is full of fruit concentrates, and green and white tea. 
Lean contains an alphabet soup of minerals and vitamins plus whey—lots of whey. 
Spryng has as its first ingredient Alpha GPC, L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine. This drug, generally considered safe in the United States, delivers choline to the brain, which is supposed to help with cognition. 
According to WebMD, there is “insufficient evidence” for any of the claims of the benefits of Spryng’s second main ingredient, Ashwaganda root extract.  This supplement also contains garcinia cambogia, green coffee and a plethora of non-pronounceable compounds including Hordenine HCi, Irvingia gabonensis seed extract, N-Methyl-B-phenylethlamine HCl, Nopan cactus fiber, Pure E & Z guggulsterones , R- B-Phenlethylamine HCl, Rhodiola root extract, Sclareolide, and Undaria pinnatifida extract. Should take a full afternoon to check each one of these out; let me know. 
Finally, Xypstix is essentially a combination of 20 fruit extracts plus teas and Cystine and Glutamic acids. 
So there you have it.
The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Xyngular
I could find no study specific to Xyngular. There’s plenty of study on a number of the ingredients found in Xyngular products, though. While Xyngular doesn’t claim to cure disease (at least I have not seen these claims from the company), a number of distributors have made claims that range from the seems-legit to the outright fantastical. Some ingredients have dubious efficacy and may even be harmful but at least one—5-HTP, which can have some nasty side effects like bad heartburn, stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even sexual performance issues—increases serotonin in the brain and may, repeat may, help reduce appetite.
According to WebMD, there’s a study that suggests taking 5-HTP “might help reduce appetite, caloric intake, and weight in obese people.” And, one study from Italy found that people using a mouth spray with “5-HTP and other extracts for 4 weeks [increased] weight loss by about 41% in overweight postmenopausal women.” 
Word on the Street about Xyngular
It’s hard to find real reviews by users who are not distributors or earn off the products in any way. Very hard to find. So I went to the Better Business Bureau. 
Of 378 customer reviews, the overwhelming majority were positive—74 pages of positive, glowing reviews with many using words like “awesome” and “incredible” to describe Xyngular. Of the 378 reviews, six—yes just six—were negative. I repeat, of 378 reviews, only six were negative. Makes you go, hmm, because the BBB gave Xyngular an F rating—as in they fail utterly at responding to customer complaints, reviews notwithstanding. 
A very recent reviewer, “Adelle D.” (June 2017), lashed out at the BBB.
This company is incredible. They are caring, family oriented people who give their all to have others succeed in health and in business. True genuine leadership. Shame on BBB for giving them an F rating for so few complaints compared to positive reviews. And the complaints are from people bending the rules. Time for BBB to have an F rating.  (emphasis added)
Reviewer “Erica B.” (May 2017) says,
Love this company! I have been using the products for 3 months and have seen great results! Part of that success is the great coaching! I have also had to do a return for a mistake on my order and can say that the customer service was awesome. They were kind and very understanding and helped me get my order corrected and a refund was sent out. Looking forward to more of my friends coming on this journey with me.  (emphasis added)
The “ah-ha” moment comes at the very end: she’s inviting friends to join in and that’s the gist of a MLM; get recruits. So this person is almost certainly a Xyngular distributor. And, I suspect though cannot prove, that many of these positive reviews are from distributors. I could be wrong, but I wouldn’t bet a paycheck on it.
There have been 13 formal Xyngular complaints with BBB (Xyngular is not a BBB-accredited company). Of those, 8 were product complaints like this one from 2016:
Contacted Xyngular to let them know I had some adverse health effects from taking their dietary supplements and asked to make a report on them and also get a full refund and was told they will not. I told them I was having bladder issues and stomach issues since taking their products and… have stopped but the health problems haven’t. I’ve been to the doctors twice for these issues and all I got from the company (Xyngular) was an apology and said there is nothing they can do for me. 
This complaint does appear to have been resolved, but the details are not available.
And recall the Amazon listing? Something is wrong here. It lists 44 reviews, half being one-star, yet when you click to read those, just one review appears—and it is from 2013. “Lisa Emory” said then, “I would not recommend this to anyone 🙁 it didn’t do anything. I wanted results got nothing, a big waste of money!!!” 
It looks as if reviews have been removed. At least the bad ones.
The positive reviews, which are absolutely glowing, are all still there and include this review from “T. Bean” (2017, 5 stars):
Amazing products with amazing results! I was very sceptical when myself and my husband ordered our Ultimate Transformation kit. It was expensive and we were broke! But I knew it had a 30 day money back guarantee and we had watched many friends do amazing on it. The most important part of this system is your coaches! If you purchase from someone in it for the money chances of failure are high! Find a coach who is in this to help people get their life back! Also we follow the ketogenic diet with this program which is different from the corporate plan. You have to also remember you are changing your bodies metabolism from burning carbs as fuel to burning protein. Is their withdrawal from that? YES! You will feel like crap as you get what they call the “keto flu” it does go away! Some it takes are few days other week or more. Also the xyng has niacin in it and you may experience a “niacin flush” which can be anything from a rash to hot feeling. This system does work when the system is used correctly. The coaching is so vital to the success of your weight loss. Eating correctly and taking the supplements all work together. My husband is down 75 lbs in a little over 3 months. I have lost 32lbs and 17 inches in that time. Best of all my migraines are gone, high blood pressure under control, tons of energy and no more joint pain. So is it a magic box? NO! But does it work? YES! If you will! 
When you read this review carefully it seems clear that this reviewer is likely a distributor, given “T. Bean” was recruited and then posted the review.
The Bottom Line: Is Xyngular Worth a Try?
Definitely Not. Run. It’s insanely expensive; you have to pay to play. And, there are just too many complaints, too much inconsistency, too many questions. Plus, as I said at the top, I am always suspicious of any nutritional product that is part of an MLM. Besides the unanswered questions, it was this phrase that put me off: “The Xyngular way can truly change any individual’s health, wealth, and life.” And remember, without registering you can’t buy from them. If you’re a distributor, you have a special XBO, Xyngular login.  Even that makes me dubious.
I say don’t bother. For the amount you pay for the Ignite and Ultimate programs—more than $1,200 combined—you could buy a lot of healthy foods, a gym membership, and new kicks.
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