About Limu

If you’ve been searching around for direct sales or multi-level marketing companies, you’ve probably read about Limu, which appears to be targeted toward younger, more health-conscious individuals looking to start their own business. How? By selling the company’s seaweed-based beverages, which are claimed to improve health, boost energy, and to help users lose weight. Through this opportunity, the company also claims to help you achieve financial independence, and to live the life of your dreams.

Does this all sound too good to be true? Keep reading and find out if Limu really is.

Quick Facts About Limu

Similar to HerbaLife, Limu is a direct sales company that specializes in health & fitness products. Unlike HerbaLife though, Limu’s products are solely beverages that claim to be infused with a Tongan seaweed named limu moui. This “supernutrient-rich” plant contains high levels of Fucoidan, which is “a sulfated polysaccharide and complex carbohydrate” found only in limu moui. According to Limu, these nutrients naturally provide anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits.

If you’re interested in Limu products, you can either purchase them directly from the company as a customer, or you can become a Promoter. Similar to many other direct sales companies, if you choose to join the Limu team as a Promoter, you’ll earn a commission off of each sale you make, as well as from sales made by Promoters in your downline.

According to the company, they host large events every 90 days, where they give away millions of dollars to Promoters, in addition to luxurious vacations and the ability to win a completely paid-for BMW.

Limu Products

  • Limu Original – The company’s flagship product, this beverage is claimed to contain 83% pure Tongan limu moui, and to be made without sugar, artificial sweeteners, or added flavors. Also contains extracts of mangos, papayas, apples, and pears.
  • Limu Energy – Limu’s Blu Frog beverage is a Fucoidan-enriched energy drink that claims to help you avoid the crash of other similar drinks by using all-natural ingredients. Limu’s Blu Frog 2 claims to provide 50% more energy than the original formula, while containing fewer calories and less sugar.
  • Limu Lean – Includes protein-based meal replacement shakes, appetite controllers, and digestive health cleanses.

Limu Pricing

No product prices are listed on the Limu website, which means that you’ll need to contact an existing Promoter to gauge prices and to place an order.

In addition, there are no prices listed for becoming a Promoter, although we were able to locate a membership application elsewhere online during our research. Depending on the Promoter pack you choose, pricing can range anywhere from $135 to $999, and the more you spend, the more benefits it appears you’ll receive.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Limu?

Limu was founded in 2004 by Gary J. Raser, and is based out of Lake Mary, FL. The company holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, with just 2 closed complaints over the past three years.

However, regarding their products, we found numerous customer reviews that complained of poor taste, failure to work, and high price. As far as the company’s business opportunity, we’ll explore this in greater detail below.

What’s the Bottom Line About Limu?

When you clear away all the marketing hype surrounding Limu, the company is basically just another direct sales opportunity. In other words, you’ll earn a commission off of each sale you make, as well as off each sale made by a Promoter in your downline. However, we uncovered some big red flags during our research that you should keep in mind before joining.

First, Limu is similar to other MLM companies like Amway and HerbaLife in that you’ll need to make a purchase in order to become a Promoter. If you attend one of their marketing events, you’ll likely encounter an awesome sales presentation, and will be eager to get out there and start “beating the pavement” for your first customer after it’s finished.

However, as we’ve mentioned before, these presentations almost never give you the full scope of what it actually takes to become successful. Even though Limu claims to be a “proven path to success,” the reality is that the vast majority of individuals who start their own direct sales businesses ultimately end up losing money. In fact, we found several previous Promoter reviews claiming that it’s extremely difficult to gain traction and start earning real money unless you’re closely connected to someone who is already a top seller. We tried to locate some documentation from Limu that would provide better insight to how many Promoters are actually earning money (and how much), although the company doesn’t provide an earnings disclosure like some of the bigger, more reputable MLM companies.

On top of this, even if you do start making progress, it may be the fact your customers turn into one-time clients. This is because nearly all customer reviews we located stated that Limu beverages taste very bad, come with a very high price, and don’t provide any tangible health benefits.

Finally, there is a lot of concern surrounding the company’s founder. This is because Gary Raser previously owned a company named Dynamic Essentials, which manufactured a nearly identical product named Royal Tongan Limu. However, in 2003 the company ran into some major legal trouble with the FDA due to misleading claims about the product’s health benefits, and was forced to shut down after being fined $2 million. A year later, Limu was founded based on a nearly identical product, but a different, carefully orchestrated marketing campaign. Since that time, it appears that Mr. Raser has utilized the services of a company like Reputation.com or Brand.com to bury negative online information. How do we know this? Because very similar, non-negative content surrounding him fills the first several pages of search engines.

Bottom line: Even if you already understand the inherent dangers of spending your hard-earned money to join an MLM company, we might recommend choosing a more reputable company with a more diversified product lineup than Limu.

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16 Customer Reviews for Limu

Average Customer Rating: 3.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 9 4 stars: 1 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 3
Bottom Line: 63% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 13 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Limu

    This product is a good product but once you have purchased it you loose in the selling aspect because their promoters promise to help you sell but do the opposite. Once they get your money you loose. I don't recommend Limu. They're not honest people, they're con artists that use your hope of making passive income against you. I believe the product is great to use but if you want to get involved you need a lot of money to put up to really promote this item. If not, it's not for you. And I'm an honest person, a father, and a hard working family man.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Not Yet…

    • Lee's Summit, MO,
    • Sep 3, 2016

    For about a month now, I've been taking LIMU. Honestly, no effect. You make no claims regarding its effectiveness or its ability to do anything, you leave that to your clients to declare. Unfortunately, I can't prescribe to Disney's First Law ("wishing will make it so"). I'm an old science professor. Where's the science to legitimize your product? The research studies? Because a dear friend bought this for me, I will finish what I have with hopes for some positive effect, but I wont hold my breath. Multilevel marketing arrangements always scare me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Great Product

    I have Diabetes type 2. I have Neuropathy in my feet and it is starting in my fingers. I was introduced to Limu in January of 15. Since I have been taking 4 to 6 ounces per day, the pain in my feet is bearable. I used to want to lay with my feet up or sit in a chair with my feet up to help with the pain. I can now walk for hours without pain. Thank you Limu

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 22 people found this review helpful

    I like Limu so far

    My wife and I have been drinking Limu a little over 2 weeks now. We've had the original seaweed formula and the energy drinks. The energy drinks work just as good as anything on the market. We like the benefits so far. The 30oz bottle lasts us two for about a week, witch is way cheaper than 3 monsters for $5 every other day. My wife and I are not promoters of the product. Though we have been to a couple of the promotional parties. I wouldn't say there's a lot of pressure to become a promoter. And as far as the claims go from the promoters - it's their own stories and with any product results may vary. I wouldn't recommend an Atkins diet to everyone. As far as the FDA shutting a company he owned once - the FDA is a self-proclaimed government-funded company. They have gone after companies like Maybelline and other skin product companies for claims of anti-aging.

    In closing, so far so good.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 48 out 62 people found this review helpful

    Do your reserch

    I was introduced to Limu by a friend and was told of the major benefits of the product. I am a nurse and always looking to improve my health. I consider myself to be health conscious and in good physical conditions. I don't take any medications. I made no changes other than including Limu in my daily routine. I used it as directed for 6 months. The only thing that I accomplished was gaining 20lbs and my knees were killing me. Come to find out that Fucoidan is largely sugar. I stopped taking Limu and lost the weight and my knees are back to normal.

    Gary Riser's first attempt with this product was cut short when the company was sued for making false claims about Fucoidan. The difference with his new company Limu is the health benefits and claims are made by the members and not the company as the company is careful not to cross the line but are abundantly clear they are not responsible for the claims of their members as this is their person opinions. Remember these people are trying to make money and make this product seem like a miracle drink. Also remember that Fucoidan is high in iodine which can be toxic if taken in large amounts. Be aware and remember this is a profit based company not a health based company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Simply Amazing Products

    Before I found LIMU I was going to Physical Therapy 3 times a week for sciatica and bulging disc in my neck. I also have a bad stomach ulcer and I am unable to take any kind of anti-inflammatory (which is what my therapist recommended I do for my pain). There were days I couldn't get out of bed. For my back I would take ibuprofen and go right back to bed because my stomach hurt! LIMU has given my body the nutrients it needs to get rid of the pain. I 110% back this product and company.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 33 people found this review helpful

    Lot's of Hype

    • Texarkana, TX,
    • Sep 24, 2015

    I've been gloriously changed by God's forgiveness and spirit through repentance. I tried Limu but found myself getting deeper and deeper in debt and wondering when the "benefits" were going to kick in. Maybe they did and I never noticed but unless I'm selling the product, it's far to expensive to use. With that said, I've never been able to run the play because we didn't own a smart phone and it seemed ALL the advantages to selling were to buy and have a smart phone, which costs 5-6 times what I pay each month besides the cost of the product. I told the person who I considered a wonderful friend that NO drink should cost over $30 a bottle, which is a little over a liter, and you need to drink one a week which was $137 a month automatically sent and billed or charged? Wow! My meds through the VA are way cheaper and actually work! My residual income from what I've done in life has us covered.

    Yes, I drank Limu often but haven't noticed any effects on me whatsoever. As a science teacher, I tried to limit my experiences but the bottom line is that I could not say definitively that Limu does or doesn't do anything because the variable has not been isolated enough for me to have tested it. The taste does seem to be acquired but eventually my wife and I did enjoy it. I talked to my ultrasound technician at the hospital while they worked on my heart and she said she threw away 6 bottles after trying about the same number of them because they didn't do anything for them.

    I would love to experience with the Limu the things I've been TOLD about it, both financially and health related. It just didn't happen for me. My "coach" who is one of the most excited people I know, never really got involved with any of my friends or customers. Everything really came to a screeching halt when it was discovered I had no smart phone. She's making tons of money though off her daughter who is selling it like crazy around the country.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Limu is not a scam

    • Kansas,
    • Aug 11, 2015

    I kept having urinary tract infection. I took antibiotics for 2 weeks, ok for 2 weeks and then took antibiotics again for 2 more weeks. Kept doing this for so many months. I was told about Limu from my daughter-in-law. I sold it and took it myself. I haven't had the infection for several years. Thanks to Limu. I no longer sell Limu because it got to expensive for me as we are retired, but thank the Lord for Limu.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Limu is Unbelievable!

    • Dallas TX,
    • Jul 10, 2015
    I started drinking Limu. When it was time for my lab workup everything was normal. Everything! I have several areas that have never ever been normal in my life such as hormones. And I was taking no meds. I actually had the tests re-ran because I couldn't believe it. I stopped drinking Limu due to price and my labs were horrible. Yep you guessed it, back to Limu I went.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 39 out 61 people found this review helpful

    Best Product I have taken in 40 years

    • LaPlace LA ,
    • Jul 7, 2015

    I disagree with the statements below and disregard the comments about what Gary did in the past because we all learn and grow from our mistakes. It doesn't matter what matters is now and now he has a perfect food. Limu tastes great and it works and the medical research isn't just a claim it has research to back it up on pubmed.org and pubmed.gov so there have been over 1,100 independent studies that this stuff works. Research doesn't lie my friend.

    Opinions can vary but most people who don't see results only give it 30 days and it doesn't take our bodies 30 days to get the way they are so it takes at least 90 to see a real change. I will be on this product for the rest of my life and I will continue to promote it to all whom I love and all whom I know because it works! The financial side is you can have success if that is your goal and with any company its what you put into it. There is no time limit to build your business and the company has been profitable since day one. That is because it works. So if you want to make money you can if you don't then just drink it for your health.

    But its a great way to stream line some residual income. Its a perfect marriage between helping with your finances and staying healthy who would turn that down?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 31 people found this review helpful

    My kids beg me for Limu

    • Jun 12, 2015

    Limu has changed our lives. My children suffer from a connective tissue disorder, and chronically deal with headaches, joint pain, and fatigue. Limu has helped them tremendously. They literally beg me for Limu. We will use Limu for the rest of our lives. Simply because life without it is not really life.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • May 4, 2015

      Kris

      Sounds like you're a promoter!

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