It came to my attention about a month ago that MonaVie Distributor Mitch Biggs has been making illegal medicinal claims about MonaVie and Swine Flu. Mitch and Ashley Biggs from Richmond, VA are Emerald Executive Monavie distributors (ID #181540). For reference, according to MonaVie’s Income Disclosure Statement (as of June 6th, 2010), an Emerald distributor earns more than 99.821% of all active distributors (have sponsored people, received non-retail bonuses, etc. – more details in the link above). Only 166 distributors of MonaVie rank the same or higher than Mitch Biggs. Clearly with that success and high ranking, Mitch Biggs should be a shinning example of what MonaVie stands for.
You can find his MonaVie page at the poorly spelled https://mymonavie.com/retireerly. That page name right there tells you their motivation for spreading the word about MonaVie. (Hint: It’s not about the value of the juice.)
Mitch Biggs wrote a couple of articles on Associate Content for the whole world to see. He even linked to his MonaVie page so people could read the content and sign up under him. That’s all fine, unless the articles are making illegal medicinal claims about MonaVie.
Page 1 of the article has no mention of MonaVie. You’ll want to click the image to see full details:
Here’s Page 2 of the article with the mention of MonaVie (again click for full size):
Here’s a quote from that second page that I find particularly alarming:
The MonaVie Pulse blend has the Resveratrol equivalent of 30 glasses of red wine.
Our family put MonaVie to the test. We refused the vaccine offered by the school system and added MonaVie Pulse to our daily regimen. While there was as much as 60% absenteeism with documented cases of Swine Flu in each of our 3 children’s classes, none of us were affected. My wife and I added a little red wine to be on the safe side.
There’s obvious logic flaws going on here. If resveratrol stops Swine Flu (it doesn’t, but that’s Mitch Biggs’ claim on page 1), and MonaVie contains the resveratrol equivalent of 30 glasses of red wine… why would he and his wife, “add a little red wine to be on the safe side”? Is he thinking that extra 3 percent of resveratrol coming from wine is really staying on the safe side. And if you are going to “stay on the safe side”, it’s an all around bad idea refuse a vaccine and make your children test subjects with something potentially life threatening. Isn’t this the kind of thing that you report to the Department of Social Services? I don’t know, but just in case someone wants to investigate that further, here’s a link to Virginia’s DSS.
In MonaVie’s Distributor Guidelines, MonaVie makes clear that claims have to be “subject to typical results.” Mitch Biggs’ “putting his family to the test” does not qualify as typical results. Lastly, and one of the most important things to take away from this is that MonaVie is not approved to prevent or treat Swine Flu in anyway… and Mitch Biggs is clearly claiming prevention.
(By the way, Mitch if you are reading this, this article isn’t meant to be personal. It’s meant to be more of a reflection of MonaVie’s educational process and how their method of distribution should be abolished. Clearly even top people in the organization like yourself are either not getting educated about the product or are purposely trying to scam your way to an early retirement. It has to be one of the two.)
[Note: I’d like to thank frequent commenter here, Vogel for information leading to this story. Got a tip? Contact Us]
Originally posted 2010-06-06 07:09:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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