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    • May 4, 2011 8:38 AM PDT
    • I'm actually interested in Advocare Spark, but I can't drink it because I only consume organic food. Kind of sucks, I mean slowly all of the major food supply retailers are making their way into organics, even if only including an aisle in the supermarket. Don't see too many mlms doing it though...

    • April 27, 2011 2:57 AM PDT
    • If only the members of this great forum could know the true ninja power of Advocare products, there would be no criticism. Trust me, I'm a ninja. I know these things. Now I have been what many of my friends warmly refer to as a "gym rat" for many years. I've used alot of products, in fact a mountain of them, dating all the way back to xenadrine, which, for my age group IS old. I went through the whey vs soy vs hemp debate, the vitamin wars, the ever changing this food is good that food is bad struggle, and in all of that, the single most effective line of products I have ever used are from Advocare. Now I haven't used every Advocare product so I can only review about 5 of them here, but I'll start with my favorite 3, and if anyone wants more, I'll post another response covering them. Sorry to disappoint Wallace, Rick, and other nay saying regulars, but you guys are all wrong about your opinion of modern supplements, especially in regard to Advocare, that's why I decided to do an Advocare review.

      Advocare International has been around for awhile now, I'm not a rep, have never been a rep, and don't intend on being a rep, so if you think I'm writing this for any other reason than to correct a few assumptions, you're gravely mistaken, and I shall cast upon you a black dragon curse of the stealthy shadow assassin nightblades, or maybe I wont. I don't know Advocare's entire product line, but I've had them saved to my favorites on the last 3 PC's I've owned because I order most of my supplements from them with the exception of creatine. As far as I know they're still a direct-selling manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements, enhancers and some skin products I believe.

      The first and foremost awesomest product they make, is muscle fuel. Now before I get into what it is technically, please know that when I first took this product, I tore the damn gym apart, and I did every single rep and set with perfect precision, and it felt amazing. I've done the products that blast you with caffeine, I tried steroids back in high school, and I have done all the red bull type power drinks, and there is nothing like Advocare Muscle fuel. Again, I'm not here trying to advertise it, but I'm telling you what worked the best for me, and left me feeling ready to rock for a good 3 hours. Its basically a blend of 28 vitamins, minerals, botanicals and other assorted weirdness that blasts you with energy and aids your body's metabolic processes. It only costs $35, can't go wrong considering you get a blast of energy with no sickness or crash effects.

      The next product I love from these guys is called Nighttime Recovery. This first off gets rid of lifter's insomnia, that's when your body is actually so fatigued that you can't sleep. I know that makes no sense and I know most athletes have their own names and coping mechanisms for it, but this actually made sleep possible for me while being so blasted from my routines. Nighttime Recovery provides all the things you need to support muscle repair while you sleep. I don't know if actually providing a better sleep was an intentional effect, but that's what it did for me. In addition, it also helps you produce good hormones, or natural hormones, better, or something like that, look I'm a ninja not a scientist, the shit works, and it does so for $20.

      Next up is Advocare Spark. Now understand, aside from living the life of an assassin, I'm also a lifter, so I am very familiar and hardened to things that taste like dumpster water. Spark seems to have a reputation that it really doesn't deserve, and by that I mean that weak little girls that call themselves men need to stop evaluating beverages while expecting the cool, calm sweet taste of their momma's kool aid. That's not what this stuff is for jackasses, its for an energy boost, and when you don't sit around on your ass all day playing Halo, and actually work for a living while also working out everyday, you need this kind of thing to keep you going. I'll spare you the science to this, they are generally all the same, lots of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and uranium. It comes in different flavors, I like cherry. It replaced coffee for me. Its gonna run you about 45 bucks for a full canister, but you spend more on whatever, so give it a try.

    • May 2, 2011 3:35 AM PDT
    • Heya Lethanix, I don't have any particular experience with Advocare, and while I do appreciate a good protein shake now and again, I've always considered this "industry" of shakes, expensive vitamains and health formulas to be overpriced fruit powders at best, but I do hear alot of good things about many of Advocare's products. Now as for the training, I'm not disagreeing with you that they probably do offer a pretty cool training package, but do you really think it stands out from others such as Beachbody? Lots of mlms include decent training, I just think Advocare's website has a really good presentation, and that can turn the tides pretty effectively for people that really appreciate appearence. Compare the packages side by side without looking at the presntation and you'll see what I mean.

      Good luck.

    • April 29, 2011 1:00 AM PDT
    • So I recently got uninvolved with ACN telecommunications and have sense been checking out different companies, I think Advocare has a ton of potential, having read many reviews on their products that are also priced decently. I've gone over the comp plan, I've even spoken to two reps over the course of several emails who both seem very down to earth, honest and also quite successful. What's really hooking me in though, is Advocare's training program.

      Has anyone actually taken a look at it? It's simply amazing. One of the more interesting aspects of it is that many people consider Beachbody to be sort of the arch enemy and biggest competitor to Advocare, and if you have checked out Beachbody, you can't help but respect what they have to offer program wise, but where they lack is in supplements and nutritional information. Having seen a meal plan from a friend of mine who uses the P90X workout in addition to Beachbody's food advice, it is definitely a bit out of date. I was a personal trainer for over a decade and tend to keep up with the latest nutritional finds which have changed substantially over the last few years.

      I haven't seen a rep training program as impressive as I have with Advocare training, its simply the best. We're talking about a company that takes the time to travel from state to state and offer training programs for new members and for people interested in joining the company. Advocare's 24 day challenge is also an excellent way to demonstrate what you can do, even though I side with the people that think it doesn't have to be quite as expensive as it is. Regardless of the person, you can't possibly fail on that introductory program unless you blatantly try.

      Advocare training doesn't involve secretive crap that you have to pay for, yet is readily available all over the Internet, they provide PDF documents that anyone who gets on their site can download. Their web site for Advocare training says in big, bold letters: "We build Champions" and from a fitness standpoint, their products alone back that claim. These aren't vitamin gimmicks, and bowel irritants, these are class A fitness supplements. Seeing how effective a company's products are can often be an indicator of the company's quality as a whole.

      Advocare training goes as far as to show you the best way to take your information and training materials with you for appointments and meetings. They show you a way to take an according file and create laminated pockets for cd ROM, disk drive and zip file stored information so you have access to everything you could possibly need. They have their Advocare reps carry a franchise Comparison Chart, information on, entry Levels for New Distributors, becoming an Advisor, what overrides are, Income Disclosure & Leadership Comparison , "The Plan", "The Plan 2", rookie Bonus Sheet, starting Your Business, your Advocare Lifeline, things Every Distributor Should Know, business Plan of Action, retail Plan of Action and a goal Sheet.

      Basically, Advocare training has been the final bit of research that has really managed to sway my opinion and I think I'm going to go for it. I am not with Advocare, at least not yet, and I'm not writing this to attempt to convince anyone to join or trying to recruit, I just wanted to share my information with anyone, especially for opinions from other people that have observed the same materials.

      Good luck to all of you, and may you all achieve the success you're going after!

    • April 26, 2011 4:04 AM PDT
    • Hi ll........................................

      Just to go over some basics, I'm aware of Advocare International, the direct-selling company. They make nutrition supplements, skin products and weight-loss stuff, but I was hoping to find some feed back on their diet? I have always struggled a little with my weight, up and down 20 pounds my whole life. I've been on more than enough rollercoasters to get it under control. I know what kind of products I like and what kinds I don't, and I like the majority of Advocare's stuff, but I'm wondering what their diet plan is like? It would be easy to just bust out the "Trim" I can drink that all day, but I want to know how they expect you to eat first before I join. I'm anemic, as well as allergic to some foods and its hard enough having to go over the labels on almost everything before you put it in your body. I wanted to make sure that I don't have to give up some of my staple foods before I order.

      Has anyone tried it?


    • April 23, 2011 3:28 AM PDT
    • Well, I got back from Boston yesterday to visit my friend and do a little work on his computer network, and was well on my way until I felt the urge to grab a coffee, which as it turned out, he didn't have. So I offered to go to Dunkin Donuts and grab us both a couple large ones, but he doesn't drink it, and I had enough work to do that I'd rather get it done faster so I can get home and play New Vegas. So after a few minutes he comes out with a rather interesting looking beverage, and wouldn't you know it; it was an Advocare product. Now anyone who knows me knows that I think drinks like Red bull, and all its knock offs are not only gross, but downright bad for your body. On this fine day though, I had no choice but to make an exception, if not for the sole reason as the opportunity to review it here on Repspace. Please make all donations for my sacrifice to my email which I'll give you later, and a link to my paypal addy.

      Just kidding.

      As is the title of this thread, the name of the beverage is Advocare Spark, though I might call it Advocare Atom Bomb. My buddy looked all smug when he saw the excitement, and I must admit, it was the perfect atonement for his sin of not having coffee. Let me just start off by saying that I'm not knocking the product, but I'm here to tell you now that it tastes like ass. Now I heard rumors that the taste of Advocare's products dramatically went down when the company founder was alive, though I don't know if that's true or not, but according to the digital lore, they began using fillers and other substances which hurt the taste alot. I had Citrus flavor, and it reminded me of when I used to smoke and what happens to a water filled ashtray after its full and the water becomes "cigarette water". Combine that with lemon or lime, and you have Advocare Spark.

      I know that's harsh, but seriously, its not good. Now let's talk about the effect. The effect was, I was running around a mile a minute, it was like having had 2-3 coffees but without the mental clarity, which is ironic since that is supposed to be half of what it improves. I couldn't think straight, you know why? because I was thinking too much, too fast. I felt like I had the jitters, but it sort of felt good in a way for about an hour and a half. Then after about 2 hours I began to feel a bit sick, but to be fair, that happens to me with too much coffee to. Some people just thrive on this kind of thing, and I'm not one of them, in fact even a strong chocolate milk has a strange effect on me.

      So overall, the product works, that much I promise; but its harsh, both in flavor, and in the effect. I don't think its really necessary to have that much energy in a shake I mean we are human beings, not nuclear power cells. My friend said it was a box he got through a promotional offer and that he wasn't going to sell Advocare or anything like that, but after researching the price, I think it cost way too much also, and so it lost more points there. I don't know about you, but I'm not wanting to pay 55 bucks for 42 servings of jitter juice, but if that kind of high is what you're looking for, maybe its just the right replacement for coffee, IF you don't mind the diarrhea that comes about 5 hours later. Sorry to share that with you, but it was essential and a major issue that I know was a direct result of drinking Advocare Spark.

      Anyway, it is what it is. Bad taste, too strong an effect, and will be an issue for some people intestinally...

    • March 16, 2011 11:50 PM PDT
    • How "unusual" to name a post Advocare Weight Loss and then go on about Beachbody. While I might agree with you about people not knowing what is actually in their nutritional supplements, I don't think one MLM can point the figer at another one and talk about product quality. In fact, I think a fitness company that has had to research exercise, health and whatever else you need to get a "degree" in working out, probably isn't my number one choice for advice on what is healthy for my body. I do commend you on your prices though, they beat Advocare pretty hard, but none the less you guys are whipping out your own brand of mystery shakes and recovery fuels, so lets not be throwing stones from glass houses! :P

    • March 16, 2011 2:01 AM PDT
    • It has come to my attention that many people like to use Advocare products in conjunction with the many amazing Beachbody fitness programs, especially because they are able to get the products at cost once they join the company, even without the intention of ever selling a single product. Well, you have half of the right choice made by choosing Beachbody! Unfortunately, It must be pointed out that Team Beachbody has its own line of award winning products that you can count on to be safe and nutritious. Do you really know where Advocare weight loss products come from, how they are made, what they are made out of and whether or not they are sufficient for the heavy demands of Team Beachbody's programs?

      Please consider the implications of running 10 miles in the morning with no water, no breakfast and having been dieting for a few weeks. Its obviously a bad idea. While I am in no way trying to slam Advocare, but as a professional Team Beachbody coach, I would simply like to advise anyone doing this to leave the nutritional aspect of Beachbody to the professionals. We know the program, we know your body, and we know what it needs. Advocare weight loss is an ok thing I'm sure, but anyone that is familiar with Beachbody knows it is in a league of its own, and totally free of gimmicks and miracle shakes.

      Please consider your health, and put you first!

      Have a great day.

    • February 23, 2011 11:46 PM PST
    • ?

      Uh oh.. another nutrition MLM.

      Well, please keep in mind that for some people this is the only way they can stay motivated. Some people lack the confidence and trust in themselves to shed the pounds naturally, and sometimes people also need help focusing, and they want to be sold on a very super special wonder cure because it gives them hope, and they deserve hope. I agree that the Advocare 24 Day Challenge is certainly over priced, but I think sometimes the "seriousness" of it is what someone needs in order to stay motivated. I can't tell you how many friends I have that are more than financially well off, and they just can't get off the launching pad of weight loss and yet have more than enough money to throw at different things hoping that it works for them.

      Of my overweight friends, one in particular is very lonely, she has no self esteem and feels as though the task is simply overwhelming. I've watched her spend over $1500 in all kinds of products over the past year and not one of them has worked. I have tried so hard to politely explain to her that its never the product, its the person. I wouldn't be surprised if she tries the Advocare 24 Day Challenge sooner or later. I like the idea of starting with a cleanse, and finding an energy booster to compensate for the lack of calories but this system as a whole does seem to consist of much more than is necessary.

    • February 23, 2011 5:38 AM PST
    • Hey guys, here's the scoop on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge:

      This a 24 Day diet and weight loss program that involves the use of several Advocare products together in order to form a complete dieting system.The company broke the program down into two parts, which begins with a ten day cleanse phase using Advocare Herbal Cleanse, Spark, and Omega Spark.

      Then after ten days you switch to the "MAX" phase which just so happens to include the use of several more Advocare products known as MNS Max 3, a series of Meal replacement shakes, and Spark.

      Then there are additional products which you don't need for the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, but they are probably said to give you an advantage according to Advocare.

      Now I think its safe to say that if you were to participate  in this plan, you probably would lose weight, but the one thing I always get annoyed with about all these dieting companies is that the formula never changes, not ever. They tell you to eat only what the system allows, which is less.They tell you to exercise a little every day. They tell you to buy their products which sort of speaks for itself.

      Now if you eat less, exercise, and take your vitamins, you're going to lose weight whether you buy their products or not, so I'm sure the system works, but I don't know that you need an expensive MLM package to get the same results.

      Now, here is my favorite part of this..

      Try to ignore the bottom of the screen where I tell you that the whole thing combined costs $182.25. Now add up the price of each part of the system and prepare to pass out when I tell you what they are charging for this....

      The Cleanse Pack costs $74.40.

      The Max Pack costs $107.85.

      Now I warned you, please be ready to read this.

      The total cost of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge is $182.25.

      I would probably rather just be fat.

    • February 20, 2011 6:42 AM PST
    • I am not familiar with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.

      It sounds similar to Beachbody P90X which I just posted about, with the difference in that you don't need to purchase supplements and the P90X program lasts 12 weeks.

    • February 20, 2011 5:54 AM PST
    • Hello to you AdvoRep, and welcome to the discussion boards.

      I had a few questions about Advocare because I have been thinking of welcoming more physical activity into my life, and if the income possibilities are appealing enough I would consider sharing my success with others and become a representative. I understand that Advocare was started by Charles E. Ragus in 1993, and that is a considerable amount of time to be in the health and weight-loss industry, but also it is apparent that so much has changed in what has been learned, for example, the fat has become the friend, and the carb has become the enemy. The concept of this has changed the dieting world drastically, especially when the Atkins diet was released, and was even a sensation for many people in places where obesity was not very prevalent. What I would like to know is, how does Advocare differ from the many other programs available on the market?

      Does it have any exercise programs accompanying the diet, like the p90x workout?

      Has Advocare done any revisions to its dieting and nutrition plans since 1993?

      I have had the pleasure of sampling your Advocare Spark energy drink and I must say it was quite tasty, although the amount I was able to consume was not a suitable amount to see for myself if my energy increased or not, but I very much enjoyed the taste. I was also wondering if Trim, Active, Well, Performance Elite, and Definite Difference have a similar taste or are they flavored to each be individual?

      Thank you for answering my questions.

      Love and peace.

    • February 20, 2011 1:07 AM PST
    • The Advocare 24 Day Challenge is Advocares amazing program to help you lean out and tone up in less than a month.

      The Advocare 24 Day Challenge is different because it doesn't just help you lose the weight, it helps you develop the important skills to keep the weight off through nutritional and supplementation.

      The average person loses 8 - 10 pounds in their first 24 days. The program is not a diet - it's not an eat less program that leaves you feeling tired and hungry, it instead focuses on feeding your body the quality healthy nutrients it needs to feed muscle and starve unwanted fat.

      If you've already tried the 24 Day Challenge you know that it incorporates a well balanced diet with excercise and Advocare nutritional products. The only cost is the price for hte Advocare nutritional supplements.

      If you have already tried the challenge, please post your results here.

    • February 20, 2011 1:12 AM PST
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