Kyani review – just another juice scam?

Kyani is a health MLM that focuses their products around the Alaska blueberry.

In terms of popularity, Kyani became more well-known in 2015 and 2016. Search engine traffic for Kyani was notably high during that timeframe, but looks to have peaked in spring of 2016.

Since then, the number of people searching for Kyani has declined by almost 50%, though the drop has not been precipitous.

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Unlike many other MLM programs, the greatest level of interest in Kyani actually comes from outside of the United States.  People in Australia and Eastern Europe seem more interested in Kyani than people in the United States.

The initial drop in search traffic might just be fading interest in the initial buzz about the product; sales could take off if its popularity spikes up after Kyani is more widely known.

Products

The Kyani “Triangle of Health” features three products designed to work together to help improve your health.

The first of these three is Kyani Sunrise, which as you may guess, is intended to be taken at breakfast.  Kyani Sunrise is an antioxidant-rich fruit juice that comes in either a large glass bottle or a single-use liquid pouch. The primary ingredients are superfood fruits that are well-known antioxidants: blueberries, chokeberries, pomegranate, red raspberries, wolfberries and more.

The label does pull a tricky sleight-of-hand maneuver, though—all the superfoods are listed as “active ingredients,” while the rest of the ingredients are listed separately.

If you just look at the active ingredients list, it looks like a pretty healthy drink.

In addition to the superfood antioxidant juices, there is spinach powder, broccoli powder, kale, and ginseng.

But the other ingredients list reads more like cheap supermarket juice: white grape juice and pear juice, which are cheap, nutrient-sparse, and fructose, which is the worst and most harmful form of sugar, not to mention coloring agents, flavoring agents, binders, and preservatives, including sodium benzoate, which is on LabDoor’s chemical watch list.

Because of the obscurantism of this labeling policy, it’s impossible to tell to what degree Kyani Sunrise is a real superfood drink, or a cheap, heavily-marked up sugary beverage.

Kyani Sunset is a softgel supplement designed to be taken before bed.  It’s a combination fish oil and vitamin E supplement, which is supposed to help with overall well-being and support a healthy heart, brain, and immune system.  Again, though, the label oversells the product.

While each serving (which is three softgels, meaning a bottle of 90 lasts only a month) contains one gram of fish oil, the active omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) make up only about half of this. Research conducted by the American Heart Association recommends 0.5 to 1.8 grams of EPA and DHA per day—taking Kyani Sunset daily would hit the low end of this, but at a pretty high cost.

At $43 per month, that’s an aggressively high price.  Even high-quality over the counter omega-3 supplements provide much more omega-3s for far less money. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, for example, is about three times cheaper per serving of omega-3s.

Finally, Kyani Nitro is a liquid supplement intended to boost your nitric oxide production.  This metabolic byproduct has been linked to everything from increased endurance performance to better sexual performance.  There are two variants, Kyani Nitro FX and Kyani Nitro Xtreme.  Strangely, even though they have exactly the same purpose, they are completely different supplements.

Kyani Nitro FX is a noni fruit extract supplement, which is a Southeast Asian fruit known to have anti-inflammatory properties (but, as far as I can tell, is not known to boost nitric oxide production)

On the other hand, Kyani Nitro Xtreme is just a low-concentration vitamin supplement—it provides 33% of your daily intake for vitamin B1, a little bit of magnesium and a small amount of coQ10.

Again, there’s no evidence that a small amount of basic vitamins you can get in a huge range of regular foods would substantially affect your body’s nitric oxide production.

Compensation plan

The Kyani Starter Pack is $40, which allows you to access wholesale prices, but to be eligible for commissions and bonuses, you need an auto-ship of 100 QV, which is about $140 a month.  The ranks are incredibly aggressive—to move up to rank 2, you need a total of 500 QV per month, which would be five different people (including yourself) enrolled in a $140 a month auto-ship.  Rank 3 is triple this amount.

The disclosure statement from Kyani isn’t that surprising given this very tough structure.  Only 38% of active distributors made any amount of money.  Even for distributors who have advanced past the first rank and can move over 400 QV per month, the median monthly earnings are only $37.

Recap

The Kyani products tend to be overpriced compared to what you can get on the open market.  On top of this, the compensation plan is extremely challenging to take advantage of, and even distributors who can sell a lot of products on a consistent basis tend to make very little money.

If you’re set on MLM, it’s not terrible, but probably not the best, either.

If you’re doing it for the money, there are better ways to kill your day job. You might like our coaching because it shows you the good life without peddling overpriced juice to your family and friends.

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