EPX body is a new MLM/Networking company lunched just March this year. Founded by Dan Putnam in Utah USA and now they are here in the Philippines. They have a range of health and wellness products that specializes on weight loss. Namely, EPXbody burn, EPXbody cardio, EPXbody restore, EPXbody nourish, EPXbody detox and EPXbody enhance. At the time of this writing the main product available here in the Philippine is the EPXBody Restore.
I would assume that the compensation plan format is the same for the US and Philippines. The only difference is the currency used. If you are from the US or from any other country then this pdf link is for you www.epxbody.com/pdf/compPlan.pdf and if you are from the Philippines you will be more familiar to this link www.epxbody.com.ph/opportunity/
As I see it, their compensation plan has no much different with a usual MLM/Networking company so it will be redundant if I will discuss more of it.
The thing that I like with EPXBody is that they have a strong products. Studies shows that they are effective (see adaptogen). They are even featured in the famous Dr. Oz show. In addition, this is newly launched, and with MLM/Networking, the earlier you join the greater the chances of you making money.
What I Like
Some questionsThere are some things I am not sure and I doubt about EPXBody. First is about their founder Dan Putnam. he is also the President and co founder of another MLM company Xooma Worldwide launched in 2005. That company is still in business today and ironically it also sells health related product in competition with EPXBody. If this is a bad sign or not I don't know but I can not help myself to be curios, why did he launched another company with the same niche? Why not make EPXBody an extension of Xooma? And why is Xooma not openly linked to EPXBody?
It is a common tendency for MLM companies for their products to be overpriced. I don't have a product catalog of EPXBody so I can not possibly give a say if it is overpriced or not, its up to you people to closely watch over it. Another thing to consider is how needed is this product to lose weight? If loosing weight is your reason for joining then this might be a good consideration for you. If you have the money then I think this is nice little boost for you to achieve your ideal weight. However, please remember that this is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, EPXBody is designed to WORK WITH diet and exercise. So with it alone, it is good as nothing. If you don't have the money then there is nothing wrong if you stick with proper diet and exercise alone.
Their products comes in spray containers that they promote the new mediation route of oral spray. They argue that intra-oral sprays are better than any other medication route as shown in their graph below:
|questionable graph of medication route absorption rates|
I am sorry to say but this is contrary to what I have learned studying Pharmacology in collage. To make it simple for everyone the principle goes like this. The longer pathway the medication has to travel to the bloodstream the lower the absorption rates. The basic routes are Parenteral, Enteral and Topical, from fastest to slowest in that order.
Parenteral= A route that is directly absorbed or placed into the blood stream, has almost immediate adsorption and effect a a includes subcutaneous and intamuscular injections, the fastest type is IV(intravenous) injection.
Enteral= A medication administration via oral mucosa and gastrointestinal tract. includes oral pills, oral liquids, sublingual and rectal suppositories. The fastest of which is sublingual as it is directly absorbed by the high capillary network under your tongue into circulation, some even consider sublingual a parenteral route.
Topical=applied to the skin includes creams, ointments and trans-dermal patch
From the knowledge I have and by critical thinking, EPXBody oral spray is classified under enteral route and clearly it is not sublibgual as it is a different entity shown in the graph. Therefore, for me it must be oral and ingested, absorbed by lower GI tract and it is far from what they claim to be better than any other medication route. The only sense I see it is absorbed rapidly is the fact that it is a spray, its surface area is maximized therefore increases rate of absorption. Another logical reason I thought of is that maybe its spray mist can be inhaled and traveled directly into the lungs where they are absorbed into the blood stream. But from the pictures, it looks like they are only finger powered sprays. These kind of sprays do not create mists as fine as those of pressured canister inhalants/puffs like salbutamol for asthmatic patients. I do not know if EPXBody sprays is pressurized or not but if it isn't then the droplets may be too big to be air like that can be absorbed in the lungs. It probably will be too big and heavy to be mixed with your saliva and you can even taste it, then goes down to you lower GI tract to be absorbed.
DisclaimerThese article is purely my thoughts and opinions. I am no expert of any field and the facts presented here is a product of my knowledge, common sense and critical thinking. If you don't believe me it is perfectly normal, you are free to do your own research and I even advice you to do so as it is a good practice of due diligence.
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If you wish to agree or disagree with me your valuable comments below is more than welcome.. :)
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