(Note: I know there's already a Trivita thread, but I actually tried their product, so I thought I'd start a separate thread about it.)
I was watching T.V. one day and I saw a commercial about a product called "Dr. Libby's Sublingual B-12" by a company called TriVita.
The product is a vitamin pill . . . more specifically, a pill that contains 4 "B" vitamins. The product contains:
Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin) 1000 mcg - 16,666% daily value.
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) 5 mcg - 250% daily value
Vitamin B-7 (biotin) 25 mcg - 8% daily value
Vitamin B-9 (folic acid) 400 mcg - 100% daily value
This is the company's "flagship" product, and it is what most people are exposed to when they are first introduced to TriVita.
I already had B vitamin pills, but for some bizarre reason, every time I take a pill it makes my stomach hurt. It feels like I get a big stomach cramp. So I stopped taking them.
The commercial said that you can get your B vitamins without swallowing a pill. What you do is you place the pill underneath your tongue, and it dissolves. The benefits you're supposed to get are improved memory, improved mood, increased vitality, improved focus, something about Alzheimer's disease, etc.
So I purchased the pills.
Here's my conclusion:
I would not recommend taking these pills.
Here are my reasons:
1.) The pills didn't work.
After I took the pills, I noticed no benefit whatsoever. No increased vitality, no improved mood, no improvement in my concentration, no reduction of stress, no improved memory . . . nothing.
And I'm not old enough to worry about getting Alzheimer's.
Maybe if you're old, you might get some benefit. I don't know. But I'm in my 30's and healthy, and I don't think this product will help people in my age group.
To me, the pills were worthless.
2.) They're too expensive.
Even if you're not in my age group, I still don't recommend taking these pills.
They're just too expensive. A box containing 30 pills costs $24.99 plus $5.75 shipping and handling. That's $30.74 for 30 pills.
Which is a little over $1.00 per pill.
The back of my box says: "For best results, we suggest 3 tablets a day for the first 10 to 14 days. After that, take at least one to two tablets daily."
So if you take one pill a day, that's going to cost you $368.88 a year.
If you take 2 pills a day, that doubles to $737.76 a year.
Even if the pills really did work, I wouldn't pay that much for them.
You can go somewhere else and buy sublingual B-12 pills at a significantly cheaper price.
3.) Ethical/Moral grounds.
TriVita is involved in the MLM industry.
Some people may not want to deal with this company based on ethical/moral grounds.
Which I fully understand.
The MLM industry has a very bad reputation.
I didn't know TriVita had anything to do with MLM when I first purchased their pills.
I'm not interested in MLM, or anything else this company has to say about money, love, or religion.
I just wanted to buy some B vitamin pills and that's it.
Those were the 3 main reasons, but I also want to add a few more things before I'm finished:
1.) The pills take a long time to dissolve under your tongue.
The company claims that the pills "immediately begin to melt" under your tongue.
I placed a pill under my tongue, and watched the clock. It took 15 minutes for the pill to finally dissolve. They didn't tell me it would take that long.
Sometimes I would get impatient and would end up chewing it. I just automatically chew things in my mouth . . . so for me, having a pill in my mouth for that long is annoying.
2.) If you're looking for a way to make a lot of money, you may be very disappointed with TriVita.
Somebody else on this website said that he's been involved with TriVita for 11 years (the company was started in 1999) and he hasn't made any profit.
So getting involved with TriVita may be a complete waste of your time.
I don't think many people will be getting rich from selling TriVita products.
The funny thing is, the front of my box says, "Contentment is worth more than riches."
I guess people who sell TriVita products will need to keep reminding themselves of that.
They will have to be "content" with selling overpriced products and getting nothing in return.