Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Double X Vitamins?

Check out this eye opening review:
Emphasis mine.

http://www.blog2success.net/review-amway-global-double

Let’s look at their flagship product… Double-X. No, it’s not the name of a late-night movie, it’s the name of their multivitamin.

You’re supposed to take all three pills, twice a day. Once in the morning once in the evening. Sounds delish. It is beyond me why they can’t just be like Costco and let you take one tablet per day in the morning for all your vitamin needs, but whatever. I’m not Nutrilite.

Unlike other leading multivitamins, a single serving of DOUBLE X is what you need your vitamin to be – 12 essential vitamins, 10 essential minerals, and 20 plant concentrates, giving you the antioxidant power of tomato, blueberry, broccoli, cranberry, pomegranate, and more. The B vitamins found in the NUTRILITE DOUBLE X Multivitamin unlock the energy in your food, and Double X contains more B6 and B12 vitamins than Centrum® Performance and One-a-Day Active® combined! In a clinical study, NUTRILITE DOUBLE X was shown to improve blood nutrient levels to provide your cells with the energy they need to support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones, and immune system.

Hm… do you see a contradiction? In the directions, it says to take the three tablets twice daily… however, it says “a single serving of DOUBLE X is what you need your vitamin to be.” So why take it twice daily if a single serving will do the trick? Furthermore, most vitamins I come across are single servings daily. Also, look at the %DV of a single serving. Most of them are well over 100%, so why take it twice? The ones that are less than 100% are ones that you will get regardless unless you eat chalk for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Now, to tie it all up… the cost. Double X? $75 retail price for 1-2 months of consumption. Let’s say 2 months. So average cost of $37.5 / month.

Centrum Silver? Drum roll please… we have a whopping twenty bucks for 220 capsules… That’s almost $3 / month. Even if it’s two capsules per day, it’s $6 / month.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

does cotsco have any plant concentrates? i don't think so. so nutrilite daily should be a good comparison to cotsco.. not double x..only one tablet a day. and i think daily is cheaper than cotsco.

as it is a vitamin. you can take as much as or as little as you want. twice daily is just a suggestion.

if you are not nutrilite..why bother to compare anyway..just take cotsco if you think they are better..people have the rights to choose what they can effort.

Joecool said...

Plant concentrates don't mean anything as long as your body absorbs what it needs to from the vitamin. Did you bother to read the article on the link?

Anonymous said...

many of the vitamins in double x are synthetic. Pay 75 bucks for synthetic vitamins!? no thanks

Jon said...

Nutrilite daily is still more expensive than costco's daily multivitamin. Nutrilite daily is 11.30 for a 90 count bottle while Costco's Daily Multi is 12.75 for 500 count. Also according to Double X's own packaging it has synthetic vitamins B6, B12, C and magnesium to start..

Anonymous said...

Hey JoeCool, im not even in amway and i'll admit that you are wrong about the serving size. The box of double x says it is a 31-day supply. Now if their suggested use is twice a day, then that means the same thing as a serving size. Before you go screaming fraud, why don't you check everything else, that is why 100 calorie pack food is so popular. Because people like you who don't want to take the extra time to count.

Anonymous said...

anon @11:53, go crawl into a hole.

**proud Amway hater**

Anonymous said...

All NUTRILITE products consist of plant-based nutrients called phytonutrients (chemical make up similar to antioxidants)that protect tissues and cells from free radicals. We cannot get the necessary amount needed through our diet alone. Double X is worth every penny for that reason alone. Costco's brands are synthetic meaning they have fragments of whole nutrients and are often unrecognized by the body which is what usually causes drug like reactions...doing more harm than good. The reason it does that is because there are components of nutrients missing and they also contain binding agents and fillers that inhibit the body from absorbing nutrients. They actually deplete existing stores of nutrients over time in order to provide that quick, temporary reaction.

I will not be coming back on this blog because I see no need for argument or wasting my time. I just like to take a couple minutes out of my week to correct these types of blogs from destroying a great product and a company.

So take your cheap pills from Costco... You get what you pay for and you are what you eat.

Joecool said...

Anon @ August 11. Any unbiased evidence to support your claim or are you just repeating what your upline told you?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Jc..I like your analytical approach, and some of your findings..I could place links here about 'said co' that would make any mlm or ntwk mrktr rethink their membership, but that's another chapter. I'd like to ask you to go look at another bus-opp that I've joined 9mos ago, and tell me what you think. It's not a pitch to join, but of course, the greatest vote of confidence you could give would to be to join us, and i'd gladly welcome you aboard! Please check it out and share your opinion with me (give me an honest assessment!) ok to send info to: zonedrone@22@yahhoo.com thnx!!

Anonymous said...

The only issue I had with this "review", was that you're extremely biased. I couldn't take you seriously because it was just so personal, as if double x vitamins actually ran over your dog, or something. Try to be more neutral next time you review something, and let the facts do the real talking. Also, excluding whether or not they were good or bad, there shouldn't be such a outrage against higher prices. It's like eating at McDonald's every night instead of buying fresh fruits and vegetables, just because it's more expensive, and really in the long run, how much is a heart transplant going to cost? Of course to an extent, the price of something shouldn't over shadow it's quality. In saying that, it does appear that double x vitamins are partly synthetic, which is disappointing only because it claims to be 100% natural.

Joecool said...

I didn't do the review. It was done by someone else. I just linked and posted the article. I think double x is a poor value myself.

Anonymous said...

If you ae comparing Double X to Centrum Silver, do the test. Double X is not only way better in ingredients but it will totally disolve allowing your body to absorb the nutrients. Centrum Silver does not.

Anonymous said...

I used to have a headache daily, but now it's less and I'm using Double X recently, I have more energy to manage my 2 little monsters and if I can't take a nap during the day I didn't get any headache like I had before. I throw away big box of One A Day because it doesn't work for me as Double X. If you are membership with Amway you only pay $50.99 , not bad for such effective vitamins .

Anonymous said...

Personal testimonies speak so much louder than all the other garbage people like to post. If you don't like the product, don't take it. there is no reason to be hateful towards something that doesn't affect you at all.

Anonymous said...

who ever wrote this is an idiot- NUTRILITE BEEN AROUND B4 AMWAY AND HAS BEEN THE LEADING AND TOP SELLING VITAMINS FOR 75 years/ amways been around 53 years! Also who ever said there is synthetics they are wrong Ive personally been to the NUTRILITE farm and seen how they are processed and made. Also DOUBLE X also helps kids with Autism and does more that is why in every article in every magizine they have been talked about EVERYONE including doctors says its unbelievable what it can do, Also you cant compare it to coscos- they have fillers- also 1 server is 2 of each pills the reason you take it twice a day is because it is so POTENT!

Anonymous said...

Double X is rated 8.3 effective, that's 8th. Centrum is only a 4.6. A rating under 8.0 isn't even worth taking. That's why it costs more..it's better! Check the facts on vitamins here http://www.multivitaminguide.org/full-ranking.html

Joecool said...

Doesn't matter. Most vitamins just make expensive urine!

Anonymous said...

Joecool,ur comments are a waste of my expensive time. if ure too poor to even try the double X vitamins, blame yourself not the product for being expensive. I'm pretty sure you can afford to waste up loads of money on a saturday night on pints of alcohol which you'd never complain about. But when there are clear evidences proving the product is cent per cent legit and worth the weight, your pea brain aint letting you accept the fact. go get a life man.

Joecool said...

I did try double x. They suck. They should be called piss supplements because that's basically what they are.

Try to prove that double x works. And don't use Nutrilite studies. See how that works for you.

Your time is expensive? LOL, you ain't making squat from Amway.

davichunternyc said...

Instead of everyone harping on each other in this thread, why can't we all put our heads together and try and come up with evidence as to why Nutrilite Double X is good for you or bad for you? The ONLY way to do this is through science. There needs to be an independent lab (outside of Nutrilite) interested enough in this product to put it through the scientific testing it needs, such as, testing the integrity of the ingredients, its absorption into the blood stream, and whether or not this is a healthy supplement. This would take quite a bit a ground work and time. Until then (just like the mysterious world of antioxidants) we will not know if these vitamins are any more beneficial to our health than the generic brands. We will be left to pointing fingers and bickering.

Anonymous said...

AMYWAY is a piece of S*** You idiots are being brainwashed. My brother fell a victim to Amway and then he got in so much debt because he kept buying BS to keep up with his "business". HAH! now who's laughing B****. Your basically building someone else's empire. And the person that said "compare Double X to Centrum....Double X dissolves in your body Centrum does not" how come you didn't mention your part of the Amway Circus? :) because I re-call being dragged to one of their BS "meetings" and they used the exact same comparison :) Amway is a joke and the only smart person is the heartless dumbF*** who invented this "business"....pay $150 and your automatically a independent business owner...LMAOOOOOO ohh wait and I forgot...you HAVE to listen to the "diamond" in the group because apparently he's God. hahah...Well, why you guys are paying the same amount of money I pay to buy myself a nice pair of Jimmy Choo Shoes in hopes to one day hit it big for yourself (which you will never) I'm gonna go & make lots of money tomorrow at work....u know since I actually finished school and passed my bar exam :) ohh did i forget to mention Amyway states you can become a millionaire and not even go to school or get an education??? yeah! just keep doing amyway and dropout of whatever your doing and you'll become Rich!!! :) (thats what my brothers "diamond" stated) lolllllllll

Anonymous said...

If you don't like amway products then don't buy it!! But you need to move on and not beat yourself up cause amway will still be here when you're 6ft under!!

Anonymous said...

Double X is #1 in the world!..Period, there is no malti-vitamin that is touching them and there progression in impacting other peoples lives..Im am an Amway IBO, and the business is awsome!..its literally changed the life of my family and myself..spirtually,financially,and health wise as well...if you "were" in amway and you QUIT...then your a quiter, and you feared to grow yourself, you failed at life, and now your going to work for someone else for the rest of your life...Its sad..you cant

Anonymous said...

Lol Its so funny what quiters say about amway....Amway is a great company!, has changed thousands of lives..like my own...if your mad you QUIT yell at yourself, Its a business where you must grow yourself to impacta others...no1s fault your a coward and a low life who will work for someone else for the rest of your life...seriously get a life...and all you amway haters take your head out your ass, and man up and fight for your dream..and if not step outta the way for the move makers...theres nothing like freedom...too bad youll never know low life...so just keep sucking on Amways Dick, theyll keep making there billions and impacting others for the better with or without u...and double X is the bomb #1 baby!!!

Anonymous said...

With the tone of hatred you have in your writing I would say that you are a pathetic lazy loser. If you tried to build any kind of a business, let alone Amway, with that caustic attitude I doubt you would get, let alone keep, any customers.

Anonymous said...

FOUND YOUR VITAMINS!


http://ezinearticles.com/?Are-you-Flushing-Your-Vitamins-Down-the-Toilet?&id=298493

davichunternyc said...

I have a question about Nutrilite Double X Vitamins. I stopped using them because whenever I would take a pill, even with food in my stomach, they would give me stomach pains. If I took two pills at once, the pain in my stomach would hurt so much, I would bowl over. I know these vitamins are supposed to be so good for you but I quit taking them. Am I the only one with these symptoms?

davichunternyc said...

I have a question about Nutrilite Double X Vitamins. I stopped using them because whenever I would take a pill, even with food in my stomach, they would give me stomach pains. If I took two pills at once, the pain in my stomach would hurt so much, I would bowl over. I know these vitamins are supposed to be so good for you but I quit taking them. Am I the only one with these symptoms?

Anonymous said...

Am in the amway business and am a body builder and I take supplements and the bottle xs and the can xs and the protein are the best because the protein dose not contain lots of calories and you can still have the energy to work out and build muscle but the double x do hurt my stomach

Anonymous said...

If you have taken it for more than 3 weeks, you would see improvements in your physical and mental health. I am just about finishing my first box and I know I have noticed more energy and a much better feeling all day.

You say "Try to prove that double x works. And don't use Nutrilite studies. See how that works for you."

Thats like trying to explain the color blue to a blind person. If you don't accept scientifically proven studies you must be the most stubborn douche bag.

Joecool said...

LOL, do you think Nutrilite will give itself bad reviews? You must be the dumbest douche bag.

Anonymous said...

Double X uses Synthetic forms of Vitamines A, C, D E and B12. Just look at the box and google the listed vitamines. This is not opinion, it is fact.

Anonymous said...

I have read all of these opinions and, though valid, are just that...opinions. Not all supplements will necessarily work for everyone. I have been in and out of Amway and other multi-levels. MUCH is hype and brainwashing. Much is changing lives. It is what you make of it. As I learned back in the late 70's when I was first in Amway, Nutrilite was a company unto itself. Amway bought Nutrilite to get into the supplement business. Amway knew NOTHING about that side of the coin. Their scientists or whatever were not the ones actually creating the vitamins. I can't say they work or not. They never did for me. The size also bothers me. They claim all natural and all. The jury is still out. I know about them "buying air space" for purity and all. Sounds suspicious. How can you buy air space? I don't know about their studies and verification of their claims. Have they been written up in any medical journals? How do they test? With their own people?

I DO know that there is a company that, from DAY ONE, has made and formulated all their own supplements. Most of the first of anything in this field came from the founder. If they cannot find the absolute purest of pure components (like Asian finding for example) they won't make the products. Same with kava. The total integrity of the company is unsurpassed. It started as a vitamin company and expanded to home. Amway started as a soap company. I like a company with integrity and started with what would go into my body. I like a company that has been written up in many medical journals for a number of various reasons. I like a company that has (I don't know how many) patents on their products. Last I knew it was over 20. I also like knowing that every supplement is independently tested in double-blind studies to be what they claim to be true. If these labs find a problem...it's back to the drawing board. INTEGRITY and truth and trust. Just put the multi into a glass of water. Within 17 minutes the vitamin is totally dissolved, showing the quick absorbancy into the system. I don't know of any others that can make this claim. This company is the Shaklee Corporation. There is no talc, petroleum, lead...yes LEAD in these pills, as in most others. Before anyone decides either way, DO YOUR HOMEWORK. If something makes you I'll, what is that saying?:

Gallo Priori said...

As a former Distributor. I consumed Double X at the retail price before I became a distributor. The science if evaluated is beyond comparison. If you remove the bias on the multilevel marketing sale system and look at the facts, the results are beyond substantiation. Their creating the Nutraceutical and labeling system for the industry is unprecedented. Do the study on the coating of the table, second to none!
Time will not permit a full explanation of the their science. I am no long a distributor but could never stop using the XX product. Never confuse price versers cost when comparing products.

If your mind is like cement ( all mixed up and permanently set), then the facts are meaningless to you.

cheers
gallo

Joecool said...

Galo, perhaps you can link us to evidence that double x is better than other vitamins. Evidence that is not provided by Nutrilite or Amway.

Adrin said...

I am an endurance athlete competing at a high level. Specifically, I am a Category 1 bike racer and I swear on the effectiveness of Double X. I am not an Amway member. I have been taking Double X for several weeks now and I feel my energy levels increase and stabilize throughout the day. I take 1 set in the morning after breakfast and another set at night just before bedtime to provide my body with nutrients and minerals for rebuilding itself during sleep. I must say that I am amazed at how much Double X improves my recovery rate, especially when taking 2 sets of Double X daily as opposed to 1 set only. Without Double X, or when I was on a much cheaper multivitamin brand, I need about 8 to 9 hours of sleep. With Double X taken just before bedtime, I need only 7 hours of sleep and wake up feeling as fresh as I did sleeping 8 to 9 hours on a cheap multivamin. I train 6 days a week, 1 to 6 hours per day and such a demanding training plan drains the body of a lot of nutrients and minerals. When not supplementing on Double X, I regularly experience dips in my energy levels, usually in the afternoons but with Double X, my energy levels are more regulated throughout the day - no sleepiness in the afternoons, just feeling alert and clear the entire day. I'm writing all this based on personal experience. My body is like a lab that I use for testing out different supplements and diet/lifestyle changes and none of this is based on or influenced by Amway propaganda. Of course, you can enjoy all these benefits also I you're on a multivitamin from a reputable brand. From my experience, cheap stuff usually don't work. Don't be a scrooge when it comes to paying for multivits, more expensive multivits are usually worth their price. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Also, other factors such as lifestyle, diet, etc. play important roles too. Just taking multivits and being a full time couch potato eating only Big Macs and Coke won't do you much good.

davichunternyc said...

Then how come every time I take a Double X Vitamin, I get extreme stomach pains? What's wrong?

Anonymous said...

i took double x and my health getting better, thats all i care. there might be other better brands but i was lazy to tried out 1 by 1.

Anonymous said...

Davichuntemyc
Maybe not for you. There is nothing right for everyone

Rick said...

Anything your body doesn't absorb is wasted, and a majority of synthetic vitamins are wasted.

DoubleX is one I have used and I actually feel the difference...
Been using it for years and most of my friends look ragged out but I'm doing well.

Check out this guys video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpEOIZb50C8

Maybe Double X isn't for you but if you are looking for quality and nutrition, yes go with the Double X
Quality and the real stuff always costs more...

Rick said...

@davichunternyc,
I have had that issue when I take it on an empty stomach, take them right after a meal...

Although, sometimes people are allergic to vitamins/minerals, sometimes people are not used to the concentration because of poor diet.

Break the tabs in two and ease yourself on them...
or take one of the three and wait to see which is causing the issue... the mineral tab usually makes me sicker on an empty stomach.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

@davichunternyc

Paul says:

Hey! The vitamins now tear up my stomach also. I have serious experience with Double X, have been taking it for close to 17 years. A few years ago they changed the formula, and I get a stomach ache when taking them without food, and sometimes with. VERY uncomfortable. I recently started getting Double X from other countries, Thailand, China etc, and their Double X doesn't bother me like the American version does. I found this page doing research on the stomach pain to see if anyone else had the same issue. You are not alone. Again, when they changed the formula? That's when the pain started. I was an IBO then, and also lost a whole company of customers due to it. The CEO ordered Double X for the entire company. People took the pills and had stomach aches, my credibility was completely ruined. I'm sure the distributors are told to gloss over it or to say to take it with food, but it is actually a serious issue. My advice? Use the daily vitamin. It's a single pill and works. That's what I switched to, and then to international Double X. This recent US version that I just ordered? UGH. My stomach is not feeling well as I type this.

Paul

davidhunternyc said...

It's so weird, right? Why should vitamins make your stomach turn in knots? I can't figure it out. One person suggested I have a poor diet. I eat organic fruits, vegetables, and yogurt without problems. I am thin and healthy. It's just that the Double X Vitamins destroy my stomach. One time, it hurt my stomach so bad that it was affecting my job as a bartender. I just stopped taking them. At risk of sounding like a commercial, I went back to Centrum Multivitamins for a time but then I found this: Source Naturals Vitamins. No more stomach issues. I can't say for sure that it is making me feel better or not but the reviews are positive and they seem all natural. I think I have stumbled upon my next Multivitamin for years to come.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GFJJXS/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

skylo said...

I take double X and watch the libido do its job. Lol. Thanks Amy. Way

Erin said...

I am an established Amway IBO and on the Nutrilite Vitamins. So far, I have been able to get off of depression, anxiety, and thyroid medications because of the Ridiola, Double X Vitamins, Brain Health Omegas and the black cohosh with soy. Obviously, talk to a doctor before you stop any medications but I stand by the Nutrilite products 100% and my health has increased tenfold. Granted, they are expensive, even as an IBO I recognize that but it is so worth the price in the end. Instead of being on $200 a month worth of medications, I am taking natural supplements for about $120 every 2 months! If you are interested, my website is www.amway.com/covercutlip and feel free to message me anytime!

Anonymous said...

I quit Amway too but I will never say nothing bad about their training or products. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. You must believe to understand.

Anonymous said...

I came here to read reviews and then saw people who are not fans for MLM especially Amway. I knew someone that worked for them not as a rep, and I know a distributor/rep who tried to get me to join his team. He sent me a weeks worth of Double X. My favorite vitamins come from Whole Foods like Mega Foods and I prefer liquid but some have so much sugar. I was afraid to take the Double X because I have heard Herbalife causes cancer.

Anonymous said...

So anyway I called my mother who said drop it in a glass of water and see how long it takes to dissolve. I pulled glasses off the shelf and even put my Mega Foods into water. Double X dissolved first and broke apart. The rep didn't even know. Then I found an athlete on YouTube reviewing the product. I like it because I took one a day. I had energy. I know that it isn't just being consumed and excreted but actually dissolving so my body can absorb what it needs. It has a whole foods component that I believe is organic. So I will take that any day over Costco well I take Collagen from Youth Theory from Costco.

Anonymous said...

You have to take what works for you.

Anonymous said...

If you are having stomach pains it may have nothing to do with double x but another internal issue apart from the stomach. I am speaking from experience. It could be early stages of kidney,intestinal or liver disorders.