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I joined Herbal Magic and feel like a fool. It cost me over $1,000.00 to join plus over $300.00 a month to keep taking the supplements that are mandatory. Expensive huh? I found food options very restricted. The program is portion control to sum it all up with many many pills to pop. If I asked a question the answer I got was always another pill another dollar. I have lost 30 pounds but would never recommend Herbal Magic to friends or family. I felt that they sucked me in at a vunerable time of my life and they knew they had me the moment I walked in, what a fool I was. A person can follow the Canada Food Guide and supplement their diet with a herb from the grocery store for appetite control (you can find the same herbs there that are in their product) and lose just the same and keep your hard earned money. Even better instead of taking pills try increasing activity (which they do not even mention) will work the same. AGAIN, I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND YOU DO WHAT I DID unless you have over $2,000.00 to throw away. I'd rather take that $2,000.00 and reward myself with a vacation for the hard WORK that I DID, not them.

If you've had a bad experience with Herbal Magic or any other expensive program please don't keep quiet because if someone would have told me exactly what it was all about I would have never joined Herbal Magic



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Gee
Newbie
1 Posts
10/29/2014 6:05:32 PM
Herbal Magic is a huge rip off. I too was at a vulnerable point in my life, having recently gained another 20 lbs. I am currently trying to figure out what I am going to do... I had an allergic reaction to something of theirs so I went in to show them. They gave me a 'book' of ingredients to take to the Doctors. I cancelled the service the next day and stopped payment on my Herbal Magic and because I gave 29 days notice instead of 30, I received an email asking for payment. I haven't picked up any product because I don't want it, who would want another allergic reaction. I want to try and get a refund, not sure who to talk to about the allergy issue yet. I know talking to this sales lady isn't going to work. Long story short, don't do it. They are not helpful and very much into making money by continually trying to upsell...they really do have a pill for everything.


TakeTheNaturalPath
Newbie
1 Posts
10/25/2014 7:12:21 PM
I feel HM is very overpriced. I went to
one of their franchises years ago to see
if they might be interested in taking
some real herbal training and to check
out their formulas. (I have been a
certified herbalist, health teacher &
coach for over 30 years). They said ,
"Oh we get training in how to sell the
products."
Their products are also VERY overpriced;
I have sold quality, therapeutic grade
herbs for over 20 years that are better
formulations, better quality and better
priced than these!
In.Form is one of the best
transformational health program I have
seen in years and I am proud to be
helping people with true health!


shammy
Newbie
1 Posts
8/28/2014 4:01:36 PM
I joined HM way back in 2005 and did it
for 6 months and worked great. Lost 42
lbs (went from 228 - 186). The first few
weeks was rough but was able to stick
with it pretty much the whole time..
Sure I drank a little here and there and
didn't follow the program 100% but in
the long run I lost the weight...

Fast forward 8 years and I've gained all
the weight back and then some (currently
250 ish). Anyways I joined up again and
gave it another shot. Spent the $1000
join up fee plus the $350 per month
pills for a few months until I didn't
lose much weight... It was a bad time to
join with new work (long hours) and a
new born baby (our first) so having time
to prep food and follow the program was
very difficult. So I had to quit..

now (getting to my point).... I quit but
still had paid up for like 6 weeks that
I couldn't get back so I have a surplus
of the Metobolic Plus supplements and
the Weight Management supplements. I
have a chromagic supplement but it is
opened. I am looking to sell the
products but not at the same price as
they sell. For a month (4 weeks) worth
of supplements I was paying $350.. I
will sell the 6 weeks worth of Metobolic
Plus and 6 weeks of Weight Management as
well... If interested email me at
nlshamrocks@hotmail.com. This isn't a
scam or anything.. just looking to give
someone else a try at the products
before you pay the $1000 to join up.. I
can include the open bottle of Chromagic
at no cost, or if not interested you can
purchase a similar product at GNC.

I live in Canada but will ship wherever.

Contact me if interested.

Thanks and good luck
Russ


charlie
Newbie
1 Posts
4/17/2014 3:39:01 AM
I am looking to try the products from Herbal magic, anyone know when I can purchase other than from them. I can not afford to sign up right now. Let me know.


duff
Newbie
1 Posts
2/3/2014 11:33:52 PM
Yes i did the same thing wasted alot of money t find out if you want to loose weight change your diet and go to the gym .


Daves
Newbie
1 Posts
1/2/2014 12:08:14 PM
Waste of money. Supplements provide no
value. "Couselors" are glorified
telemarketers. Follow the Canada Food
Guide, get regular exercise and don't be
fooled into forking over big$$.


the ferg
Newbie
1 Posts
10/21/2013 9:33:46 AM
Word to the Wise: BLOG
As a former HM employee..Do NOT fall for this hoax. No one is properly trained in anything or qualified to do anything than push sales making the company millions of dollars on people that are struggling with a weight issue. After a very short period I questioned it all. I thought I could help people by educating them on healthy eating. Not over priced fees and all the pills that are not proven to do anything. Other than caffeine to give you a ""boost""..Seriously..burn your money if you have it to give away. Other than that, stay away from that weak moment. They are only in for the CASH...they do not care about anyone or you on any level.
I'm not a disgruntled employee. I just saw major issues in the company polices and quit after my ""training""..


Pelletier89
Newbie
1 Posts
2/24/2013 12:08:37 PM
It is crazy expensive! Now, they want to just take
the full $300 from your account at the beginning of
the month. So , anyone signing up take that into
consideration!
Did anyone sign up around the time of "every
pound lost you get $10.00 back??" My fiancι
and I signed up when that promotion was running
and it well over with. We haven't seen the money
sent to us in 5-6 months. We ask them all the time
and they say " well, it's being processed. Or we
sent it two weeks ago." Really, cause I haven't
seen it yet. Too
expensive, sometimes snotty as eff attitudes and
oh WHERE's my $10 for every pound I lost!!!


neartheocean
Newbie
1 Posts
12/29/2012 12:59:37 PM
so did I half price then told auto debit ever week for shakes and bars the pills they give are contraindicated for the meds doctor prescribed and WOW a freee scale and thermoss

will continue and excersise when I can as I clean for a living and find that is plenty of exercise during winter in summer I will walk near the ocean but on my schedule not thiers

do not bliev any of them aare llicensed dieticians and poor 'CHOACHES' oh well an expensive lesson

wish I had surfed the INTERNET FIRST !!!


Aj
Newbie
1 Posts
9/27/2012 7:07:31 PM
Just got ripped by HM, $800 in 4 weeks for basically nothing, I know I could talk about Ethics and the lack of in length about this company. I realized again that a sure way to loose weight and keeping the ideal is eating sensibily and exersize. The pills appear to help metabolize fats however they are probably not necessary if you follow the Canada food guide and the portion size. Always difficult in the first 1-2 weeks however the hunger subsides eventually. Buyers beware with HM, do your research, unfortunately when I realize I was being ripped, I started looking around the reviews...:-(


cyncity
Newbie
1 Posts
9/20/2012 5:37:05 AM
I joined HM about 7 weeks ago. It cost me $800.00 for an initial fee plus $90 a week for supplements and an additional $35 a month for an extra supplement. I've already lost 14 pounds but have come into a financial situation where i am unable to continue my weekly purchase. The result of that is i am no longer allowed to go to a HM centre for my weigh-ins...after two weeks of not buying the weekly supplements i go on an inactive list and two weeks after that if my financial situation improves and can go back to buying the weekly supplements it will cost me $99 to go back. I paid $800 for a year of support and this is what i get? No way...what a waste of money. It was good at first because i didn't have the will to do it on my own...now i have the tools and will to prove to HM that i can do this without them.


catdug19
Newbie
1 Posts
5/22/2012 10:46:47 AM
I joined HM 4 months ago and I have lost 60 pounds!! Now I had read this board first so I signed up at Christmas for half price and I only took their pills for the first two weeks. Was it easy...NO did it work yes!! I am finding that my consultant is starting to push the pills on me saying I need them to keep losing ( I know the pills only work because we think they do). I am almost ready to walk away from HM even though I need to lose 60 more. I find I am being bullied about the pills. I plan is great and the food advice is great but I personally feel the pills are a scam, a very expensive scam. If I had taken the pills I would have been out around $1500 by now!! Really look at your goals and know that one week of pills will run you at least $50 but more likely $70


ItsCalledControl
Newbie
1 Posts
10/27/2011 8:04:38 PM
I joined Herbal Magic in May 2006 and lost a total of 74 pounds. We are now in 2011 and I have still kept the weight off. So you obviously didn't follow it probably.


PaIgE
Newbie
1 Posts
10/19/2011 4:43:29 PM
I believe in the program, I believe in the products! I "BELIEVE" that the program and products are too expensive for what they are! The employees are pushed to make the sale. If they are not performing, they get into trouble. It is not enough that a customer will have to purchase their essential weekly product, which btw should be purchased on the monday each week via preauth, but each customer should be taking a few so called optional products. If you are getting your weekly product on monday by credit card, then you won't notice when the health coach is pushing products at you, and that is what they do, each visit you will be pitched a product to enhance your weight loss... IT IS A ROTTEN WAY TO FEEL...


TEETEE
Newbie
1 Posts
7/4/2011 1:07:19 PM
I too got sucked in with this company they totally scammed me. Although I did lost a bunch of weight and I did see inch loss the money you spend is first off unbelievable. I felt like a drug addicted user and if I continue would need an intervention!!

I said I went to the movies in passing conversation and immediately they jumped on me saying oh that popcorn is very bad and continued to throw that at me, see you shouldn't have eaten that popcorn. Guess what I have never eaten the popcorn just the smell makes me ill.

They said I was drinking coke constantly whenever the weight would come up a little, I asked if I could drink a can of coke now and again and again they used that to their advantage.

Eventually I got tired of defending myself, I thought they were supposed to work with the individual and help them through this process with guidance and understanding. This was not the case.

I eventually told them I refuse to come in 3x a week I don't have time for that, and dropped it to 2x again you really need to come in so we can monitor your weight loss.

I quit told them never to bother me that the whole thing was nothing but a scam....I wonder if they get commission on each weigh in.


buttercup640
Newbie
1 Posts
6/25/2011 6:08:52 AM
I have now been on Herbal Magic for 2 weeks and I have lost almost 15 lbs. I have always been a bigger girl and it has never really bothered me until I went to try on wedding dresses and I fit into a size 22 dress. I knew I had to do something and fast. Yes it is expensive, $1300 is alot of money when you are trying to pay for a wedding, but it was somthing I wanted to do for my self. I will say it has been really hard to stick to the diet.. I went from eating whatever whenever I wanted to eating healthy, but I think its worth it. Thats the bottom line... if you think its worth it..then you will do it. I think Herbal Magic is the help I needed to get started and I am thankful for them.


mukey
Newbie
1 Posts
1/27/2011 1:21:56 PM
I had a consult with HM yesterday and I was
skeptical to begin with. I was greeted by this
greasy, car salesman looking guy named Rob. He told
me that I probably gain weight during "that time of
the month" so that's why my weight was so high that
day. Who says that!!? After I was quoted $1300 for
my "program" I told him it was too expensive and I
got up to leave. He told me about the "retail
option" where you buy their drugs and do the
program on your own. That would have cost me
$120/month.

Instead, for $120, I signed up with a personal
trainer for 3 training sessions and one nutrition
counselling session and I'm meeting her next week.

Don't waste your money. Don't become a victim of
Herbal Magic!


rich88
Newbie
2 Posts
1/9/2011 3:15:49 AM
My wife went on herbal magic plan. 3 months, 2 thousand dollars. They restricted her diet and gave her a ton of pills. Funny thing is the pills all look the same but in different bottles. Well, I went on the restricted diet they put her on, only didn't take the pills, and ended up losing 20 pounds more than her. Hmmmmm, id say flags up!
For those who want to lose weight, just cut out a few things you eat. Simple, and, after you get used to it, quite painless. I went from 264 to 210 in 3 months just by cutting out bread, junk food, anything with soy, and anything processed. Not so hard! P.S. Dont get carried away with the salt either!!


rich88
Newbie
2 Posts
1/9/2011 3:15:49 AM
My wife went on herbal magic plan. 3 months, 2 thousand dollars. They restricted her diet and gave her a ton of pills. Funny thing is the pills all look the same but in different bottles. Well, I went on the restricted diet they put her on, only didn't take the pills, and ended up losing 20 pounds more than her. Hmmmmm, id say flags up!
For those who want to lose weight, just cut out a few things you eat. Simple, and, after you get used to it, quite painless. I went from 264 to 210 in 3 months just by cutting out bread, junk food, anything with soy, and anything processed. Not so hard!


dynasty29
Newbie
2 Posts
12/4/2010 10:09:53 AM
I've never heard of herbal magic. I am sorry to hear
that you feel scammed, unfortunately its easy for
scams for expensive weightloss materials to
prosper. I would guess it comes from people being
willing to prey on people that maybe in a place of
vulnerability. I would recommend not buying any
program unless they have a money back gurantee.
I recently brought and excercise program from

and not only did I get the program (which included
an easy to follow nutrition plan that would get me
through the workouts for the whole program) but I
also got internet support teambeachbody was
commited to making me the best me and I am
happy with the purchase and all of their products
come with a money back gurantee…


Alison
Newbie
1 Posts
12/3/2010 5:29:04 PM
Hi, Sorry to hear that some of you didn't like herbal magic i've used it and lost 34 lbs in 2 and half month but recently put on the weight due to depression and stress, I never paid anything for herbal magic i have the diet plan and never used any of their vitamins i just go to the health food store and get the vitamins or gnc.
I tried the atkins diet and it sucked so bad i just didn't like it to me herbal magic allowed you to eat more.



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