Does Limu Really Work?

Does Limu work?Limu is a multi-level marketing program that is centered around selling seaweed-based beverages and other products. They did the same thing prior to 2003 when they were abruptly shut down by the FDA for violations in the claims they made. So the big question is, has anything changed since then?

Health products are often used by network marketing companies because they are easy to trump up. All a person has to do is appear alive, energetic, and enthused, and then give the credit to the product they’re trying to sell. This sort of tactic is very effective, because it uses a living, breathing example of how great the product is, and people make the conclusion that it must be because it works so well.

The Claim
Limu is careful not to make a lot of direct claims about what the product can do, and uses statistics instead that are taken out of context. For example, they state that there are over 950 independent studies on Fucoidan, as listed by But what they don’t say is what the findings are in these reports. They basically searched that website and are stating how many search results came back.

The Hype
The hype comes from all of the people that are trying to sell this as their business. There’s an eclectic mix of people saying it’s a scam, and others saying it’s the best thing to ever happen to them. Who’s right? It all depends on what side of the fence you’re on. If you’ve invested money into it and are trying to make money with it, of course you’re going to say it’s a great company to align yourself with. And if you read the facts of the 2003 FDA crackdown you’ll probably conclude that it’s pretty much the same story a decade later.

The Cost
They say the suggested retail price is $50 a bottle, but suggest getting a bulk order and get it autoshipped to save the most money. We found a distributor selling a 4-pack for $135 which comes with a new member packet and qualifies you as a seller as well. You’re recommended to upgrade your order to be eligible for more bonuses and incentives. The biggest package on offer was for $1000 which includes an array of their products, marketing materials, and accessories, plus qualifies you for all of the compensation levels not included in the basic pack.

The Commitment
You’d have to commit to this and treat it as your number one priority if you want to be successful with it. But that is can be said for any business venture on the planet. Successful business people invest themselves fully in their endeavor, often putting their business before anything else. This is true from the smallest of small businesses all the way up to the biggest of the big.

What interesting is that this is the same business that was shut down in 2003, with the same CEO at the helm, and the same type of product being sold, even based out of the same city. So at least they didn’t move things offshore to escape any legal ramifications. It does lead one to wonder how long they’ll stay in business this time, or what loopholes they’re using in order to stay within legal limits.

Seaweed has long been known for its healthy benefits, but there’s no guarantee what sort of seaweed they’re using, how much goes into the product, and what sort of quality control is in place. Plus there must be a lot of extra additives because seaweed isn’t orange in color, so there is most likely dyes and other chemicals added to the drinks. At the end of the day you’d have to fully stand behind the product, enough to recommend it to others and feel good that you’re helping them live better.

Final Limu Review

The Limu company has been around for several years, and originally sold a product called Royal Tongan Limu. That business was shut down and had to pay millions of dollars in fines for making claims that the product could cure health problems. It seems this time they are avoiding making any direct claims as to what it can do, but it’s still the same people running it, and it’s still essentially the same type of product.

Our Recommendation
Multi-level marketing programs are not inherently bad, but they are one of the most abused ways to sell a product, and that bad reputation is strengthened when the product being sold needs to use misleading claims to do so. It’s easy to get swept up in the hype videos showing people that have supposedly made a lot of money, or won a car, or a trip to an exotic locale, but cutting through the razzle dazzle it’s clear to see that while those at the top might be having a lot of fun, those at the bottom won’t likely replicate that success.

What do you think? Does Limu work or not?

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Boone February 16, 2013 at 5:38 am

I can’t say for sure, but it’s hard to trust a company that was caught lying in the past. I don’t mean that a company couldn’t make a mistake and possibly come back with a better line of products, but it certainly doesn’t happen all that often. I was interested because seaweed nowadays gets so much praise from heath conscious people, but I have my doubts about the product now.


Bull April 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Having lots of success here. Joined LIMU in Fed 2013 and have been enjoying better Health and Wealth!! This company has had nothing but growth, debit free and profitable since day one. I am looking forward to the cash prizes, cruises to great locations and I’m already driving a BMW paid for by LIMU!!!


Elephant April 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Ive been in since Feb. 2013 and have had no success. There are only a handful of people that will do well and it will only be short lived. Mulit level marketing never lasts forever. Don’t quit your day job!


ArkyDad July 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

You make as many claims as to your ‘sucess’ as the company makes as to the efficacy of it’s product. Both unsubstantiated !

Typical approach to MLM companies: “I’m getting rich so you should join/enroll also. I’ll help you get rich !”

Please. What nonsense.

And amazing. . . . I have nothing to ‘pitch’ in its place. I’ve been involved in various MLM companies over the years and what you should look for is: IS IT OVERPRICED ! If so, the extra money is used to pay ‘overrides’ to distributors ‘upline’ from you.

I’m not trying to ‘recruit’ anyone, but if you want a great MLM company, go to MELALEUCA.COM. Do your research and decide for yourself. The company is ‘product’ driven which means no one makes money unless someone purchase some of the 50 or so products. Check it out and I won’t make a dime.’
: – )


ArkyDad July 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Excuse me: That should be: “500 or so products.”


t.j. June 3, 2014 at 2:08 am

I have to say that people on here really do not understand the body and what it is to be healthy. Limu has a lot of benefits that can do wonder for your body! BUT… Let me add a BIG BUT! Don’t expect it to work if you are going to still cling to your old unhealthy habits. It is a lifestyle change and in order to address the body’s needs you do have to put the right things in there and it does take time. I know Limu helps with my thyroid issue and I don’t have to take my thyroid medicine however, I still have to lay off the sweets, soda, and junk foods. Most importantly drink lots of water! Sure, people wonder how a business like Limu stays open and its because the testimonies of people lives is what keeps it going… And if you are one of those who doesn’t believe in this great product and people testimony then I’m sorry I can’t help you! This only works for those who wants change and its not for the mockers and scoffers.


Gary Neely October 10, 2014 at 1:02 am

Limu is a very good product, I felt better after taking it the first day, most people have to take it for a few months before they notice a difference, I don’t sell Limu because I am afraid people will think I am in it for the money, but I do tell people to check it out on utube and try it for themselves, if they don’t feel better in three months or less I would be very surprised. May God richly bless you through Christ Jesus our Lord.


Leigh Stubbs February 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

My name is Leigh Stubbs and I am a promoter/user of the Limu products I know there are always going to be negative and positive posts on any product. The only thing I can offer is the fact that if you contact me I will answer any and all of your questions or concerns about any of the Limu products. My email is or you can go to my website at I look forward to any feedback.

Thank you,


nikolai March 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

hello leigh!

I was originally looking at a company site and based on its claim, I researched fucoidan in google. Funny thing is, Limu website came out and saw your blog. I went through a few blogs and site about Limu to include the company site as well. Please contact me through email or phone, 808-292-3121, I am interested to know of Limu and its opportunity. I am currently living in hawaii so depending from where you are calling, there is a 2-5 hour difference (West-East Standard Time). I don’t normally answer phone calls for so many telemarketers has called previously. I ask to please leave a small voicemail and I will call back soon as able. Thank you!



Leigh Stubbs March 15, 2015 at 12:09 am

Hi Nikolai,

I hope that you are doing well and I am so excited that you are interested in learning more about what products and opportunities Limu has to offer. The lady who got me involved with the Limu company is named Jan Hernandez and I have asked her to call you and explain/answer all of the questions that you have because to be honest I am still learning. Please feel free to contact me through my email or through my website if you are interested in my personal experience with the company I would be happy to share that with you. I know that Jan is looking forward to talking to you also and telling you about her experience.

Thanks for your interest,


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