Nopalea might have gotten your attention because of all of its promises, but just about anyone can make a promise. The real quality comes from backing up those promises with a real product that lives up to its hype. It’s easy to spout off a bunch of age-related problems people experience and say you have the cure, but few companies out there can back it up. Is Nopalea one of them, or is it a scam?
Getting old just isn’t much fun, especially when the body starts falling apart and showing some wear and tear. But you still want to get the most out of all of your years, and there’s no reason to accept getting older as having less energy and having health problems. But can a juice drink be the answer?
There are too many claims to keep track of here, but suffice it to say that if you have an ailment, they’ll claim that Nopalea helps with it. Here’s just a sampling: muscles, joint and body inflammation – check! Respiratory inflammation – check! Arterial inflammation – check! Digestive tract inflammation – check! Widespread body cell inflammation – check! So basically if you have the human condition, they can help.
The hype is that this is just another one in a long line of tonics, creams, lotions, pills, powders and drinks that are taking advantage of all of the people out there that want to live longer, healthier lives, and feel good. The call is written to appeal to a baby boomer that is trying to get more out of their remaining years.
It says that you just have to pay $9.95 to cover the cost of shipping and handling, and there isn’t any fine print on their website. But there should be because the actual retail price is $140, but you won’t find that out until you call and get pitched. Or until you read it here, we like to do the dirty work for you.
You’d have to commit to drinking this mystery juice, and believe that it’s going to help you with the myriad of problems they say it helps with.
Our Phone Call
Don’t want to call Nopalea in order to get the details? We don’t blame you! We couldn’t believe that they don’t have an order button on their website, and the only way to order is by calling their toll free number. Here’s what we discovered:
The rep rattled off a bunch of benefits, many of which were the same that are listed on the official page. Then he went into s spiel about a loading dose and how you’re supposed to take more Nopalea at the beginning and then taper down after loading up. Because of this reason, he said that the one bottle just isn’t going to be enough to make it work, and that they could shop 4 more bottles to me for $139.99 which was a apparently a $110 savings from the normal price, putting the regular price of one bottle of Nopalea at $62.50.
What he also said was that there’s a 60 day money back guarantee on the product and that they would buy it back if I didn’t like it. It also comes with an informational DVD and something they referred to as a “membership” which entailed getting paid to refer people to the product, this part wasn’t too clear, I couldn’t figure out if it was a credit for more Napolea or a business opportunity to make money with. I double checked that is wasn’t a membership and that I wouldn’t be billed monthly for it, and he said no.
The call is pretty low-pressure, of course they want to make a sale with you, but they didn’t go for the hard sell with us, which was nice. We gave a few objections, and they tried to overcome them, but they eventually let us go without too much of a fuss.
Is Nopalea a Scam?
A lot of talk has taken place about Nopalea being a scam or not. Perhaps the biggest reason for this discussion is due to the one-page pitch and sales page they have in place of an actual website with detailed information and clinical studies to back up their claims. Or maybe it’s that there’s no way to order it online and you’re forced to call in in order to get it. We didn’t find much in the way of people being billed incorrectly, or not being refunded for taking them up on their money back guarantee, and the rep claimed that they were part of the Better Business Bureau, so they’re probably not an all-out scam.
Final Nopalea Review
It’s bizarre that in 2013 they don’t let you order online at their official website. There must be a reason for it, but we can’t figure it out. Few people would prefer ordering something over the phone and giving their credit card information out like that. It’s much better to order from a secure, encrypted site, in our opinion. Plus, it’s a lot less stressful ordering online, and you don’t feel like you’re being pressured into making the purchase.
We’re going to have to give this one the Thumbs Down. It’s really buying a pig in a poke and there’s really no way to know what you’ll end up with after purchasing. It’s also the classic bait and switch, getting you to call in for the promise of a $9.95 trial, and then making no mention of that and pitching a $140 sale. There’s just not a lot that they’re bringing to the table that gets us to recommend it.