Xooma Review – Scam Or Legitimate MLM Business?

| September 4, 2011 | 12 Comments

Xooma Review imageWelcome to my Xooma Review!

Xooma Worldwide is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company with a vision of helping hundreds of thousands, and even millions of people enjoy optimum health and long-term wealth through their products and business plan!

In this Xooma Review, I will be examining this company, as well as providing a brief overview of their products.  However, my emphasis in this Xooma Review will be on the MLM Business opportunity that they offer as a Xooma Member.

Is Xooma a scam, pyramid scheme, or do they offer a legitimate opportunity to build a business from the comfort of your home?  This is my unbiased Xooma Review.

Company Details & History

Xooma Logo imageFounded by Dan Putnam in May of 2005, and headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, Xooma Worldwide is a company that offers health & wellness products that transform your standard tap water into a much healthier form of water, providing a daily source of hydration and refreshment.

Instead of offering dozens of low-quality products with fancy labels, Xooma has chosen to build their business with one high-quality and effective product at a time.

Popular Products

Xooma Worldwide currently offers 3 products:

X20 – Flagship Product

An all-natural and organic mineral complex that provides the following benefits:

  • Helps to hydrate your body at the cellular level.
  • Provides the vital minerals and electrolytes that your body needs on a daily basis.
  • Gives your body a health promoting alkalinity boost.
  • Battles against the acidic damages caused by today’s fast-paced lifestyles.

X20 Blast

Provides the same benefits as X20, but adds a delicious flavor to your drinking water.


A weight-loss supplement with the following benefits:

  • Helps to stimulate your metabolism.
  • Controls cravings.
  • Reduces appetite.
  • Burns fat.
  • Creates more energy.

Xooma Worldwide products are distributed exclusively through their growing number of Members (distributors), representing the Network Marketing business opportunity that provides the potential for individuals to build a profitable home business while sharing these products with others.

MLM Business – How it all works…

Xooma Review - Products imageThe cost to begin your business as a Xooma Member is the purchase of a Cash-Back Value Package.  There are several to choose from, including:

  • $199 Variety Cash Back Pack
  • $199 FocusUP & X2O Value Pack
  • $199 X2O Value Pack
  • $199 MetaboWize Value Pack – TVan
  • $299 FocusUP & X2O Value Pack
  • $299 X2O Value Pack
  • $299 MetaboWize Value Pack
  • $499 Product Variety Pack
  • $499 FocusUP & X2O Value Pack
  • $499 X2O Value Pack

Xooma Worldwide does list many other cheaper options which new Members can purchase at the time of enrollment.  However, the above packages will be required to maximize your earning potential within the Xooma Compensation Plan.

Their Autoship Requirement

When you purchase one of the above packages, or even other packages that Xooma lists, but I have not listed here for the sake of time, you will automatically be enrolled into their monthly Autoship program.  Through this program, you will automatically receive products every month, and your credit card will be billed accordingly.

This automatic Autoship enrollment will range in price from $25 to $100 per month, depending on the package that you select.

However, $100 per month will be required in order to qualify for the maximum commission and bonus opportunities within the Xooma Compensation Plan.

Compensation Plan – how their pay plan works…

The Xooma Compensation Plan will provide you with 8 ways to earn, including commissions and bonuses for selling products, acquiring customers and preferred customers, as well as building a sales team of downline Xooma Members.

I will limit the details of their pay plan to this, and at the bottom of this Xooma Review, you will find a link that will provide you with the exact details of how the Xooma Compensation Plan works.

New Member Training & Support

Xooma Review – MLM Business imageAs with the majority of other MLM companies, Xooma encourages and trains their Members to utilize traditional forms of Network Marketing to build their business.

In other words, you will prospect amongst your list of friends, family members, acquaintances, neighbors, co-workers, and others who you know personally to sell products, and to recruit new Members into your organization.  These methods are commonly referred to in this industry as ‘Warm Marketing.’

Immediately following your enrollment as a new Member, you will be partnered with your sponsor (usually the person who introduced you to Xooma).  This person will be your direct support line for training and mentoring as you are building your business.

However, these Warm Marketing methods will be at the core of your training and support, especially in the beginning stages of your business.

Xooma Review Conclusion

In my opinion, Xooma is a legitimate MLM Business opportunity and should not be considered to be a scam or pyramid scheme.  This is a company that aspires to create quality products, one product at a time, and has experienced tremendous success for doing so.

However, just like all other MLM companies that I review, I do not agree with the training methods that new Members receive in building their business.

Setting expectations…

You see, building a successful Xooma business is going to require a combination of hundreds, if not thousands of customers and downline Members who are working diligently to duplicate your efforts.  Of course, this will be dependent upon your individual goals.

With this in mind, we as individuals simply do not possess a large enough list of contacts to grow and sustain a business of this nature.

Ask yourself these two questions:

1. How many friends and family members do you actually know?

2. How many of those friends and family members would realistically join you, and put in the time and effort that would be required to build this business?

If you answer these questions realistically, you will immediately realize that your list will eventually dry up!  What happens then?

You will then be left to learn and implement a new and perhaps more effective way to market and grow your business.  Unfortunately, this will fall outside of the training and support that Xooma will provide to you.

97% of distributors in this MLM industry do not succeed in building a business of this nature!  This is due largely to the reasons that I have listed above.  When distributors run out of people to talk to (and they do), their business dries up, and they ultimately end up quitting.

For those who possess the ability to utilize more modern and effective marketing strategies, I believe that Xooma Worldwide offers a solid opportunity.

For those who will be limited to their friends and family members, this business opportunity is not so great!  This is nothing against Xooma, but just the nature of this business!

Next, learn the exact details of how Xooma Members are rewarded as my Xooma Review continues with their Compensation Plan!

This concludes my Xooma Review!  If you have found this Xooma Review to be helpful, or if you have anything to add, please provide your feedback below!

Category: MLM Company Reviews

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Dave Fennell is the founder and editor of Marketing Methods Online and BloggerGo. Learn more about him here. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  1. Dave Fennell says:

    Dave Fennell wrote this Xooma Review for those who are researching the Xooma Worldwide Business Opportunity. I would love your feedback. If you have any experiences with this company, whether good or bad, please share them here to assist others in their research efforts.

    I greatly appreciate your feedback and expertise, and others will too!

    To Your Success,

    Dave Fennell

    • KC says:

      I have been using Xooma product for over a month now. THey don’t work nearly as well as they claim to. Also, the auto-shipment sucks. I ordered from them once, and then talked to someone to make sure I wasn’t set up for auto shipment because I had ordered enough for 3 month, but then my account was charges… $7 more than the original amount, over-drafting my account, and they just kept saying they couldn’t do anything about it. I don’t recommend the product and I don’t recommend the company.

    • richard mann says:

      I believe xooma products may be of some health benefit . but the only ones that are making money is the Xooma Corporation while you do all the dirty work trying to suck people in. if it were so great a product why not sell it in the local supermarkets. my advice eat and drink sensiblly. life is limited to 3 score years and 10 you will die regardles to whaterever you consume ther is no magic pill that will keep you from the grave whaaaaaa ! bugger

    • ron fyffe says:

      I dont ever respond to this sorta stuff..but talk about IDIOTS!! tHERES ALWAYS SOMEONE THATS CRYING ..ITS AMAZING i have been on these products for over 4 months, and have hundreds,,yes hundres of emails o f people who cant get enough of this X2o.. You can always tell when somethings working.. SOMEONE IS Bitc,,,,!!! Ps.. Google your ass off about microsoft.. millions of $$$$ in law suits.. ask them if they CARE!! LOL

    • Hello Dave,

      I’ve been with Xooma since they launched in 2005 and I can tell you now that Xooma is more like a Pyramid Scheme then a direct sales company and I personally know people like myself who have been taken for 10s off thousands of dollars from this company like for one instance Xooma allowed a person to buy his position and 15 under his name to ensure people like myself who built Xooma up from our promotions and advertising lost thousands in commissions and still do I could tell you so many stories that you would change everything you wrote about this company but I do have to say the Products Xooma sells are amazing the company isn’t they even kicked Dan Putnam out of his own company why don’t you advertise this about Xooma

    • James Ricker says:

      I read some of the articles complaining. Here is part of my story. I was dying (2016) with something in my blood. The doctors thought I should be fine, except I was fighting blacking out and getting weaker. I had previously had emergency surgery (maybe got an infection) and I nearly died in 2012 with triple E, so I know what it feels like to be close to death and dying. I took X2O and Focus Up and in under an hour noticed a difference. The day before, I cut one cord of wood and was back in bed at 11:AM because I was so wore out. I took the Natural Cellection next. I noticed a difference in under 5 minutes. I didn’t like taking it on an empty stomach because it went into my system so fast.(it doesn’t now because I’m healthy) I was very unhealthy (because of the near death) so every thing I took from them (except Kardiazyme) including the Protein Power, I could see a difference quickly….My Aunt had surgery on her toes for Rheumatoid Arthritis. She took the X2O, not even as much as they recommend and she got results in her hands. The swelling went down and the pain became much less. My friend Dan who was on over $1000.00 in arthritic medicine per week went jogging on his 4rth day on the X2O and Focus Up. On day 3 he texted, I feel like superman on crack….Kind of funny and I question if I will ever see someone get such tremendous results so quickly. I took the Revital Mind product from them. I have been doing the brain training program “Lumosity” since 2012. One memory game I hadn’t hit a top 5 since 2013 and 12….Others 2014 was the last I hit a top 5…One game I couldn’t get past level 4.I’m at level 12, the highest now, and I’ve perfect scored it once so far…Currently I am in the 100th percentile in their math problem solving game….2000 LPI is the 100th percentile. That is what I have. I was already taking a brain supplement that I saw a difference with, but Xooma’s product took me to a much higher level. The memory game that I hadn’t hit the top 5 in since 2012 and 13, I have sense prefect scored and all top 5s are 2017 and 2016s. My experience with people who get no results, is they will not take the products as told….otherwise, every single person has gotten results…This company actually looks at what happens in blood when we are on it. Then they put together a dose. Based on what I know from people who got zero results, and those how got some, only those who would not take the product faithfully, failed to get anything….I asked some why? Their explanation, I just couldn’t believe anything could happen…., so they guaranteed it would not happen by not taking the product faithfully and in some cases at all. This stuff changed my life very greatly in many ways. I was already on MetRx Protein. I was already taking very high end organic nutrition, the kind that I made a difference. I was already taking joint support and brain support. Every product I have taken from Xooma has done something for me, above what I was already on. I am working harder now in my business than before I almost died last year. I am set up cutting wood at another business, and Andy asked me Friday if I was on steroids. I said, no but I am taking (Xooma) protein powder (the best I’ve ever used and I’ve been on it since 18). BTW, you can spend 25$ in get into the pay plan with Xooma now….I make more per month than my friend who had 230,000$ in the credit union…..Most people will never learn proper presentation or grow to succeed…..People quit and then complain like down here. One testimony, Thousands of dollars? how can that be true? I know the product plan…someone would be a fool to buy that much product ahead or maybe greedy and then quit rather than learn how to succeed. That’s my opinion….This has now become a side business for me, and I expect it to pass my 20 year old business. It is not easy because I have to learn a new way of doing business but I want people to have the quality of life I know have….The best I have had in years. I am so strong, I broke a grade 8 3/8 bolt off “snugging it up.” I went and got anther new one, and once again, I could not tell when it was firm…My wrist strength has not been like this since I in my 20’s and lifting very heavy weights. Benching over 300 and squatting 395 for 5 reps…I’m 54 now….here is my business http://www.firewoodtime.com Note how many 5 stars I have … Note some of the reviews speak of how honest I am. One says, you can do business with a handshake……You can see who I am….and you can see my track record for being honest. If you take Xooma products, take them as they say.

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  4. Northtech1 says:

    I think Xooma has great products… I must say if you are thinging of Xooma you better read my blog first!

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    Bruce (no bs) Fowler

  5. Richard says:

    This xooma multilevel is running with a dangerous flagship product: the company does not provide any proof that the main energy drink does what they claim in their shoddy literature. It is mostly hype and talk based on inadequate research. They have way too much calcium in their drink, according to their own articles, see “xooma x2o, calcium 947mg, magnesium 34mg, trace minerals 14mg, l-ascorbic acid5mg, silver trace”. (manufactured in Japan. So, Soak up the excess calcium with very little magnesium plus any radiation present from red hot Japan. This outfit should be shutdown. I paid $100+$18 for nothing, so far. AS barnum said”a sucker per minute + 2 to take him.”, Back to the drawing board!! Doc

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