Kyani is a health and wellness multi-level marketing company that continues to grow because of its Triangle of Health, three supplements made from Wild Alaskan blueberries.
Here’s our 30-second breakdown:
What do petroleum tycoons, wealthy potato farmers and eccentric millionaires have in common? A love for Wild Alaskan blueberries and salmon, apparently.
Kyani is different.
This MLM is unique because it has one of the biggest and most reliable financial backings ever found in network marketing. Funded from the pockets of millionaires, Kyani isn’t abandoning their berries and fish anytime soon.
Money is all well and good (especially in MLMs), but it doesn’t stop there with Kyani. Their products are backed by the company’s very own Scientific Advisory Board, made up of several prestigious scientists and doctors. We don’t want to say they’re compensating for something, but they definitely don’t want customers to go around comparing sizes with other health and wellness companies.
Kyani’s claim to fame is their “Triangle of Health,” a trio of health supplements. We say food pyramid copy-cat, but health nuts and natural wellness gurus cry miracle. In all honesty, the products are good, albeit a little expensive, which is probably why the company has lasted such a long time in a world where supplements come and go almost too fast to keep track of.
Even Kyani’s legal department seems too good to be true. While there are complaints aplenty about the effectiveness of the actual product–not surprising in the MLM world–Kyani hasn’t had to do much to defend themselves. With only one serious pyramid-scheme lawsuit (filed in 2017 and stayed in 2018) to talk about (1) and an embarrassingly vocal ex-head of the Scientific Advisory Board (2), the supplements MLM hasn’t had to put their lawyers to work as much as other MLMs.
These unique features make Kyani an interesting beast to consider. With a solid product and good financial opportunity for distributors, it looks like Alaskan blueberries and salmon are here to stay.
All Kyani products are centered around natural health and wellness, particularly the use of superfoods.
They aim to simplify the process of consuming a nutrient and antioxidant rich diet. This promotes optimum health and immunity from disease.
They offer a trio of health supplements called the ‘triangle of health’ as well as a selection of skincare products which are often sold as a package. In comparison to other MLMs, the range and variety of products is quite small.
By far, the Triangle of Health is their most popular product.
As the name implies, the triangle translates into a combination of three separate supplements designed to work in unison. They contain a high quantity mix of amino acids, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
All of these supplements are provided in the same sleek, modern packaging, in varying sizes.
Kyani Sunset and Kyani Nitro are supplied in bottles, whilst Kyani Sunrise comes in a liquid pack form.
1. Kyani Sunrise
The first supplement of the pack, Kyani Sunrise, is packed with sixteen superfoods from mother nature herself.
In terms of ingredients, the main contenders are: red raspberry, amla berry, panax ginseng and a type of wild Alaskan blueberry which reportedly contains 500% more antioxidants than standard blueberries.
This antioxidant packed juice should be taken first thing in the morning. It is designed to elevate energy throughout the day and support heart health. Other benefits include, helping to ward off cell damage and age related degeneration.
The berry rich formula is also believed to be beneficial in the improvement of cognitive health. It can help increase memory retention and prevent mental decline. This makes it a great addition to the morning routine of older people, who are more likely to begin to experience memory loss. (3)
Furthermore, the rich antioxidant levels in Kyani Sunrise can support the immune system. This promotes a greater resilience to illnesses.
Kyani Sunrise is suitable for people of all ages who wish to improve their health in a convenient and simple way each morning.
2. Kyani Sunset
Kyani Sunset is supplied in a screw cap bottle that contains 90 soft gel capsules.
This product contains quality omega-3 fish oils from wild Alaskan salmon. It also contains vitamin D, beta-carotene and ‘tocotrienols’ – potent antioxidants found in vitamin E.
The formula is intended to provide support to the health and flexibility of the joints. It can also protect against heart disease, improve skin and hair appearance, reduce cholesterol, promote cognitive function and balance blood sugar levels.
The formula is taken in the evening before sleep, hence the name Kyani ‘sunset’. The theory behind this concept, because overnight is the most effective time for cell regeneration.
Just like Kyani Sunrise, Kyani Sunset is not geared toward any particular age group or lifestyle. Instead, the product is developed to benefit the health of anyone who uses it.
That said, we think this product would be most useful for sports people who put a lot of strain on their joints. Older people who are more susceptible to joint and cardiovascular problems could also benefit. (4)
3. Kyani Nitro FX
Kyani Nitro FX comes in a screw cap bottle containing 56ml of product.
As the name suggests, the main ingredient of Kyani Nitro FX is ‘nitrate’ – this is required by our body in order to manufacture ‘nitric oxide’.
Nitric oxide promotes healthy circulation, improves stamina, endurance and energy, reduces inflammation and can aid better sleep.
For this reason, nitric oxide is especially beneficial for athletes or those who have a keen interest in sport or fitness.
Once the heart and muscles are put under the strain of exercise, oxygenated blood needs to move around the body faster and in greater volume. This is to supply the increased demand for oxygen and energy. (5)
Nitric oxide acts to widen blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and increasing the efficiency of circulation. This effect is generally felt as an improvement in strength and energy, or a extension of time before reaching exhaustion. (6)
Fleuresse is Kyani’s line of skincare products. The main selling point to this skincare line is that it is clinically proven to improve your skin and prevent wrinkles, age spots and more. We’ll talk more about these claims a little bit farther down, but let’s look at the products themselves first.
The Fleuresse line is made up of 4 different individual products: the Day Brightening Creme, the Night Cream, the Serum and the Soothing Cleanser. These are meant to be purchased as a bundle, as they supposedly synergize with one another to create a more successful effect.
All 4 products contain the same ingredients you find in the Triangle of Health, including blueberry, Tocotrienol Vitamin E and Noni. When applied to skincare, these ingredients are supposed to help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
The Day Brightening Creme is meant for use throughout the day, as implied by the product’s name. It provides intense hyrdation throughout the day and helps to reduce the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles you may have on your face.
As the name suggests, you use the Night Creme right before you go to bed, after you’ve removed your makeup and cleaned your face. This creme contains a wealth of antioxidants and vitamins to help your skin fight back against aging effects while you sleep. It’s also hydrating so you wake up with smooth, fresh skin.
The Serum has been made of ingredients found in naturally-occurring botanicals within the stem cells of plants. You typically apply this at night time, but it can be applied anytime you feel you need an extra boost of rejuvenation. The Serum targets age spots and wrinkles.
The Boosting Cleanser is Flueresse’s version of face wash, and it employs those same natural botanicals you find in the Serum.
Kyani claims that these skincare products are clinically proven by a third-party, independent lab, but they’ve never any official study documentation or results. This has caused speculation among customers and distributors alike, but in 2018, Kyani promised to release the results “soon” (7).
According to the brief information Kyani has released about the study (8), 30 women participated and 100% felt that their skin’s appearance improved with the products. More than 90% reported that their skin texture, clarity and hydration had also improved.
The overall the compensation plan is laid out in a very similar fashion to other MLM companies. The system is centred upon volume amounts, product quantities and commissions from ‘downline referrals’. This term refers to the people you recruit into the distributor network.
Kyani deems to offer one of the best compensation plans of any MLM. They offer sales commissions between 20 – 30% to their distributors.
Distributors begin at the lowest level, known as ‘qualified distributor’ and aim to climb all the way up to the highest possible rank ‘double black diamond’.
To climb the ranks, you must recruit more distributors below you to build your points profile. This is known as your ‘qualifying volume’ (QV).
To begin with all distributors start at the qualified distributor level. Here you must begin with 100 QV points from the products you have purchased in your starter pack.
The average monthly income for a qualified distributor is initially completely dependent on the amount of products you manage to sell.
To climb to the next rank, you must either purchase more products or recruit enough distributors and sell them enough products, to reach a group qualifying volume of 300QV for those distributors below you.
Once you have reached a group volume of 300QV, you are promoted to the first rank known as ‘garnet’.
The average monthly income for a garnet level distributor is $74.00
The leap from this rank to the next ‘Jade’ rank is much higher. You will need a group QV of 2000. The average monthly income when you get there is $298.00
The next rank is ‘Pearl’, which requires 5000GVQ. The average monthly income here is $659.00
Then comes ‘Sapphire’ – which requires 10,000 GQV and has average monthly income of $1,561.00
After this, the next rank is ‘Ruby’ – requiring 25,000 GQV and providing an average $3,569.00 per month.
The top earners have over 4 million GQV and can earn more than $58,000 per month. However, these people account for only 0.02% of US Kyani distributors.
There is a minimum amount of 150QV per month for you to be allowed to remain a ‘qualified distributor’
To keep track, you can view the CV or QV values when logged into your assigned distributor account online.
Of course, as a distributor, you will be granted access to the wholesale price of all the products available. This means you can make additional profit when selling onto customers at retail price.
The profits are not astronomical but can add up.
For example, the ‘triangle of health’ retails as $107.95 for a month supply of the three products. However, as a distributor, you will be able to purchase this for the wholesale rate of $97.95. This will leave you $10 profit.
We searched online for the average salary income across all US Kyani employees. The suggested reported income was $69,305 per year for independent distributors. Of course, this takes into account the very top earners so is not necessarily indicative of what you will earn. (9)
1. What does Kyani sell? Health supplements that promote a healthy immune system and anti-aging skincare product line.
2. What are Kyani’s most popular products? The Triangle of Health: Kyani Sunrise, Kyani Sunset, Kyani Nitro FX
3. Are Kyani’s products safe? While the FDA hasn’t officially placed their stamp of approval on Kyani products, most consider them to be safe for general use, as long as you follow the recommended dosage.
4. Is Kyani safe for pregnancy? Surprisingly enough, the company itself hasn’t come out to confirm that their products are safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This should cause new and expecting mothers some concern. Many distributors claim that the supplements are completely safe for pregnant women, but PLEASE check with your doctor before taking them during pregnancy.
5. How much does it cost to join Kyani? The cost to join Kyani as a distributor varies depending upon the plan you decide to start up with. Enrollment plans start at $89 with a ‘welcome kit’. (This only gives you a folder and access to an ‘online suite’.) All the way up to $1299 for the ‘premium business builder pack’ which gives you stock of all the products to sell and a 12 month business license.
6. How much do Kyani distributors make? Kyani last released their income disclosure statement in 2016 (7), which outlines the standard earnings per rank. As is to be expected, the majority of distributors are making pennies, while those in the top 1% are earning in excess of $60,000 per month.
7. Is Kyani a scam? Kyani is a MLM company which requires you to invest money in order to make any monetary gain selling and recruiting distributors. However, the products are available to purchase online via Amazon. Therefore, even though the compensation scheme is said to be one of the best, we would suggest this is not the most promising money making opportunity.
8. What is Kyani’s BBB rating? A+, 2018 (10)
9. What are some common complaints about Kyani? Most of the complaints directed at Kyani are the same ones directed at most MLM companies. Either the products don’t work as well as advertised or it’s a pyramid scheme. It’s the same tired complaints we’ve heard over and over again.
10. How long has Kyani been in business? Kyani was founded in 2007.
11. How much does Kyani make in yearly revenue? Estimated $450 million.
12. How many Kyani distributors are there? Kyani hasn’t released official numbers, but a 2017 lawsuit included at least 100,000 distributors.
13. Have there been any lawsuits filed against Kyani? Yes, a pyramid-scheme lawsuit in 2017 that was stayed in 2018.
14. What companies are comparable to Kyani? Herbalife, Juice Plus
15. Is Kyani recommended? There is the potential to make money with Kyani, but the amount you make is variable. It is also important to be aware this venture requires a significant amount of upfront monetary and time investment before you stand to see any return.
Kyani is an interesting company. It sells products which include high quality natural ingredients with unique origins.
From our research, it appears these products would be beneficial to the health of those who used them long term.
With regard to the business opportunity offered by Kyani, it is certainly true that they seem to have more bonuses and higher commissions available than other similar schemes.
All things considered though, the profit margins are quite small and require a significant investment in order to get started. If you do not hit a minimum target, your qualification as a distributor can also be revoked.
In our opinion, Kyani offers quality health products, using high end ingredients that are well considered and contain unusually potent levels of antioxidants. Kyani Sunrise in particular contain 500% more antioxidants than other supplements we have seen that use blueberries in their formula.
However, we think if you are interested in joining them its should be because you love their products. With this mindset you will be motivated to sell and to spread the word, regardless of whether you stand to make any money. This means, there is no room for disappointment.