Quixtar (Amway) is suing Monavie in federal court in Utah over stealing its reps. The complaint is here. In essence, Quixtar claims that Monavie is enticing its reps away with such claims as Monavie cures cancer. They wouldn't do that, would they? Well, Quixtar says they do. Are Quixtar reps so dumb that they believe it? Apparently so.
In the complaint, Quixtar quotes from promotional Monavie videos such as the following, between distributor (Hart) and customers (Sanders, Purvis):
Hart: Okay, well, how long have you been on the product?
Sanders: Three weeks.
Hart: And, how much you drinking?
Sanders: Three ounces in the morning and three ounces in the afternoon.
Hart: Praise God. That always does my heart good. Okay, what’s happened since you been on it?
Sanders: Dropped my blood pressure down to 135 over about 85. It was 190 over 120. Lost five pounds --
Hart: (whisper) Come on.
Sanders: And my sister-in-law just called me tonight. She has fibromyalgia. She had one bottle.
Hart: (whisper) This is good.
Sanders: And her neck and arm was stopped hurting, and she’s been off it for two days, and now she’s begging for another bottle.
Purvis: . . . the doctor found cancer cells, spots on my left -- my right ovary and my right breast. And, Brenda had came to my house, did the first meeting in Claxton and she told me, she said, “Don’t have the surgery yet. Drink the MonaVie -- Give it some time.”
Hart: (whisper) My God. You told her that?
Purvis: Three-and-a-half weeks later, the doctor’s office called. Wanted me to go in and set up the time for the surgery. I told them I felt so much better. That there were so many things my body could do that it wasn’t allowing me to do before. And, so I went back and had some tests done. There is no cancer cells anywhere in my body.
And then there's the medical gibberish from a pet doctor, one Lou Niles:
I am the guy you don’t want to really know because I am the doctor of “last resort” it seems, and I am usually dealing with end-stage cancers . . . . I very reluctantly got involved in MonaVie. I only got involved in it when I realized there that something else was going on in the combination of the juices that Dr. Carson put together. And it’s more than just fruit juices – it’s the combination that seems to be working. So, I have never lost a cancer patient yet . . . .
The reason is that MonaVie is so loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that it immediately scrubs all the smoke that is being produced by the body and it immediately stops and slows down oxidation. It can’t [prevent oxidation] at 100%, but it slows it down, and if you drink MonaVie on a regular basis for the rest of your life and it becomes part of your menu, you will have put in your body enough antioxidants to keep from aging at a rapid pace.
What it also does is it also allows your T-killer cells, which are your immune cells, to arrest a virus, bacteria, fungus or loose cancer cells. This is why it is such a cool product. There is no other food on the planet that can do this.
And from another pet doctor - this one also a distributor - one "Farid Zarif":
Well, then I guess they should call it "Monavitis".There are some diseases that you really have to be careful with and there are some things with the kidneys that the kidneys can not handle at different stages, but as far as cancer, and those inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, even Crohn’s disease, Crohn’s disease is the inflammation of what? Your colon. All of these things, colitis, anything with “-itis” on the end, MonaVie can help it immediately, ok.
The rest of the complaint is almost as interesting.Audience Member #10: We are going to be sharing Mona Vie with a really good friend of ours on Wednesday and we are giving them a lot of literature and samples, and he is going through radiation chemotherapy. Would you recommend that it is safe to start this? And what would you say his dosage would be?
Dr. Zarif: Yes, I would say about 4 ounces per day. And yes, and why, because of cellular proliferation. Yes, definitely with cancer patients, because the radiation kills the cancer and the person, and the same thing with chemo, but one thing that MonaVie has in it, remember we talked about the phyto-chemicals? Phyto-chemicals is the only substance that directly attacks cancer cells…It’s really a super good product, and when it comes to cells, and helping him, oh my god, you will be very happy that you did, very happy. His, platelet levels, his killer cells, his white blood cell count, things will change incredibly.
Monavie's response? Well, these folks all said they wouldn't steal from Quixtar or say bad things. What do you want from us? Oh, and we may counterclaim for anti-trust violations.
This could get fun.