Ironman Competitor Triumphs with Synergy Products

Monday, November 30, 2015 ,

On a surprisingly cold and windy day in Tempe, Ariz., 51-year-old Synergy Team Member Xavier Marin plunged into Tempe Town Lake with hundreds of elite athletes to compete in his first IRONMAN triathlon in 10 years.

“The start of the swim is crazy for everyone,” Xavier said. “There is so much anxiety, so much energy. People are grabbing each other. When I finished the swim I couldn't wait to get on my bike. I felt strong when I was biking and steady when I was running.”

Thirteen hours and 11 minutes after he took off from the starting line, Xavier triumphantly crossed the IRONMAN Arizona finish line, which means he swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and ran 26.2 miles. Racers aren’t allowed any outside support, including headphones, which makes completing an IRONMAN both a mental and physical fete., The 6 ½ pounds Xavier lost on race day proves it.

Despite the sleet and rain, Xavier was able to keep the pace he maintained in the half Ironman he completed a few months before. He was even able to shave two hours off of his best time, proving that optimal health is attainable at any age. As a public speaker, life coach, general contractor, and father of two, Xavier knows how to take action to bring a vision to life.

“It was a year ago that I committed myself to be in my best shape of my life,” Xavier said. “I’ve been in great shape in the past, but I wasn’t into nutrition. I trained through the year with SLMsmart Health Shake, ProArgi-9+ Active, the V3 System, and e9.”

In his late 40s, Xavier said he was slower than he had ever been and figured old age was beginning to set in. When Xavier began taking Synergy products, he discovered improved endurance, the energy to push his body to go faster, and a timely recovery after training, which led him to believe that he was missing key nutritional elements in earlier training.

It was high priority that Xavier packed e9, ProArgi-9+, and ProArgi-9+ Active for race day. He took ProArgi-9+ Active and e9 before the race and then ProArgi-9+ and e9 once every three hours throughout the 13-hour stint.

“The body is an amazing thing,” Xavier said, “you just have to take care of it. Mentally, people start telling themselves they are getting older. Before the race, people were asking, ‘Are you sure you can get this done?’ And I told them there is no way I’m not going to get it done.”

Xavier will add his Ironman victory to the many stories he uses to inspire others to take action on the things they want out of life.

“Now, I really want to get the word out there that Synergy products are for athletes too,” Xavier said. “These products provide real benefits to professional and recreational athletes. If you are an athlete that wants a cutting edge, Synergy products will help you sustain your energy levels, endure, and recover.”


Video Report: Ensuring Efficacy at the Hughes Center

Monday, November 23, 2015 ,

Dr. Matthew Tripp reports from the Hughes Center for Research and Innovation to discuss how the center contributes to the safety and efficacy of Synergy's product offering.

Stay tuned for more video updates, featuring innovation at the Hughes Center, quality science from our labs and clinics, and the latest news from Synergy WorldWide. Remember, you can access a library of Synergy videos by clicking the “Videos” tab at the top of the page.


SLMsmart Challenge Finalist Coaches Group to Success

Friday, November 20, 2015 , , ,

Soon after Tommy Bethards’ SLMsmart 90-day Challenge results were unveiled at Business Builder Conference 2015, he set out to create a challenge of his own to share the knowledge he gained about weight management, muscle building, and simply living better.

Tommy, a Team Elite from California and father of four, lost a substantial amount of weight during the 90-day Challenge that Synergy hosted February through May of 2015. He changed his diet to focus on vegetables and proteins, exercised six days per week following the SLMsmart app’s workout plan, and incorporated Synergy products into his regime.

If you’ve seen Tommy’s transformation video, then it’s not hard to believe that his 90-day Challenge group practically created itself. Friends and acquaintances from years past contacted him eager to know more about his transformation.

“A lot of people who saw my photos probably thought, ‘Well, if Tommy can do it, I can do it,’” Tommy said. “It all begins with your own transformation. Everyone you know will become interested. When you know the person who has transformed, it becomes real and you trust the system.”

Tommy started with a group of 18 new customers who knew little about Synergy. He structured many aspects of the challenge he organized based on the challenge he participated in. Cash prizes would be awarded to the Top 3 participants with the most dramatic overall transformations. Everyone who participated purchased the Weight Management Elite Pack, and downloaded the free SLMsmart app for their workout schedule and nutrition plan. Tommy also created a closed Facebook group where participants could support each other in their struggles and triumphs in adhering to the program. Tommy used the page to post encouraging videos that instructed challenge participants to be wary of holiday treats, to snack smarter, and to mix up their exercise routines.

“My hope was that after the challenge the participants would feel the way I did and start their own challenges, making the challenge itself a business they could earn commissions on,” Tommy said. “I hoped that this additional income would open their eyes to Synergy’s business opportunities and it did. Some of the people coming out of this challenge are eager to coach the next challenge that begins January 1, 2016, while others are ready to become Synergy distributors.”

Now, let’s hear from the Top 3 challenge winners:



“I saw Tommy’s weight management results over the summer and sent him a message asking, ‘What the heck did you do?’ He was hardly recognizable. Tommy told me about the challenge and my wife and I both jumped in. The first day, we were supposed to lift weights, but ended up doing the workout lifting cans of food instead. My wife worked every ounce as hard as I did. I lost a significant amount of weight and put on quite a bit of muscle. I used ProArgi-9+ and Calorie Burner before workouts and took another Calorie Burner at lunch. I took Body Cleanse once a month and really enjoyed drinking Health Shake for breakfasts. I am a huge fan of the Facebook group Tommy set up. It made me competitive, but it was also fun to support everyone else. You genuinely started to care about others’ success as well as your own.

I travel a bit for work and I liked the idea that by following the 90-day Challenge nutrition plan I could make healthy decisions no matter where I was. I’ve maintained all of the habits I created during the challenge. It has made me more deliberate and proactive in the decisions I make to preserve my health. I’m not a fitness nut, just a normal guy. That being said, this system is the real thing. This experience has been life-altering. I wake up every day with more energy; it’s a feeling that’s hard to describe.”



“If I could describe the first week in one word, it would be ‘hell.’  Not because of the program, but because of my uncontrollable sweet tooth. It was my birthday that week and people were giving me chocolate cake, chocolate covered fruit—the sweets just kept coming! Somehow, I made it through as the cake server and didn’t eat any. The cool thing about Tommy’s challenge was he had a closed Facebook group and posted a video telling us we would be tempted that week, and then had us post photos of the food that was tempting us. This somehow made it easier to pass up the foods I wanted to eat.

I really like SLMsmart Health Shake and I took ProArgi-9+ before my workouts. I found that I had a lot of energy during my workouts and was able to push harder through them. Toward the end of the challenge, I went mountain biking with some of my buddies and beat everyone to the top of this hill that they normally stopped on top of to wait for me. In the end, I couldn't believe my results. It has been 22 years since I’ve been less than 200 lbs. Everything this challenge taught me made sense, which is why I had success. Now, I’m looking forward to becoming a SLMsmart coach in the January round. It has been an amazing transformation and reprogramming for me, which is why I’m stoked to keep it going.”



“The first week of the challenge was a challenge. There were multiple birthdays and it was the week of the 4th of July. But I stuck to my plan and I lost weight in the first week because of the changes I made to my diet and my daily exercise plan. This huge victory motivated me to keep at it. I followed the SLMsmart app faithfully, which had me doing high-intensity interval training. As I got into better shape, I started to run in the morning and at night. I drank SLMsmart Health Shake for breakfast or had something that was high in protein. When I felt ‘snacky’ at night I used SLMsmart Crave Control. My clothes continued to fit more and more loosely. When the challenge ended and I put my before-and-after photos next to each other and couldn’t believe what I had accomplished in such a short amount of time. When you change the way you eat, do the workouts, and take the supplements, it works, and it works fast. This challenge not only changed my habits, it changed my family’s habits.”


Elite Honors Spotlight: Nick & Penny Neufeld

Thursday, November 19, 2015 , ,

Month after month, Team Members are discovering just how much is attainable when they set a goal to become Elite Honors Qualified each month. Team Members who have qualified multiple months are seeing the fruits of their labors and some are going the extra mile by maintaining their highest pin titles to earn the Go Elite Promotion bonus.

Nick and Penny Neufeld, Stars from British Columbia, Canada, understand what it means to be busy. Caring for and homeschooling seven children is a full-time job on its own, however, Nick has a full-time job as a general contractor, and both Nick and Penny make time every day to kindle their Synergy business. Chuck Pinnell introduced Synergy to Nick and Penny, and they finally got involved in the business after noticing the real and impactful effects that Synergy products were having on a handful of their immediate family members’ lives. Once friends and family began to notice differences in the Neufeld household’s health, they started asking questions. Synergy product orders followed from people in their neighborhood, people Nick works with, and people at church.

As new Synergy distributors, Nick and Penny have latched onto the Elite Honors concept because it gives them a straightforward approach in monthly goal setting. In October, the couple became Elite Honors qualified and earned a Go Elite bonus! They will continue working toward Elite Honors qualification each month to help them reach the Bronze title.

“Chuck Pinnell is an incredible mentor and has been in network marketing for years, so we feel fortunate to have him on our side. He introduced Elite Honors to us, but didn’t push it. We were originally worried about joining a network marketing company because I was involved in one before and it was too time consuming. I couldn’t be at home helping with the kids after work because I would go to meeting after meeting. Synergy isn’t this way, though. So far, everything has been attainable, including Elite Honors. Becoming Elite Honors qualified and earning the Go Elite bonus was definitely a goal we set, and it was nice to know it was achievable. I have a new distributor who said the same thing. He loves having small goals to reach for that are already established.

We see the potential with Synergy, and with only one income currently running our household, sharing products we already love to earn a second income seems like the perfect setup. Finding Synergy has been huge for us. We have not only found a great business opportunity, we’ve found products that have changed our home life for the better. Stumbling across ProArgi-9+ and the other Synergy products has been a blessing.”



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Synergy Customer Service and the Synergy Store will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30.

If you have any business that needs to be taken care of with Customer Service, please call earlier in the week. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs before and after the holiday.

Thank you for your cooperation and Happy Thanksgiving from Synergy headquarters!


Elite Honors Spotlight: Sandra Rangel

Friday, November 13, 2015 , ,

Month after month, Team Members are discovering just how much is attainable when they set a goal to become Elite Honors Qualified each month. Team Members who have qualified multiple months are seeing the fruits of their labors and some are going the extra mile by maintaining their highest pin titles to earn the Go Elite Promotion bonus.

Sandra Rangel, a Bronze from Florida, is a medical doctor from Colombia who now practices holistic medicine. After dealing with some of her own medical complications, her views on what it takes to be healthy shifted. While in Finland, Sandra met Emerald Executives Eric and Kati Gammals who introduced her to Synergy. Being a doctor, Sandra knows that the majority of health supplements manufactured today should not be trusted. However, after meeting the brains behind Synergy’s quality and research teams, touring Nature’s Sunshine’s and Synergy’s manufacturing facility, and exploring the Hughes Center for Research and Innovation, she knew Synergy products were different. She has been recommending Synergy products to her clients, friends, and family ever since.

“Eric and Kati challenged me to become Elite Honors Qualified, and I’ve accomplished this challenge two months in a row. They have been great examples to me. I know that if I continue to become Elite Honors Qualified I can build a stable income and live freely. I believe in Synergy products, and by believing in them I am also earning a living and building something bigger. I have a broader vision of what’s possible through Synergy.

I am encouraging others to become Elite Honors Qualified now. I’m telling them there is a way to succeed in this business. I’ve seen the Gammals’ success and made them my mentors. They are leading me and helping me understand the importance of duplication. The goal is to continue qualifying and help others to do the same.”


Elite Honors Spotlight: Cheuntel Kunkler

Thursday, November 12, 2015 , ,

Month after month, Team Members are discovering just how much is attainable when they set a goal to become Elite Honors Qualified each month. Team Members who have qualified multiple months are seeing the fruits of their labors and some are going the extra mile by maintaining their highest pin titles to earn the Go Elite Promotion bonus.

Cheuntel Kunkler, a Star from California, is a healer who helps people regain their health through natural remedies. She created a wellness program for her clients that includes Synergy products. After changing her poor health around, she found purpose in helping others do the same thing. She turned to nutrition and ingredients that are found in Synergy products to help her on her journey to wellness. Cheuntel has been an entrepreneur for 25 years and a Synergy Team Member for two years.

Due to her background in entrepreneurism, she said she has been introduced to a number of direct selling companies, but found that Synergy WorldWide fit best with her personal beliefs and goals.

Her Synergy business has been primarily focused on bringing in customers, but now that her customers have built a belief in the product, Cheuntel as seen a growing interest in her customers wanting to become distributors.

“My sponsor Bill Muth encouraged me to sign up two distributors in October, so I did both the last day of the month! I work full time and usually do 10-12 massages per day, so I have a lot on my plate, so I rely on the people who come through my studio door to become my customers and distributors. I keep Synergy product in stock in my studio at all times and I get a lot of customers this way. I make my Synergy business part of what I do every day.

I’m driven to help others, and through Elite Honors and the Go Elite Promotion I’m rewarded for helping, which is amazing. I do what I can to help people every day and Synergy is part of my toolbox. I researched Synergy for a long time before signing up. I have high expectations because I’m extremely organic and only purchase products have not been treated with chemicals, but Synergy’s integrity and its products are up to par with my standards.”


Elite Honors Qualifiers (Oct. 2015)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 ,

Team Members are still charging full steam ahead in pursuit of becoming Elite Honors Qualified for the first time or maintaining the EHQ title. The Elite Honors program is streamlining the way organizations do business with Synergy WordWide while maximizing each Team Member’s earning potential. Team Members following the program are seeing the extra rewards that are made possible through the Go Elite promotion as they continue doing what they’ve been doing all along—building their Synergy businesses.

Congratulations to the October 2015 qualifiers

Qualify for Elite Honors 1 out of 12 months and receive an Elite Honors pin, recognition letter, and online recognition. Qualify 3 out of 12 months and receive an Elite Honors Club Card, which can be used for a number of event perks, including VIP registration, special product promotions, and more! 

David Johnston
Dane Iorg
Paul Blad & Rudy Pedroza
DNC Marketing
Mark Comer
Steve Seely
Dan Hammer Health
Corrine Brandi
Dr. David B. Burnett
Belva Snow
Sandra Rangel
Dianne Sandberg
Natural Cardio Solutions
Scott Jacobs & Melanie O'Neill
Michael Billauer
BG Global Enterprises, LLC
MDB International
Cheuntel Kunkler
Daniel J. McNabb
John A. Wittekind
K. Roger Carter
Nathan L. Fowers
Jared A. Chadburn
Steve & Julie Russon
Nick Neufeld
Soomee Kim
Young Hee Kim
Scott Lovelace

To learn more about Elite Honors and the Go Elite Promotion, click here.

Congratulations to everyone who has achieved Elite Honors so far and a special congratulations to those who have achieved Elite Honors multiple times. We are impressed by your work ethic and belief, and we thank you for the examples you are to all those working toward building their Synergy businesses.

November is already off to a great start. Let’s keep the momentum going! Train your team on the importance of becoming Elite Honors qualified through the Synergy Opportunity Webinar as you achieve this highly sought after title yourself. Can’t wait to see the success that this month brings. Good luck!


Are Synergy Products Organic?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

When it comes to nutritional supplements, you deserve superior quality. One of the most frequent product questions we answer in our Customer Service department and on our manufacturing tours is, "Are Synergy products organic?"

As many of you may know, the term "organic" refers to a plant growing method that does not use synthetic chemicals. The extensive farm audits and raw material testing our quality control team performs ensures that all of our herbs and raw materials meet organic standards. Because of our strict internal testing, we do not pursue third party organic certification for any of our finished products. The organic certification process is primarily for marketing purposes.

When applicable, our purchasing department will look for organic-certified ingredients. However, several ingredients are not candidates for organic certification. Plants that are wild-crafted are not grown on farms, and hence cannot be certified organic. We obtain several herbs from outside of the U.S., and very few countries outside the U.S. have any kind of standard for organic certification. We only partner with suppliers that meet our strict quality standards. The extensive inspections and audits our teams conduct on each supplier and their products ensures that our herbs meet organic standards.

When you purchase from Synergy WorldWide, you are guaranteed products with no residue from fertilizers, pesticides or other types of contamination.

Remember, if an independent organization has a product with an organic certification, this certification does not necessarily mean the product contains high quality ingredients. Organic items can still be contaminated through water sources unknown to the growers. The real proof is in the testing, which Synergy conducts according to the strictest quality assurance practices in the industry.

You can be sure that we provide the highest quality products with the highest purity standards.


Updated ProArgi-9+ Flyer Available

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 ,

It's out with the old and in with the new! We've updated the ProArgi-9+ flyer to contain all of the
talking points you'll need when sharing this life-enhancing product with new contacts, including the two groundbreaking discoveries made in the Hughes Center for Research and Innovation.

Here are the questions you will be able to answer after reading this flyer:
  • What did scientists at the Hughes Center for Research and Innovation discover when conducting clinical tests on ProArgi-9+?
  • What quality control tests are used to make sure ProArgi-9+ is a pure and superior product?
  • What are the main ingredients found in ProArgi-9+ and what positive effects can these ingredients have on an individual's overall health?

CLICK HERE to download the ProArgi-9+ flyer!