Is Amare Global A Scam?

Welcome to my Amare Global Review.

Would you like to know whether this might be a good business opportunity for you?

We are going to check how to start with Amare Global as their partner, and what is the price to join is.
Also, we will cover the exact ways how to make money with this company.

By looking at their income report we will be able to determine the probability of success within this MLM.
It doesn’t look good.

Is Amare Global A Scam?

Let’s find out;

By the end of this review, you will have a solid opinion about this company (business-wise) and you will be able to answer the question, of whether Amare Global is a scam, or not.

Just short notes before we begin:

1)  I am not associated with Amare Global
2) I am not a physician or pharmaceutics, so in case you want to find out more about the products you should do your own research. The section about Amare Global products (you find below) is for informational purposes only.

The purpose of this review is to reveal a detailed look at Amarae Global from the profit-making perspective.

Please note, that I am not a member or an affiliate of Amare Global.
This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain.

Any recommendations and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.

Amare Global Overview

Name: Amare Global
Price to Join:
$69.95 to become Wellness Partner (Preferred customer fee is $24.95)
No! 99% Of Members Lose or don’t make any money.

Amare Global Review – Summary

Amare Global is a Multi-Level Marketing Company selling nutritional and mental wellness products.

Regardless that Amare is one of a few MLM companies paying quite OK commissions, the fact is that 99% of their “Independent Business Owners” (MLM sellers) lose money.

That’s the nature of any MLM business model.

That’s why I don’t recommend joining the Amare Globel, unless:

  • you handle rejections well
  • you don’t mind bothering your friends and families

If you want to know what is the much better business mode, read on.

In case you are in hurry, check the link below to find out more

Who Owns Amare Global?

Is Amare Global A Scam

Amare Global is an MLM mental wellness company founded by Hiep Tran.

He along with other founders such as Mike Brown, Rich Higbee, Mark Nguyen, and Dr. Shawn Talbott launched Amare Global in 2016.

So it is a pretty new company (compared other MLMs f.e. 4Life with 30 years on the market, or Trivita with more than 20 years).

BTW, Amare means love, to be in love, and probably it has routes in Latin.

Apparently, they offer revolutionary products that balance the chemicals in your body. In other words, their products are designed to support the primary psychological drivers of mental wellness.

Basically, their theory is that the chemicals causing depression, anxiety, and other negative states of mind, are not necessarily produced in our brains.
For the last more than 100 years, people used targeting the brain to fix that.

But according to the Amare Global “revolutionary theory,” it is necessary to focus on other parts of the body. Dr. Talbott from Amare Global says, that the primary target should be our gut.

Is Amare Global A Scam

So Amare Global presents itself as something new in the nutrition field, as they sell not only nutritional products but they bring natural solutions to people in the area of mental wellness.

One note regarding the Amare Global founder, Dr. Shawn Talbott (Chief Science Officer).
Back in 2004 he and his associates used “deceptively formatted infomercials in pitching dietary supplements” (Source FTC).

As a settlement, Mr. Talbott had to give up his assets worth $1.12 million.

Is Amare Global an MLM or Pyramide Scheme?

Let’s get the term “Pyramid Scheme” off the table right away.

Pyramid schemes are not allowed in most countries. They heavily rely on recruiting new members only. That is the only way how one can (possibly) generate an income.

That means they don’t have any products to sell. And yet, new prospects are promised to earn a lot of money, but the truth is that all the money (or the majority) goes to the top.

Amare Global is a legit MLM company selling products. And since this is the MLM company, they do have this recruit part as well. This is where a lot of people get confused.

So let’s watch this movie to understand what the pyramid scheme is:

It should be clear to not mistake an MLM for a pyramid scheme. But I agree that the recruiting part of any MLM resembles a pyramid scheme.

That is why many MLM companies promote their products and the recruiting part is kind of hidden.

When it comes to reality, though, everyone knows that this is the only way how to make money.
Even though it is very difficult, especially when you are not at the top level.

How Much Is Amare Global To Join?

Is Amare Global A Scam

Many people decide to join the MLM business model because of the price to join.

Usually, the costs are under $100 and people do think that they can earn 4 figures within a few months. (That is due to the good marketing strategy of his or her upline or sponsor)

With Amare Global, you don’t have to become a member to use their products. They have 3 different levels so let me break them down for you.

1) Retail Customer $0

There is no entrance fee.
Retail Customer gets a flat rate shipping for $4.99.

2) Preferred Customer $24.95

If you want to become a preferred customer you have to pay $25 and on top of what the retail customer gets, you can purchase the Amare products for a wholesale price (that is 25% off retail).
You will also earn free product points and saves rewards.
There is also a bonus with your 1st subscription – you get a free product and with your order, you can save about $40.

Another incentive is, in case you refer others to Amare you get also a free product.

3) Wellness Partner $69.95

You as a potential wellness partner get everything as the preferred customer: the free product for a referral and the free product on a subscription.

Instead here is what you get:

  • You earn a commission when you refer others (we will talk about this later)
  • You qualify for incentive trips
  • Also, you get a free personalized website (including an app and back-office, so you can do some modifications on your site)

These are the benefits.

What you are not told right away is that you as a Wellness Partner must maintain at least 100 Personal Volume (PV stands for a total volume of orders within a month) to be considered as an active member.

And you also must earn commissions for that month.
Otherwise, you are considered “inactive”.

Products, That Amare Global Offers

Is Amare Global A Scam

Usually, products offered by any MLM company are slightly more expensive than competitive products. Let’s take for example the 4Life, where almost identical products can be found on Amazon for a better price.
And you don’t have to pay any entrance fee like you have to with Amare Global.

As described above Amare Global offers products that target the “gut-brain axis”.
Let’s take a look at some of them.

There are 5 different categories:

1) Fundamentals

Products like MentaBiotics, Mentafocus, or MentaHeart.
The MentaBiotics is their flagship product for adjusting the gut, as a part of the gut-brain axis. According to Dr. Shawn Talbott, this is like having 4 different products in 1 package (Probiotic Blend, Prebiotic Blend, Phytobiotic Blend, and Digestive Performance).

The price of the flagship product (mentabiotics) is $74.95. In case you subscribe you get 10% off ($66.95)

2) MentaTherapeutics

There are 5 products within this category (Reboot+, Mood+, Energy+, Relief+, and Sleep+). They are supposed to help with your mood and mental energy. Relief+ should support the body’s natural pain response system and after Sleep+ you should get a peaceful sleep.

The price for the Reboot+ is $21.95 (after the discount) and Sleep+ costs $53.9 (Retail price is $80 though).
Sleep+ contains 30 capsules and you should get 2 of them daily.

3) MentaEssentials

Within this section, you find 2 sub-sections, Premium Nutrients, and GBX (gut-brain axis) Food.

Premium Nutrients are probiotics, digestive, or OmMega. They all cost $40 in retail price. After the discount, the price is $26.95.

GBX Food should improve microbiome balance. They work together to nourish good gut bacteria.

4) Amare Kids

This is the same category of products that supposes to support the entire gut-brain axis of growing kids and teens.

A 2-pack of Kids fundamentals costs $119.90 for preferred customers. There are 30 servings per container.

5) Amare Gear

This is a different section of products, and it contains bags, shaker bottles, sleeping mask mugs, tablecloths, and notebooks.

For example, the Amare Rolling laptop bag (up to a 16-inch screen) costs $79.
Size 14″ x 16″ x 7.50″

Amare Products can be purchased individually or in packs.


One special category is the Packs, where you choose a package of several products for a better price.

Is Amare Global A Scam
  • Amare Fundamentals Pack. Includes MentaBiotics, MentaFocus, and MentaSync. The price is $134.95 (Retail Price of $234)
  • Amare Fundamentals Pack Plus: Includes all three above and MentaHeart. The price is $184.90 (Retail Price of $338)
  • Amare Kids Pack: Kids VitaGBX, Kids Mood+, KidsFundamentals. This pack costs $117.95 (Retail $198)
  • Core Wellness Pack: MentaBiotics, MentaFocus, VitaGBX, OmMega. Price $188.95 (Retail $328)
  • Family Wellness Pack: 2x MentaBiotics 2x MentaFocus, 2x MentaSync, MentaHeart, 1x Kids FundaMentals. 1x Kids Vita GBX and 1 Kids Mood+.Price $459.95 (Retail $874)
  • Project b3 Pack: VitaGBX, GBX SeedFiber, 2x GBX Protein, GBX SuperFood: Price $274.95 (Retail Price $486)
  • Launch Pack: 2x MentaBiotics, 2x MentaFocus, 2x MentaSync, 2x MentaHeart, 2x Reboot+, Energy+, Mood+, Sleep+, Relief+, GBX Protein—Vanilla, GBX Protein—Chocolate, GBX SuperFood, GBX SeedFiber, VitaGBX, Probiotics, Digestive, OmMega, Kids FundaMentals, Kids VitaGBX, and Kids Mood+. The price is $849.95 (Retail Price $1,608)

Regarding the supplements, it is important to say that the statements regarding Amare products have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA).

Their products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

It is also stated on the Amare website:

Is Amare Global A Scam

It can be found at the bottom of each product description. It is not very visible, but it is possible to find it.

My Notes (regarding the products)

It is obvious from the previous section that all of them are expensive. I dare to say, that they are overpriced and you should not have a problem finding comparable products for a much better price.
The price of Amare products can be a problem when it comes to distribution.

I mean unless you are good, I mean a very skillful salesperson, you will have a hard time selling these.

These days, people more often go online and purchase such products over there.
For example on Amazon.

I bet you are familiar with Amazon products.
Did you know that you can actually make some money promoting any products on Amazon?
It is called affiliate marketing.

Amazon has this program called an amazon affiliate program, and they accept almost everybody. That means that every person (after signing up for their program) can promote their products.

You would have to go through the sign-up process, but it is nothing painful (here is described, of how to become Amazon Affiliate).

I would say within 30 minutes you are all set and you can start promoting any product within the niche, you choose.

How Can You Make Money with Amare Global?

Is Amare Global A Scam

It is generally not easy to make money in any MLM company.

Generally, only 1% make money, and the rest either lose money or they are break-even.

Amare Global offers quite expensive products. And even though they say their supplements are revolutionary, in my opinion, it is only marketing to sell more products.

By now you already understand that there are 2 ways how theoretically you can make money.

  1. To sell the products
  2. Build your team – meaning, your downline.

Now the first option – you get a 25% commission on each product you sell. How many of them do you have to sell, to earn at least the minimum salary (which is about $7.50 an hour) $300 a week?
If the average product can be sold for $100, you get $25 off of each product.

You have to sell 12 products a week to get to that earning level. That is almost 2 containers per day.
If you know a lot of people, it may go easy in the first or second month.

I would say 50% of people will say, that it does not have any effect and they will not buy from you anymore.
You would need to hustle more to maintain that income.

Eventually, you realize that the only way how to earn more is to recruit distributors.
But remember that you only get a 5% commission from your downline.

Another disadvantage is the 100 PV. We already touched on this in the section above.
Regardless of your ranking, the 100 PV must be met.

This is, in my opinion, a big drawback. The thing is that not every month is the same. Life just happens and if you can’t keep the 100 PV, you would have to buy the stuff by yourself to maintain your position.

As I say, most people are not born with great sales skills. That means that even though they work hard, it can easily happen that they lose money and the number of supplements grows in their house.

I find it very stressful and frustrating. And the company does not provide you with any training.

Look at the entire structure including a different ranking and the number of levels:

Is Amare Global A Scam

Theoretically, you can climb the rank system and build your team down to 7 levels.

In that case, you and your team have to maintain the Organizational Volume (OV – a combined total of all of the PV from a Wellness Partner and his entire downline) as per the table above.

I know it is not easy to understand how the entire structure works. This is common within all MLM companies.
They just don’t want to create a simple easy-to-understand compensation plan, on purpose.

If you want you can read their 2019 entire comp plan (it is 20 pages PDF).

The more recent compensation plan for 2021, is even longer – it is a 30-page long PDF file.

Is Amare Global A Scam

One note:
It means a compensation plan and not a complicated plan, but I agree that the latter is applicable quite well as well.

What do I like About Amare Global?

  • Compared to the other MLM companies, Amare Global pays quite an OK commission. You still need to sell either a lot of products or expensive packs.
    Either way, it will be very difficult to maintain a certain level of income every month.

What I don’t like About Amare Global

  • Very expensive product and that makes it hard to sell.
  • Almost impossible to do this full-time, due to the low income
  • Bothering family members and/or friends
  • According to FTC, Shawn Talbot made false product claims and used deceptive promotions, regarding dietary supplements (You can read the whole report)

Some Thoughts at the End

I am not an expert in nutritional products or mental wellness.
But I agree that it is important to eat proper food, a lot of vegetables and fruits, if possible without any genetic modifications.

When the body gets proper food, it has a positive effect on our mind as well.

Are Amare products beneficial for you?

I don’t know. You would have to do research regarding the products on your own.
Are they expensive?
Yes, they are.

Proper exercise and healthy food are cheaper.

Is Amare Global a good business model for you? I am pretty sure it is not.

It is very difficult to make money as an Amare representative. And it is not because you don’t feel like working.

It is the system – how it works. You gotta recruit more people, in other words, you need to build up a team – your downline, so they can build their team for you to make a decent living.

Now if that is not stressful for you then, by all means, you can go ahead.
But I know, I used to be in a similar system (it was a financial company) and I found it very stressful to talk people into contracts that I did not believe in the first place.

I have realized that I did not want to rely on this kind of business, where you have to pursue your prospects; and beyond, meaning your downline has to create their downline and so on.

Where Do You Go From Here?

Now let me know what do you think about Amare Global as a money-making opportunity.

Do you want to give it a try?
Well, I don’t know what kind of sales skills you have, but if you are like me, you prefer different ways how to make money.

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And I think I can offer you an alternative.
We have already mentioned it, it is called affiliate marketing.

You earn a commission off the products you promote. You don’t build any downline and you do it at your own pace. There is no recruiting and you can choose whatever product you want.
Everything is done online and you don’t deal with customer support or suppliers.

The only thing that you need is a website and traffic. The best results (at least for beginners) are from organic (or free) traffic. That is probably the same way how you have found this article, right?
Did I chase you? Or have you been looking for some information?

You have found this website and hope you find it helpful. This is what I like about affiliate marketing. I don’t chase people, but they “chase” me, so to speak 🙂

But let me tell you also the disadvantages.

There is a learning curve, of course. But you can choose a niche (area or field) you like or you have an interest in, and then it becomes much easier.
2nd point is, that it requires effort from your side, and also you have to be patient since it takes a bit of time until google recognizes your website.

But all of this can be learned and with proper training, you can achieve a 4-digit income (per month) within 10-14 months. The platform is called Wealthy Affiliate and anyone can join for free. The first 5 lessons are for free.

In case you have a question about Amare Global or some other ways how to build a business online, please leave it in the comment section below.

I will be more than happy to answer you back (I’ll do my best to give you feedback within 24 hours).

Thank you for reading,
Have a good one,

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12 thoughts on “Is Amare Global A Scam?”

  1. To be honest I’m the biggest MLM fan, and I’m glad to see straight away that Amare Global. Some people I know do like MLMs, but to be honest again I haven’t heard of many success stories. With Amare Global I see that the founders were mixed up in some deceptive business practices previously, never a good sign. I think the biggest turnoff with this product is as you said, the products are a tough sell due to their price relative to competition. Your alternative in Wealthy Affiliate is a much better option for sure. Thanks to your post I can steer clear of Amare Global and warm my MLM friends to do the same. Great review and keep up the good work!

    • As for the owners – that is right. It is never a good sign when the founders were involved in scammy systems. 
      These kinds of people usually keep doing the same thing. 

      I am glad you like the article.

      Thank you for your comment

      and if you have further questions, let me know

  2. Hey, I found your guide very useful on Amare Global.  Amare Global is a legit MLM company selling products. Their products are designed to support the primary psychological drivers of mental wellness. It offer many supplement pack for mental health. Now people are not much interested in MLM business.

    These days, people more often go online and purchase such products over there.For example on Amazon. I hope everyone know about Amazon.

    • I agree – The MLM business models are not viable anymore.

      Especially in 2020, where all businesses go online if they have a chance.

      That is why, when someone wants to make money, he or she should learn how to set up a website ( which is an easy process) and how to create content that ranks well in Google (and other search engines as well) 

      Thanks a lot for your comment

  3. Have you met the owner and the other corporate members? Have you tried the products and read the white sheets? In your comparison to other products did you take into consideration quality control , R &D, and clinical trials?

    • Hello Ellen and thank you for stopping by.

      As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, I don’t review the products, but Amare Global as a business opportunity.
      I am sure many people like the products, but it does not mean they all start making a living once they become Amare Global distributors.

      (BTW, I am sure not all iPhone sellers met Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak.)

      Anyways, I appreciate your comment
      Have a good one

  4. Hey, Firstly I say thanks for giving your light on Amare Global. I know Amare Global is a MLM Company Selling Mental Wellness Products. I see it is running from long time. I think it is not suitable for me. I found wealthy affiliate business from your recommendation. It is really working very well for me. I am just working on my training now a days. Training gives me motivation to complete each task required to build a good business online.

    • Hi and thank you for your comment. 

      Glad you have joined the Wealthy Affiliate. 
      The price you pay for the education you get  – that’s a steal! 

      Not mentioning that in the future more and more people will buy online. That is why it is beneficial to learn how to run an online business. 
      No MLM, including Amare Global, can provide you with such information.

      That is why I have added this option of checking the Wealthy Affiliate in my article so people can try other options as well. 

  5. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about Is Amare Global A Scam? MLM Company Selling Mental Wellness Products and explanations are given.

    I’m in college and every student needs more money, so I’m looking for as many articles as I can make money online. I read many articles but this is the best I have read.
    I will definitely try the Affiliate Marketing Business model. 

    Thanks again and keep in touch!

    • Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment. 

      There is no better start with affiliate marketing than while you are in college. Sure you need to focus on the studying but there is definitely a time slot where you can invest at least 1hr per day in building your website. 

      Let me know if you need help, or in case you have questions. 

      Wishing you a lot of success and see you around 🙂 

  6. What concerns me with MLMs like Amare is that they are targeting products meant for children. It’s great to have supplements for children, but a responsible adult should also be feeding them wholesome food and not treat them like sick kids, pilling them with products some company claims will do them good. And with a new company like that, you want to be very careful with what you’re introducing to your children. I would be wary if I were you, joining this kind of business opportunity. 

    • Hi Cathy, 

      I couldn’t agree to agree with you more. I don’t have kids on my own yet, but I would never feed them with pills that are not even tested and approved the FTC. 
      But still, I would do everything I could to prevent the kids to use pills of any kind. 

      And being part of such a business, to sell these products and convincing people to join “my team”?  No Thank you. 
      It is still MLM, it is new – and who knows how long it will last. 

      A bit percentage of these MLM are closed down within 5 years or so. 

      With affiliate marketing, one has a much bigger chance to succeed in the long run. 

      Thank you for your comment
      highly appreciate it
      Cheers, Mike


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