Fuxion Review: Nutraceutical fusion with affiliate autoship recruitment

Fuxion operate in the health and nutrition MLM niche and appear to be based out of Peru.

The company was founded in 2006 by Frank Michell, Derek Michell, Rafael Zuñiga Benavides and Alvaro Zuñiga Benavides.

Fuxion officially launched in the US in 2015 and also has offices in Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Alvaro Zuñiga Benavides (right) heads up Fuxion as CEO.

As per Benavides Fuxion corporate bio;

he has more than 20 years as an entrepreneur in the food and dairy products industry.

He has actively participated in the creation and development of several companies in the area of commerce, fabrication of supplies, and most importantly, in the development of innovative products and services directed to the area specialized in nutrients.

I wasn’t able to put together an MLM history on Benavides, suggesting Fuxion is his first MLM venture as an executive.

Read on for a full review of the Fuxion MLM business opportunity.

Fuxion Products

Fuxion claim to be

the first South American company dedicated to the production of nutraceutical food that uses the latest advances in biotechnology and the knowledge of Ancient Andean, Amazonian, and Asian cultures.

The company markets four lines of “nutraceutical fusion” products spanning nutraceuticals, weight management, athletic performance and anti-aging.

Neutraceuticals

  • C&C Fit – powdered instant drink mix containing “roasted gourmet coffee with green coffee extract”
  • BioPro X Active Sport – “increases your muscular mass in less time”
  • BioPro X Active Fit – “lose weight and inches, while toning your muscles faster”
  • BioPro X Active – “protects your immune system”
  • Off – “OFF iced tea … helps manage tension and stress so you can relax”
  • On – “ON iced tea… stimulates brain function, fights fatigue, and allows you to focus and concentrate longer”
  • RGX 1 – “if you’re dealing with chronic or occasional constipation, FuXion’s RGX1 formula will help reactivate your intestinal tract gently and naturally”
  • Veramas – “this hot tea is an excellent source of nutrients to nourish your immune system, and help you achieve optimal health”

Weight Management

  • Floria Liv – “Each serving of this tasty drink made with passion fruit pulp will deliver more than 10 billion live probiotic bacteria to your intestines. There they activate your body’s natural defenses, improving the immune system”
  • Liquid Fibra – “nourishes the intestinal flora in your digestive tract to keep you regular”
  • Nocarb T – “improves the metabolism of sugars and raises your energy levels”
  • Thermo T3 – “contains a delicious combination of lime-flavored tea with ingredients that boost its thermogenic effect to help you burn fat more efficiently, getting rid of those rolls in a healthy way”

Athletic Performance

  • Post Sport – “active ingredients of L-glutamine and Achiote help you to stay hydrated”
  • Vitaenergia – “this unique antioxidant and multivitamin drink is a powerful nutritional source to give you physical energy and enhanced mental focus”
  • FLX TE – “a potent product formulated to help nourish, lubricate and protect your joints”

Anti-aging

  • Youth Elixir – “a delicious anti-aging drink that combines ancestral knowledge from nature”
  • Passion – “an invigorating amino-acid blend drink with guarana flavor that helps improve hormonal health, and maximize the endocrine glands’ performance”
  • Probal – “developed to promote hormonal balance in both men and women”
  • Ganomas Cappuccino – “cappuccino … packed with protection to safeguard your wellness”
  • Beauty In – “while you sleep your body is regenerating, nourished by this potent combination of vitamins A, vitamin E, tropical fruits, collagen and other nutrients for your skin”

Fuxion claim their products are

not delivered via pills or capsules, but unique formulas packed in convenient sachets, ready to mix with water for optimal assimilation.

All of our products contain 100% natural flavors and colors.

There are no preservatives in any of our products.

Fuxion also offer a ‘100% 30-day money-back guarantee to all Retail and Preferred Customers‘.

Note that Fuxion do not provide retail pricing for any of their products on their website.

The Fuxion Compensation Plan

The Fuxion compensation plan combines upfront retail and recruitment commissions with residuals paid through a binary/unilevel hybrid.

Additional performance-based bonuses are also available, mostly based on affiliate rank.

Note that should Fuxion be required to pay out more than 57% of generated commissionable volume in a month, top earners by rank will have their total commissions deducted by 3%.

If company-wide commissions still exceed 57% of generated commissionable volume, a further 3% and then 4% is deducted.

Fuxion Affiliate Ranks

There are thirteen affiliate ranks within the Fuxion compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria they are as follows:

  • Executive – generate at least 20 PV a month and generate at least 180 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 20 PV in your stronger binary side
  • Senior Executive – maintain at least 20 PV a month, generate at least 360 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 40 PV in your stronger binary side and generate at least 380 GV a month in unilevel team volume
  • Bronze – generate at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 750 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 80 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 900 GV a month in unilevel team volume and recruit and maintain at least one Executive or higher ranked affiliate
  • Gold – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 1500 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 150 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 1800 GV a month in unilevel team volume and recruit and maintain at least two Executive or higher ranked affiliates
  • Platinum – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 3000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 300 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 3600 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 1700 GV from any one unilevel leg) and have at least three Executive or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Double Platinum – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 6000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 600 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 8400 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 3100 GV from any one unilevel leg) and have at least four Executive or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Diamond – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 15,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 1500 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 22,500 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 5500 GV from any one unilevel leg) and maintain have at least four Bronze or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Double Diamond – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 30,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 3000 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 50,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 10,000 GV from any one unilevel leg) and maintain have at least five Bronze or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Triple Diamond – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 60,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 6000 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 100,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 18,500 GV from any one unilevel leg) and maintain have at least six Bronze or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Diamond X – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 125,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 12,500 PV in your stronger binary side, generate at least 250,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 35,000 GV from any one unilevel leg) and maintain have at least seven Bronze or higher ranked affiliates in your downline (one per unilevel leg)
  • Diamond Millionaire – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 250,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 1500 PV in your stronger binary side and generate at least 500,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 55,000 GV from any one unilevel leg)
  • Double Diamond Millionaire – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 500,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 3000 PV in your stronger binary side and generate at least 1,000,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 110,000 GV from any one unilevel leg)
  • Triple Diamond Millionaire – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 1,000,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 6000 PV in your stronger binary side and generate at least 2,000,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 220,000 GV from any one unilevel leg)
  • Diamond Millionaire X – maintain at least 60 PV a month, generate at least 2,000,000 GV a week in your weaker binary side and at least 12,500 PV in your stronger binary side and generate at least 4,000,000 GV a month in unilevel team volume (max 440,000 GV from any one unilevel leg)

PV stands for “Personal Volume” and is sales volume generated by retail orders and an affiliate’s own purchase of Fuxion products.

GV stands for “Group Volume” and is PV generated by a Fuxion affiliate and their downline.

MLM Commission Qualification

To qualify for MLM commissions, a Fuxion affiliate must qualify as “active”.

Qualifying as active requires a Fuxion affiliate to purchase at least 20 PV of products every two weeks.

Retail Commissions

Fuxion refer to retail commissions as a “return on investment”.

As a FuXion independent entrepreneur (EF) you receive a 20% discount on the list price of all qualifying FuXion product purchases.

This provides a return on investment (ROI) of 25% when product is sold at retail.

This refers to the resale of Fuxion products purchased by affiliates.

The Fuxion compensation plan makes no mention of whether the company verifies affiliate purchased product is being sold to retail customers.

Fuxion affiliates are also able to generate retail commissions through a replicated website.

Replicated website retail commissions are the difference between the retail and wholesale price of products ordered.

The Fuxion compensation plan states this can be as much as 30%.

A preferred customer is a retail customer that agrees to place an autoship order every month.

If a Fuxion affiliate has three or more preferred customers, they receive a monthly 20% bonus on the order volume of their third largest preferred customer (by product order volume).

Recruitment Commissions

Fuxion affiliates are paid a recruitment commission on products ordered by newly recruited affiliates (required for MLM commission qualification).

A 20% recruitment commission is paid out on product orders made by newly recruited affiliates within seven days of signing up.

A Building Bonus is also available if a newly recruited affiliate qualifies as an Executive, Senior Executive or Bronze affiliate within their first two weeks.

  • Executive reached = $25 commission for the rank qualifying affiliate and the affiliate who recruited them
  • Senior Executive reached = $50 commission for the rank qualifying affiliate and the affiliate who recruited them
  • Bronze reached = $100 commission for the rank qualifying affiliate and the affiliate who recruited them

Residual Commissions (unilevel)

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.

Fuxion don’t cap how many levels an affiliate can earn on each unilevel leg, but do cap commissionable volume per leg from the Platinum rank.

  • Bronze and Gold affiliates earn 8% down an unlimited depth, capped at $210 a week and/or $840 a month
  • Platinum affiliates earn 8%, capped at 1700 GV per leg and $382.50 a week and/or $1530 a month
  • Double Platinum affiliates earn 7.5%, capped at 3100 GV per leg and $1812.50 a week and/or $7250 a month
  • Diamond affiliates earn 7%, capped at 5500 GV per leg and $3812.50 a week and/or $15,250 a month
  • Double Diamond affiliates earn 6.5%, capped at 10,000 GV per leg and $7500 a week and/or $30,000 a month
  • Triple Diamond affiliates earn 6%, capped at 18,500 GV per leg and $13,750 a week and/or $55,000 a month
  • Diamond X affiliates earn 5%, capped at 35,000 GV per leg and $22,500 a week and/or $90,000 a month
  • Diamond Millionaire affiliates earn 4%, capped at 55,000 GV per leg and $35,625 a week and/or $142,500 a month
  • Double Diamond Millionaire affiliates earn 3.5%, capped at 110,000 GV per leg and $62,500 a week and/or $250,000 a month
  • Triple Diamond Millionaire affiliates earn 3%, capped at 220,000 GV per leg and $125,000 a week and/or $500,000 a month
  • Diamond Millionaire X affiliates earn 2.8%, capped at 440,000 GV per leg and $500,000 a week and/or $2,000,000 a month

Note that the above capped earnings amounts include residual binary commissions earned (see below).

Also note that the Fuxion compensation plan provides weekly and monthly unilevel commission caps for Executive and Senior Executive affiliates.

No residual unilevel commission percentages are provided for Executive and Senior Executive affiliates, suggesting they cannot earn them (not sure why unilevel caps in that case are provided).

Residual Commissions (binary)

A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):

The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).

Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.

Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.

At the end of each week Fuxion tally up sales volume on both binary team sides.

A commission is paid on sales volume generated by the weaker side, based on an affiliate’s rank:

  • Executive and Senior Executive affiliates earn 10%, capped at $80 a week and/or $320 a month
  • Bronze affiliates earn 9%, capped at $210 a week and/or $410 a month
  • Gold affiliates earn 8%, capped at $382.50 a week and/or $420 a month
  • Platinum affiliates earn 7%, capped at $875 a week and/or $1260 a month
  • Double Platinum affiliates earn 6%, capped at $1812.50 a week and/or $2160 a month
  • Diamond affiliates earn 5%, capped at $1125 a week and/or $4500 a month
  • Double Diamond affiliates earn 4%, capped at $1800 a week and/or $7200 a month
  • Triple Diamond affiliates earn 3%, capped at $2700 a week and/or $10,800 a month
  • Diamond X affiliates earn 2%, capped at $3750 a week and/or $15,000 a month
  • Diamond Millionaire affiliates earn 1.5%, capped at $5625 a week and/or $22,500 a month
  • Double Diamond Millionaire affiliates earn 1.25%, capped at $9375 a week and/or $37,500 a month
  • Triple Diamond Millionaires earn 1%, capped at $15,000 a week and/or $60,000 a month
  • Diamond Millionaire X affiliates earn 1%, capped at $25,000 a week and/or $100,000 a month

After sales volume is calculated, it is matched and flushed from both sides of the binary team.

Leftover volume on the stronger binary side is carried over the following week (assuming an affiliate remains active).

Additional Binary Positions

Diamond Millionaire X affiliates receive a new binary position within their existing binary team, each time they’ve maxed out existing position(s) for four consecutive weeks.

Despite the compensation plan stating the maximum a Diamond Millionaire X affiliate can earn in weekly binary commissions is $25,000, “maxing out” a binary position requires weekly earnings of $30,000.

Binary Residual Commission Match

Fuxion pay a 20% match on downline affiliate’s residual binary commission earnings.

To qualify for the match downline affiliates must be the same or higher rank then the recruited affiliate (Senior Executive minimum).

If a Fuxion affiliate is at the Double Platinum or higher rank, they receive the 20% binary match regardless of the downline affiliate’s rank.

Increased Consumption Bonus

The Increased Consumption Bonus pays out on sales volume generated by personally recruited affiliates and preferred customers (retail customers on autoship).

The Increased Consumption Bonus pays out 10% on sales volume generated each week (minimum 60 PV).

Rank Achievement Bonus

Fuxion reward affiliates who qualify at the Bronze and higher ranks with a monthly Rank Achievement Bonus:

  • qualify as a Bronze and receive $50
  • qualify as a Gold and receive $100
  • qualify as a Platinum and receive $200
  • qualify as a Double Platinum and receive $300
  • qualify as a Diamond to Diamond X and receive $600
  • qualify as a Diamond Millionaire to Triple Diamond Millionaire and receive $3000
  • qualify as a Diamond Millionaire X and receive $6000

Fuxion also pay a one-time bonus to affiliates who qualify at the Platinum and higher ranks:

  • Platinum – $100
  • Double Platinum – $9000
  • Diamond – $18,000
  • Double Diamond – $30,000
  • Triple Diamond – $50,000
  • Diamond X – $75,000
  • Diamond Millionaire – $100,000
  • Double Diamond Millionaire – $300,000
  • Triple Diamond Millionaire – $1,000,000
  • Diamond Millionaire X – $2,000,000

The Platinum to Diamond X ranks must be maintained for at least three out of the first six months a rank is qualified at.

Diamond Millionaire and higher ranks must be maintained for at least six out of the first nine months a rank is qualified at.

Lifestyle Bonus

Fuxion combine a Car Bonus, Luxury Car Bonus and Office or Brand New Apartment Bonus into a three-tier Lifestyle Bonus.

  • Double Platinum and higher ranked affiliates receive a $350 monthly Car Bonus for 48 months, to be put towards a vehicle valued at up to $16,800
  • Diamond and higher ranked affiliates receive a $1000 monthly Luxury Car Bonus for 48 months ($48,000)
  • Triple Diamond and higher ranked affiliates receive a $1500 monthly Office or Brand New Apartment Bonus for 48 months, to be put towards an office of brand new apartment valued at up to $76,800

Note that respective minimum rank requirements must be maintained for 48 months.

If an affiliate does not rank qualify in a month they do not receive applicable Lifestyle Bonuses for that month.

Note that it is possible to forfeit higher rank bonuses but still meet qualification criteria for existing lower rank bonuses.

Fuxion Experience

Fuxion Experience is an annual international trip rewarded ‘as a recognition and prize to the FuXion EFs for their leadership and effort‘.

To qualify for their first Fuxion Experience trip an affiliate must

  • qualify at the Platinum or higher rank with a minimum 60 PV a week
  • generate at least 30,000 GV for the year (only counted for the weeks an affiliate qualifies at Platinum or higher)

To qualify for their second Fuxion Experience trip an affiliate must

  • qualify at the Double Platinum or higher rank
  • generate at least 50,000 GV for the year (only counted for the weeks an affiliate qualifies at Double Platinum or higher)

To continue to qualify for Fusion Experience trips an affiliate must

  • maintain Diamond or higher rank and
  • generate at least 100,000 GV annually

Millionaire Fund Club

Fuxion take 2% of company-wide sales and distribute it to Diamond Millionaire and higher ranked affiliates each month.

Diamond Millionaire and higher ranked affiliates receive shares in the Millionaire Fund Club pool based on rank:

  • Diamond Millionaires receive one share
  • Double Diamond Millionaires receive two shares
  • Triple Diamond Millionaires receive three shares
  • Diamond Millionaire X affiliates receive four shares

Profit Sharing Pool

Diamond Millionaire and higher ranked affiliates who maintain rank for 52 consecutive weeks receive shares in a Profit Sharing pool.

Fuxion state the Profit Sharing Pool is made up of 10% of “surplus annual earnings minus the sum of the Millionaire Club Fund bonus of the current year”.

The Profit Sharing pool is paid out annually based on shares:

  • Diamond Millionaire ranked affiliates receive one share
  • Double Diamond Millionaire ranked affiliates receive two shares
  • Triple Diamond Millionaire ranked affiliates receive three shares
  • Diamond Millionaire X affiliates receive four shares

Joining Fuxion

Fuxion provide no information on costs associated with signing up as an affiliate on their website.

Attempts to verify what it costs to become a Fuxion affiliate suggest affiliate membership is tied to a 20 PV minimum product order.

MLM commission qualification requires a Fuxion affiliate purchase 20 PV worth of product every two weeks.

Fuxion affiliate marketing claims that a 60 PV order is all that’s required for “max compensation”.

Conclusion

Fuxion market their health and nutrition products on the concept of “nutraceutical fusion”.

As defined by Fuxion, nutraceutical fusion is ‘the masterful combination of extracts’ used in their products, ‘which complement and enhance by a multiplying effect – the Fuxion X effect!

Fuxion claim their nutraceutical fusion provide “better absorption of vitamins and minerals”, are “free of chemicals and preservatives” and contain “organic bioactive ingredient(s)”.

I’m not disputing any of that, but am having a hard time deciding whether any of that actually means anything or whether it’s just marketing jargon.

Fuxion could back up these claims with scientific studies, and to that end they do provide a page on their websites dedicated to patents.

Click on it though and all that comes up is a page with logos of various companies:

There’s nothing clickable on the page, what you see above – that’s it.

Fuxion do play off the whole “Amazon forest” theme a bit in their marketing (“from the heart of the Amazon…” read one pitch). But beyond some or all of their supplements being manufactured somewhere in South America, that seems to be as far as it goes.

Nutraceutical fusion appears to be nothing more than a marketing term, which means Fuxion’s products can (and should) be compared to local equivalents.

The problem with that is Fuxion provide no retail pricing on their website.

Any MLM company in the world that’s serious about retail sales of their products first and foremost is upfront about public disclosure of retail pricing… and that brings us to Fuxion’s compensation plan.

The first thing that stood out to me was mandatory product purchases by affiliates to qualify for MLM commissions.

Just so there’s no confusion, to qualify for MLM commissions a Fuxion affiliate must be active;

It’s necessary to be active in order to receive any bonus. Being active with 60 or more points means having access to more bonuses.

Verbatim, this is how Fuxion defines an active affiliate;

An EF (FuXion Independent Entrepreneur ) who makes a minimum product purchase of 20 points every two FuXion weeks (Tuesday through Monday).

Requiring affiliates to purchase product to earn commissions is one of the primary indicators of a product-based pyramid scheme.

What’s worse is you have Fuxion affiliates advertising the fact that a 60 PV monthly affiliate autoship provides “max compensation”, meaning retail sales can be ignored completely.

And if that’s how Fuxion as an MLM business opportunity is being marketed, it’s a given that most affiliates are likely MLM commission qualifying each month via their own product order.

Without an equivalent in retail sales per affiliate autoship order, this would mean Fuxion is operating as a product-based pyramid scheme.

And what’s with referring to retail commissions as a “return on investment”?

Retail sales are proof an MLM companies products are viable in an open marketplace. They shouldn’t have anything to do with an affiliate recouping a monthly investment to qualify for commissions.

In addition to requiring affiliates purchase products to MLM commission qualify, Fuxion further incentivize affiliate autoship by increasing affiliate discounts based on how much they spend:

  • buy 60 – 299 PV a month and receive a 5% discount
  • buy 300 – 599 PV a month and receive a 7.5% discount
  • buy 600 or more PV a month and receive a 10% discount

And don’t forget the direct commissions paid to recruiting affiliates when those they’ve recruited purchase products.

When combined with a mandatory monthly purchase, it’s clear retail commissions are clearly not a primary focus for Fuxion.

The exception to this is preferred customers, which Fuxion does encourage with a 20% volume bonus if three or more are retained.

Even then though I suspect that’s only because from a compensation perspective, preferred customers generate fixed monthly volume (the same as recruited autoship affiliates).

One interesting aspect of Fuxion’s compensation plan is the diminishing residual commission percentages attached to rank.

Typically an MLM compensation plan will increase commission percentages, with Fuxion doing the opposite.

I get why they’re doing it but I feel it’s a detrimental symptom of gearing so much of the compensation plan into a binary/unilevel hybrid.

Another symptom of this is Fuxion affiliate rank qualification, which sees affiliates required to meet two separate qualification criteria at each rank (both unilevel and binary).

To be honest the depth of Fuxion’s unilevel/binary hybrid plan seems a bit gimmicky, working in favor of the company rather than that of its affiliates.

Either way only 57% of company-wide revenue is paid out, with Fuxion affiliates required to jump through additional hoops as opposed to a straight unilevel or binary plan.

The good news is establishing whether or not you’re about to join a pyramid scheme is easy. Just ask your potential Fuxion upline whether they qualify for MLM commissions (20-60 PV a month).

If the answer is yes, ask whether they’re qualifying in retail sales or through automated monthly autoship. If they’re not generating equivalent retail PV at least equal to their affiliate autoship, it’s a good bet retail sales aren’t a focus.

Just like the person trying to recruit you, you’ll sign up for monthly autoship and focus on trying to recruit other affiliates who do the same.

As we saw in the FTC’s crackdown on Vemma and Herbalife, this business model is illegal in the US.

Considering Fuxion launched in the US in 2015 (incidentally the same year the FTC filed suit against Vemma), they’ve had two years to adjust their compensation plan.

The fact that they haven’t should give anyone considering signing up as a Fuxion affiliate pause for concern.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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