Is Nefful just another negative ion scam?

Imagine if fighting major diseases and ailments like Parkinson’s, ADHD, diabetes, back pain, and insomnia were as easy as changing your outfit.

Well, now it is, thanks to Nefful!

According to their affiliates, at least…Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Nefful.

Overview

Nefful was founded back in 1975 in Shizuoka, Japan by Mr. Hisami Kamijo. They’re now run by Chairman Toshiya Kamijo.

They started branching out in 1989, and now they’ve got offices in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyan, Los Angeles California, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Penang.

At over 600,000 affiliates around the world, they’re one of the bigger MLMs.

How much does Nefful cost?
An affiliate membership to Nefful costs $55.

Products

So, how exactly does Nefful cure the world of all its ailments via their wardrobe?

Well, they produce and sell negative ion clothing (and bedding, and accessories). They claim these negative ions have a positive effect on health, aging, and mood, and that their special Nefflon fiber blend surrounds you in these beneficial negative ions.

Negative ions are naturally found in abundance in places like rivers, beaches, and waterfalls, and it’s said that that’s why people feel so happy in those places. Negative ions have also been called “the vitamins of the air”, and there is some research to support the theory that negative ions have positive effects on health and mood (more on this later).

That’s why everyone started trying to bottle and sell these air vitamins back in the early 2000s.

You’ve seen those negative ion bracelets on TV, at mall kiosks, and at MLMs like jsfklds. Nefful takes those to the next step and decks you out in negative ions from head to toe. They put those things in everything…underwear, blankets, beanies, leg warmers (who still wears those??), cardigans…

And apparently decking your clothes out in negative ions will cost you close to what it would cost to deck yourself out in jewels and bling. A beanie costs $96, and a cardigan costs $550. A blanket? $1,800.

Shoot, for $1,800, that blanket better be made with threads of angel hair and stuffed with feathers from Pegasus’s wings.

That, or it better really cure Parkinson’s.

Of course, there’s ZERO evidence of any of these products actually curing diseases. They might have some other benefits, though…

Benefits

While a 2013 study by BMC Psychiatry concluded that negative ions had no consistent influence on anxiety, mood, relaxation, sleep, or comfort, the study did find slightly lower rates of depression associated with negative ions. That being said, those findings weren’t conclusive, and future research is needed. [1]

Another study showed that negative ions may be an effective treatment for seasonal depression. [2]

Finally, one study published in 2012 showed that negative ion fabrics can significantly improve the symptoms of eczema. [3]

So, the products might have some benefits, they were just way overstated by distributors. Typical.

Side Effects

According to WebMD, there are virtually no side effects associated with negative ions (other than a bleeding wallet).

Opportunity

Commission rates at Nefful are a lot like having sex for the first time– not great, not terrible…it is what it is.

Nefful consultants make 20% commission on personal sales.

Leadership bonuses are available to higher level consultants, and it allows you to earn bonuses based on the sales volume of your team.

If you’re ranked even higher (Area General Manager and up), you can qualify for incentive bonuses. This includes a 2.5% volume bonus on the sales of your entire downline.

Residual commission are paid out on a unilevel structure to consultants ranked Manager or higher.

Managers make 10% down to the next Manager in their team.

Area Managers make 25% on Consultant Sales Volume (infinity levels deep) and 15% on sales volume of team members Manager level or higher.

Above Area Manager you get 30% commission on Consultant Sales Volume infinity levels deep and 20% on the sales volume of your team members who are Managers or up.

More complicated than it needs to be, but it basically means that unless you can recruit, recruit, recruit, build up a MASSIVE downline, and shoot like a rocket up to the highest level rankings, you’re not going to make any money.

Recap

The whole negative ion schtick sounds like BS, but they might actually be onto something. It doesn’t matter whether or not the products actually make you feel good, though, because buying a $1,300 blanket is enough to make you qualify as legally insane.

It doesn’t matter how unaffordable their products are, though, because consultants don’t make money off personal sales. They make money off building a team with a huge downline. If you think you can make your way to the top of the pyramid by building a team of thousands of people interested in negative ion-infused panties, go for it.

But if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Page

Jeremy Page teaches network marketers (company cheerleaders) how to build a real business. Far from a hater, he still LOLs at 3-way calls and building "downlines". If you like Monday morning conversations with your kids by the pool, you might like this.

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