Zrii is a health and wellness MLM based in Utah.
If you’re looking for some new-agey, transcendental healing, you’ve arrived at the mecca. (Well, maybe if mecca were for Hindus).
Sanskrit for “light, luster, splendor, and prosperity”, Zrii is an Ayurveda-loving, peace-dreaming yogini’s dream company. And while the vast majority don’t make a lot, their compensation plan is definitely one of the better ones in the industry.
So should you get involved?
Product-wise this company might be legit, but if you’re just interested in the business opportunity, there are better options out there…
Either way, here’s 12 recommendations about Zrii you should read before joining.
#12. Backed by Deepak Chopra
This dude’s practically a king in the new age movement, and his Ayurveda health center, The Chopra Center, officially endorses them AND sells their products on their site. Chopra has been a name in the game since the 70s and has completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. 
They’ve got a slew of other all-star endorsements including freestyle soccer world champion Boyka Ortiz, and Chris Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happiness.
#11. Has been criticized for luring people away from traditional medicine
Their distributors often make claims about the healing powers of Zrii, going so far as to say it can cure cancer, that aren’t clinically proven.
What’s more, they do it in a way that lures customers away from traditional medicine, and this can cause serious health problems. 
#10. Run by former Fruit of the Loom CEO
This explains why they’re a little different.
While he was with Fruit of the Loom, he grew their revenue from $500 million to almost $2.5 billion. If he could match that at Zrii, they’ve got a real bright future ahead of them.
However, while he was growing that revenue, he was growing Fruit of the Loom’s debt even more. Eventually the company saw a net loss of $576 million in 1999 and Farley was forced to leave his position. Hopefully he doesn’t repeat that part of his career. 
#9. Weird lawsuits with ex-managers at Zrii
There was a point in Zrii’s history when a group of top-level ex-employees staged a walk-out and then, after joining LifeVantage, attempted to buy out Zrii.
They claimed that Farley was taking the company in the wrong direction and gaining unnecessary debt (sound familiar?) using company money for personal expenses. 
However, then Zrii sued LifeVantage, claiming it had conspired with the executives to either take over the Utah company on the cheap or ruin it. Zrii won $400k from them. 
So were their claims false, or is this another case where the big guy always beats the underdog?
#8. Huge sales in first year
They hit a whopping $45 million in their FIRST YEAR, back in 2007.
Since then they’ve grown – not tremendously, but impressively. In 2015 they hit $100 million.
#7. Big international presence
Zrii is present in 18 countries, and they’re huge in South America.
In fact, their Regional VP of South America, Carlos Lopez Ortega, is a beast when it comes to marketing and business. He’s worked for both Red Bull and Coca-Cola.
Zrii headquarters is located in Utah, however it has expanded across the globe to Canada, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, New Zealand, Nicaragua, and Peru. They are also planning on expanding with Zrii Hong Kong, Zrii China, and Zrii Taiwan.
#6. Revolves around one fruit – amalaki
This one little fruit packs some punch.
Chopra even said it’s the one thing he’d take daily to promote his own health. It supports digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. It’s a strong antioxidant that is sacred to Hindu. 
And unlike a lot of miracle fruits, this one has some clinically suggested benefits, including potential activity against some cancers. 
#5. Other products branch out but are founded in this fruit
They include coffee, meal replacement shakes, green tea products, vitamins, cleansing systems, and an energy drink. Naturally-based, most are gluten free, GMO free, and certified Halal.
- Zrii Amalaki, their flagship product, contains not only amalaki but also turmeric, ginger, jujube, schizandria, Tulsi, and haritaki.
- Zrii Rise, a high performance coffee containing Colombian Arabica beans and green coffee bean extract plus amalaki, of course.
- Zrii Achieve, a meal replacement shake in chocolate or vanilla.
- Zrii Accell, an energy booster with green tea.
- Daily AM & PM vitamins.
- Smart Omega-4, containing omega-3s EPA, DHA, and more.
- Zrii Purify, a 4-part cleanse system.
#4. Brand new skincare line
Their line includes a facial serum, night cream, day cream, and exfoliator called “zriinew”.
This is a really smart way to target new markets, considering their impending expansion into Asia. Asia has the largest market for skincare products. 
#3. Distributors (Independent Executives) actually meet trainers
Online learning can be a struggle. Especially if you can’t put a face to the name of the person teaching you.
Instead of relying on long distance training through phone calls and webinars, trainers actually travel to meet their consultants in person.
While this is great training, it also means additional costs.
#2. Great compensation plan…if you recruit
Like most MLMs, you get immediate commission, residual earnings on recruits, what they call “lifestyle rewards” (cars, vacations, etc), and bonuses.
Various immediate bonuses range from $50-1,000, plus a 20% bonus on all initial orders. Pretty sweet.
The Zrii compensation Plan gives you earnings on your recruits as follows:
- 1stgeneration – 20%
- 2ndgeneration – 10%
- 3rdgeneration through the 7th generation – 5%
Based on these rankings:
- 4 Star – earn off the 1stgeneration only
- 5 Star – earn off the 1stand 2nd generation
- 6 Star – earn off of generation 1, 2 and 3.
- 7 Star – earn off of generation 1,2,3 and 4.
- 8 Star – earn off of generation 1,2,3,4 and 5
- 9 and 10 Star – earn off of generation 1,2,3,4,5, and 6
- Ruby and more – earn off all generations in the downline.
This is pretty great commission if you can build up a massive team. But can you?
#1. Income disclosure
Their income disclosure answers that question: probably not.
Although to be honest, it is more promising than a lot of MLMs.
86% of their distributors are still on the first rank, making an average of about $2200 per year. 
Most people give up at that rate, but if you do manage to move up, it could be worth it…
Almost 1% make a decent salary. That’s decent for an MLM, but not too impressive as a business.
The top .1% are making, on average, about $470,000. So if you think you’re one in 1,000, give it a shot.
Basically, if you’re in it for the money, your time could be better spent with a different opportunity. Not a Zrii hater, there’s just flaws in the MLM industry.
Look, I’ve been involved with network marketing for over ten years so I know what to look for when you consider a new opportunity.
After reviewing 200+ business opportunities and systems out there, here is the one I would recommend: