IMPORTANT NOTE: I'm moving to New Zealand soon and since The Limu Company has no distribution presence in New Zealand, I will no longer be able to receive the product. While I still think the product is excellent, I will no longer be a distributor. If you read what follows and would like more information, I would refer you to my brother, George and his wife Donna. Limu is, quite literally, their life. They know everything there is to know about the product and the business.
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A few weeks ago, my brother asked me to travel to Dallas, Texas with him to video tape and photograph people who were attending a convention for a Limu Moui product.
A liquid nutritional supplement is made from seaweed harvested from the island nation of Tonga, in the South Pacific. An extract is bottled and sold by a company called The Limu Company.
I knew George, my brother, had been involved with Limu Moui for a few years. I'd read about it and, in all honesty, it just seemed like an expensive nutritional supplement to me. I assumed that there was a cheaper alternative available in normal retail channels and left it at that.
Fine. Whatever. For someone with no money, what my brother offered to pay me seemed like quite a lot, so I packed my bags and my camera gear. I was off to Dallas, Texas.
The first night in Dallas was about what one would expect from any convention centered around any product or service. Hundreds of people gather together to whip themselves up into a frenzy, etc. Yep, sure enough, these Limu people were all fired up. They were raving about Limu. They were wearing pins and T-shirts with Limu slogans. I'd had an abortive brush with the real estate industry, and this felt pretty much the same, minus the real estate.
Hey, if they liked the stuff, fine. Great. More power to them. I was being paid to take photographs and shoot video.
One of the tasks I'd been assigned was to shoot video testimonials of people who had been taking the product. All I was concerned with was getting professional looking and sounding results. It could have been Limu, life insurance or liposuction. Whatever. Again, I was just there to do a job.
I had people sit down in front of the lights and the camera. I hooked the microphone up to them and asked them to start talking about their experiences with Limu Moui.
People started talking about very serious pain, debilitating, intractable conditions, the failure of conventional medicine, the failure of alternative medicine. I think I'd taped two testimonials before it dawned on me: these people were saying that their situations were greatly improved by taking the Limu product. By the third interview, I was paying closer attention to what the people were saying, rather than just making sure they were in focus and the audio quality was OK.
In case you don't know, I've been involved with alternative medicine for several years. I'm open to a lot of things, and the way I know something works is when I try it myself and get results. I know that alternative medicine mostly doesn't work for people. There's a lot of hit and miss. I also know all about the medical industrial complex. The main problem with conventional medicine is that, if the disease doesn't kill you, the "cure" just might.
People were taking Limu and getting results. It was that simple. These were people from all over the United States, from all walks of life. As I was shooting the video, I was thinking, "Are these people nuts? Why would they get in front of a camera to talk about something like this?"
The answer is pretty simple. Limu is real. It works. They want to share their stories with other people so they might also experience the benefits of taking Limu.
The next day, The Company company gave away a free bottle of Limu to everyone who attended the convention. I have to admit, after hearing all of the testimonials, and seeing the hype, I was curious to try this green stuff myself.
My brother started passing large amounts of it around, and I tried a few swigs. (I tucked my bottle neatly away in my suitcase.)
The only thing I noticed, at first, was that I acquired an insatiable thirst and my head started to hurt. Hmmm...
I started to discuss what was happening with my sister in law, a medical doctor (yes, a conventional medical doctor, M.D.) with over twenty years of experience---and a Limu distributor. She works with my brother. Limu is their full time business. Donna, my sister in law, is still practicing medicine, part time.
Flu like symptoms are a sign of detoxification, I learned. "Lower the amount of Limu, if the detox effects are too uncomfortable, and drink more water," I was told. "Or, you can just wait until it passes, which generally takes from two to three days."
This got my attention. This stuff did something to me. I noticed that something was different after I took it: my head hurt, I had to urinate a lot and I wanted more water than I could pour down my throat. I've taken A LOT of alternative health products, supplements, vitamins, herbs, etc. Most of it doesn't do much, overtly, anyway. This was different.
I flew back to California with that bottle of Limu burning a hole in my suitcase. I went over to my girlfriend's house with the bottle, cracked open the seal, and offered to share it with her. Being the adventurous and beautiful Kiwi that she is, she was happy to try it.
I didn't start out with the intention of discussing my own crusty issues, but I'm going to:
Anyone who knows me knows that I usually sleep during the day. Always have. Look at the posts over the last few years on Cryptogon. Most of the time stamps are from 12am to 7am in the morning. Left to my own devices, I stay up all night. I like the night. It's quiet. I can concentrate. Networks are faster, etc. Standard nerd things. When I have to serve a PHB
, I stay up until 4am, get a few hours of sleep, and then feel tired most of the day. This was "normal" for me.
Have you noticed anything about the posts on Cryptogon lately? Look at the times. I sleep at night now. I start to get tired at about 10 or 11pm and I wake up at 7am. Thanks to Limu.
I've had eczema on my face for about the last ten years. A dermatologist prescribed a cortisone based cream and told me there was nothing else that could be done. I never used that garbage. I found some relief from taking large doses of vitamin C (3 to 5 grams minimum per day). After I started taking the Limu, my eczema was gone. Thanks Limu.
I've had pretty severe dandruff most of my life. I've tried dozens of shampoos, oils, unguents, etc. Nothing helped. Recently, I realized that using vinegar (yep, vinegar) on the scalp helps a lot. (Never mind the fact that one tends to smell a bit like a pickle after this treatment, even after showering.) Guess what works better for me? That's right, after drinking two ounces of Limu per day for a week, the itching and flaky crustiness disappeared. Thanks Limu.
Digestion and elimination issues. I don't want to get graphic.... Good results there as well. Thanks Limu.
You're probably wondering: Is Limu a cure for ________? <--- Fill in the blank with the disease of your choice. No. Limu Moui is a food. Making medical claims about any product that has not been been approved by the FDA is a serious crime.
The Limu product is a seaweed extract that contains a naturally occuring mix of amino acids, essential fatty acids, polyphenols, glyconutrients and, most importantly, high levels of fucoidan.
There are over 600 studies on fucoidan referenced in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Type fucoidan into the PubMed
database to read about the scientific research that is centered around this incredible substance.
If you're not adept at molecular biology, most of those studies might not be very meaningful. But I'll tell you something that's much easier to understand: Take the product. Share the product with other people. Observe the results.
I could sit here and write about how I have personally witnessed things that are incredible; things that, if I conveyed them to you, having not tried Limu yourself, you would never believe. I don't want to do that, simply because it sounds nuts. When I tell the stories, they sound nuts, even to me, and I've witnessed them. Let is suffice to say that other peoples' stories about Limu are MUCH more impressive than my results of being able to get a good night's sleep and clearing up some bothersome crust. You have to take responsibility for your own health. You have to do your own research and make up your own mind.
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous swindlers associated with the Limu and fucoidan phenomenon. There is another company that is attempting to mislead people into purchasing their Limu product. The criminals who run this company circulated a fraudulent lab analysis of their Limu product. They claimed that their Limu product contained more fucoidan than the The Limu Company's Limu product.
I know you guys will start searching the Internet in an attempt to get to the bottom of this. That's fine. I know the other Limu product out there doesn't work. Sometimes people think it's doing something, but that's mostly because the other company adds ginseng and stimulants to it. Don't be fooled by their nonsense.
Someone I was working with was using The Limu Company's Limu for a serious autoimmune condition. It was helping him. But, without telling me, he went on the Internet and read the bogus lab report circulated by the criminals who make the knockoff Limu thing. He bought some of the other product! I said that this was actually a good thing because he would get to experiment with both, and observe the results.
What happened next didn't come as much of a surprise to me.
While taking the fake-Limu product, his condition was as bad as ever. He went back to using the real stuff.
Ok, you're curious and want to try some.
There are three ways to get it:
Wholesale: $120 + tax and shipping per case (four bottles), autoshipped each month
Wholesale: $140 + tax and shipping per case (four bottles)
Retail: $168 + tax and shipping per case (four bottles)
To order Limu, please go to http://opes.originallimu.com/
. Click "Join Now
" to sign up for wholesale pricing or "Order Now
" for retail pricing. Getting Limu at wholesale is similar to shopping at any "club" store that requires a membership. For Original Limu, an initial $25 fee is required to get wholesale pricing. The lowest possible price is obtained by getting the product autoshipped to you each month.
My brother thinks it's a mistake to tell people to try a single bottle because, in his experience, only six out of ten people feel any different after taking just one bottle. What a shame it would be to give up after using just one bottle when results might be experienced after two, three or four bottles. I agree that the only way to give it a fair chance is to take at least an entire case and track your progress carefully as you move through that case. Personally, I was in no position to pay for a case to try in the first place (this was before I met Virginia, read on).
I was lucky in two ways. First, I got a bottle for free from the convention. Second, I got results almost immediately. (The company knew what it was doing by handing out all of those free bottles.) So, if you're thinking about buying a single bottle at retail, consider this: When my brother signs people up, they mostly buy Three Packs. That's right. Three cases. And guess what: those three cases never last the three months until the autoship kicks in. They wind up ordering more. You should really sign up to get it autoshipped to you by the case so you don't run out.
One story about the cost: An older woman in my brother's organization started to do this as a business. Virginia is raising three grandchildren on her own. Her monthly income consisted of a Social Security check of about $500. She got the money to order her first case of Limu by collecting aluminum cans with her grandkids. I know. You think I'm full of it, but that's a true story. I've met this woman and her story is amazing. I thought, "If she can do this, why can't I?" So, before you write in to tell me that this is too expensive, and all the rest, save it. Maybe you'll get to meet Virginia some day. You can tell her all about Limu being expensive. The other option is to sign up five people. Then your Limu would cost you nothing.
Well, that's it. If you get involved, I'll send you the "Feeling Great Checklist" that will help you keep track of your progress on the product. I look forward to hearing about the great results you'll experience from taking Limu.UPDATE: YOU GUYS REALLY WANT THE THREE PACK
People are ordering Limu at retail through my site. My brother is ready to slap me. He thinks I'm doing a bit of a disservice by not fully explaining the benefits of the, "Three Pack." It's clear to me. I need to make it clear to you too.
On the one hand, I understand that people want to try it first, but on the other hand, I'm practically positive that they will be as impressed with it as I am. Why pay retail???
As is often the case, people eventually want to share Limu with others. The best way for that to happen is for people to take the "Three Pack," which includes three cases of Limu, your personalized Limu web site (like George and Donna's
), DVDs, brochures, and more. In addition to the Limu, you get about $90 worth of free stuff with the three pack.
The maximum benefit for everyone involved comes with economies of scale!
So, order the "Three Pack" with confidence! When you decide to refer Limu to others, you will be ideally positioned to do the business. Even if you think you will never, no-way-in-hell, ever, consider doing this as a business, all you're paying for with the "Three Pack" is three cases. The web site and all the rest is free. Now, here's something to remember: If I'm doing this, believe me, you can do it to. You won't be able to help it, once you get results. People around you will notice, and they'll start to ask you about it. What are you going to do, tell them to get their Limu from me and give them my web site? HAHAHA! Buy the "Three Pack."UPDATE: 8/7/05
I'm finding that Limu has two problems:
1) It's expensive.
2) People don't take enough of it.
It's not a question of whether or not Limu helps people. I personally know dozens of individuals who have experienced life altering results. What do each of them have in common?
They drink a lot of Limu. Forget two to four ounces per day. People who get the impressive results are taking a MINIMUM of four ounces per day. Minimum.
"How can they afford it!?" You may be asking.
Unfortunately, Limu only seems to make sense to people who have been suffering with chronic, debilitating situations for over a decade. I guess, for them, it's a bargain, considering the options they have been presented with in the past. They don't ask about the cost. They just want to know that the case will show up each month.
Personally, I find that it's easier to get people to flap their arms in order to fly than it is to get them to try an "expensive" sea weed liquid. But I've never been a good salesman. (I wish I had close-up, before and after pictures of the eczema on my face.) Anyway, I find it really hard to "sell" Limu. People buy eight cases off my brother without thinking too much about it. Maybe he has Jedi-Mind-Trick capabilities. I don't have those skills. The few people I know seem to be in worse financial shape than me and will spend the next few years googling something to death, only to find some excuse... Anyway... That's the toughest part about trying to sell such a good product. People seem to assume you're trying to rip them off. Hey, I thought the Limu-heads were nuts when I first encountered them. Luckily, I got a free bottle to try.
Do I know of a case in which someone has given Limu a serious chance (eight bottles in a row), and NOT seen improvement in their situation?
Yes. My fiancee's mom suffers from some type of airway disorder, mixed in with asthma. In other words, she spends about 1/4 of her life coughing. Conventional medicine is powerless to help her. All alternative therapies have failed. She is chronically allergic to all perfumes, cleaning agents, just about any non-food smell. If she comes in contact with shrimp, however, that is a life threatening emergency.
My dad paid to ship two cases of Limu to her in New Zealand. We had really high hopes that the Limu would help her. Her initial detox reaction was the most severe we had ever heard of. She had to start out with less than one ounce per day! After a couple of months, she was able to take four ounces per day.
She reports no improvement in her coughing condition; nearing the end of the second case.
I'm convinced that it would help, given enough time. The costs involved with shipping the product to New Zealand, though, are almost surreal. I hope to try it again with her at some point in the future. The company has no distribution presence in New Zealand at this time, but how's this for irony: The raw Limu from Tonga is made into the extract in New Zealand! That extract is then shipped to the U.S. for bottling.
What's the bottom line? Limu is a food. Taking Limu is like eating a lot of sea weed from Tonga. Nothing more. Nothing less. It's up to you to do the rest of the math.
The above material is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Cryptogon is not engaged in rendering medical advice, and any information provided is not a substitute for professional medical opinion.
Original Limu is a food product, not a drug and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Original Limu is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any illness or disease.