Xyngular Review: Effective or MLM Garbage?

Xyngular Review: Effective or MLM Garbage?


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Xyngular is a weight loss brand that sells a wide range of products from collagen to prebiotics. The brand has a confusing tagline of “Expect more from weightloss,” and the brand's website suggests that it's "the leader in weight loss and wellness."

But do Xyngular’s supplements contain research-backed ingredients for weight loss? Do they contain any questionable additives? Is the MLM business model a scam? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Xyngular?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Xyngular’s most popular supplements: Xyngular Complete Prebiotic and Xyngular Complete Collagen.

We’ll also feature real Xyngular customer reviews and ratings, and share a video from an influencer who alleges that the brand is operating a pyramid scheme.

Complete Prebiotic Ingredient Analysis

Xyngular Complete Prebiotic active ingredients

The active ingredients in Xyngular Complete Prebiotic are shown above.

The brand markets this as a weight loss product.

Organic apple fiber and organic acacia fiber are included in a fiber blend that provides 4 grams (g) of fiber per serving.

A medical review published in The Journal of Nutrition found that fiber intake “promotes weight loss” and that individuals with higher fiber intake experienced greater weight loss.

This is because fiber is low-calorie plant matter that fills up the stomach and reduces hunger.

4 g of fiber is not a particularly high amount, but any supplemental fiber is better than none, to a limit.

The remaining active ingredients are included in a “Good Gut Blend” totalling 270 milligrams (mg).

Green tea extract is one of these ingredients, and while it has been clinically shown to cause weight loss, it’s an ingredient we generally recommend avoiding.

According to Health Canada, green tea extract has been shown to cause liver injury in some individuals.

We do not believe that the green tea extract dose in Xyngular Complete Prebiotic is high enough to cause liver injury, but it seems prudent to avoid this compound unless a doctor recommends otherwise.

Bilberry extract was shown in a clinical trial to promote weight loss, but only in an animal study and at an equivalent dose far higher than that in Xyngular.

The inactive ingredients in this supplement are shown below:

Xyngular Complete Prebiotic inactive ingredients

Natural flavors is a broad categorical term that fails to describe the specific flavoring agents used.

As we referenced in our review of another weight loss brand containing this ingredient called Plexus, there are documented toxicity concerns in regard to some natural flavoring agents.

Citric acid is a preservative and flavor enhancer shown to cause whole-body inflammatory reactions in some individuals, according to a medical review published in the Toxicology Reports journal.

Overall, we consider Xyngular Complete Prebiotic to be potentially effective for weight loss given that it contains fiber.

We don't currently recommend the supplement due to the inclusion of green tea, natural flavors and citric acid.

MBG Organic Fiber Potency+ is our top prebiotic fiber pick because it provides 7 g of fiber per serving, contains probiotics, and is entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

MBG Organic Fiber Potency+ contains 100% soluble fiber, which was described as "one of the most important nutrients for the gut microbiota" in a clinical review published in the Molecules journal.

Is Xyngular a Scam?

Xyngular is a multi-level-marketing (MLM) company which means it relies on distributors to sell its products.

According to the Compensation Plan page on the brand’s website, over 58% of Xyngular partners in 2022 earned $250 or less per month.

Less than 7% of distributors made an average gross monthly income of more than $5,000 per month.

To the credit of Xyngular, these metrics have improved since our initial publication of this article, but we certainly would not recommend becoming a Xyngular brand partner based on these metrics.

A YouTube creator named CC Suarez describes Xyngular as a pyramid scheme and suggests the company is a scam in a video with over 30,000 views:

Complete Collagen Ingredient Analysis

Xyngular Complete Collagen ingredients

The ingredients in Xyngular Complete Collagen are shown above.

Collagen is included at a per-serving dose of 10 g.

A medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that oral collagen supplementation reduces visible signs of skin aging like wrinkles and improves skin hydration. 

Hyaluronic acid is included in a “Collagen Builder Blend” with an average ingredient dose of 26.25 mg.

This ingredient is clinically shown to be effective for improving skin quality, but may be underdosed in this supplement.

As we referenced in our review of the best collagen brands, the minimum effective dose for hyaluronic acid (based on the research we surveyed) appears to be over 100 mg, or around 4x the average ingredient dose in Xyngular's blend.

There are no other active ingredients in this formulation that we consider effective for improving skin quality or joint health at the stated dose.

Citric acid and natural flavors are inactive ingredients in this supplement, and we explained in the previous Ingredient Analysis section why we recommend avoiding them.

Overall, we consider Xyngular Complete Collagen likely to improve skin quality and joint health due to the effective collagen dose.

We don’t currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of citric acid and natural flavors.

Momentous Collagen Powder is our top collagen powder pick, because it's sourced from grass-fed animals and has no ingredients we consider to be unhealthy.

Real People Try Xyngular

A TikTok creator named Alexis Nichole shared before-and-after images of Xyngular’s weight loss program and claims the program helped her lose weight:

@allienicholelindsley Link www.myxyngular.com/alexislindsley results or refund! #fypシ #weightlosscheck #weightlosstips #xyngulardistributor ♬ Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Slowed Down Version) - Paloma Faith

A TikTok creator named Kayla shared her experience as both a partner to Xyngular and a user of the brand's products:

@krazzyyykayy insta: kayla.schroeder23 #fyp #storytime #texas #saturdays #healthyliving #wellnesstiktok ♬ original sound - •K A Y L A•

Xyngular Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Xyngular in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Fiber in prebiotic may support weight loss
  • Prebiotic contains some organic active ingredients
  • Prebiotic contains bilberry extract
  • Complete Collagen provides effective collagen dose
  • Complete Collagen contains hyaluronic acid
  • Complete Collagen may reduce wrinkles
  • Partner earnings seem to be increasing

Cons:

  • MLM business model
  • Prebiotic contains citric acid and natural flavors
  • Complete Collagen contains citric acid and natural flavors
  • Prebiotic contains green tea extract
  • Expensive
  • Not a great earning opportunity on the partner side in our opinion
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Conclusion

We don’t currently recommend either of the Xyngular supplements reviewed in this article; Xyngular Complete Prebiotic or Xyngular Complete Collagen.

We consider Xyngular’s prebiotic more likely to be effective for weight loss than the collagen product, because it contains dietary fiber which is clinically shown to be associated with weight loss.

Collagen is not used for weight loss but for improving skin and joint health.

Xyngular Complete Collagen provides an effective collagen dose, so it should help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin quality.

Both Xyngular supplements reviewed contained questionable additive ingredients that health-conscious consumers may wish to avoid, and we consider both to be overpriced on a per-serving basis.

We would not recommend becoming a Xyngular distributor, given that over 50% of Xyngular distributors made $250 or less per month in 2022, according to the company’s financial disclosures.