DXN MLM Review

The DXN company would appear to be very successful on its face. Their products are available in many countries and they’ve been around for over 20 years. If you’ve been approached to try these products, chances are you’ve also been asked to become a distributor. For anyone who wants to make extra money, this may seem easy. In this DXN MLM review, I’ll take a look at the products to see if it is indeed possible for you to make extra money with this offer.

What is DXN MLM?

DXN is an MLM company that was founded in 1992 by Dr. Lim Siow Jin. The company is based in Malaysia. DXN manufactures and markets dietary supplements that contain Ganoderma mushrooms. According to their website, they are the largest Ganoderma producer in the world. They have over 9 million distributors across 189 countries and 70 branches. There are a number of different products such as cosmetics, supplements, beverages, and personal hygiene.

Dr. Lim Siow Jin is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology. He has devoted a large part of his life to medical mushrooms such as the Ganoderma. His research started in 1983. Once he realized the medical benefits of these mushrooms, he started DXN in 1993.

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What is Ganoderma?

There are actually two types of Ganoderma mushrooms: Reishi and Lingzhi.  The Reishi mushroom is a strong detoxifier. Ganoderma supposedly has no side effects. It is supposed to help prevent diseases by increasing the body’s healing ability.

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Researchers conducting clinical experiments have found that Ganoderma contains a number of compounds that are effective in the treatment of blood pressure, cough suppressant, blood purification and much more.

Are DXN Products Worth Their Price?

All the products are expected to help build up your immune system. And DXN have a pretty extensive product catalog. The main ingredient in these products is Ganorderma Lucidum, also called the King of Herbs by DXN. This ingredient is well known in Chinese and Japanese cultures.

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For example, DXN describes the Ganocelium capsule (image in the middle above) as a product that can help the body to heal. This is a pretty broad statement that most any vitamins and minerals on the market can do. But it doesn’t target anything specific. A lot of these products are basically supplements which you can probably find cheaper somewhere else.

The DXN MLM Opportunity

The price of the starter kit will be subtracted from the products you buy. One of the tools you receive is your own DXN website in your own language. If you Google DXN, you will see a number of links that are not company links. They are distributor links. You’ll also get free training and coaching.

How Much Does It Cost to Join DXN?

Your membership will cost $43. You may or may not be obligated to buy a kit. It will depend on what state you reside in.  There are three kits you can buy to get started, A kit, B kit, and C kit. Each kit contains a different set of products. The A kits have the most products and the C kits have the minimum number of products.

Can You Make Money with DXN?

The first thing you will need to do in order to make any money is to maintain your point value (PV). Each product has a certain point value. There are a number of different products you can introduce to prospective customers such as coffee, tea, fitness drinks, juices, and more. The commission rate ranges between 5% and 15% and is basically the difference between the your distributor price and the retail price.

The more people you can convert to customers, the more money you can make. The other way to earn even more money is by recruiting people to join your team and sell products. You will earn commissions from any sales made by your team. This is how MLMs work.

Pros:

Retirement Plan

DXN is probably the only company I’ve reviewed that lists a retirement plan as a benefit. In order to qualify for the retirement plan, you have to move very high up the ladder. Your “retirement plan” is based on your own purchases, purchases by your customers and the volume of sales generated by your downline.

Recruit From All Over the World

As a distributor, you are not limited to recruiting people from your immediate area. You can recruit people from all over the world, wherever DXN products are sold. The problem here is that you probably don’t know a lot of people all over the world.

All Expense Paid Trips

As you move up the ladder with DXN, you can eventually qualify for free trips. This makes up 2% of DXN’s global volume.

Cons:

Difficult Customer Targeting

I’ve read a number of product descriptions and they all list ingredients that will help with things like maintaining strong bones and teeth, blood circulation, boosting your appetite, etc. But the products don’t seem to target any specific ailments such as diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. In fact, the website actually cites that there are no approved therapeutic claims.  So why do you need them?

Side Effects

According to the WebMD website, over use of Reishi mushrooms can have side effects such as dizziness, headaches, and nose bleeds.

Not Approved by The FDA

There’s no record that any of the products in the DXN catalog have been approved by the FDA. In fact, there are anecdotal stories where people have had bad reactions to the products as listed under Side Effects above.

Is DXN a Scam?

This particular MLM appears to be incredibly successful based on the number of countries where the products are available. My problem with the products is that the descriptions can be quite technical in nature and do not address any real ailment. So I’m not sure how you would explain the benefits of the products if they don’t target specific ailments. The other issue here is that none of these products are FDA approved. It would seem that DXN may not be a scam but it is an MLM which means you don’t get paid until you sell a lot of products.

Final Thoughts

The problem with selling products like this is that these products are not approved by the FDA and you can really recommend them for any particular ailment. The only thing that makes them special and unique is the medicinal mushrooms that the products contain. It will be hard enough to maintain a customer base without losing them due to reactions to products. And if that does happen, your customer base will dry up very fast. Nothing spreads faster than bad news!

I guess if you don’t mind spending a lot of free time trying to sell products with little reward, this might be of interest. You have to be ok with the fact that you are only paid from the sales you make. If you really want to work for yourself, check out my #1 recommendation on how to build a business.You’ll learn everything you need to know about setting up a business. You get a website, hosting, training, 24/7 support and some pretty awesome tools.

DXN MLM

$43
6.3

Product

9.0/10

Support

5.0/10

Overall Quality

5.0/10

Pros

  • Retirement Plan
  • Recruit From All Over the World
  • All Expense Paid Trips

Cons

  • Difficult Customer Targeting
  • Side Effects
  • Not Approved by The FDA
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4 thoughts on “DXN MLM Review”

  1. Hi, Great article and very informative, however selling mushrooms as a MLM is something I would never have thought about, Maybe after too many beers with my friends we might go “yeah let’s start selling mushrooms” but it might be a niche that will work. In your article it says that the DXN company has 9 million distributors across the world. Do you have any idea how much their revenue was last year? Thanks again for a great article.

    /Lars

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  2. Hi!

    I have not heard of DXN or these mushrooms, but I know of medicinal mushrooms that grow where I live. I have not tried them … Even if they’re not approved by the FDA, I think that their main purpose would be to generally increase the immune system. I agree that it would be a hard sell though, for the reasons you mentioned, and also because not everyone is crazy about taking mushrooms. 

    This is the first time that I hear of an MLM that offers a retirement plan. How does it work though? Is it based on the commissions you make, a savings account from your commissions?  And these free trips, are they business trips that are related to DXN or also private trips? 

    I actually have contacts all over the world, so I might give this international recruiting thing a shot, but I’m not a fan of MLM’s (although this one seems different).

    I’m interested in finding out more about this mushroom now 😉

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  3. Mushrooms! and I thought, “Hello, here we go.”
    Imagine my intense disappointment when I discovered that it was all legit and had nothing to do with ‘magic carpet rides’? 😉

    But seriously, of course like everyone else, I would love to make money online. However, selling mushrooms of dubious efficacy seems not only like hard work, but of doubtful moral value too. If these mushrooms were say recommended by the NHS (UK) or FDA (US) that at least would remove the moral jeopardy.

    I do think that you’re onto something that could be really interesting here, if you find the right product (which of course is the heart of the problem, lol) but I wonder, what else do you have up your sleeve and do you have a mailing list?

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  4. Mushrooms are great and this sounds like a really great company, but I’ve found that most powdered red reishi contains lead. This has caused me in the past to buy whole red reishi instead of powder and I’m sure others have came across this also. Does DXN quality test their products for contaminants and heavy metals? I have never heard of Lingzhi so thank you for linking that to Wikipedia. Sounds impressive! Can you provide the studies by researchers who conducted the clinical experiments that found that Ganoderma is effective in the treatment of blood pressure, cough suppressant, blood purification? I’d like to understand the compounds within.

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