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Copyright Jeffrey Babener www.mlmlegal.com

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Founding Story
Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee Sr. was born in 1894 in Carlisle, Iowa. He founded Shaklee Products in 1956 with his sons Forest, Jr. and Raleigh Shaklee to produce and sell nutritional supplements. After WWII, the typical views on health changed from treating and curing illness to maintaining health. This is the atmosphere in which Dr. Shaklee began to succeed in his company.

In 1975, Dr. Shaklee stepped down as the President and Chairman of the Board of the company and accepted the position as Chairman Emeritus of ( www.mlmlegal.com ) Shaklee Corporation. He retained that position until he died in 1985 at the age of 91.

Shaklee formed in 1956 and began the leading provider of natural and environmentally friendly nutrition, household products, and personal care.
Before people were thinking about biodegradability, Dr. Shaklee introduced the concept of an environmentally friendly, revolutionary household cleaner called Basic-H. The Shaklee Company still maintains the company's first image with innovative products that contribute to the health and wellness of people and the planet.

Shaklee also supports corporate and social responsibility through devoting continuous efforts to enrich the communities in which it employs and sells products. Each year Shaklee runs approximately 83,000 laboratory and quality assurance tests on nutritional products and their ingredients and invests over $250 million dollars on product research and development and clinical trials.

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Impact on the Industry
The Shaklee company has over 45 patents and patents pending worldwide.

In the year 2000, Shaklee U.S. received the official Climate Neutral Certification, the first company to do so. This means that Shaklee found and restricted CO2 emissions and invested external offset projects to bring their CO2 ( www.mlmlegal.com ) emissions down to zero.

The Shaklee company has also received numerous other achievements including the IntegriTREE Award presented by New Leaf Paper in 2004, Nutritional Business Journal "Gold" Award for Environment & Sustainability in 2003, the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) National Environmental Excellence Award in the Environmental Stewardship category in 2002, the Facility of the Year Award from Environmental Protection Magazine in 2002, the International Climate Protection Award from the US EPA in 2002, the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Award from the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance in 2001, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award and Certificate of Recognition for the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2001, the Environmental Business Leadership Award from Earth Day New York in 2000, the 2000 Business Environmental Award from the Bay Area Action/Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation in 2000, and the Green Chip Award for one of the nation's ten most environmentally conscious companies presented by Family Circle Magazine in 1990.

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The company takes part in environmental efforts by printing on recycled paper, recycling, telecommuting, and using public transportation.

Shaklee keeps a scientific advisory board on hand that includes nationally recognized physicians and scientists that continuously evaluate the latest products. These scientists include Yasuhiko Kojima, M.D., Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., Peter Sacks, M.D., and Chen Chunming, M.D.

Discussion of Products
Current studies on Shaklee's latest product ingredients include nutrient intake of elite male and female Nordic Skiers, enhancement of folic acid dissolution in solid dosage forms of dietary supplements, carbohydrate supplementation spares muscle glycogen during variable intensity exercise, the physiology of human-powered flight, the carbohydrate-protein complex increases the rate of muscle glycogen storage after exercise, (www.mlmlegal.com) repletion and depletion of serum alpha and beta carotene in humans with carrots and an algae-derived supplement, just to name a few.

Shaklee offers a variety of products that include weight management products, personal care, beauty products, water, home care, vitamin supplements, and air purification products.

Discussion of Opportunity
Shaklee offers the following information about its compensation plan:

The person that introduced you to Shaklee often is the same person that becomes your coach and mentor. As you use products, share products and mentor others, this mentor may help you develop a pattern in your work.

Call it a system. Call it a plan or model. Call it what you want, but this is your plan of action in one sentence: After you have become a GOLD Ambassador*, you find three more GOLD (www.mlmlegal.com) Ambassadors and in the process find 10 Consumer Members, and keep doing it again and again.

That's all there is to it. That's how you rise to the top and live your dreams.

When you reach the top of the Shaklee plan, we hand you the keys to your very own Mercedes-Benz hybrid, and you'll be on your way to an exotic five star destination, far from home. We'll even give you new bags to pack—and more—so you can have the time of your life!

It's time to get in the driver's seat and go!

* You can also join as a Member for $19.95, or a Distributor for $49.95.

While there are other ways to join, we suggest you become a GOLD Ambassador, for $299, $599, or $750.

This "business-in-a-box" provides everything you need to start, own, and operate your own global business, including your application fee, a variety of our exceptional products, three to six months of your own Personal Website, marketing and training materials, and the rights to do business anywhere in the world Shaklee does business.

To get started, talk to the Shaklee Distributor who first introduced (www.mlmlegal.com) you to Shaklee.

For more information on joining, one must contact the company.

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Discussion of Distributor Base and Sales Volume in U.S.
Sales exceeded $400 million dollars worldwide in 2006. The Shaklee Company operates in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, and the United States and has hundreds of thousands of members worldwide.    

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Over the years, Shaklee has paid over three billion dollars in commissions to representatives worldwide. The health and wellness industry is predicted to quadruple in size to one trillion dollars in the next five years, which makes the outlook for distributors bright.

Shaklee has over 100 published studies and offers the highest standards for ingredient quality, purity, and efficacy.

In 2010, Shaklee ranked as the twenty-fifth largest global direct sales company, with $500 million in net sales. In 2011, Shaklee reported net sales of $515 million. The company operates in eight markets, with 1.25 million salespeople and 750 employees.

Company website: www.shaklee.com


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