Tuesday December 1, 2020

The controversial secrets of Herbalife's success

The nutritional supplement giant has been accused of violating US law - and its business practices are coming under scrutiny

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

11th December, 2016
Professor Carel le Roux of UCD with Dr Andrea Bertocco, Herbalife’s director of scientific affairs PIc: Fergal Phillips

About five years ago, Luis Ferreira made a career change. A native of Portugal, Ferreira was working in Brown Thomas in Dublin and had been using products made by Herbalife, a controversial US nutritional supplement company, to help him lose weight.

The products were working, he told The Sunday Business Post, “because they really benefited my health. [I was] lighter, more alert, more full of energy”.

But Ferreira saw a bigger opportunity: as...

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