Losing weight. Getting in shape. Feeling better. These are the goals that most of us have throughout our lives, but that tend to feel constantly just out of reach. Sure, we may occasionally double down and power through, reaching a few of our goals in the short term, but once our drive and commitment starts to wane, we often find ourselves sliding right back to where we started.
This was me. 40+ years old, athsmatic, a mother of three, and pretty much embittered about just how little success I’d enjoyed in my recent (and not-so-recent) forays into health-related self improvement. I couldn’t keep off the weight. I couldn’t stick to a workout regimen. I really couldn’t stand to look at myself in the mirror unless I sucked it all in and stood at just the right angle. And then, my mother-in-law (of all people), introduced me to Le-Vel Thrive.
Just to Make Sure we’re on the Same Page, what Is Thrive?
What is Thrive? Well, if you’re reading this article, then chances are you’ve already heard of it. So here’s just a quick recap:
Le-Vel is a direct sales health-and-wellness company, and the Le-Vel Thrive Experience is its most popular product (or more accurately, set of products). Le-Vel was founded in 2012, had generated over $10 million in sales by the end of its first year, and blew completely past all expectations when it broke $1 billion after only five years in business.
How Le-Vel managed to reach such an impressive milestone in such a short amount of time is tied directly back to the Thrive Experience. So, let’s take a look at what it is, and what it does.
Alright Already, What Is Thrive Experience?
So, the Thrive Experience is a three-step lifestyle program, in the form of three products:
Premium Lifestyle Capsules
Capsules are pretty straightforward, right? Well, the Thrive Experience is too, and it has Thrivers starting their day by taking one to two lifestyle capsules first thing in the morning (before their feet hit the ground, is how the Thrive website describes it; keep a glass of water on your nightstand and take those capsules right when you wake up). The capsules are available for women (Thrive W) and men (Thrive M), and include important nutrients, probiotics, and amino acids, along with natural ingredients (such as green tea, coffee bean extract, ginger, and aloe vera).
Premium Lifestyle Mix
OK, about half an hour after you down the capsules (and after you feet hit the floor), the next step is the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix — essentially, a shake. For me, the shake was really where things got going. Filling and tasty, Thrive’s shake gave me a serious boost of energy that tended to last throughout the entire day (and without any sort of crash at the end).
The shake formula was designed to further fill in nutritional gaps, with vitamins and minerals, natural plant extracts, anti-oxidants, probiotics, amino acids, and enzymes. And because it’s micronized, you don’t have to wait long to start feeling the positive effects. In fact, I ended up switching around my normal morning routine just so I could take advantage of all that extra energy. Now, I never miss my AM jog (which is something that would have sounded absolutely absurd coming out of my sleep-addled head only a few years ago).
If you’ve only heard a little bit about Thrive before today, then chances are you’ve heard of Thrive DFT. No? Well, you might have heard it erroneously called a patch. Thrive DFT stands for dermafusion technology, and although DFT is a small foam adhesive that sticks to your skin, it’s actually a new, patented technology fundamentally different from those used in transdermal patches. In fact, Thrive avoids calling DFT a patch in all of its official communications (“what is the Thrive Patch?” is a question that Le-Vel answers on their site, just not in so many words).
But enough about semantics. Thrive DFT goes on a clean, dry area of your skin and lasts for about 24 hours, after which you should switch it out with a new DFT in a different area of your skin. While you’re wearing it, Thrive DFT provides a nutritional formula further supplementing the nutrients from the capsules and shakes. One key advantage here is that DFT stays with you all day, delivering optimal nutrition and energy over an extended period of time. In addition to nutritional supplements, ingredients include limonene for weight loss, and green tea extract for vitality.
My Thrive Experience
Look, I realize that everyone has different body chemistry; a 65-year-old farmer is going to have different dietary and wellness needs than a 20-year-old college student, and neither are the same as the 40+, athsmatic, mother of three who’s writing this review. As such, I really can’t tell you if Le-Vel Thrive is the right choice for you. But it was certainly the right choice for me.
The first thing I noticed when I took my first hesitant steps into the Thrive Experience was the energy. I’m not talking about the jittery, can’t-keep-my-hands-steady energy that comes from a second cup of morning coffee; I’m talking about the kind of energy that makes me want to go out and get stuff done. As I mentioned above, this extra energy helped me get back into working out (something I hadn’t done regularly in about 15 years, give or take). And by embracing regular exercise, I started catching glimpses of muscles I thought I’d left behind a long time ago. And as I got into better shape, my general health improved as well.
The second thing I noticed was that I didn’t always feel like snacking. I stopped sampling the Cheetos when I’d make my kids their lunch, and my unscheduled forays into the pantry or refrigerator became much less frequent. And, surprise surprise, when I stopped snacking all the time, I started losing weight.
Finally, I gradually began to realize that I was quicker. Not just in terms of my body, but also my mind. I could think more clearly, concentrate for much longer periods of time, and recall information much more readily. I was able to multitask better at home and at work, and to get more done in less time.
More energy, less weight, and better mental clarity — you can see why I’m interested in sharing my positive Le-Vel Thrive experience with others.
Simply put, I had some fairly difficult goals, and with each passing year, they were looking less and less realistic. But that all changed when I got started with Thrive. I felt better within days, looked better within weeks, and am now a two-year Thrive veteran, looking forward to many Thrive-filled years to come.
So, if you’re feeling down and discouraged about your health, Le-Vel Thrive might be the answer.