Report: #1070451

Complaint Review: Organo Gold - Ferndale Washington

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  • Organo Gold 5505 Hovander Road Ferndale, Washington USA

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OG coffee is promoted as a very vague product. On one hand they tell people to not call it a health product yet it is promoted as a health beverage. When you ask how much healthy ingredient is in it, they say it's a coffee, cocoa or tea with a little health benefit. They lean heavily on the ganoderma mushroom yet there is no exact measurement in each product. 

Please don't touch the stuff. I took a chance, based on the word of a friend who was 'in the know' - after just 2 coffees and 1 green tea, I had such a reaction that if I were not medically trained I could have died. My daughter had just one of the coffees (supposedly a 'health' coffee that is meant to be okay in pregnancy) and she was rushed to hospital - it brought on, in a previously vitally healthy female, symptoms similar to pre-eclampsia. I have been, after originally running for up to 10kms a day, barely able to walk a few hundred metres any more.

Embarrassingly that is shocking for a health professional who teaches nutrition and healthy lifestyle! They have told me I am the first person in 5 years to report such a reaction but similar stories are all over the 'net. So far, in my own network who all joined the week I did, there have been 6 reactions ranging from palpitations to collapse needing hospitalisation (symptoms similar to a severe asthma attack in someone who was not asthmatic). Steer clear of it - the 'coffee' tastes like sour stew and floor sweepings and the company will have you running round and round in circles trying to simply get the poison taken back to them!

This all happened in early June and yesterday (July 26) they finally organised a courier to collect, after suggesting I pay to have it sent back and they would pay me back for any unopened boxes - yet they advise you straight away to open all your boxes and hand out samples to get orders! Besides about 1/4 of my initial 'kit' was not even in the box. We are setting up a page we initially had to share the 'good' news haha. it is titled Organo Gold Side Effects - Made Me Sick - we want to get as many numbers as possible as it looks like they just ignore the fact they are making people sick (and broke) - it's cost my daughter and I around 6 weeks' income so far...

I would like to take a class action against them once numbers have been collected. As a previously vitally healthy individual, I hate to think how many people could die just drinking this, and it being put down to other causes.

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#7 Consumer Comment

Organo Gold

AUTHOR: Donald - (United States)

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I have been drinking Organo for over two years. My Story:

I had been diagnosed with type II diabetes 5 years prior and was insulin dependent. A friend stated that his father also was insulin dependent and after drinking 2 cups per day was no longer using insulin. I purchased some boxes. 

Four months , while in the hospital for an unrelated condition, when they gave insulin to me my blood sugar tanked. When I was released Iwas told that I would need a couple of units of plain insulin. Since we did not have it, I was determined to watch my diet more carefully. Two weeks after the hospital I had to see my primary. He checked my blood sugar, which was 3 hours after eating. It was 96. 

I continued to use the coffee. My last A1C was 6.4. I also have used their substitute shakes which have helped me loose around 100 lbs.

I haven't tried "working the business." As an active high school music director I didn't have time. However as others have done, do your research,not only before trying a product but also befre posting that same product here.

Also, everything was spelled out. There was no vagueness about anything.


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#6 UPDATE Employee

little whiney a**

AUTHOR: LaughingAtYou - ()

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014

d**n no need for all the profanity. looks like SOMEONE ISNT MAKING money like they f***king say they are! LOL! if you were i dont think you would be so angry and bitter :( dont worry. ill throw you a few bucks to do your nails when you manage to get Organo Gold's d*** out your p**** mouth 

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#5 Author of original report

Big deal

AUTHOR: zulululu - ()

POSTED: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Big deal. Out of the 6 people in my network - including my upline, we ended up very sick and whether it was a bad batch or not, OG was unwilling to take responsibility. I can take large amounts of codeine - most people cannot - just because you can drink this poison does not mean it is safe for the rest of the world. It is a toxic poison and there are thousands of unhappy customers - arguably just as many as there are happy ones. Deal with it.

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#4 Consumer Comment

love it

AUTHOR: whinersgohome - ()

POSTED: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great product best tasting coffee and feel great since i started drinking it stop crying

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#3 Consumer Comment

sensitive little girls

AUTHOR: isaac52089 - ()

POSTED: Saturday, February 08, 2014

All of you people who are claiming tonhavr been sent to the hospital and supposedly are having health risks to organo gold need to shut the f*** up.

Stop being little school girls and man up. To the guy with the pregnant wife, no pregnant female should take anything without consulting her doctor prior you stupid mother f*****. Don't blame the coffee, blame yourself stupid f***. I'm a consumer and a distributer. I'm perfectly healthy and making money. Shut your f****** mouth and stop being a little b****. Organo gold isn't going anywhere regardless of what you or any other p**** mother f****** say. F*** all you haters.

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#2 Author of original report

Organo Gold Made Us Sick

AUTHOR: zulululu - ()

POSTED: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spoken like a true distributor. Don't worry, we were all well primed to say the same things. Since I became unwell, I have come into constant contact with people who had bad reactions.

Regardless of how keen you are to pick up prospects on this page, one truth remains - it tastes like sewage. I don't see any sensible person buying coffee at inflated prices - with the risk of being poisoned.

Google side effects of ganoderma. Between me - and those in my network, we suffered every one of these symptoms. Knock yourself out if you want to drink rubbish - but the world needs to know that the leaders of Organo Gold - yes, they are the 'they' I speak of - are not interested. Try going to your upline, their upline or the leadership team and CEO - untouchable.

And because of this failure to be transparent, no reports are logged. I spoke to someone at head office - she told me that no one had ever reported such an event to the team specially set up to handle ill effects. If so, how come they need such a team? And yes, I also know others who have reacted similarly - and they were told the same thing.


If you want to make money, you are better off going with an ethical, safe natural company, rather than selling your soul for a buck.

You will be fobbed off. It is now October - I had those toxic drinks 4 months ago and am still unwell. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

Informed Satisfied Customer


POSTED: Thursday, October 24, 2013

I personally drink Organo Gold Coffee everyday and have for the past 3 years with no negative side affects. The person who introduced me to the coffee presented it to me as a gourmet coffee and allowed me to look at a company approved marketing presentation to learn more about the coffee and the industries the company targets for their marketing. Health and wellness was one of the 5 industries listed however he did not sell me the product as a health product. 

The representative also encouraged me to do my own research on Ganoderma online using 3rd party websites sense the company does not make claims on what Ganoderma can do. The presentation shown to me by the representative stated what Ganoderma is known for around the world but made no specific claims about it.

I did my own research online and found out that Ganoderma has been around for thousands of years in Asia used for medicinal purposes.

The representative also encouraged me to listen to the Organo Gold Health Care Call held each Wednesday night. One evening the Holistic Practioner hosting the call actually encouraged women who are pregnant not to start drinking the product, unless they had started to consume the product at least 6-8 weeks prior to being pregnant as the herb could have a strong detox effect on the body.

I would encourage customers to consider doing your own research as I did to find out more about the product, the company, and ganoderma. Consider looking up side effects of mushrooms as well. Ganoderma is a mushroom so your side effects could be related to mushrooms rather than Organo Gold's product itself. 

Many of the statements made in this review refer to “They”. I would encourage anyone reading these reviews to keep in mind the people selling products are independent distributors for OrGano Gold. Many distributors could be misinformed or overzealous in what they say about the company and the product not realizing that their statements may or may not be in alignment with the company itself.

I am one of many overly satisfied customers so I encourage all customers to consider all aspects of a product before coming to any conclusions.  


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