Quality in Details: Synergy’s Approved Vendor Checklist

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Click here to view this article and others in Synergy's quarterly Legacy Magazine.

Each ingredient in Synergy WorldWide’s products and Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP) is supplied by one of 350 approved vendors that have endured in-depth scrutiny by NSP’s quality control team. All of Synergy’s raw materials are sourced through exceptional vendors who hold the highest quality standards. And what are those standards, exactly? Synergy accepts nothing less than the highest levels of purity, potency and safety.

Keep in mind that vendors who are approved aren’t approved indefinitely. Each vendor must continue to prove the quality of its products and practices. From start to finish, there are hundreds of steps that NSP’s quality control team will carry out to ensure its customers are receiving the best products on the market, said Lynda Hammons, NSP’s Vice President of Quality Assurance.

The vendor selection process consists of four basic steps, and each step requires dozens of protocols. Here are the steps Hammons leads her team through so that NSP and Synergy can deliver power, health-enhancing products to you:


The questionnaire acts much like a preliminary interview. Synergy and NSP want to make certain that they know basic information about potential vendors and their products before pursuing them further. Some of this information includes the company’s history, and the procedures they use to manufacture and test their products. Through the questionnaire, our teams find the genus and species of each raw material, as well as the part of the plant that was used. If the questionnaire states that the vendor uses all stem material, but Research and Development finds traces of roots and leaves, the vendor loses credibility.

Watch the 2014 Legacy Retreat Video Now!

Monday, January 27, 2014

See beautiful Hawaii through the eyes of Synergy Team Members who attended Legacy Retreat 2014 in Honolulu.

While in Hawaii, Synergy leaders embarked on a variety of unique adventures that will remain memories for decades to come. It was a tremendous week that allowed Synergy leaders from around the globe to join together in fun and celebration.

View the video below to see the gorgeous scenery, delicious dining, Hawaiian wonders and great company. We’ll hope to see you at our next retreat in 2015! 

ProArgi-9+ and the Physicians' Desk Reference

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Take a look inside the pages of the world’s most widely used source of drug information and you’ll find information about our powerful ProArgi-9+ supplement.

Since 1947, medical specialists across the world have turned to the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) as the authoritative source of information on drugs and prescribed substances. Synergy is pleased to note that ProArgi-9+ has been featured in the PDR, starting with the 2014 edition, as this expands the possibilities for people to discover the tremendous benefits of our flagship product.

Found in virtually every physician's office, pharmacy, clinic and library, no medical reference is more current, more recognized, or more respected. Convenient digital versions of the PDR have also been recently made available. Both the physical and digital versions contain ProArgi-9+ label information, dosage instructions, images and more. We are confident that this will encourage more patients, medical professionals and students to discover and share ProArgi-9+ for its great value in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

Executive Message: Make 2014 a Banner Year

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Click here to view this article and others in Synergy's quarterly Legacy Magazine.

Synergy WorldWide’s growth in 2013 is visible. We’ve recognized new leadership positions, launched new products and opened new markets around the globe to drive Synergy forward and continue in our pursuit to present this company and its health-enhancing products to the masses. Our numbers are multiplying in Europe, and we are excited about the launch of three new European markets: Iceland, Slovenia and, most recently, Italy. People in these regions are latching on to Synergy’s vision, eager to leave their Synergy legacies.

Quarter three of 2013 was record-breaking. Synergy’s sales revenue increased by 4%, giving Synergy its highest sales quarter in history. Part of this increase is attributed to notable growth in Scandinavia and Central Europe. We can also thank the success of Global Summit 2013 in Seoul, and the launch of SLMsmart in South Korea and the United States for the quarter’s success. We are eager to introduce SLMsmart to all of Synergy’s global markets.

Undoubtedly, the driving force in our growth is traced back to talented and devoted leaders. In 2013 we welcomed four new general managers to support Europe’s flourishing markets. Radek Baszynski became part of Synergy’s team in January, filling the general manager position over Poland and the Czech Republic. Erich Dengg was brought on to manage our Central European markets: Germany, Austria and Slovenia. Our Western European general manager is Rob Lord who oversees the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. Most recently, we brought on Raffaella Orlandi with the launch of Italy, Synergy’s newest European market. Accompanying Italy’s 2013 launch were openings in Iceland and Slovenia, and Synergy’s growth does not stop there. France is slotted to launch in 2014. We are excited to see how these new markets contribute to Europe’s overall growth.

I am sure this growth will manifest itself at our 2014 European Summit in Barcelona. The 2013 Global Summit in Seoul created an incredible momentum that will propel us through the year until Europe’s second-ever regional summit. With Team Members from 15 countries encouraged to attend this dynamic event, Summit 2014 is sure to be the biggest Synergy event Europe has seen. Make attending this event a priority as it is the gathering place for Synergy’s strongest leaders. The Barcelona Summit will give us the opportunity to praise you for your hard work all year and magnify how important our European markets are to Synergy WorldWide. We want to see each of you taking your well-deserved place in the spotlight during this event.

I am confident that 2014 will be a banner year. We have dedicated leadership in the field, reputable products and unstoppable momentum. Set your goals high this year; I look forward to celebrating your successes when we meet again in Barcelona.

Best regards,

Dan Norman 
Synergy WorldWide

Legacy Retreat 2014 Recap

Monday, January 20, 2014

Synergy’s top leaders escaped chilly weather for a week in Hawaiian paradise and enjoyed days filled with snorkeling, Hawaiian music and dance, relaxing on the beach and unforgettable food. See the fun for yourself!

Click here to view the Legacy Retreat Photo Album

Team Members from all over the world qualified for this event and came together to celebrate their impressive achievements in 2013. We hope more of you will be able to join us next year for this ultimate getaway.

Europe Summit is the event of the year!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Get a taste of Barcelona and all the excitement you can expect in 2014.

If you haven't already registered for Europe Summit 2014, sign up here before the early bird price expires on February 28.

Once you have registration and your travel plans taken care of, all that's left to do is anticipate your spectacular experience. Synergy's second-ever European Summit promises to make you a better leader and leave you motivated to take your Synergy business to the next level.

Final Winners of Blog Subscriber Promotion Announced!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Congratulations to the following individuals for winning a Synergy business kit:

Central Europe: Roland Palz (Germany)
Scandinavia: Maiju Konaté (Finland)
Western Europe: Marion Edwards (United Kingdom)
Italy: Maria Rosaria Ciocia (Italy) 

These individuals will receive a Synergy messenger bag, hat, padfolio, water bottle, blender bottle, pin and a few pens.

There are hundreds of Team Members who have subscribed to the blog but have not confirmed their emails. Blog updates cannot be sent to a Team Members email account until they have confirmed their subscription through the confirmation email sent to their email inbox.

Thank you to all the Team Members who subscribed to the blogs! Now, you have immediate Synergy updates at your fingertips.

Western Europe's January Training Events!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Victoria Opportunity Meeting & Business Training

Bring your guests to this opportunity meeting every third Thursday of the month to learn more about Synergy's life-changing products and unrivalled compensation plan!

All Team Members who bring a guest will be entered into a FREE prize draw for the chance to win a V3 System!

Date: Thursday, 16 January, 2014
Time: 6.30-7.00 pm Business Training with Mei-Mei Lillywhite, Team                            Leader
             7.00-8.00 pm Opportunity Meeting
Place: Park Plaza Hotel, Victoria, London
Host: Mei-Mei Lilywhite, Team Leader

For more information contact Mei-Mei Lillywhite by calling 07958261481 or emailing mm.lillywhite@gmail.com.

Essex Opportunity Meeting 

Bring your guests to this opportunity meeting and learn more about Synergy's life-changing products and unrivalled compensation plan!

All Team Members who bring a guest will be entered into a FREE prize draw for the chance to win a V3 System!

Date: Wednesday, 22 January, 2014
Time: 7.30-9.15 p.m.
Place: Coffee Gallery
              61, Station Road, Upminster, RM14 2SU
              Opposite Upminster Station
Hosts: Marie & Barry Carr

£5 for Team Members, Guests are FREE!

For more information contact Marie Carr by calling 07732917320.

Birmingham Opportunity Meeting 

Bring your guests to this opportunity meeting and learn more about Synergy's life-changing products and unrivalled compensation plan!

All Team Members who bring a guest will be entered into a FREE prize draw for the chance to win a V3 System!

Date: Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
Time: 7.30-9.00 p.m.
Place: Crowne Plaza, NEC
              Pendigo Way, Nr Birmingham Airport
              Bickenhill, B40 1PS
Host: Roy Slater

For more information contact Roy Slater by calling 07789693077 or emailing roymslater@gmail.com.

December 2013 Recognition

Friday, January 10, 2014

Listed below are the names of everyone in Europe who rank advanced in December! Congratulations to our hardworking Team Members who continue to dedicate tremendous time and effort to their Synergy business.

December Rank Advancements

Team Director
Giuliano Demuro (Italy)

Team Manager
Giuliano Demuro (Italy)

Team Leader
Janita ja Tomas Wargh (Finland)
Maurizio Marinelli (Italy)
Carlo Maria Francesco Branca (Italy)

Aune Hakala (Finland)
Maurizio Marinelli (Italy)
Carlo Maria Francesco Branca (Italy)

*Click here to see all December 2013 rank advancements

Introducing Europe's first-ever emagazine!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Look inside Europe's exclusive electronic magazine!

This new publication's simple yet sophisticated image is designed for easy reading on the go and can be viewed on any smart phone or tablet device.

Inside this compact mini emagazine, you will find important updates from president of Synergy WorldWide Dan Norman. You will also find enlightening business advice from members of the European Advisory Board. These board members are among our strongest leaders in Europe; their advice will empower you. Lastly, you will learn more about the rigorous process our quality assurance team executes to make sure they are using the purest, safest products from the very best vendors. The vendor selection process is a great talking point when sharing Synergy's mission and values.

In the future you can look forward to gaining in-depth knowledge about Synergy products and learning more about our impressive and motivational European Team Members through regular spotlights. This emagazine will be your go-to for Europe-specific messages from Synergy executives.

Share this quick read with your team and those interested in learning more about Synergy WorldWide.

Meet Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Matthew Tripp

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Synergy WorldWide, along with Nature’s Sunshine Products, was fortunate enough to bring on Matthew Tripp, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer in May 2013. We have been delighted to have someone of Dr. Tripp’s qualifications and industry reputation on our leadership team.

The addition of Dr. Tripp to the corporate team demonstrates yet again that Synergy WorldWide and Nature's Sunshine are fully committed to excellence and innovation. We continue to invest in our personnel and our brand in order to lead the industry in providing quality transformational health products.

Dr. Tripp served as Vice President of Research and Development at Metagenics. There, he managed the discovery, development, safety and clinical validation of medical foods and nutraceuticals. He also helped in creating more than100 patents and patent applications. Prior to that, Tripp worked in research and development at several Fortune 500 companies. He earned a Ph.D. from Washington State University in physiology/microbial genetics/microbiology. Dr. Tripp received a Master’s degree in microbial physiology/bacterial genetics and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Tripp works closely with Dr. William Keller, Vice President and Chief Science Resource Officer; Lynda Hammons, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs; and Trent McCausland, Director of Engineering and Project Management at our Spanish Fork manufacturing facility. We are thrilled to have Dr. Tripp in the Synergy family!

REMINDER: Important Payment Information Required

Friday, January 03, 2014

This ONLY applies to Team Members in Ireland and Spain.

The European Union, through Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), requires that Synergy Team Members in 33 European countries provide two key pieces of information in order to stay compliant with upcoming EU regulations and continue receiving earned commissions.
We appreciate the hard work our Team Members put in to make Synergy a growing business, and want to ensure all distributors that receiving earned commissions will never be a concern. Therefore, it is imperative that Team Members and their European downlines complete the following instructions to continue receiving accurate payments on time.

European Team Members, excluding Sandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, must contact Synergy customer service or visit their Pulse accounts as soon as possible to provide the following banking data for your direct deposit account:
  • International Bank Account Number (IBAN)
  • Business Identifier Code (BIC) (SWIFT)

Business Identifier Code (BIC) (SWIFT), click here to log in to your Pulse account.

When you log in an attention message will guide you through the process. If you choose to skip this message, or enter the information at a later time, you will need to return to the “Account Profile” tab and enter the information under “My Account Information.” 

You may also update this information by calling Ireland Customer Service at 0124 76110.

*There are no exceptions to this regulation.

Synergy’s new markets—Italy, Slovenia and Iceland—will use this payment method from day one to avoid compliance issues. Team Members in these markets will provide the necessary information when filling out the “Getting Started Form,” beginning September 1, 2013.

Commissions earned in November will be paid through the SEPA method when they are deposited in December. 

The Truth About Synergy WorldWide

Thursday, January 02, 2014