Beware of Awakend – Review

Awakened has received a prepared statement from Zenith formulator Vital Nutrition outlining the history of the product.

The action was taken as a result of Awakend’s continuous lack of candor regarding the Zenith supplement’s history.

When BehindMLM observed Awakened disseminating a fabricated research report, we were suspicious that Zenith was involved.

About fourteen years before Zenith was founded, the report was published in 2008. To get around this, Awakened mysteriously put “Zenith” into the research, which prompted us to publish the paper’s falsification.

As a result, Zenith decided to include a disclaimer stating that the study only applied to “the supplement”.

The supplement’s original brand name, Zenith, has been removed from this page.

Trisynex, the “original brand name,” was readily accessible for much less money than Awakened had set Zenith’s pricing at. This was brought up since it cast doubt on Awakend’s retail viability as an MLM opportunity.

The FTC has emphasized again and time again that MLM businesses without substantial retail sales are pyramid scams.

Zenith Formulator has stated its attorneys in what seems to be an effort to put the issue to rest.

The 2008 Trisynex research, which is available on Awakend’s website, has the declaration attached as its preface.

According to what I understand, Max International initially sold Trisynex under the name Max WLX.

Max International and Imagenetix created their Trisynex clone formula somewhere in the late 2000s, but it seems to have been a failure (people got sick, the supplement didn’t function, etc.).

In conclusion, Max International is still operating, however, Max WLX and Imagenetix are no more. In 2012, TriPharma sued Imagenetix until the company went bankrupt.

TriPharma asserts that it created the original Trisynex dietary supplement.

Since 2007, TriPharma LLC has used Trisynex in the promotion and selling of its weight-loss product.

Since then, Vital Nutrition has taken the name TriPharma.

Enter First Fruits Business Ministry and First Fruits Beverages Company, both of which are owned by Roger Catarino (right).

Catarino and the First Fruits companies, according to TriPharma, “sought to purchase, infringe upon, and even adulterate” Trisynex.

There are at least 40 court dockets related to Catarino’s First Fruit firms that can be found on Pacer, several of which concern TriPharma.

As TriPharma says, Vital Nutrition claims to have

Robert Catarino personally, as well as his businesses First Fruits Business Ministry LLC and the now-defunct First Fruits Beverage Company LLC, were found guilty of fraud in 2013 and received an injunction and a judgment for roughly $4.5 million against them.

In the California courts, Mr. Catraino and the First Fruits infringers have been fighting to defend these rights against TriPharma LLC, who has also sought to enforce the 2013 Judgment, which has grown to over $7 million with interest and is still unpaid by Mr. Catraino and the First Fruits infringers.

As TriPharma, Vital Nutrition allowed the Trisynex trademark to expire in 2018. Catarino and First Fruits benefited from this.

In 2018 … Trisynex trademark infringement was brought by My Catarino and the First Fruits to steal the tradename and create ambiguity where none previously existed.

The USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is now considering a challenge from TriPharma to the First Fruits application.

Not to disparage Vital Nutrition, however, it looks like the Trisynex trademark dispute is still open as of right now.

Trisynex is now being marketed and sold by Catarino and First Fruits as Awakened launches its MLM opportunity with Zenith.

And they’re using the same studies and patents that Vieteal Nutrition uses to advertise its Zenith version.

Shelly Jo Hypno Aminos’ “TrimFit with Trisynex,” in my opinion, is the best-known instance of First Fruits’ Trisynex.

Priced at $39.99 for 120 capsules, TrimFit (serving size is 2 capsules). Zenith by Awakened costs $135 per month with autoship.

Catarino at TrimFit for Life also offers direct sales of TrimFit.

The asking price of $39.95 is once more much less than Zenith’s monthly fee of $135.

Vital Nutrition keeps up

It is indisputable that TriPharma is the owner of the (Trisynex) clinical studies, the original product, and the manufacturing formula for the original product.

Again, I don’t want to diminish the value of Vital Nutrition, but Catarino and First Fruits have been publicly marketing Trisynex for years, so it doesn’t signify anything.

As of September 2022, whose property is the Trisynex patent?

Trisynex is connected to US Patent No. 6,899,892 by Vital Nutrition.

Since 2007, TriPharma LLC has marketed and sold its weight reduction product under the brand name Trisynex, one of the initial trade names used to promote the ground-breaking weight loss product created by the United States Patent No. 6,899,892 entitled “Methods to Reduce Body Fat.”

On the USPTO website, I attempted to search for this number but soon gave up (absolute website design fail).

Thankfully, Google Patents has a copy of the patent. The United States Patent No. 6,899,892 is listed as “expired-lifetime” as of March 19th, 2022.

Checking the meaning of this status reveals

The creator or patent owner no longer has any protection due to an expired patent.

The idea can be freely used, modified, and marketed by any company or person after the patent expires without the consent of the original patent holder.

The final assignment of United States Patent No. 6,899,892 to the First Fruits Business Ministry was made in July 2011. There have been several court cases in California, but there has been no change in the assignee.

The question of whether or not First Fruits’ Trisynex formulation is the same as their own is another issue that Vital Nutrition does not answer.

The nutritional label and marketing claims provided by TrimFit strongly imply that it is:

They hadn’t yet made the Zenith product label available when I last checked in at Awakened.

A “view label” button has since been added to their website.

But as of the time of publishing, it has no effect.

As if all of this weren’t confusing enough, the 2008 research Awakend offers is exclusive to Imagentix’s Trisynex product. Which they no longer sell—was it ten years ago?

The study was commissioned by Imagenetix, raising the question of why TriPharma didn’t do its investigation. Remember how they sued Imagenetix for Trisynex to no avail?

This mess is not mine to make. Although I am unsure of the best way to resolve this situation, I do have some ideas.

The debut of Zenith, in my opinion, was premature. Simply put, you cannot possibly compete with a product that is being sold for approximately half the price and seems to be identical.

Since Catarino’s Trisynex has been available for so long, I don’t believe the patent issue is as simple as Vital Nutrition is portraying it to be.

Up until Zenith, he and not Vital Nutrition were the ones selling Trisynex. And why, because Imagentix has been sued by both Vital Nutrition and First Fruits, is a research that was commissioned being promoted?

Surely Catarino and Vital Nutrition have had enough time over the previous fourteen years to complete their study?

When looking at Awakened as an MLM business from a distance, Zenith has not yet been distributed. The website for Awakened advertises Zenith as “coming autumn 2022.”

If Catarino and First Fruits’ issues aren’t settled by the fall of 2022, Zenith is doomed. When TrimFit costs $39.95 at retail, no sane retail consumer would pay $135 a month for Zenith.

The FTC would classify it as a pyramid scheme if Awakened distributors sold Zenith to other Awakened distributors. Of course, on top of all of that, there is the NFT trash, but happily, Zenith doesn’t have to deal with that.

I hoped that Vital Nutrition’s statement, which takes up an entire page, would definitively explain what is happening with Trisynex. We now have an MLM business founded on “exclusive rights” that don’t seem to be exclusive at all since it doesn’t.

Furthermore, how can you provide exclusive rights to a product for which you do not have a patent?

If I’m not mistaken, United States Patent No. 6,899,892 is no longer valid and anybody can make use of it.

Is all that’s occurring the fact that Trisynex may now be produced by anybody, given that Awakened and Zenith appeared a few months after the United States Patent No. 6,899,892 expired?

If so, what on earth is going on with Vital Nutrition’s exclusive bullshit and posturing?

To clear the market of fraudsters and infringers who have tried to prevent the product from becoming available for use and benefit by the general public, TriPharma will continue to protect its rights.

Any other party, including Mr. Catarino and the First Fruits infringers, who uses the UCONN clinical study, which is owned by Vital Nutrition and licensed to Awakened, to market a product is violating the rights to Vital/intellectual Awakened’s property and will be removed from the market to avoid confusion and harm to the general public.

What am I doing wrong?

As a result, Zenith is doomed if anybody can produce Trisynex and Awakened and attempt to market the same formula for $135 a month over $39.95 a bottle.

All that remains once sales attributed to pyramid recruiting dwindle are exorbitantly priced cartoon NFTs from Awakened.

I don’t anticipate any further updates, but if there are any, I’ll include them below.

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