What is Riway About? -The Deer Placenta MLM.

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Business name: Riway International

Website: web.riway.com

Type of business: Purtier Placenta supplement MLM

Price: $415 (Silver account) – $2,692 (Diamond account)

Owner: Dr Lim Boon Hong (CEO & Founder)

My rating: 1 out of 5 (Overpriced)

There’s a commotion happening just near where I live so I figured I check it out.

It’s called Riway and a lot of people went there during their opening in Malaysia and believe it or not, their office is just 10 minutes away from my house – How lucky can I get!

Riway is an interesting MLM company dealing with Purtier Placenta which is a difficult product to market without having the proper approval and certifications.

Yet, they somehow claim to have gotten approval on their supplements by a hospital in Singapore but turns out there were major doubts on that and plus, other medical organizations also do not approve of this particular product of theirs.

With that huge controversy, one could not help but to wonder, is Riway legal?

Are their products really trustworthy? or are they operating a scam?

If you’re just as curious as me on what it’s all about, read on my full Riway review to find out what kind of practice are they really implementing…

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It is a supplement, not a medication so prescriptions are not needed.
  • The Purtier Placenta is real and the company is importing them all the way from New Zealand.
  • No animals are killed in the process, only their placenta is used.
  • Their supplements are also deemed as “miracle cures” for other untreatable conditions.

Cons

  • Research by Northwestern University Illinois proves that consuming placenta actually has no benefits whatsoever.
  • Health Science Authority (HAS) Singapore never actually gave their approval.
  • The Health Science Authority even stated that the pills would not be effective as stem cells are sensitive and would actually be destroyed if they are processed, especially when turned into pills.
  • They received a bad review from Mirror.co.uk
  • Before Riway, the owner was involved with various MLMs including Nu Skin and Enyouth.
  • There are no dosage guidelines on consuming.
  • A lot of warning on health risks by different organisations.
  • Dubai Bans it.
  • They received a warning from the Philippines.
  • Unethical promotions by using Richard Branson’s & Warren buffet’s name and face without them even knowing.
  • Corporate video has nothing to do with products but more on cars and cruises.
  • Hardly any info on their Purtier Placenta product anywhere, even their website has only one short paragraph of it.
  • Complaints flooding the internet.
  • Too many pictures of their team and MLM Call-to-actions compared to their own products.
  • A lot of hate towards the CEO all over forums.
  • Despite overwhelming complaints, Riway still would not admit that they are an MLM.

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What is Riway All About? -Get to Know Their Story.

website screenshot of riway

Basically, they’re a placenta supplement sort of MLM company .

Founded in 2008 by a Dr Lim Boon Hong, Riway International started in Singapore and from there, they spreaded their wings throughout South East Asia in a matter of months.

Dr Lim Boon Hong Riway

Dr Lim Boon Hong, CEO of Riway.

Some of the countries they are currently in include…

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • The Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Japan

I have some doubts myself about what kind of doctor is he though as instead of focusing on the product supplement itself, you see a lot of him doing photo shoots of expensive cars and houses instead which to me, shouts materialistic more than holistic.

Coming back to the main point, Riway has one main product which is their Purtier Placenta but recently, they’ve just launched another product called the Conscientious which I’ll explain later on.

They manufacture their products at Alpha Labs in New Zealand as the deer placenta can only be found there.

 

What are Their Products?

It’s not easy getting information on their products.

To date, Riway has 2 products which are the Purtier Placenta and the Conscientious.

Let’s have a look at both of them, starting from…

purtier placenta riway product

Product# 1 – Purtier Placenta

The Purtier Placenta is a dry deer placenta supplement in the form of tablets.

They claim that it is a miracle supplement that can cure anything as the nutrients come from a placenta.

In total, there are 9 ingredients used which include are Deer placenta, Aloe vera, Xanthones, Squalene, Borage oil, Marine collagen, Evening Primrose Oil, Avocado Oil and Lycopene from tomatoes.

For the benefits of it, Riway claims that it is a miracle product which can act as an anti-ageing live-cell therapy.

As for the pricing, it is different in every country.

I won’t touch much on that because you can simply check Lazada for that if you’re in South East Asia, or if you’re from other parts of the world, Amazon has it too.

purtier comparison on Lazada and Amazon

Lazada price: RM599 ($150) / Amazon price: $345

The prices are of course different since their HQ is based in Singapore and for western countries, they cost slightly higher due to shipping.

Product #2 – Conscientious

for him for her consciencious products

Riway survived with only one product but just recently, they’ve launched a second.

Conscientious is a Paraben-Free and Silicone-Free on-the-go essence spray for the skin to make it look healthier and stronger by increasing skin elasticity and firmness while smoothing out rough skin texture.

They use 27 ingredients to create this with a moderately 60% content however there’s not much info on what those ingredients are.

Still, I’d say the essence spray is for those rich teens who could afford them because the number one hot item over here, still remains the purtier.

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Is Riway a Pyramid Scheme? -Let’s Check Their Plan.

Every MLM company has a compensation plan, Riway included.

Normal programs reward people one-off by giving them commissions no strings attached.

They can join for free, they get commissions whenever they promote, and there is no sales target pressure for that.

That’s Affiliate Marketing.

Riway, on the other hand, is the exact opposite.

a typical Unilevel structure in MLM

They are doing a typical MLM business (Which they try so hard to deny) and in an MLM business, you are always at the top earning more than your referrals because whatever your referrals earn, you earn a piece from that too.

This is an unfair advantage for your uplines because you can never beat them as whatever sales you get, you will need to deduct a percentage from that for your uplines.

“Wait, uplines as in plural?” Yes, you’ve read it right.

In Riway’s MLM, you can earn up to 4 levels down depending on the type of account you’re taking…

Silver (US$415 / S$569) – 8% Commission rate + 1 Bottle

Gold (US$830 / S$1,136) – 9% Commission rate + 2 Bottles

Platinum (US$1,570 / S$2,150) – 10% Commission rate + 4 Bottles

Diamond (US$2,692 / S$3,688) – 10% Commission rate across 3 levels + 7 Bottles

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Red Flags – Is Joining Riway Worth the Risk?

Joining as a purtier placenta distributor may sound nice but there are a few hurtful facts that you would have to weigh in before making that final decision…

Red Flag #1 – Eating Placenta Actually Does Nothing

BBC news statement on eating placenta

Yes, you’ve read it right.

And honestly, I’m as shocked as you because I too just found out about this one just a while ago as I was scrolling through to read on benefits of placenta.

According to research made by Northwestern University, they have no proven benefits and that people are actually consuming placenta based on social media influences like Kim Kardashian.

Red Flag #2 – Getting Wrong Stem Cells Can Actually be Fatal

Remember the rising trend of people consuming placenta for supposed health?

A lot of people are in fact scammed because there are a lot of different companies who are taking advantage of this trend to start their own products which are not regulated.

There was an investigation on CBS News here…

Long story short, you may never know that you are scammed because although you’ve received the product (Like the Purtier Placenta) in good shape physically, what we do not know is whether the cells are actually there or not.

We cannot see with our human eyes because in order to check if the cells are there, we need a microscope since they are all cells.

And since they’re live stem cells that we’re actually counting on, 99% of the products that we get do not actually have the live stem cells to begin with.

We often get dead one instead.

Imagine getting the same Purtier Placenta but with no stem cells inside, that would be like, the perfect crime since we do not even know that because there are no proper regulations on it.

Oh, and speaking of regulations…

Red Flag #3 – Dubai Bans It

Dubai Banned Purtier Placenta

The Dubai Health Minister saw through Riway’s fake approval and made a statement that they do not support it.

They also made it clear that anyone found dealing with the Purtier Placenta, will be dealt with legal actions.

Dubai isn’t the only country though, because…

Red Flag #4 – The Philippines Bans it Too

Purtier Placenta Banned in Philippines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines declared a warning on Riway’s unapproved and misleading promotion of the Purtier Placenta.

The FDA also labeled the Purtier Placenta as a high-risk product and with no approved therapeutic claims.

Not much of a surprise, it is after all by now a scam as you might have noticed.

Red Flag #5 – Health Science Authority (HAS) Singapore Never Gave Permission

HSA letter that does not show if it is good or not

After finding out about Dubai’s and Philippines’ respective health associations results, I began to doubt more on Riway’s trustworthiness.

That lead me to looking back at Singapore instead, the place where it all started.

Singapore is, of course, the headquarters of Riway and the huge claim that they boasted, came from Singapore Hospital and Health Association.

Or at least I thought it was.

You’d be surprised that actually, The Health Science Authority of Singapore never gave any formal letter of approval because all they got was a medical check in the Purtier Placenta bottle.

Health Science Authority Singapore on stem cells Purtier Placenta Riway

What? No way! Yes, way.

In fact, did you know that the HAS and Singapore Hospital never supported it?

They made it clear on their website that the stem cells are not known to prevent diseases or used as a treatment of medical conditions, to begin with.

They even gave an explanation that the stem cells would be destroyed by our digestive enzymes if we consumed it orally which means through our mouth by swallowing.

Stem cells are extremely delicate hence they would be destroyed when processed into other forms like through the form of pills, liquid or solid products.

Red Flag #6 – They Made a Pretty Bad Impression in the UK

Mirror UK has a bad impression on Riway

As Riway expands, they try to breach into the western world.

Only this time, they weren’t so lucky.

In Asia, we might be a little less strict as we have lesser regulations as compared to developed countries like the UK, Europe, and the US.

Riway made a pretty bad impression of themselves on their opening presentation while in the UK by using false promises and worse, they used pictures of famous people like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson to show how big they are… Without proper approval of course.

And plus, those people have not even tried Riway nor are affiliated with them to begin with.

Because of that, people started doubting Riway even more which then made more people dig into the company further, only to realize that Riway has no proper accreditations and that they are actually a pyramid scheme which instead of focusing on the products, they focus more on recruitment instead.

Mirror.co.uk is one of the popular news sites so having them made a bad review on Riway isn’t good for convincing people.

Speaking of which, that’s actually another red flag! The part where…

Red Flag #7 – They Focus More on Recruitment Than Products

Nothing to do with product

If you visit Riway’s official site, you can see how obvious it is.

They talk more on vacations, cruises, cars, and recruitment that it took up most of the space on their site.

I wanted to check more on what they do but instead, all the talk about was how they want to help you achieve freedom by joining as a distributor.

There are no mentions of how they want to use the Purtier Placenta to help people, or why their company is named after that, or what advancements they envision in the future for the betterment of their products.

Instead, they focus more on their own faces.

Products description vague as hell

That being said, even their products have very little explanation.

There is no pricing information or exact ingredients list to know what’s inside, except a vague description that looks like they paid a schoolboy to write for them.

Clearly they’re not focusing on the products but instead, the MLM.

But no surprise there though because they do have some…

Red Flag #8 – Affiliation with Several MLMs before

lee boon hong scammer background

One of the many complaints on the Lowyat forum.

Why would a doctor do MLM?

I was half convinced that he might be a proper one with good intentions but after finding out that Dr Lee Boon Hong has been involved with many MLMs before, I started to despise him.

He’s using his title to impress people and get a better conversion for his MLM projects.

Before Riway, Dr Lee Boon Hong has been involved with Nu Skin, Enyouth, Enyouth DW, and Asayo.

He uses his Dr title to delve into medical products so that others would not question him.

scamming people since 2007

One of the complaints on SG Forum.

He’s a master at lying and manipulation and has been doing so for the past 20 years now which is how he accumulated all those cash to open a massive Riway empire that we all know today.

There are countless of complaints from all of his previous programs that I feel sad thinking about how easily people can get tricked by him.

Take a look at his bio…

CEO profile has nothing to do withg product

Heck, even his bio sounds generic, he wrote about “Excellent Management abilities, leading by example, set eyes on global stage…” It sounded more like boasting about himself rather than talking about why he wants people to experience his products.

He doesn’t put an effort to show people how genuinely he wants to help.

Red Flag #9 – Corporate Video Has Nothing to do with Product

No mention of products at all in their Riway Youtube video

I think this one’s fairly obvious.

Even if I don’t point this out, YouTube is the number one platform people go to if they cannot find information on either Google or Facebook and if you’ve searched there, you might wonder why there are barely any product videos there at all.

If you type in Riway, all you’ll get are motivational talks for MLMs, team Pegasus, and all those seminars with faces of themselves.

I checked their own Riway YouTube channel and still, no products there so from there, I think we can plainly see that they emphasize more on recruitment rather than the product development.

Red Flag #10 – Overpriced Purtier Placenta

Purtier Placenta alternative

The Deer Placenta supplements from NZ Green Health.

If you’re still into buying placenta, I won’t stop you.

But I will of course, help you from being cheated of your money.

If you join Riway, the price is $415 to be a member and get one bottle from them but if you do not want to be a member, you can simply find those bottles on Amazon for USD$250 or RM600 on Lazada.

However, what if I tell you that you can get those at a way cheaper price?

What Riaz? No way!

Yes way, my fellow readers, I’m serious!

It was hard to find them online as supplements are usually not very famous nor are they highly searched for as people tend to simply buy from over the counter but if you’re looking for the best deer placenta alternative supplement, I would advise you to check out NZ Green Health.

Green Health (10,000mg x 60 capsules) – NZ$49.95 (US$33)

It’s Halal, it’s cheaper, and it has way more concentrations of deer placenta as compared to Riway’s greedy 100mg.

 

Do I recommend Riway?

It comes to no surprise that I don’t.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I hate it or anything but with the cons outweighing the pros by a long-shot, I wouldn’t advise anyone to go for it unless you absolutely believe in the product and have got a story to tell.

If not, it would be hard to promote such a product if you have not tried it yet.

Majority of the website, the people, and YouTube videos are also mostly in Chinese not to mention all of those motivational talks so if you have zero Mandarin knowledge, you might be left out on a lot of info.

If you feel bad because you’re thinking of letting go, take a look at these facts…

percentage of people failing in MLM and succeeding

Believe it or not, very rarely do people succeed in MLM.

In fact, less than 1% actually do and you know why? It’s because of the whole system.

MLM is flawed in a way that only the people on top are making money while the little people like are not.

I’ve been in enough MLM companies to experience this hard truth.

Which is why I would recommend a better alternative.

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It’s what I’m doing with my blog right now too.

Do you love gaming? Now you can have a website about it and earn.

Are you into fitness? Wouldn’t it be cool to use your knowledge and monetize!

Heck, even if you would like to boost your MLM business like say Riway, you can too, using Wealthy Affiliate’s platform.

What you’ll learn inside is not just an online course, there’s way more.

There are features there that could help boost any business you are in like a keyword competitor tool, a super-fast web host, a website builder, and even a huge and warm community of people all over the world who are from different backgrounds.

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Final Word


If you have huge sums of money that you don’t mind burning, Riway might be the thing for you.

But if you’re just an average earner like most of us who have just enough to get by, I wouldn’t recommend you to go for Riway at all, especially with that overpriced deer supplement of theirs as you can easily find a much cheaper alternative.

Normally I wouldn’t rate so low but with the overwhelming amount of complaints everywhere, the false certifications that they use, as well as their unethical methods of tricking people into joining, I would have to give it a low rating of 1 out of 5.

If you’re interested in earning from your own Online Business instead, check out my top-ranked program here.

Hope I didn’t get too carried away with the review, do share with me any experience you might have with the program, and thank you for your time.

Riaz Shah

130 comments to “What is Riway About? -The Deer Placenta MLM.”
  1. Surely you are mistaken! If someone threw out the name Kardashian in a description of something, it must be totally valid!

    Okay, I’m just kidding. I learned the hard way long ago that a great deal of research needs to go into whatever new diet or supplement fad comes along. I can’t even give you any advice! You’ve done more research than I ever would have. It’s amazing that people would even try such a thing, then put their name behind it as a sponsor? No wonder all paths are leading to Scamville. Thank you so much for going over this.

    Btw, my cousin is a deer hunter. I’m going to ask if he’s ever tried the placenta. 😀

  2. ooohhh!  The price to join MLM is out of price.  This MLM is for wealthy people only.  It is not good idea to recommend this one because it is really hard to get people interest.  Easy way to solve the problem is Wealthy Affiliate that has offered tutorial and help affiliate workers get customers’ attention what affiliate worker recommend.

  3. Its a really nice post you have here. Thanks for shedding more light on what Riway is all about and how they truly operate. The fact that you’re always on top of your referrals when it comes to earnings and you get tips from their own earnings makes me think they are MLM. I’m actually surprised to know that eating placenta has no health benefit and the product is even banned in some areas.

  4. I only just read the pros and cons and that was enough for me lol. I would not be interested in taking it any further whatsoever. There are better online opportunities including affiliate marketing. MLM in my opinion is too much like the pyramid schemes where only the people at the top of the pyramid are benefitting. But aside from this, Riway are promoting products that have a whole lot of question marks. So, thanks for the review and for sharing as people need to know that if they get involved with Riway, at least they have been pre-warned!  

  5. I have to be honest.  Deer placenta was probably the last thing I thought I would be reading about when I went online today, but you did an excellent job breaking down the pros and cons of this MLM.  Thanks to your review, I will be steering clear and looking for better opportunities.  Thank you!

  6. That’s a whole load of information on Riway. You’ve done a great job detailing each point that I would definitely want to steer away from anything like that. I’ve always had doubts on MLM that I need more information like this to convince myself if I should go for MLM like Riway or not. Thanks for your honest and helpful review!

  7. I felt like I was reading a piece of investigative journalism. I was on edge while you discussed all of the company’s shady dealings. I am baffled that Amazon allows this product to be sold on their platform, would they face any liability if it were to make someone sick?  
    I know a lady who wanted to have her placenta dehydrated so that it could be made into vitamins.  
    I believe that there is a market for this type of product, although it seems very hazardous.

    • A lady who wanted to dehydrate her own placenta to be made into vitamins? I’ve seen people do it on animals but never human before, that would really be something.

  8. Wow, I’m always afraid of online scams, and this seems to be one of them. That is a lot of money and not real benefit. Not to mention I can’t believe what they’re trying to sell! I have never heard of this before now, so I appreciate you researching this subject. The craziest thing is they are so close to you! Looking forward to your next post!!

  9. This was an interesting read, both from the aspect of the placenta and from the MLM aspect. I have never seen this particular product but have heard of other placenta products. It may be just me, but I don’t trust the safety of such products. I am also quite leary of MLM promotions. A few people make all the money while the rest don’t get much. It is always nice to have someone check things out and save others some heartache. Thanks!

  10. I’m always suspicious when a company seems more intent on selling a lifestyle (the boats and fancy cars) than on the product itself. A true company should be confident and take pride in the products that they are selling. And why is it so expensive? I don’t know too much about MLMs but that’s a LOT of money to sign up for it. My goodness!

    • That’s the nature of MLM businesses SailingAway, they charge high because they want to convince more people into joining their platform as a network marketer so you can recruit more people. 

  11. Thanks for this review!  First of all, can I just say, EW!  Placenta supplements.  What the heck?  Sigh.  This craze with supplements and ‘nonmedication’ fad because of ‘toxins’ is getting ridiculous.  First of all, supplements are not regulated by the FDA and that means ANYTHING can be in those supplements.  Anything!  Some have been recalled due to methamphetamines in them.  So you know?  This stuff scares me.  Let alone the actual placenta.  Like, did they ensure it wasn’t rotting before putting into pill form?  Are you sure they didn’t kill the animal?  What if there was a uterine infection going on?  Geez.  At least medications are regulated.  Cough.  Who knows if it actually HAS a placenta in it?  

    Back to the actual subject.  I don’t like MLMs.  That entire list of cons is a HUGE red flag.  For one thing, not admitting to being an MLM?  How do you not cop to that one when you clearly ARE an MLM?  Why use someone as well-known as Russel Branson to promote a product they are NOT endorsing?  Do they WANT to be sued or arrested?

    Bleh, these reviews are why I don’t like MLMs.  I’ll definitely steer clear of placenta MLMs.  Geez.

    • Great points there Selenity, I agree with you completely, Riway is pretty dodgy and grotesque like those huge corporations with secrets that we should not know of. 

  12. Hello Riaz. I kept smiling as I was reading through this post. How would a business owner have a bad relationship with his forum of business. Series of bans all arounds and lots of bad reviews are not some of the feature anyone wants to hears of when purchasing a product from  seller. Such reports would always hinder the smooth sales of the sales persob in such businesses. I am glad you took your time to put up this post. Best regards

  13. Wow! This is really surprising. First I’m grateful for taking your precious time to engage in this deep and thorough research on this Riway platform. I haven’t heard about this platform before but I think I heard a particular trend on how a lot of people are been scammed and lied to. The trend was that people were advised to consume placentas by some unqualified doctors because it gave some special health benefits… Thanks for giving the full details in this well structured and comprehensive review. I hope to see more post from you.

  14. Yikes, that is one expensive program! With all of the items that you listed as con’s – no wonder, you rated it with a 1! I am actually never a fan of any type of MLM and tend to tell people to stay away from them, I am open to reading reviews about them because maybe there is one legit one, I have not run across yet. However, this particular one does not seem to fit that.

    I can hardly believe that people actually fall for eating products that contain placenta in the first place! The thought alone makes me shiver. However in the name of beauty and health, many are willing to do anything.

    Great, detailed article!

    Blessings! 

  15. First of all, I am not a fan of MLM schemes at all. I’ve had my bad share of it. Secondly, the health niche is heavily saturated right now so who would want to go through that competition. Thirdly, deer placenta into a supplement? Why would I ever market something I wouldn’t be able to take myself. I think this company should be closed down. The cons are three times the amount of the pros, that’s not a good pointer. Good review overall.

  16. Ok, I am just baffled at the fact that they are using real deer placenta’s first of all and making pills. Why hasn’t this business been shut down? There were more than double the cons compared to the pros. Idk, this just doesn’t seem right in my opinion. I would have to choose any other product than this. Who would really decide to take this? Great job informing me of this. 

  17. Wow. Who knew getting the wrong stem cells could be fatal. First time I ever heard that and it is certainly good to know. I love your posts. This is the second one I have read and it is a gem as I always want to know more about MLM’s etc, but never have the patience to do all of the research that you have obviously put into this for us. Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your articles. 

    • Thanks Lakeisha, I enjoy writing them and doing the research! This one in particular, took me several days to finish 🙂

  18. MLM schemes are the worst and Riway definitely sounds like the worst among the worst…

    I mean placenta supplement? Really? Who would want to become part of a company which promotes such a thing? Not to mention pay such a high amount of money to actually join.

    No thanks… I’d rather go for Herbalife xD

    Harry!

  19. Hmm, interesting. They have too expensive products to sell, I mean.. it’s a good commision though, but too good to be true I think (comparing to other similar products). 2 years ago I tried to sell something from markethealth, it was also overpriced, at least 2x then other similar products, and I had no luck with that..  So I think we all should stay away from this.. maybe if someone has highly targeted traffic but I’m not the one!

    Thank you for informations, looking forward for your new posts 🙂

  20. Great sharing on Riway! I came across this MLM business many years ago, but I didn’t join as I have the kind of feeling that it is overpriced (as what you mentioned too) & it is more a pyramid type of business opportunity!

    I personally don’t favour much on this kind of business model anyway. 

    I believe your article is gonna help a lot of young people or someone who is finding opportunity out there. thanks!

  21. Dear Riaz,

    Thanks a lot for shedding light on purtier placenta supplement in general and review on Riway.

    I have received one email from one of my blogging friends about purtier placenta and Riway. He shared how it can help in taking ultimate care to defy ageing, other health benefits and the business opportunity available. Also shared that this industry will boom, etc. So I wanted to do some research on it and found your helpful review post.

    The information you shared about Placenta on the cons section is an eye-opener for me and helped in my decision-making.

    There are too many red flags and thanks for sharing. I will stay away from Riway! Through your review post, you are saving people time, effort, and hard-earned money.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    • Defying age, good thing I managed to push you into seeing the reality Paul! Whatever products we use, we can maybe slow down the ageing wrinkle effect but if eating placenta can defy the entire ageing process, I think everyone would have gotten that by now and the prices would even be higher.

  22. Wow I had never heard of Riway before and you provided such an in-depth analysis on it thank you for all the information. I can see that they are way too may cons that outweigh the pros of this and there are so many red flags that I would be reluctant to ever join something like this. Thanks for exposing the truth about Riway and for promoting Wealthy Affiliate. well written article!

    • Thanks Sarah! I tried to find some pros about it to balance it but there are just too many cons I just had to point it out.

  23. Hi Riaz, very interesting review of Riway you have up here. It’s disgusting to figure out I’ll consume anything with the base of placenta and not to talk of the fact that it is way too overpriced. Going by information on the post you shared, it’s so obvious that this Riway is just focused on stacking up as much as possible profit rather than offering better product. Besides, the cons and red flags are really disturbing. It’s way too much for any product. Besides, I do not like investing my money into MLM marketing because of the schemes associated with it. Thanks for this detailed review.

  24. Hi there Riaz!

    What a great, thorough review of Riway. 

    I have to say, when I first read about this new notion, all I could do was roll my eyes. Placenta’s in my personal opinion are a pretty personal thing, It’s a little weird to me that someone would even go as far as create such a product.

    That being said, they do make it quite obvious that they are an MLM, and that they clearly don’t believe in their product, as there is hardly any information about it.

    I love how you compared it to WA, as you can see how unhelpful the top structure of Riway is when it comes to selling their product, a pretty obvious money making scheme if there ever was one. I am new to WA, and I have to say, it’s awesome. I am learning so much. I skipped over and read your review on WA too, it’s pretty great 🙂

    Anyway, great job on this review!

    Lize

  25. This would be a great product if only they didn’t have so much bans from different countries. When countries are banning things, there’s serious problems because they don’t just ban products for no reason these days. Secondly, having no dosage guidelines is a big red flag in my eyes. They’re only out to take your money without a care in the world about their customers and the products the’re taking. I’ll be staying away from Riway, thanks for the review.

    • True that, Brandon. Countries welcome economic growth but some corporate companies would have to be really bad to be banned from them.

  26. You did a pretty nice job, and the photo in front of the office is pretty funny!

    After reading, I get the impression that the business is more about recruiting than selling the actual products, which to me screams pyramid scheme. Because the only for me to make decent money will be to bring people in and not by selling.

    I never heard of the deer placenta being of any health benefits, so I am very skeptical.

    Thanks for sharing

    • You’re wise to be skeptical Adyns, thanks for the kind words! I happened to be at the office so I figured I make that my cover photo 😀

  27. I believe everything you said about Riway since you very well presented documents rifuting the claims of Riway as a certified product. This is what an excellent review should be. You can pass as a certifying auditor like ISO! 

    Going back to Riway, I’ve been hearing a lot of thIs MLM company but it never made a big progress in our country. The price point of membership is quite pricey too. I’m not against MLM because some people can pull it through and make money out of it but this one offers a high membership fee that seems off for down lines because in probability, they wouldn’t really earn much. 

    It seems that the product is just face of the company that doesn’t really offer much when it comes to wellness. Other supplements at an affordable price became popular because consumers experienced positive change from taking it. Riway is quite the opposite.  I hope this article could reach to a lot of people and think a lot before joining. Thanks for the extensive review of this company. You were right about joining a much more effective online business than this expensive one which may not bring money at all because of too many complaints.

    • That means a lot to me, thanks MissusB! Hope I can live up to that expectation, I haven’t seen myself as that much of a professional yet but it’s something I’ll need to work up to! Which country are you from by the way?

  28. Hi Riaz

    I always read your articles with a big interest.  There are so many scams on the Internet and we have to protect ourselves in some way. Thank you for informing us with so comprehensive and well-written articles.

    Well, I read about the company Riway. I find that the product promoted has not a health certificate and that it is just a company that searches subscribers to sell an inappropriate product. As for MLM companies, I have experience from companies which are based on a pyramid scheme and I did not like the approach. Also, some products were not as they showed.  As far as the Wealthy Affiliate is concerned, I think that it’s a platform that anybody can start and have a good result with hard work.

    Cheer, Thodoris.

  29. Placenta consumption in whatever form sends chills down my spine. That price is too over rated. You have really gone deep into your research. The list of cons is too long and any wise person should smell the scam from afar.

    The fact that the supplements have been banned in some countries says a lot about the product. As an affiliate, it makes no sense to promote something that has negative reviews and doubts.

    Thank you for the review.

  30. This is an in-depth post. Great research here I must say. 

    I was shocked at the site of the Placenta and the actual things they use to make these 2 products. 

    It’s really expensive, so if people are actually buying this, they must be out of their minds. I wouldn’t want to even promote what they are selling. There is a reason why these products are banned in some places. 

    This post was a great read and opened my mind to wanting to know more as I read on. My mind is blown, honestly.

    Thank you for giving such an in-depth review.

    All the best.

  31. Hi Riaz,

    You have researched Riway quite extensively! Kudos – the webpage should help interested people to judge Riway independently. 

    You have also collated different information sources to provide a complete picture on the reception & approval of their ‘so called’ miracle cures. 

    In all, I would say your site is a wonderful piece of research and provides an insight into Riway and their business model. No wonder, I am going to run in the opposite direction if I hear Riway!!

    Haha, good promotion tactic for wealthyaffiliate! Cheers mate – wish you all the best.

    Arjun

  32. Thank you for this great review of the Riway. From the pros and cons (cons mostly) it can be seen that it’s better to stay away from it.

    Apart from the business considerations, it was interesting for me to learn that there are actually no benefits from taking placenta, and that it might be harmful actually. Good to know.

  33. Oh, I think someone who tries to apply Riway must read this review.

    Well, I have never heard about Riway but I could figure out what it is.

    What they sell is overpriced and the company is operated on MLM schemes.

    I was surprised that there are obvious facts about purtier placenta.

    Major press like BBC announced that it does not benefit health. More than worse, Dubai bans it.

    You don’t have to think anymore.

    Don’t go to Riway and find another way to earn money online.

  34. When you brought up the bio of the founder, that was enough for me to run away from Rway as far as I can. I am surprised that Amazon sells the product. When you combine the cost of becoming a distributor with the over priced product costs, it is clear that the model is not even MLM but a Ponzi Scheme. 

    I need to point our one fact about a genuine MLM company. It is the Binary type ones that are suspect. There are others where you can earn commissions on a percentage of everyone you recruit. The man reason in my opinion why only a minority succeed is most recruits cant face the job of selling and recruiting and so they drop out. And the few who hang in there and build large ever changing networks where the products are consumed earn the most. Not  good business model for 98% of the population. 

    Hence Affiliate Marketing is a much better way forward, You do not need to recruit to build a business, All you need is to generate sales from your website. And that is far more palatable than calling people on the phone and attending meetings with your recruits etc.

    You out this together very well.

    • Well said Edwin, definitely a ponzi scheme. And don’t get me started on the cult worship part they usually do at the ir events, something you don’t see everyday.

  35. This was an excellent review.  Thanks for taking the time to write it.   I recently heard about Riway and deer placenta.  My first thought was no way.   Second, yuck.      After reading your review, it makes me sad for all of the people that are so desperate to make money that they would fall for trying to sell this produce.   It also makes me feel sorry for people that are so desperate to improve their health and/or looks that they would be willing to try such an expensive products.  

    I’ve seen a few types of animals and livestock give birth.  I’m not sure how you could collect placenta in a clean, sanitary way that is not harming animals in the process.    

    I hope that if someone is seriously considering joining this program that your review will make them change their mind.   There are simply too many red flags.  

     

    • Right! I was thinking of the same thing about the placenta removing part, how is that normal and not painful for the animals?

  36. I had never heard the word “placenta” being part of a product; hence ignorance. hehehe However,, its ingredients sound intriguing and more likely to be useful and productive. It sounds like these supplements would work as a success. I’m new in the whole business world and am learning as I go along. 

  37. Good afternoon Riaz,

    Wow, what a review on Riway and its product Deer Placenta MLM. Yes, you did get carried away but that is of benefit to your readers. It is good to have all the details on this issue.

    No official organization ever approved this product and there neither exist any studies which prove its effectiveness.

    Now when one looks at the animal kingdom I know that cats and cows eat the placenta after giving birth. It seems to have many nutrients and gives strength. In the wild, there also will be another reason to do it. The mother does not want to give predators any chance of finding her babies.

    I have nothing against MLMs. I am with Forever Living Products of America, one of the first MLMs on the market and still going strong. Their Aloe Vera products are very good and that is why they have spread worldwide. 

    The fact that Dr. Lim Boon Hong has gone from one MLM to create a new one, doing this many times does not give a good impression at all. I would not join Riway.

    Regards, Taetske

    • Great to hear that from a fellow Multi-Level Marketer Taetske, MLM is not wrong as it’s just a system but it’s the people inside that’s making things messy like what Riway’s becoming. 

  38. Thank you for this article, it was very well written and you handed out information on Riway in an easy-to-read manner.

    I must say, even the thought of eating placenta makes me sick! Even if it´s in a pill form. Also, as you mentioned, there are no health benefits, and eating stem cells is pointless. If the stem cell research progresses, and stem cells can be used for treating chronic diseases in the future, even then the stem cells won´t be eaten to get the benefits! A doctor would know that, of course, so this Dr. Lim Boon Hong is clearly a conman. It is an awfully expensive product too.

    You mentioned some countries have banned this product. What if all countries ban it, and you would have paid for this program to promote a product you could no longer sell. It might as well happen.

  39. I think I would save my money and look for a different business opportunity. I find there are a large number of MLMs that are scams but in this case the product itself seems like a scam. There is no scientific evidence that the consumption of placenta is beneficial in anyway. I would be ashamed to push this product or business. 

  40. Wow, really deer placenta?? Yuck, that is all I can say about that. I am really into herbs and holistic medicine but I don’t think I could bring myself to do that. 

    I have been in an MLM before though and got taken, it cost a lot of money to join and then buy the products and the upsells the higher you got the more products you had to buy and it was a never ending merry go round. 

    The thing I hate about MLM’s is that you have to make cold calls and try and get friends and family involved and then when you find out it isn’t real they are all mad at you. I did make $10 for a year worth of work.

     I am so glad you wrote about this so other people won’t get hooked the way I did. Is there an online business you would recommend? What about this Wealthy Affiliate I keep hearing about?

    Blessings,

    Lynda

  41. It’s unbelievable what a scam it is. A hand full of countries banning their product as you pointed out It’s pretty interesting you pointed out that Amazon carries their product. It’s to bad people fall prey these to companies I enjoyed the article. You even showed a honest alternative to making money. Thanks

  42. Where do you live? I have never seen Riway before, is it in the States?Omg your list of cons are endless, it is scary that Dubai bans the product. How can you get supplement banned, it must be a real threat to our health and also the use of the dangerous additives and chemicals. 

    Interesting, some of my family is still in Thailand (where I am from), I am going to ask them if they have heard of Riway or not. The big MLM that took the majority of the market is Buzzolute (Amway). 

    I don’t know if I want to take the deer placenta in my supplements, there are many superfood out there to eat. I had to admit that my father gave me ground deer antler when I was younger, not sure what it did to me. All I know it tasted horrible. 

    We can do ourselves a favor by eating healthy and exercise more. Taking this mysterious pill is too risky. Thanks for the warning! 

    • Ground deer antler wouldn’t have that much benefit though since it’s just bone but if calcium’s what you’re looking for, there are pills for that, and there’s plenty of them in pharmacists for osteoporosis.

  43. What an interesting read.  Setting aside the whole ingesting of placenta thing, I have to say I’m turned off by MLM programs in general.  Add to that, their claims of having HAS’s approval, which isn’t true and there’s a real trust issue brewing.  As if those weren’t reason enough, your long list of cons has convinced me to steer clear.

    Bans and the potential for harm just back that decision up.

    Thank you,

    Scott

    • Glad we’re on the same boat Scott, I’m in awe myself when others are still buying into this programme with their ridiculous claims.

  44. Hi Riaz,

    That’s an incredible article you’ve written. Well researched and backed up with hard evidence. 

    I have experience of MLM companies for well over 20 years! I’ve rarely met a good one. Most are peddling products that could not be sold elsewhere for anywhere near the price that these MLM companies market them. 

    I agree 100% that for someone new wanting to start up in business, with very little capital, then affiliate marketing is the way to go. Most affiliate marketing platforms that have been around for several years are worth looking at, and Wealthy Affiliate is one of these that have built up a reputation for giving sound training in building a solid foundation in the affiliate marketing business.

    Many thanks,

    Paul.

    • So good to hear from a fellow direct marketer Paul, I totally agree with you on this one, very rarely do we come across good MLM companies are those that are good usually do not last long because they’re not hyped enough. Thanks for the feedback and kind words!

  45. I’ve got to be brutally honest – sounded like a poor product sham right from the off, and it didn’t get any better the more I read through your review. 

    At the end of the day this is yet another overpriced MLM product that nobody has any real idea of what it contains. I’ve got to the point where I think at least 99.9% of MLM products are overpriced. Once you are in the game of marketing an overpriced product – you are in trouble! 

    P.S. Over $400 for a bottle of that stuff!!!! Wow.

  46. Thank you for your article about Riway. I actually didn’t know about this site. But I do have some ideas about MLM business. Thank you for describing in details about the product. There are some health benefits of Purtier Placenta and the Conscientious. But I just realized these are a difficult product for marketing. Thank you for all the details and sharing your honest opinion. I am not going to consider this to make money.

  47. Riaz,

    Just one of these cons would have turned me off.

    That’s even if I thought about taking deer placenta supplements.
    Are they serious?

    I have explored human placenta encapsulation. I say explored because I have yet to try it.

    I am an herbalist, but I believe in herbs, not trendy hype.

    Some indigenous peoples consume placenta but they are not trying to sell it across the world or claiming Warren Buffet supports them.

    With all the info you have here I would not suggest this to anyone. Thanks so much for the heads up.

    Gwendolyn J

    • Selling it across the world claiming Warren Buffet supported them, good one Gwendolyn! I hate these kinds of people who try to take advantage of us, especially innocent people who are completely new to the medication world. Glad we’re on the same boat.

  48. What kind of product is this?!?!?! I find placenta-based supplements to be very dubious. You can easily get some from the local pharmacy and then there’s this that sells for hundreds masked with a recruitment scheme. I would like to know which lab produces the endorsement – if any – and I think some government authorities should intervene with this. It’s the public health we are talking about, not just the money. 

    One more reason why we should stay away from MLM products. So full of hypes!

    • I know right! Dubai and the Philippines are banning them, it’s just a matter of time before they go down and start another MLM trend. I don’t think they’ll dare come to the US because of the FTC.

  49. Wow! the fact that I am living in New Zealand is quite humorous in itself. When I started to read your post, and saw the word, “placenta”, I wanted to know more, thinking that it was human parts, and then, when, I read that the Purtier Placenta is imported from my country makes it even more intriguing.

    How interesting. I have to admit that I usually scour the employment vacancy page just for fun to see what jobs are available, and Riway, is one that I have seen many times, with job openings. I was always curious about what sort of company it was, and now I know, thanks to your review.

    Your information rings alarm bells in every direction…the fact that your listed cons show, that some of the world’s top scientific research labs, do not find any beneficial value or endorse the supplements, is enough to make me run the other way. This Doctor L B Hong, sounds like a wealthy tycoon. The question to whether he is a ‘filthy’ one, is left begging.

    I have been scammed by so many legit MLMs in the past, so my opinion is highly biased (sorry to be honest). Riway is no different it seems, and I am more concerned now, about the protection of our native deers, surely this should have a great political impact in our country. I am just surprised, that I have not heard more about this in our local news. 

    Very dodgy indeed.

    • I’m sorry to hear about your country’s native deers Ilaissane! 

      I guess the reason the import them and market in Asia mainly are because of fear of the New Zealanders’s rights too. Sure the company can be bought over with money but not the people. I do hope NZ will take actions on them in the future, like restricting the number of placenta supplements they can import for instance.

  50. Wow, this is an eye-opener. To be honest, I’ve never cared much for MLMs. I’ve always figured that there must be some decent ones out there, but somehow I’ve never found them. To top it off, I got sick of getting put in a position where I had to drag my friends and family into something they already figured was a pyramid scheme. As if that wasn’t bad enough, their product sounds like it should probably have some more honest warning labels on it. I like supplements as much as the next health-conscious person, but something about this doesn’t sound right. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you’re able to prevent some people from making a costly mistake.

    • If a program makes you pester your friends and families in order to sell their products, that’s never a good sign. Glad you found the review helpful Mark, have a great Sunday!

  51. This is a well written and nicely researched article with great images and a convincing conclusion. Unfortunately I couldn’t watch the video as the link was disabled. It’s so unfortunate that in this Internet age people are still so desperate to improve their lives and finances through any means necessary that fraudsters are still able to take advantage of so many. MLMs are an inherently rigged unfair system. Hopefully your post helps some people from being conned!

    • Sorry about the video June, you can still watch it though, but you need to click on go YouTube.CBS wants more traffic I guess 😀

  52. Hi Riaz

    Is it not amazing what people will do in search of the mighty buck.    I cannot people will pay that much for something that will not work but is, in fact, a snake oil type medicine.  The draw people into an affiliate programme as well, sound so fishy.  The gullibility of people is amazing, and people will be drawn to this, based solely on the price and the money they can make.   Thinking with the head and not the heart. Governments are constantly warning people about the dangers of buying unregulated products from the internet.

    Thank you for pointing this programme out, I would not touch it with a barge pole anyway.

    Antonio

    • Good point Antonio,

      I think that if they knew, the wouldn’t have bought those supplements. Most of the people that fell prey to this scam are in need of medicines that can cure ailments that modern medicines cannot cure and seeing Riway promote their supplements as a miracle cure, they quickly jump at that very first boat.

  53. Hello. Riaz and thanks for putting this review out there for us.  The more I read about MLM’s the less I like them and even though you didn’t come right out and say it, I think it’s a scam.

    . Highly overpriced

    . Way too many Red flags/cons

    . That other part where it claims to be “miracle cures” for other untreatable conditions?  Not sure that’s a pro.

    I personally don’t understand why anyone would want to ingest Deer Placenta.  It just seems gross to me.  Oh well, to each their own, I guess.

    The evidence you give here should be enough for everyone to walk away from this.  There are plenty of other safe and proven remedies out there to help people live a healthier life without getting involved in something like this that has no proof of its effectiveness.

    0 out of 5 from me,

    Wayne

    • Guess we’re on the same boat Wayne,

      Personally, I too think that consuming placenta is a tad weird. It’s understandable for babies but for adults let alone coming from animals, the very thought of that sends chills down my spine. I think some people do have effects though I’m not certain how since most of those cells would have perished when processed. 

      My guess, it might be placebo but without proof, I can’t make a statement out of that yet. Appreciate the kind feedback!

  54. Hey there Riaz, 

    I am so glad that I stumbled upon your review. 

    Someone just tried to push it on me and was telling me how lucrative it is. I had to do my own digging around to know if he was telling me the truth or just wanted me to get into his up line and be making money for him.

    Your review is very detailed and has been so helpful.

    All the red flags are enough to tell me to keep off. Dubai and Phillipnes have a good reason as to why they banned it.

    I am now sure that this is one company I will not spend my effort or even a dime on.

    Thanks a lot for enlightening me on it. 

    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  55. You are right, how can one sell a product that you don’t believe in or even worse that doesn’t work at all. If there is no proof that this product actually works, one is going to have an incredibly difficult time selling it, and the price is pretty steep, which normally happens with MLM products as there are downlines and uplines to pay.

    On reading your post further, more red flags are raised as some countries don’t even support this product. I would also rather find something else to sell that is more believable and that I know really works.

  56. Just the name of the supplement sounds shady to me. I’m also quite a skeptic of MLM companies, just in general. I’m glad you’ve put this review together so that folks are aware of the question marks surrounding this company and their tactics. I honestly didn’t even get past your pros and cons list because the cons are three times lengthier than the pros!!

  57. If deer placenta is not proven or can be fatal for consumption why is there no actions taken by the relevant authorities until now?

    • Hey Prince,
      Authorities in US and UK has ceased a number of deer placenta schemes long ago, check out the CBS news video I added above. For Riway’s purtier placenta, they’re playing in the Asian market which is not as strict as the western countries which is why they can get away easy.

      For authorities to take action, we need proof that Riway’s purtier placenta is not as what they claim to be like in terms of the number of stem cells upon order. Stem cells are very sensitive so when they are processed, almost all of those cells would either be gone of would have died and remain as clots in our system which is a risk for those who are consuming them.

  58. Wow $415 to $2,692 does seem a bit pricey for such a product. Your list of cons is helpful and extensive. Honestly placenta consumption does not appeal to me whatsoever, and I generally like to steer clear of MLMs. The boxes look nice at least lol. I appreciate your review of Riway here as I will be steering clear. Your alternative in Wealthy Affiliate is an outstanding choice. 

  59. Ok, so I gave birth a couple of times, and I have to say the thought of ingesting placenta, even in the form of a capsule or whatever, is just gross to me.  I swear, these MLM companies will find anything to promote, they don’t really care what the heck it is ha ha.  Wow, I’m just sitting here reading this and thinking, “seriously?”  Anyway, from your review, I see a very long list of cons and a very short list of pros.  All I can say is yuck.

    • Right!! I thought I was the only one but seeing that we live in a world where people strive for perfection, things like this should be of no surprise.

  60. Thanks for the heads up review on the Riway company, the deer placenta company. When you mentioned it was an MLM, automatically I placed it in the do not proceed column for working with them in any way. I have not seen an MLM yet that makes a lot of sense to me. The business model is not sustainable for the long term and most people lose money or do not make any money if they become an associate or whatever they are calling people that sign up.

    The products themselves seem to be of questionable value, but perhaps that is just me. But the many red flags when it comes to their main product is of concern. They claim to have approval from an authorized agency but do not. They banter around high-profile names who have nothing to do with them. The owner claims to be a doctor, but it is not a clear – doctor of what?

    Between the red flags that I mentioned above and the many others that you have added, this is a company to stay away from. I could never recommend it to anyone. I think they will lose money and may even get into some legal trouble at some point with the questionable claims etc.

     

    • I was thinking of the same thing Dave,  couldn’t find it anywhere on what kind of doctor he is and when I was at their office, the people there try their best to make up stories that make Dr Lee look like an idol.

  61. Oh dear or should I say Oh Deer!

    It might sound odd but I do believe that there are a lot of nutrients in placenta – simply because it is very much something that a living being has been getting its nutrition from (essentially speaking).

    The main question – for humans?. I will definitely be cautious until more research has been done on the product.

    And despite not actually being a Pyramid scheme it does look like one in disguise due an obvious difficulty in selling the product that is (in my opinion) going to happen.

    I stick to affiliate marketing and mastering this skill and being responsible for my own income and not managing a team – because if my team don’t make sales Derek does n’t eat!.

    • Lol Deer! That’s why they incorporate the MLM part in them though, my guess is that they wanted to convince people to join rather than just buying the products since the difference is not that far apart. Agreed, Affiliate Marketing is the way to go!

  62. Hi Riaz! 

    My first impression of this company was nice with Dr. Lim Boom Hong as the head being a doctor and all but I did feel suspicious as he doesn’t seem to be sharing anything about products and health but he talks only about money instead. 

    After discovering all these red flags I’m not interested in joining Riway any more. I hate it when a company is constantly pushing you to make others join the platform instead of focusing on the core products itself. And that is specifically true of MLM. And Dr. Lim Boom Hong’s promoting ways seem shady as meh

  63. Thanks for sharing yet another review that exposes a scam platform hiding under MLM or Pyramid. 

    This is the type of platform that made MLM become insecure. I have read about a supplement called purtier placenta and what I got from the review something related to this. Thanks for creating this awareness which can be of help for those that are just hearing about it. A lot of them are in the market now looking for people to help them promote their sales. 

    Wealthy Affiliate is a good recommendation if we want to be an affiliate for a particular product or services, I’ve tried it myself and it’s very helpful in getting me started in deciding how to monetise my passion.

  64. Hahaha, I actually read about Riway and the deer placenta supplements the other day. I couldn’t believe it when people were actually joining up to promote a product that does not work whatsoever.

    Like you said they promote recruitment more than the supplement itself so it really does show that they do not care about the product, just about the people that might sign up to help them make money promising them that they will get rich with something that could actually be fatal to some people if they consume it.

    This program, Wealthy Affiliate you mention, Can anybody join no matter what their degree of expertise in this kind of online work?

    • Yes Matthew, anyone can Join WA as you don’t need any prior knowledge for that. 

      I think a lot of people still do join Riway because they were either pressured or manipulated into joining. The evidence is right there in front of them but still, many are still joining out of their own free will only to realise that they’ve just been duped.

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