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Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Dec. 11, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q/A  
Amendment Flag true  
Amendment Description This Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-Q/A to the Original 10-Q, or this Amendment, is being filed to disclose that PwC has completed its SAS 100 review of the unaudited interim financial information presented in the Original 10-Q. In addition, the Company has updated Note 2, Significant Accounting Policies, to reflect the engagement of PwC, the completion of the re-audits noted in the Explanatory Note to the 2012 10-K/A, and the completion of the SAS 100 review for the interim periods covered by this Amendment. As a result, the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto set forth in Part I, Item 1 of the Original 10-Q are hereby updated and superseded to reflect the foregoing. In connection with the filing of this Amendment and pursuant to SEC Exchange Act Rule 12b-15, the Company is filing as exhibits to this Amendment new certifications of the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer under Part II, Item 6 hereof in respect of the periods covered by the Amendment. In addition, the Company is filing as exhibit 101 to this Amendment the amended and restated financial statements and related notes formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) under Part II, Item 6 hereof to reflect the revisions to the Company’s financial statements described above.  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol HLF  
Entity Registrant Name HERBALIFE LTD.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001180262  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   101,010,427